Edith and Marea of DesignSpaceConcept outside Ceol on Smith Street.
F.I.B attended the kickoff party for the BOCOCA Arts Festival last night and thoroughly enjoyed the performance of "The Purple Plays". F.I.B is no theater critic but if pressed for a description I would say that the play was a series of psychological vignettes between couples; dealing with issues of resentment caused by miscommunications with a unifying theme of unmet expectations in relationships. Despite my grim description, the play was pretty dang humorous! The play will be playing three more times at Ceol within this 10 day festival. Check the schedule here.
This festival takes place all around different venues in the Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens and the producers say they that they "strive to cast emerging artists of multiple disciplines in conventional venues, such as bars, restaurants, vacant storefronts and galleries". They have many different plays and live music acts performing and I have to say the theater aspect is unique to other events that happen around this area. Check it out!
Also! Tomorrow, BoCoCa Outdoors @ Carroll Park is happening with live music,kids workshops and visual art. If you dig the plastic fantastic "up-cycled" fabric the ladies are sporting on their pre-apocalyptic 19th century style gowns you will have a chance to check out the duo's fab wares from their "UseRefuse" collection which will be available for purchase. They make beautiful messenger bags, clutches, jewelery and so much more. Check out their handy work here and also the work of many other talented artists who will be joining them in Carroll Park tomorrow.