Win Free Tix to The Filament Festival @ EMPAC, 10/1-3/10

Lars Jan, Early Morning Opera: ABACUS (image courtesy of the artist)
Lars Jan, Early Morning Opera: ABACUS (image courtesy of the artist)

It’s hard to believe it was only two years ago that EMPAC opened. Since then, visitors have been treated to an astonishing assortment of performances, exhibitions and films as well as events that fall firmly into the category of “indescribable happenings.”

To celebrate this two year anniversary, EMPAC is presenting this weekend’s Filament Festival. Slated to become a biennial event, the festival gives visitors a chance to see a slew of new, cutting edge works and performances, a peek into the behind-the-scenes artistic process that occurs while creating and refining new works and a look back at the commissions and artist residencies of the past two years.

On the schedule are over 15 premieres spanning theater, 24-channel sound, contemporary dance, video, and a barn-raising. Yep, a barn raising. The entire weekend is looking seriously cool. Here’s the full schedule. Stay tuned for overviews of some of the highlights later this week.

The Filament Festival opens Friday, October 1 and runs through the weekend. A 3-day festival pass is $35, with tickets for individual events ranging from $5 to $15.

Heeeey, we have a pair of weekend passes for this show to give away to a lucky Nippertown reader. To enter, leave a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The winner will be selected at random and notified on Thursday. Good luck! Congratulations, K.A.!

  1. K. A. Laity says

    EMPAC is an amazing venue! I can’t believe how wonderful the site is and all the different spaces in it. This will be a wonderful fest.

  2. Rich R says

    This could be my BFF. (Best Filament Festival) Hope to win the tickets. Thanks.

  3. Michelle says

    I have been to one show at EMPAC and was very impressed with the building. It is a great addition to Troy. I would treat my husband if I won these fest tickets.

  4. -S says

    Big fan of EMPAC too. The opening two years was something! It’s a hit or miss sometimes, but hey, that’s why there is “Experimental” in the name 🙂

  5. Ken says

    Can’t wait to see the performances. 🙂

  6. Jay Walker says

    I’m excited. I’ve been lucky with EMPAC events and have throughly enjoyed every one i’ve been to. Maybe I have an experimental kind of mind.

  7. Brian says

    I live in Troy and I have only been to EMPAC for the opening weekend. I should really get beck there!

  8. Camilo Jimenez says

    Tix Tix Tix!!!!!! YAYYYYYYYYY

  9. Linda Rivera says

    Awesome! I’d love to go. I’ve been a good girl, can I have the tickets now? 😉

  10. Elizabeth says

    I’d love a pair of passes! Mmmm…. weekend at EMPAC.

  11. steven nover says

    empac has been a real shot in the arm to the local scene-especially the avant garde events that don’t come around as often-even before the place was finished ; more power to them

  12. LP says

    My sig other has not been empac ed yet…would love to take her and show her the beautiful digs

  13. K. A. Laity says

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU — I made good use of those passes and we had a a fantastic time! I’ve written it up on my blog and thanked (and linked to) you there.

  14. Sara says

    Wow, great review! Thanks for letting us know, and we’re glad you enjoyed the passes!

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