Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Mall by the Hall

Mayor Jackson is throwing a party- actually a whole month of them- and you’re invited. Really.

Show up at Mall C, on Lakeside Avenue next to City Hall, on Tuesdays in August from 11AM to 2 PM to join the get-togethers. The summer series is called Beats and Eats. It started at the beginning of the month and there are three more dates for the mid-day merrymaking.

Leave the brown bag lunch at home but bring dancing shoes.

No charge for the music. Local high energy rock, reggae, funk and Afro-beat bands give live performances. Here’s the line-up:
August 17: Out From Under
August 24: Carlos Jones and the Plus Band
August 31: Mifune
Carlos Jones and the Plus Band

Vendors selling a mouth-watering variety of foods are on hand so there’s no excuse for leaving hungry. Options include bbq ribs, wood-fired pizza, soul food, and fresh salads. The Dim and Dem Sum truck will be parked there every week. Don’t miss their PBLT sandwich, made with pulled pork and thick slices of bacon piled on a soft bun along with tomato jam, lettuce and spicy mayo.

Local artists and craftspeople are also setting up shop. Jewelry hounds take note- good op for scoring new beads and baubles.

If you’re not in walking distance, you can get there free on RTA”s B-Line Trolley.

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