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March 25, 2001

UMBC STUDENTS PRESENT FIRST WEEKEND ARTS FESTIVAL, ARTBEAT

In order to promote the work of talented UMBC artists, UMBC's Society of Recording Technology Students have organized ArtBEAT, a festival presenting visual art, music, dance, theater, film & video, and performance art by UMBC students and local artists. ArtBEAT will be held on Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1 in and around the Fine Arts Building and the University Center. For more information call (410) 868-6963. PLEASE NOTE: ELEANOR LEWIS IS A MEDIA CONTACT ONLY. CALL THE NUMBER LISTED FOR EVENT INFORMATION.

In addition to free performances and exhibits on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, ARtGAZm, a Saturday evening dance party/fundraiser, will feature a variety of djs, including Supa DJ Dmitry of the 90's musical group, Dee-Lite. Tickets are $15; $12 with student ID. A portion of the proceeds from the dance party will go to the Children's Theater Group (CTG), a non-profit organization that teaches disadvantaged youth the art of acting and helps them produce shows.

HIGHLIGHTS:

SATURDAY

Noon - The UMBC Gospel Choir will kick off ArtBEAT in the Fine Arts Recital Hall

1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.: Children's Theater Group performances in Fine Arts 011

2-4 p.m. - The BIRDS, (Baltimore International Rhythm & Drumming Society) will sponsor an open drum jam outside the Fine Arts Building

3-7 p.m. - "Clash of the Styles," a multi-genre battle of the bands in the UC Ballroom

6-8 p.m. - Vagina Monologues performance

8 p.m.-2 a.m. - Dance Party in the University Center with Supa DJ Dmitry (headliner), DJ Willie, Kidd Linus, & Tryptonite; Down Tempo soundsystems- John Ask, Dan G. & Chris Brooks; DJ Decibel, and Muhammadon the Mixmaster

SUNDAY

12 -5:30 p.m. - live music and spoken word performances in the Fine Arts Recital Hall and Ampitheatre

Posted by dwinds1 at March 25, 2001 12:00 AM