Looking for something to do Friday, Feb. 4? It’s a night of arts and culture in downtown Quincy. Whether you enjoy marveling at the creative work of local and regional artists, socializing with your friends and neighbors while sipping something festive, checking out what new goodies Quincy merchants have to offer, or taking in a live performance of a thought-provoking play, your night will be full of fun.
Starting at 5 p.m., several galleries will host artists’ opening receptions with refreshments and beverages. The Eagle’s Nest Gallery and Frame Shop at 446 Main St. will show proprietor Carla DeBoer’s charming portrait photography.
“It has been a privilege to capture the beautiful faces of families, young people and of course the babies with my photography,” says Carla. “This last fall I worked with a lot of the high school seniors doing their formal and casual pictures for the yearbook and I must say, we have an amazing group of young people in our community. I hope they had as much fun as I did. Letting them do their own thing and seeing their personalities come through in their photos was very cool. Capturing the moment is a great feeling but seeing the smile on the person’s face or the parents’ faces is what makes my day. Come by during the art walk and check out some of the beautiful faces of friends and family.”
The Main Street Artists Gallery at 436 Main St. will host a group show exhibiting the work of current members from 5 to 8 p.m. An artists’ cooperative, the Main Street Artists Gallery resides in the beautiful and historic Clinch Building and showcases a number of local artists.
The Plumas Arts Gallery at 372 Main St. is proud to present the work of husband-and-wife duo Harry Reeves and Linda Blum. Each of the pair captures wildlife and nature scenes with great accuracy and subtle beauty, Linda primarily in watercolor and Harry in watercolor, pastel and ink. The reception will start at 5 and end at 7 p.m. The show will hang through the month of February. For more information, call 283-3402 or visit plumasarts.org.
Make sure to stop by some of Main Street’s businesses, which will be open late for the festivities, and then plan to have dinner or a glass of wine at one of Quincy’s fine eateries.
You won’t want to miss a chance to see “Rabbit Hole” performed by local talent. Now a major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart, dramaworks presents the play by David Lindsay-Abaire at the Town Hall Theatre. The play stars Kim Carroll as Becca, Steve Keely as Howie, Tina Aubrey as Izzy, Lori Reynolds as Nat and David Riley as Jason Willette. Edie O’Connor directs.
Becca and Howie Corbett are a happily married couple whose perfect world is forever changed when their young son, Danny, is killed by a car. Painful, poignant and often funny, Becca’s experiences lead her to find solace in a mysterious relationship with a troubled young comic-book artist, Jason — the teenage driver of the car that killed Danny. The Corbetts, both adrift, make surprising and dangerous choices as they follow a path that will determine their fate.
The play runs Feb. 3 – 6. Showtime is 7 p.m. Thursday – Saturday, with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children (no babes in arms). Call dramaworks at 283-1956 for more information.
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