Hey there, welcome back! This week the live music madness has returned to North Texas. Start tonight with Bon Iver at the Winspear Opera House. Some other noteables are Canadian electro-funk duo Chromeo at the House of Blues, The Rally Round Greenville Music Fest (Ray Wylie Hubbard headlines), and the Carolina Chocolate Drops. The Carolina Chocolate Drops are one of the best known African American old timey string bands and they play really cool things like the jug and the bones. (No, seriously!)
There are also a couple of celebrations this week, which may or may not mean I’m going to walk around the station randomly belting out, “It’s a celebration!” at will . Amnesty Ineternational is turning 50, so there is a big shindig at SMU where student and community groups will break out some music, song, poetry and cultural dances, there will be the unveiling of an original art installation, and an address from the Executive Director of Amnesty International U.S.A. ~ all for free. Also in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Central Branch of the Irving Library will let kids learn about Latin rhythms and instruments for free with Latino Drumming for Kids.
If you want to just take it easy how about hitting a poetry reading, opening reception at North Park Center, or catching a movie outdoors at the ATT Performing Arts Center? Waiting for Guffman will be screened at Annette Strauss Square for free this weekend, so bring your friends and get your mockumentary on. UPDATE: This screening is on the 24th.
Remember again to sign up for the free weekly Art &Seek E-Newsletter and do one other thing~ have a great week. Today I will leave you with a video of the Carolina Chocolate Drops when they stopped by WDVX in Knoxville, TN to cover Blu Cantrell’s Hit Em Up Style. Enjoy!