Weekend Round Up: Summer Pops Weekend

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Weekend Entertainment Roundup: Movies, Music, and More!

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Look no further! From thrilling drive-in movies to live music performances and community events, there's something for everyone. Here's your guide to the best entertainment happening around town this weekend.

Drive-In Movies

This weekend at the Drive-In, we have a couple of classic films that promise a nostalgic cinematic experience under the stars. On Friday night, catch

Jaws, the iconic thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. On Saturday, enjoy the adventure and camaraderie of The Goonies. Gates open at 6:30 PM, and the movies start at 9 PM. For tickets, visit MBADriveIn.com.

At The United Theatre

The United Theatre has an exciting lineup of films and live performances:


Starring Bobby Cannavale and Robert De Niro, Ezra is a heartwarming drama about stand-up comedian Max Bernal, who struggles to co-parent his autistic son, Ezra, with his ex-wife. When faced with tough decisions about their son's future, Max and Ezra embark on a life-changing cross-country road trip.

I Saw the TV Glow

In this intriguing film, teenager Owen's life takes a supernatural turn when a classmate introduces him to a mysterious late-night TV show. As he becomes more engrossed, Owen's perception of reality begins to unravel.

Inside Out 2

The beloved characters from Inside Out return in a new adventure as Riley's mind headquarters undergoes a sudden transformation with the arrival of new Emotions. Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust must navigate the challenges brought by the unexpected addition of Anxiety.

The Dead Don't Hurt

Set in the 1860s, this historical drama follows fiercely independent French-Canadian Vivienne Le Coudy and Danish immigrant Holger Olsen as they attempt to build a life in Elk Flats, Nevada. When Holger leaves to fight in the Civil War, Vivienne must fend for herself in a town controlled by a corrupt mayor.

Sam Grisman Project

Join the Sam Grisman Project live on the UNITED stage for a night of music featuring the repertoire of Sam’s father, David (Dawg) Grisman, and Jerry Garcia, as well as original compositions that showcase the band's dynamic sound. The show is tomorrow night at 8 PM.

Evil Does Not Exist

Takumi and his daughter Hana live a quiet life in Mizubiki Village, near Tokyo. Their lives are disrupted by plans to build a camping site nearby, offering city residents a nature escape. The film explores the community's reaction to this intrusion.

Hard Miles

Inspired by the true story of Greg Townsend and the Ridgeview Academy Cycling Team, this film follows a determined social worker who forms a cycling team of teenage convicts, taking them on a transformative 1,000-mile ride.

Live Music at Knickerbocker Tap Room

Gene Parise

Catch Gene Parise tonight at 8 PM for a free show in the Tap Room.

Mason Jennings

Tomorrow night, enjoy the soulful sounds of Mason Jennings with opening act Jake Mortrude. Tickets are $25, and the show starts at 8 PM.

Nattali Rize

On Saturday, Nattali Rize takes the stage with her dynamic acoustic trio. Featuring keys, guitar, and Nattali on guitar/triggers, this performance is sure to be electrifying. Tickets are $15, and the show starts at 8 PM.

Danny Fleet

End your weekend on a high note with Danny Fleet performing in the Tap Room on Sunday, June 23, at 8 PM. The show is free and for ages 21+.

Weekend Music at The Shamlot

Caswell & The Peel N Eats

Enjoy the tunes of Caswell & The Peel N Eats on Friday from 5-8 PM, as they debut their new song, "The Beach."

Sandy Allen

On Sunday, local favorite Sandy Allen will be performing.

Special Events

The Windjammer Mardi Gras Party

Join the Mardi Gras festivities at The Windjammer on Friday, June 21, at 8 PM, featuring the Catnip Junkies, along with food and drink specials.

Paddy's Throwback Thursdays

Celebrate Paddy's anniversary with Throwback Thursdays, offering discounts on menu items from the past 25 years. DJ Jay Spring will be spinning tunes on Saturday from 1-5 PM, and Tikki Beach will be on Sunday from 12-5 PM.

Dine to Donate at The Andrea

Support a good cause at The Andrea Thursday June 20th, where 10% of all revenue will be donated to The Olean Center. Enjoy a delicious meal while giving back to the community.

Surf Cantina

Don't miss DJ Sensational on Friday night and DJ Sincere on Saturday at Surf Cantina. Plus, their weekend brunch from 12-4 PM on Saturday and Sunday is highly recommended!

Summer Pops Concert

The highlight of the weekend is the annual Summer Pops Concert in Wilcox Park, featuring the Chorus of Westerly. This year's special guest is Broadway star Adam Jacobs, best known for originating the role of Aladdin on Broadway. The event draws over 25,000 attendees to hear the 200-voice Chorus of Westerly, directed by Andrew Howell and backed by the Pops Orchestra. With fireworks at the end, it's an unforgettable experience for the whole family.

This weekend offers a rich array of entertainment options to enjoy. Whether you're in the mood for a classic movie, a live music show, or a community event, there's something to delight everyone. Make the most of it and have a fantastic time!

Ben Barber

Ben Barber

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