Cosplay at the Crocker

Photo is from the Crocker Art Museum website.

The Crocker Art Museum would like you to know that it’s time to get dressed.

Dressed up, that is, specifically in costumes that reflect popular culture.

Yes, CrockerCon has come calling all “comic book creators, cosplayers and crafters.” Signups are being taken for the April 14 event, slated to run from 6 to 9 p.m. at the downtown museum (216 O St.).

“This all-ages extravaganza,” the Crocker says, “features musical performances, hands-on demonstrations, a special screening of ‘The Lego Movie, at 7:30 p.m. (limited seating available), art-making, and so much more! Dress up as your favorite character from pop culture and shop local vendors, artists and publishers.”

Meanwhile, this coming Thursday (March 24) at 6:30 p.m., the Crocker continues its “Global Rhythms” music series. Here’s how that event is being promoted:

“Keep the St. Patrick’s Day party vibe going with the wonderful music of the Finnegan Blue, a band that plays world music by their own rules. Joined by Oskar Beckmann on bass, sibling duo Anna Lee and Willie Fleming mix bluegrass, gospel, reggae, and New Orleans second line for a truly unique sound! Switching between acoustic guitar, mandolin, and trombones, Finnegan Blue takes audiences on a fantastic musical journey.”

Earlier on Thursday, the global theme assumes a different sort of beat with guided tours of the museum given in French (11 a.m.) and Spanish (3 p.m.).  The tours are free with museum admission, while the music event and CrockerCon each costs $10–$25 depending on age and membership status. Register for any (or all!) of these events on the museum’s website.