Fundraising for Marcy Marxer's "All Wigged Out"
All summer Institute of Musical Traditions has been helping to raise funds for Marcy Marxer's "All Wigged Out" and as the final musical and video work comes closer to full realization, we're doing a big push to make sure Cathy and Marcy have everything they need.
We here at IMT are sure that David Eisner has a baseball metaphor he could use here, but we here at IMT do not feel we should encourage him - and solely wish to encourage Cathy and Marcy in supporting this production, and it's service to anyone going through cancer, their healthcare team, loved ones and community!
You can support "All Wigged Out" via Facebook here - or find out more about the program on imtfolk.org here!
Tuesday night open mic at the SPRING
Join us for a weekly celebration of one of the SOURCES of creativity and performance for any local scene, open mic night! Every Tuesday night we invite beginners and pros and everyone in between to come share their talents in the courtyard of the beautiful Sandy Spring Museum – or just come listen! Details and online registration through imtfolk.org. Upcoming featured artists include Chris Titchner, Joey Jenkins, Adele McAllister, anna PS and Mark "Muleman" Massey.
As above, Institute of Musical Traditions is pleased to assist in sponsoring “ALL WIGGED OUT: THE MUSICAL” starring Marcy Marxer. Mainstays of the roots music scene in the greater Washington area, mentors to generations of musicians, and heroines in family music, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer have continuously created music and events that serve the community. This production is a service to anyone going through cancer, their healthcare team, loved ones and community.
IMT is helping raise $100,000 to help cover the costs of a high end film production of the musical - a pivot from the live performances originally planned before the pandemic closed theaters. All donations are fully tax-deductible either via GoFundMe or via check made directly to IMT with “ALL WIGGED OUT” in the memo section.
More info at imtfolk.org.
Other Area Events
With Covid-19 comes cancellations and it would be useless to try to guess when a regular events calendar might resume. However, there are still many online events to "attend" and all of our organizations can be supported in different ways.
One of our fellow local-music organizations, FocusMusic is maintaining a great list of their alumni performers' upcoming webstreams. We've got a lot of crossover with FocusMusic - take a look at focusmusic.org/Online-Shows
Regular & repeating events:
For Storytelling and online song circles visit the Folklore Society of Greater Washington's Website!
Sundays at 4pm in Takoma Park - Drumspiration.
A FREE (donations encouraged!) live West African drumming class and jam led by Drumlady K (Kristen Arant) outdoors with live participants at the Takoma Park Gazebo from 4-5pm every Sunday. To join us, bring a drum and a chair. If you need a drum, contact Kristen through her website, www.drumlady.com.
Perhaps you need a Daily Antidote of Song? - Join Washington Revels and Carpe Diem Arts each day at 12 noon for an inspiring and uplifting Daily Antidote of Song with international recording artists from a broad range of cultures and traditions. Seven days/week. Information on their website : carpediemarts.org
Donations and Support
Be a patron of the arts if you're able and please consider making a tax-deductible donation to IMT. Even the smallest donation is a big help and you can give easily and securely at paypal.me/imtfolk or visit imtfolk.org for more information (and more ways to give!)