Don’t-Miss Events in Montrose This July
Summer is here and the living is easy. Between trips to the pool and the beach, there’s plenty to do right here in Montrose. Here are just a few events happening in the neighborhood this month worth penciling in on your calendar.
Indoor Escape: Nicole Longnecker Gallery/ 2625 Colquitt
Take a break from the pool life to catch some culture in the air conditioning. Starting Saturday, July 8, the Nicole Longnecker Gallery will feature works by Harumi Shimazu. A Tokyo-based visual artist, Shimazu’s site–specific installations and encaustic paintings capture nature as a vast, living organism. She describes her works on display: “Fragments of wax-like flower petals are fluttering in the room. Glass balls are floating and swaying in space, and they catch the light and reflect the room in their surfaces. I’m trying to represent the beauty and sadness of life with fragile materials.” See for yourself if her work makes you feel connected with the “origin of life, primitive memories and the universe.” Catch the exhibit during the gallery’s operating hours, Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., through August 19th.
New Show, Old Hits: The Music Box Theater/ 2623 Colquitt
The summer season is the perfect time for some escapism. If a grand vacation isn’t in the cards, we want entertainment that’s fun, feel-good, and light-hearted. The Music Box Theater delivers with its summer production, “Feelin’ Groovy 3,” featuring music hits from the 1960s and 1970s. Starting July 11, expect lively renditions of covers from The Moody Blues, Steppenwolf, Linda Ronstadt, Janis Joplin, Roberta Flack, The Hollies, The Rolling Stones and more. The show runs Friday and Saturday nights through the end of August. General Admission: $29
Sweet Summer Sounds: Rothko Chapel/ 3900 Yupon
Outdoor concerts at Rothko Chapel are always equally date and family-friendly, and the upcoming show from Jacqui Sutton and the Frontier Jazz Orchestra is no exception. On Thursday, July 20, a blend of jazz and bluegrass music will begin at 7 p.m. as part of Summer Sounds on the Plaza. In addition to enjoying live music, guests can enjoy complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages provided by Saint Arnold’s Brewing Company. The value of the program is an estimated $10 a person, but all tickets are pay what you can.
Dinner with Your Beer: Rudyard’s British Pub/ 2010 Waugh
Drinking in July isn’t all about the patio. One Thursday each month, Rudyard’s British Pub hosts a dinner featuring beer and food pairings from brewery favorites. Joe Apa, formerly of T’afia and Plum Easy Kitchens, runs the kitchen and creates a spread that complements the chosen beers. This month’s dinner on July 27 will feature Saint Arnold. The price for each dinner varies, but reserving before the 27th will get you the early bird discount.