Special activities happening during the Freedom Hop on June 26th are:
• Voices of Kentuckiana will reprise the sounds of their Celluloid Broadway concert at eyedia, design it again, located at 1631 North Mellwood Avenue, from 6 to 7:30pm. Celluloid Broadway features arrangements from Broadway musicals that were made into movies, including Sweeney Todd, Hair, Hairspray, Billy Elliot the Musical, Sweet Charity, and West Side Story.
• Shine, located in the Mellwood Art Center, will offer a musical play-along at 6:00pm, a "Barefoot Boogie" Nia class at 7:00pm, a “bring your own instrument” jam out at 8:15pm, and guests can enjoy the container garden and walk the meditation labyrinth throughout the evening.
• The Mellwood Art Center, located at 1860 Mellwood Avenue, will host live music by Crushed Velvet in the courtyard, and offer $10 admission to the Bodies Human exhibit from 10:00am to 10:00pm. Last chance to get discounted admission to this fascinating and unique exhibit!
• Kaviar Forge & Gallery, located at 1718 Frankfort Avenue, will host a very unique performance at 7:00pm, when Eli Kleinsmith will dress as Abe Lincoln and rap the Gettysburg Address. There will also be an opening reception for a new exhibit “The Painted Veil”, works by James Russell May. Fire-breathing performances by Aaron Morris will be held at 7:30pm and 8:30pm, weather permitting, and refreshments and brews from BBC will be served.
• Gallery Janjobe, located in the Mellwood Art Center, will open a new show, "Playing With Fire: Flameworked Glass Bead Jewelry", with a meet-the-artist reception and demonstrations of lampworking from 6:00-9:00pm.
• Friends Lapidary and Jewelry Supply, located at 2210 Frankfort Avenue, will be offering a 10% discount on purchases of $35 or more.
• Third Lutheran Church, located at 1864 Frankfort Avenue, will be showcasing the Batik fiber art of Sandra Charles in the sanctuary.
• At Work the Metal, located in the Butchertown Market, Chef Nancy Russman, author of "Kids Club Cookbook" (coming soon), will be on-site preparing root beer floats and ice cream treats. A portion of sales from Friday night will benefit the participants of Family Scholar House.