viBenefit 2017!
6:30 PM18:30

viBenefit 2017!

Join us for an evening of food, drink, a silent auction and raffle, and performances by our viBeGirls and alumnae. We will also recognize the accomplishments of a former viBe participant with the 3rd Annual viBe Alumna Award. The evening will also feature beats by DJ Tara. Tickets:

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Femme Fatale Album Release and Groundswell Collab Art Opening
2:00 PM14:00

Femme Fatale Album Release and Groundswell Collab Art Opening

Femme Fatale Album Release Party and Performance followed by viBe and Groundswell Art Opening Reception

Come celebrate the release of the debut album by 2017 SongMakers, Femme Fatale!

Femme Fatale is Jennah, Sinaih, Starr, Tatyanni, Anais and Kayla with a backing band featuring Ava Mendoza on guitar, Gabriela Baez on bass, Briana Barber on piano and Savannah Harris on drums. Vocal and songwriting coaching by Fay Victor.

Join us as we celebrate viBe's partnership with Groundswell Community Mural Project, and the completion of a mural created by viBe girls that will serve as a permanent set piece for viBe productions!

Featuring Art by: Thaddea Delancey, Katherine Willmore, Kaitlyn Willmore, Diana Batista, Jaidah McIntosh Lead Artists: Crystal Clarity and Lehna Huie

Music at 2pm, talkback and art opening and reception to follow! $10 tickets

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viBe Solos Presents: The Truth About Our World
7:00 PM19:00

viBe Solos Presents: The Truth About Our World

viBe Solos Presents: The Truth About Our World Co-Presented by viBe Theater Experience and Irondale Theater

The Truth About Our World is a new show written and performed by the ladies of viBeSolos 2017. The show explores a range of societal challenges that black girls currently face, including beauty standards (and the struggle to find "beauty products" for darker skin), domestic abuse, LGBTQ identities, and the fear of living under the regime of the current administration. The show is a fearless exploration of life for black girls, and seeks to help us all see the truth about our world.

Written by Autumn, Tatiana, Amaka, Briana, Sierra, Nathalie, Mia, Jenny and D'Yani, the young women of viBe Solos 2017

Irondale Theater's Young Company will open the show!

Tickets $10 VIP Reception after the show!

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"Crown Heights: A Remembrance" + Talkback Discussion
3:00 PM15:00

"Crown Heights: A Remembrance" + Talkback Discussion

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viBe Theater Experience presents an encore performance of "Crown Heights: A Remembrance" an original play that begins during the eve of the Crown Heights Riots of 1991, and takes us through the "riots" and "protests" that have happened since. The play invites a discussion about the protests and riots within our communities, our hearts, our bodies, and families. Post-election 2017, what is the difference between our expectations and reality? What are we willing to do to effect change?

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