C-VILLE Arts Beat: Top Picks for Jul 3-Jul 9

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Thursday 7/5
Say cheese
Local indie-pop quintet, The Anatomy of Frank, sing sweet melodies with catchy lyrics that are sure to charm even the dourest listeners. With memorable song titles such as “Bill Murray,” the band’s EP, Relax, There’s Nothing Here But Old Pictures, is a promising sign of things to come. After making the rounds with the band, lead singer Kyle Woolard is going on a solo summer tour that should present the perfect opportunity to add more sassy shots to the its online Polaroid gallery. $5, 9pm. Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar, 414 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 293-9947.


Get hooked on The Anatomy of Frank’s Kyle Woolard as he kicks off an extensive summer tour at the Tea Bazaar. (Publicity photo)

 

Friday 7/6
Model citizens
Formed by brothers Andy and Joey Siara in 2005, The Henry Clay People (“a name no one else had yet”) has produced an extensive catalog in a short period of time. 25 For the Rest of Our Lives is its sixth full-length album, and is self-described as “pissier” than previous records, as evidenced by the brash, sonic dissonance that greets you on the first track, “Hide.” The hardworking Glendale, California band is more reminiscent of British punk bands like the Clash than its too-cool, bratty West Coast punk brethren. These United States headline. $10, 8pm. The Southern Café & Music Hall, 103 S. First St. 977-5590.

Sunday 7/8
Hot dog
Everyone loves the Peanuts gang. What’s not to love about the enthusiastic Woodstock, carefree Snoopy, inquisitive Linus, outspoken Lucy, and eternal underdog Charlie Brown? Whether you are a diehard who read the comic strip on Sunday, or watch “A Charlie Brown Christmas” during the holiday season, Snoopy: The Musical is a fun way to see the characters come to life on stage, with a cast made up of local, teenage talent. $12, 2:30pm. Four County Players, 5256 Governor Barbour St., Barboursville. (540) 832-5355.Through Sunday 8/5

The spirited Bowen McCauley Dance company perform a fusion of classical and traditional techniques in the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival
(publicity photo)

Through Sunday 8/5

The hills are alive
Forget the creaking, abandoned lifts and mountains carefully swathed in huge tarps. Wintergreen is thriving this summer with entertainment and pastoral beauty (and it’s not whipping by in a snowy blur). This week begins the resort’s Summer Music Festival—which features an impressive array of heavy-hitters like pianist Norman Krieger and D.C.’s Bowen McCauley Dance company. The theme is innovation, and there’s plenty to be found at this expansive festival, including traditional orchestras, jazz performances, seminars, kids programming, cooking classes, nature-related activities, and more. Prices, times and locations vary. See www.wintergreenperformingarts.org for complete information. Wintergreen Resort. 325-8292.

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