Happy Weekend, Foster People!

It’s been a pleasant September thus far, and we should continue getting warm, sunny weather for a few more days. The rain returns sometime next week, but maybe that’s not such a bad thing. Let’s hope it doesn’t stick around for ‘Fun on Foster,’ though. We all know what happened last year. Did we say Fun on Foster? More below.

– Foster has quietly become a very, very music-centric area. We all know now that Green Noise Records is setting up shop in the ‘hood. And before them, Renaissance Guitars opened a storefront just on the other side of Nayar Taqueria from where Green Noise will be. And while we can always count on at least two to three venues hosting live music on Friday and Saturday along Foster, we also get a lot of mid-week music. And that doesn’t even count The Bobwhite Theatre, which may be the supreme icing on the cake someday soon. A couple notes on said music scene…
….Green Noise Records will be opening September 30 at 5857 SE Foster (again, in the Nayar/Renaissance Guitars/Meticon complex)
….Bar Carlo is playing catch-up—they introduced Sweet Reggae Sundays a couple months ago, now they’ve added weekly jazz to the mix on Wednesdays; in a couple weeks, you’ll also be able to count on weekly spoken word and open mic on Saturdays
….The Bobwhite Theatre will be turning 90 at the end of the month (Sept 27-29); there will be a weekend-long celebration with live music and a community event that Sunday

– Ok, about Fun on Foster. I’ve heard it mentioned once. And that was by someone who’s part of the Neighborhood Association. Apparently it’s a thing, but I haven’t seen or heard of any promotion. The Foster Area Business Association has a small blurb on their website, though, so feel free to mark your calendar for September 27.

– The Foster-Powell Community Garden has a work party today and tomorrow. Plus free hair cuts from The Phix ($10 minimum donation for the garden).

– Eight homes are coming to the corner of SE 65th and Holgate. There’s some concern about parking, as well the developer’s request to shorten the required setback length Winlybetween property lines. It’s a divisive issue, for sure…

– It looks like 7-11’s new neighbor has announced themselves. I don’t know who or what a “Winly” is, but it looks like we’re getting a ‘cash and carry.’

– Live music for the weekend:
Torta- Overwinter, Friday; Paul Savignac, Saturday
Starday- Metropolitan Farms and Hawthorne, Friday; TBD, Saturday
Gemini- Ryan David Orr, Friday; DJ’s Ashby Scaggs, Brian Todd and Cee White play Saturday

Have a good weekend, all. Be cool.

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One Response to Happy Weekend, Foster People!

  1. Greg Hamilton says:

    Hey, it’s Greg. If you ever want to get together for lunch in the hood, let me know.

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