Summer is amazing, all of a sudden there is just so much to do. And I want to do it all! (Well not really, all. Would you believe 1/2?) But here comes another great summer weekend that I have been looking forward to for months! I want to play at the Cirque, pop my gob of gum onto the Traveling Gum Wall, dance with my sweetie under the stars, and, and, well you get the idea.
The Yellow Springs Experience is this weekend, July 15th-17th. There are special events for kids, events for families and lots of fun activities you can enjoy by yourself or with a friend. It starts on Friday night with The Dayton Street Cirque Carnival, the best street party ever.
The Cirque Carnival will be at the convergence of Dayton & Corry Streets from 6-10 pm.
On the Main Stage
• 6-7pm Sportfishing USA
• 7pm Egyptian Breeze
• 7:30-8:45pm YSKP Cotton Club Review
• 8:45pm Yoga Springs Studio
• 9-10pm The Undercovered
At the Acoustic Stage
• 6-6:30pm Coat Hanger Halos
• 6:30 Brendan Sheehan Solo Act
• 7-8pm Acoustic Reveille
• 8-8:30 John and Maria Booth (Spoken Word)
• 8:30-9:30pm Johnny, Stills, Stash, and Youngin
In the Ring of Amazement
• 6:30-7pm- the Jill Becker Group with Dance Improv .
• 7-7:30pm -The Daredevil Circus Act 1 (aerial performance)
• 7:30 pm-Juggling .
• 8-8:30pm – Laylia – Tribal Belly Dance
• 8:30pm- Flash Mob Dancers
• 9-9:30pm -The Daredevil Circus Act 2
• 10pm Soul Fire Tribe
And there’s a Kids Parade (at 6:30pm, all kids invited!)- The Traveling Gum Wall, (a perfectly disgusting, interactive, public-art experience) –Artisan Booths –Massage and Tarot Readings, you can get Feathers Extensions for your hair and Spray On Tatoos and of course Food! Come in costume if you want. There will be lots of great people watching.
Whew, that’s just the beginning of this wacky weekend!
On Saturday, there are 4 great workshops! You can learn how to make “Sterling Silver Rings” (you make 3 rings to take home.) Or during “Japanese Paper Lanterns” a 2 day workshop, on Saturday you create your own handmade paper, then on Sunday you get to make the Lanterns. Saturday afternoon you can find out about “Ayurvedic Healing” or have a blast learning to “Belly Dance”. Registration is required for the workshops. To register- get artists’ contact info at yellow-springs-experience.org
Also on Saturday, from 3-6 p.m. at the Village Artisans, artist and children’s book author Kathy Moulton will be holding a book signing, talk and reception for the original art from her 4 new books. Kathy’s popular art is made up of a wonderful world of gentle humor. Ask her about her adventures in self-publishing and making art on her computer. Any child that comes to visit will receive free coloring pages (samples from her new books.)
Have a “Quick Sketch” done be Artist Clarice Moore. She’ll be set up at the Art Park, 100 Corry Street, all day Saturday. Or pop into EdenWorld and have a Wellness or Spa Session or have your tarot cards read..
If you love to hike in the woods, Saturday morning includes a docent-led “Birding Hike” through Glen Helen, Yellow Springs much beloved 1000 acre woods.
In the evening it’s mucho Music, mucho Dancing Events and Theater with the YS Kids Playhouse performing “The Cotton Club.”
(I covered that part in my last blog entry. There is so much going on during an Experience weekend that it’s too much for one post! If you would like to read about the Saturday night music and dance events read “Gotta Dance? Do It in Yellow Springs.”
O.K. on to Sunday. Come back and take a peaceful docent led “Wildflower Hike” in the afternoon. Or give yourself a treat and relax with an Edenworld massage. From 2-3 in the afternoon, at the Glen building you can hear a talk about the “Myths and Truths About Coyotes” and Sunday night, you can take in a performance of the Cotton Club.”
Well that’s the scoop, for details go to yellow-springs-experience.com
See you in the Springs!