An Evening At Maria's
1444 East Washington Ave.
Doors at 6:00
Show at 7:00
Beer and wine available
FEE: 5:00 - 10:00 (sliding scale)
LOCAL MUSICIANS: CHARLIE PAINTER AND FRIENDS
“Charlie Painter And Friends are a Madison-based, guitar-fronted Jazz group performing originals as well as standards in styles ranging from Ballads, Bebop and Blues – to Modern, Modal, and Fusion. Charlie Painter is a self-taught musician who has been performing in various ensembles for the past ten years. Constantly focused on honing his craft, he also plays in a local Jazz guitar Duet and gives lessons. Charlie’s main influences are Wes Montgomery and Pat Metheny. ”
— Dave Hammond, Charlie Painter, A Vision in Local Jazz
LOCAL ARTIST AND NGO: ARTWORKING
ARTworking provides professionally oriented art mentorship and training for adult artists with cognitive disabilities. We serve artists in our own studio workspace as well as community and private settings. We pride ourselves on providing specialized support to talented individuals with unique abilities in a laid-back and fun environment. ARTworking is part of Work Opportunity in Rural Communities (WORC), a non-profit organization that has been providing community based vocational support to adults with developmental disabilities since it was founded in 1983.
LOCAL FOOD: MASARAP!
Masarap food cart brings authentic and fusion Filipino food to Wisconsin's capital city.
Masarap owner Bryan Draves, was born in Romblon, Philippines, and came to Madison at age 7. In his household, life revolved around the kitchen, where his mother and aunt always had fruit on the table, something on the stove and rice in the rice cooker. The food he grew up with was a combination of his mother’s traditional Filipino dishes and the home-style, Midwestern dishes of his father’s side of the family.
For several years, outside of his 9-5 job in large format printing, Bryan helped coordinate art events and other small gatherings with friends, and Bryan’s mother, Mylah, supplied much of the food for these events. Her traditional Filipino dishes, especially the Lumpia, were a huge hit, and after receiving rave reviews and numerous requests for catering from friends and strangers alike, Bryan decided it was time to make a career change and bring Mylah’s food (with a few of his owns twists thrown in) to the masses.