Friday, July 14, 2006
Funky Friday will not be entirely funky, say observers of the downtown event, beginning at 5 pm Fri, July 14
But the music, food & drink, art and movie provide an easy-access party. "Remember Neon Saturday Nights?" says Pam Atchison. Atchison and her SRAC team, including event planner Bonne Summers, have created a variation on the Neon Nights formula.
“Wine Down” time from 5:00pm - 7:00pm at artspace-710 Texas Street, where guests can enjoy the tunes of Howell and Caskey with noshes provided by Bella Fresca restaurant. For those in the mood for libation, there is a cash bar.
Gates open for Funky Fridays at 7:00 pm with a $5.00 admission. Festival-goers can enjoy a live, on-stage performance by Bobbie “Mercie” Oliver and the Jam City Revue, participate in hands-on arts and crafts activities, and board a trolley to tour the venues in the west edge arts district.
At 9:00pm (or sundown) guests will sit in front of the Robinson Film Center outdoor screen to enjoy Some Lke It Hot. Guests are encouraged to bring their portable chairs.
As a special treat, on Friday, July 14th One-String Guitarist Robul Gibson of New Orleans will be playing in coolspace-second floor of artspace.
From 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm, board a trolley provided by A-1 Charter Service to Odyssey Sound Lab, where visitors have an opportunity to record their voices to music available in the studio that can be burned onto a commemorative CD. Or, enjoy a guided tour of the historic Municipal Auditorium.
View works by premiere Artist Frank Frazier at the Southern University Museum of Art. Works by Dorothy Kristi Hanna and Robin Rothrock will be on display at the Bistineau Gallery.
Take a sneak peak at the soon to open Robinson Film Center and upcoming River City Repertory Theatre in the 600 block of Texas Street.
The Multi-Cultural Center of the South has signed on as a special stop on the trolley tour providing hands-on dance lessons and demonstrations in the Art of Japanese Tea Service.
“Guests who attended the first Friday were impressed with the technology available at the Odyssey Sound Studio. Many were surprised that museums and galleries, as such, existed in Shreveport,” said Jim Boyter of A-1 Charter Service.
“Funky Fridays” is a community-oriented event intent on bridging the cultural gap in Shreveport and surrounding areas, says Atchison.
Moinfo: Harrice Mitchell at 673-6528 or email@example.com.