Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Arts Luminarium: Baila Conmigo

The Arts Luminarium will celebrate its inaugural weekend May 15 - 17, 2009. This group requests your support:

Please join us for the U.S. premiere screening of the film, El Sistema, a documentary about the transformative power of music among children in the barrios of Venezuela. The film will be shown on Friday, May 15th, as part of The Arts Luminarium’s “Baila Conmigo” festival, May 15-17. We especially want you there for the post-film discussion because of your leadership and commitment to the Lehigh Valley.

El Sistema is a network of children and youth orchestras, music centers and workshops in Venezuela, in which more than 250,000 children and young people are currently learning to play an instrument.

El Sistema will be shown Friday, May 15th only, at 7:00 p.m. The screening will take place at Zion's Reformed UCC Church, 620 W. Hamilton St., Allentown. The film is in Spanish with English subtitles. It is not rated, but is appropriate for all ages, and runs 1 hour 30 minutes. The event is free.

Other events:

Saturday, May 16
1:00 Capoeira Demonstration
at the Weed & Seed Office, Buck Boyle Park
Front & Gordon Sts., Allentown

7:00-11:00 Baila Conmigo Dance Party
at Fearless Fire Co.
1221 S. Front St., Allentown
$7 in advance, $10 at the door
Tickets: Dominguez Grocery, 347 N. 2nd St.
or Sweet Italian Pizza, 535 N. 7th St.

Sunday, May 17
2:00 International Peace Parade
from Allentown Arts Park
to Buck Boyle Park, Allentown

The Arts Luminarium was founded in 2007 as a temple of the arts, fostering community transformation, celebrating human experience and inspiring a culturally creative movement. A registered not-for-profit organization, the Luminarium aims to model environmental sustainability and educate through multicultural and multi-disciplinary programming.

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