Downtown Kent venues get into holiday spirit

By Conner Howard | reporter Published:

We're all starting to feel the holiday spirit. For some of us, that means finals week. For others, it means frenzied, last-minute gift shopping. Fortunately, there's always plenty to do to keep your sanity and enjoy the season. Head on downtown, not just to enjoy the lovely decorations, but to check out these nifty events:

Look and Stomp

All the way from Lake Worth, Fla., folk/swing/blues band Looka Looka Looka is paying a visit to our own Stone Tavern at 10 tonight at 110 E. Main St.

Looka Looka Looka will be joined by local bluegrass/folk band Johnny and the Apple Stompers, so it's sure to be a real rip-roarin' good time. As usual, there is no cover charge for musical events at the Stone Tavern.

Rock the Night Away

In celebration of the holiday season and winter break, JB's Concert Club at 246 N. Water St. is hosting five bands Friday for a "Rock 'N Snow" evening of music. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the music kicks off at 7.

Admission is $7 for ages 21 or older, $10 for those 20 and under. Providing the tunes for the evening are GOODNIGHT, The Taxidermy Special, The Sleeps, Chris Hatton and Traverse Town.

Have Your Pie and Eat It, Too

The 15th annual Standing Rock Cultural Arts Pie Festival is set for from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the North Water Street Gallery at 257 N. Water St.

Both a pie enthusiast's dream and a fundraiser, participants can purchase slices and pies of many varieties including apple, blackberry, peach, vegan and pies that don't really have a name yet. A silent art auction will also be held, with ceramic works, photos, paintings and other items available. All proceeds help fund the art and education programs offered by Standing Rock Cultural Arts.

Contact this reporter at 330-541-9423 or choward@recordpub.com

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