• Celebrate 618 with special events at The Varsity

    June 10, 2019
    The Varsity will be serving up lots to do during Carbondale’s downtown festival, Celebrate 618.

    On Friday, June 14, there will be a screening of “The Sandlot,” a 1993 coming-of-age story about a group of young boys growing up in California in 1962. A new, shy boy moves into the neighborhood, where he is initially rejected by the local boys because he doesn't know how to play baseball. Soon, he learns the sport and joins the boys who play ball in a local sandlot. With his new friends, he has a variety of adventures. The movie is rated PG for language and some rude humor.

    The movie will begin at 7. Tickets are $7 or $5 for students. They are available in advance at www.thevarsitycenter.eventbrite.com and at the venue when doors open; they are not available in advance at the venue. Doors and the Varsity Bar open at 6:30.

    On Saturday, June 15, the Varsity Bar will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The city is allowing open container that day, so feel free to drop in and grab a special cocktail and check out the new exhibit by the young people at Rainbow Café before you head on down the road. But, why not stay for free music and free cartoon screenings?

    Here is Saturday’s schedule:

    Cartoon Cool Down, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Free screenings of Looney Tunes favorites including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote, Pepé Le Pew, Foghorn Leghorn and Speedy Gonzales. Also screening free are Saturday morning cartoons from the 1960s and ’70s, including Quickdraw McGraw, The Jetsons, Scooby-Doo and more.

    Junior Jamboree, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: This family friendly event includes a bounce house and games.

    Music Under the Marquee, 1 to 6 p.m.: Grab a special cocktail then head under the marquee to catch free performances by Marshall Anderson, Danny Brown, Kali Lynn, Matt Garrison and Joey Odum.
    The Varsity is downtown Carbondale at 418 S. Illinois Ave. To keep up with all events at The Varsity, go to www.facebook.com/varsitycenter.