The iBall: Keeping it Surreal
May 10, 2012
Somerville’s non-profit Center for Arts at the Armory, just voted Boston Phoenix’s Best of 2012 Best Non-Gallery Art Space, announces new details for its fundraiser, The iBall: Keeping it Surreal. The theme for the evening is surrealism, reflected in the food, activities, music, fashion, and décor. Food from local restaurants Highland Kitchen, Foundry on Elm, and Old Magoun’s Saloon is included with admission. Slumbrew and other craft beers and wine will be available for sale.
Somerville mayor Joseph Curatone, Honorary Chair of the iBall, will be in attendance at the champagne VIP reception at 6:00 pm, and Roger Miller (Mission of Burma, Alloy Orchestra) will perform an acoustic solo set of original, 1920’s-inspired piano music. Local faves Revolutionary Snake Ensemble also perform later in the evening. Led by saxophonist Ken Field, Revolutionary Snake Ensemble is a costumed funk/street beat improvisational brass band performing a unique blend of original and traditional music.
Throughout the evening, guests can take part in unique activities, including surrealist games, a photo station with surrealist photo effects, and a surrealist-themed fashion contest. Attendees are encouraged to come in surrealist garb for a chance to win a prize (this is optional; guests can feel free to come as they are). Eyeball balloons will also be on sale, with each balloon offering prizes from sponsors including Healthworks, Dave’s Fresh Pasta, Porter Square Books, and Cambridge Naturals.
All funds benefit Arts at the Armory’s acclaimed cultural programming, which provides some of the most inventive music, theater, dance, art, performing artists, and educational events in the Boston area.