All posts tagged: Events

Where To…Atlanta, Georgia

10.20.18 Back from London and now we are in Atlanta, Georgia. What can you do in Atlanta? Pretty much everything… Credit source: http://www.atlanta.net & City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs   Launched in 2011, the first exhibition of ELEVATE hosted 15 events and 40 performances over 66 days. Artwork filled vacant properties, street corners and plazas to showcase artwork ranging from 13 story murals to contemporary dance, video, installation, and poetry. Although public funding allocated through our percent for art program was the direct source for the artist commissions, additional funding to execute an exhibition of this caliber was provided through local Atlanta businesses. Donation of art space, hotel rooms, theatrical lighting, food, advertising, and cash support nearly doubled the exhibitions initial budget, demonstrating the immediate community support. This intensive cultural programming brought in 13,313 new visitors to downtown Atlanta. At the end of the program, downtown property owners and businesses adopted the bulk of the visual work commissioned through ELEVATE. The artwork has now been incorporated into the permanent downtown landscape. In addition …

Music Festivals for October 2018

10.2.18 Now time for music festivals, courtesy of Music Festival Wizard. Credit source: Music Festival Wizard CalJam 2018 ♦ San Bernardino, CA October 6, 2018   Joshua Tree Festival Fall 2018 ♦ Joshua Tree, CA October 4-7, 2018 A3C Hip Hop Festival 2018 ♦ Atlanta, GA October 3-7, 2018 Dirtybird Campout West Coast 2018 ♦ Waterford, CA October 5-7, 2018 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018 ♦ San Francisco, CA October 5-7, 2018 Treasure Island 2018 ♦ Oakland, CA October 13-14, 2018   Austin City Limits 2018 ♦ Austin, TX October 5-14, 2018   Hillberry 2018 ♦ Eureka Springs, AR October 11-14, 2018   Aftershock Festival 2018 ♦ Sacramento, CA October 13-14, 2018 Desert Daze 2018 ♦ Riverside, CA October 12-14, 2018   Demon Dayz Festival 2018 ♦ Los Angeles, CA October 20, 2018   Las Cruces Country Festival 2018 ♦ Las Cruces, New Mexico October 19-21, 2018 Lost Lake Festival 2018 ♦ Phoenix, AZ Cancelled   Escape Psycho Circus 2018 ♦ San Bernardino, CA October 26-27, 2018 Suwannee Hulaween 2018 ♦ Live Oak, FL October 26-28, 2018    Voodoo Experience 2018 ♦ New Orleans, LA October 26-28, 2018   Mala Luna Music Festival 2018 ♦ San Antonio, TX October 27-28, 2018 Freaky Deaky Texas 2018 ♦ Houston, TXOctober 27-28, 2018   Click on the burnt orange links above to get all the information. If you live near these areas …

Where To…London, England

9.22.18 We are now traveling across the pond over to London, England or the United Kingdom to see what activities to do, and there is a lot! Thanks to VistiLondon.com. Credit source: Visit London Top Shows in September: Eugenius! at The Other Palace Enter a world of comics and superheroes with cult musical Eugenius!. In this teen love story, a comic book fan tries to find the hero within himself. 1 Sep-7 Oct.   Heathers The Musical at the Theatre Royal Haymarket Heathers The Musical at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Image courtesy of Emma Holland PR. Don’t miss hit show Heathers The Musical, as it transfers to London’s West End following a successful run at The Other Palace. A cruel clique runs a high school until a new boy arrives and changes everything, in this show based on a cult 1980s film. 3 Sep-24 Nov.     Museums Tate Modern FREE A visit to London isn’t complete without a trip to Tate Modern. Britain’s national museum of modern and contemporary art from around the world is housed in the former …

Where To…Nashville, Tennessee

April 20 / 18 Friday, Friday, Friday! We all live for the weekends. No more @ The Event…from this day forth it’s Where To. Different title, but same formula. We go from city to city, country to country to get find great events and things to do. From Texas to Tennessee. Nashville that is. Over the past weekend, I visited the capital of this beautiful state. You can find all kinds of great things to do in Music City! Credit source: Visit Music City What can you do for art, music, and other events in Nashville? Plenty. I wanted to really explore the city a lot more, but I wasn’t able to because we didn’t have more time, but I’ll return again sometime next year. One place that one on my agenda was The Parthenon.   THE PARTHENON Located at Centennial the Parthenon is a full-scale replica of the Parthenon. Here is a small description from their brochure: The city of Nashville first undertook the construction of a full-scale replica of the Parthenon for the 1897 Tennessee Centennial …

@ The Event: Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

January 19 / 18 Friday, Friday, Friday! I’ve been busy getting this post put together. Instead of one city, I’m combining two. Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. Here are some great cultural activities you can do if you decided to visit these two neighboring cities. Credit source: Visit Dallas & Fort Worth.com Dallas ART & CULTURAL  Dallas Museum of Art DMA PRESENTS THE KEIR COLLECTION OF ISLAMIC ART GALLERY / JAN 19–APR 16 / Next: Tomorrow 10:00 am – 6:00 pm      Crow Collection of Asian Art SCULPTING NATURE: JADE FROM THE COLLECTION / JAN 19–MAR 10 / Next: Tomorrow 10:00 am – 9:00 pm   Nasher Sculpture Center SIGHTINGS: NAIRY BAGHRAMIAN / MAR 10–JUL 08 / Next: Mar 10 11:00 am – 5:00 pm   MUSIC EVENTS: Quill JAZZ JAM SESSION / Jan 25–DEC 24 / Next: Thu 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm   Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts & Corporate Presentations A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN / JAN 26 / Next: Jan 26 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm   Moody Performance Hall THE ROBERT E. & JEAN ANN TITUS ART SONG RECITAL SERIES AND THE DALLAS OPERA PRESENT: SOPRANO …

Wednz Scene: Upcoming Literature Events for 2018

December 13 / 17 Hello again…just one more thing. I’m in the midst of getting or finding information on upcoming literary events for 2018. Thanks to the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, here are several for the month of January. Credit source: Association of Writers & Writing Programs or AWP   Writing By Writers Wolf House Residency Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States DETAILS EMAIL: info@writingxwriters.org WEBSITE: www.writingxwriters.org Note: only WC&C members have a complete listing. Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts & Saltonstall Arts Colony Ithaca, New York, United States DETAILS MAY 14 – SEP 30, 2018 Residency APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 2, 2018 TUITION / COST: Saltonstall’s juried residencies are free of charge. SCHOLARSHIP: Available Small stipends are provided to offset travel costs and other personal expenses. CONTACT: Lesley Williamson PHONE:607-539-3146 EMAIL: artscolony@saltonstall.org WEBSITE: http://www.saltonstall.org Genres Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Children’s literature Location 435 Ellis Hollow Creek Road Ithaca New York, United States 14850     Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway Galloway, New Jersey, United States DETAILS JAN 12 – JAN 15, 2018 Retreat SCHOLARSHIP: Available Scholarships available for most of our programs. See website for …

@ The Event: San Antonio, TX

November 17 / 17 Ahhh….Friday! Friyay! My old stomping ground, my second home….San Antonio, Texas. I want to do something a bit different here. Next year San Antonio will celebrate their Tricentennial, 300 years….here a sampling of what activities you can attend during your time in the city. Credit source: visitsanantonio.com San Antonio will celebrate its 300th anniversary in 2018. The San Antonio Tricentennial Celebration is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will be commemorated with a year-long calendar of events, activities and innovative initiatives that will carry San Antonio into the next 300 years. Here are a few initiatives…. TriArt Grant Program The TriArt Program was created to inspire a diverse range of art throughout San Antonio that reflects local culture and history. Through these temporary and permanent projects, locals and visitors alike will experience a mixture of art in a variety of expressions that reflect the vibrant pulse of the community. The program provides grants between $1,000 and $20,000 to artists and art organizations. Public Art Public art is a major component of Tricentennial. With the Tri …

Wednz Scene: Book Festivals, Awards & Events for November 2017

October 25 / 17 Found a list of book festivals, conferences, and things. Courtesy of African American Literature Book Club, there are several events taking place in November…. Credit source: African American Literature Book Club (AALBC) Wisconsin Book Festival Thursday, November 2, 2017, to Sunday, November 5, 2017 – Madison, Wisconsin Texas Book Festival Saturday, November 4, 2017, to Sunday, November 5, 2017 – Austin, Texas Children’s Africana Book Awards Festival Saturday, November 4, 2017 – Washington, District of Columbia Kentucky Book Fair Friday, November 10, 2017, to Saturday, November 11, 2017 – Frankfort, Kentucky Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading Saturday, November 11, 2017 – St. Petersburg, Florida Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival Saturday, November 11, 2017 – Portland, Oregon National Book Awards Wednesday, November 15, 2017 – New York, New York Ake Arts and Book Festival Wednesday, November 15, 2017, to Sunday, November 19, 2017 – Abeokuta, Ogun, Nigeria Bluffton Book Festival Thursday, November 16, 2017, to Saturday, November 18, 2017 – Bluffton, South Carolina Miami Book Fair International Saturday, November 18, 2017, to Sunday, November 19, 2017 – Miami, Florida Mosaic Literary Conference …