What do you look for in a night out? A hot dance club? An intimate restaurant? How about a slice of pie, a beer, and artwork made from old ladders? If that last one sounds like your speed, you’ll want to check out Perennial’s Lost + F(o)und fundraiser next month: a pie bar, local beers, and repurposed ladders are all just part of what promises to be a really fun event at Bridge Tap House and Wine Bar.
If you don’t remember our profile from last year, Perennial’s a homegrown non-profit dedicated to the concept of transformation: the “upcycling” of second-hand “junk” into beautiful, useful items serves as both a practical end in itself, and a metaphor for the transformation of individuals and communities. Lost + F(o)und attendees will not only get to see examples of such change, but even play with it themselves: the evening’s activities include the opportunity to craft your own mini journal or luggage tag. If handiwork’s not your thing, though, there will also be backyard games (Hoosier Golf, anyone?) and folk band The Green Strum Project will keep the music flowing on their upcycled instruments. Tickets are only $10 in advance; a $30 VIP ticket will also score you a bagful of cool upcycled goodies straight from the Perennial workshops.
If you can’t make this, but really want to drink beer while making stuff with other people, consider one of their regular reMAKE evenings – the next one is on September 27 at Civil Life Brewery. And there are always cool DIY workshops on the calendar – head over to Perennial’s web site to see what’s coming up.
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