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Piano Conversations’ virtual performance
At 7 p.m. today (Friday), Piano Conversations will virtually offer its first concert of the season, “Blazing Strings: Cremona Violin Edition.”
Featuring Filip Fenrych and Geoffrey Herd on violin, and Zahari Metchkov on piano, the performance will be livestreamed from the Ascension Episcopal Church on YouTube (youtu.be/9cRPnniJjnU), with the link opening at 6:45 p.m.
“We have as guests two fantastic violinists: Geoffrey, from the University of Tennessee (Knoxville), and Filip, from the Dallas Symphony,” said Metchkov. “Our program will be music for two violins, with plenty of piano, featuring historic violins from Cremona, Italy: including a 1687 Stradivarius.”
A pre-concert Zoom “meet-and-greet” with the artists will begin at 6 p.m., at csupueblo.zoom.us/j/8954759754.
To donate to Piano Conversations, write [email protected]
Impossible Players present
Impossible Players will present “The Lifespan of a Fact” today (Friday) and Saturday, and Oct. 16, at The Impossible Playhouse, 1201 N. Main Street.
The essence of the production is the struggle between truth and artistic license, “factual journalism and dishonest literature.”
It stars Amanda Cardinal, Bill Wright and Dalton Wooldridge, and is directed by Curtis Perkins.
Doors open at 7 p.m. each evening. Masks are required, with seating limited due to social distancing guidelines. Call 542-6969 to make a reservation.
Art Guild Autumn Show
The Pueblo Art Guild is hosting an open theme autumn show, with intake from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.
Entries can be in the form of painting, drawing/printmaking, photography, and mixed media. The submission fee is $10 per item for members, and $15 for non-members, and all art work must be ready for display. Dorothy Mendoza will serve as judge.
The show will extend through Dec. 18, with pick up of art on Dec. 19 and 20.
The guild’s general meeting be take place at 6:30 p.m. today in the Mineral Place boathouse, with Carol Gordon offering a demonstration.
Gordon is a multi-media artist who spent her 45-year working career striving for
excellence in customer service, sales, and marketing.
Throughout her working career, she managed to carve out time to dabble in a wide range of creative activities, including soap-making, bead work earrings, essential oil and herbal home remedies, various forms of needle work, and many other art and craft medias.
Gordon has gravitated to wire and beads, creating bejeweled trees combining
an array of beads, crystals and semi-precious stones with various types of wire. These
whimsical trees range in size from 6 to 24 inches and sit atop locally sourced rocks.
She has exhibited her trees in Canon City and Florence.
Pueblo Community Halloween Haunt
American Music Icons Entertainment and The Pueblo Convention Center are partnering for the second Pueblo Community Halloween Haunt.
“The Halloween Horror Experience: “Nightmare Before COVID” is billed as a family friendly walk-through a haunted experience, from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 29 through Halloween.
“This year’s haunted experience will feature more than 4,000 square feet of Halloween decor inside of a safe, family friendly haunted walk-through adventure,” said Pueblo native Sonny “G” Gonzalez, the man behind American Music Icons Entertainment. “It’s full of haunted scenes and creepy animatronic props that are dying to give you a most spooktacular and exciting Halloween.”
Although this year’s design was created with younger children in mind, “Don’t worry: we have included a few surprises along the indoor trail for our die-hard Halloween fans too,” Sonny G said. “We are looking forward to once again providing our Pueblo community a chance to step out of the new shared reality and into a magical world of Halloween wonder and fantasy.”
For the little ones, kid friendly beverages will be available, with wine and spirits on tap for the adults. Food will be available for purchase.
“Bring your best costume, bring your favorite trick-or-treaters, bring your spooky friends, bring your family,” Sonny G added. “And don’t forget to wear your ‘mask,'” with all staff adhering to current COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines.
Reservations are being accepted online at halloweenpueblo.eventbrite.com. Entry is $12 for those 13 and older. Children 12 and under will be admitted free, and all attendees 17 and younger must have an adult 18 or older with a paid limited entry pass accompany them.
Each ticket is good for one walk-through per attendee during the reserved time and day printed on the ticket.
Chieftain reporter Jon Pompia can be reached by email at [email protected] or at twitter.com/jpompia.