July Greetings from Executive Director Dinah Minot
Hope you had a bang of a 4th! The ever alluring State Theatre summer concerts at Thompson's Point presents My Morning Jacket, Elvis Costello and Wilco, not to mention Ziggy Marley on First Friday at Aura and Pat Benatar later in the month at the Pier. Artists and filmmakers descend upon the city with a visiting artists lecture series at MECA and films at PMA, including I Am Not Your Negro, which returns July 14-16, and Chasing Trane, co-presented by the Abyssinian House July 28-30. Don't miss outdoor movie nights at Bug Light, Congress Square Park, and Bayside Bowl. On First Friday, TEMPOart launches "Now We Plant" with Christina Bechstein, and on the 8th, Catholic Charities presents a celebration for World Refugee Day. Check out Wazofest July 21-23 and get your hands dirty at Pickwick Press' community exhibit and print sale at Congress Square Park on the 22nd. Get out and walk Portland Trails' Presumpscot River Preserve - don't forget to bring your camera!