Call Us: 508-441-4622

YOUR WEEKEND goes to the dogs…

Dérive and Psychogeography Walk: Dog Days

SATURDAY, FEB. 24 – We love the innovative events dreamed up by The Center for Undisciplined Research at UMass Dartmouth. If you haven’t heard about the Center, no worries. There’s no formal degree you can get from them – but perhaps there should be. Rather, it’s a collective group organized by artist-in-residence Roz Crews which is doing creative things like today’s Dérive and Psychogeography Walk: Dog Days. Yes – it involves actual dogs. And humans, too! Maybe even you. Here’s the deal:

What’s a Dérive?

Dérive: a mode of experimental behavior linked to the conditions of urban society: a technique of transient passage through varied ambiances. Also used to designate a specific period of continuous deriving.

What the heck is Psychogeography?

Psychogeography: the study of the specific effects of the geographical environment, consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behavior of individuals.

What is “Dérive and Psychogeography Walk: Dog Days”?

A walk with dogs – on leashes – with Roz and crew and two professional dog walkers beginning at 12 noon from the New Bedford Art Museum.

They note that, while there will be two dog professionals present, this event is not free dog training or walking. Also, if your dog or pup doesn’t play well with others, you may want to sit this one out.

But, if Fido’s tail is wagging and you want to explore downtown New Bedford in a pack, do come! It’s free and open to the public.

Old Time Fiddle turns 1

SATURDAY, FEB. 25 – If going to the dogs isn’t your thing, then maybe line dancing is. We’re sure you’ll find it across the bridge at BRICK Fairhaven (213 Huddleston Avenue) today from 4:30-6:30 p.m. when Old Time Fiddle Sessions meets to celebrate their 1st anniversary. Groundwork! had the pleasure of hosting them back in December, but their regular, free and open to the public monthly gigs at BRICK are becoming legendary. They write, “You can bring your grandma or your punk rock neighbor, your sweetheart, or your four year old. And hell yes, you can and should bring your guitar, mandolin, fiddle, bass, or banjo. Come cut some tunes with us, lend an ear, or just meet up with a friend in a mighty fun spot.”

Cedric Josey at Tryworks

SUNDAY, FEB. 25 – Friends of the New Bedford Free Public Library and Whaling City Sound host singer/songwriter Cedric Josey as part of this year’s Winter Warmings series today. Cheers to that; we’re big fans of Josey and his music! They are, too (of course) and write, “Cedric Josey has been singing songs of love, life and inspiration in the New Bedford area for over 10 years.” And they also note, “He is deeply involved in youth outreach and education on various issues.” Aww – what a guy, indeed! The Winter Warmings concert with Cedric takes place at the First Unitarian Church at Union and Eighth Streets, NB at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 for Friends members, $15 non-members.

Southwest of Salem

SUNDAY, FEB. 25 – The LGBTQ Winter Film Series continues this afternoon at the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park at 2:00 p.m. Screening this last Sunday of the month is the film, “Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four.” It excavates the nightmarish persecution of Elizabeth Ramirez, Cassandra Rivera, Kristie Mayhugh, and Anna Vasquez – four Latina lesbians wrongfully convicted of sexually assaulting two little girls in San Antonio, Texas. The film explores their narratives and their search for exculpatory evidence to help their losing criminal trials. The film series is free and open to the public, and a discussion follows the film. At 33 William Street, NB.

Steven Froias