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This Week on the BLVD

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Tuesday April 12th

Goodmorning Antelope Valley

WhenTue, April 12, 8:30am – 10:30am
Where749 West lancaster BLVD, Lancaster, CA (map)
Descriptionhttp://ilivetoday.com Weekly podcast / talk show highlighting events, businesses and community in the Antelope Valley. Come be a part of the live show! Hosted by Ben Andrews and Jim Greenleaf. 661.948.8442

Toddler Storytime

WhenTue, April 12, 11:30am – 12:00pm
Where601 W. Lancaster Blvd. Lancaster CA 93534 (map)
DescriptionDrop in and join us for stories, songs, rhythms & movement for children ages 2-3 years old.

 

Pajama Storytime

WhenTue, April 12, 6:00pm – 6:45pm
Where601 W. Lancaster Blvd. Lancaster CA 93534 (map)
DescriptionStorytime introduces children to stories, music, fingerplays and art activities.For children Up to 2nd grade. Pre-Registration is Required. Please register at the children’s information desk or call (661) 948-5029.
Wednesday April 13th

Preschool Storytime

Storytime includes stories, fingerplays, music and art activities. For children 3-5 years old. Registration is required.

 

When
Wed April 13th 11:30am – 12:15pm Pacific Time
Where
601 W. Lancaster Blvd. Lancaster CA 93534 (map)

 

Lancaster Library Writers’ Group

Do you write essays, poetry, short stories, whole novels, or even technical reports? If you do, come share your work and receive helpful suggestions from fellow writers. All skill levels welcome, just bring up to three double-spaced pages to the library’s Literacy Center.

 

When
Wed April 13th 12pm – 2pm Pacific Time
Where
601 W. Lancaster Blvd. Lancaster CA 93534 (map)

 

Checkmate Chess Club

WhenWed, April 13, 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Where601 W. Lancaster Blvd. Lancaster CA 93534 (map)
DescriptionJoin chess coach, Ms. Daa(pronounced ‘day’) for our weekly chess club!All ages and skill-levels are welcome to learn and play the wonderful game in a supportive atmosphere. Beginner and intermediate lessons offered weekly.In conjunction with the Checkmate Chess Club, The AV Chess House is sponsoring a Chess Essay Contest open to any K-8 student who resides in Antelope Va…Full Description available at:http://www.colapublib.org/calendar/events/index.php?com=details&eID=7735

 

 

Teen Book Club

WhenWed, April 13, 4pm – 5pm
Where601 W. Lancaster Blvd. Lancaster CA 93534 (map)
DescriptionTeens, read a book and share it with this fun group!

 

 

Bring Your Own Vinyl Night!

http://lancasterblvd.com/ Come for a night of classic rock music, free wifi, and $1 gourmet coffee.Enjoy our records or bring your own LP’s and we’ll play some of your favorite tracks! Every Wednesday Night!

 

When
Wed April 13th 7:30pm – 10:30pm Pacific Time
Where
749 West Lancaster BLVD (map)
Thursday April 14th

‘Adventures in Dog Sledding’

WhenThu, April 14, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Where601 W. Lancaster Blvd. Lancaster CA 93534 (map)
DescriptionDog sled racer, Robert Stradley presents the sport of dog sledding . Exhibits, media footage and a meeting with a member of Team Quest, his dog sledding team, will provide an exciting hour. This program is free. For ages: 4 years and up. Call 661-948-5029, Children’s department for further information.

 

Country Night

WhenThu, April 14, 7pm – Fri, April 15, 12am
WhereBeX Roshambo Lounge 706 W. Lancaster Blvd (map)

Cedar Center Open MIc Night

WhenThu, April 14, 7:30pm – Fri, April 15, 12:00am
Where44851 Cedar Ave Lancaster, CA (map)
Descriptionhttp://cedarpaa.com/ Cedar Open Mic! Thursday nights at the Cedar Center, starting at 7:30pm (more like 8om most weeks, haha) and going until we feel like going home! Available to ALL AGES without censorship. We encourage poets, musicians, actors, dancers, spoken word artists… anyone who wants to take the stage to do so!

 

Friday April 15th
The Bandstand Coffee & Tea

 

Acoustic Show

WhenFri, April 15, 6pm – 8pm
Where706 West Lancaster Boulevard Lancaster, CA 93534-3119 (map)
DescriptionAll Acoustic Showcase of amazing local talent brought to you by the Cedar Center.
Socialnomics 101 on the BLVD

WhenSat, April 16, 10am – 12pm
WhereBLVD Today Cafe 749 West Lancaster BLVD (map)
Descriptionhttp://blvdtoday.com Jim Greenleaf and Adam Chant host a Live broadcast over Ustream.tv from the BLVD Today Cafe discussing social media and local news.

 

Streaming on the BLVD

WhenSat, April 16, 7pm – 9pm
WhereBLVD Today Cafe 749 West Lancaster BLVD (map)
Descriptionhttp://lancasterblvd.com Open Mic Night and Musical Showcase highlighting various musical entertainment, stand-up comedy and spoken word brought to you by Brittany Harris of the Cedar Center Performing Arts Center. You don’t want to miss this incredible event! EVERY Saturday Night, in person and online!http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ilivetoday

 

Ongoing

 

The Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery’s “26thAntelope Valley Union High School District Student Art Exhibition” will be on view April 9–May 8, 2011 at Lancaster City Hall. Featuring 94 pieces of artwork from 80 students within the school district, the exhibitors were selected by 26 participating art instructors from Antelope Valley, Eastside, Highland, Lancaster, Littlerock, Palmdale, Pete Knight, and Quartz Hill High Schools. The exhibition includes a wide variety of media such as oil, ceramic, watercolor, photography, acrylic, sculpture, charcoal, pencil, scratchboard, color pencil, pastel and mixed media.

 

Upcoming

 

 

Chimera Body Art Grand Opening
April 30th

 

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April 11, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley community, lancaster ca community, local a.v. art, Music on the BLVD, palmdale community | , , , , | 1 Comment

City of Lancaster to Add Pianos to The BLVD

City of Lancaster to Add Pianos to The BLVD


Public Pianos to Act as Both Musical Instruments and Artwork

Lancaster, CA. 12/15/10—The City of Lancaster unveiled a new project which will set pianos along The BLVD for the community to play.  To enliven The BLVD with both music and visual art, these pianos have been transformed into works of art by two local Antelope Valley artist collectives.

 


 

“What we are witnessing is the rapid burgeoning of the arts in our downtown area,” said Mayor R. Rex Parris. “The BLVD Pianos have joined the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery, Cedar Center, Artists’ Lofts and Gallery, BeX Bandstand stage, and the upcoming movie theater in bringing the arts to downtown Lancaster. These pianos are a synthesis of music and visual art, acting as yet another attraction to fulfill The BLVD’s motto as a “Destination for your Senses.”

 

 

The program is modeled after similar programs in several cities, including Denver, New York and Birmingham, UK.  The pianos are decorated by artists and then placed in public locations where anyone who wishes may play them.

 

 

Inspired by these programs, the City of Lancaster purchased the pianos and handed them off to two different artist collectives, which then converted them into functional pieces of art. Bryan Pacana, Larissa Nickel and Laurel Siler designed a Liberace-inspired piano, while more than a dozen artists collaborated on the artwork covering a tiled-collage piano. The artists include: Todd Cooper, Edwin Vasquez, Dennis Calaba, Donna Weil, Susan Moses, Jennifer Petty, Autumn Petty, Dave Faust, Arturo Castañon, Ana Luz Castañon, Benjamin Andrews, Cheryl Jackson-Schaffer and Mia Badua.

 

The two pianos will be placed on the BLVD; one on the sidewalk in front of Graphic Experience and one in the Ramblas in front of Bank of America.  There are plans to provide each piano with a protective encasement. At a later date, the program will expand to include additional pianos along The BLVD.

 

“These pianos are a catalyst for creating community,” concluded Mayor Parris. “When someone sits down and starts to play, people stop, gather around, and begin to comment and converse. These pianos, like many other attractions on the BLVD, provide a focal point where people can come together and connect with one another.”

 

December 16, 2010 Posted by | BLVD pianos, Lancaster blvd, Music on the BLVD, on the blvd, r rex parris | , , , , | Leave a comment

BLVD Piano 3 Generations of Artists

http://www.youtube.com/v/nwjmBH4H_vU&hl=en&fs=1

http://blvdtoday.com Susan Moses, Jennifer Petty and Autumn Petty talk about their contribution to the BLVD Piano Project. The tiled-collage piano was created by more than a dozen artists. The artists include: Todd Cooper, Edwin Vasquez, Dennis Calaba, Donna Weil, Susan Moses, Jennifer Petty, Autumn Petty, Dave Faust, Arturo Castañon, Ana Luz Castañon, Benjamin Andrews, Cheryl Jackson-Schaffer and Mia Badua.

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BLVD Piano Liberace Piano

http://blvdtoday.com Artist Bryan Pacana talks about the Liberace Piano created for the City Of Lancaster’s BLVD Piano project.

December 16, 2010 Posted by | art on the BLVD, BLVD pianos, Lancaster blvd, Music on the BLVD, on the blvd | , , , , | Leave a comment

BLVD Pianos Played for the First TIme


http://blvdtoday.com The program is modeled after similar programs in several cities, including Denver, New York and Birmingham, UK.  The pianos are decorated by artists and then placed in public locations where anyone who wishes may play them.

December 16, 2010 Posted by | art on the BLVD, BLVD pianos, Lancaster blvd, Music on the BLVD, on the blvd | , , , , | Leave a comment

BLVD Pianos Music and Art


http://blvdtoday.com Inspired by these programs, the City of Lancaster purchased the pianos and handed them off to two different artist collectives, which then converted them into functional pieces of art. Bryan Pacana, Larissa Nickel and Laurel Siler designed a Liberace-inspired piano, while more than a dozen artists collaborated on the artwork covering a tiled-collage piano. The artists include: Todd Cooper, Edwin Vasquez, Dennis Calaba, Donna Weil, Susan Moses, Jennifer Petty, Autumn Petty, Dave Faust, Arturo Castañon, Ana Luz Castañon, Benjamin Andrews, Cheryl Jackson-Schaffer and Mia Badua.

December 16, 2010 Posted by | art on the BLVD, BLVD pianos, Lancaster blvd, Music on the BLVD, on the blvd | , , , , | Leave a comment

BLVD Pianos Unveiling

 


http://blvdtoday.com “These pianos are a catalyst for creating community,” concluded Mayor Parris. “When someone sits down and starts to play, people stop, gather around, and begin to comment and converse. These pianos, like many other attractions on the BLVD, provide a focal point where people can come together and connect with one another.”


 

December 16, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

R. Rex Parris on the BLVD


http://rrexparris.com “What we are witnessing is the rapid burgeoning of the arts in our downtown area,” said Mayor R. Rex Parris. “The BLVD Pianos have joined the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery, Cedar Center, Artist’s Loft and Gallery, BeX Bandstand stage, and the upcoming movie theatre in bringing the arts to downtown Lancaster. These pianos are a synthesis of music and visual art, acting as yet another attraction to fulfill The BLVD’s motto as a Destination for your Senses.”


December 15, 2010 Posted by | Lancaster blvd, Music on the BLVD, r rex parris | , , | Leave a comment