LIC Arts Open: May 14-19

We’re happy to be very involved in the fourth annual LIC Arts Open.  We know our neighborhood is pretty hip but this festival is our chance to show off a bit.  Over 250 neighborhood artists will be presenting their work in 54 venues in the area and The Local is proud to be involved.

Come visit us and check out these amazing events:

Wednesday, May 14th 6:30-10:00pm – Opening Party
Performances by:
Queens World Film Festival
Vince Johnson & Friends – Blues Band
Jason Lalor – Multimedia Rap Performance
Allison Jones – Dance + A//V Club

Art by:
Luba Lukova – Exhibition: Drama on Paper
Annalisa Iadicicco – Second Amendment

Refreshments from:
Manducatis Rustica and Rockaway Brewing Co.

Thursday, May 15th 7:00-9:00pm – Queens World Film Festival
Queens World Film Festival Best of the Fest Screening and Q&A

Popcorn and beer specials from Sierra Nevada!

Friday, May 16th 5:30-7:30pm – Robin Cole’s Ottoman Empire
Opening to celebrate Robin Cole’s Vivehandmade brightly colored hand-dyed shibori pillow collection which will be displayed in our lounge area all month

Saturday, May 17th
Noon – Best of Queens World Film Festival Screening
6:00pm – Samurai Demonstration by Resobox
8:00-9:30pm – Batsu!
Live Improv Comedy show from Faceoff Unlimited. Four comedy warriors compete to avoid punishment, or Japanese Batsu. This hilarious act has been called “One of the best things to do in NYC” by CBS NY.

Sunday, May 18th 12:00-6:00pmThe Local Art Olympics
Pick an artist and battle for points in bungee creation, painting triathlons, splatter baseball, and artsercise!
Hosted by Brooklyn Artistry & Company
Proceeds go to Artists Striving to End Poverty