Quick Picks (1/27 - 2/3)
Grilled cheese fest
DUMMERSTON - Whetstone Beer Co. and Kampfires Campground, Inn & Entertainment will host the first annual grilled cheese festival on Sunday, July 31, from 11 am to 4 pm.
Whetstone will be serving up an array of golden, crisp, and gooey grilled cheese combos and offering fresh local beer, Bloody Marys, and bubbles. They will be joined by Smash Brothers, Vermont Gelato Co., and Susan’s Lemonade. Lush Honey will provide live music and a variety of giant yard games will be onsite and ready for play.
The event will be held at The Pit event space at Kampfires at 792 US Route 5. This event is free and open to all. More information available at www.whetstonebrands.com or contact Jason@whetstonebrands.com.
Eleanor & The Pretty Things performance
BELLOWS FALLS - Eleanor & The Pretty Things, an alt-indie band from the Boston area known for dynamic live performances, will be performing at Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street, on Saturday, July 30, at 7 pm. Slow Pony, of Brattleboro, will open with accordion-centric otherworld music. This will be louder than most Stage 33 Live shows.
According to the performers’ preference, masks are encouraged but not required. The performers will not be masked during the performance. If another mask mandate comes down the pike between now and then, that will be the rule.
$10 in advance guarantees up-front seating. A donation of $10 plus is suggested at the door; no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Capacity is limited. The performance will be recorded and filmed. More info at stage33live.com.
Bang on a Can: LOUD weekend festival
NORTH ADAMS, MA- Bang on a Can: LOUD Weekend will take place at MASSMoCA July 28 to 30.
Bang on a Can plus MASS MoCA equals three days of boundary-breaking musical perfection. Check out just a few of the LOUD Weekend festival highlights: Renowned filmmaker and guitarist Jim Jarmusch and composer-guitarist Phil Kline convene a supersonic electric guitar duo set to Thomas Edison’s film. L’Rain returns to MASS MoCA with songs that enigmatically blend spiritual music, tape loops, pop, and R&B. Bang on a Can All-Stars’ Can Dance makes its world premiere preview. The show is a seamless integration of cutting-edge music, revolutionary dance, and film. Films from nine extraordinary choreographers—including Kyle Marshall, Annie-B Parson, and more—are scored live.
Check out the full lineup and experience it all by visiting massmoca.org.