2.9 min readBy Published On: November 16th, 2011Categories: Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle0 Comments on Got Art?

Written by Kathleen Bitetti


Performance in our own back yard!

This month there are two organizations in our community that are worth keeping an eye on for performance works and also to get involved with.

The Fort Point Theatre Channel is a theater company in our own backyard. Last month they had a short works presentation which featured a new play by South Boston based champion of the arts Rick Witherspoon.  The Theatre’s events are usually at 10 Channel Center in Fort Point. Tickets are affordable (usually under $20!).

For general information: http://www.fortpointtheatrechannel.org/

Up now is Titus Andronicus through Nov. 19th


They have an open mic night slated for Nov. 21st



This year is the 20th anniversary of the Medicine Wheel 24 hour Vigil at the Boston Center for the Arts on December 1st to commemorate World AIDS Day and all of those we have lost to this disease. This is an event not to be missed-as the BCA’s cyclorama is transformed into a large scale installation of healing and beauty. The 24 hour event also hosts poetry readings, dance & theater performances, spoken word, music  and more!  General information:  http://mwponline.org/wordpress/?page_id=734

Medicine Wheel is in need of volunteer help at the 20th Medicine Wheel Installation! Sign up to volunteer during one or more of the shifts below. You can sign up for the full shift or let them know how long you are available to stay for. Click here to register.  

Opportunities in South Boston at the Medicine Wheel Studio, 110 K Street:

Monday, November 21, 12 noon to 5 pm
Load truck at the Medicine Wheel Studio
Friday, December 2, 7 am to 12 noon
Load truck at the BCA and then unload truck at Medicine Wheel  
Opportunities at the Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street, South End:
Tuesday, November 22, 9 am to 9 pm
Unload truck at the Boston Center for the Arts and Build Installation  
Wednesday, November  23, 9 am to 3 pm
Build Installation at Boston Center for the Arts
Friday, November 25, 9 am to 9 pm
Build Installation at Boston Center for the Arts
Saturday, November 26, 9 am to 9 pm
Build Installation at Boston Center for the Arts
Sunday, November  27, 9 am to 9 pm
Build Installation at Boston Center for the Arts
Wednesday, November 30 at 11pm to Friday, December 2 at 12:01am
Help out in the Medicine Wheel gift shop
Thursday, December 1st, 8am to midnight
Help out in the kitchen  
Thursday, December 1st, 4 pm to 8 pm Youth flash mob, education time, and dinner
Friday, December 2, 12:01 am to 3 am
Break down installation and have everything loaded out the front door
Medicine Wheel is also in need of in-kind donations, including:

  • Battery operated tea lights 
  • Plates, bowls, cold cups, plastic flatware (we need enough for 500 people)
  • Paper napkins and paper towels
  • Dessert items such as pies and brownies
  • 10 gallon jugs of water
  • 10 gallon jugs of milk
  • Cookies, cookies, and more cookies for the midnight cookies and milk ritual
  • Butter, mayo, mustard
  •  Crates of oranges and apples

In-kind donations can be dropped of at the Medicine Wheel Studio (110 K Street in South Boston) Monday-Friday from 9 am to 6 pm now through Monday, November 28th. Call 617.268.6700 or email  Michael Dowling at [email protected].  
 with any questions.
To make a financial contribution: