Cambridge warms up for downtown events

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The Ocean City Pipes and Drums along with bands Animal House and Kitchen will be on tap this Saturday for the 5th Annual Paddy in the Alley event hosted by Leaky Pete’s Oyster and Wine Bar which takes place from 1-6 p.m.

CAMBRIDGE – Despite the weather, downtown Cambridge feels Spring approaching. Two outdoor events and an intriguing Second Saturday line-up will offer up plenty of inspiration to leave the house in March.

Leaky Pete’s Oyster and Wine Bar will host its Fifth Annual Paddy in the Alley event on March 7 from 1-6 p.m. It will feature live music and plenty of reason to get outdoors.

“The holidays were great, and we enjoyed the time with loved ones through February, but it’s time to get out, enjoy ourselves and meet up with friends,” said Cambridge Main Street Executive Director Brandon Hesson. “There’s no better way to start some anticipation for Spring than with live music downtown.”

Leaky Pete’s Oyster and Wine Bar will host the Ocean City Pipes and Drums along with bands Animal House and Test Kitchen. They will have food, a corn hole tournament, leprechauns and plenty of drink choices.

“At the heart of our efforts downtown is the idea of awesome events showcasing the dedication of our local business owners,” said Mr. Hesson. “These kinds of events belong in the cultural center of our city, where locals can meet with friends and also welcome visitors from neighboring towns.”

Second Saturday, March 14, will feature artist receptions throughout town, but Liv Again, at 317 High St., will host a creative collection of work produced by young artists using popular culture as their subject. The works by Alicia Martinez, Stephen Willey, Luke Martin, Kaitlyn Casey and Quinn Gethers will be inspired by television, movies, and music.

The Race Street Gallery in the Shops at Magnolia Grove will feature the outdoor photography of Bill Burnette and the jewelry of Joy Staniforth. Both were inspired by a recent trip to Assateague Island and the frolicking herd of wild ponies that happened onto the beach in front of them. What resulted was an exhibit of mixed media, photgraphy, jewelry and creative textiles.

“I really enjoy this time of year, when arts and entertainment really take center stage for our Second Saturdays,” said Mr. Hesson. “I think that between these two shows, we will have two established artists working with natural beauty, and then across town, there will be a group of young artists inspired by things that surround them electronically.

“This kind of diversity is what Cambridge is about,” declared Mr. Hesson.

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