Monday, June 6, 2011

Downtown Wheaton Summer TGIF Series Announced

The Wheaton TGIF summer series has been announced for this year, with the first event happening this Friday.  I was expecting a fairly scaled back set of events due to all the budget cuts, but the lineup actually looks better than usual.  Here's a link to list of events, which I've also copied in below.  A mix of concerts and movies is planned.  The movies they'll be showing are skewed more towards families with kids (not a bad thing), but I think they picked a good selection.  I'm just wondering if the Karate Kid will be the remake or the original.  It would be much cooler if it was the original, but I'm guessing it's going to be new version.  Between the movies and the concerts, there will be something going on every Friday starting this week through September 9th.  Pretty impressive!

June 10—Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band (Afrobeat)
June 17—Sin Miedo (Salsa)

June 24—Janine Wilson (Roots Rock)
July 1—The Nighthawks (Blues)
July 8—Despicable Me
July 15—Margot MacDonald (Rock/Pop)
July 22—The Karate Kid
July 29—Project Natale (Jazz)
August 5—Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
August 12—Chelsey Green & The Green Project
August 19—Toy Story 3
August 26—Deborah Bond (Soul/Funk)
September 2—Finding Nemo
September 9—The Lion King