People’s Liberty’s second Globe Grantee,
filmmaker C. Jacqueline Wood, kicks off the first night of The Mini
Microcinema — 10 weeks of experimental film/video/media screenings —
Thursday at the nonprofit’s Globe Gallery in Findlay Market.
Fireworks won’t be the only thing lighting
up the sky for the Fourth of July at the 16th-annual LaRosa’s Balloon
Glow at Coney Island — tethered hot air balloons will illuminate the
park with glowing color all evening.
Motorcycles have been ingrained into
American culture à la James Dean and Easy Rider since William Harley and
Arthur Davidson figured out how to attach an engine to a bicycle during
the earliest years of the 20th century.
Washington Park is getting in on the
family-friendly red, white and blue fun with its Fourth of July Jam, a
day of live music, carnival games and a truly jammy screening of The
Grateful Dead’s “Fare Thee Well” performance at Soldier Field —
celebrating the Dead’s 50th anniversary, as well as the remaining
members’ final performance together.
Columbus five-piece Red Wanting Blue formed in Athens,
Ohio 20 years ago and worked hard to establish a fervent fanbase through
consistent touring and a DIY approach to releasing albums of heartfelt,
heartland Rock & Roll.
One of the city’s most eclectic and colorful Fourth of
July parades (since 1854), the Northside parade celebrates independence
with sparkling floats, neon Acid-dream processions (mostly from vintage
store Chicken Lays an Egg), tons of classic cars, lots of dance troupes
and drum lines, plenty of hand-shaking and candy-throwing politicians,
many creative red-white-and-blue outfits and a lot of day-drinking