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San Diego weekend arts events: Carolina Caycedo, ‘The Lion King,’ Tchaikovsky and more

San Diego weekend arts events: Carolina Caycedo, 'The Lion King,' Tchaikovsky and more

Carolina Caycedo: ‘Aesthetics of Commodity’

Visual art
The scope of artist Carolina Caycedo’s work is broad and often touches on environmental and social justice, with complicated sculptures, performance and installation works. The Los Angeles-based artist was born in London to Colombian parents, and has shown work around the globe.

The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) San Diego’s north campus will open an exhibition of Caycedo’s digital collages made from historical stocks and bonds.

The financial documents are from Puerto Rico, Virginia and Pennsylvania, and Caycedo’s works explore and reveal the origins of the term “bonds” in slavery, as bonds began as a way to further capitalize off the mortgaging of human slaves.

In a series of collages, the artist follows the origins and path of debt, oppression and capitalism. This regional artist exhibition opens on Saturday,

Details: On view Friday, Aug. 26 through Oct. 30. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. ICA San Diego: North, 1550 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas. Free.

‘The Lion King’

Theater, Music, Dance
Who among us hasn’t held out our cats, arms outstretched, as we surveyed our shared kingdoms? Broadway San Diego brings the touring production of Disney’s “The Lion King” to the Civic Theatre for the next two and a half weeks.


Courtesy of Deen van Meer

The Lionesses in the Broadway production of Disney’s “The Lion King” are shown performing in an undated photo.

The show is a six-time Tony Award winner, with a delightful Tim Rice/Elton John soundtrack, and the choreography and set design is vivid and impressive.

Details: On stage through Sept. 11, 2022. This weekend’s performances are 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown. $35.50+.

Tchaikovsky’s Symphonic Tales

Music, Literature
This concert is a special edition of the San Diego Symphony’s annual performance of Tchaikovsky. Due to the ongoing Russian war in Ukraine, the symphony has pulled the “1812 Overture” from the repertoire.

They will still perform Tchaikovsky, just not that particular piece, written as a celebration of Russian war victory.

“When you understand that this was commissioned to really showcase Russian imperialism and aggression and that it is the canons of war, it feels to us highly inappropriate to perform it this year under the certain circumstances — when this unprovoked war in Ukraine is literally decimating that country, and people are fighting for their lives. It did not seem that it is appropriate for us,” said San Diego Symphony CEO Martha Gilmer. KPBS spoke with Gilmer in early July when they announced the change.

Instead, they’ll add “The Tempest Fantasy Overture, Op. 18,” Tchaikovsky’s moody and pensive tone poem that was inspired by Shakespeare’s play. Also on the program are Tchaikovsky’s “Francesca da Rimini,” and selections from “Eugene Onegin, as well as Rimsky-Kosakov’s “Russian Easter Overture.”

The concert will also feature live narration of the classic literature that inspired these works, from San Diego-based actors Jesse Perez and Shana Wride.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2022. The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park, 222 Marina Park Way, downtown. $40-$90.

NextGen Performance: Gideon Sawyer and beck haberstroh

Visual art, Movement
Graduating artists from UC San Diego’s visual arts program have their work on view at ICA’s central Balboa Park campus, now through Sept. 4. This Saturday afternoon, two of the works will be “activated” with performance, movement and interactions with the pieces.

Gideon Sawyer’s work, his “skins,” are textile sculptures made from clothing, built to resemble bodies and limbs, though representing a sense of struggle and restriction. The performance speaks to the process of finding freedom from such restrictions.


Courtesy of ICA San Diego

“You took my impression without ever touching me” by beck haberstroh is shown in an undated photo.

Another work, “You took my impression without ever touching me” by beck haberstroh, is a massive, hanging, light-up textile work that features “impressions” of multiple faces. The work features a 15 minute performance.

Details: 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. ICA San Diego Central, 1439 El Prado, Balboa Park. Free.

‘Essential San Diego’

Visual art, Outdoors
Artist David White’s Park Social project will be installed at Kate Sessions Park in Pacific Beach on Saturday afternoon. “Essential San Diego” is a sculpture and virtual reality video installation that looks like a seemingly innocuous set of tourist overlook binoculars. Instead of the sweeping panoramas from Kate Sessions, viewers will see videos of essential workers doing the everyday tasks of their jobs in San Diego, and also expressing a series of emotions as they work. The piece feels like a commentary of what’s at the heart of this beautiful place, and a reminder that they’re human beings.

Details: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. Kate Sessions Park, 5115 Soledad Rd., Pacific Beach. Free.


Courtesy of Oolong Gallery

Artist Sam Keller is shown in an undated photo with a Cheetos-inspired sculpture.

‘Sunblock 5000’

Visual art
A new group exhibition opens at Oolong Gallery in Solana Beach on Sunday, featuring work by twelve artists, including Brian Lotti, Amelia Baxter, Sam Keller, Mauricio Muñoz, Taylor Chapin (who will also be featured as a solo regional artist at ICA San Diego next spring), Jerry Hsu and more.

The works explore the weirdness on the fringe of beachy and sun-drenched aesthetics, possibly best described by their promo video, an edited clip from “Robocop.” I hear there’s a pile of oversized Cheetos involved.

Details: Opening reception is noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28. On view through Oct. 9, 2022. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Oolong Gallery, 349 N Hwy 101, Solana Beach. Free.

For more arts events, to submit your own event, or to sign up for the weekly KPBS/Arts Newsletter, visit the KPBS/Arts calendar.

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Aunties Holding It Together exhibition at the Burrard Arts Foundation – GlobalNews Events

Aunties Holding It Together exhibition at the Burrard Arts Foundation - GlobalNews Events

BAF presents “Aunties Holding It Together,” by Michelle Sound, featuring new sculptural and photographic works from two ongoing series. The exhibition explores personal and familial narratives through a deep consideration of Indigenous artistic processes. Sound’s works contemplate cultural identities and histories, engaging traditional materials and concepts within a contemporary context. She stitches and adorns torn images, ripped to show the colonial violence that her family, and other Indigenous families, have experienced—residential school intergenerational trauma, loss of language, and displacement from traditional territories. Although these losses can never be fully healed, through practices such as drum making, caribou hair tufting, beadwork, embroidery and photography, Sound’s works highlight acts of care and joy rooted within family and community. A text by Billy-Ray Belcourt will be published to accompany the exhibition. When: • Exhibition: August 18th – October 22nd, 2022; • Opening reception: August 18th (6:00pm – 9:00pm PDT); • Gallery open Tuesday – Saturday 12:00pm-5:00pm About the Burrard Arts Foundation (BAF) Burrard Arts Foundation (BAF) is a registered Canadian charity driven by a deep belief that arts and culture have the power to measurably contribute to better cities and healthier communities. BAF envisions a future where cities develop, evolve, and thrive with arts and culture at their core.  Cities where creative practices bridge cultural divides, promote social cohesion and inspire people to open their minds to new perspectives. With this philosophy in mind, BAF produces programming that supports emerging artists and special projects that foster creativity in the public realm, with a mission to amplify creative culture in pursuit of collective inspiration.   The Burrard Arts Foundation’s programming is made possible by the generous support of the Chan Family Foundation and the City of Vancouver Cultural Grants Program.

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San Diego weekend arts events: sculpture, Paris, ‘116 Drawings’ and more

San Diego weekend arts events: sculpture, Paris, '116 Drawings' and more

Art Produce: AiR Open House and ‘116 Drawings of Ketanji Brown Jackson’

Visual art
Alexander Zimmerman, or Zim, recently received his MFA from SDSU with a series of livestreamed portraiture, primarily of significant figures in social justice and current events. In an exhibition at Art Produce, he further explored this relationship between the internet, activism and his mark-making style of artmaking and performance by gradually livestreaming the works in “116 Drawings of Ketanji Brown Jackson.” The finished effect is striking, with all 116 works filling the walls of the gallery, and it can also be viewed from the sidewalk along University Ave. in North Park, day or night. The exhibition closes on Saturday with a reception.

Details: Closing reception is 3-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022, coinciding with the Artist-in-Residence (AiR) Program open house, which runs from 6-8 p.m. Art Produce, 3139 University Ave., North Park. Free.

‘A Weekend in Paris’ at SummerFest

Music, Classical
This weekend’s La Jolla Music Society SummerFest delivers three days of Paris-themed concerts, each part of a historical romp through what made Paris the cultural hub we know it to be.

“Most of the pieces are from these two iconic periods in Paris, basically a span of 100 years from the mid-1800s to the mid-1900s. So the ‘La Belle Époque,’ which roughly translates as the beautiful period and then ‘Les Années Folles,’ the crazy years, which primarily focus on the 1920s in Paris and the ’30s,” said Inon Barnatan, music director for SummerFest. “We were going back in time and experiencing basically the years that made Paris what it is, the center of culture, where all the writers and composers and thinkers, everybody was in the same pot.”

Friday’s performance touches on the salons and masquerades in Paris, including works by Chopin, Debussy and Ravel — plus André Caplet’s “Conte Fantastique,” which pays homage to Edgar Allen Poe’s short story, “The Masque of the Red Death.”


Bain Collection / Library of Congress

Photo shows French composer Lili Boulanger (1893-1918), the first woman to win the Prix de Rome composition prize.

Saturday focuses on the conservatory, Le Conservatoire de Paris — including “Nocturne,” by a young, female prodigy Lili Boulanger. “She was one of the brightest stars to come out of the conservatory,” Barnatan said.

Sunday afternoon’s concert studies the ways Parisian composers borrowed styles from around the world, with works by Saint-Saëns, Ravel, Couperin and more.

Bonus: There is a free, open rehearsal at 2 p.m. on Friday. Cellist Efe Baltacigil, pianist Inon Barnatan, violinist Liza Ferschtman and violist Yura Lee will rehearse Fauré’s “Piano Quartet No. 1 in C Minor” — which will be performed during Saturday night’s concert — followed by a Q&A session. Drop-in, no reservation required.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5-7, 2022. Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad, 7600 Fay Ave., La Jolla. $48-$98.

New Sculpture: Adam Belt, Christopher Puzio, Chris Thorson

Visual art
Quint Gallery in La Jolla opens an exhibition of new sculptures from three artists: Adam Belt, Christopher Puzio and Chris Thorson. All three sculptors’ work is distinctly wonderful, but don’t miss Thorson’s misleadingly humble collection of everyday consumer toiletries transformed into cast bronze sculptures — recognizable shapes of protective things like Neosporin tubes or sunscreen bottles that are actually only recognizable due to the vessel, not the actual substance.


Courtesy of Quint Gallery

Sculptural work by artist Chris Thorson will be on view at Quint Gallery beginning Aug. 6, 2022.

While you’re there in Quint’s 7655 Girard gallery, check out Dana Van Horn’s “Caught” at the tiny The Museum Of ___ space tucked in the back. Van Horn’s grid-like arrangement of 441 monochromatic mugshot watercolors represents the artist’s evening ritual: paint one mugshot each evening.

Details: On view Aug. 6 through Sept. 17, 2022. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Quint Gallery, 7655 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Free.

‘Blue Period’

Local playwright Charles Borkhuis’ new play, “Blue Period,” which chronicles the life of Picasso, closes this weekend at Chula Vista’s OnStage Playhouse. The story chronicles a period in Pablo Picasso’s life when he and his close friend Carles Casagemas left Spain for Paris — leading up to the tragic events in their friendship that launched Picasso’s famed “Blue Period.”

Details: Remaining performances are 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4-7, 2022. OnStage Playhouse, 291 Third Ave., Chula Vista. $22-$25.

More theater: You can learn a bit more about The Old Globe’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” check out Beth Accomando’s interview with director Patricia McGregor here and our playlist listening session with castmember Miki Vale — who has original Shakespearean rap in the production. This weekend’s performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Runs through Sept. 4.

‘Pollinators and Jazz’

Music, Jazz. Food
Enjoy dinner and drinks in the charming outdoor garden at MAKE Projects in North Park and learn about the impact of pollinators on your food — plus a live jazz performance from the Young Lions Jazz Conservatory, under the direction of Rob Thorsen.

MAKE Projects is an urban farm and restaurant that provides employment and experience for low-income women and youth from refugee and immigrant communities. If you’ve driven along 30th St. just south of University, you may have noticed the flourishing food garden in the lot adjacent to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Proceeds from the tickets will directly support the non-profit’s work.

Details: 5-7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. MAKE Projects, 3725 30th St., North Park. $15 for youth, $50 for adults.


Richard Ybarra

Photography by Richard Ybarra is featured in a new exhibition at BFree Studio, through Aug. 15, 2022.

Richard Ybarra: ‘Lights, Nights: Neon’

Visual art, Photography
Photographer Richard Ybarra has been capturing neon signage for four decades, and his new exhibition at La Jolla’s BFree Studio is a love letter to the art form’s impact on the nighttime landscape. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., but this weekend you have two chances to check it out in the evening: the First Friday La Jolla ArtWalk, and Saturday’s opening reception.

BFree Studio opened their La Jolla gallery space almost a year ago, in August 2021.

Details: La Jolla’s First Friday Art Walk is 4-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5; the opening reception is 5-7 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 6. On view through Aug. 15, 2022. BFree Studio, 7857 Girard Ave., La Jolla). Free.

More visual art: ArtWalk returns to Liberty Station this weekend, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

For more arts events, to submit your own or to sign up for my weekly KPBS/Arts newsletter, check out the KPBS/Arts Calendar.

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Creative team announces free arts events

Creative team announces free arts events

A TWO-MONTH programme of free arts activity is being launched by the government as the first initiative of the new Creative Island Partnership.

The Creative Spaces listings will go on line next week but the draft programme includes films to be screened in the Howard Davis Park, talks in the Jersey Library, live music on the Waterfront and at the Weighbridge, and a lunchtime classical concert at the Town Church.

Economic Development Minister Kirsten Morel heralded the announcement as ‘a post-pandemic investment both in Jersey’s arts and music sector, and in Islanders’ wellbeing’, adding that it would spark the public’s imagination about the spaces we inhabit and how art can help bring them to life.

‘Creative Spaces is about pushing boundaries and showing that art and artists belong everywhere,’ Deputy Morel said. ‘It has the core principles of being free, open and accessible to all; being experimental and innovative; and empowering artists to make use of the space however they feel best expresses their talents and abilities. This is an exciting trial which we hope to see develop, with additional public spaces and more artists and genres in future years.’

The Creative Island Partnership was established following a recommendation in the recent arts strategy and is described as ‘an interdisciplinary arts network for the exchange of knowledge, generation of ideas, and where those involved in the arts community could have direct engagement with government’.

It has helped direct new government funding into a series of workstreams arising from themes identified in the arts strategy, the top priority being given to creative spaces – ‘interesting, underutilised and/or neglected spaces in Jersey that could be used as space for artistic performance, rehearsal, exhibition, studios, installations, and/or makerspace’.

Deputy Morel described the programme as ‘a fantastic first step’ which illustrated the future working relationship between the government and the arts sector, and how the two could come together to help shape the delivery of the arts in Jersey.

‘The government has committed to spending 1% of Jersey’s annual budget on arts, culture and heritage, and we want greater engagement with arts, and the positive benefits that involvement brings. I would encourage anyone who is interested in joining the Creative Island Partnership and contributing their ideas and voice to the future,’ he said.

A spokesperson said they aimed to publish the programme online next week at and that it would be updated on a rolling basis.

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Free and low-cost arts events to attend this summer

Free and low-cost arts events to attend this summer
These events won’t break the bank (Picture: Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave/Transported Art/@wallflowerbrixton)

The cost of living crisis doesn’t have to cancel your summer.

Across the country, there are free and low-cost events to enjoy – from live music to practical classes.

The Arts Council has shared some of the best options coming up this month and next with

And with a mix of orchestras, children’s activities, art galleries and more, there’s bound to be something for everyone to enjoy without breaking the bank.

Anthem Anthem Revolution

Sport meets music (Picture: Anthem Anthem Revolution)

From 24 July

Part of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, Anthem Anthem Revolution is an interactive sport and music event taking place in July that will see children and young people battle a table tennis robot to create a new song.

Each time a participant successfully returns the ball, a new musical element will be added until the song is complete.

Find out more here.

Brixton Chamber Orchestra

Get musical (Picture: @wallflowerbrixton)

22 – 31 July. Free.

Brixton Chamber Orchestra’s 22-piece orchestra will be playing a mixture of music, from grime and classical to disco and swing (and everything in between) – all for free at housing estates across the London Borough of Lambeth.

BCO is supported through the Arts Council’s National Lottery Project Grants programme.

Find out more here.

Creative People and Places Hounslow

Want to get creative? (Picture: What You Do Not See)

Various dates. Various prices, including free and £2 events.

Guests can enjoy a mix of classes on offer here, including creative collage workshops, bracelet crafting and pom-pom making sessions.

For those who want to admire rather than make, there are exhibitions on too.

Find out more here.

Liberty Festival

Artists challenge how culture can be performed and experienced by all audiences (Picture: Scallywag Fox)

22 July – 24 July. Free.

This three-day festival of groundbreaking creative experiences and works by D/deaf, disabled and neurodiverse artists, is presented by the Mayor of London.

Head to Lewisham in south east London for this one.

Find out more here.

Woodcarving workshop

Carpentry is on the agenda here (Picture: Transported Art)

23 July. Free.

Head to Sutton Bridge for a session with respected carver Peter Tree to celebrate the area’s unique characteristics.

Find out more here.

Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave

Fun for the whole family (Picture: Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave)

24 July

For those not clued-up, this is a day-long family rave at the Horniman Museum Gardens.

There will be famed London DJs and – alongside the music and dancing – food, bars, craft activities, storytelling, bubbles, balloons, playdough and foam.

Find out more here.

Birmingham 2022 Festival

Creativity at every corner (Picture: Birmingham Festival)

Various dates.

Expect a series of free and low cost arts events – including public art installations, African drummers and children’s poetry – at Birmingham 2022 Festival.

This coincides with the 2022 Commonwealth Games, and is supported by Arts Council England.

Find out more here.

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Potential locations chosen for Panama City Performing Arts and Events Center

Potential locations chosen for Panama City Performing Arts and Events Center

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – The City of Panama City held a public workshop Thursday to discuss potential locations for a new performing arts and events center.

The project is set to replace the original Marina Civic Center which was destroyed in Hurricane Michael. Locals packed the Panama City Center for the Arts Thursday evening to meet with city leaders and provide input on their ideal location for the events center. The city’s project team spoke about the process of selecting a location and discussed the factors that went into the decision. These included financial factors, technical factors such as noise and zoning, and project requirements such as open space and sustainability.

Ultimately, the team has narrowed it down to just a handful of locations.

“Of the 13 sites they now have narrowed it down to two sites. One being at the Panama City Marina, in the vicinity of where the current civic center is after we tear that down. And then the other one would be the parcel immediately behind the city hall,” Panama City Manager Mark McQueen said.

City officials stressed the importance of community involvement in this project. An extensive question and answer session took place, in which a handful of attendees expressed concerns with the potential size and location of the new project. Some argued that a venue of this scale would be better suited for a location outside of the city, where things like traffic would be less of an issue. Others believed the proposed locations were necessary to sustain the tourism industry downtown.

”From a logistics standpoint, if we built a new performing arts and events center out of downtown, we would have a repeat of when the mall was built in the seventies and we would have a vacuum sucking the business and the life out of downtown and we would be squishing the efforts that have been made out of the last five or ten years to revitalize the area,” Panama City Resident Ethan Brown said.

Officials hope to make a final decision on the location in August. They will then enter phase 2 of the process which includes selecting a company to design the new performing arts and events center. Then, construction will begin. If things go smoothly, McQueen said the entire process should take around four and a half years.

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ACE Report: Arts, Culture and Entertainment events for the week of July 11-17

ACE Report: Arts, Culture and Entertainment events for the week of July 11-17

LANSING, Mich. — Here’s a look at a few ACE, Arts, Culture and Entertainment, events for the week of July 11 through July 17.

EVENT: Play in the Park with Joel Tacey    
DATE: Tuesday, July 12
LOCATION: Valley Court Park, East Lansing

EVENT: Meridian Parks and Rec Free Summer Concert Series
DATE: Wednesday, July 13
LOCATION: Meridian Farmers Market, Okemos

EVENT: Sea Cruisers perform                       
DATE: Wednesday, July 13
LOCATION: Turner-Dodge House, Lansing

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Sea Cruisers

Sea Cruisers Band

EVENT: DAM JAM Music Festival
DATE: Thursday, July 14 through Saturday, July 16
LOCATION: Brenke Fish Ladder, Old Town Lansing

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Lansing 5:01

Dam Jam Music Festival

EVENT: Ionia County Free Fair
DATE: Friday, July 15
LOCATION: Ionia Fair Grounds, Ionia

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Ionia Free Fair

Ionia Free Fair

EVENT: Porkapalooza BBQ Cook-off
DATE: Saturday, July 16
LOCATION: 503 Brass Rail Bar, Jackson


Porkapalooza 2022

Porkapalooza 2022

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FABnyc’s “Open Arts” and Free Outdoor Events Continue All Summer

FABnyc’s “Open Arts” and Free Outdoor Events Continue All Summer

FABnyc is programming more free outdoor events all summer long. Their neighborhood activities in July include:

Arts on Avenue B
2 – 5pm Saturdays
Avenue B between 8th and 9th Streets

East 4th Street Open Street 
5 – 7pm Thursdays
East 4th between Bowery and Second Ave

Family Art Workshops
12 – 2pm Saturdays
Rivington Street Playground in Sara D Roosevelt Park

+ pop up events at M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden, Pier 35, and other LES sites

This Saturday, July 16 on Avenue B, from 1-5pm features a Lower East Side Community Culture Day, featuring local artists, paper quilt making, poetry and spoken word, tarot readings, LES Photo Exhibition, line dancing class, salsa class, activities from Tom Manco Studios, Swiss Institute, Chinese Hawaiian Kenpo Academy, Loisaida Inc., and more!  Curated by members of FAB’s Lower East Side Community Culture Council.

*Add your Lower East Side events to our new calendar HERE.

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17 fun and festive events in Greeley, Windsor, Loveland and around NoCo taking place the first week of July

17 fun and festive events in Greeley, Windsor, Loveland and around NoCo taking place the first week of July

Get ready to fire up your grill and watch some fireworks as we head into the Independence Day holiday.

This week’s Go+Do list of events includes local fireworks shows and parades, an music and arts festival in Longmont, Night on the Town in Loveland and more.

Do you have an event coming up that you think would be a perfect addition to the weekly Go+Do list? Send the date, time, a description of the event and other pertinent information to Tamara Markard at for consideration.

Saturday, July 2

1. The Independence Day Community Celebration hosted by the city of Fort Collins is set for 7:30 a.m. at City Park, 1500 W. Mulberry St. with a 5K run/walk, golf tournament, parade, free trolley rides and more. The free event is open to all ages. For more information, go to

2. Join High Country Harley-Davidson for an All American Blast from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3761 Monarch St. in Frederick. The free event will feature a food truck, cold drinks, music and a contest for the most patriotic bike. All ages are welcome to attend. For more information, contact the dealership at (303) 833-6777.

3. Exercise your singing chops at Open Mic Night at 7 p.m. at Rule105 Brewing, 4731 W. 10th St., Unit G. Hosted by Don Graham, adults ages 21 and older are invited to perform for customers. Not a singer? Then relax with a beer and enjoy the entertainment. Admission is free. For more information, contact Rule105 Brewing at (970) 301-4575.

4. Guerrilla Radio, a Rage Against the Machine tribute band, and Sabotage, a Beastie Boys tribute band, will be performing at 6 p.m. at Spirits Music Hall, 1 N. Parish Ave., Johnstown. Both groups will be playing fan favorites and top singles from both bands. The show is open to adults age 21 and older. Tickets are $15 per person. For more information, go to

Sunday, July 3

5. Indie rock band, Wildermiss, are scheduled to perform at 6 p.m. at Washington’s FoCo, 132 Laporte Ave. The band is comprised of Emma Cole on vocals and synth bass, Joshua Hester on guitar and Caleb Thoemke on drums. All ages welcome to attend. Tickets are $18 per person for general admission. For more information, go to

Monday, July 4

Happy Independence Day from the Greeley Tribune!

6. The Greeley Stampede Independence Day Parade will step off at 9 a.m. at 10th Avenue and 19th Street by the University of Northern Colorado and make its way toward Lincoln Park. The parade will feature a variety of marching bands, floats, equine entries and more. The parade is one of the most popular community traditions so you’ll want to get out early to find your spot. For more information, go to

7. The annual Greeley Stampede fireworks show is scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. with amazing professional fireworks lighting up the sky of Weld County. This year Stampede organizers have a little something extra planned in celebration of the event’s 100th occurrence. People of all ages can watch the fireworks show from inside the Greeley Stampede grounds or surrounding areas. For more information on the Greeley Stampede fireworks show, go to

8. Head on over to Loveland for the July 4th Festival at 3 p.m. at North Lake Park, 2750 N. Taft Ave. The event will feature a kids’ zone, vendors, food and drinks, live music, a cornhole tournament and more. Fireworks are scheduled to launch at 9:15 p.m. Admission is free and all ages are invited to attend. For more information, go to

9. Celebrate Independence Day at Boardwalk Park with live music from the 101st Army Band and fireworks. The concert begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by the fireworks show at 9:20 p.m. All ages are welcome to attend the free event. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and coolers for a fun evening under the stars and overlooking the lake. For more information, go to

10. The Estes Park 4th of July Celebration kicks off with the Steam-to-Electric Coolest Car Show beginning at 9 a.m. at the Estes Park Events Complex, 1125 Rooftop Way with over 100 vehicles. At 7 p.m. the Estes Village Band will be performing for free at the Performance Park Amphitheater, 435 W. Elkhorn Ave. Fireworks over Lake Estes begin at 9:30 p.m. For more information, go to

Tuesday, July 5

11. Concert Under the Stars: Denver Brass is scheduled to take place at 8 p.m. at the UNC Garden Theatre between 10th Avenue and S. 8th Avenue in Greeley. The free concert will feature the one-of-a-kind brass chamber ensemble comprised of 14 professional musicians from around Colorado. The concert is open to all ages. For more information, go to

Friday, July 8

12. The Windsor Family Campout is scheduled for 3 p.m. at Boardwalk Park, 100 N. 5th St. The fun family event invites adults, teens and children to bring out a tent, sleeping bags and other camping gear for an evening of fishing, paddle boats, campfires, movie and more. The cost to attend is $12 per person and registration is required. For more information, or to register, go to

13. The 16th annual Loveland Loves BBQ, Bands and Brews will take place at 4 p.m. at 700 Railroad Ave. with five bands, over 10 beer vendors, food vendors and more. Admission is free and proceeds from the event benefit local charities such as the Boys and Girls Clubs of Larimer County, House of Neighborly Services and Loveland Sertoma. All ages are welcome to attend. For more information, go to

14. Country western artist Kimmi Bitter will be performing at 9 p.m. at Stella’s Pinball Arcade and Lounge, 802 9th St. The San Diego native blends traditional country and soul with her own West Coast take. Adults age 18 and older are welcome to attend. Tickets are $15 per person for general admission and reserved tables range from $40 to $120. For more information, go to

15. Night on the Town is set to take place at 5 p.m.  along 4th Street in downtown Loveland. Local retail shops, restaurants, bars and more will be hosting sales as well as providing live music, snacks and specials. All ages are welcome to attend the free event. For more information, go to

16. The town of Severance is hosting its second concert in the Summer Concert Series at 5:30 p.m. at Community Park, 100 Waterfowl Way with a performance by Frank Ray. Attendees can also enjoy food, raffles, vendors and more. The concert is free and open to all ages. For more information, go to

17. Rhythm on the River Music and Arts Festival kicks off at 5 p.m. at Rogers Grove Park, 220 Hover Road, Longmont. The festival will feature live music, mobile arcade and glow games, an outdoor adventure land, local vendors and more. All ages are welcome to attend the free event. For more information, go to

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60 Vancouver arts events in July

60 Vancouver arts events in July

THE IMITATION GAME: VISUAL CULTURE IN THE AGE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Exhibition surveys the extraordinary uses (and abuses) of AI in the production of modern and contemporary visual culture around the world. To Oct 23Vancouver Art Gallery.

KINKY BOOTS Tony Award–winning musical that celebrates compassion and acceptance. To Jul 31Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage. From $43.

XICANX: DREAMERS + CHANGEMAKERS / SOÑADORES + CREADORES DEL CAMBIO Exhibition showcases, for the first time in Canada, the rich traditions of 33 Xicanx artists. To Jan 1Museum of Anthropology at UBC.

BEADED NOSTALGIA Exhibition exploring the use of contemporary beadwork as a way of honouring the past. To Oct 23Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art.

GHOSTS OF THE MACHINE An exhibition about humans, technology, and ecology, curated by Elliott Ramsey. To Aug 14, Polygon Gallery. By donation.

YEOMANS TRILOGY: ENDURING SPIRITS EXHIBITION Multi-media collection of works by Haida artist Don Yeomans, wife Trace (Haida + Ukrainian), and their son Kyran. To Jul 15Coastal Peoples Gallery. Free.

WE WERE SO FAR AWAY: THE INUIT EXPERIENCE OF RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS Travelling exhibition uses first-person narratives and archival images to tell stories of the Inuit residential school experience. To Nov 27Vancouver Maritime Museum. $13.50 adult/$11 senior.

TAPESTRY OF CHANGE: INUIT ART IN CONTEXT An exhibition of Inuit textiles, prints, and flat artwork from the collections. To Oct 2Vancouver Maritime Museum. $13.50 adults/$11 seniors.

COMMON GROUND EXHIBITION Artists Sara-Jeanne Bourget, Robin Gleason, and Mark Johnsen explore the built-up boundary between body and earth in the urban environment. To Jul 30Cityscape Community Art Space. Free.

THEATRESPORTS Two teams of improv comedians compete for the laughs and support of audience judges. To Aug 27The Improv Centre. $24.50-$31.50.

UNINVITED: CANADIAN WOMEN ARTISTS IN THE MODERN MOMENT Major exhibition gathering more than 200 works of art by a generation of painters, photographers, weavers, bead workers, and sculptors. To Jan 8Vancouver Art Gallery.

TRUE TO PLACE: STÍMETSTEXW TEL XÉLTEL Exhibition curated by artist and muralist Xémontalót Carrielynn Victor (Stó:lō) examines the artistic practice of 10 Northwest Coast Indigenous artists. To Mar 19Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art.

LOVE YOUR MOTHER: JENNIE THWING Jennie Thwing uses animation, sculpture and installation to create imaginary narratives that reference the confusing world we live in. To Jul 21Port Moody Arts Centre. Free.

START SOMEWHERE ELSE: WORKS FROM THE COLLECTION Collection exhibition centring around Krista Belle Stewart‘s video installation Seraphine, Seraphine also includes works by Rebecca Belmore, Brian Jungen, and Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun. To Aug 14Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery.

QUEER ARTS FESTIVAL 2022: HAUNTINGS Three weeks of dynamic performance, music, theatre and literary events. To Jul 8various Vancouver venues. Free-$30, festival passes $69.

SUMMER GROUP EXHIBITION Paintings, photography, and limited editions by local and international artists. To Jul 15, 10 am–5 pm, Lipont Gallery. Free.

AROUND US Photography by Olga Abeleva, Rebecca Bair, Dennis Ha, Shizen Jambor, Jake Kimble, Katie Kozak, Sylvain Sailly, and Gloria Wong. To Aug 6, 12 pm–5 am, Burrard Arts Foundation (BAF). Free.

ANYTHING GOES Tony Award-winning musical featuring many of Cole Porter‘s most famous songs. To Jul 10, 7:30-10 pm, Surrey Arts Centre. $25-34.

Theatre Under the Stars presents We Will Rock You at Malkin Bowl.

THEATRE UNDER THE STARS TUTS presents performances of the musicals Something Rotten! and We Will Rock You, running alternate evenings. Jul 2–Aug 27Malkin Bowl.

ARTS UMBRELLA SUMMER SESSION Summer programs in art, design, dance, theatre, music, and film for young people aged three to 19. Jul 4–Aug 26Arts Umbrella.

WEST COAST MODERN WEEK A celebration of West Coast Modernism, a distinct architectural style with deep roots in West Vancouver. Jul 5-10, 6-8 pm, West Vancouver Museum. $0-$150.

STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI IN CONCERT The Vancouver Symphony performs the epic score live with the film. Jul 6, 7, 7:30 pm, Orpheum Theatre. Various.

34TH ANNUAL DANCING ON THE EDGE FESTIVAL World premieres, North American and Western Canadian debuts, and works-in-progress from contemporary choreographers. Jul 7-16Firehall Arts Centre. $15 to $30.

POLAR OPPOSITES Burnaby Summer Theatre presents a theatre production for young audiences. Jul 7–Aug 25, 12:30 pm, Burnaby Arts Council Deer Lake Gallery. By donation.

KILL THE RIPPER A darkly comic female-led Victorian era revenge-fantasy set during Jack the Ripper’s infamous 1888 murder spree. Jul 7-16, 8-10 pm, Rio Theatre. $25.

BENEFIT CONCERT FOR UKRAINE Classical, choral, and jazz music by Melanie Adams, the Heistek/Plato Duo, Donella & Stephen Robb, Stephen Smith, and Sarah Westwick, with proceeds to Doctors Without Borders. Jul 8, 7:30 pm, Christ Church Cathedral. $10 minimum donation.

SPIRIT OF INDIA Shiamak Vancouver presents a celebration of India through music and dance. Jul 8, 7:30 pm, Bell Performing Arts Centre.

THE PRINCESS BRIDE IN CONCERT The Vancouver Symphony performs the score live-to-picture. Jul 8, 9, 7:30 pm, Orpheum Theatre. Various.

CEDAR BRACELET WEAVING WORKSHOP AT KHATSAHLANO Join Rita Kompst for an in-person workshop on traditional Coast Salish cedar weaving. Jul 9, 11 am–12 pm, 1-2 pm, West 4th Avenue. $50 for non-members.

CARNAVAL DEL SOL 2022 Live music, food, arts, and culture. Jul 9-10, 12-10 pm, Jonathan Rogers Park. $11.04-$16.27.

MOZAICO FLAMENCO PRESENTS RUMBA RUMBLE Bailaora Kasandra “La China” and Irish tapper Joel Hanna perform in a footwork showdown. Jul 10, 7:30-9:30 pm, Anne MacDonald Studio. $20-25.

BENDELACREME Global drag icon blends burlesque, comedy, and original music. Jul 13Vogue Theatre. $55.

HARRY POTTER & THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2 IN CONCERT The Vancouver Symphony performs Alexandre Desplat’s epic score live-to-picture. Jul 13-15, 7:30 pm, Orpheum Theatre. Various.

MAINALLEY POP UP GALLERY PROJECT ReVision (the art of recycling group) and the Sculpture Society of BC present an exhibition highlighting climate disaster. Jul 14–Aug 31MAINalley. Free.

GLINT The Dance Centre presents new works by Erika Mitsuhashi, Francesca Frewer, and Alexa Mardon as part of the Dancing on the Edge Festival. Jul 14-16, 5-10 pm, Scotiabank Dance Centre. $15~$35.

VANCOUVER METROPOLITAN ORCHESTRA The Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra performs classics and popular works at a free concert. Jul 14, 7-9:30 pm, Jack Poole Plaza. Free.

VANCOUVER STORY SLAM Ten storytellers share original short stories. Jul 14, 8 pm, Hero’s Welcome Pub. $6.

Guitar great Robben Ford is among the performers at the Vancouver Folk Fest.

45TH ANNUAL VANCOUVER FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL Community-based celebration of folk and roots music features artists from Korea, Chile, Mexico, Taiwan, India, Finland, the USA, and Canada. Jul 15-17, 3-11 pm, Jericho Beach Park. $46.97-$221.58.

TD VANCOUVER CHINATOWN FESTIVAL Free, family-friendly event features a variety of multicultural food vendors and performers. Jul 16-17Vancouver Chinatown Festival .

ROBIN HOOD Lakeside Players present a lighthearted adaptation of the Robin Hood tales. Jul 16-23Presentation House Theatre. $22/$18/$15.

SURREY LATIN FESTIVAL Event includes a tribute to Frida Khalo, live music, Mexican and Latin food, activities for children, and salsa classes. Jul 16-17, 11 am, Surrey Civic Plaza .

VANCOUVER CLASSICAL GUITAR FESTIVAL Classical guitarists and music lovers immerse themselves in a week of concerts, masterclasses, and workshops. Jul 16-21, 2 pm, Vancouver Academy of Music. From $30.

THE VSO AT DEER LAKE The Vancouver Symphony performs a free, open-air concert in Burnaby. Jul 16, 7 pm, Deer Lake Park. Free.

FORT LANGLEY JAZZ & ARTS FESTIVAL Festival features 60 bands on eight indoor and outdoor stages, plus visual art and kids’ entertainment. Jul 21-24Fort Langley National Historic Site of Canada.

SAL VULCANO American improvisational and standup comedian and actor. Jul 22Vogue Theatre.

DANCE DANCE DANCE Free outdoor Latin dance classes on Friday nights. Jul 22–Aug 12, 6:30-9:30 pm, Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza. Free.

MUSIC IN THE SQUARE WITH SANGRE MORENA Latin and flamenco duo Sangre Morena performs in Heritage Square. Jul 22, 7-8 pm, Mackin Heritage Home and Toy Museum. Free.

Shirley Ghome performs at the Biltmore Cabaret.

SHIRLEY GNOME Comedy Here Often? presents cabaret-comedy musician performing satirical country/rock/folk songs. Jul 22, 8-9:30 pm, Biltmore Cabaret. $15 (plus service fees).

CREATE! ARTS FESTIVAL The Eastside Arts Society presents a multi-disciplinary and interactive art-making event. Jul 23-24, 10 am, Eastside Arts Society.

RONDEAU Fundraiser for Early Music Vancouver features emcee Bill Richardson, poet Fiona Tinwei Lam, and musicians David Greenberg, David McGuinness, and Lucas Harris. Jul 26Sage Bistro. $225.

EBB AND FLOW Opening concert of the 2022 Vancouver Bach Festival is a musical celebration of water, featuring the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Vancouver poet Fiona T. Lam, and artists-in-residence David McGuinness and David Greenberg. Jul 27, 7:30 pm, The Chan Centre. Earlybird $22.50-$60.

MADE IN ITALY The Arts Club‘s musical coming-of-age story about a second-generation Italian teen struggling to find his place in Jasper, Alberta, is back by popular demand. Jul 28–Aug 21Granville Island Stage. From $39.

A CURIOUS COLLECTION OF TUNES This Vancouver Bach Festival event explores the repertoire of Scottish tunes and their relationship with other traditions. Jul 28, 1 pm, Christ Church Cathedral. $15-$30.

HIGH PHRASE LIVE The High Phrase Podcast hosts a night of live music and standup comedy. Jul 28, 7-10 pm, Levels Nightclub. $20.

RESOUNDING HILDEGARD: ECHOES OF THE ABBESS IN PRESENT DAY Ensemble Arkora explores the connections between past and present with a project of new works by Canadian composers and ancient masterworks. Jul 28, 7:30 pm, Christ Church Cathedral. $18-$75.

THE LAST ROSE OF SUMMER Ensemble Arkora explores the connections between past and present with a project of new works by Canadian composers and ancient masterworks. Jul 29, 1 pm, Christ Church Cathedral. $15-$30.

LES NATIONS Vancouver Bach Festival concert featuring Contrasto Armonico led by Marco Vitale. Jul 29, 7:30 pm, Christ Church Cathedral. $18-$75.

VANCOUVER STREET DANCE FESTIVAL 2022 (10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY) Free all-day family-friendly outdoor festival features dance battles, performances, workshops, and live DJ and band music. Jul 30, 11 am–8 pm, Robson Square. Free.

ONE NIGHT STAND-UP | VANCOUVER PRIDE FESTIVAL Showcase of Vancouver queer comedians as part of the Vancouver Pride Festival. Jul 30, 8-9:30 pm, Ocean Art Works. Earlybird $20/regular $25.

THE NEXT GENERATION: BAROQUE INNOVATIONS A baroque concert presented by Early Music Vancouver in the historic parlour of Roedde House Museum. Jul 31, 11 am–12 pm, Roedde House Museum. $35.