Each and every Monday, a dazzling array of artists and musicians will grace the Aurora stage to enact a performance which will benefit an organization selected as the chosen beneficiary of the month.
MAY WILL BENEFIT: The Institute For the Study and Practice of Nonviolence
The Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence’s (ISPN) mission is to teach, by word and example, the principles and practices of nonviolence, and to foster a community that addresses potentially violent situations with nonviolent solutions. We work to build Dr. King’s ideal of the nonviolent Beloved Community.
ALL FUTURE MONDAY SHOWS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
So how does it work???
Aurora provides a stipend to the performing artists, and a percentage of bar proceeds are donated to the benefit organization. Also available is a donation box for folks who want to be superstars and give more to the cause.
Rawkin Rhythmix (RKR) integrates cultural dance forms with works that explore personal narratives, street mythology, and music making in order to hold a lens on the political and socio-economic injustices faced by marginalized communities in America. RKR works incorporate African, Ballroom-Vogue Femme, Afro Cuban, Contact Improvisation, Capoeira, Hip Hop, Ballet, Jazz, Step-Tap, and Modern Dance.
Performances include live instrumentation, spoken word, singing, and acting to take its viewers on a journey through the lives and experiences of youth growing up in under-privileged communities and tell the stories that often go unheard.
Jenna Weingarten – multi-disciplinary artist based out of Holyoke, MA. Lead vocalist for punk band, Chemiplastica. She will be reading comedic memoir in spoken word format.
Katie Greenwood-Ross – A woman of many talents, fierce yet kind, her voice will meld minds. https://katiegreenwoodross.bandcamp.com/