This is it. The final day of the Buffalo Infringement Festival, an epic collection of off-beat art, theater, music and poetry that has taken over the city for the past week and a half. As usual, it's going out with a bang. Here are five can't-miss picks for Infringement's last hurrah:
"Can You See Me," an interactive art piece by Katrina Boeming and Necole Zayatz, runs from 1 to 6 today. Here's how it works: Sign up for a time slot here, pick up a backpack equipped with a GPS and some sort of sound system at a table outside of Filigree's, and embark on a guided tour of the park surrounding the Richardson Complex.
Montreal-based Optative Theatrical Laboratories presents "Infringement Therapy," in which, according to the group's own description, "individual, couple and group 'clients' are given appointments for infringement therapy: after being diagnosed by a theatrical Doctor, they are prescribed an interactive, dramatic and therapeutic journey. The goal of infringement therapy is to purge the “clients” of their deepest, darkest oppressions, and empower them to transform their daily social reality!" That's running outside of Nietzsche's from 4 to 5 p.m.
The whole Infringement affair wraps up in Nietzsche's starting at 8:30 with the fest's official closing ceremonies. These feature eight or so musical acts (see what they are here) along with the much-anticipated annual Iffy Awards, which praise Infringement participants for all manner of unorthodox accomplishments.
Whle the closing ceremonies rage on inside Nietzsche's, Days Park will play host to the last and largest performance from local fire-dancing troupe Pyromancy. This particular performance has become an Infringement-ending tradition not to be missed.