Monday, January 25, 2010
Swing Time in the Alley
Arts in the Alley stepped back in time last Thursday evening with a crowd decked out in fedoras and fringed dresses for the Al Capone Speakeasy. The event, called the Third Thursday Birthday Bash, was presented by JamJam Productions and (Mix)ed Media. It featured jazz-era dancers from Swing Columbus (above) and drag king troupe the Royal Renegades, along with DJ Julia Applegate (below).
The first Art Market of the year in Arts in the Alley is Saturday, Jan 30, noon-6 pm. The market, in the Arts Initiative space, 1568 N High St, will feature a wide variety of hand-crafted jewelry from local artists. Subsequent markets, which are presented by ARTillery Ohio, are Feb 27 (clay works) and March 27 (prints).
Sundays @7, staged readings presented by Whistling in the Dark Theatre Co., continues on Sunday, Jan 31, in the Shoebox with a reading of Hunter by Jim and John Thomas, directed by Doug Davis. The piece is the original draft of the screenplay for Predator, the 1980s Arnold Schwarzenegger action film. $3 at the door.
Put next Thursday (Feb 4) on your calendar. Arts in the Alley presents three Gallery Openings and a Gong Show! Gallery openings are for: Heroes and Legends, works by Adam Brouillette (Arts Initiative space, 6-9 pm); After, fiber works by Erin Riley (Shoebox, 6-9 pm); and Constructing Color, works by Christin Hutchinson & Ian Magargee (Ohio Art League gallery, 6-8 pm). At 8 pm, the No-Talent Talent Gong Show gets underway at the Gateway Film Center Lobby. You can still sign up to enter your under-3-minute act -- just email firstname.lastname@example.org. Image below is a section of All My Friends are Heroes, by Brouillette.