Well Bahamas, there should be no boredom excuses this weekend. There is so much going on. Starting this evening, there is an Emblematic art show featuring 20 pieces of art from 14 different artists. The artists incorporated our Bahamian symbols into their masterpieces in creative, unique ways to celebrate our Country’s 40th Independence. The exhibition will feature paintings, photos, prints, ceramics and hand-made paper from various artists such as: Lynn Parotti, Paulette Mortimer, Jackson Burnside, Toby Lunn, Ricardo Knowles and Brent Malone, to name a few. The event is from 6:00pm-9:00pm at the Doongalik Studios Art Gallery on Village Road.
As for Friday, there are events galore. First on the list is the Bahamas Music Conservatory Independence Concert, which starts at 7pm at the COB Performing Arts Center. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and children in advance and $20 / $15 at the door. The concert will feature Bahamian music and guest artists—Fred Ferguson playing guitar with strings and choir backing and Duke Errol Strachan singing with the orchestra.
The next Friday event is the 1st annual Bahama Fest at Club Luna. This event will also be on Saturday and is focused on promoting cultural camaraderie due to The Bahamas’ melting pot of ethnicities. Both nights include cultural music, exquisite cuisine and lots of fun. Last but not least is the Youth Explosion Concert on Fire Trail Road. The concert begins at 7:30pm at United Faith Ministries International.
Now, on to Saturday. For those of you visiting or live in Grand Bahama, the Paddle for Potcakes will commence at noon. This is a day of fun in the sun for all ages. There is going to be a 1/2 mile ocean swim race (humans only), as well as a 1/4 mile ocean swim race for the kids (ages 5 and up)!! Registration is $10, and forms are available from the Humane Society and Garden Cafe at the Garden of the Groves. Go out and support the Humane Society, enjoy food, drinks, games and music from 12pm-6pm.
For those closet junkies that keep a hold of clothes they don’t where, it is time to let them go! Clean out your closet and take your clothes, between 1pm-3pm, to the Salvation Army’s clothing drive on Mackey Street.
As for Saturday evening, well Sandy Port’s Beach Club is the place to go. Head back in time and return to the classics for some 70s and 80s music. Bring out the belt bottoms, afros, and big earrings, it is going to be a great time! Gates open at 7pm and tickets cost $20.
We all know that Sundays are for relaxing. So, for those interested in more art activities, but in a relaxing setting, check out Trevor Tucker’s Art Sale at the Bahamas National Trust. There will be a variety of work on sale from original paintings to canvas prints and jewelry. All work will be discounted from 25-50% off the original prices and there will be a raffle. Now that is a steal and a wonderful way to support our local artists! Check out and like Trevor Tucker’s fan page on Facebook today to get an extra raffle ticket. The event is from 1pm-4pm, so go out, relax, and enjoy some beautiful Bahamian art.
That’s all from Mario Carey Realty. Have fun, be safe, and enjoy!