Cottrell Brewing Company to host ‘The Incredibly Pretentious Art Festival’ | Entertainment

PAWCATUCK — Cottrell Brewing Company has something pretty pretentious to offer both art- and beer-lovers this upcoming Labor Day weekend.

The Mechanic Street-based company will present its first-ever two-day “Incredibly Pretentious Art Festival” on Saturday, Sept. 4, and Sunday, Sept. 5, from 1-7 p.m. each day. 

Organized by artist Tom Sanford, the I.P.A. Festival will feature art by 20 local artists, including Sanford, and take place over Labor Day weekend at the Brewery.

Sanford, who has summered in Charlestown since 1976, has had a long relationship with Cottrell. He has enjoyed their beer since shortly after the brewery was founded

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Sababa is back! The Jewish Arts & Culture Festival for everyone! | Entertainment

The juried Art Festival will include works of Ceramics, Digital Art, Drawing, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metalworks, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Wood.

Additionally, community organizations will have booths creating a “city fair” experience showcasing the vibrancy of our local Jewish community.]

Ample parking will be available on site – at the campus located just west of Lindbergh Blvd. off Schuetz Rd.

For more information, to volunteer or to enter your art for consideration, visit

The J is an interactive, multi-generational gathering place that offers a variety of programs and services to both the St. Louis Jewish

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Arts festival brings live entertainment back to West Hartford | News

WEST HARTFORD — Countless theaters and concert venues went dark for more than a year as the pandemic forced live entertainment to either go virtual, or cancel shows completely.

West Hartford Summer Arts Festival was no exception.

But the festival and town are making up for lost time, and entertainment, with the launch of Welcome Back West Hartford, building on the usual summer musical and offering even more programs and other performances for free.

“Coming into 2021, we were really missing live theater and shows,” said Tyler Lauretti, the festival manager.

He said they knew many others in town shared

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Acansa Arts Festival announces schedule

Elsewhere in entertainment, events and the arts:

Acansa Festival

The Acansa Arts Festival of the South returns in September after a year off because of the pandemic, with performances by more than a dozen music, dance and theater groups and solo artists over three weekends in multiple venues across Little Rock and North Little Rock.

Tickets are $30-$40; a $100 Festival Flex Pass covers four ticketed events. Festival Gold Passes, $250, include access to all ticketed events. And a 2021-22 Season Pass, $400, also includes a Dec. 6 performance of “A Carpenter’s Christmas,” the March 2022 Charlotte Gadberry Award Presentation

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Edmonds Arts Festival announces entertainment acts

Free live entertainment is a big part of the annual Edmonds Arts Festival, and this year is no different. The festival has selected nine bands to perform at the Main Stage during the Festival, which takes place from August 27-29 at the Frances Anderson Center on Main Street.

If you’re looking to take a break from perusing art or do some dancing, these nine acts will get you on your feet. Below is the entertainment schedule:

Friday, Aug. 27

  • 12:30 – 2 p.m.: Clave Gringa (Cuban jazz)
  • 2:30 – 4 p.m.: Reggie Garrett and the Snake Oil Peddlers (urban acoustic
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