Greetings beloved Emporium/Underdog e-listers! Lots of exciting things happening in YS this summer, many of which are happening right here at the Emporium…

JULY/AUGUST ART SHOW by the Minde-Berman family


7/3 – Dr. Skillet
7/10 – Wildwater
7/17 – Grace Adele –
7/24 – Ryan Judy –
7/31 – Argo Lynn, alternative country –

Wham Bam (Thank You Slam) Spoken Arts Revue/Open Mic
Thursday, July 2 – 6-8pm
Fiction and Poetry. Performance/Slam. Theatrical readings. Diary entries. Short film/video. Comedy, sketches. Jokes/Anecdotes. Found text art. That’s right. If you can say it, you can spray it. Performers may sign up by emailing or by showing up early. (Videos must be submitted in advance so they can be tested on our system.) *10-minute limit. Please, no live music or elaborate props. More information:

Really Really Free Market
Saturday, July 11 – 1-4pm
A Really Really Free Market is like a mixed-bag potluck, or a free flea market. Stuff, entertainment, & fun—whatever we as a community can come together & share. Bring usable items, food, & talents—to give for the sake of giving. Don’t have anything on-hand? Come & browse what others are sharing. (FYI: The Underdog Café is merely host to our RRFM. You still have to pay for stuff from the store!) More info: &

Reflections on the Election in El Salvador
Sunday, July 12 – 3-5pm
Victor Garcia and Hilary Lerman were observers for the recent presidential election in El Salvador. They will present on the history and in particular the electoral history of El Salvador, their observations as official election observers, and what the elections mean for El Salvador, the region, and the United States.

Antioch Writers’ Workshop Reading & Wine Tasting
Wednesday, July 15 – 8:30-10:30pm

“Love Conquers All” preview screening and feedback/talkback session
Sunday, August 2 – 7-8pm
As part of Summer in the Springs, Vanessa Query will screen her new  short film, “Love Conquers All”. More information: