Blast Off at “Clark After Dark: Planet Clark” March 20

For Immediate Release

March 05, 2009

Grab your space boots and take a quantum leap to “Clark After Dark: Planet Clark” at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. The extraterrestrial fun takes off at 8 pm on Friday, March 20. Admission is $10 ($8 per member) at the door, and you must be 21+ to enter. No costume? No problem. Supplies will be on hand to outfit your inner alien.

Defy gravity and stir up the planets with sounds by DJ Tigerbeatz who will spin a celestial mix of music. Tigerbeatz’s Fembot Sound System weekly radio show on Martha’s Vineyard Community Radio “boldly goes where no beat has gone before.” In addition to playing on Martha’s Vineyard, she has also played in Brooklyn, and at The Enormous Room and The Good Life in Boston. 

Hooping Harmony will light up the night with LED hoop demonstrations and lessons. Dancers will twirl their brightly colored LED-lit hula hoops on the dance floor in an out of this world demonstration. Sign up for a lesson and learn the art of using these hoops, which are light years away from their 1950s predecessors.

Teleport to the Lunar Lounge cash bar for planetary punch, wine, and beer. Enjoy cosmic treats such as falafel moon balls with yogurt/cucumber dip, little dippers (chicken nuggets with dips), flying saucers (mini pitas with a variety of fillings), and moon rocks.Complimentary soft drinks and water will be available.

Visit the print room to see celestial-inspired images, including prints that highlight the Clark’s connection to deep space. A raffle will be held with prizes provided by Blue Q of Pittsfield, MA.

Blast off early with a pre-event lecture at 7 pm by glass artist Josh Simpson. Simpson, from Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, will discuss his life and work, including his inspirations from space and the natural world.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm (daily in July and August). Admission is free November through May. Admission June 1 through October 31 is $12.50 for adults, free for children 18 and younger, members, and students with valid ID. For more information, call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.

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