Coastline Children’s Film Festival returns to The Box tonight
ST. JOSEPH — A series of films for children and their families returns to The Box Factory for the Arts tonight.
Coastline Children’s Film Festival returns for a summer series with “Okko’s Inn” at 7 p.m.
“Okko’s Inn,” which runs 94 minutes and recommended for ages 8 and up, is an animated film. After losing her parents, Okko goes to live with her grandmother who runs a traditional Japanese inn. As she prepares to become the next caretaker, Okko discovers that there are spirits living there that only she can see – welcoming ghosts who keep her company and help her adapt to her new surroundings. The film addresses themes of loss, altruism and love, while teaching that in the face of adversity, compassion and delight can, and will, abound.
These award-winning international feature films are screening the fourth Thursday of each month. An informal, post-screening discussion will follow each one. The event is free and open to the public. A $1 donation is suggested.
Other films being shown include “The Map to Paradise” on July 25, and “Tito and the Birds” on Aug. 22.
The Box Factory is at 1101 Broad St., St. Joseph.
For more information, call Leslie Sullivan at 757-1491 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Performance series kicks off Friday with The Lincoln Trio
SOUTH HAVEN — The South Haven Performance Series will open its 10th season Friday.
The Chicago-based Lincoln Trio will go on at 7:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 429 Michigan Ave., South Haven.
Bringing together performing experience spanning the globe, each member of the trio is an artist of international renown.
Violinist Desirée Ruhstrat has performed throughout the U.S. and Europe, appearing at the White House and performing on a live radio broadcast heard around the world with the Berlin Radio Orchestra; cellist David Cunliffe has performed with the BBC and Royal Scottish orchestras as well as touring as a member of the Balanescu Quartet; pianist Marta Aznavoorian has garnered critical acclaim for her engagements with orchestras and concert halls worldwide including Chicago Symphony Center, John F. Kennedy Center and the Sydney Opera House.
The trio’s extensive discography for the Cedille label includes the entire works for Strings and Piano by Joaquin Turina and their debut album “Notable Women.” Their CDs have received numerous accolades and their August 2016 release of the CD, “Trios From Our Homelands,” was nominated for a 2017 Grammy in the Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance Category.
The South Haven Performance Series is provided through the South Haven Community Foundation, corporate sponsors and individual donors. Admission is $10 and students are admitted free.
For more information, visit www.southhavenperformanceseries.org.
Corsets, whips and whiskey featured at free celebration
THREE OAKS — Journeyman Distillery will host their annual celebration of summer and whiskey on Saturday.
Live music, cornhole, a putting contest, cook-out menu and cocktails are at the center of this day-long, family-friendly event.
In a nod to the products originally manufactured at Three Oaks’ historic Featherbone Factory, “Corsets, Whips, and Whiskey” is the name of the event as well as Journeyman’s popular cask-strength, single grain whiskey.
The latter will be featured in craft cocktails throughout the day, including one the distillery is calling “Citrus Punch With a Kick.” It’s a blend of black tea, fresh-squeezed orange juice, whiskey and bitters. It will be available by the glass or served in a bowl for sharing.
Guests are invited to visit the full-service restaurant, relax on the distillery’s outdoor deck, compete for prizes on the 18-hole Welter’s Folly putting green and enjoy a full schedule of live music throughout the day.
Student musicians from the non-profit Blues Project will perform from 2-4 p.m.; Chicago’s Sanctified Grumblers will perform good time, pre-electric roots grooves from 5-7 p.m.; and Paul Erdman will perform true country songwriting, blended with blues, rock, and pop from 8-10 p.m.
The party begins at 11:30 a.m. and lasts until 11 p.m. Admission is free and open to all ages. Journeyman Distillery is located at 109 Generations Drive, Three Oaks. For more information, visit journeymandistillery.com/calendar.