KickballOn Saturday all hell breaks loose. Keep your pinkies out and pretend you’re fancy with bloodshot eyes at the Chester Creek Café for the Pre-Kickball Mimosa party at 10 a.m. Stay for music until it’s time to start stretching for the Homegrown Kickball Classic at high noon. Watch the Friday and Saturday night bands fight it out on the hallowed ground of the Chester Bowl Park kickball field.

After you take a mimosa nap, break-dance over to the Prøve Gallery for the opening reception of the art show Saturday Morning Cartoons. Artists and enthusiasts will be celebrating the urban side of art, including street stenciling, graffiti and cartooning, starting at 7 p.m. DJ J.J. Lawrence will be on the ones and twos, spinning jams to add to the overall atmosphere inside the gallery. Jeredt Runions is organizing this exhibit in hopes to “highlight the area’s vibrant youth street culture.”

With nearly 50 bands performing throughout the day, Saturday is traditionally Homegrown’s most thorough endurance test. The festival’s 12-person steering committee worked hard to put together exciting, nontraditional sets, fitting bands together like a giant Homegrown jigsaw puzzle.

“We do our best to put bands that make sense, but don’t usually play together, at the same venue,” Raschick says.

That much is clear when looking at the set for the Rex Bar at Fitger’s — a calculated progression that starts off with dub music, on to Retribution Gospel Choir, followed by reggae and finishing with Teague Alexy. This was no accident.

All events for Saturday May 5, 2012

Chester Creek Café Wine Bar

  • 10 a.m. | Pre-Kickball Mimosa Party
  • 10:30 a.m. | So Close

Chester Bowl Park

  • Noon | Homegrown Kickball Classic

Beaner’s Central

Sacred Heart Music Center

Prøve Gallery

  • 7 p.m. | Opening reception for Saturday Morning Cartoons art exhibit w/music by DJ jjlawrence

Amazing Grace Bakery & Café

Teatro Zuccone

Legacy Glassworks

R.T. Quinlan’s Saloon

Pizza Lucé

Rex Bar at Fitger’s

Twins Bar

Carmody Irish Pub

Sir Benedict’s Tavern

Fitger’s Brewhouse

Lake Avenue Café

Tycoons Alehouse

Roscoe’s Pioneer Bar

Red Star Lounge