In honor of hosting weekly open mics at Viento y Agua Coffeehouse for the past 10 years, Alyssandra Nighswonger will be celebrating with a 10-hour open mic marathon this Saturday, April 22
Lara Meintjes moved to Long Beach from Johannesburg, South Africa about six years ago and, upon her arrival, decided to become an artist. Now her work lines the walls of Viento y Agua Coffee House as part of her latest solo exhibition, Lucky Fish.
When Lara Meintjes sees someone driving down the street, her first thought is that they would look so much cooler if there was a raccoon on their shoulder or if their face was a deer head instead. “This is just the world I live in,” says the Long Beach-based artist with perpetually hot-pink hair who turns her peculiar thoughts about strangers and friends into hand-drawn anthropomorphic portraits.
Stan DeWitt, Minister of Music at Grace First Presbyterian Church, will be performing with Moonshine this Saturday evening at Viento y Agua. In this interview he speaks about his development as a songwriter, the Concert Series he’s been producing for several years, and the benefits and challenges of becoming fearless.