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Family Fun Night

In June, Thursday Nights at Hancher become Family Fun Nights at Hancher!

Join us each Thursday night in June for free events celebrating the arts! Family Fun Nights coincide with Thursday Nights at Hancher from 5:30 to 7 pm.

June 21: Celebrating Make Music Day

West Music will bring the international day of making music to Hancher. Make Music Day activities for all will include drumming, ukulele, harmonica, and an instrument “petting zoo.” Open to students of all ages and abilities.

Kaia Kater

Of African-Caribbean descent and born in Québec, Kaia Kater has immersed herself in Canadian folk music as well as the music of Appalachia. With superb banjo skills, a jazz inflected voice, and a gift for song craft, she respects tradition while pushing forward.

Havana Cuba All-Stars

Asere means “friendship”—and once you’ve been to this party, you’ll consider these spectacular musicians and dancers friends for life. Weaving the tapestry of Cuban music and dance with contemporary thread, the Havana Cuba All-Stars bring energy, joy, and, yes, a spirit of friendship to the stage.


Danú returns just in time to get you ready for the most Irish of holidays. The band offers virtuosic performances of traditional music from the Emerald Isle, capturing a sound cherished far beyond the borders of the musicians’ native land.