Artifacts 07.04.19

The city of Seaside returns to Bayonet Blackhorse Golf Course with its Fourth of July fireworks show.

  • You already have a plethora of Fourth of July options to sift through. Here’s another.Monterey State Historic Park’s free Living History Day comes after Monterey’s big parade (see Calendar, p. 30), replete with music, historic games, early California dancing (earlier than crunking), and a bunch of hands-on stuff like butter churning, tortilla cooking, blacksmithing and 19th-century military drills. It happens 11am-3pm Thursday at the Memory Garden, and donations go to State Parks’ Title 1 school scholarships – a better place to spend your money than any July Fourth shopping specials. 649-2907, parks.ca.gov.
  • Okay, one more Fourth of July event. Then that’s it. I promise. The city of Greenfield will have live music and dancing, free face painting, kids art, food for sale, scouts and color guards, mayors and veterans, and fireworks at dusk. It’s all at the appropriately named Patriot Park on Oak Avenue, Thursday, 5-9:30pm. Bring a blanket. 233-2092.
  • The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis has put together an interesting show of photographer Blake Little’s black and white pictures taken on the gay rodeo circuit between 1988 and 1992. Monterey Museum of Art is getting this traveling art show, Photographs from the Gay Rodeo, which focuses in on the men who formed this niche community of camaraderie, identity and rural tradition, of which the photographer was an intimate part. It opens 5-7pm Friday, July 5, along with Peter Hiers’ Road Much Traveled: Sculptures and Street Prints and See the Forest for the Trees. Live music by Liquid Abyss, custom cocktails by Lauren Wiseman. 372-5477, montereyart.org.
  • For such a rambunctious musical, the Forest Theater Guild’s Hello, Dolly! at the Outdoor Forest Theater has had a subdued rollout. Based on Thornton Wilder’s play, it’s an award-winning work, full of sparkling classic show tunes, and here stars Grace Poletti as Dolly andMichael Jacobs as Horace, is directed by Walt DeFaria, with choreography by Gloria Elber and music by George Paterson. It runs 7:30pm Thursday-Saturday (no show July 4) and 5:30pm Sunday, July 5-14. Tickets are $15-$30. 626-1681, foresttheaterguild.org.
  • Local author Ron Read (nice aptronym you got there) is signing his book Starting the U.S. Open: From Shinnecock to Pebble Beach, 1-3pm Sunday, July 7, at River House Books. Read was the first tee starter of the National Championship for 23 years (I trust that means something to golfers) and will share stories of such. 626-2665.
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