This month's Open Barn @ Elliston Farm is a fundraiser for a team riding in the Pan-Mass Challenge to raise money and awareness for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute CUP Research Fund. What is CUP? It is "Cancer of Unknown Primary", a particularly mysterious form of cancer, which affects at least 4 percent of patients.
Doors open at 12:00 pm, with featured artists and guests.
** Invited Artisans and Hobbyists offering their work throughout the day, such as Alison Safford, Monica Zielinski, Lelia Elliston, and more. Plus donated work by Erica Walker , Larry Grob! and Alison Safford available for sale.
** Author and Colorado native, Joe Hnida will be offering signed copies of his novel, "Taste of Metal." For a brief time, Joe will be available for questions about his book too. Check it out on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/tastemetal or https://twitter.com/JoeHnida
** Raffle for "LOOKBOOK by Kindra" - independent stylist & wardrobe invigorator - 6:00 pm
** Burgers on the Grill & Dancing in the Garden with Dj Mocha Mel 5:00 pm
** Special Guest: Singer-Songwriter,Liz Stahler and guests at 6:30 pm
** Art, Tools, Furniture, Clothes, Linens, Toys, Games, Costumes, Jewelry, Antiques and other treasures for sale throughout the day. Pop-Up Camper, Tents, and outdoor gear for sale too, along with tons of new items on display!
** Local Produce and Cut Flowers from Elliston Farm
**'The Long Haul' - a short documentary concert film by Kathy Wittman at 8:30 pm
** S'mores and fire circle at 9:00pm
90% of ticket sales goes to Team Konocopia 10% of Elliston Farm retail sales goes to Team Konocopia Artists & performers donating 100% of their time and talent
MORE ABOUT SOME of the FEATURED GUESTS:
Singer Songwriter, Liz Stahler: Liz Stahler is raw, real and undeniably talented. Her voice is mesmerizing, and truly unique. Her songs are memorable and beautifully crafted. She has opened for artists such as Dan Bern, Kris Delmhorst and Pamela Means. She has performed at the ROCKRGRRL music conference. Her songs have appeared on network television shows including CBS's "The Ghost Whisperer" and "The Unit." In addition, Stahler was nationally recognized as was one of six winners in the John Lennon Songwriting Scholarship contest.
Pan-Mass Challenge Riders: This group of four determined riders is called "Team Konocopia" in honor of Kris Kono, a bright light lost too soon to Cancer of Unknown Primary. She was a wonderful friend, partner, daughter, sister, dj, physical therapist and dog lover, Kris lost her battle with CUP at age 46 in 2011. See http://www2.pmc.org/profile/TK0117. The group collectively needs to raise a minimum $25,000.
'The Long Haul' a documentary concert film by documentary filmmaker and concert photographer, Kathy Wittman. Kathy's 20 minute short film will be projected on the side of the barn at Open Barn.
Raffle for LOOKBOOK by Kindra: Kindra loves styling! "It's in my blood from having women in my family in the fashion industry dating back to the early 1900s." Kindra helps women with their wardrobes and styling themselves. She is an independent stylist & wardrobe invigorator. It is great fun to work with her, and empowering and inspirational for Kindra and her clients!
DJ Mocha: Melanie Andrade a.k.a. DJ Mocha has been DJing all over New England since 1998. Spinning every style of music from current dance hits to R&B classics to world rhythm she appeals to multicultural, multigenerational audiences and is a favorite at community fundraisers. She's been rocking the boat (literally) for years on Boston Spirit's Sunset Cruise, DJ'd the Fenway Women's party 3 times in the last 5 years and pumped up the jams for Glad, PFLAG, nAGLY and lots and lots of weddings and birthday parties.
Open Barn @ Elliston Farm: Open Barn, a once-a-month "happening" at Elliston Farm in Weston, Massachusetts where agriculture, art, antiques, crafts, people, unusual treasures, flowers and local wares and services all come together. Elliston Farm has been selling flowers and other produce to the local community since 1937. Now we are offering even more as we open the barn and property to cooperative ideas.
Elliston Farm (View)
263 South Ave
Weston, MA 02493