Annual festival – Rockcoast Festival http://rockcoastfestival.com/ Thu, 12 May 2022 20:44:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://rockcoastfestival.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-11-120x120.png Annual festival – Rockcoast Festival http://rockcoastfestival.com/ 32 32 Back on the Fringe: Aspen’s annual festival slated for June https://rockcoastfestival.com/back-on-the-fringe-aspens-annual-festival-slated-for-june/ Tue, 10 May 2022 17:34:34 +0000 https://rockcoastfestival.com/back-on-the-fringe-aspens-annual-festival-slated-for-june/ Nikki Boxer performing at Aspen Fringe Fest 2021. (Aspen Times Archive) The Aspen Fringe Festival has grown incredibly during the pandemic, adding fall events on top of its traditional June festival while adding new elements like film and live music in addition to theater and dance. trendsetters that have defined Fringe over the past 14 […]]]>

Nikki Boxer performing at Aspen Fringe Fest 2021. (Aspen Times Archive)

The Aspen Fringe Festival has grown incredibly during the pandemic, adding fall events on top of its traditional June festival while adding new elements like film and live music in addition to theater and dance. trendsetters that have defined Fringe over the past 14 years.

The 2022 edition, to be held at the Wheeler Opera House on June 11 and 12, will include a performance of Tony Award-winning playwright “Heisenberg” by Simon Stephens and excerpts from other Stephens works with a cast of local actors, including Tony nominee and Snowmass Villager Beth Malone of “Fun Home” fame.

Stephens will be in residence for the festival, completing a long-delayed engagement since summer 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.



“We’re celebrating his artistry and his pieces for two nights,” Fringe co-founder David Ledingham said in a video announcement.

Tickets and two-day passes are on sale now.



Stephens, a London-based playwright who won the 2015 Tony for best play for “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” directed “Heisenberg” the following year on Broadway with Mary-Louise Parker and Denis Arndt in starring roles. The Fringe production will feature Aspen theater stalwarts Nikki Boxer and Mike Monroney, with Ledingham directing.

Simon Stephens (Courtesy of Aspen Fringe Festival)

“It’s an amazing game,” Ledingham said of “Heisenberg.”

The production reunites the trio behind the memorable 2014 and 2015 Fringe production of “Venus in Fur,” which featured the boxer and Ledingham under Monroney’s direction.

Excerpted works presented in the second night of the festival will include film, dance, music and theater works by Simons and local collaborators, including scenes from “The Curious Incident”, as well as the short film “Sea Wall”. , which includes a film performance by the former Aspen Santa Fe Ballet paired with Simons himself reading live from an accompanying text he wrote.

And, as has long been Fringe tradition, the festival will include a workshop performance of new work from the playwright-in-residence, in this case a scene from Stephens’ new Off-Broadway play “Morning Sun.”

Aspen Fringe Fest 2021. (Aspen Times file)

Simons has contributed to Fringe Fest programs for the past two years producing performances under the public health constraints of the pandemic.

In late September 2020, during the performing arts pandemic doldrums, Fringe’s creative team held their first “Fall Fest” at the Aspen District Theatre, with a remote audience of around 50 people. Among the few live indoor events held here in those pre-vaccine days, the two-night event featured a short new play by Stephens as well as contributions from former Fringe resident playwrights John Kolvenbach and Sharr White.

Simons contributed again last June, when Fringe reopened the Wheeler Opera House after its 15-month closure, with an original experimental work titled “I Want to Wake Up” and the short film “She Left Home For a While.”

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“Calendar Girls” Will Kick Off FMFF’s 12th Annual Festival May 18-22 https://rockcoastfestival.com/calendar-girls-will-kick-off-fmffs-12th-annual-festival-may-18-22/ Thu, 05 May 2022 10:37:20 +0000 https://rockcoastfestival.com/calendar-girls-will-kick-off-fmffs-12th-annual-festival-may-18-22/ The Fort Myers Film Festival has announced that the opening film for its 12th annual festival to be held May 18-22 is “Calendar Girls.” The opening night movie will debut May 18 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers with a red carpet, paparazzi, music, food and a celebration that […]]]>

The Fort Myers Film Festival has announced that the opening film for its 12th annual festival to be held May 18-22 is “Calendar Girls.” The opening night movie will debut May 18 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers with a red carpet, paparazzi, music, food and a celebration that will include a meet and greet with the Calendar Girls. dancers, director and producers – as well as film stars. An after-party will take place on the roof of Sidney’s.

The 2022 film about a group of local Southwest Florida senior volunteer dancers determined to prove that age is just a number is a golden age film about the second phase of adolescence: the retirement phase. The Calendar Girls give it their all, and they have a lot to give: awesome makeup; handmade costumes; developing dance routines; and, most notably, their unparalleled enthusiasm and bubbly personalities. Through revealing conversations and choreographed dance scenes, the film captures the challenges of being a woman over 60 and the delicate balance between family, home and dance. With laughter and tears, relationships and identities change as new dreams are discovered. The film was first screened virtually as an Official Selection of the 2022 Sundance Film Festival in January and quickly picked up by Juno Films for distribution. The film, which will premiere internationally in July, will be among the very first seen in the country and in the Calendar Girls’ hometown here at SWFL on May 18 at the Fort Myers Film Festival.

Swedish filmmakers and directors Maria Loohufvud and Love Martinsen have made an inspiring and heartwarming documentary that challenges the outdated image of what it means to be an ‘old lady’. It is a call for everyone to dance with all their heart, while they still can. They plan to be there for the filmmakers’ Q&A and post-film meet-and-dance.

“Our goal with this film is to break down stereotypes of aging and inspire people to find their own local girl gang. Get in and dance. Before it’s too late,” the filmmakers say. “During a two-year period, we traveled back and forth to Florida with our family, spending as much time as possible with the band. We wanted to get to know the band from the inside and learn about the costumes and makeup and examine the universal feelings of ‘to be a woman over 60. Make an intimate and respectful portrait, not just one more movie about “crazy Florida.”

Since 2005, the Calendar Girls have been dancing in the hearts of Southwest Florida residents and vacationers. They give more than 100 public and private performances each year and train three times a week.

The Calendar Girls are recognizable by their sometimes elegant but, more often, wild and crazy costumes. They’ve been cowgirls, pirates, hippies, unicorns, fish, Elsa from “Frozen”, Cher, Raggedy Ann, zombies and more.

The women in the group come from a variety of backgrounds. Some live in gated communities, others in trailer parks. Many are retired. Most have never danced before.

The Fort Myers Film Festival has 75 independent films taking place May 18-22. In addition, there will be panels, questions and answers and a closing party.

Tickets start at $20 and are available at www.sbdac.com or by calling 239-333-1933. For a complete guide, tickets and information, visit www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com and www.sbdac.com or call 239-333-1933.¦

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Black Mountain Institute Brings Back Annual Festival https://rockcoastfestival.com/black-mountain-institute-brings-back-annual-festival/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 17:52:48 +0000 https://rockcoastfestival.com/black-mountain-institute-brings-back-annual-festival/ After a two-year hiatus, the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute (BMI) is bringing back its annual festival — reimagined with writers, thought leaders, and new programming for young readers and families. WAVE IN: A BMI FESTIVAL is scheduled for May 5-7 at various locations in Las Vegas. Tickets and the complete program […]]]>

After a two-year hiatus, the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute (BMI) is bringing back its annual festival — reimagined with writers, thought leaders, and new programming for young readers and families.

WAVE IN: A BMI FESTIVAL is scheduled for May 5-7 at various locations in Las Vegas. Tickets and the complete program are available on the festival website.

Formerly known as The Believer Festival, the traveling three-day celebration of writing, music, film and visual arts returns after a pandemic hiatus featuring award-winning literary writers and provocative thinkers. The lineup includes essayist and feminist icon Roxane Gay, sociologist and poet Eve L. Ewing, and theorist Maggie Nelson.

The festival will explore the ripple effects of human impact on climate, indigenous liberation, the displacement of those seeking refuge, the COVID-19 pandemic, and more.

For the first time, special programming is dedicated to young readers and families. Community partners include the Discovery Children’s Museum and The Cupcake Girls.

There is a charge for the evenings, but discounts are available for UNLV and CCSD students. The festival will offer free programming for all ages.

The program is funded in part by support from the Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

About the Black Mountain Institute

Since 2006, the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute has brought writers and the literary imagination into the heart of public life, through live experiences, various scholarships, and award-winning publications. As the Literary Arts Institute of UNLV’s College of Liberal Arts, BMI created America’s first-ever City of Asylum program, welcoming writers in exile from their home countries. Learn more at: blackmountaininstitute.org

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Students from the Hoff-Barthelson School of Music will perform a world premiere at the annual contemporary music festival https://rockcoastfestival.com/students-from-the-hoff-barthelson-school-of-music-will-perform-a-world-premiere-at-the-annual-contemporary-music-festival/ Sat, 23 Apr 2022 04:18:20 +0000 https://rockcoastfestival.com/students-from-the-hoff-barthelson-school-of-music-will-perform-a-world-premiere-at-the-annual-contemporary-music-festival/ The Hoff-Barthelson School of Music’s annual contemporary music festival, The Music of Our Time, will take place from Monday, May 9, 2022 through Sunday, May 15, 2022 and will include a world premiere commissioned by the school. “To the Night” by composer Juhi Bansal for cello quintet will be played during the Festival’s culminating concert […]]]>

The Hoff-Barthelson School of Music’s annual contemporary music festival, The Music of Our Time, will take place from Monday, May 9, 2022 through Sunday, May 15, 2022 and will include a world premiere commissioned by the school. “To the Night” by composer Juhi Bansal for cello quintet will be played during the Festival’s culminating concert on Sunday May 15, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

“For more than 20 years, the Music of Our Time festival has provided the Hoff-Barthelson community with an outlet to explore, create and dive into contemporary music,” said Peter Seidenberg, artistic director of the festival. “The festival nurtures the concept that today’s music reflects the times we live in in a vital and vivid way.”

The school’s relationship with Juhi Bansal is made possible by Copland House, with whom Hoff-Barthelson has had a long and mutually beneficial relationship. “Both organizations are dedicated to introducing students and audiences to contemporary music and nurturing and developing emerging composers,” Seidenberg said.

Ms. Bansal’s composition, “To the Night”, uses the same setup as Schubert’s famous quintet – composed for a standard string quartet plus an extra cello instead of an extra viola – and relies on melodies and Indian rhythmic patterns. The quintet will be performed by HBMS students Eliana Weinsaft and Benjamin Reyes, violins; Oliva Seidenberg, viola; and cellists Yasmin Yogartnam and Sarah Rivas.

The School’s Advanced and Adult Jazz Ensembles, Ed Palermo, Director; the Beginner Voices, Yuki Hiruma Charlesworth, director; and the Petite Chorus and Junior Voices, Jennifer Tibbetts, director.

Throughout the Festival, soloists and faculty and student ensembles can be heard in recitals, including a recital of works created in the HB Compose Yourself school! Project. Key moment of the Festival, the HB Compose Yourself! The project is a rare opportunity for students to receive feedback from renowned and award-winning composers on the works they have written. The guest composers for 2022 are Stephanie Ann Boyd and Will Healy. Works created for this project will be featured on the HB Compose Yourself! Project Recital, Monday, May 9 at 8 p.m. Compose yourself! The project is coordinated by HBMS faculty member Derek Cooper.

“Jazz A to Z” led by HBMS faculty member and jazz great Ed Palermo will deliver an exciting evening of jazz favorites and originals on Monday, May 11 at 8:00 p.m.

Faculty performers appearing at the Festival include pianists Elena Belli and Joan Forsyth, guitarist Andrew Marino, violinists Gary Kosloski and Eriko Sato, cellist Peter Seidenberg and clarinetist Dan Spitzer. The full program for these recitals is available at www.hbms.org.

“The Music of Our Time festival is one of the most exciting and creative events of the school year here at Hoff-Barthelson,” said general manager Ken Cole. “We hope you will join us for this dynamic celebration of new music! »

All events take place at the school, 25 School Lane, Scarsdale, and are free.

“Radiant and transcendent”, Juhi Bansal’s music weaves together themes celebrating musical and cultural diversity, nature and the environment, and strong female role models. His music draws on elements as disparate as progressive metal, Hindustani music, spectralism and the tradition of musical theater to create deeply expressive and evocative soundscapes. As a Hong Kong-raised Indian composer, her work draws subtly from both of these traditions, intertwining them intricately and intricately with the gestures of Western classical music.

Recent projects include Waves of Change, a digital experience on femininity, identity and culture clash inspired by the story of the Bangladesh Girls Surf Club; and Edge of a Dream, an opera about Ada Lovelace, daughter of the infamous poet Lord Byron and 19th century computer pioneer, commissioned by the Los Angeles Opera. Past seasons have included commissions from the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, Beth Morrison Projects, New York Virtuoso Singers, Heidi Duckler Dance Theater, Oakland East Bay Symphony, AIDS Quilt Songbook 20th Anniversary Project and more. She is a strong believer in bringing new audiences to contemporary music and helping musicians from all walks of life embrace the knowledge that they too can create music.

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Mission Fed ArtWalk Announces Featured Artists for 37th Annual Festival https://rockcoastfestival.com/mission-fed-artwalk-announces-featured-artists-for-37th-annual-festival/ Wed, 20 Apr 2022 13:07:08 +0000 https://rockcoastfestival.com/mission-fed-artwalk-announces-featured-artists-for-37th-annual-festival/ Mission Fed ArtWalk announces this year’s featured artists for its 37th annual event. This week-endfirst artistic and cultural event returns to the streets of the historic district of Little Italy. Southern California’s largest and longest running arts festival showcases all art mediums including painting, sculpture, glass work, photography, fine jewelry and more. Additionally, this year’s […]]]>

Mission Fed ArtWalk announces this year’s featured artists for its 37th annual event. This week-end
first artistic and cultural event returns to the streets of the historic district of Little Italy. Southern California’s largest and longest running arts festival showcases all art mediums including painting, sculpture, glass work, photography, fine jewelry and more.

Additionally, this year’s event will also feature an art guitar auction to benefit ArtReach San Diego featuring creations by Jason Mraz and Tom DeLonge of Blink 182 and Angels & Airwaves, as well as several well-known artists. based here in San Diego. In addition to these unforgettable experiences, Mission Federal ArtWalk has selected eight featured artists – a select group of artists who demonstrate the depth of creativity among more than 300 exhibitors.

This year’s featured artists include:

Debora Levy | Mixed media

Human nature and emotions are Deborah Levy’s inspiration for her abstract and contemporary paintings. Deborah uses a variety of materials in her work including paint, powder, crayons and paste to create texture and dimension. Her intuition is her guide for her works and she believes that communication through art is something that all humans can appreciate, which makes her very powerful.

Josh Hirt | Mixed media

Josh Hirt specializes in mixed media art, metalwork, wood bending, and abstract imagery. Josh’s upbringing as a builder and traveler strongly influenced his appreciation of decaying architecture, seeing the beauty in things that have been forgotten. Josh achieves more depth and complexity in his work by using grinding, welding, layering, hammering, rusting, pouring and dripping. What matters to Josh is presenting work that not only tells a story, but shows its subject in a new light. What was once overlooked is a deep gift of signature art and symbolism that, for Josh, deserves to be celebrated.

Junior Navarro | Mixed media on canvas

A painter from an early age, Junnior Navarro painted mainly in black and white, or in achromatic colors. With a background in graphic design and animation, Junnior aims to draw attention to the physical characteristics of the people depicted that reflect a destructive, fascinating, demonic yet attractive woman. His paintings are often a kind of self-portrait that contain symbolic elements. Although he mainly uses acrylic paint, he also uses colored pencils, graphite or other materials on canvas and paper of various sizes.

Krista Schumacher | Oil

Initially taught to paint with a brush, Krista Schumacher developed a unique alla prima palette knife style. This technique allows him to stay loose, merging the colors and sculpting the wet paint into a dynamic end product. His paintings take on a multi-dimensional form and are easily recognizable for their use of heavy textures and bold colors to emphasize the spontaneity and beauty of nature in a modern, abstract way. Inspired by the ocean, Krista hopes collectors of her work will feel the emotion through vibrant color, dynamic movement and heavy texture.

Mallory Morisson | Photography

Mallory Morrison began her career as a studio dance photographer. However, after becoming frustrated with the particular constraints, she decided to try photographing underwater subjects with her dancer in a swimming pool. Mallory’s use of dancers in an underwater environment allows her to challenge the limits of people photography – using weightlessness to tell stories that explore the depths of movement and composition. Mallory explores feelings of being lost, uncertainty, loneliness and finding a way; as well as escape, comfort, liberation and the return to childlike freedom.

Michael Panetta | Hand blown glass

Growing up, Michael Panetta had a passion for two things, art and the ocean. Michael creates 3D sculptures and mirror glass wall installations that allow the viewer to reflect on them and the world around them. Michael is known for his innovative style and unique eye for design. Just like the ocean, Michael’s glass has a lot of movement and fluidity, he wants people to feel the emotion and pure serenity he feels when he’s in the ocean.

Taman Van Scoy | Watercolor

Inspired by music and the beauty of nature, Taman VanScoy’s watercolors serve as a form of self-expression, communicating to the viewer ideas of desired peaceful and contemplative serenity. Taman has developed a watercolor technique that incorporates more of a brush drawing style with minimal water added to the watercolor pigment, creating a unique textured paint application. His paintings depict dreamlike scenes and landscapes that capture the mysterious qualities of nature.

Vicky Nelson | Oil

Vicki Nelson is a figurative oil painter who captures her subjects in private moments of relaxation, idealizing the ordinary. Vicki is too fond of emphasizing geometry and shadows in her compositions to immerse her characters in a more abstract design. She wants people to have a psychological “insight” into what ordinary, private moments mean to all of us. His hope is that by modifying and reshaping their background design, he will honor those moments.

Mission Fed ArtWalk will be located between Beech and Grape streets in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood. Participation is free and more information will be released in the coming months. For more information about ArtWalk and its programs, please visit here.

See you there, San Diego!

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Mangaluru: Five-day ‘Chendu’ event of annual Polali temple festival ends https://rockcoastfestival.com/mangaluru-five-day-chendu-event-of-annual-polali-temple-festival-ends/ Tue, 12 Apr 2022 08:23:09 +0000 https://rockcoastfestival.com/mangaluru-five-day-chendu-event-of-annual-polali-temple-festival-ends/ Photos: Dayan and Kukkaje Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (DV) Mangaluru, April 12: ‘Chendu’, one of the unique features of the month-long temple of Goddess Rajarajeshwari, the annual Polali festivities, is played for five days. The last Chendu of this year was played in Polali on Monday April 11th. The festivities of […]]]>

Photos: Dayan and Kukkaje

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (DV)

Mangaluru, April 12: ‘Chendu’, one of the unique features of the month-long temple of Goddess Rajarajeshwari, the annual Polali festivities, is played for five days. The last Chendu of this year was played in Polali on Monday April 11th.

The festivities of this temple continue for a month. The ‘Chendu’ started on April 7th. After the special pooja has been performed to the deity. The temple priests, administrators and devotees with the band music, ‘Kombu’ threw the ‘Chendu’ on the ground. Villagers from Ammunje and Malali took part in the game.

Initially, young people played the game, followed by older people from these villages who took part in the game. Hundreds of people watched the game. When the game started, a youngster was the center of attention as he carried his elderly parent to safety. Maharathosava will take place on Tuesday, April 12.

The Rajarajeshwari Goddess Temple at Polali is one of the ancient and great temples on the Karnataka coast, which continues to protect and project the rich cultural heritage of the region.

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26th Annual Festival Bringing Dance Professionals to the Black Hills https://rockcoastfestival.com/26th-annual-festival-bringing-dance-professionals-to-the-black-hills/ Mon, 11 Apr 2022 19:26:00 +0000 https://rockcoastfestival.com/26th-annual-festival-bringing-dance-professionals-to-the-black-hills/ RAPID CITY, SD (KOTA) – This will make you want to twist and scream; a weekend of dance workshops, dance performances and social dancing is brewing with the 26th annual Black Hills Dance Festival. “We’re trying out a new series of progressive workshops for Lindy Hop,” said Debbie Ellerton, director of the Black Hills Dance […]]]>

RAPID CITY, SD (KOTA) – This will make you want to twist and scream; a weekend of dance workshops, dance performances and social dancing is brewing with the 26th annual Black Hills Dance Festival.

“We’re trying out a new series of progressive workshops for Lindy Hop,” said Debbie Ellerton, director of the Black Hills Dance Festival. “Our instructors, Jacob & Bridget from Minnesota will be in Rapid City teaching 3 hours of Lindy Hop to help new students elevate their swing abilities. We want to encourage all ages but especially students.

“Here we have world champions from Louisville Kentucky (Brian B. and Ms. Megan) from the West Coast Swing Online YouTube channel to teach Intermediate West Coast Swing, Rumba, Country 2-step, East Coast Swing, the Polka and the Night Club Two-Stage. They will be available to do private lessons while in Rapid City,” said Niki Hughes, Festival Promotions. “Tim Perez is a line and couples dance instructor from arizona. He competed in the highest divisions and won numerous awards. He will teach workshops in line dancing, 2-step country, 2-step night club, waltz and West Coast Swing.

“We also have open dances in the evenings with music from our favorite DJ – Machelle Holloway from Casper, WY,” Ellerton continued. “She is our dance DJ and will be hosting many line dance workshops throughout the weekend.”

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Poets descend at the annual festival https://rockcoastfestival.com/poets-descend-at-the-annual-festival/ Thu, 07 Apr 2022 20:58:50 +0000 https://rockcoastfestival.com/poets-descend-at-the-annual-festival/ Some of LA’s top young poets will perform at the LA Get Down Festival at the Greenway Court Theatre. (photo courtesy of Greenway Court Theatre) The Greenway Court Theater presents the sixth annual LA Get Down Festival, a celebration of hip hop and spoken word, April 8, 9, 22, 23, 24, 26, 29 and 30. […]]]>

Some of LA’s top young poets will perform at the LA Get Down Festival at the Greenway Court Theatre. (photo courtesy of Greenway Court Theatre)

The Greenway Court Theater presents the sixth annual LA Get Down Festival, a celebration of hip hop and spoken word, April 8, 9, 22, 23, 24, 26, 29 and 30.

The festival opens with “Say It Loud: The Black Poets of World Stage Press” on April 8 from 8-11 p.m. Hosted by Hiram Sims, the evening will pay tribute to some of Los Angeles’ top black poets, as published by World Stage Press. .

The festival continues on April 9 at 2 p.m. with the “Release & Let Go: Intro to Creating a Solo Show” workshop, led by Juliette Jeffers. Participants will learn the art of creating a solo exhibition, including content and structure. Jeffers will also share his process and guide students through the journey of being a successful solo artist.

Additional programs and events include “The Gold Standard-AAPI Community: Music & Words,” hosted by Arianna Lady Basco on April 9 at 8 p.m., and “Red Thread-Birthing a New World,” conducted by Fei Hernandez on April 22 at 8 p.m. “Ekphrasticically Speaking,” a workshop led by Ed Mabrey on April 23 at 2 p.m., followed by LAGD Playwright Circle at 8 p.m., featuring “Bern’s Echo,” a new work by Basco, and “Bitter. Sweet”., by Tahirih Moeller.

On April 24, Mabrey will lead a workshop called “Let’s Get Your Book Out” at 2:00 p.m., and Alyesha Wise and Matthew Cuban Hernandez will host “MTP Youth Day,” also at 2:00 p.m., featuring the up-and-coming youth of Los Poets d ‘Angeles.

“Women & Femme Night” will be hosted by Yesika Salgado and Jasmine Williams on April 26 at 8 p.m., and “Fab Film Night” will be on April 29 at 8 p.m. The festival will end with the “Head to Head Slam Competition” organized by Pages Matam on April 30 at 2 p.m. Eight poets from across the country compete in a three-round head-to-head slam contest, and the top two winners will receive cash prizes.

General admission to each event is $10. Greenway Arts Alliance, located at 544 N. Fairfax Ave. on the campus of Fairfax High School, unites communities through art, education and social enterprise. For more information, visit greenwaycourttheatre.org.

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Haven Chicago is accepting submissions for the first annual Festival Au Cinema | Chicago Reel https://rockcoastfestival.com/haven-chicago-is-accepting-submissions-for-the-first-annual-festival-au-cinema-chicago-reel/ Sat, 02 Apr 2022 07:52:30 +0000 https://rockcoastfestival.com/haven-chicago-is-accepting-submissions-for-the-first-annual-festival-au-cinema-chicago-reel/ The first annual Au Cinema Festival is Haven Chicago’s platform for emerging and visionary media artists claiming the future of storytelling, challenging traditional conventions of genre and form. This new initiative aligns with Haven’s overall organizational mission to encourage visionary artists to practice and perfect their craft by providing an equitable haven of opportunity for […]]]>

The first annual Au Cinema Festival is Haven Chicago’s platform for emerging and visionary media artists claiming the future of storytelling, challenging traditional conventions of genre and form.

This new initiative aligns with Haven’s overall organizational mission to encourage visionary artists to practice and perfect their craft by providing an equitable haven of opportunity for the creation of innovative performance, theater and media arts.

Haven is accepting original video submissions to Festival Au Cinema via June 1, 2022.

This annual micro-film festival is a three-night event at the Den Theatre, August 26-28, 2022.

The Au Cinéma Festival welcomes original video submissions in the following categories:

Creative narrative functionality
– Short films
– Scenarios
– Documentary
– Entertainment
– Experimental media
– Music videos
– & Continued

Haven Chicago will reward creatives who excel in the following categories:

– Best Picture, awarded to the best film of the set
– Best director, awarded to the most achievement in direction
– Best screenplay, awarded to the greatest achievement in writing
– Best Performance, awarded to the greatest achievement as an actor
– Best Friend, awarded to the crowd favorite
– Best Technical Art, awarded to the highest achievement in creative technical work

Each award will receive free admission to Haven Chicago for the 2021 Gala on August 28, 2022 at The Lair Theater 1331 North Milwaukee Ave.

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The Korean Student Association holds an annual festival https://rockcoastfestival.com/the-korean-student-association-holds-an-annual-festival/ Thu, 31 Mar 2022 17:00:00 +0000 https://rockcoastfestival.com/the-korean-student-association-holds-an-annual-festival/ The Korean Student Association holds its annual Korean Festival for Koreans and Korean Americans. Throughout the night, they held many activities and events showcasing Korean culture, including Korean cuisine Kimbap. (Kamree Laursen) The BYU Korean Student Association held its annual Korean Festival for Koreans and Korean Americans on March 25 at the Wilkinson Student Center. […]]]>

The BYU Korean Student Association held its annual Korean Festival for Koreans and Korean Americans on March 25 at the Wilkinson Student Center.

According to Korean Student Association club president Hojae Vivian Lee, the Korean festival, otherwise known as K-Fest, is meant to showcase Korean culture through music, dance, games and culture. food. The club organized this event to allow students to experience Korean culture in an exciting and fun way.

Lee is a BYU senior psychology student and has been involved with the club for two years. She said she first joined the club in hopes of meeting other Koreans and being around those who understand her culture and background.

As president, Lee said she wanted club members to feel the same sense of belonging she found through the club. One of his goals for club members is to remember Korean Student Association events as part of their positive experience at BYU.

According to the Korean Student Association club website, the club holds bi-weekly meetings on Tuesdays for club members and the club’s mission is to provide an environment where Koreans and Korean Americans can build relationships. friendships within the BYU community. Lee said she wants club members to feel a bit like home at school.

“I want KSA members to have a space where they can meet people from their culture and background,” Lee said. “I want them to know that there are people out there who can understand not only their struggles but also their successes.”

The K-Fest was filled with numerous activities and events throughout the evening. The event attracted a large number of people, including families and others interested in learning more about the culture.

According to their Instagram, they had drum performances, a fan dance, a masked singer contest, and KPOP dance performances. Between each of the activities, people had the opportunity to participate in Korean games and eat Korean food.

Bobo Choi, a BYU senior studying information systems, is the club’s social media specialist. She said she likes being in this club because she is surrounded by other people who are passionate about Korean culture.

“We really wanted something to bring people together to celebrate traditional and modern Korean culture,” Choi said.

Benjamin Song, a bioinformatics and molecular biology specialist from BYU, said he enjoys being part of a club where he can learn about Korean traditions and culture. He said he wanted people to have culturally diverse experiences within the club and throughout K-Fest, regardless of their own culture or background.

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