Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Fifth Fringe Celebration: Parade and Preview Party


Thursday, Aug. 20 6 p.m.
Mass Ave to the Outdoor Stage

Help us celebrate FifthFringe and kick off the festival with the Fringe Parade and Preview Party.
Sitting and watching this parade is not option - time to join in the Fringe fun! The parade starts at the big head outside Starbucks and the Earth House. Meet us at your favorite Mass Ave spot e,.g Starbucks, Agios, Dean Johnson, and join the parade down Mass Avenue.

Performers include:

* ReFried Fringe radical band
The Naptown Roller Girls
* Indy Hoopers hula dancers
* Woodruff Place Lawnchair Brigade
* The 2009 IndyFringe Performers
* and YOU! Clap along to the band, dance in the street, and have a ball! Prizes for the Fringiest and most outrageous outfits! Not sure what to wear? Stick with the organge, yellow, red and grey color scheme of the 2009 festival. If it rains the parade will go on, so bring a poncho and your funkiest umbrella!

Still not sure what to see?
At the Preview Party, enjoy a FREE glimpse of the 2009 IndyFringe shows. Local radio/television personality Paul Poteer and Mayor Greg Ballard will officially open the Fringe Festival. Then each group must entice viewers in 3 minutes or get the gong. Afterwards, mingle with performers while enjoying the sitar sounds of the Playboy Psychonauts (complete with Go Go dancers) .

And what would a party be without great food, beer and wine?
In addition to beer and wine from our Outdoor Stage sponsors Blue Moon Beer, Barefoot Bubbly and Crossings Savignon Blanc, Barone Fini Pinot Grigio and J. Vidal Fleury Cotes-Du-Rhone Red., Hoaglin will be providing a gourmet barbecue!

Chicken Kabobs with Rice $6.00
Grilled Vegetable Skewers with Rice for $6.00
BBQ Chicken Sandwiches $5.00
BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches $5.00
Hamburgers $5.00
Hotdogs $5.00
All Sandwiches Come With Chips and a Pickle
Side of Rice $2.00
Chips $1.00
Brownies $1.00
Blondies $1.00
Pickles $.50

You don't want to miss this high-energy celebration!More Parade Details

10 Days of Fringe Starts Friday!
Enjoy 280 shows on 6 stages all in the Mass Ave arts and cultural district. From comedy to dance to opera there is something for everyone.

To make sure you are prepared here are a few Fringe tips:

* Pick up the handy IndyFringe Program or read it at IndyFringe.org.
* See 5 shows for the price of 4 with the Fiver pass for sale now at the IndyFringe Building or at all venues during the festival.
* While you are planning, include a break at the Outdoor Stage for wine, beer, food and entertainment. Free with your Backer Button. Check out the lineup.
* Look for the color coded flags and Mass Ave Map signs to find your way to theatre, galleries, retail and dining!

Outrageous Outbursts of Family Fun Competitive Picnicking!
Sunday, August 23, 12-1:30 p.m.
Outside the IndyFringe Building, 719 E. St. Clair St. (Rain location inside)

Competitive Picnicking took New York City and Australia festivals by storm and now comes to Indy. Picnic goers trade food and drinks to assemble the tastiest, highest-scoring lunch. Bring your lunch, but be ready to share!

Then while you nibble, enjoy Fringey, family-friendly performers and exciting street buskers. Plus, Juggle Time Fun Co. will demonstrate how to use juggle sticks and Indy Hoppers will instruct hula hoop dancing, so everyone can join the fun!

What to bring: Each family should bring one beverage, side item, sandwich and dessert per person. (For example: A coke, ham sandwich, chips, and a Twinkie - but feel free to get creative!) There will be four rounds of swapping and at the end the picnic masters will judge who has the best lunch - winners will get fun Fringe prizes! Don't forget a picnic blanket or lawn chairs.

IndyFringe Trailer: Expect Everything

Check out the IndyFringe trailer to see what the Fringe is all about. Watch Now! Pass the video on to friends...keep the fringe alive.

Thanks to Road Productions and all the performers who donated time to make this awesome video.

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