Volume 92, Issue 89
Wednesday, March 18, 1999
Rock down to Hipsters Ave.
What do you get when you cross a film festival, art exhibition, fashion show, DJs, dancers and a live band? A party thrown by Hipsters Ave..
"Hipsters Ave. is grassroots," said Mary-Jane Fogarty, an executive member and one of the founders of Hipsters Ave. "It merges different subcultures to produce a new sort of scene that involves the art community, local fashion designers and different genres of music."
Fogarty said 10 to 20 short films will be shown, all produced by Western and Fanshawe film students. The evening will also feature art displays by local artists, poetry readings, a fashion show, several DJs and a two-piece acoustic band.
"We are trying to expand people's horizons," Fogarty said. "We want to merge film, art, DJ and live music all into one event, one scene."
All proceeds from the evening will be used as start-up capital for a magazine to promote local art and film and music talent, Fogarty said.
The party begins at 9 p.m. tonight at The Drink.
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