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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Barebones Halloween Extravaganza
This year is the 19th Annual Barebones Halloween Extravaganza. Each year, a large group of artists, dancers, puppeteers, musicians and lots and lots of other volunteers put on a show around Halloween. I have been meaning to get to one of these shows for years now and am so excited that we decided to go last Sunday (when it was warm!) It did not disappoint! You can expect to see fire-eaters and dancers, really cool and huge puppets, dancing, aerialists, and lots of stuff that is cool but hard to categorize. If you enjoy the creative hippy vibe of the May Day Parade then this will be right up your alley.
Seating is on the ground or on hay bales and its recommended that you dress for cold weather. There are three shows left - this coming Saturday and Sunday evenings and one on Halloween - each show is followed by dancing to a local band and free food provided by Sisters Camelot. Suggested donation is $5-$20 but it is a pay-what-you-can type of event. Lots more info here: http://barebonespuppets.org/
The name of the show this year is "Chick-a-BOOM" and the narrative roughly follows the idea of the Big Bang and the cycle of creation and destruction, birth and death.
My sister took these pics during the show. It was hard to get good ones since it is a low-light environment.