“Do it once, it’s an event. Do it twice, it’s annual. Go for a third time, and it’s a tradition!”
Yoknapatawpha Arts Council successfully held the Iron Bartender contest on Thursday night with Snackbar as the winner and the annual Secret Show on Friday night with a large turnout for the flashy show.
Now today is the coup-de-grace as the festival features numerous events from 9 a.m. to midnight all over Oxford. If y’all haven’t bought a button for an all-inclusive access nor the tickets, we have the schedule of free events going on today! The schedule is as follows:
From 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. at The Shelter on Van Buren, there is a Blind Book Exchange featuring new and gently used paper books donated by Square Books and Lafayette County-Oxford Public Library. The books are wrapped so good luck and enjoy the surprises!
At the Powerhouse Gallery from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. there will be coffee and donuts served with an invitation to come catch Pokemon for the PokemonGo app. The festivities are in full swing by 10 a.m. at Armory Pavilion.
The Oxford Maker’s Market opened at 10 a.m. and will be going on until 5 p.m. at the Armory Pavilion. There at the Armory Pavilion will be two interactive art activities: showing what makes you you through a piece of yarn and what you want to be when you grow up with a piece of chalk. At 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Angela King will be demonstrating how she makes glass beads that she uses to make jewelry at the Pavilion, too. YoknapaTaco is at the Pavilion to serve lunch, too!
At noon at Armory Pavilion, Jake Wood will play music as University of Mississippi Art Department creates an interactive chalk activity. From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Andrew Delmastro will play music. After will be the El Be Bop Kid from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
From 3 p.m to 4 p.m., y’all can buy a “tomato” to throw at comedians performing at the Armory Pavilion.
Late afternoon and night will be jam-packed with fun for those who has either all-inclusive button for festival events and headliners or festival-access button.
From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. there will be a relaxed dance workshop for all ages via Intersect Dance Collective Workshop at the Powerhouse. At the same time, the Shelter on Van Buren is hosting Oxford Writes: Writer’s Roundtable for writers of all genres and experience to listen to insights from local writers and conduct a short writing exercise.
From 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Powerhouse will be a showing of “Breastmilk: The Movie” at Powerhouse Theatre. At the same time, the University Museum will host a workshop featuring insider tip from the editor of DIME Entertainment Magazine on how to get publicity as an artist.
Then from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Powerhouse, Ash Rexford will teach a juggling workshop so the children and adults can learn from a professional artist who has trained to perform with circuses.
Then at 5 p.m. at Powerhouse Theatre, actress Kayleigh Graham presents “Happy Days” by Samuel Beckett which is a play in two acts featuring Samuel searching for the meaning of existence as he looks into the relationships that bind one person to another throughout time and space.
Then the Powerhouse Theatre will lighten up from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a modern dance duet by Intersect Dance Collective. Around the same time, the Shelter on Van Buren will host Laff Co Presents Down in Front which shows a performance inserting dialogue that performers think should have been written for the movie.
The headliner event from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Powerhouse Theatre will feature Selia Something as she presents her latest project: Circus Something. Working with her husband and partner in performance, Igor Something, Selia will present an unforgettable circus-style performance as she teaches a little on how to make magic happen.
At the same time, the Shelter at Van Buren will team up with Oxford Film Festival to present George Kuchar’s Hold Me While I’m Naked.
Then from 9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Powerhouse Theatre will present Somerset O’Neil, Valkyrie Flame, Coco Rose, Mae Oui with MC Katrina Coleman for a burlesque show featuring “jokes, jiggles and a lot of sparkles.” From 11 p.m. to midnight, the Powerhouse Theatre will close the night with performance art and music by 3 Brained Robot.
Are y’all ready? Let’s have fun today!
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