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Last Minute Plans: Redmoon’s "Joyous Outdoor Event"

By Julienne Bilker in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 3, 2010 6:00PM

Luminarium, photo courtesy Redmoon

When last we caught up with Redmoon, the company was preparing for its outdoor spectacle piece, Last Of My Species: The Fearless Songs Of Laarna Cortaan. This weekend, the Redmoon folks are back on Belmont Harbor with their Joyous Outdoor Event (J.O.E.), and they’ve brought reinforcements.

The festival kicked off last night, continues through Labor Day (which will feature soap box speeches actually relevant to Labor Day!), and includes a wide variety of entertainment - music, storytelling, circus, lawn bowling, dance, a giant game of tug-of-war, puppetry - oh, and an enormous inflatable piece of awesomeness filled with light and unicorns* from the UK’s Architects of Air, called the Luminarium (pictured - click here for video of the exhibit)

*There are no unicorns of any kind featured in this exhibit. Sorry.

The range of groups involved in the project is pretty stellar - The Tiny Cover Band, Be The Groove, Les Enfants Terribles, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, and, of course, Redmoon, are just a fraction of the participants in what we hope will become an annual event.

Although each day’s schedule is a bit different, the Luminarium is open daily, and each night concludes with a performance of Redmoon’s sequel to last year’s spectacle, Last Of My Species II: The Perilous Songs of Bibi Merhdad.

Check out the full listings and grab your tickets here.

Redmoon’s Joyous Outdoor Event, through September 6 at Belmont Harbor. Tickets $15-$25 (free for kids under 3, $10 for kids under 10).