The Regatta weekend kicked off this evening with the CHOPS Teen Club Regatta Gala. The CHOPS art car was unveiled and will compete this Sunday at the Regatta. The Hubbub Club played as Gala attendees enjoyed selected works from the CHOPS summer artist series. See Photos from Gala- Press here.
This Sunday, Dr. Erasmus P. Kitty’s Great West End & Railroad Square Hand-Car Regatta will take over in the historic heart of Santa Rosa. Hand-Built Railcar Races!
ADMISSION TO THE PUBLIC IS FREE! A Splendid Celebration of Art, Science and Ingenuity, for the Delight and Edification of all who attend. A Spectacle for both Young and Old!
The event has something for everyone… Hand-Built Railcar Races- over 20 racing teams such as Wonkatania , Hennepin Crawler and more!- Live Music by Baby Seal Club, Amber Lee & the Anomalies and more! Astounding Attractions and Sideshow Curiosities to Enliven, to Edify, and to SHOCK captivated onlookers. Mechanical and Artistic Wonders. www.HandCarRegatta.com for full details.
Become a Regatta VIP: The Regatta is pleased to announce the 2010 Robber Baron Pass. Get a curatorial tour of the art! Drink tokens galore! Special Racer Paddock Access! All this, plus Reserved Bleacher Seating and a chance to win an Electric Art Scooter.But more importantly, you’ll be supporting Santa Rosa’s most vibrant arts event. ($100)
Frolic then feast! BANDITS an assassination game presented by ANTIBOREDOM and The Secret Eating Society present… Your goal is to explore the amazing Hand Car Regatta while pursuing your fleeing targets and evading unknown assassins. Kill or be killed! And after, enjoy a lovely meal presented by Tyson “Dinner Bell” Ducker- Chef at Fisher Vineyards and a proud resident of the West End Neighborhood in Santa Rosa, CA. Tickets are limited ($20)
Wild Bunch Punch of harvest-gleaned fruit
Hobo’s Delight -Rillette of Smoked Trout
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Bacon Afloat,
Warm Pear and Jack Cheese Biscuits
Charred and Feathered Gleason Yard Birds
Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes with a Caboose of Sweet Corn Gravy
Hand Over Your Money Wilted Greens
Stolen From the Windowsill Apple Pie, Ginger Ice Cream