Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Holy Booked September, Batman!

If March comes in like a lion, September is more like a wild buffalo - in a china shop - carrying 27 jackhammer operators. We're slammed with great arts activities - all in ONE WEEKEND! So check it out!

FIRST UP:
AQUABEAR LEGION, LIVE AT ARTS/West, September 19
The Legion continues our monthly concert series at ARTS/West in September with music from:

Casual Future, Flotation Walls (Columbus). & Weedghost

Doors at 8pm, Music starts at 8:30, Admission is $4 - ALL AGES SHOW

www.aquabearlegion.com

UP NEXT:
SEPTEMBERFolk! A Benefit Celebrating ARTS/West & Village Productions
September 20, 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM at ARTS/West
A night of music, dance, food, & celebration!
Local singer/songwriters, headlined by Laura Nadeau, dance by Missy Whaley's Collective, delicious treats, and a Silent Auction of goods & services from great Athens businesses and artists!

Admission is $8.00 in advance, $10.00 at door, and all proceeds support the programs of ARTS/West and Village Productions!

Silent Auction Highlights so far:
Copperheads 2009 season passes, 1 hour massage at Athens Medical Massage, a Fender Dreadnought acoustic guitar, tickets to Stuart's, MemAud, and the OU School of Theater, handcrafted jewelry, art from local painters/photographers/sculptors, dinner for two at a bunch of great places around town - and more being added daily!

And FINALLY:


ARTS/West is ecstatic to present a FREE performance of The Bread and Puppet Theater's 7 Election Campaign Celebration Dances by the Lubberland National Dance Company on September 21, 2008 at 8:00 PM. They are seeking community volunteers to perform with Peter Schumann in the evening. The day will start at 3:00pm for rehearsals and then you can see your community friends and neighbors perform in the evening. All activities will take place at ARTS/West. Spots are limited, so call 740-592-4315 today if you want to join the fun!

The Theater was founded in 1962-1963 in New York City. It was active during the Vietnam War in anti-war protests, primarily in New York. It is often remembered as a central part of the political spectacle of the time, as its enormous puppets (often ten to fifteen feet tall) were a fixture of many demonstrations. In 1970 the Theater moved to Vermont, first to Goddard College in Plainfield, and then to a farm in Glover where it still resides. The Bread & Puppet Theater has received National Endowment for the Arts grants and numerous awards from the Puppeteers of America and other organizations: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bread_and_Puppet_Theater.

NOT TO MENTION: 2008 Humble Play Festival starts September 29! Check back for more details.

So, whether you prefer music (plugged or unplugged) or dance theater with a side of politics, come see us at ARTS/West!