On being present

On being present
Taimane. Tavana. The Illnomadics.
Image: Courtesy Epiphany Group

On being present / There are “shows” and there are “events.” The difference, according to Epiphany–a multi-media arts event coming up at the Venue–is that an event captures the essence of human participation. I like that.

This Friday, local artists will collaborate with curious audiences in a collectively creative atmosphere, where ‘ukulele-based Flamenco (performed by Taimane) is promised to inspire even the grittiest of attitudes. Mod vintage fashion will dress comers and goers in unfamiliar colors as Malia Schneider returns our local senses to Polynesian dance. There will be live painting, screen projectors and people projecting, taking us in, as we take in the moment.

Hunger will set in, but Peruvian tapas (provided by Mimi’s Place) will prevail, leaving the pains conquered by teeny tiny tacos and ceviche, white beans and corn tamales.

The point is, friends, this is not a show, but an illuminating discovery of words, music, dance and food. Go. Return again.

The Venue, 1146 Bethel St., Fri., 8/31, 8pm–2am, $10, 21+, [micasaentertainment.com]