All six of us: a middle-aged mom, a middle-aged dad, a college freshman, and three kids. To save a couple bucks, we went to the Linda Theatre in Goodyear Hts. It’s owned by Ted Bare, who also owns the Highland, and it’s the same kind of theatre: the old-fashioned one which shows just one movie on one big screen and sells popcorn for $1 (tickets are $5 each for everyone, all day). My niece had never been to one of these kinds of theatres and loved it! Anyhow, the movie was great: the art, the voices, the music, the message. And I loved how the young “couple” was named “Ted” and “Audrey” after the real Dr. Seuss and his wife. Awww. We are all looking forward to seeing it again when it comes to the $1 movie in a couple months and buying our own copy whenever it’s released. (BTW I cried at the end but that’s just the kind of person I am!)
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me! ”Do Downtown” is the program where you use your free “Do Downtown” card to get special deals at participating Akron businesses, like buy one get one free admission at the Akron Art Museum. My current special is a free Akron postcard with purchase of $5 or more. I’ve got “Do Downtown” cards at my studio if you need one. For more information about the businesses involved, visit http://www.downtownakron.com/enjoy/do-downtown
Three of my artist neighbors on the third floor of Summit Artspace will be giving FREE workshops in conjunction with the upcoming “Fresh & Springy” annual juried show (March 9 through April 14 in the building’s first floor gallery). March 17 will be Terry Klausman (colored pencil), March 31 will be Katina Pastis Radwanski (sculpture) and April 14 will be Connie Bloom (writing on cloth). Workshops run from 1-3; to register e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
One more reason to stop by Summit Artspace this weekend (other than the fact I’ll be there Saturday 12-9 and Sunday 12-5 of course!): On Sunday from 1-2, the public is invited to enjoy a free performance of the jazzy Kyle Magilavy Trio. Children especially are encouraged to attend as the group will explain the roots of jazz and provide a hands-on experience to them. The group will perform in the open space on the third floor. I LOVE when there’s live music outside my studio like that.
this Sunday, February 5, from 11-5. The museum is kicking off its 90th anniversary celebration with free admission to the special exhibit, which ENDS that day, as well as jazz and visual art performances. Since it’s the first Sunday of the month my studio, as well as the whole Summit Artspace building (just two blocks away), will be open 12-5 as well.
… the patrons of Angel Falls Coffee House in Highland Square. Last night my BFF and I sat there for about three hours reading her old letters to me from our first year in college. We were laughing so much and so loudly that I’m sure all the college kids there (half our age) were like, “What is with these two old ladies???”. Hey, old people need to laugh too, you know. BTW Angel Falls is a great place to hang out — it’s so cozy and the sweets are SOOO good. I had the giant iced sugar cookie and my BFF had the peanut butter cheesecake (there was a brownie at the bottom — mmmmmm). This was only part 1, though. I need to get together her other letters from college. And, she’s going to try to dig up my old letters to her. Now that’s a scary thought!!
is now carrying some of my Akron postcards. Square Records is THE place to go to buy vinyl records and local and independent music. They also hold CD release parties and other cool events. www.squarerecordsakron.com
Some great local musical acts will be at the Musica (51 E. Market St.) this weekend. On Friday A Band Named Ashes is on the bill and Saturday’s lineup includes favs The Strange Familiar and Ryan Humbert. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. I’ve never been to Musica for a concert and I would think about going but I feel waaaaayyyyy too old to stand in a crowded concert hall for a couple hours. How sad is that? If you’re interested, here’s more info: http://www.akronmusica.com/
Sorry I didn’t get this out earlier — half the workshops are full already and they don’t even start until next month! But if you’re looking for something different to do, and have some extra $$$ (it’s $45 a person), it’s a pretty cool experience. Last year for Valentine’s Day my husband and I did this and we each made a heart paperweight. Visit their Web site for details: http://www.akronglassworks.com/Workshops.php