West End Arts and Artists- May

May 13, 2011 in Entertainment, Events, Miscellany, Neighbor News, West End Artists & Performers

It’s all about creativity, innovation and talent in the West End. There are many, many opportunities to explore your own talent or enjoy the talent of another West Ender. Don’t forget- we are looking for talented kids for the Kid’s Talent Show on Sunday, May 22nd.

May 21 & 22, Saturday & Sunday-The Maker Faire is one of the most creative, unrestrained events celebrating arts, crafts, science and engineering. All the big Regatta vehicles including West End favorites the Hennepin Crawler and Murray the the fish and the entire Fun Bike Unicorn Club (all those wickedly crazy bike folks) will be attending.  As the World’s Largest DIY Festival, this two-day family friendly Faire has something for everyone – a showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness and a celebration of the Maker mindset. Never has learning been so much fun or transplanted into a carnival-like atmosphere where fans of all ages explore several exposition and workshop pavilions, an outdoor midway, hands-on workshops, demonstrations and DIY competitions. Location: San Mateo County Event Center 1346 Saratoga Drive San Mateo, CA 94403 Time: Saturday – May 21st, 2011 from 10am – 8pm  Sunday – May 22nd, 2011 from 10am – 6pm For tickets, directions or more info- click here! Whiskey Drunk Cycles Krank, Boom, Clank

Auditions – May 21 & 22, 2011 General Auditions announced for the 6th Street Playhouse 2011-2012 season.  6th Street Playhouse will be seeing Adult and Child actor/singers, by appointment only, for roles in the upcoming 2011-2012 Season of plays and musicals.To set up an audition appointment, please contact: Craig A. Miller, Artistic Director  – craig(at)6thstreetplayhouse.com or call  707-523-4185, x 103.  Auditions will be held Saturday, May 21st from 12 PM – 8 PM Sunday, May 22nd from 1 PM – 8PM. Both audition days will be held at The Rehearsal Studio at 6th Street Playhouse, located at 52 W. 6th Street, Unit B, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Neighborhhod Kid's Talent Show

Neighborhhod Kid's Talent Show

May 22nd, Sunday- West End Children’s Talent Show. We have a few local kiddos (and need more) that want to show off their talents. Allen and Lea have graciously offered to host the kid’s talent show on Sunday, May 22 about 3pm. It will be a small “low key” talent show. Please bring a kid, an act and some wine or a snack to share. Smiles, Jacquie  Any questions, ideas or RSVP to  jacquelinedl@earthlink.net

Remember, low key and fun is the idea. Kids can sing, play the kazoo, lip sync, recite a poem, perform magic tricks, tell jokes, act in a skit with other kids, juggle or display tricks they’ve taught the dog.

May 27th, Friday. An Evening with Conspiracy-A-Go-G0, Sharky Coast & ANANTA. Local music in an intimate setting. This is your chance to see the West End’s own amazing electric violinist and hula-hooper, Ananta! Free. Location: My Friend Joe’s Coffee Shop 1810 Mendocino Ave. Time: 7 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.

School of Drama – The Youth Summer Musical Theater Workshop. This Summer workshop will culminate in a four performance run of Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Students will receive training in acting, dance and singing in a nurturing and challenging atmosphere. Workshop behinds June 13th and last performance is on July 17th. Registration begins March 15th.  Location: 6th Street Playhouse  Contact: Craig Miller, Director of Education at 523-4185 ext. 103, or email:  craig@6thstreetplayhouse.com

Calling for Artists and Crafters:

Summer Nights | Railroad Square is the City of Santa Rosa’s annual, downtown summer arts event. Interested artists and crafters are encouraged to apply to this juried event. Please click on the link below for more information. Applications accepted ongoing throughout the spring/summer. Vendor Package

5th Street Share Fair on Sunday, July 10 We are seeking artists and makers of all kinds, including sculptors, painters, fiber artists, ceramics, jewelers, printers, etc. All mediums and genres are welcome. Artist/Vendor Application

Do you have any Pet Friendly news? a photo of your West End dog? or something else that will delight animal lovers? Email Lea Barron-Thomas

Membership Dues for the West End Neighborhood Association help pay for the costs of running the website, our meetings and events. Do you support the West End Neighborhood Association? If so, pay your dues! $10 suggested but any amount appreciated. Pay directly from the website or send check (payable to West End Neighborhood Association) to Dan Wright, 512 Jefferson Street.