By Kathy Chouteau
Bridge Storage and ArtSpace is bringing on the merry this holiday season with an assortment of upcoming festivities scheduled throughout December at its location at 23 Main Ave. in Richmond.
First up at Bridge is a holiday event Sat., Dec. 7, that will surely get people in the seasonal spirit. A “White Christmas Sing Along,” invites revelers to don their ugly sweaters and Santa hats and sing along to Irving Berlin’s musical, White Christmas, with live music by Birches Bend. Movie screenings will happen at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday in Bridge’s Filmspace, however, it’s best to arrive 45 minutes before show time when all the pre-movie fun will kick off, including pics with Santa and concessions. The Sing Along at Bridge is organized by Masquers Playhouse; admission is ticketed via “free-will donations” that will go toward revitalizing the Playhouse. Click here for tickets or call 510-232-4031.
Later Sat., Dec. 7, the aptly named “The More the Merrier Art Reception” will roll out from 4-7 p.m. at Bridge’s onsite gallery. The special reception will kick off a group art exhibit curated by Jacob Clark and exhibiting the works of artists that will include Marianne Antic, Paquerette Clark, Mallory Cremin, Sean Griffin, Wylie Gerst, Patrick Jacobson, Ezra Li, Beth Roberts, Shawn Man Roland and Paulette Traverso.
On Mon., Dec. 9 from 7-9 p.m., the “Richmond Film Mingle: Holiday Potluck” will be held in Bridge’s Filmspace and offers a chance for Richmond and East Bay filmmakers, film industry insiders and enthusiasts to mix and mingle. The holiday edition of this quarterly meetup invites participants to bring snacks and drinks for the seasonal potluck. Short screenings lined up so far that evening are Steve Segal’s animated short, Misfit, and Stephanie Slade’s The Widow’s Oil. Filmmakers with short films they’d like to screen that night can email [email protected].
Those wanting to get some holiday shopping done will want to head over to Bridge’s second annual “The More the Merrier Holiday Craft Fair” Sat., Dec. 15, from Noon to 4 p.m. in the gallery, where local artisans will sell their creations and there will also be food and live music by Eli Utne Music. The family friendly fair will feature an array of items of interest for shoppers, such as jewelry, cards, fine art, wreaths, plants, lotions, pottery, clothing and much more. At 1 p.m. that day in Bridge’s onsite Filmspace, TVAnasi and Friends will present short films from local filmmakers; more details will be forthcoming.