August 20, 2012


By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — The second annual Bucknell Community Street Fair will be held Friday, Aug. 24, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the corner of Market and South Fourth St., near the M&T Bank parking lot.

The event will feature family fun including balloon animals, face painting, musicians, children's crafts and games, and free hotdogs and soft drinks.

The Campus Theatre will host  "Chitty Chitty Bang" at 6:30 p.m., with free popcorn and soda. Admission is 25 cents for adults and 10 cents for children, the same as it was when the Campus Theatre first opened its doors in 1941.

Prior to the Street Fair, Bucknell's new Poetry Path will be officially launched. At 3 p.m., at the Campus Theatre on Market Street, Lewisburg Mayor Judy Wagner and Bucknell's Vice President for Communications and Community Relations Pete Mackey will offer opening remarks. Following their remarks, Shara McCallum, director of the Stadler Center for Poetry at Bucknell, will lead the inaugural tour of the Poetry Path.

A walking tour of historic downtown Lewisburg and Bucknell, the Poetry Path offers visitors a chance to read and hear recordings of poems by living poets, recited in the poets' own voices. Ten markers along the path feature poems that pay tribute to historic and culturally significant Lewisburg locales.

The Downtown Art Gallery, located at 416 Market St. in Lewisburg, will host a Sneak Peek of the exhibit, "The Travelogue of Dr. Brain Damages," digital prints by Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Arts. Everywhere. festival
The street fair and Poetry Path tours are part of the University's second annual Arts. Everywhere. festival, scheduled for Aug. 24 and 25 in Lewisburg and on campus. Events in the Arts. Everywhere. festival are:

  • Aug. 24: The Samek Art Gallery exhibition, "Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled and Unreal," Gallery, third floor, Elaine Langone Center, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibition features 32 works of haunting beauty presented through painting, photography, sculpture, and video by Louis Bourgeois, Salvador Dali, Huma Bhabha, Erwin Wurum, and Hans Op De Beeck.
  • Aug. 24: Gallery Series Concert, noon, Barry Long Jazz Trio, Samek Art Gallery.
  • Aug. 24: Weis Center 25th Anniversary Open House, 3 to 6 p.m., Weis Center, with behind-the-scenes tours of the Center, giveaways, and an Instrument Petting Zoo.
  • Aug. 24:  a 30-minute drum workshop/lecture/demonstration with Red Baraat, 4 p.m., Weis Center. The band will talk about their music and demonstrate the different musical influences, with considerable emphasis on rhythm. 
  • Aug. 24: Weis Center Series performance by world music fusion group Red Baraat, 6 p.m., Weis Center Plaza. [rain location: Weis Center Lobby]
  • Aug. 25: Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble performance, noon, Science Quad, between Olin and Dana buildings. The annual opening event for the Griot Institute for Africana Studies will include stilt walkers, dancers, drummers, ground masquerades and an exciting acrobatic show. (rain location: Bucknell Hall)
  • Aug. 25: Fiction and Poetry Reading with Bucknell students and award-winning faculty and staff, 2 p.m., Stadler Center for Poetry, Bucknell Hall. Readers include Bucknell students Somer Dice, Lauren Feldman, Cameron Norsworthy, and Lakiyra "Oompa" Williams '14, Roth Resident Justin Boening, Stadler Fellow Carolina Ebeid, Vice President for Communications and Community Relations Pete Mackey, and creative writing faculty members Paula Closson Buck, Carmen Gillespie, and Robert Rosenberg.
  •  Aug. 25: Original plays created and performed by student members of Cap & Dagger theatre club, 6 p.m., McDonnell Amphitheatre near the stadium. (rain location: Harvey Powers Theatre, Coleman Hall)
Contact: Division of Communications
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