Streets alive with art for First Friday | Arts & Theater | bakersfield.com - The Bakersfield CalifornianThursday, May 4, 2017
Marsha Black, Norma Eaton, Iva Fendrick, Catherine Malahowski, Kelly Pankey and Peggy Stannard. Reception 6 to 8 p.m., Dagny's Coffee Co., 1600 20th St.Going to the galleriesArtist and gallery owner Johnny Ramos is continuing to keep the arts scene hopping down 18th Street, east of Chester, at his Moderngigi Gallery. In addition to his new pop art, Ramos will also feature work from local artist Jeremy White. The gallery will be open Friday evening as well as the next day as part of "Second Saturday," promoting other businesses in the growing 18th Street corridor such as Chris Vanderlei Gallery, Cafe Smitten, Silver Fox Starlite Lounge, The Goose and more. 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Moderngigi Gallery, 900 18th St.The Younger Gallery continues its exhibition of “Surfaces and Symbols,” featuring the work of nine female contemporary artists. Each woman, who either lives in Kern County or has a family connection, shared works reflecting how each interprets the world around her, according to curator Vicki Smart. Featured are mixed-media artist Ali Vaughan, gallery owner and sculptor Betty Younger, photographer Mary Bradford, painter Kris DeLano, sculptor Gina Herrera, collage artist Lindsay Thomson, monoprint artist Linda Hyatt and painters Vittoria Cutbirth and Jamee Eaton. Smart said she will also display additional works from Younger this month. For those who would rather drive than walk (or if you'd like to avoid the jam of cars in the parking structure at 18th and Eye), free parking is available on the fourth floor of the Bank of America structure at Truxtun and Chester avenues. 6 to 8:30 p.m., The Younger Gallery, 1430 Truxtun Ave, Suite 105.Let's rockLive music is a key component for First Friday. Along with performers at the art walk, several venues will feature shows.Promoter Phantom Stranger has two shows downtown: At Riley's Tavern (1523 19th St.), Vanessa Silberman, The Love Dimension and Crooked Folk will perform while Sub Station (1605 20th St.) will feature music from Kristyn Leigh, Heavy Vinyl and The Whitakers. Sub Station will also offer the Cali-cheesesteak, its First Friday special that includes tri-tip with chipotle cheddar sauce and grilled bell pepper and onions.At Jerry's Pizza (1817 Chester Ave.), The Dollar Menu Show offers four bands — FM33, Daies At Niight, Here By Fate and the Dream Nexus — playing 30-minute sets starting at 5 p.m. Admission is only $1 and there will also be a collection of canned food and clothes to benefit the homeless.Enjoy Friday Night Flavas with party band Mento Buru who will play Sandrini's Public House (1918 Eye St.) along with guests The Jay Smith Group with Marlon E. Mackey and DJ iPod Chorizo. The 21-and-over show starts at 9 p.m. Cover is $5.Stefani Dias can be reached at 661-395-7488. Follow her on Twitter at @realstefanidias.http://www.bakersfield.com/entertainment/arts-theater/streets-alive-with-art-for-first-friday/article_eb736cbf-c7b7-5952-8c4a-8b206323ad12.html
Best European Christmas markets - National GeographicSaturday, December 8, 2018
Dresden's market may be the oldest in Germany, with the first event approved by Frederick II, Elector of Saxony, in 1434. Eventually these seasonal markets turned their focus on Christmas celebrations, as known today. Here are some of the best Christmas markets in Europe for a holiday treat.
The Strasbourg market lights up the Place de la Cathédrale.
Photograph by Frederic Maigrot, REA/Redux
Strasbourg: French classic
The largest and oldest in France, the Strasbourg Christmas Market dates back to the 16th century. Hundreds of market stands spread across the Grande Île–an island in the historic center of the city and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Try delicacies from thi...https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/destinations/europe/best-christmas-markets/
Death of German fuels fears of far-right violence in Köthen - DW (English)Saturday, December 8, 2018
The mood in the suburban playground in Köthen on Monday morning was a mixture of sadness, tension and hostility toward the press. A small number of locals in the town in the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt came by, some with flowers to add to those that had collected around a tree near an empty climbing frame. This was the spot where a fight broke out on Saturday between two Afghan men and Markus B., which resulted in the 22-year-old German's death in hospital. By the evening, the area was a hive of activity. Köthen's police force, reinforced from across Germany, had much to contend with, when three gatherings took place within a few hundred meters of each other. First, the church in the central square held a small memorial prayer for Markus B., though Pastor Martin Olejnicki also used a brief sermon to call for peace in the city on what promised to be a nervy evening. That sentiment was shared by Saxony-Anhalt State Premier Reiner Haseloff, who attended the service along with about a hundred Köthen residents, who lined up to light a candle for the dead man. Outside the church, Haseloff told reporters that "I hope it will be a peaceful evening tonight, and that th...https://www.dw.com/en/death-of-german-fuels-fears-of-far-right-violence-in-k%C3%B6then/a-45434251
Increasing Demand for Medical Cannabis is set to Grow GloballyWednesday, October 17, 2018
Government of Canada. The Company also has production operations in Dresden, Saxony, Germany and Regensdorf, Switzerland. Maricann is currently undertaking an expansion of its cultivation and support facilities in Canada in a 942,000 sq. ft. (87,515 sq. m) and will continue to pursue new opportunities in Europe.
Emblem Corp. (OTCQX: EMMBF) is a fully integrated licensed producer and distributor of medical cannabis and cannabis derivatives in Canada under the ACMPR. The Company and Natura Naturals Holdings Inc. announced the termination of their letter of intent as of 5 p.m. EST on September 13th, 2018. In addition, as previously announced, Emblem recently provided USD 2 Million of advanced funding to Natura for the expansion of its facility. The Funding is comprised of a one-year convertible debenture for an aggregate principal amount of up to USD 2 Million, with an interest rate similar to Natura's other funding obligations and can be pre-paid at any time during the term. Emblem looks forward to maintaining its strong business relationship with the Natura team as both a shareholder and in connection with our existing 3,000 kg supply agreement in the coming years, said Nick Dean, CEO of Emblem Corp.
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How the Alternative for Germany Has Transformed the CountryWednesday, October 17, 2018
Bundestag, Germany's parliament, which oversees annual government spending of 350 billion euros ($411 billion).
A Turning Point
The AfD was the strongest party in the eastern state of Saxony in the last Bundestag elections, and across the east, it has now become such a force that the CDU has been compelled to express what would have been unfathomable not too long ago: the possibility of governing together with the far-left Left Party.
The unrest in Chemnitz in August marked a turning point for the AfD. There, the party joined a phalanx of agitators and neo-Nazis, with the AfD's Thuringia state chapter leader Björn Höcke marching side-by-side with an activist from Pegida -- the anti-Islam and anti-immigrant group -- who has multiple criminal convictions on his record.
For years, politics in Germany had been shaped by the old polarity between left and right. But those days are over. The question of identity now seems to be more important, which seemingly scrambles the party system. Sahra Wagenknecht of the Left Party is creating a new movement called "Aufstehen," German for "Stand Up," that she hopes will be a magnet for voters who would like to see a bigger welfare state and fewer immigrants. The move places additional pressure on the center-left Social Democratic Party (SPD), which has fluctuated between a culture of welcoming refugees and warnings of a loss of control since the refugee crisis. The business-friendly Free Democratic Party (FDP), meanwhile, has morphed into a law and order party. And the only thing still holding the CDU and Christian Social Union (CSU), the CDU's Bavarian sister party, together is the fear of losing power. The only parties that seem to be profiting from the new political complexities are the Greens and the AfD.
So, how to deal with a party that fulminates against the mainstream with such abandon while at the spreading its own tentacles further into the center of society, into gov...http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/how-the-alternative-for-germany-has-transformed-the-country-a-1227360.html