Victoria and local contributors Andrea Givens and Simon Knaphus will be at the Garden House tonight for a reading, discussion, and celebration of the book, billed as “a collection of concrete tips, suggestions, and narratives on ways that non-parents can support parents, children, and caregivers in their communities, social movements, and collective processes.”
All ages are invited and welcome to attend. The Garden House is located at 2336 15th Ave. S.
This Sunday, October 7, The Onlies will perform at Beacon Hill’s Garden House as part of ROCKiT Community Arts’ Folk Club music series. The Onlies (Samantha Braman, Leo Shannon and Riley Calcagno) are students at Garfield High School who perform Irish, Cape Breton, Old-Time, Scottish, and Quebecois fiddle music. On their website, they promise a good time for all:
“Oh, we’ll play some of that old traditional stuff, to keep the geezers happy. (Full disclosure: We’re probably the youngest geezers we know, and dang proud of it.) But we’ll probably debut a few of our shock-of-the-new tunes, so make sure to bring a solid pair of shoes.”
The Garden House is located at 2336 15th Ave. S. Admission is $7 general with kids under 12 getting in free. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the music starts at 7 p.m. Early arrivals will be able to order dinner from several local restaurants to enjoy at the show.
Poetry comes to North Beacon on Wednesday, September 12 from 7-9 p.m. with the first Beacon Bards, a monthly poetry reading event sponsored by ROCKiT Community Arts. The Bards will be at The Station coffeehouse, 2533 16th Ave. S. There is no cover charge.
The ROCKiT Community Arts Tuesday Folk Club is holding its last Tuesday show this coming Tuesday, March 27. Have no fear, the folk is not going away — instead, it’s moving to First Sundays, with the first show just a few days later on April 1. No foolin’.
Tuesday’s show features the Chicago 7, playing jazz of the 1920s and ’30s. According to their website, the group, organized by trombonist Marc Smason, is “a salute to, and extension of, the polyphonic early hot jazz styles of New Orleans, Chicago and New York.” Here’s an audio clip: “More Than You Know.”
The show will open with a performance by Washington Middle School Alternative Strings. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the cover charge is $5 for adults, free for kids.
The following Sunday the Folk Club debuts on Sunday nights with a Garden House barn dance featuruing fiddler Tony Mates and caller Charmaine Slaven. Cover for this one is $7 for adults, and free for kids. Doors will open at 6 p.m.