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Strathmore Kicks Off Friday Night Eclectic Series In North Bethesda

by BethesdaNow.com | January 29, 2013 at 11:45 am | No Comments

Strathmore is kicking off its Friday Night Eclectic series this Friday with an 11-act mini-music-dance-theater-and-art festival hosted by local alt-rock band Bellflur.

Bellflur, bands Exit Clov and Echo Wall are all releasing new albums around their performances at the Strathmore Mansion (10701 Rockville Pike). The show includes bands performing in different rooms with accompanying visual artists: actors from the Grain of Sand Theatre, dancers from the Beth Elliot Dance Group, presentations from artists Ben Tolman, Beth Farnstrom, Alabaster Slade, Steve Gentile, video director Richard Bernett and author Goodloe Byron.

Doors open at 8 p.m. The performance starts at 9 p.m. Standing room only tickets can be purchased for $15 at the door and $12 in advance at the Strathmore’s website:

This wandering performance experience a la New York’s Shakespeare-esque Sleep No More takes over Strathmore’s historic Mansion with The Ghosts of Handsome Skin, a project that includes musicians, artists, authors, actors, dancers and choreographers from the Washington, D.C. area. The immersive night is built around atmospheric indie band Bellflur’s new album “Twelve Vagrant Monologues from the Last Living Star”, a collaborative music and art project with author Pablo D’Stair and artist Ben Tolman.

The series continues on Friday, Feb. 8 with D.C. singer-songwriter Stone Kawala and host Martin Amini of Silver City Productions, who will headline a performance of poetry, spoken word and hip-hop with Philadelphia Slick, Soho Kings with poet-singer Mihenta, poet Drew Law and D.C. singer-songwriter Kara Falck.

Strathmore will also host a Friday Night Eclectic show on February, 15 and 22, March 1, 8 and 22 and April 5 and 26. For more information, visit the Strathmore’s website.

Photo via Strathmore

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