Allison’s picks |

Allison’s picks


¤ Ladysmith Black Mambazo, world music

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Strings in the Mountains Music Festival Park, 900 Strings Road

Cost: $44

Why you should go: Because this band has been playing authentic South African music for 45 years. They have played with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Dolly Parton, Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris, Taj Mahal, George Clinton, Sara McLachlan and Ben Harper. They also have been nominated for nine Grammy awards grew up in a place where they wouldn’t see a car for a whole year.

¤ An Evening of Dance

When: 8 p.m. today and Saturday

Where: Main Studio at Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp

Cost: $12 for adults; $10 for children ages 10 and younger

Why you should go: Because it sounds like it is going to be an amazing show, and I can’t wait to see it!


¤ Tongue-n-Groove

When: 9 p.m.

Where: Jade Summit Restaurant in Ski Time Square

Cost: Free

Why you should go: Just because I met Billy Cook this week, and he seemed like a really nice guy, so you should check out his band.


¤ Public Art Board meeting

When: Noon

Where: Centennial Hall, 124 10th St.

Cost: Free

Why you should go: You should attend to give your input on some very exciting projects that are coming up in the arts community.

¤ Dancers from the TAKE Dance Company in New York will be performing the premier of a duet choreographed by Jill Echo, assistant director of the TAKE Dance Company.

When: 2:15 p.m.

Where: Perry Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp

Cost: Free

Why you should go: If I were you, I would go to as many dance performances as possible at Perry-Mansfield because we are lucky to have the opportunity to see them.

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