August 20, 2013, St. Charles, IL -- The St Charles Arts Council, in partnership with the St. Charles Park District, announces the addition of a special performance -- a Concert & Milonga by Tango Espejo -- to the lineup of the All-City, All-Arts Event -- Charlie's Center for the Arts -- All of the Arts, All over Town.
Tango Espejo, specialists in the quintets of Ástor Piazzolla will perform Saturday evening, Sept. 14th from 6:30 -- 9 p.m. at the historic Baker Community Center, 101 S. 2nd Street, St. Charles, IL, 60174. The Baker Center is in downtown St. Charles, just one block south of Route 31 (2nd Street) at the southwest corner of Walnut Street and 2nd Street, west of the Fox River. Free parking is available across Walnut Street, and a number of other city lots within a few blocks of the Center. All classical listeners, Milonga (tango) dancers and admirers are invited to attend this ticketed event, which is a part of the larger, All-City, All-Arts Event -- Charlie's Center for the Arts -- All of the Arts, All over Town, a partnership of the St Charles Arts Council and the St. Charles Park District, running from September 12 through 15, 2013.
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The Tango Espejo event features the music of Astor Piazzolla and Argentina Tango, and is a must see and hear for Classical & Jazz music fans.
Tango dancers and dancing are welcome. The event will take place in the historic Baker Center's beautifully appointed auditorium with wood floors.
Tickets are $12.50 and are available for purchase in advance, via PayPal, at tangoespejo.com. Questions may be directed to Beth A. Franke at 630.485.9961 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come to town early on Saturday for coffee and a baked treat, attend one of the many Art Shows, Studios, Galleries, and Art Demonstrations that will be open that day, and enjoy lunch or dinner in any of St. Charles' dozens of restaurants. Or consider a late summer drink and/or a bite to eat at one of the restaurants' gorgeous outdoor patios. Many of these locations are in the Downtown St. Charles partnership's Jazz Weekend lineup.
For the long September 12 -- 15 weekend, the SCAC and the Park District, along with their Arts and Civic Partners have organized an event featuring multiple artistic disciplines in venues all over the city. Charlie's will feature visual art galleries/studios, music, literature (spoken word performances, storytelling, etc.), dance, live theater, and as much Arts Programming as we can pack into the weekend. The Park District will even be hosting a bean bag tournament -- featuring "boards" painted by local/regional artists selected in a jury format by the SCAC, and auctioned off at the end of the tournament. Charlie's also features the programming of our Arts Partners, such as Steel Beam Theatre, Fine Line Creative Arts Center, Fox Valley Repertory, the Arcada Theater, Water Street Studios' PrintLab, and the Norris Cultural Arts Center, and our Civic Partners, the Park District, the Library, the Downtown St. Charles Partnership. Our thanks also to the City of St. Charles for their support.
East Side, West Side, and Downtown -- All over Town -- residents and visitors will be treated to an incredible array of arts programming.
For more information about this fantastic weekend of art, check out the St Charles Arts Council's web site -- StCharlesArtsCouncil.org or call the SCAC at 630.443.3794 or email us at info@StCharlesArtsCouncil.org.
About the St. Charles Arts Council:
The SCAC will serve all those individuals (professionals, amateurs, and students) who produce tangible, consumable works of the imagination and all organizations, businesses, and groups that include and represent those people. This would be arts and cultural activities in their broadest sense, including graphic, plastic, and decorative arts, architecture, crafts, literature and poetry, music, theater, and dance. The primary long-range goal is the transformation of St. Charles into an arts community/an arts magnet/a nationally-known arts market. Ultimately we foresee a municipal arts center, more working artists and opportunities in arts education, many privately-owned galleries, performance venues, and related arts businesses, and a downtown architecture and streetscape conducive to both the aesthetics and business of art.
About the St. Charles Park District:
The St. Charles Park District is a special purpose government unit. It is the mission to enrich the quality of life of Park District residents through excellence in programs, parks, facilities, and services. This is the mission of the Park District as expressed by the Park Board. The mission represents the fundamental statement of purpose and is the point of reference for all decision making.