Friday, July 29, 2011

Play Locally: Dome of Doom & Milwaukee Arts Festival

ChiIL Mama and Sagezilla paint for a good cause at the 2nd annual Art In The Park.   We have a total of 3 paintings for sale at Milwaukee Ave. Street Fest.   Proceeds benefit Unity Park.

Dome of Doom comes to Wicker Park tonight from 5-7pm.    Check it out!  Some of our favorite performance artists come together to make this awesome event happen.   Collaboraction, local author James Kennedy, and the circus, punk marching band, Environmental Encroachment make this must see family fun!

Wait, what is the Dome of Doom?  According to James Kennedy's site, it’s a real-life recreation of the scene in The Order of Odd-Fish in which knights don costume armor and fight in a gladiatorial arena!

We will supply the geodesic Dome and the costumes (although you’re invited to come in your own costume!). Competitors―that is, anyone who walks by and wants to join in―put on a costume and dance-battle each other to the delight of judges and a raucous crowd of spectators.

You’ve got 60 seconds to show off your best moves and take your opponent down, all to the marching-band music of Environmental Encroachment. All ages! (Don’t have a costume? We’ll have plenty on hand for you to use.)


Our big feature this weekend is The Milwaukee Ave. Arts Fest.   We've been promoting this excellent event for weeks.   It's going to be a music, art, dance, and food filled extravaganza.   Click HERE for ChiIL Mama's music recommendations.   We also recommend catching Sagezilla's teacher's band, Matadora (3pm Sat on the Coles stage at Milwaukee & Belden at the fest's south end).   We've checked out their EP and they're a lot of fun!    A number of our friends are also dancing at the fest.

Chicago Ballet
2778 N. Milwaukee, Gap Outlet windows
Sat & Sun: 1:30 PM + 3:30 PM
Special work choreographed by Adriana Durant and performed by the dancers in the Chicago Ballet After School Matters Summer program.
3433 W. Diversey, The Chicago Ballet Center; Sat + Sun: 2-3 PM
@ Main Stage; Sat + Sun: 12 PM
Dancers from the Chicago Ballet Center perform classical ballet, contemporary and theatrical works choreographed by Paul Abrahamson, Adriana Durant, Alison Rootburg and Laura Vinci.

Sagezilla and I made paintings at Art In The Park (see slide show above), that will be for sale at the fest, along with paintings from a number of professional Logan Square Artists, and adults and kids from the community.   Proceeds from all sales benefit Unity Park.   

Have a great weekend, and we'll see you out there.

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