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Events for the Last Week of May

On 23, May 2014 | In Events | By tfdcadmin

Dear friends of the Fridge,
This upcoming week is the last one to see Ben Tolman’s “Fiction”. Next Friday, May 30th at 7pm is the closing reception for this critically-acclaimed show and Ben will be adding some surprise additions to this series. Come down, meet the artist, purchase one of these awesome works and take it home that night!

This weekend the Fridge is happy to bring two great performance events to our space this weekend. First up, Friday evening, May 23rd, is an all-new installment of OpenStage, where local playwrights and actors band together to give you a night of short plays and performances. On Saturday, May 24th, Word Beats & Life teams up with the Fridge to bring you “Fire”, our first spoken word collaboration.  Fire is open to poets, emcees, storytellers and anyone who has their own fire to share.

The Fridge Presents
New Works from Ben Tolman

May 3 – June 1, 2014
Closing Reception with the Artist and presenting new works in this series
Friday, May 30, 7 – 10pm
open to the public
“Tolman effectively integrates street forms and illustration into an original visual idiom that offers thoughtful critique; a subversion that is both playful and provocative.” -Washington City Paper

“(Fiction) explores the slipperiness of observable truth, with works that are surreal, cinematic and mythic.” -The Washington Post

Kathleen Pugh in "Marathon Mama"

Friday, May 23, 7pm: “OpenStage”

OpenStage serves as an open mike for local theatre artists. This experimental theatre arts project provides writers and performers a casual, intimate setting to present new and in progress works. The event features 3-4 one act short plays by up and coming writers who seek to push the boundaries of traditional live theatre. Come out and watch the bold and unconventional ideas of these talented artists come to life!

admission $10
doors open 7:00pm
show time 7:30pm

Saturday, May 24, from 3pm-5pm: “Fundraising Strategies for Artists”
with E. Brady Robinson.In this 2 hour workshop students will learn fundraising strategies to support new projects including setting goals, identifying donors, utilizing social media and the pros/cons to crowd-sourced fundraising.E. Brady Robinson is a DC based photographer and Associate Professor in the School of Visual Arts and Design at the University of Central Florida. She teaches Professional Practices in Art for the Emerging Media, MFA program at UCF. Robinson is Contributing Writer for Professional Artist Magazine and covers opportunities for emerging artists, contemporary photography and the int’l art market. She is the author of “Pocket Guide to Self‐Publishing for Artists” published by Professional Artist Magazine.

admission $40/students $25

Saturday, May 24, 7pm: “Fire”
Hosted by: Patrick Washington
with special guest Toni Asantelightfoot
On the 1′s and 2′s: DJ RBI!Fire is a monthly Open Mic hosted by Words Beats & Life & The Fridge. Created in the spirit of “The Movement”, “It’s Your Mug”, “Chispa”, and “Freestyle Union”, Fire is a cipher for poets, MCs, vocalists, philosophers, creative thinkers and musicians. This is a call to all the fire starters, fire breathers and firewalkers. . to share your light. . and reignite fires that might have been burned out. Join us. Make our Fire at the Fridge even brighter.

admission $10
doors open 7pm
show time 7:30pm

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