All posts tagged: Where To

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 …

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…Nowhere

8. 25. 18 Hello again…this month we’re not going anywhere. I’m too busy exploring what my city has to offer. You should do the same. Find out what your city has to offer in art, music, films…where I’m from, downtown has a lot to offer in live music, the university’s museum is located in that area, along with a center for performing arts. Music festivals could be happening near or in your city, go ahead and see what artists are playing. The city we live in has lots of great activities to do, we just have to find it. So go see that arthouse film you’ve heard about or see an indie playing in a venue in town, browse around an art museum to appreciate good art, or a night out seeing a play. Enjoy your weekend, be blessed.   Image source: rivercenter.org

Where To…Albuquerque, New Mexico

6. 21. 18 Hello and Good Morning where I am. It’s the weekend and I’m pretty happy about it. I’ve never been to Albuquerque New Mexico, but I would love to go. Lots of things to do there… Credit source: Visit Albuquerque   Museums INDIAN PUEBLO CULTURAL CENTER   2401 12th St. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87104 Phone: (505) 843-7270 Toll-free: (866) 855-7902 Visit Website Make this your first stop to discover Pueblo Indian culture. Enjoy our renowned collection of Pueblo pottery and art, see traditional Native American dances honoring Mother Earth and meet artists selling their handcrafted works. Traveling with a group? Try your hand at pottery-making or gourd painting on one of our in-depth tours. Browse original works of pottery, turquoise jewelry and art at Shumakolowa Gifts, and taste our award-winning Tewa Taco and fresh baked Pueblo oven bread at Pueblo Harvest Café. Located just minutes from Old Town Albuquerque, the IPCC is a vibrant place for people of all cultures to share, learn and discover.       THEATER POPEJOY HALL 203 Cornell Dr. N.E., …

Where To…Chicago

6. 23. 18 Hello Saturday…Hello Chicago! Soooo many things to do. Where do I begin? Here are some great places that you might like to visit while you’re in the Windy City… Credit source: http://www.choosechicago.com   ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO 111 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60603 (312) 443-3600 The Art Institute of Chicago is home to the greatest collection of Impressionist paintings outside of Paris, including works by Monet, Renoir, Seurat, and Van Gogh. Explore the Renzo Piano¬–designed Modern Wing and its extraordinary collection of works by Chagall, Dalí, Matisse, Picasso, and Pollock, and visit the Ryan Learning Center, a free space offering programs and art-making activities for the whole family. With a wide variety of special exhibitions, daily gallery tours, performance programs, and more, the Art Institute has something for everyone! Hours: The museum is open daily 10:30–5:00; Thursdays 10:30–8:00; and closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s days. Admission: Complete admission information is available at artic.edu/visit. Purchase tickets online or take advantage of CityPASS for up to 50% off combined admission to the Windy …

Where To…Minneapolis

May 19 / 18 Hey, hey, hey…Minneapolis, Minnesota is the next stop for this month. If your wondering where the @ The Event post is, well this is it. New title: Where To and this time it’s a bit streamed lined too. Here are a few artistic and cultural things you can see in Minneapolis. Credit source: http://www.minneapolis.org Murals & Public Art You’ll find several murals here in Minneapolis like this one here… “The Times They Are A-Changin’” We’ll start with what is sure to go down in history as one of the most famous murals in Minneapolis: Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra’s Bob Dylan mural. Completed in just two weeks in 2015, the three-part mural depicts Dylan in the early, mid and current era of his career, with a hypnotic kaleidoscope background. You can’t miss it. It’s a massive 160 feet wide and five stories tall. The piece also has lyrics from the song of the same title. Location: 5th Street and Hennepin Ave You have several other murals, including one of Prince.     …

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 …