It’s official. At the ripe ol’ age of 18, mom and dad are kicking us out of the house. Dad’s Garage has received notice that our building, as well as the entire property at 280 Elizabeth Street, is changing ownership and will be redeveloped in the coming months. (Read: Hulk-smashed and turned into a Live, Work, Play space… minus the plays.) It looks like we’ll finish out the rest of our season here (through July 31st ). We’ll be packing up and moving out soon after and will continue performing in our new, temporary home at 7 Stages in Little Five Points beginning in August. While we’re there we hope to start raising funds for a permanent home. We have narrowed the search down to a few we’re really serious about and plan on making a decision very soon. Hey! It’s just like the finale of The Bachelor! (Is that show still on? Yes? Good! Relevant-ish. Nailed it. Boosh.)
Three easy things you can do to assist us:
1. Keep coming to shows! We’ve loved this space for 18 years and we want to cram as much love into it as possible for the last three months we’re here, so please help us (pack them out.) We’ve got some amazing shows coming up including:
2. Stay connected with us! We don’t want to lose touch with you. We’ll continue to send out email newsletters, but we break most of our news (and do ticket giveaways on Facebook and Twitter
Wednesday Wine Tasting featuring
“HeavyWeight Wines” from Scotto Winery
Wednesday April 10th 7pm
45 South Café
$10 per person or 2 for $15!
Join Michelle as she highlights HeavyWeight Wines from Scotto Winery. One of the featured wines, Heavyweight Cabernet Sauvignon, captured a Gold Medal at the 2013 Consumer Wine Awards.
Contact Michelle at email@example.com with any questions
On March 30th, Rev. Mark LaRocca-Pitts, a Methodist minister and Hospice chaplain, hosted the first Death Café at Oakland Cemetery. He will host 2 more on April 27th and May 19th at 3pm. This was the 1st in the U.S. held at a cemetery.
What is a Death Café?
Originating in Europe in 2004 and arriving in America less than a year ago, Death Café is now an international movement. It is designed to provide a comfortable setting for people to talk about death while drinking tea and coffee and eating cake. The only objective of a Death Café is “to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.” There is no intention of leading participants to any particular conclusion, product, or course of action. Instead, a Death Café provides an open, respectful, and confidential space free of discrimination where people can express and explore their understanding of death safely. As Andy Webster, a hospice chaplain, once said, “Our greatest prejudice is against death. It spans age, gender, and race. We spend immeasurable amount of energy fighting an event that will eventually triumph. Though it is noble not to give in easily, the most alive people I’ve ever met are those who embrace their death. They love, laugh, and live more fully.”
These are free and open to the public. Capped at 40 participants. Here is a link to RSVP:http://www.brownpapertickets.
Historic Oakland Foundation is not hosting this event, but the pastor is renting the space. For more information check out their Facebook page:http://www.facebook.com/
Ashley Cissel Lee
Special Events Associate &
vargas & harbin studio gallery & zebu gallery
“The Hues of Venice”