Culture in brief: Montclair Film hosts mixtape, StorySLAM
“Mixtape: a 1970s dance party,” featuring live music from Joe McGinty & the Loser’s Lounge, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24, 8 p.m., at The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St. Proceeds will support Montclair Film’s ongoing film and education programs.
Stephen Colbert, Patrick Wilson, Warren Zanes and other special guests will perform in styles that include “disco to pop, funk to new wave, celebrating styles that ruled the dance floors of the 1970s,” Montclair Film writes in a release.
The event features three ticketing levels, including a $200 VIP Experience, a $100 Dance Floor Experience featuring dance floor access and two complimentary beverages, and a $30 Concert Experience, with general admission seating in the balcony. The party also features a giant Boom Box sculpture for photography, created by local artist Shaun Killman.
Additionally, Montclair Film announced its second StorySlam theme, "Oops! I Did It Again!" for the February StorySlam event, will taking place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17 at Cinema505, at 505 Bloomfield Ave. Storytellers may pre-register by purchasing a “Storyteller” ticket, indicating their desire to tell a story at the event, by visiting montclairfilm.org.
The evening will once again feature music from the house band, The Tall Pines, and will be hosted by Risa Barash.
Tickets for all events are available at montclairfilm.org.