Here’s some last minute music info for tonight

This Thursday we welcome back At The Rhumb Line ~ Justin Quinn and his entire aggravation. Harmonica pneumaticist, vogellist, and mohel Sam non-pareil, he’s the koolest kat that is what am. Behind him, cutting a neat figure will be a new guy: Mr. Joey Pappas, on glutar. Friend of JQ, he’s the bees’ knees.  Jon Ross, former henchman of such luminaries as James Cotton and Duke R. will be bangin’ the skins. Of course Greg T. and myself  provide the Habeus Corpus. Roomer has it that several sit-ins and spit-ups will be coming by to interrupt the flow. Gonna be a great nite! Don’t look for premiums as the cost of our medications prohibit the use of them.    And Saturday nite, c’mon down to the “Annie”, aka the performance space at the Blackburn Bldg. Henry Allen gargling his way thru the Great American Schlongbook, as interpreted by the Good Ol’ Salty  Jazz Band. We’ve been working hard to make this a night to dismember. Apparently it’s a benefit for the space itself, well worth your time. Tix are $20 and includes a sickness bag. Starts at 8, goes to 11. A great time for all!
At The Dog Bar ~ Bradley Royds will be opening for Just Like Newman.
Photo by Louise

Did You Know? (Rocky Neck Comes to Main Street)

The Rocky Neck Art Colony Winter Show opens at 130 Main Street (between Main Street Arts & Antiques and Dogtown Book Shop) in downtown Gloucester on Friday, November 18 at 10:00 and will be open daily through December 29th (Monday through Saturday, 10:00-6:00 and Sundays noon to 5:00), with a meet the artists Reception on Saturday, December 3 from 5:00-8:00pm. 

There was a great turnout for the show (50 artists) and the space is chock full of some really amazing paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery, original bin pieces, cards and more.  I’ll be working the gallery on Sunday (11/20) from noon to 5:00, so although there won’t be a Mug Up, please come by, see the show and say hi.

E.J. Lefavour

HOLY FAMILY CHRISTMAS FAIR Saturday Nov 19th

Come and do your shopping under the Christmas stars. This year’s fair is to be held Saturday November 19th, at Monsignor Sullivan Hall (St. Ann’s Hall) Pleasant St. Gloucester, Ma.  Doors open at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m.
Have a fun filled day with the whole family lots to do for mom, dad and kids.  Do your Christmas shopping, or get that great pie from the baked table for Thanksgiving. Try your luck at the Chinese Raffle, or win a basket from the wheel of fortune, or take a chance to win an I Pad II, or a Laptop.  We have many tables from that perfect Christmas table, to the exquisite Jewelry or find your treasure at the White Elephant table and many more tables.  Kids have your picture taken with Santa, but stop first at the Cookie walk table.  Have lunch at the concession or sit and enjoy a cup of coffee or hot chocolate, remember fun for the whole family so don’t forget the date November 19th Monsignor Sullivan’s Hall Pleasant St. Gloucester.

Clue #4~gimmesound Live Music Lineup ~ 11/17/11

We are back at gimmesound headquarters for clue #4 (click the picture to play the video).    Get Thirsty Thursday’s Live Music lineup.  The last clue is at 1:00 on Friday – post your answers to our Facebook or Twitter.

Holiday Fair at Seacoast Nursing & Rehab November 19th

Holiday Fair at Seacoast Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Seacoast Nursing & Rehabilitation Center located at 292 Washington Street (behind Addison Gilbert Hospital) in Gloucester, will be hosting their Holiday Fair.  

Plan to stop by on Saturday, November 19th between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to begin your holiday shopping!

Cape Ann Film Festival’s 2nd Great Week Of Premieres & Guest!

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The 2nd Annual Cape Ann Film Festival has a busy second weekend planned, with special guests and exclusive presentations at The Cape Ann Community Cinema at 21 Main Street in Gloucester.
On Sunday, November 20th at 2:30pm, Paul Van Ness of CinemaSalem in Salem personally presents and discusses his 35-minute docudrama "The True 1692," about the Witch Ordeal in which 19 people were put to death for supposedly consorting with the Devil. Van Ness wrote, produced and directed the film in cooperation with History Alive!
On Saturday, November 20th at 2:30pm, Sandra Schulberg, producer of the restoration of her father Stuart Schulberg’s documentary "Nuremberg," will personally present and discuss this vitally important film. The film is an account of the 1946 trial during which surviving Nazi officers were prosecuted for war crimes. The film’s official website is www.NurembergFilm.org.
Two very different animated films also debut this weekend. First, the grown-up love story "Chico & Rita," a jazz-flavored tale set to the music of Thelonious Monk and Charlie Parker, will premiere at 7:30pm on Friday, November 18th. On Saturday, November 19th at 7:30pm, the family-friendly treat "Mia And The Migoo" screens, a story about a little girl who becomes friends with a 30-foot forest monster who is none too happy that a greedy developer is destroying his forest.
Other family-friendly films playing at the Festival this weekend include "Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey" (Sunday the 20th at 5:00pm) and the Massachusetts premiere of "The Hammer" (Sunday the 20th at 7:30pm), the Rockyesque story of deaf wrestler Matt Hamill, who went on to fight in the UFC. The film is presented in the open caption format, not only to service deaf audiences, but through intentionally dropped dialogue and some done entirely in sign language, to give to hearing audiences some sense of what it’s like to not be able to hear. The film is rated PG-13.
The rest of the weekend’s schedule is as follows: "The Way" (Fri. Nov. 18 @ 12:00pm & 9:30pm, Sat. Nov. 19 @ 9:30pm), the Free Classic "D.O.A." (Fri. Nov. 18 @ 2:30pm), the French comedy "The Women On The 6th Floor" (Fri. Nov. 18 @ 5:00pm & Sat. Nov. 19 @ 12:00pm) and "My Afternoons With Margueritte" (Sat. Nov. 19 @ 2:30pm).
The 2nd Annual Cape Ann Film Festival runs every day through Sunday, November 27. The full line-up can be found at www.CapeAnnFilmFest.com.

Gloucester City Hall at night

If you haven’t taken a stroll in downtown Gloucester at night, I highly recommend it. Several of the historic buildings are beautifully lit, including our city hall.

Gloucester City hall at night

In order to appreciate the symmetry of the building, you really need to walk a ways down the path between the library and the old school building (now apartments).

2011 Good Harbor Beach Calendar – Just Out!

The calendars are also available online here, and I will send them with a complimentary gift card.

If you’ve been down to Present at 122 Main St., you’ve seen the gorgeous locally-made gifts from several talented artisans. I’m adding the Good Harbor calendar to my Cape Ann calendar, note cards, and prints that are available at the shop. Many of us are adding items throughout the holiday season, so come downtown often and shop locally!

Sal Grasso Tournament This Weekend

Kristen Michel writes-

Dear CAYH Families –
I wanted to send along a link to a video from several years ago that explains the history of our friendship with Westmount and the legacy of Sal Grasso.
Please share this with your player so that they can understand the tradition of the tournament and the importance of continuing our cultural exchange.  Who knows …. you might even recognize some of the players!!!!  I think that these Squirts are now Bantams!!!  TIme does fly.
Please be sure to come to our luncheon at City Hall on Saturday afternoon to get to know some of the families and players from Montreal.  It is truly a wonderful opportunity to make new friends and introduce the Westmount families to the City of Gloucester.

Best wishes for a fun weekend of hockey!!
We all want bragging rights to the trophy.  It has been kept safely in Canada for far too long!!!
Kristin