Bard Crawl is back! The crawl—which brings professional actors to informal settings (read: breweries!) to perform one of of Shakespeare's plays—approximates what it would've been like to see the beloved poet's plays as they were produced in his lifetime. This time around Bard Crawl, which is produced by Duke City Repertory Theater, is bringing Love's Labour's Lost to seven different breweries over the course of seven different performances. Grab a drink and catch the show for a donation (suggested: $10) on Friday, May 4 at 7pm at Red Door (1001 Candelaria NE) or Sunday, May 6 at 2pm at Bow & Arrow Brewing (608 McKnight NW). There are several more performances happening after these—check dukecityrep.com for a full schedule.
Slip, Stitch and Knot
Macrame is having a moment, and it has come a long way from when we were making ill-advised hemp necklaces and clumsy plant hangers for our moms. Proof of that comes in the shape of the pieces constructed by Marge Farmer-Page, are displayed in all their breadth at Amapola Gallery (205 Romero NW) throughout the month of May. Farmer-Page creates macrame pieces as well as quilts. Additionally, ceramic works by Iris McDowell are up for viewing and purchase. Works in all mediums are on display at the Old Town collective art space during this two-woman show titled Thrown and Sewn. A formal reception is held for First Friday—that is, Friday, May 4—with the artists in house, as well as many of the other talented creatives that contribute to the space. Visit the gallery and view these diverse works from 4 to 7pm.
May's exhibitions at the Harwood Art Center (1114 Seventh Street NW) include large paintings from Natalie Voelker (Fortitude: Portraits of the Perserverant) and digitally drawn caricatures by James Black (Many Faces). Stop by the opening on Friday, May 4, from 6 to 8pm to take in the galleries. Show up a little early for an artist talk at 5:30pm, wherein both artists shine light on their processes. At that time, Voelker explores inspirations and practice, and Black gives a live demonstration of how he creates his work. As ever both the reception and the talks are free and open to the public.
Artist Lindsay Stribling brings her installation work to GRAFT (1415 Fourth Street SW) in Cunning Folk, an exploration of themes such as ritual and their relationship to healing and community through works created in steel, bronze, and in photograph form. Revealing itself throughout the work is a narrative about a woman creating her own place of refuge. The reception for Cunning Folk—which does involve open flame and burning incense, FYI—is held from 6 to 10pm on Friday, May 4.