Rare corpse flower in full bloom at WSU Vancouver

Featured image: Steve Sylvester (right) answers questions about the corpse plant named Titan VanCoug (left) at the University of Washington Vancouver on July 16, 2019. Photos by Cheryl Landes Steve Sylvester beamed today like a proud papa as he stood in the tent outside the Science and Engineering building at the University of Washington (WSU) … Continue reading Rare corpse flower in full bloom at WSU Vancouver

Jazz in the Garden: Summer Music Series starts July 16 in Portland

Photos by Cheryl Landes Update, July 25, 2019: There are no links to buy tickets for this music series from the Lan Su Chinese Garden's website. I found the link from a website of one of the artists scheduled to perform there. It's at boxofficetickets.com. If you're buying a meal on the night of the … Continue reading Jazz in the Garden: Summer Music Series starts July 16 in Portland

Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz coming to Bushnell Park this weekend

Enjoy jazz from 13 bands and vocalists at the 2019 Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz Friday-Sunday, July 19-21, at Bushnell Park. The festival kicks off at 7 p.m. with the Funky Dawgz Jazz Band. Other artists performing during the festival include Delfeayo Marsalis and The Uptown Jazz Orchestra, Jasmin Ghent, the Braxton Brothers, and Steve … Continue reading Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz coming to Bushnell Park this weekend

The nation’s longest running free jazz concert series underway in Hartford

Featured image by Mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Monday Night Jazz, the nation’s longest-running free jazz concert series produced by the Hartford Jazz Society, began July 8 at the Thomas D. Harris IV Pavilion Bushnell Park. The 2019 series marks the 52nd consecutive season. Opening acts start at 6 p.m., and the headliners start at 7:30 … Continue reading The nation’s longest running free jazz concert series underway in Hartford

100 films by 50 filmmakers featured at Maine International Film Festival in Waterville

For 10 days in July, watch the premieres of 100 independent and international films at the Maine International Film Festival in Waterville. Get glimpses of how some of these films were made at talks from directors, producers, writers, and musicians. Also attend art exhibitions, community workshops, and live performances. The 2019 festival runs July 21-21. … Continue reading 100 films by 50 filmmakers featured at Maine International Film Festival in Waterville

Downton Abbey: The Exhibition in Boston, followed by Asheville, NC

Downton Abbey fans, immerse yourself in this popular PBS series like you never have before at a new exhibition underway in Boston. Learn more about favorite characters, costumes, and locations and historic events of the post-Edwardian England era. Watch never-before-seen footage from the show. Downton Abbey: The Exhibition leads you on a journey through the … Continue reading Downton Abbey: The Exhibition in Boston, followed by Asheville, NC

Moonlight Movie in the Park first Saturday of August in University Place, WA

Pack a picnic basket, grab a blanket, and take the family to Cirque Park in University, Place, Washington, for the annual Moonlight Movie in the Park. This year's movie is The Lego Movie, the Second Part. Watch the official trailer. The movie starts at dusk. Admission is free. Cirque Park is located at 7250 Cirque … Continue reading Moonlight Movie in the Park first Saturday of August in University Place, WA

Ticket sales for Shawnee Hills Wine Trail’s Midsummer Picnic Pairings end July 28

Featured image credit: Shawnee Hills Wine Trail All 11 wineries of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail have created a delicious weekend of wine and food pairings perfect for picnics Saturday-Sunday, August 3-4. Enjoy a scenic drive along the wine trail while enhancing your appreciation and enjoyment of some of southern Illinois' award-winning red, white, and … Continue reading Ticket sales for Shawnee Hills Wine Trail’s Midsummer Picnic Pairings end July 28

Hawaii meets Mount Hood at this summer luau on July 13

Featured image: Mount Hood (photo by Cheryl Landes) Come to the Paradise Sun Deck at Mount Hood Meadows for a fun-filled evening on Saturday, July 13. Try the Kona Beer pairings with Hawaiian food. Take a guided hike and a scenic chair ride, play games on the deck. Also enjoy live entertainment from Francis Doo, … Continue reading Hawaii meets Mount Hood at this summer luau on July 13