It’s the weekend already. I’m not mad about it, but we are going to need to start planning.
Tonight is the kick off for the Atlas Performing Arts Center’s annual INTERSECTIONS festival. This two-weekend all-arts event offers something for every taste. Homegrown You Tube star Malinda will start the festival with a concert of originals and covers. (She broke through the internet noise with her Google Translate version of Let it Go. You are welcome.) The schedule of events includes free concerts, family events, and much more. Find it all here.
Friday, Solid State Books welcomes authors Carrie Callaghan and Linnea Hartsuyker. They will discussing their new works. Callaghan’s Salt the Snow is based on the life of the first female war correspondent. Hartsuker’s The Golden Wolf is the last volume in a fantasy trilogy. The event begins at 7 p.m. and is free.
Saturday, laissez les bon temps rouler at the Wharf’s Mardi Gras festival. The fun begins at 4 p.m. and revelers can expect to enjoy live music, dancing and a fireworks finale at 6:30 pm. The parade features our very own Eastern High School Marching Band and floats from several of the local businesses. Get there early and please don’t drive.
Sunday is the Guatemalan National Day of the Marimba at the Museum of the American Indian. The marimba is Guatemala’s national instrument in a symbol of Guatemalan national identity. The celebration is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and is free and open to everyone. What a joyful sounding way to end the weekend!