Come join us next Wednesday, May 16th from 11:30 to 1:30 during lunch. The theme is Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Plaza. We’ve got the food and entertainment taken care of, YOU bring the rest. That means Bring Your Own (BYO) lawn chairs, Frisbees, kites, books, blankets, instruments, and any fun activities you can think of (kid friendly, of course) to join in the celebration. We’ve invited people from all over town, so don’t miss out!
THE LINE UP
Yells at Eels jazz ensemble, NOMINATED BEST MUSIC ACT BY D MAGAZINE’S EDITORS 2012, will be here. Before they get to Living Plaza, they’ll be popping up for quick, fast-intense performances all around the streets of Downtown guerrilla style. They start at 11am and go ’til 12:00pm ending up on the Living Plaza, where they’ll play a 30-minute set featuring music off their newest 7″ Vinyl – Wind Streaks in Syrtis Major.
Len Barnett and Percussion Things takes the stage at 12:30.
Dos Paisanos, Cajun Tailgators, Trailer Cakes, and Ssahm
Angola African will be doing a Capoeira (Brazilian Martial Arts dance fighting) demonstration on the lawn. As well as Yoga with Chinook of Tsada Yoga from South Side on Lamar.
Recycled art project with VET. Where you can make functional art, like a fan or an umbrella to block the sun, and take it with you.
In celebration of BIKE TO WORK WEEK, we’re having a raffle during the Living Plaza. Arrive by 12:30 on your bike to enter and win the Dallas Downtown Bike Commuter Raffle!
The plaza is a public space and open for all kinds of activities (which we’re tracking on this blog, in a segment called Daily Plaza) so come out and use it. We’re always out there Tuesdays and Thursday eating our lunch around 12:30 and would love the company – you’ll know us because we’ll be sittin’ on a big swath of green astroturf.
The bigger events, like Living Plaza, that draw more than 75 people, or include music, or some kind of vending require a special permit and a small fee depending on how many people are in attendance, which you can read more about here: http://www.dallasspecialevents.com/special-event/
The Living Plaza is one of our most awesome assets! Not only is it a platform for interaction, connectivity, inspiration and diversity but it’s our stage to the world. So, come out and use it, and together we’ll make it our own!