Poets and Fools, Waterfall Arts’ legendary annual costume bash is back, with a new line-up of eccentricities and entertainment. On Friday, April 1 in Belfast, from 6 to 10 p.m., revelers of all ages can expect dancing, goofing, parading, eating, drinking, playing, daring, and winning prizes.The night kicks off with a celebratory invocation by poet Ariel Bywater Greenberg, followed by a Belfastian “Tonight Show” hosted by Waterfall Arts’ own Bridget Matros, featuring ridiculous games with local mystery celebs. The incomparable Acetones will provide background music and sound effects.
Costumes will be judged, raffles drawn, and mad poetry dispensed before the live music coalesces into a dizzying dance party with Bangor’s high energy band Chamberlain to end the night on a high note. Expect roving phrenologists (head scientists to you), a poetry booth and yes, the tattoo parlor is back.Affordable admission at the door; free to those seven and under, $5 for ages eight to fifteen, everyone else $10, allows party goers to spread their loot at this fundraiser for inexpensive munchies and drinks, raffle tickets for the Hellfast Special Bucket o’ Booze and the Goodie Goodie Goodies Specialty Food Basket, and don’t forget those tattoos! Raffle tickets are available at the Waterfall Arts office, through Waterfall Arts board members and at the event.
This year’s Poets and Fools is sponsored by Michelle Morrow DMD, KoT Contemporary Functional Craft in Ellsworth, the Belfast Coop and yearlong sponsor, Revision Energy. Waterfall Arts encourages patronage of these generous, community-minded businesses.
Since 2000, Waterfall Arts has served as the midcoast area’s non-profit community art center. 2016 marks its tenth year in Belfast offering innovative classes, open studios, workshops, exhibitions, studio rentals, and cultural events. Waterfall Arts is located at 256 High Street in Belfast. For more information, visit waterfall arts.org, stop by or call 207-338-2222.