Thursday, July 2 – The Source Weekly’s “Best of Central Oregon 2009” Ballot Issue hits the stands.
VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! And if you think we’re worthy, vote for thump! You can also cast your ballot online at tsweekly.com.
Independence Day, Saturday, July 4 – Closing early at 3:00pm
Come get a great seat in our front window for the 11am Pet Parade!
Tour De Thump is back! – July 4-26.
For our third year, thump is providing live TV coverage of the Tour de France. We’ll be opening 1 hour early, at 6am, on Sat. 7/11 and Sun. 7/12 for the Mountain stages.
Cupping: Sunday, July 19, 1:30pm
What’s up in the cup? Come join us on a journey of the senses, as we discover the ins and outs of tasting coffee.
Cascade Cycling Classic Downtown Bend Criterium, Saturday, July 25
Women’s race starts at 5:45pm. Men’s race starts at 7:00pm. Thump will stay open until 8:00pm to help keep the cheering crowds caffeinated!
Alley Oop! Outdoor Concert (details TBA)
Come “get down, get loud” in the alley between thump and The Wine Shop & Tasting Bar. The Alley Oop outdoor music concerts feature a fun and funky array of local faves. The $5.00 cover includes 1 beer (sponsored by thump coffee, The Wine Shop & Tasting Bar and Deschutes Brewery).
ART: Fiber Month
July has been designated as our fiber art month in honor of Hazel’s recently deceased mother and celebrated Ohio fiber artist, Anne Hubler, who was the first fiber artist to show work at thump with her July 2008 exhibit. The designation also honors the Sister’s Outdoor Quilt Show, the largest in the country! Thousands of quilts are hung and taken down for this one-day show, this year on Saturday July 11. Go to: www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org to learn more.
“My love for fabric, color and the endless ways of combining them makes quilting a natural medium for my work,” says Richardson. “Its hard to say which I enjoy the most – being thunderstruck by the possibilities of a pattern, selecting just the right fabrics, the precision of piecing the quilt or the magical finishing touch of the quilting. Quilting is a multi-tasker’s delight!”
Many of the quilts in this exhibit are based on traditional patterns, updated with a contemporary color scheme. “I am inclined to quilt great detail into many of my pieces,” Richardson says of the quilts hanging at Thump. “I feel the quilting provides another level of design and encourages the viewer to take time to explore the quilt, beyond the color and pattern.”
ART: Jim Leis — Historic Tour de France Photo Prints
Local bicycle builder and Tour de France fan Jim Leis shares his interpretations of classic, historical photos of past Tour winners.