5/14 — Manifest Urban Arts Festival | Bleader

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Manifest, the free end-of-the-year art party at Columbia College, happens today from 9 AM to 9 PM with events celebrating the work of more than 2,000 graduating students. Highlights include Poetry Po-tent, an improv-poetry event from noon to 6 PM in the parking lot at Balbo and Wabash; an art car derby from 2:20 to 5 PM at Balbo and Wabash, and a main stage tent (9th and Wabash) with 11 student bands playing hip hop, punk, folk, R & B, and more, from 1 to 9 PM. At some time today, the Cool Kids will perform at the main stage; get time info by sending a text message to 312-869-4954. The day ends with Convergence, a "multidisciplinary performance extravaganza" and 100-student performance ensemble directed by Redmoon Theater artistic director (and Columbia faculty member) Frank Maugeri. Click here for a comprehensive list of the day's happenings.


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