QUICK TAKES: March 7, 2018

Quick Takes

‘Romeo and Juliet’ show set to music of Queen

BAKER CITY — The Baker High School drama department will present Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” — set to the music of Queen — on March 9 in the BHS commons area.

This will be a dinner theatre experience, with dinner (pasta alfredo) served at 6 p.m. followed by the play at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $15 adults, $10 students and available from drama students and at the door. For information, call 541-403-4616.

Baker High School is located at 2500 E St., Baker City.

HQ launches fundraising campaign for live music

LA GRANDE — Bands from all around the West are traveling to the Treefort Music Festival​ in Boise, and La Grande has become a stopping point for many musicians. Downtown live music providers have put together a list of incredible talent to share, but organizers hope to keep cover charges affordable or free.

HQ has announced a fundraising campaign goal of $1,500 to compensate performers without limiting audience access. Contributors will earn perks such as online and promotional recognition. For more information, visit www.coldcoffeemedia.com/hq.

2018 Film Festival open for submissions

LA GRANDE — Eastern Oregon Film Festival is now accepting submissions for its ninth year of programming. This year’s festival will run Oct. 18-20 in La Grande.

Hailed as “One of the country’s most inspired small showcases for true indie cinema” by Hammer to Nail and named one of the “25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” by MovieMaker Magazine, EOFF continues to champion independent and emerging filmmakers as well as works that expand and twist cinematic genre.

The festival accepts narrative and documentary shorts and features, or experimental works that combine these. Music videos are not currently accepted.

Filmmakers are encouraged to view EOFF’s archive and read through the FAQ to determine if their film might be a good fit.

The three-day festival combines intimate screenings, live conversations with filmmakers, video Q&A, and special presentations from visiting artists. Each night concludes with after parties featuring the live music.

Submissions are being accepted via FilmFreeway at www.filmfreeway.com/eofilmfest. Additional information can be found at the festival website, www.eofilmfest.com. The final deadline to submit is May 31.

La Grande High School theatre presents ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’

LA GRANDE — “Dancing at Lughnasa,” by Brian Friel, is a modern play that follows the Mundy sisters who aspire for happiness they may never see.

The drama takes place in a cottage outside of a fictional town called Ballybeg in Ireland’s County Donegal in August 1936.

The LHS play, directed by Kevin Cahill, begins at 7 p.m. March 15-17.

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  • Somewhere hiding in the world is a documentary film about musician John Fahey. Can we show that in 2018 festival or at HQ during off season?

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