QUICK KICKS for week of July 24-30

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Ann Fiore
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Here is a roundup of entertainment news and events for the week of July 24-30.


Fiber artist opens show

Raven’s Wish Gallery turns to the sea for inspiration this month as it features art by fiber/textile artist Kristine Moser of Janesville.

Moser’s exhibit, “Music of the Sea,” includes tapestries, functional accessories and greeting cards. Many of the works use 2-inch square pieces of fabric to create the appearance of depth, temperature and clarity.

An artist’s reception is planned from 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 25, at the gallery, 101 W. Milwaukee St., Janesville. The exhibit will be on display through Aug. 27. For information, call 608-757-2622.


‘Wizard’ comes to Fort

Local talent will be in the spotlight as Fort Atkinson Community Theatre presents a children’s favorite, “The Wizard of Oz,” at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, July 25-26, at Fort Atkinson High School, 925 Lexington Blvd.

Advance tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 12 and younger. Tickets cost $1-$2 more at the door. To get advance tickets, visit Humphrey’s Floral & Gifts, 201 S. Main St., Fort Atkinson, and First Citizens State Bank, 207 W. Main St., Whitewater. 

Fort Atkinson also hosts Carnival Days downtown from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, featuring a sidewalk sale, farmers market, art walk and family activities.


Bluegrass at church

Janesville’s Faith Lutheran Church gets into the bluegrass spirit Sunday, July 27, with bluegrass Gospel services and a concert by the band Backroads BDR.

The second annual Bluegrass Day starts with services at 8 and 9:30 a.m. and a concert at 11 a.m. A circle jam and open mic runs from noon to 4 p.m. at the church, 2116 Mineral Point Ave.

Admission is free. Refreshments will be available. Call Rick at 414-550-7342.


Comedies screened

29 South Café, 29 S. Main St., Janesville, will be the site of a new series of artsy events, “29th at 29,” starting Tuesday, July 29.

This month, Yuri Rashkin will present several silent comedies starring Charlie Chaplin with improvised piano accompaniment.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the movies starting at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 or $7 with popcorn and soda provided by 29 South.


Enter welding rodeo

Think you have great welding skills and a flair for art?

The Fort Atkinson Arts Council needs teams of welders and artists to compete in the annual Loeb-Lorman Welding Rodeo on Sept. 20.

Teams will dive into a pile of scrap metal at 8 a.m. and create a sculpture by 4:30 p.m. Judges will determine who wins the $1,000 grand prize.

Applications are available at fortartscouncil.org. For a list of rules, email fortartscouncil@gmail.com or call Kirsten Mortimer at 262-707-7292.

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