Pace yourselves because it’s a busy Summer. Everyone loves West End Summer Bocce at DeMeo park every Friday evening. The hardest thing, of course, is deciding what other events to go to- there’s so many and they are all within walking distance.
July 20th, Wednesday- Downtown Market. Rosie Explorer Tours: Franco American Bakery, a 100 year tradition.- The West End’s own Carol Dean will lead tour. http://srdowntownmarket.com Location: All tours leave at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. from E and 3rd Streets by the downtown library and Farmer’s Market. Time: 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. tour
July 22nd, Friday- CHOP’s Annual Art Gala. The Side by Side Professional Artist Series features professional and teen art works “Side by Side”. Free to the public. Tasty hors d’oevres provided by Chop’s Teen Catering Crew. Location: Chop’s Teen Club 509 Adams Time: 5-7 p.m.
July 24th, July 31st, August 7th & August 14th. Live at Juilliard. Free Sunday Concert Series. Enjoy listening to music in a lovely park setting. Great event for the whole family- including the dog. Location: Juilliard Park 227 S. R. Ave. Time: 5- 7 p.m. Live at Julliard info
July 21-24th Rialto Film Festival The July film festival features 4 documentaries. Each one is very different and the show times vary- so checking in with the Rialto Cinema’s website is a must. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 seniors and children. Location: All films will be shown at the 6th Street Playhouse. Times: Varies check out website. http://www.rialtocinemas.com/index.php?location=lakeside
- “Nostalgia for the Light” For his new film, master director Patricio Guzman travels 10,000 feet above sea level to the driest place on earth, the Atacama Desert, where atop the mountains astronomers from all over the world gather to observe the stars. While at the foot of the mountains, women search for the remains of their loved ones- political prisoners, that “disappeared” after the military coup of September, 1973. Times: July 21 Thu 6pm; July 23 Sat 7:45pm; July 24 Sun 1pm
- “These Amazing Shadows” What do the films Casablanca, Blazing Saddles and West Side Story have in common? Besides being popular, they have also been deemed “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” by the Library of Congress and listed on The National Film Registry. THESE AMAZING SHADOWS, an 88-minute documentary, tells the history and importance of the Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflects the diversity of film, and indeed the American experience itself. Times: July 21 Thu 8:15pm; July 23 Sat 3pm; July 24 Sun 5:15pm
- “The Desert of Forbidden Art” The incredible story of how a treasure trove of banned Soviet art worth millions of dollars is stashed in a far-off desert of Uzbekistan develops into a larger exploration of how art survives in times of oppression. Times: July 22 Fri 6pm; July 23 Sat 1pm; July 24 Sun 3:10pm
- “ The Big Uneasy” The first documentary by long-time “mockumentarian” Harry Shearer, The Big Uneasy follows three remarkable people–the leaders of two scientific investigation teams, and one whistleblower–as they reveal the true story of why New Orleans flooded, and why it could happen in your town, too. Times: July 22 Fri 8:15pm; July 23 Sat 5pm; July 24 Sun 7:30pm
July 29th, Friday-“Field of Dreams” at West End Summer Movie Nights at DeTurk Round Barn– Watch movies under the stars. Movie schedule posted on DeTurk Park Bulletin Board (by dog park) Bring a blanket, warm clothes and friends. Free Popcorn. Location: DeTurk Round Barn Park 819 Donahue Street Time: Movies start at dark- 8:30 to 9 p.m. As soon as it is dark enough to project. If it rains, the event is canceled. Questions? Email Paul or Veronica at firstname.lastname@example.org
July 30th, Saturday- Art Round Up. Benefit Art Auction for Art Start- local renowned artists and one of a kind art by the Artstart apprentices. Artwork by Todd Barricklow, William Smith, Tara Matheny-Schuster, Sally Baker and many, many more. Music and food. Tickets are $40. Available at http://artstart.us/auction Location: DeTurk Round Barn 819 Donahue Street Time: 7-10 p.m.
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