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Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in Happenings List | 0 comments

Wildflowers at picket post trailhead

The Happenings List

Our curated list of upcoming festivals, workshops, shows, and other goings-on for makers and explorers – March through May 2017 (and beyond)! If you go to something from one of our Happenings Lists, please tell us all about it!

Read on for events in Italy, New Zealand, and the U.S.: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Asterisked (**) items link to related posts on Travelcraft Journal.

+Alaska

Alaska’s Reverse Dog Sled Race

Mar 18, 10am
Kincaid Park, Anchorage
Human-powered dog sled style race to benefit the UN Refugee Agency. Online donations accepted.

  • Register by March 1.

 

Phoenix Art Museum

+Arizona

Phoenix Art Museum

  • Now – Mar 12. Horacio Zabala: Mapping the Monochrome.
  • Now – Apr 9. INFOCUS: Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks.

**Opening night of the Kehinde Wiley exhibit at the Phoenix Art Museum.

Spring Out to Lunch Concert Series

Now – Mar 23, Thursdays at 12:30pm
Wells Fargo Garden performance area at Mesa Arts Center

Free outdoor concerts at lunchtime. Pack a picnic or purchase food on-site.

Field to Feast Tour

Mar 1, 2, 4
8am
Visitor Information Center at Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park
(201 N. 4th Ave., Yuma)
Half-day farm tour. Hands-on harvesting instruction from a local grower followed by lunch made from the produce you picked. Includes transportation, some veggies to take home, and the field-fresh lunch. Tickets $50.
**Exploring Yuma and its agriculture.

Savor Yuma

Mar 2, 14, 30
5pm
Yuma Visitors Bureau admin office (180 W. 1st Street, Yuma)

Progressive dinner tour. Visit three different restaurants and enjoy a multi-course meal. Price includes meal, two adult beverages, and transportation. Tickets $55.

Old Tucson

Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention

Mar 3-5
Old Tucson

Steampunk convention with contests, panels and workshops, fashion show, vehicle exhibition, vendors, entertainment and rides, tea dueling, artists, authors, performers, and Cthulhu running for president. Tickets: 1-day $41, full event $55-125.

Performances at the Museum

Tempe History Museum
Free evening concerts at the Tempe History Museum, next to the Tempe Library.

  • Mar 3, 7pm. Charlie King (folk music, political satire).
  • Mar 11, 5pm. LOUD VI outdoor concert with (loud) bands Dead Hot Workshop, Japhy’s Descent, and Young’s Modulus; arts and crafts; and food trucks, including Burgers Amore.
  • Apr 7, 7pm. Driftwood Quintet (cross-genre chamber group).
  • Apr 22, 7pm. The Senators (electric folk).
  • May 6, 7pm. Decker (Sedona-based singer/songwriter).
  • May 19, 7pm. Sugar Thieves (blues roots).

Arizona Opera

Riders of the Purple Sage Opera

Mar 3, 4, 5
Phoenix Symphony Hall
Zane Grey’s novel transformed into Arizona Opera’s first-ever world premiere production. Tickets $25-155.
**Lunch Hour Opera.

McDowell Mountain Music Festival

Mar 3-5
Margaret T. Hance Park, Phoenix
Music festival featuring headliners Flume, The Shins, Chromeo, and Grouplove, as well as local artists like Bear Ghost, CooBee Coo and RUCA. 100% of the proceeds go to local nonprofits Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation and UMOM New Day Center. Tickets: 1-day $40-170, full event $80-510. Service charges: $15-25/ticket.

**Pizza Festival At Hance Park.

Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market

Mar 4-5
Heard Museum, Phoenix 
Market and juried show of the work of over 600 Native artists. General admission $20, deluxe 2-day pass $125.

Tres Rios Nature Festival

Mar 4-5
Base Meridian wildlife area (north of Phoenix International Raceway)
Outdoor festival showcasing wildlife, history and culture where the Gila, Salt and Agua Fria Rivers meet. Activities include guided bird watching tours, canoeing, archery, fishing, concerts and dance performances, beer garden, and recycling fashion show. Free.

Boyce thompson Arboretum

Boyce Thompson Arboretum Events

  • Mar 4. Gardening Workshop with Pinal Master Gardeners (“Out of Africa”): Learn to identify aloes and other plants around the Arboretum that have come from Africa on this “botanical safari.” Arbotetum admission required.
  • Mar 4. Thunder Gourd Craft Class: Turn a gourd into a percussion instrument that makes a thunder-like noise when shaken. Previous basic gourd art class recommended. To enroll, call 520.689.2723. Fee $67.50.
  • Mar 5 + Apr 8. Basic Gourd Art Class: Beginners learn gourd cleaning and preparation, design drawing, wood-burning and applying color. To enroll, call 520.689.2723. Fee $52.50.
  • Mar 10-26. Spring Plant Sale: Trees, shrubs, herbs, flowers, cacti and succulents for sale to raise money for the Arboretum.
  • Mar 12 + Apr 1. Paint + Wine Class with Carla Keaton: Paint a simplified scene from the Arboretum. Includes use of art supplies. Fee $45.
  • Apr 1. Gardening Workshop with Pinal Master Gardeners (“Going Vertical”): Tips and tricks for growing flowering vines in your desert garden. Arbotetum admission required.

**Australia Day event at the Arboretum.

Envelope journal

Southwest Maker Fest

Mar 11, 12pm
Downtown Mesa

Collaborative, one-day festival of makers seeking to achieve the vision of a connected community, empowered by creativity. Free.

**My travel journal workshop at SWMF.

CraftHack

2nd Mondays, 6pm
Gangplank Chandler
Free monthly meet-up of artists and crafters. Learn something new or bring your own project to work on!
Upcoming dates:

  • Mar 13.
  • Apr 10.
  • May 8.

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Art Detour 29

March 16-19, 2017
Downtown Phoenix

  • March 16, 5pm. Art D’Core Gala.
  • March 17, 6pm. Pre-Detour Third Friday.
  • March 18-19. Art Detour! Studio and art space tours.

MCAS Yuma Airshow

Mar 17-18
Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma

Airshow featuring both military and civilian demonstrations, including the Patriots Jet Team, the Misty Blues All Women Skydiving Team, and the Wall of Fire, which is planning to break a Guinness World Record. Free general admission, VIP Seating + Parking available.
**Staying and sightseeing near MCAS Yuma.

Phoenix Film Festival

Apr 6-13
Harkins Scottsdale/101 Theatre, Scottsdale

The biggest film festival in Arizona. 175 films plus filmmaking seminars and parties.

The Lantern Fest – Phoenix Spring

Apr 8, 2pm
Schnepf Farms, Queen Creek 
Write your hopes on a lantern to be released with thousands of others after dark. The afternoon will include live music, stage show, food, and face painters. Adult pass $25-55/person – includes admission, lantern, marker, lighter, and s’mores kit. Kid pass $7/person aged 4-12  – includes admission and small gift. Parking $10/vehicle.

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Tunes & Tacos Festival

Apr 14-15
Yuma
Competition, carnival, concert, and tequila tastings.

  • Apr 14, 6pm. People’s Choice Salsa Queen Competition & Kickoff Party at Yuma Civic Center with art on display and dance performance. Free admission and salsa tasting.
  • Apr 15, 11am. Festival at Desert Sun Stadium. Over 50 local food vendors with carne asada, chicken, pork, and seafood tacos, empanadas, barbecue, fresh roasted corn, margaritas, and fresh squeezed lemonade for sale.

ARTbeat 10

Apr 22, 4pm
Historic Downtown Yuma
Award-winning juried fine arts festival with local and regional artists – celebrating its 10th anniversary this year!

sedona

Sedona Open Studios Tour

Apr 28-30
Sedona
Free self-guided tour of working artists’ studios in the Verde Valley.

**Open studio tour in Cave Creek.

Verde Valley Wine Festival

May 13-14
Clarkdale Town Park, Clarkdale
Northern Arizona festival with wine, beer, spirits, food, live music, and art. Tickets $35-185.

Phoenix Comicon

May 25-28
Phoenix Convention Center
Pop culture convention featuring actors, top comic book writers and artists, programming, and vendors. Full event passes $65 through April 30.

**Phoenix Comicon 2016.

Photo by McKinley Art Solutions

+California

All In: ArtSpan’s Studio Residency exhibit

Now – Mar 28
Hotel Triton, San Francisco

Joint exhibition by artists participating in ArtSpan’s Studio Residency program.

Martial Spirit: a celebration of martial arts

Now – Apr 29
Chinese Culture Center Visual Art Center, San Francisco
Exhibition by Justin Hoover of martial arts practices transformed into conceptual artworks. Free.

**Local Art Loves.

Craftcation

Apr 27-30
Ventura Beach Marriott, Ventura

Business + makers conference with creative business classes and hands-on craft + food workshops.

pond with water lilies

+Colorado

“Bluegrass Mass” Featuring Rapid Grass

Mar 18 + 19
First United Methodist Church, Boulder

The music of the Rapid Grass Bluegrass Band combined with a new kind of choral mass. Tickets $20.

  • Pre-Concert Talk by Bluegrass Historian Kevin Slick, 30 minutes before showtime.

Spring Plant Sale

May 12-13, 8am
Denver Botanic Garden (York Street)

Browse a selection of plants grown in the Gardens, as well as aquatic plants, edible plants (fruit, berries, veggies, herbs), houseplants, succulents, roses, annuals, summer bulbs, and water-smart varieties. Plant experts will be on hand to answer questions. Free admission to Plant Sale and Gardens.

**Denver Botanic Garden.
Star Wars Celebration - SWCA

+Florida

Art of Living: Paintings, Drawings, and Ceramics of Sean Sexton

Now – Mar 15
Seminole State College Fine Arts Gallery
Paintings, drawings, and ceramics inspired by artist and third-generation cattle-rancher Sean Sexton’s lifestyle and connection to the land.

Frida Kahlo at The Dali

Now – Apr 17
The Salvador Dali Museum, St. Petersburg
Exhibition of Frida Kahlo’s paintings, drawings, and personal photographs. Included with museum admisssion ($24).

  • Outdoor collection of flowers and plants like the ones in Kahlo’s garden at Casa Azul.
  • Mar 1, 10:30am. Coffee with a Curator: Frida Kahlo’s Legacy + Art History Gender Studies talk. Parking $10.

Poetry at The Dali

Apr 13 + May 11
The Salvador Dali Museum, St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg Poet Laureate, Helen Wallace joined by selected poets to present poems addressing the theme of Food and Sustenance. Following the presentation, there will be an audience Q&A.

Star Wars Celebration Orlando

Apr 13-16
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando
Star Wars fan convention with panels, art show, and cosplay contest. Single day passes $65-75.
**Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim 2015.

#BlogHer17

June 22-24
Hilton Bonnet Creek, Orlando

Annual conference for online content creators. Blogger/influencer passes $399.

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+Indiana

Indiana State Park Craft and Nature Events

**Mounds State Park.

Museum of Fine Art, Boston http://www.mfa.org/news

+Massachusetts

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Exhibitions

  • Now – Apr 9. Massed Media: Works made by massing multiple components into a cohesive whole.
  • Now – Jun 18. Make Way for Ducklings: The art of author and illustrator Robert McCloskey, in honor of the 75th anniversary of his book Make Way for Ducklings.

Japanese Calligraphy with Michiko Imai

Mar 12 + 15
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
See an artist demonstration of Japanese calligraphy styles and techniques, then try it yourself! Create a small calligraphy work to take home with you.

Boston Pops

Symphony Hall, Boston

  • May 31 + Jun 1. John Williams’ Film Night: Boston Pops Laureate Conductor John Williams and Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart conduct a concert of movie music. Tickets $36 – $122.
  • June 2 + 3. Cirque de la Symphonie: live orchestral music plays while aerial flyers, acrobats, dancers, and jugglers perform. Tickets $29 – $93.

**Star Wars music at Phoenix Symphony Hall.

UNLV

+Nevada

In Transition: Female Figurines from the Braunstein Collection

Now – Mar 30, 2017
Barrick Museum at UNLV, Las Vegas

Female figurines from the pre-Hispanic era cultures of Mesoamerica, South America, and Central America. Free ($5 suggested donation).
**Our visits to the Barrick Museum, Downtown Container Park, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and other Las Vegas sights.

Red Rock Wildlife Art Workshop

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Las Vegas
Materials provided. Ages 13+. Registration is required – (702) 515-5367.

  • Mar 10. Geology of Red Rock: Explore Red Rock Overlook and have a lesson in landscape painting.

Glass Craft & Bead Expo

Mar 29 – Apr 2
South Point Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas
Classes, exhibits, glass cutting contest, and charity auction. The Gathering, conference of International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB), will be held in conjunction with the Expo.

Biddin’ for Bottles

Apr 1, 6pm
DragonRidge Country Club, main ballroom, Henderson
Blind wine tasting and auction to benefit Leadership Henderson and Henderson Community Foundation.

Guggenheim : Unwritten Rules Cannot Be Broken: Tea Gatherings https://www.guggenheim.org/blogs/checklist/tea-and-peace-at-the-guggenheim

+New York

Unwritten Rules Cannot Be Broken: Tea Gatherings

Mar 1 + 8
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Participatory installation that invites visitors to converse and contemplate calligraphy over a cup of tea prepared and served by local tea brewers. Included with museum admission.

MoCCA Arts Festival

Apr 1-2
Metropolitan West, Manhattan
Independent comics, cartoon and animation festival, which is part of The Society of Illustrators’ mission to promote all genres of illustration through exhibitions and art education. Artists display their work, speak on their creative processes, and conduct workshops. There are also lectures and film screenings. Tickets $5/day.

Rochester International Film Festival

Apr 20-22
Dryden Theatre, Rochester
The world’s oldest continuously-held short film festival. Free (donations accepted).

Wildflower

+Ohio

Arc of Appalachia Wildflower Pilgrimage

April 13-15
Highlands Nature Sanctuary, Bainbridge, Ohio.
Hikes to wildflower displays and talks by naturalists. Tickets $135/person for the Pilgrimage; $185/person for Photography Workshop.

Liberty bell Philadelphia

+Pennsylvania

The Art Dept community programming

Philadelphia

  • Mar 3-31. Dese’rae L. Stage: Live Through This: Exhibition of portraits and true stories of suicide attempt survivors. Opening reception Mar 3, 6pm.
  • Mar 29, 6:30pm. Drawing Club: Open figure drawing session for all skill levels. A live model will do several poses. Purchase supplies on-site or bring your own. $15 fee includes beer and wine.

 

MF@40: A Walk Through the Archives

Mar 16, 6pm

Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh 

Celebrate 40 years of installation art with the Mattress Factory! An evening of guided tours of rarely-seen archival materials, such as artists’ sketches, curator’s notes, and installation models, as well as drinks, appetizers, and after-hours gallery access. Tickets $15.

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+Tennessee

Annual Spring Tennessee Craft Fair

May 5-7
Nashville’s Parthenon in Centennial Park
Outdoor art event featuring work from 195 juried artists.

 

Charlottesville Omni

+Virginia

Virginia Festival of the Book

Mar 22-26
Various locations in Charlottesville/Albemarle County

A week of readings and discussions, book signings, film screenings, and performances.
**3 Sides of Charlottesville, Virginia.

Tom Tom Founders Festival

April 10-16
Downtown Charlottesville
Community-led festival with concerts, competitions, talks, workshops, local food, and public art.

 

INTERNATIONAL

Venice Biennale Architecture629 Views Set-up of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition at the Arsenale venue - Reporting From The Front

+Italy

La Tavola Marche Inn and Cooking School

Le Marche

Venice Biennale

May 13 – Nov 26
Giardini and Arsenale, Venice
“Viva Arte Viva” – International exhibition of visual art, theater, architecture, music, dance, and film. Full regular tickets €25.

  • Jun 23 – Jul 1. International Festival of Contemporary Dance.
  • Jul 25 – Aug 12. International Theatre Festival.
  • Aug 30 – Sep 9. Venice International Film Festival.
  • Sep 29 – Oct 8. International Festival of Contemporary Music.

Otaki Kite Festival http://kitefestival.org.nz/otaki_kite_festival_2016

+New Zealand

Newtown Festival Street Fair Day

Mar 5
Riddiford Street, Newtown

New Zealand’s largest free music festival and fair with 12 stages and over 400 vendor stalls.

Wellington Wine, Food and Craft Beer Festival

Mar 10-11
Waitangi Park, Wellington
Showcase of local restaurants, wineries, craft breweries and beverages, and live music. Session tickets $27.50-50.

Bringing Back the Forest: Walk and Talk 

Mar 12
ZEALANDIA Eco-Sanctuary, Karori
Parks Week walk and talk about the reforestation of the Wellington hills. Learn to identify the trees being planted and the challenges of the project. Park admission $18.50.

Otaki Kite Festival

Mar 25-26
Otaki Beach

Bring (or buy) your own kite to fly and watch Japanese Rokkaku fighting kite battles and stunt kite flying demonstrations on the beach, as well as live performances on stage. Free.

 




While I’ve done my best to be accurate, sometimes things change or weren’t listed correctly in the first place. Also, I choose events that seem fun, unique, and like something you’d be interested in, but your mileage may vary. I may not endorse everything connected with a particular event, organization, venue, etc. So consider this your starting point, double check the details, and then venture forth!

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Happenings: Winter 2017 #tcjhappenings

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in Past Happenings | 0 comments

Yuma farm

The Happenings List

This is our handpicked list of upcoming events, starting January 2017, for makers and explorers. While I’ve done my best to be accurate, sometimes things change or aren’t listed correctly. So consider this your starting point, double check the details, and then venture forth and tell us all about it!

Asterisked (**) items link to related posts on Travelcraft Journal.

 

Boyce Thompson Arboretum

+Arizona

Phoenix Art Museum

  • Now – Mar 12. Horacio Zabala: Mapping the Monochrome.
  • Now – Apr 9. INFOCUS: Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks.

**Opening night of the Kehinde Wiley exhibit at the Phoenix Art Museum.

Picket Post Mansion Tour

Jan 7-8
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Rare opportunity to walk through Colonel William Boyce Thompson’s mansion on the cliffs overlooking the Arboretum. Tours were last offered in 2011! Purchase tickets at the Arboretum gift shop on the day of the tour – they will not be sold in advance. Tour tickets $20 plus Arbotetum admission.
**Australia Day at the Arboretum.

New Year Canoe Trip

Jan 7, 12pm
West Wetlands Park, Yuma

Afternoon canoe trip with guided tour. Ages 6+. Call Parks and Recreation at (928) 373-5200 to register. Fee $20.

CraftHack

2nd Mondays, 6pm
Gangplank Chandler
Free monthly meet-up of artists and crafters. Learn something new or bring your own project to work on!
Upcoming dates:

Field to Feast Tour

Jan 11, 12, 18, 19, 21, 25
Feb 2, 4, 8, 9, 11, 15, 18
Mar 1, 2, 4
8am
Visitor Information Center at Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park (201 N. 4th Ave., Yuma)

Half-day farm tour. Hands-on harvesting instruction from a local grower followed by lunch made from the produce you picked. Includes transportation, some veggies to take home, and the field-fresh lunch. Tickets $50.
**Exploring Yuma and its agriculture.

Star Wars: The Music

Jan 13, 7:30pm
Phoenix Symphony Hall

The Phoenix Symphony performs music from the Star Wars saga, including The Force Awakens. Tickets $25-83.
**Star Wars and Star Trek Music at the Phoenix Symphony.

Boyce Thompson Arboretum Art Classes

  • Jan 14, 12pm. Smart Phone Photography with Lisa Langell: Learn how to take better photos with your phone by going beyond basic settings, improving your composition, and editing pictures right on your phone! Fee $40 plus Arbotetum admission.
  • Feb 11. Paint + Wine Class with Carla Keaton: Paint a simplified scene from the Arboretum. Includes use of art supplies. Fee $35-45 plus Arbotetum admission.

yuma city hall

Savor Yuma

Jan 17
Feb 7, 23
Mar 2, 14, 30
5pm
Yuma Visitors Bureau admin office (180 W. 1st Street, Yuma)

Progressive dinner tour. Visit three different restaurants and enjoy a multi-course meal. Price includes meal, two adult beverages, and transportation. Tickets $55.

Arizona Game Fair

Jan 21-22
Mesa Convention Center

Tabletop gaming convention. Open gaming (with a library of board and card games available), vendors, events, and game industry guests. Full event badge $30.
**Community garden in Downtown Mesa.

Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival

Jan 26-28
Arizona State Fairgrounds, Phoenix
Expo with sewing, quilting, needlework, and craft supply vendors (both local and national), as well as workshops and presentations. Admission $10 or $9 with online coupon (printable PDF).
**The 2016 Festival in Phoenix.
Florence courthouse

32nd Annual Historic Florence Home Tour

Feb 11, 10am
Downtown Florence
Tour of 17 homes and historical structures and see performances by the community.
**More to see in Florence, Arizona.

World Championship Hoop Dance Contest

Feb 11-12
Heard Museum, Phoenix
2-day competition of intricate dances with up to 50 hoops, based on traditional intertribal hoop dance. Tickets $18 (includes museum admission).

Festival Luna Llena – Art Music Love at the Garden

Feb 11, 7pm
Mesa Urban Garden, Downtown Mesa

Full Moon Festival with live music, art by local artists, telescope viewing, and origami paper lantern group craft project. Partial proceeds from the sale of artists’ work and raffle tickets benefit the garden!

**Mesa Urban Garden.

Cellar 433 Valentine’s Chocolate & Wine Event

Feb 11, 7pm
Cellar 433, Jerome

Live music and tasting of Arizona-made ports, wines, chocolate creations, fondue, and cheeses. Shuttle provided to and from Cottonwood-area hotels with advance registration. Tickets: $60.

Art in the Park

Feb 12, 12pm
Gateway Park, Yuma

Fine arts festival alongside the banks of the Colorado River, a la A Sunday on La Grande Jatte. Wander through art displays with a glass of wine or a mimosa. Free admission.

Arizona Cocktail Week

Feb 17-24
Phoenix area and Tucson
Celebration of the craft of the cocktail, including parties, spirit tastings, educational seminars, cocktail competitions, and drink specials. Passes $25-550.

Old Tucson

Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention

Mar 3-5
Old Tucson

Steampunk convention with contests, panels and workshops, fashion show, vehicle exhibition, vendors, entertainment and rides, tea dueling, artists, authors, performers, and Cthulhu running for president. Tickets: 1-day $41, full event $55-125.

McDowell Mountain Music Festival

Mar 3-5
Margaret T. Hance Park, Phoenix
Music festival featuring headliners Flume, The Shins, Chromeo, and Grouplove, as well as local artists like Bear Ghost, CooBee Coo and RUCA. 100% of the proceeds go to local nonprofits Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation and UMOM New Day Center. Tickets: 1-day $40-170, full event $80-510. Service charges: $15-25/ticket.

Southwest Maker Fest

Mar 11, 12pm
Downtown Mesa

Collaborative, one-day festival of makers seeking to achieve the vision of a connected community, empowered by creativity.

**My travel journal workshop at SWMF.

 

Art Detour 29

March 16-19, 2017
Downtown Phoenix

  • March 16, 5pm. Art D’Core Gala.
  • March 17, 6pm. Pre-Detour Third Friday.
  • March 18-19. Art Detour! Studio and art space tours.

 

MCAS Yuma Airshow

Mar 17-18
Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma

Airshow featuring both military and civilian demonstrations, including the Patriots Jet Team, the Misty Blues All Women Skydiving Team, and the famous Wall of Fire, which is planning to break a Guinness World Record. Ticket prices TBA.
**Staying and sightseeing near MCAS Yuma.

Phoenix Comicon

May 25-28
Phoenix Convention Center
Pop culture convention featuring actors, top comic book writers and artists, programming, and vendors. Full event passes $55 through January 31.
**Phoenix Comicon 2016.
BlogHer17

+Florida

#BlogHer17

June 22-24
Hilton Bonnet Creek, Orlando

Annual conference for online content creators. Early bird blogger/influencer passes $249.

UNLV

+Nevada

In Transition: Female Figurines from the Braunstein Collection

Now – Mar 30, 2017
Barrick Museum at UNLV, Las Vegas

Female figurines from the pre-Hispanic era cultures of Mesoamerica, South America, and Central America. Free ($5 suggested donation).
**Our visits to the Barrick Museum, Downtown Container Park, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and other Las Vegas sights.

Las Vegas Spring Festival

Jan 28, 11am
Downtown Las Vegas and Container Park

Chinese New Year Parade and Party with community cultural performances and concerts.

Red Rock Wildlife Art Workshop

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Las Vegas
Materials provided. Ages 13+. Registration is required – (702) 515-5367.

 

va book festival

+Virginia

Virginia Festival of the Book

Mar 22-26
Various locations in Charlottesville/Albemarle County

A week of readings and discussions, book signings, film screenings, and performances.
**3 Sides of Charlottesville, Virginia.

INTERNATIONAL

Lamp shades in Paris via Fat Tire Paris

+France

Paris Déco Off

Jan 19-23

Paris

Home decor companies open up their Paris showrooms to the public and interior designers to debut new collections. Linen Lux 2017 lamps will be on display, as well.

**Make your own miniature version of the Linen Lux lamps.

+Italy

Carnival of Venice

Feb 11-28

St. Mark’s Square, Venice

Two weeks of pre-Lenten celebrations with revelers in elaborate masks and costumes.




 

Virginia Festival of the Book logo via Virginia Festival of the Book. France photo via Fat Tire Paris.

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Happenings: Fall/Winter 2016 #tcjhappenings

Posted by on Sep 8, 2016 in Past Happenings | 0 comments

One of my goals with Travelcraft Journal is to shine a spotlight on the great stuff people are making/doing. While some of these things are solo endeavors, there’s also the stuff that’s open to community participation – workshops and shows and fairs and meetups and other Happenings.

Chile festival

I hear about these events via Instagram or bulletin board flyers or while researching a destination or at an artist’s booth, and I round up some of the noteworthy ones here. No one has paid to be included. I do this, because…actually, there’s no real reason for me to make this list.

Except, knowing that people are stilt-walking at Arcosanti or meeting up for a harvest moon hike in the Arizona desert or holding a variety show in a back room of a Salvadoran restaurant in LA or learning Pollock-style abstract painting in Bangalore or watching a concert outside a Spanish palace makes me smile. And it makes me want to tell you about it, so we can all experience and support awesome things and help the awesomeness continue.

Pasadena farmers market

When I say this is a “curated” list, I mean every item is handpicked.

I organize the event details and condense descriptions. I’ve done my best to be accurate, but it’s possible I’ve gotten something wrong or details have changed, tickets have sold out, etc. So consider this as a starting point, a signpost toward events you might want to check out.

Yuma bulletin board

You may also want to know…

  • Asterisked (**) items link to posts on Travelcraft Journal that will tell you more about an event or something nearby.
  • The Happenings List is now seasonal rather than monthly.
  • We added “Happenings List” to our main navigation menu, so you can quickly find the current List(s) anytime.
  • It’s organized by state/country and then event date.
  • Recently added updates are orange.

The Happenings List

Mid-September 2016 to mid-January 2017.

 Allison Warden Credit: Michael Conti/Anchorage Museum

+Alaska

Unipkaaġusiksuġuvik (the place of the future/ancient)

Oct 7 – Nov 27
Anchorage Museum

Multimedia installation and two-month performance by Allison Warden, an Iñupiaq interdisciplinary artist based in Anchorage. The installation is a futuristic recreation of an Iñupiaq ceremonial house.

Flagstaff

+Arizona

Wall Draw XII

Now – Sep 30
Beasley Art Gallery, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff

Annual community show that allows you to draw on the gallery’s walls.

 

Kehinde Wiley, Mrs. Waldorf Astoria, 2012. Oil on linen. Private Collection, Los Angeles, courtesy of Sean Kelly, New York. © Kehinde Wiley. Photo: Jason Wyche.

Phoenix Art Museum

  • Now – Oct 16. Here and Abroad: Photographs by Arizona-based artist David Taylor of the 276 monuments that delineate the Mexico-U.S. border.
  • Oct 7, 6pm. First Friday: Extended hours and entertainment. Opening of Kehinde Wiley exhibition. Poetry readings, performance art, living wall floral installation inspired by Kehinde Wiley’s art, live portraiture in the galleries, music by Djentrification, Arizona Opera, and Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra. Free general admission + $5 special exhibition admission.
  • Oct 7 – Jan 8. Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic exhibition.
  • Oct 19 – Mar 12. Horacio Zabala: Mapping the Monochrome.
  • Dec 2 – Apr 9. INFOCUS: Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks.
  • Artwork: Kehinde Wiley, Mrs. Waldorf Astoria, 2012. Oil on linen. Private Collection, Los Angeles, courtesy of Sean Kelly, New York. © Kehinde Wiley. Photo: Jason Wyche.

**Michelangelo at Phoenix Art Museum.

 

Coconino Center for the Arts

Flagstaff

  • Now – Oct 28. The Last Bookstores: Photographs of America’s remaining independent bookstores and the people behind them by Flagstaff artist Bryan David Griffith.
  • Now – Oct 29. The Road Ahead: Traveling exhibition of “highly original work” by 16 artists from California, Illinois, South Dakota, and Arizona.
  • Nov 15 – Dec 17. It’s Elemental: Annual fine craft exhibition of jewelry, ceramics, glasswork, wood, furniture, fabric, and sculpture by Northern Arizona artists. This coincides with an ornament sale in the lobby to benefit the Center.

Chandler Center for the Arts

CraftHack

2nd Mondays, 6pm
Gangplank Chandler

Free monthly meet-up of artists and crafters. Learn something new or bring your own project to work on!

Upcoming dates:

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Blended Conference

Sep 15-16
Windmill Winery, Florence

Blogging conference with workshops, speakers, and networking. Tickets $250.

**Our visit to Windmill Winery.

Full Moon Hike

Sep 16, 7:30pm
Usery Mountain Regional Park

Park ranger lead 2-mile interpretive desert hike under the full harvest moon.

The Coffee Treaty

Sep 17, 11am
mod PHX, Phoenix

Community coffee event to learn about various brewing methods, bean processing styles, and sustainable ways to make use of leftover grinds. Tickets $5.

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Arcosanti

  • Sep 17, 5pm. Italian Night: Acadiana: Italian dinner with spectacle performances that include stilt walking, poetry, and music. Tickets $20-40.
  • Sep 24, 6:45pm. The Equinox Legislation: Global Stilt Congress performance with aerial dance, acrostilters, and live music. Tickets $20-40.
  • Oct 2, 2pm. Voice of the Earth: Japanese Taiko drum performance in the amphitheater. Tickets $20-25.

**Breakfast at Arcosanti.

 

Tucson Makers: Inspired By Women

Sep 22, 6pm
Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson

Cocktail reception followed by slide presentations from five women in creative industries on what they’re most passionate about. Tickets $10-35.

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Ballet Under the Stars

7pm. Outdoor performances by Ballet Arizona. Free.

  • Sep 22. Estrella Lakeside Amphitheater, Goodyear.
  • Sep 23. Fountain Park, Fountain Hills.
  • Sep 24. Steele Indian School Park, Phoenix.
  • Sep 29. Tempe Center for the Arts Amphitheater, Tempe.
  • Sep 30. Beardsley Park, Sun City West.

**Ballet Under the Stars.

 

Keen Halloween

Sep 24-25
Phoenix Convention Center

Pop-culture event for fans of a simpler, more handmade approach to Halloween with the “spooky cute” aesthetic of founders Daniel and Dawna Davis of Steam Crow. Passes $15-25.

Chile Pepper Festival

Oct 1, 5pm
Roosevelt Street, Phoenix

Local food vendors offer tastings of chile cuisine. There is also live music and entertainment, a beer garden, and a gourmet margarita station. Free entry + tasting tickets are 12 for $20.

Soldering without Tears

Oct 1-2
Mesa Arts Center

2-day intensive workshop on jewelry soldering – how solder actually works and tricks for successful soldering.

Pine and Strawberry

Fall Apple Festival in Pine

Oct 8-9
Pine-Strawberry Community Center

Local apples, antique show, book signings by local authors, and chili cookoff. Free entry + $5 to taste/judge (proceeds benefit local charities).

**NEARBY: Say hi to the llamas.

Intuitive Cooking Experience at The Farm

Oct 9, 11am
The Farm at South Mountain

Hands-on instruction of culinary skills to help you cook with any vegetables in season (or whatever comes in your CSA basket). Register by October 5. Tickets $45.

**The Farm at South Mountain.

12th Annual Rim Country Quilt Roundup

Oct 12-15
Mazatzal Hotel and Casino Exhibition Hall, Payson

Quilt show, classes, and vendors. Admission $5.

**NEARBY: Pie at Beeline Cafe.

Arizona Taco Festival

Oct 15-16
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, Scottsdale
Festival with about 50 restaurants serving $2 tacos, lucha libre wrestling, live music, chile pepper and taco eating contests, tequila and margarita mixology expo, and Chihuahua Beauty Pageant. Admission $12-100.

Yuma Garden Company

Oct 22
Yuma Garden Company

**Yuma.

ACF Holiday Artists’ Marketplace

Oct 22, 10am
Flagstaff Mall

Booths with artwork by the Artists’ Coalition of Flagstaff.

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Phoenix Fan Fest

Oct 22-23
Phoenix Convention Center
Pop culture convention featuring actors, top comic book writers and artists, programming, and vendors. Passes $15-30.
**The first Fan Fest.

Calligraphy Boot Camp: Lessons in Lettering

Oct 24, 5:30pm
The Art Institute of Phoenix
Two-day workshop teaches five different calligraphy styles to take hand-lettering skills to the next level with Professor Alison King. Watch for registration details. Estimated fee: $50.

Ignite Music

Oct 28
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

A night full of 5-minute presentations, related to making, enjoying, and learning about music! Tickets on sale Oct 1.

Tucson Comic-Con

Nov 4-6
Tucson Convention Center

Community-based pop culture convention with a mission statement of “Pop Culture For All!” aims to reflect today’s fandom and the unique nature of Tucson, Arizona. Passes $30.

Downtown Mesa mural

Mesa Music Festival

Nov 10-12
Downtown Mesa

Music and arts festival with performances by emerging artists from around the world. Free.

Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival

Nov 10-12
Tucson Expo Center

Expo with sewing, quilting, needlework, and craft supply vendors (both local and national), as well as workshops and presentations. Admission $10 or free with online coupon (printable PDF).

**The Festival in Phoenix.

Lace

25th Annual Lace Day

Nov 12, 10am
Beatitudes Life Center, Phoenix

Lace making, exhibits, vendors, lessons. Sponsored by the Lacey Ladies of Arizona.

Hidden In The Hills Studio Tour and Sale

Nov 18-20, 25-27
Cave Creek, Arizona

Self-guided tour of open artist studios in the Cave Creek and Scottsdale area with demonstrations and art for sale. Free admission.

**Hidden In The Hills

Dayspring Holiday Boutique

Nov 18-19
Dayspring United Methodist Church, Tempe
Shop for unique items for children and adults: original clothing and accessories, home and holiday decor, and jewelry.

Phoenix Pizza Festival

Nov 19, 11am-5pm
Margaret T. Hance Park, Phoenix

Festival of top pizza makers, benefitting Downtown Phoenix Inc. Advance tickets $10.

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Las Noches de las Luminarias

Nov 25 – Dec 31
Desert Botanical Garden

Garden lit by 8,000 candles inside luminaria bags. There is also stargazing, hot apple cider, and a variety of musical performances. Tickets $30.

Jackalope Art & Craft Fair: Scottsdale

Nov 26-27
WestWorld of Scottsdale

Shop locally handcrafted goods the weekend of Small Business Saturday. Free admission.

Fall Tempe Festival of the Arts

Dec 2-4
Downtown Tempe

Juried art show with 400 artist booths lining Mill Avenue and the surrounding streets. Handmade ceramics, wearable art, jewelry, woodwork and photography. Free admission.

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Tumbleweed Tree

Dec 3, 4:30pm
Downtown Chandler

Community festival, Parade of Lights, and lighting of the 60th Tumbleweed Tree built in Downtown Chandler. Free.

**NEARBY: Check out Peixoto or Graz.

Backyard Haven Boutique

Dec 3, 9am
1769 S. 140th Place, Gilbert

Handmade and vintage home items, clothing, food, and gifts for sale by local crafters in a large backyard. Free admission.

Holiday Bliss Boutique at Power Ranch

Dec 3, 9am
3685 E Autumn Dr, Gilbert

Gift items for sale inside a barn.

Musical Instrument Museum

Phoenix

  • Dec 3-4. Experience Scandinavia: Celebration of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland with musical performances, traditional dances, and hands-on crafts. Included with Museum admission.
  • Dec 17, 9am. Hear Them Ring: Performances featuring handbells, gongs, and other instruments that ring – including some you can try yourself! Included with Museum admission.

Mesa Arts Festival

Dec 10-11, 10am
Mesa Arts Center
Annual festival with original works of art for sale, live entertainment and artist demonstrations, and kids’ activity area. Free.

**NEARBY: Community Garden.

Pasadena

+California

INSIDE / OUTSIDE

Now – Sep 13
Flower Pepper Gallery Pasadena

Exhibition celebrating the art of illustration in its many different forms and our desire to keep nature with us. Free admission. Work available for purchase.

Pasadena Summer Concert Series

Now – Sep 25
Levitt Pavilion band shell, Memorial Park, Pasadena

Concerts featuring both emerging and established musicians of many genres Thursday through Sunday evenings. Free.

**Our drive to Pasadena in one minute.

Workshop: Miniature Decorative Watercolor Sketchbook

Sep 10, 9:30am
San Francisco Center for the Book

Create a watercolor sketchbook small enough to travel with you on any artistic adventure. While learning basic design and watercolor techniques, students will create a compact (under 3 inches!) exposed-spine sketchbook with French linkstitch binding, magnetic closures, and 140lb weight watercolor paper. Fee $190.

Junk Show, Los Angeles

The Junk Show

Copper Still, Los Angeles
A monthly comedy-focused variety show at the bar inside Jaraguá Salvadoran restaurant. $5 at the door.

Museum of Latin American Art

Long Beach

  • Oct 14, 7pm. The Origins of Mole: Presentation on the mythical and cultural origins of Mole with a tasting. RSVP required. Tickets $10.
  • Oct 22, 8pm. Poderosas Para Siempre: A Celebration of Women Past & Present: An evening to remember and celebrate Latina women who have left an indelible mark on humanity through art, culture, political empowerment, and social justice.
  • Oct 28, 7pm. Craft Club: Embossing Workshop: Create an original metal embossing with a Día de los Muertos motif. Tickets $20.
  • Dec 4, 11am. Craft & Beyond Festival: Celebrate DIY traditions and upcycled art at MOLAA’s Mercado de Artesanías (Artisan Market) with art workshops, face painting, eco-friendly fashion contest, live music, and docent tours of the galleries. Free admission.

Norton Simon museum

French Films Noirs from the 1950s and 1960s

Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena

A series of essential films noirs made in postwar France, which are contemporary to Picasso’s lithographs, and presented in conjunction with the exhibition States of Mind: Picasso Lithographs 1945–1960. Doors open at 5pm.

  • Nov 4. Touchez Pas au Grisbi
  • Nov 11. Rififi
  • Nov 18. Elevator to the Gallows
  • Dec 2. Shoot the Piano Player

**Norton Simon sculpture garden.

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+Colorado

Stories in Sculpture

Now – Oct 2
Denver Botanic Gardens (York Street)

13 sculptures from the Walker Art Center Collection placed throughout the Gardens. Included with admission.

**Denver Botanic Gardens.

Vinotok Fall Harvest Festival

Sep 18-24
Crested Butte

Storytelling and harvest festival on the autumnal equinox, a time meant for giving thanks through song, dance, and feasts.

 

volcano art center

+Hawaii

Return of ‘Alalā: Restoring The Voice Of Hawaii’s Native Forests

Now – Oct 9
Volcano Art Center, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park campus

Juried exhibition of multimedia artwork featuring depictions of the Alalā, Hawaii’s native crow, in anticipation of its reintroduction into the wild this September. Tickets $45-50.

 

Sailboats on Lake Michigan.

+Illinois

8th Annual Charitable Chili Cook-Off

Nov 5, 5-8pm
The Arts of Life, Chicago Studio

8th Annual Charitable Chili Cook-Off. Tickets $15-25.
**Chicago on a tight schedule.

+Nevada

In Transition: Female Figurines from the Braunstein Collection

Now – Mar 30, 2017
Barrick Museum, UNLV

Female figurines from the pre-Hispanic era cultures of Mesoamerica, South America, and Central America. Free ($5 suggested donation).

Art at the Market

Oct 22-23
Bruce Trent Park, Las Vegas
Regional Fine Art and craft show with farmers’ market, cooking demos, food trucks, and music.

+Oregon

WildCraft Studio School

Western Oregon

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+Tennessee

2016 Wine On The River Nashville

Sep 10, 3pm
John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge, Nashville

Wine tastings on a pedestrian bridge with city views and live jazz music. Tickets $59.

38th Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair

Sep 23-25
Centennial Park

Showcase of handmade fine craft from over 200 juried and award-winning artists from across the U.S. Event includes live demonstrations, hands-on kids’ activities, and Emerging Makers Tent. Free.

Vintage Market Days

Oct 28-30
Fiddlers Grove Historic Village, Lebanon

Upscale indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade items, home decor, outdoor furnishings, and food.

+Texas

BlogHerFood16

Oct 7-8
Hilton Austin

Conference to connect the food community. Meet top food writers, cookbook authors, chefs, food brands, and influencers. Discover trends, techniques, and technical innovations. Full conference passes $398.
Monticello

+Virginia

10th Annual Heritage Harvest Festival

Sep 9-11
Monticello, Charlottesville

Education-focused festival for all ages celebrating Jefferson’s horticultural legacy with programming on topics like gardening, sustainability, local food, the preservation of heritage plants, natural history, foodways, and the roles of the entire plantation community. Tickets $15-250.

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+Washington

Mixology Classes with indi chocolate and Eat Seattle

Sep 9, 6:30pm
indi chocolate at Pike Place Market

Learn how to use chocolate and alcohol from local distilleries to make cocktails. Fee $40.

**Pike Place Market.

WildCraft Studio School

White Salmon Studio, White Salmon

Behind The Table: Meet The Artisans of Pike Place Market

Oct 21, 5pm
Pike Place Market Economy Atrium Building, Seattle

Evening at Pike Place Market filled with local art, live music, food, and auctions. Dinner, drinks, and entertainment sponsored by Market businesses. Proceeds benefit The Market Community Safety Net. Tickets $30.

**Seattle Like a Local.

National Mall, Washington DC

+Washington DC

Cooking Up History

National Museum of American History, Demonstration Kitchen 

Recipe demonstration and food history talk by a guest chef and a Smithsonian host on a topic that ties back to the Museum’s collections.

  • Sep 17, 2pm. Hispanic-American Culinary Heritage
  • Oct 15, 2pm. Harvest Season
  • Oct 29, 10am. Smithsonian Food History Festival

**NEARBY: National Museum of Women in the Arts.

INTERNATIONAL

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+Australia

DIY Classes by Koskela

Koskela, Rosebery, NSW

  • Oct 29, 10:30am. DIY Kokedamas: Kokedama is a style of Japanese bonsai, where a plant’s root system is wrapped in moss and string. Make hanging kokedamas and learn how to maintain them. Fee $90.
  • Oct 30, 10:30. Open core coiling basketry: Demonstration of how to wrap together core material(s) to create a form and hands-on practice with different stitches, wrapping styles, and core materials, such as grasses, palm fronds and/or natural fibres. Fee $130.
  • Photo via Koskela.

 

Maker Faire

+India

Paint like Jackson Pollock

Sep 11, 11am
Think Happy Everyday, Bangalore, Karnataka

One-day immersive art experience on the action-painting technique of abstract expressionist artist Jackson Pollock. Mandatory pre-registration. Tickets Rs. 3500.

Bengaluru Mini Maker Faire 2016

Oct 23, 10am
Rangoli Metro Art Centre, Bangalore, Karnataka

Festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. Admission Rs. 50.

 

+New Zealand

The World of WearableArt Awards Show

Sep 22 – Oct 9
TSB Bank Arena, Wellington

Two-hour spectacular combining fashion, dance, theatre, music and art where over 100 garments are brought to life. Tickets $50-170.

Arts Festival Dunedin

Sep 30 – Oct 9
Dunedin House

Biennial arts festival in Dunedin with theatre, dance, music, comedy, and a visual art gallery.

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+Spain

Noches en los Jardines del Real Alcázar

Now – Sep 30, 10:30pm (Doors at 9pm.)
Real Alcázar, Sevilla
Nightly concerts in the gardens of a historic palace, including flamenco, classical, and world music.

Workshops at Duduá

Duduá, Barcelona

  • Sep 16, 5pm. Lettering con Acuarela [watercolor lettering]. Fee €65.
  • Sep 19, 4:30pm. Clase Magistral de Bordado [embroidery master class]:“Gatita Bailando en mi Jardín.” (See photo, above. Via Duduá.) Fee €60.
  • Sep 20, 4:30pm. Introducción al bordado dimensional [introduction to dimensional embroidery]: “Mi gatita ama volar.” Fee €60.

**If you can’t go, at least you can make sangria.

+UK

The Film Festival of Indigenous Peoples

Oct 12-18
SOAS KLT Khalili Film Theatre, London

Annual film festival with talks and performances celebrating indigenous cultures. Suggested donation £5-10.

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Happenings List: August 2016+

Posted by on Aug 11, 2016 in Past Happenings | 0 comments

This is our curated roundup of maker/artist/explorer events!

Angle brackets (>>) point to related info on our site.

Chiricahua National Monument

U.S.

National Park Service Centennial

Aug 25. There are programs throughout the United States to celebrate the Park Service’s 100th birthday.

  • Now – 2017. Art Quilt Tour: 13 art quilts created in celebration the National Park Service Centennial are touring the National Parks they depict now through 2017.
  • Read on to find out about celebrations in Arizona, Hawaii, and Massachusetts!

Barn at Windmill Winery, Florence

+Arizona

Tucson Movies in the Park

Aug 19 at Reid Park, Demeester Performing Arts Pavilion, Tucson. Free admission.
>>Ongoing Phoenix-area movie events.

CraftHack

2nd Mondays, 6pm at Gangplank Chandler. Free monthly meet-up of artists and crafters. Learn something new or bring your own project to work on!

  • Sep 12: Project TBD

Road to flagstaff

National Park Service Parks in the Pines Birthday Bash

Aug 20, 10am-5pm at Flagstaff City Hall Parking Lot. Celebrate the National Park Service’s centennial with a free park fair, photo booths, and cake.

Blended Conference

Sep 15-16 at Windmill Winery, Florence. Blogging conference with workshops, speakers, and networking.

>>Our visit to Windmill Winery.

Pasadena

+California

Pasadena Summer Concert Series

Now – Sep 25 at Levitt Pavilion band shell in Memorial Park, Pasadena. Free concerts featuring both emerging and established musicians of many genres.

  • Thursday through Sunday evenings.
  • Thursdays are children’s nights.
  • Festival opens two hours before music starts.
  • You can picnic on the lawn.

>>Our drive to Pasadena in one minute.

Balboa Park San Diego Summer Events

  • Now – August 29, Mondays, 7:30pm at Spreckels Organ: 2016 International Summer Organ Festival. Free outdoor concert series.
  • Now – Sep 2, Fridays: Balboa Park After Dark. Extended musuem hours, food trucks, and entertainment.
  • Now – Sep 5, 3:30pm at San Diego Zoo: Nighttime Zoo. Artisan demonstrations, movies, live music and other performances to celebrate the San Diego Zoo’s centennial.
  • Now – March 3, Sundays, 2pm at Spreckels Organ: Sunday Organ Concerts. Free weekly concerts at one of the world’s largest outdoor pipe organs.

Junk Show, Los Angeles

The Junk Show

Aug 14, 8pm at Copper Still, Los Angeles. A monthly comedy-focused variety show at the bar inside Jaraguá Salvadoran restaurant.

sculpture by Ken Newman

+Colorado

Animalia exhibition

Now – August 21 at Loveland Museum/Gallery, Loveland. Art with animals as the subject, which explores their complex relationship with humans.

  • “The Rat Race” sculpture (and photo) above by Ken Newman will be included in the exhibit.

volcano art center

+Hawaii

Return of ‘Alalā: Restoring The Voice Of Hawaii’s Native Forests

Sep 3 – Oct 9 at Volcano Art Center, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park campus. Juried exhibition of multimedia artwork featuring depictions of the Alalā, Hawaii’s native crow, in anticipation of its reintroduction into the wild this September.

 

Sailboats on Lake Michigan.

+Illinois

Cuz I’m Fancy

Now – Aug 31 at The Arts of Life North Shore studio, Glenview. Exhibition of new work that examines the ways we interpret “fancy,” at the intersection between elegance and tack, refinement and kitsch.

+Massachusetts

Bring the Park to the People!

Aug 20, 1-4pm at Eagle Park, Lowell. Interactive pop-up museums with crafts and informational materials, neighborhood tours, and a community weaving project in celebration of the National Park Service’s 100th birthday.

http://www.edibleeastend.com/event/great-food-truck-derby/

+New York

Point of Vision: Celebrating Women Artists in Fantasy and Science Fiction

Now – Aug 20 at Museum of Illustration at the Society of Illustrators, New York.

The Great Food Truck Derby

Aug 19, 4pm at Hayground School, Bridgehampton. At least 15 New York City and Long Island food trucks serve food and drink during the Community farmers market. Event benefits Hayground schoolyard projects providing culinary arts training for local kids. (Graphic via Edible East End.)

+Oregon

Native Fashion Now

Now – Sep 4 at Portland Art Museum. Exhibition of Native American fashion designers from the 1950s to today.

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+Virginia

Virginia Craft Brewers Fest

Aug 20 at Devils Backbone Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows. Celebration of Virginia’s craft beer industry.

>>Over 60 participating breweries, including South Street, which we visited in Charlottesville.

seattle

+Washington

Graphic Masters: Dürer, Rembrandt, Hogarth, Goya, Picasso, R. Crumb

Now – Aug 28 at Seattle Art Musuem. Exploration of how six historical artists used prints and drawings to express personal sentiments.

National Mall, Washington DC

+Washington DC

Cooking Up History

Monthly at National Museum of American History Demonstration Kitchen in Coulter Performance Plaza. Food history demonstration and talk by a guest chef and a Smithsonian host. Each month they will prepare a different recipe that ties back to the Museum’s exhibitions, research, and collections.

  • Aug 12, 2pm. Julia Child in the 1970s
  • Sep 17, 2pm. Hispanic-American Culinary Heritage
  • Oct 15, 2pm. Harvest Season
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Happenings List: July 2016+

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016 in Craft, Past Happenings, Travel | 0 comments

This is our monthly curated roundup of maker/artist/explorer events!

Angle brackets (>>) point to related info on our site.

Liberty bell Philadelphia

U.S.

National Park Service Centennial

Aug 25. There are programs throughout the United States to celebrate the Park Service’s 100th birthday.

  • Now – 2017. Art Quilt Tour: 13 art quilts created in celebration the National Park Service Centennial are touring the National Parks they depict now through 2017.
  • Read on to find out about celebrations in Arizona, Hawaii, and Massachusetts!

Barn at Windmill Winery, Florence

+Arizona

Tucson Movies in the Park

Jul 22, Aug 5, Aug 19 at Reid Park, Demeester Performing Arts Pavilion, Tucson. Free admission.
>>Ongoing Phoenix-area movie events.

Sewing Classes with Oxford Dogma

Techshop Chandler

CraftHack

2nd Mondays, 6pm at Gangplank Chandler. Free monthly meet-up of artists and crafters. Learn something new or bring your own project to work on!

Hilton Indoor Fine Art Festival

Jul 16, 10am-6pm at Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort.
Juried fine arts festival with artisan displays from around the region and live strolling acoustic violin, jazz and bluegrass performances.

Road to flagstaff

National Park Service Parks in the Pines Birthday Bash

Aug 20, 10am-5pm at Flagstaff City Hall Parking Lot. Celebrate the National Park Service’s centennial with a free park fair, photo booths, and cake.

Library

Maurice Sendak art exhibit

Now – Jul 17 at Burton Barr Central Library. 50 original pencil drawings and other early images from Where the Wild Things Are author and illustrator Maurice Sendak.

Blended Conference

Sep 15-16 at Windmill Winery, Florence. Blogging conference with workshops, speakers, and networking.

>>Our visit to Windmill Winery.

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+California

Pasadena Summer Concert Series

Now – Sep 25 at Levitt Pavilion band shell in Memorial Park, Pasadena. Free concerts featuring both emerging and established musicians of many genres.

  • Thursday through Sunday evenings.
  • Thursdays are children’s nights.
  • Festival opens two hours before music starts.
  • You can picnic on the lawn.

Balboa Park San Diego Summer Events

  • Now – August 29, Mondays, 7:30pm at Spreckels Organ: 2016 International Summer Organ Festival. Free outdoor concert series.
  • Now – Sep 2, Fridays: Balboa Park After Dark. Extended musuem hours, food trucks, and entertainment.
  • Now – Sep 5, 3:30pm at San Diego Zoo: Nighttime Zoo. Artisan demonstrations, movies, live music and other performances to celebrate the San Diego Zoo’s centennial.
  • Now – March 3, Sundays, 2pm at Spreckels Organ: Sunday Organ Concerts. Free weekly concerts at one of the world’s largest outdoor pipe organs.

Citrus park in Riverside, CA

Citrus Historic State Park

  • Most Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30am, 12:00pm, and 2:00pm. Tour and Tastes: Learn about citrus trees, sample fruit, and pick some of your own.
  • Jul 16, 9am. Groves on Wheels: Wheelchair and stroller accessible guided tour through the Park’s citrus groves.

>>Our visit to Citrus Historic State Park.
 

dineLA Restaurant Week

Jul 18-31. Fixed-price menu at restaurants throughout Los Angeles.

BlogHer conference stage

#BlogHer16: Experts Among Us

Aug 4 – 6 at JW Marriott LA Live, Los Angeles. BlogHer annual conference.

  • Aug 6, 10:30am. Mobile-Readiness Blog Review Geek Lab: I’ll be leading this interactive small group session. (See online schedule.)

The Junk Show

Aug 14, 8pm at Copper Still, Los Angeles. A monthly comedy-focused variety show at the bar inside Jaraguá Salvadoran restaurant.

sculpture by Ken Newman

+Colorado

Animalia exhibition

Now – August 21 at Loveland Museum/Gallery, Loveland. Art with animals as the subject, which explores their complex relationship with humans.

  • “The Rat Race” sculpture (and photo) above by Ken Newman will be included in the exhibit.

volcano art center

+Hawaii

Volcano Art Center

“Where people, art, and nature meet.” Educational center and fine arts gallery with handcrafted work by over 300 local artists, as well as a performance series and rain forest tours in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.

Return of ‘Alalā: Restoring The Voice Of Hawaii’s Native Forests

Sep 3 – Oct 9 at Volcano Art Center, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park campus. Juried exhibition of multimedia artwork featuring depictions of the Alalā, Hawaii’s native crow, in anticipation of its reintroduction into the wild this September.

Fountain Square Indianapolis

+Indiana

Outdoor Concerts in Indianapolis 

There’s a great round-up of free summer concerts on the Visit Indy blog.

>>Our visit to Fountain Square.

 

+Massachusetts

Bring the Park to the People!

Aug 20, 1-4pm at Eagle Park, Lowell. Interactive pop-up museums with crafts and informational materials, neighborhood tours, and a community weaving project in celebration of the National Park Service’s 100th birthday.

http://www.edibleeastend.com/event/great-food-truck-derby/

+New York

Point of Vision: Celebrating Women Artists in Fantasy and Science Fiction

Now – Aug 20 at Museum of Illustration at the Society of Illustrators, New York.

The Great Food Truck Derby

Aug 19, 4pm at Hayground School, Bridgehampton. At least 15 New York City and Long Island food trucks serve food and drink during the Community farmers market. Event benefits Hayground schoolyard projects providing culinary arts training for local kids. (Graphic via Edible East End.)

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+Virginia

Virginia Craft Brewers Fest

Aug 20 at Devils Backbone Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows. Celebration of Virginia’s craft beer industry.

>>Over 60 participating breweries, including South Street, which we visited in Charlottesville.

seattle

+Washington

Graphic Masters: Dürer, Rembrandt, Hogarth, Goya, Picasso, R. Crumb

Now – Aug 28 at Seattle Art Musuem. Exploration of how six historical artists used prints and drawings to express personal sentiments.

Shoe Camp with Jason Hovatter

Jul 21-24 at White Salmon Studio, White Salmon. Intensive 4-day shoe-making workshop. Finished shoes will be custom built to a casting of your foot and based on a classic 10th century Northern European design.

Narional Mall, Washington DC

+Washington DC

Objects Out of Storage

In conjunction with the ongoing Patrick F. Taylor Foundation Object Project, the Objects Out of Storage program temporarily displays related objects with talks from experts at National Museum of American History about once a month.

INTERNATIONAL

501st-stormtroopers

+UK

Star Wars Celebration

July 15 – 17 at London Excel Centre, London. Star Wars fan convention.
>>Things we saw at last year’s Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim.

WORDfest on Beckenham Green

July 16, 12pm at Beckenham Green, Bromley. Free community festival of all things book-related – crafts, workshops, bands, groups, poets!

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