Lisa Drostova, Public Engagement Manager
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RAGGED WING ENSEMBLE ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF THE FLIGHT DECK AND TOWNSHIP RESTAURANT WITH A GRAND OPENING FESTIVAL OF PERFORMANCES, PARTIES, WORKSHOPS, AND EVENTS, JUNE 6-14, 2014
April 10, 2014--After months of dust and ductwork, The Flight Deck performance center and Township restaurant, neighbors at 1540 Broadway in Downtown Oakland, will be opening their doors in a week-long Grand Opening celebration beginning on June 6, 2014. Starting on that First Friday, The Flight Deck, Oakland's hot new multidisciplinary arts space and theater venue, will celebrate the local creative community by featuring a dizzying banquet of events--performances from Resident Companies and friends, play readings, panel discussions, dance and theater performance workshops, artist talks, a gallery show, a fantastic opening night party in collaboration with Township, and finally Ragged Wing Ensemble's annual Gala. Below is just a partial list of an evolving week; for the most up-to-date schedule of events, visit either www.raggedwing.org or www.theflightdeck.org as more performers and artists sign on.
The Opening Party, on Friday June 6, will showcase all the energy and excitement of a burgeoning arts district and community hotspot.
In the evenings of the week following, the buzz will continue with performances and musicians spanning a range of styles and flavors. Unless otherwise noted, all performances begin at 8 pm.
Five to 7 pm every weekday will be “happy hour”, and will feature:
During the day, guests can check out a range of classes in different performance and movement styles:
...and more classes yet to be announced!
The week culminates in Ragged Wing Ensemble’s Lift Off Gala the evening of Saturday June 14, featuring an elegant catered dinner, silent auction, and even more fantastic short performances.
Tickets for the workshops and performances will range from $10-30; a Festival Pass allowing access to all events except the Opening Party and the Gala will be just $35. A limited number of tickets for the Opening Party will be available at the door for $25 the night of the event. Tickets for Ragged Wing’s Lift Off Gala will be $65 and $100 (VIP) and will be available through www.raggedwing.org.
The Flight Deck is a shared, multidisciplinary art space and theater venue that builds community by creating a place where artists, performers, and audiences can work, perform, and thrive. Built through the generosity of donors, the community, and the City of Oakland, the Flight Deck features a 99-seat modular black box theater, a rehearsal studio, a storefront gallery space, and comfortable space for co-working. The Flight Deck hosts five resident companies for the 2014-2015 season: Aluminous Collective (www.aluminous.org), Dana Lawton Dances (www.danalawtondances.org), Gritty City Repertory Youth Theatre (www.grittycityrep.org), Ragged Wing Ensemble (www.raggedwing.org), and Virago Theatre Company (www.viragotheatre.org). Several of the Flight Deck’s spaces are also available for rental.
Township is a farm-to-table restaurant focused on high-quality American cuisine in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere featuring local art, a living wall of healing and culinary herbs, and a mezzanine for small performances. In addition to the main dining room, Township will have a cafe space open from 7 am-3 pm on weekdays.
WHAT: THE FLIGHT DECK GRAND OPENING FESTIVAL
WHEN: JUNE 6-14, 2014
WHERE: 1540 Broadway in Downtown Oakland
TICKETS: $10-30, WITH AN ALL-ACCESS PASS FOR $35 (does not include Opening Night Party or Ragged Wing Lift Off Gala) available through www.raggedwing.org or www.theflightdeck.org
FOR MORE INFORMATION CHECK OUT www.raggedwing.org or www. theflightdeck.org