Eastside This Week: More Music, Raising Chickens, and Best Friends

Inyo Council for the Arts
2011 Millpond Music Festival

Tickets on sale now!

To purchase tickets:
Call: (760) 873-8014
Email: InyoArts@Inyo.org
Visit: www.inyo.org

Eastern Sierra Land Trust
Brown Bag Lunch Series
Raising Backyard Chickens

Wednesday, April 6th

Presenters: Brad and Amy Henderson from Goat Hollow Garden

ESLT Garden
176 Home Street

For more information:
Call: (760) 873-4554
Visit: www.eslt.org

Local backyard chicken experts Brad and Amy Henderson from Goat Hollow Garden will join us in the garden on April 6th to share their knowledge and experience. If you want to get started raising chickens in your backyard, or even if you already do, this is the Brown Bag Lunch for you! This talk starts off the 2011 Brown Bag Lunch series- we’ll have a different topic and speaker the first Wednesday of each month through October.

Tip-A-Cop Fundraiser
for Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra

Wednesday, April 6th
Angel’s Restaurant
5pm to closing

Mammoth Lakes Police Department’s officers will be “protecting and serving”
you as waiters for the evening.

Officers’ tips and 10 percent of the evening’s revenues will be donated directly to Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra.

In support of Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra, the Mammoth Lakes Police Department, Mammoth Lakes Peace Officers Association, and Angel’s Restaurant invite you to join them for a Tip-A-Cop fundraiser on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. until closing.

Mammoth Lakes Police Department’s officers will be ‘protecting and serving” you as waiters while you enjoy dinner from Angel’s fantastic menu. All tips the officers receive will be donated directly to Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra. Angel’s has also generously agreed to donate 10 percent of the evening’s revenues to the cause as well.

Join the fun at Angel’s, 3516 Main Street in Mammoth, and in return for a big tip, we’ll try not to spill anything on you. A Mammoth Lakes Police Department patrol car will also be parked for public viewing.

If you cannot attend on April 6, donations can be made through the Mammoth Lakes Peace Officers Association (MLPOA) at P.O. Box 9408, Mammoth Lakes CA 93546, or dropped off at the police station, 568 Old Mammoth Road.

Mill Creek Station presentsString Theory

Friday, April 8th

Donations at the door gratefully accepted.

For more information call:(760) 872-1779

Concert to benefit the Bardini Foundation

The Bardini Foundation was established on July 5th, 1997, in memory of nationally known mountain guide Allan Bard. In Allan’s memory, the Foundation strives to provide the common man with John Muir’s inspiration to: “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings”.

For more about the Bardini Foundation visit: www.bardini.org

Mill Creek Station is located about 9 miles No of Bishop, east of US 395 on Mill Creek Road.

15th Annual Fundraising Dinner

Saturday, April 9th
6:00 pm

Charles Brown Auditorium
Tri-County Fairgrounds

$15 for adults
$10 for children under 12

For more information:
Call: Lisa (760) 872-3802
Visit: www.icareforpets.org

Tickets available at Spellbinder Books and Radio Shack in Bishop, and the Booky Joint in Mammoth Lakes. Dinner, door prizes, live auction, silent auction and raffle.


Inyo Council for the Arts presents:
David Jacobs-Strain

Wednesday, April 13th

$15 Adults
$12 Students & Seniors

For more information:
Call: (760) 873-8014
Visit: www.inyo.org

Slide guitarist and singer-songwriter David Jacobs-Strain grew up in Oregon, far from Mississippi, but found his first musical home in the Delta blues. “I’ve always been drawn to the dark stuff,” David says. This young roots musician channels age-old wisdom and heartache with such energy and passion that you can’t help but feel good, even about feeling bad.

You also wonder how one man with one acoustic guitar (at a time) can rival the sonic density of a jam band. “I really like getting a big acoustic guitar sound-not loud but with a lot of depth and space. It’s all about having the flexibility to convey all different kinds of emotion,” he says.

There are various references in his music-bluesmen Skip James and Charlie Patton, Afro-pop star Salif Keita, Indian slide guitarist Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, rock icon John Lennon-but his work as a whole falls neatly in the gaps between multiple genres. Dirty Linen says that “he doesn’t just rock out: he’s learned the art of crossing musical boundaries from the masters.” Ask David what you should call his style. He grins. “Gangster-grass?” he suggests. “One-man arena rock?” A prankster peeks out from under long, dark lashes before disappearing behind the lanky singer’s polite manner.

His latest release, Liar’s Day, was produced by Kenny Passarelli (Otis Taylor, Stephen Stills), who’s also featured on bass. He’s joined by Joe Vitale on drums. “I wanted a big, aggressive drum sound-a Neil Young or Tom Petty sound-that still allowed space for the Traugott acoustic and National steel guitars. I got it with Joe and Kenny, Joe Walsh’s rhythm section in the 70s.” Together the three lay down solid grooves that massage away the sorrow of lost love.

The music isn’t only about love, though. Long before being green became a corporate clich, David grew up in a community in Eugene that was centered on cultural change and the health of the environment. He sees a distinct connection between the communal base of his upbringing and the democracy of folk music. “I’m really into hand-made culture-and real people making real music. The voice. One guitar. Even at its simplest, folk music like the blues has always been a vehicle for expressing your own situation, whether as an individual or a community. There’s such power in that.”

In his mid-20’s, David is already a veteran of the national club and festival circuit. In 2008 he was chosen by Boz Scaggs to be the opener for his tour. David has also shared the stage with T-Bone Burnett, Bob Weir, Los Lobos, Lucinda Williams, Taj Mahal, Etta James, Dave Mason, and the Blind Boys of Alabama. His festival credits include the Strawberry Music Festival, MerleFest, the Lugano Blues to Bop Festival in Switzerland, the Newport Folk Festival, the Telluride Blues Fest, the Vancouver Folk Festival, the Montreal Jazz Festival, and the Millpond Music Festival. He’s also served as faculty at guitar workshops, most notably at Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch. In 2009 he worked on a new album of mostly original songs produced by Nashville-based Ray Kennedy (Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Ray Davies).

Visit www.davidjacobs-strain.com to learn more and hear music samples

Eastern Sierra Community College

Presentation on:Careers in Human Services

Thursday, April 14th
6 – 7:30pm


Eastern Sierra Community College
Bishop Campus

For more information call: (760) 872-156

Debra Rundell, Director of Human Services, will discuss the program and its requirements. Gina Jones, Director OVCDC, and Deanna Campbell, Director ESCC, will discuss scholarships and other financial aid options for students. Industry partners will discuss work opportunities and graduates of the program will be on hand to discuss their experiences.

Bishop Community Concerts presents:
The Long Beach City College Studio Singers

Friday, April 15th

Dorothy Joseph Auditorium
Bishop High School

For more information:
Call: Mary Mae (760) 873-6690
Visit: www.bishopcca.org

The Studio Singers were created by Tom Dustman, Professor of Music at Long Beach City College (CA), to perform and record Jazz & Pop-Style vocal arrangements. This select company of highly talented singers are auditioned each semester to form one of the country’s premiere college singing groups. The Studio Singers are made up of musicians from all over the United States as well as many International students (Japan, Dominican Republic, South America, Mexico, Sweden).

Dial M for Murder

by Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre

Thursday March 31st – Sunday April 17th
7pm (Thurs – Sat)
4pm (Sunday Matinee)

Edison Theatre
Mammoth Lakes

$20 (General admission)
$18 (Seniors & Students)

For more information:
Call:(760) 934-3781
Email: laura@mammothlakesfoundation.org
Visit: www.mammothlakesfoundation.org

“An ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to murder his wife. When things go wrong, he improvises a brilliant plan B.” IMDB.com. Staring Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre’s Grant Bentley, Jessica Blum, Ted Carleton, Mike Dostrow and Clay Tyson. Written by Frederick Knott.

Inyo County Sheriff’s PosseSearch & Rescue Team

Annual GearHeads Sale
Donate used gear & sporting goodsnow through May 1st

Drop off locations:
Ben Franklin in Bishop
Elevation in Lone Pine
during store business hours

All proceeds from the sale of goods at the Choo Choo Swap Meet on Saturday, May 7th benefit the all-volunteer team of Inyo County Search and Rescue. Funds are used to purchase and maintain gear and training of volunteers.

For more information or to schedule a pick up call: (727) 452-3935

Inyo Council for the Arts presents
Annual Student Art Show

March 14th through April 22nd
Monday-Friday: 10am – 5pm

ICA Gallery & Theater
137 South Main Street
Bishop, California 93514

For more information:
Call: (760) 873-8014
Visit: www.inyo.org

School teachers from throughout Inyo County have selected artwork from their students to display at this very special ICA gallery show. Be sure to stop in, we promise that you will be amazed by the talents of our local youth! Students ranging from Kindergarten through 12th grade will display paintings, photos, ceramics and more.

Mono Council for the Arts Exhibition
An art exhibit depicting the joys of spring.
March 23rd through June 20th

Mono Council for the Arts Gallery
Mammoth Luxury Outlets Mall
Hours: Wednesday – Monday, 12:00 – 5:00 pm

For more information:
Call: (760) 937-1810
Email: kendra@bluebirdimaging.com

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