Tuesday, May 22, 2012

three shows...check!

Ola has been a part of three great events this spring and I really look forward to kicking off the summer with the Island Reggae Fest in Kalamazoo Michigan June 14-16th. I wish I could identify the different species of butterflies that flutter through my stomach before each show but what a euphoric feeling after. Somebody got a light? ;) 

Last weekend was a wonderful time at not one but two shows. Saturday I joined the Urban Folk Circuit of Chicago for the Shubas marketplace. :) Big Up to Urban Folk Circuit!! Great group of people, I had a lovely time. Anytime you can walk a few feet after a show to your favorite craft beer is a lovely time! :) 
Sunday I enjoyed major culture at Congress Theater with My Daily Escapes. Over 100 artists reppin and the community was supporting! I felt so comfortable at this show, lots of laughing, meeting, dancing and cupcakes! The sangria wasn't too shabby either ;) (obviously I loved the sangria) Big Up to My Daily Escapes!! Let's do it again! 





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Sunday, May 6, 2012

boocoo spring arts and craft show

I usually lag a bit when it comes to writing the Ola culture blog, I'm averaging...what? once a week? and a half? ;) Not that I don't enjoy it, but the time it takes for me to get into my writing/relaxation mode just doesn't happen too often these days...but today is a new day my friends, I had so much fun yesterday my little fingers woke up typing!

Yesterday my husband and I went to the Boocoo Spring Arts and Craft show and had a wonderful time. I used to work for Boocoo in Evanston back in the day, and I absolutely fell in love with this place. Head over heels. The kids, people, programs and the task at hand are amazing. Please take a moment and stop by their website! Organic garden, classes, arts, music, culture, recording studio, kind people, children, cafe, great space, I can keep going on. Really! Check them out! Boocoo.org! It really felt good going back and participating in this event.
It was a foggy, gloomy kind of day in Chicago but we were smiling in Boocoo. The show was held from 10am to 3pm, not too many folks out but just enough to talk to, laugh with and share a good amount of your arts and treasures! I enjoyed seeing old and new friends, smelling and taking home some of the most beautiful organic onions,radishes and edible flowers I have ever seen! :)




After the show, we drove through the city to see the Cinco De Mayo festivities of Chicago and had to stop at the Chicago Diner. If you didn't know this is one of the best vegan/vegetarian eats in the area! Honey and I couldn't have ended our day better. Special thanks to you my dear! Thanks for driving and carrying all the heavy stuff!