PBaRt v2.0 Show Friday at Designbox

PBaRt v2.0 Show Friday at Designbox

May, 03, 2011, by Jedidiah

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A uniquely Raleigh event, The 2nd annual First Friday “PBaRt Show v2.0” will take place at Designbox Gallery on May 6, 2011 from 6pm-11pm.  All artwork is priced $25, $50, $75 or $100 for anyone’s collection. The PBaRt exhibit includes limited edition PBR themed originals by Raleigh’s biggest names.  Spend the evening with live music, acrobatic entertainment, fire performances, free pics from the photo booth, food-truck food and an exclusive aerial fashion show!  Admission is FREE.  A suggested $2 - $20 donation will be greatly appreciated and accepted on behalf of the Visual Art Exchange [501(c)3] and circusSPARK.

Artwork is curated by celebrity pop-artist Paul Friedrich, who also created the "PBR and the Unicorn You Rode in on" poster art.  Featured artists include Holly Aiken, Greg Clayton, Mark Elmore, Eric Knisley, Andrew Goldfarb, Adam Peele, David Rose, Bart Cusick, Artie Barksdale, Victor Knight, Deneé Black, Gus Fink, Emi Boz, Anna Taylor, Skillet Gilmore, and Paul Friedrich.
Who needs a runway when you have a trapeze?  High flying fashion meets circus couture when Raleigh Denim teams up with AcroEntertainment to debut The Curatory's new line of woman's pants in an original aerial fashion show at 7:30pm.  Acrobatic trapeze artist, Kaci Torres, says she is, “excited to wear the workshop’s newest line while hanging upside down because you will be able to see the quality at every angle.”  According to Raleigh Denim co-founder, Victor Lytvinenko, “these jeans are made for karate kicks and looking good.” AcroEntertainment will perform additional acrobatic feats at 8:30pm.  Phoenix Rising will team up with circusSPARK to showcase the North Carolina’s hottest fire dancers at 10pm.  As the event name alludes, PBaRt Show v2.0 promises to be bigger and better than the kick-off event in 2010.  
Enjoy live musical performances by Brett Harris (Durham), Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands (Greensboro) and Skullbuckle (Raleigh). Denmark Records DJ's Casanova Brown, Zaiah & Holygrailers will open and close the event. The free concert is hosted in the parking lot between Designbox and the Humble Pie restaurant.  Wine, spirits and PBR may be purchased at Humble Pie.  Bicycle riders welcome!
Music Schedule
6pm         Denmark Records DJ's: Casanova Brown, Zaiah & Holygrailers 
6:30         Live Art by Victor Knight and Artie Barksdale
7pm         Brett Harris
7:30         Raleigh Denim Aerial Fashion Show
8pm         Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands
8:30         AcroEntertainment
9pm         Skullbuckle
9:30         Phoenix Rising Fire Show
10pm       Denmark Records DJs: Casanova Brown, Zaiah & Holygrailers 
11pm           Official After-parties @ 
King’s Barcade: Twin Tigers + Lilac Shadows + = $8
The Union: Graffiti & Break-dance with Sean Kernick FREE
Official PBaRt Show v2.0 sponsors include, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Paul Friedrich and Onion Head Monster, WKNC 88.1, Only Burger, Shutterbooth, Designbox, Humble Pie, Raleigh Denim, Denmark Records, Phoenix Rising Productions, AcroEntertainment, GoodnightRaleigh.com and NewRaleigh.com.
For questions, comments or additional information, please contact Kaci Torres at torres@pabstblueribbon.com.
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  • 150
    05/03 11:45 AM

    This PBR thing has gotten out of hand.

  • Bill
    05/03 04:09 PM


    It’s impossible to imagine an event less unique than this.

    food trucks
    premium denim
    “bikers welcome”

    Semi-city Trendriding 2.0

    I had to share the pain and got this response:
    “I would think it was a joke if this were April 1.”

  • gspot
    05/04 02:49 PM

    it’s so inspiring to see raleigh’s artists selling out to the same corporate marketing stunt that PBR has shoveled out all over the US, and then this blog reporting the event as “uniquely raleigh.”  i’m sure i’ve not seen a promo for any event that better represents raleigh’s identity crisis and passion for irrelevance than this one.  durham wins again just for *not* doing this.

  • Miller
    05/04 03:33 PM

    Yeah, good thing Durham has never done any type of corporate whoring. Like that one time the populace wasn’t herded into the logo of one of the most ubiquitous corporations of all time.

  • Jess
    05/05 10:56 AM

    this was a fun event last year. don’t be a dick…go…you’ll have fun.

  • 150
    05/05 11:20 AM

    Honest question here, since I’m not a participant in this segment of Raleigh…..do these types of events have the same exact attendees every time?  Based on what this show is about (and the apparent agreement among the commentors), it seems like the same group that would attend the Big Boss/Food Truck, go to Jackpot, and think the Hobo comic is funny.  If so, how large is this group anyway?
    I have a tough time envisioning the larger population going to this.

    05/05 05:26 PM

    Same 50 people.

  • 1of50
    05/05 05:32 PM

    Bring back hobo erotica.

  • M
    05/06 02:02 PM

    New Raleigh, where hipsters judge other hipsters for being hipsters.

  • Another M
    05/06 04:21 PM

    i wish there was a way to ‘like’ M’s last post. good one!

  • M
    05/06 06:13 PM

    Thanks Another M. :)

  • gspot
    05/07 12:29 AM

    Beards welcome!

  • HD
    05/09 09:25 AM

    saw a unicorn in the park yesterday ...but it had a horses head on it

  • NaySayers
    05/09 04:19 PM

    from Paul Friedrich’s facebook: PBaRt Show- a record breaking night at Designbox Gallery, Humble Pie Raleigh and for the bands, fire dancers & acrobats. Over 2,000 attendance. PBaRt Show continues through the month at the Gallery.

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