Tonights Theater District Block Party and Tour transforms the area surrounding Star Plaza and East 14th Street into a small city filled with energy, says Playhouse Square rep Jacqueline York. The eighth-annual bash includes lots of games and food as well as wine and martini bars. Its quite a change from the neighborhoods usual highbrow outings, admits York. Were taking on a fun, approachable character.
Look for cornhole competitions, a jump-rope demonstration by the Double Dutch performance group, and a stage blasting live music throughout the event. Plus, cultured dance troupes remind revelers whose hood theyre in. Best of all, organizers throw a district-wide treasure hunt, where guests search for clues that lead them from one venue to another. The winner snags $500. We spend most of our lives inside offices and less time smelling the roses, says York. I hope this party gives people a more laid-back perspective of downtown.
Fri., Sept. 14, 5:30-10 p.m.