July 18th to August 23rd– Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Shakespeare in the Cannery The six-week engagement of the enduring classic Romeo and Juliet offers the people of Sonoma County, and beyond, the chance to wine and dine under the summer night sky while enjoying an inventive take on Shakespeare. The site of the former California Packing Company’s Plant No. 5 in Santa Rosa’s Railroad Square will be transformed into an outdoor theater, complete with solar-powered stage lighting and an innovative set.The cast features local, professional actors and musicians. West Ender Alan Kaplan will be Friar Laurence TICKETS General Admission $25, $5 discount if you ride bike to event. Pedestrian and ADA Parking Entry through Sixth Street Playhouse Parking Lot at 52 W. 6th Street. NO parking in the 6th St. Lot Location: 3 W. 3rd St.
July 18th – July 27th– Hamlet’s Orphans Local playwright Dezi Gallegos and eighteen extraordinarily talented kids aged 9-14 began created this original play. description: 11 year-old James Curtis is the brother of a girl who cannot feel empathy; she can watch or create the suffering of others, and remain unperturbed. Hamlet’s Orphans explores the human desires to fix the ones we love, to know right from wrong, to be both innocent and worldly, and to connect with other people. It is performed by the same children who helped write the piece. $25- $10. Location: 6th St. Playhouse, Studio Theatre
Summer and Youth Teen Productions at 6th St. Playhouse: For the past few weeks, So. Co. youth and teens have been hard at work rehearsing for the School of Drama’s productions of Grease and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Both shows run on the G.K Hardt main stage with the original sets from the adult productions. These kids will blow your socks off so don’t miss either performance! Teen GREASE Runs July 18-20; Youth MILLIE Runs August 1-3
July 31st, Thursday 5 to 7 p.m. Chop’s Teen Club’s 6th Annual Art Gala This juried Art Gala features teen art created during the summer Side By Side Artist Series. Artists: Klaus Rappensperger (West Ender !), Joey, Castor, Brino Ism, Emily Martin. Enjoy appetizers prepared by Chop’s Catering Crew and music by the Chop’s Jam Band. RSVP by July 24th Location: Chop’s Teen Club 509 Adams Street
July 23rd, August 27th, September 24th, October 22nd at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. -Open Mic Night & Group Beginning Guitar Lessons Meet for an evening of learning, performing and showing off. Family friendly, a good summer evening pastime. 6- 6:45 p.m.: Group beginning guitar lessons. 7-9 p.m. Open Mic. Art performers of all skill levels are welcome. Not a performer? Enjoy the evening as a supportive audience. $5/personat the door ($20/family up to 6) www.santarosarec.com Location: Historic Church of One Tree 492 Sonoma Ave.
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The West End Neighborhood, home of the West End Farmers Market where urban-ism, preservation, art and people come together. For the latest updates, calendar of events and photos go to srwestend.com