Busy Night in FoPo

2011 National Night Out photos by LeRoy Goertz

2011 National Night Out photos by LeRoy Goertz

We’ll be dipping below 90 degrees today, finally.  But the sun will still stick around to shine on the neighborhood, as plenty a’ good time is to be had.

First up, National Night Out at Kern Park (SE 66th and Center).  Yes, NNO follows a country-wide tradition of combatting crime by taking back your parks and neighborhood spaces, but it’s also about taking ownership of and showing pride for where you live.  In that sense, FoPo accomplishes the task wonderfully every year on the first Tuesday of August — National Night Out.  Come out tonight for live music from the Kinky Brothers, food from Bar Carlo and more, and local vendors selling crafts and/or representing various organizations.  Kern Park is reserved from 6:30 – 8:30 for this event.

After National Night Out, take your dancing feet over to the Bob White Theatre and get your funk on with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Pimps of Joytime, and Rare Monk.  This event starts at 8 p.m. and costs $20.  After canning the Reconstruction summer series of events, it looks like the Bob White just might be inching along toward being functional.  Even if not, the chance for a rare concert in the ‘hood is an opportunity not to be missed.

Enjoy, all.

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One Response to Busy Night in FoPo

  1. a longtime neighbor............... says:

    Fabulous night at the Bob White. “Inching towards functional” doesn’t even describe what is going on in this space. It looks like their controlled “step back” to allow for good things ahead was a smart move. Heck – they have only owned the building for 8 mos or so………and it was and still is a “project”. Great progress appears to have been made – good things ahead for this venue. Foster Road could use more and more of this……………….things be lookin’ up more and more.

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