Saturday, November 24 | 6-8 PM | $15 ($10 for Friends of SAC) | Free for Children 12 & Under
Everyone’s favorite caller Chart Guthrie will help you burn off those Thanksgiving calories to the bluegrass tunes of the Dance All Night Band.
A Contra Dance (aka Barn Dance) is a folk dance made up of long lines of couples. It has mixed origins from English country dance, Scottish country dance, and French dance styles in the 17th century. Sometimes described as New England folk dance or Appalachian folk dance, contra dances can be found around the world, but are most common in the United States.
This dance is open to all ages and skill levels – and you do not have to be part of a couple to attend. The event will consist of a number of individual dances led by the caller, Chart Guthrie, who will teach the group the dance just before the music begins. During this introductory walk-through, participants learn the dance by walking through the steps and formations, following the caller’s instructions. Once all of the steps have been presented the band will play and the real fun begins!
Sponsored by Dan's Papers Michael Paraskevas has illustrated and written 24 children’s books over the years with his mother, Betty. The two created and wrote the animated television series Maggie and the Ferocious Beast for Nickelodeon that went on to win a Gemini Award for Best Animated Series. Two more of the team’s books were also made into animated series: Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse for PBS and Kids from Room 402 for Fox Family. In addition, Mickey has worked for most major magazines including Sports Illustrated, Time, Town & Country, New York Magazine and Rolling Stone, to name but a few. Dan’s Papers has proudly used over 100 paintings of Michael’s covers over the past 30 years along with thousands of cartoons and comics.
After a successful debut in May, Southampton Arts Center will once again present the popular Raconteurs Storytelling Evening, this time with the theme of “Secrets”. Each participant will tell a true story about a secret of their own. These short and sweet tales are sure to make you laugh and cry. September Raconteurs include Marissa Fallon Friedes, Sima Freierman, Allan Kronzek, Greg Monske, Mickey Paraskevas, Stefanie Sacks, and Brenda Simmons. Sponsored by Patricia A. Sanders.