Saturday, May 4, 2019

Franklin ArtWeek Schedule for Saturday, May 4, 2019

Saturday, May 4

9:00 - 5:00: Post-It Note Collage at Franklin Public Library ~ In celebration of ArtWeek 2019, the Youth Services department will be building a Post-It Note Collage! But we need your help! Stop by anytime during the week to help add post-it notes to the wall. What will the final image be?? Only time will tell!!

10:00 - 12:00: Sidewalk Chalk! at the Franklin Town Common (FREE)
Join BFCCPS’s first chalk festival! Watch other artists create masterpieces with vividly colored pastels and join in on creating your own art while we transform the cement on the Franklin Commons into a bright and colorful chalk art display! Parking on Queen St.

11:00 - 11:45: Trowbridge Piano Performance at the Franklin Historical Museum (FREE) Local musician Dennis Ferguson will perform a selection of works by 20th century women composers on the Museum's antique Trowbridge Piano, with background and details on the composers and compositions.

12:00 - 4:00: Art of Game Design with Jason Davis at Pete's Nerd Emporium (FREE) Jason Davis, the Franklin-based game designer of Davis & Daughters Games, will be giving a talk on his creative process: what it’s like to design games with children and for children and all the difficulty and benefits therein. His talk will be followed by a demo of his game, Heroes & Treasure, a traditional fantasy-styled RPG meant to be played with children as young as 4.

12:00 - 1:30 and 2:00 - 3:30: Around the World in 8 Plays at THE BLACK BOX ($12/$15) Travel around the world and explore forgotten myths and unusual legends in eight fast-paced and hilarious tales! Guided by a band of roaming gypsies, the audience is transported from the ancient Far East, where a hero must kill a giant centipede to save a dragon king, to the Russian countryside, where a poor orphan must defeat three witches who stole his grandfather's eyes. Always quirky, and sometimes bizarre, these eight tales are filled with magic, mystery, and morals. Tickets are $12 student/senior and $15 adult. Tickets:

12:15 - 1:00: Horace Mann Birthday Celebration at the Franklin Historical Museum (FREE) Join us for a piece of cake and a little history to celebrate Horace Mann's 223rd birthday.

12:30 - 1:30: Orff Percussion Jam at Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School (FREE)  The Orff Percussion Jam will allow people to use both pitched (xylophones, metallophones, glockenspiels, etc.) and non-pitched instruments (drums, tambourines, shakers, etc) in a unique, multi-layered ensemble that will explore familiar children's songs. For kids 5-12, although 13+ are welcome to join by helping out or playing on the larger instruments. Parking on Queen St.

1:00 - 3:00: “May the 4th be With You” Star Wars Party! at the Franklin Public Library (FREE)  Come celebrate Star Wars Day with us! Put your Jedi skills to the test with out-of-this-world games and crafts! Then refuel with snacks and refreshments straight from the Cantina!

2:00 - 3:00: Drumming Around the World at Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School (FREE)  Drumming Around the World will focus on exploring different cultures and their musical styles through the art of drumming. Participants will learn elementary to intermediate rhythms by ear, participate in drum circles, practice improvisation skills, and learn a little of the history of hand drumming. Parking on Queen St.

2:00 - 3:30: What Ever Happened to Sunday Dinner? at Franklin TV (FREE)  Author Ed Iannuccilli draws on his Italian heritage in his book "What Ever Happened to Sunday Dinner?" which is the focus of his ArtWeek lecture. Dr. Ed will share how and why he writes, inspiring the audience to write their own stories of immigration and cultural history.

7:00 - 9:30: The Chestnut Street Revue at First Universalist Society of Franklin (FREE) Join us for an exciting evening of music, featuring a broad range of genres from good old rock and roll to classical guitar. Local bands Critical Mass and Victims of Gravity will get your toes tapping, and Heath Nisbett's classical guitar will elevate your mood! The Universal Singers will entertain you with some uplifting choral arrangements. Michele Kelly will engage us with her beautiful vocals, and Dan Feerick and Jeff Cerrier will perform guitar solos. It's sure to be a fun evening of great music. Gourmet desserts will be available at intermission.

7:00 - 12:00: Party for the Pantry at THE BLACK BOX ($25)
Join us for an evening showcasing four fabulous bands in support of the Franklin Food Pantry! Tickets:

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Franklin ArtWeek Schedule for Saturday, May 4, 2019
Franklin ArtWeek Schedule for Saturday, May 4, 2019

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