Shamc Reaches Kids, Writers and Performers
There’s just about something for everyone at the new SHAM-c in Safety Harbor. The Safety Harbor Art and Music Center will give the younger set a chance to have some fun during Mr. Brad’s Musical Happy Funtime on Friday, July 6. Kids can sing along and dance to interactive songs, while Mr. Brad plays an eclectic variety of instruments including guitar, mandolin, violin, flute, drums, glockenspiel and ukulele.
There is a suggested donation of $5 at the door for the event which will begin at 10 a.m. All ages are welcome at Mr. Brad’s Funtime.
The second Wednesday of every month at SHAM-c is the day for InPrompt2, where all members of the community who participate in writing to read their work. All readings must be under 7 minutes, and submissions must fit the theme. The theme for the July 11 InPrompt2 event is “Salt and Pepper.” Only one entry per person will be eligible for sharing. Prizes will be awarded!
The audience will write comments on cards and hand them to the facilitator, who will give them to the performer at the end of the evening. A guest judge will also be in the audience to help decide winners. The judge may not be known to the audience and will not be a performer. If there is a tie, or if the judging is too close to call, the performer will be included in a random drawing for that night’s prize. Doors open at 6:30 for InPrompt2. Admission is $2 at the door.
Another monthly happening at SHAM-c is Writers and Poets Open Mic Night. It happens on the fourth Wednesday of every month and runs from 6:30 to 11 p.m. The mic opens at 7. Although the Safety Harbor Art and Music Center hasn’t been around for that long, Writers and Poets Night is now in its eighth year. This month’s event will be on Wednesday, July 25.
At this event, writers, poets, acoustic singer-songwriters, comedians and all who love such art now gather at the Safety Harbor Art and Music Center for an evening of positively-charged fun. Participants get up to 7 minutes at the mic to share their original words.
This event is free, but donations are accepted. Beer, wine, coffee, tea and soda will be available for purchase. Feel free to bring finger foods to share. Proceeds benefit future arts programming at SHAMc.