OPENING NIGHT EVENT
KALEIDOSCOPE 2017 OPENING NIGHT EVENT
Pre-Festival Kickoff and Art Gallery Reception
Argenta Art Gallery
HELLO AGAIN - OPENING NIGHT MOVIE
Argenta Community Theater
Opening Night After-Party featuring SassyBlack
Argenta Arts District (TBD)
Kaleidoscope Kickoff and Art Gallery Reception
Before watching the Opening Night Film, join us for a glass champagne (on the house!) at the Argenta Arts Gallery for a Kickoff reception that also serves as the opening for a new art exhibit featuring work from Michael Shaeffer. For more info on this must see exhibit click here.
Hello again - opening night film
From the director of the hit film Were the World Mine comes a wild, funny, shape-shifting musical that bounces from decade to decade — and bedroom to bedroom — in its depiction of ten steamy love affairs. Featuring the great Audra McDonald alongside Cheyenne Jackson (American Horror Story), Jenna Ushowitz (Glee), and Tyler Blackburn (Pretty Little Liars), Hello Again is the rare movie that celebrates not only the L's, the G's, the B's and the T's, but also our straight friends and allies. (And for you film and theater buffs, it's also a clever, queer update of Arthur Schnitzler’s 1897 daisy-chain La Ronde, the source material for Max Ophuls' classic 1950 film.) ~ Mark Thiedeman
SassyBlack Headlines the After-Party
SassyBlack is a space aged vocalist & producer based in Seattle, WA. You may know her voice from her group THEESatisfaction (now defunct) or her work on the Shabazz Palaces albums. This Goddess of “electronic psychedelic soul” & “hologram funk” explores sound through deep compositions. With roots in classical & jazz, her voice is comparable to Ella Fitzgerald & Sarah Vaughan while her production value is reminiscent of Roy Ayers, Pharrell & Herbie Hancock. Black has traveled the world having performed in Berlin, Barcelona, New Orleans, Milan, London, Brooklyn & more.
Sassy has gained praise from The Fader, Loud & Quiet Magazine, NYLON, Pitchfork, Noisey, Dummy Mag, Saint Heron, SPIN & many others. Black successfully released her sophomore album New Black Swing June 23rd and will be touring North America & Europe autumn 2017.
"SassyBlack Pays Homage To The ’90s On “New Black Swing” ~ Bandcamp Daily
"Sassyblack is the afrofuturist funk queen watching sci-fi to survive" ~ I-D Vice
"SassyBlack, Psychedelic Jazz and Her New Black Swing" ~ HuffingtonPost
"SassyBlack Brings Hope, Inspiration and A Sense of Reality to 'New Black Swing'" ~ Exclaim