First off, thanks for taking the time to sign up for our mailing list (Facebook is great and all, but sometimes we like to pretend it doesn’t exist and use grown-up email instead). We promise, we won’t wear out our welcome! The last few months have been crazy-busy around the Carpenters Building, as we’ve entered the last stages of architectural designs, continue to build on the vision for our project, and host near-weekly events in our space. June shows no signs of slowing, and in fact we have a couple of major events we wanted to put on your radar.
The first of these is born from a partnership we couldn’t be more excited about. The Grand Cinemais screening its inaugural music video showcase, TRACK 01, on June 1st and 2nd at 6:00pm. TRACK 01 shares some of the best in local music videos, many of which will be premiering at this event. Each screening includes Q&As with filmmakers and musicians, and your ticket will also get you into the after-party on June 2 at our space, the Carpenters Building. The programming is the same each night; they are screening it twice in order to accommodate as many people as possible. The after party will host DJ Silong Chhung of Red Scarf Revolution and a director of Bruce Leroy’s music video, “Home,” followed by performances by Bruce Leroy and Mirrorgloss. The Grand Cinema will be hosting a beer and wine bar. Bring your dancing shoes!
The second event in June falls on the heels of the TRACK 1 after party and is going to be HUGE. On June 11th, Spaceworks will be hosting their annual art party fundraising extravaganza, NEON, and they’ve chosen to hold it at our space. NEON will illuminate the Carpenters Building with live music, dance performances, a NEON runway show, interactive art installations, live theater, silent auction gallery, and a DJ dance party to close out the night. Specialty cocktails will be served by Hilltop Kitchen and Mad Hat Tea, with beer by Pacific Brewing and wine by Mosquito Fleet (cash bars). Hors d’oeuvres are included with ticket purchase.
We also have a couple of shows in the works for June, so keep your ear to the ground (or just check back on Facebook occasionally).
Hope to see you soon!
Rachel, Jason, and Aaron
Alma Mater Tacoma