Music Notes and Entertainment Briefs, February 16, 2017 Edition
Being for the Benefit of...
Local businesses are stepping up to support the owners and employees of Abbey Ridge Brewery and Tap Room, the Pomona-based microbrewery that burned down on February 1. Even rival breweries, wineries, and restaurants have kicked in to help.
The next fundraiser is set for Sunday, February 19 at 4 p.m. at Alto Vineyards and Winery, and it’s specifically to help the Abbey Ridge employees who have lost their jobs while the brewery is rebuilding.
The Storm Crows, Fiddle Rick and the Bourbon Boys (who lost their weekly engagement at Abbey Ridge due to the fire), the Lewis Creek Band, and Chris Moore will all perform.
A silent auction will take place, with pottery by Stephen Grimmer, necklaces by Connie and Dave Nadolski and from Southpass Beads, and gift certificates from the Yellow Moon Café, GeekBetty Vintage, and Envi Salon and Spa, among others. Organizers will also collect donations at the door. The Seventeenth Street Bar and Grill will cater...
The Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale’s annual Trivia Night at the Oscars competition will take place Thursday, February 23 at 6 p.m. at the Copper Dragon Brewing Company.
Competitors will answer ten rounds of ten movie-related questions, with a bonus question for extra points.
Each member of the winning team will receive a bottle of wine or sparkling grape juice, a movie gift certificate, and an Oscar statuette.
Admission is $35 per person or $280 for a table of eight. A producer’s table, for $360, includes eight tickets, cosponsorship mentions on signs and in the event program, and a special gift. Reserve tickets by calling (618) 303-5974.
Participants may also contribute by purchasing tickets to a fifty/fifty raffle.
All proceeds will benefit Boys and Girls Club activities.
Find out more at <http://www.bgc-cdale.org>...
Concert-industry publication Pollstar and the country star’s own website list Aaron Tippin as playing Thursday, August 31 at the Du Quoin State Fair. The fair itself has released no information about performers, but applications are online at <http://www.DuQuoinStateFair.net> for those who wish to perform in the free entertainment tent...
PK’s has booked roots/punk greats the Supersuckers for Wednesday, April 26 with Buzzzard warming up. Rock ‘n’ roll!...
This just in: Ozzy Osbourne will play August 21 at Walker’s Bluff for the total solar eclipse. Tickets go on sale February 21 at <http://moonstock2017.com>...
Local director Dan Johnson will screen three of his travel films (Icelandic Sketches, Turkish Tracings, and Underwater Cozumel) Saturday, February 18 at 7 p.m. at the Peach Barn Café at Hedman Vineyards and Winery.
The diversity and beauty of his subject locations will amaze viewers, Johnson tells Nightlife. “As for what would surprise people the most, I believe the level of joy in Turkey and the outrageous mix of land and water forms in Iceland,” Johnson says. “As an artist, I shot these using the concept of visual awareness of both the actual content and the selection of aesthetic composition.”
Marimba player Kevin Lucas, who wrote and played part of the score for the Iceland film, will also perform a selection of pieces before and between the films...
Murphysboro High School art teacher Mary Krainak Patterson will conduct Brighten up Your Life, a workshop that will teach participants to paint animals in the bright, folk-art style of Heather Galler. The class takes place Sunday, February 26 at 2 p.m. at the Varsity Center.
Cost is $35 and includes all materials, a glass of sangria, and snacks. Participants must register, purchase a ticket, and choose the animal they wish to paint (dog, cat, rooster, or horse) by February 23. Paintings of different dog breeds are available as models. Patterson will prepare the canvases in class, and participants will leave with their own eleven-inch by fourteen-inch paintings.
For more information, or to register, visit <http://www.facebook.com/VarsityCenter>...
In Service of Venus, running Thursday through Saturday, February 23 through February 25, kicks off the semester at the Marion Kleinau Theatre on the second floor of the SIU Communications Building.
Written, directed, and performed by Anna Wilcoxen, In Service of Venus posits that the pressure to maintain a youthful body goes far beyond romance, and even influences low-wage employment.
All performances start at 8 p.m. Get there early— nobody is admitted once shows begin.
General admission tickets are $7, or $5 for students with valid identification.
For tickets and other information, call the Kleinau box office at (618) 453-5618 or visit <http://cola.siu.edu/CommunicationStudies> and follow the link to the Kleinau Theatre...