Kelly Marino’s Pick – Bizarre Bazaar
Queen Square Farmer’s Market
September 11, 8:30am-2pm
Third’s Space’s Bizarre Bazaar has been rescheduled to be part of the first Queen Square Farmer’s Market this Sunday, September 11th. From 8:30am until 2pm local artists will treat you to facial hair painting (that’s not a typo, folks!), t-shirt screen printing, and pottery by Alison Gayton. Music will be provided by Hamburger Tapes. As always, you can purchase a Third Space Gallery membership. Delightful!
The Queen Square Farmers market offers fresh produce from local farmers as well as prepared foods and coffee. This initiative has the goal of making farmers’ market goods more accessible to the urban core. As the Facebook event page so eloquently puts it, : ” This is a unique opportunity to celebrate the Uptown of Saint John with an event that speaks to the very foundation of community, culture, and health: locally grown food. ” There is absolutely nothing more important to our community then proper nutrition and the spirit of togetherness. Don’t miss out!
Chuck Teed’s Pick – Motherhood w/Ben Caplan
September 9, 11pm
I started writing this to plug Ben Caplan’s appearance in Saint John, but upon hearing Motherhood’s new EP, I decided I should talk them up as well. A part of the foodclothingsheltermusic collective, the Fredericton based group have a gloriously psychedelic vibe about them. Not sure if their live show can match the dreamlike quality of their recorded material, but they have been touring quite a bit, so fingers crossed!
Oh yeah, and Ben Caplan. The guy is a hoot to watch live – finally, someone I can vouch for – and writes some pretty decent gypsy-influenced alterntive music. I’ve been looking forward to seeing him in Saint John since I met him at ECMAs, so I hope he gets a great reception tonight!