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The Modbo Ho Ho 2017: A Christmas Cabaret for Grown-Ups

The Modbo Ho Ho 2017: A Christmas Cabaret for Grown-Ups

***UPDATE!!! For the first time ever, the Ho Ho will be held in The Modbo proper instead of its neighbor gallery, SPQR. This means seating is especially… umm… intimate. Only 40 tickets per show!  So reserve yours by emailing or calling ASAP!***


The Modbo naughtily presents The Modbo Ho Ho, an R-rated Christmas Cabaret! On Saturday, December 9th, please join Cabaret Mistresses Lauren Ciborowski and Solveig Olsen as well as special guests Penelope Mais Oui, Holly Seidcheck, Warren Epstein, Trish Doyle-Stahl, Claire Swinford, Max Ferguson, and more! This short show, for grown-ups only, will surely augment your holiday cheer! Now in its eighth year, The Modbo Ho Ho is an irreverent and festive romp through the holidays, including mostly tawdry songs, some dance, and a few brief moments of holiday earnestness.  And
rumor has it, Santa may make a very special appearance!

Two performances, one at 7 and one at 9:30 pm at The Modbo, 17C East Bijou, 80903.  Doors open promptly 30 minutes before each performance and not one second before.  $15 strongly suggested donation. Adults only please. More information at 633-4240 or themodbo.com

The Modbo is located in the Arts Alley in downtown Colorado Springs at 17C E. Bijou.  Find the stretch of Bijou that is between Cascade and Tejon, and go south down the alley. Street parking is available, but The Modbo recommends the lot on Cascade just north of Bijou, which is only $1 after 3 pm or on weekends. The Modbo can be reached at themodbo@gmail.com, themodbo.com, or 633-4240.

 

Small Works X: The Biggest Ever!

Small Works X: The Biggest Ever!

The Modbo jovially presents Small Works X, Colorado Springs’ original Small Works Show!  This amazing show features over 500 pieces of art (!!!) by nearly 150 community artists in both The Modbo and S.P.Q.R.  The pieces are hung floor to ceiling in a spectacular, salon-style display.  A perfect show for holiday shopping, Small Works X is a buy-and-carry event.  See a piece, buy a piece, take a piece with you!  All pieces are under 24″ in every dimension.  Where else can you shop local, support local artists and local galleries, and knock out presents for nearly everyone on your list?!  The opening reception is from 5:00 pm until midnight on Friday, December 1st.  The show runs through Friday, January 5th.  Check facebook or themodbo.com for other hours throughout the month.  The Modbo and SPQR are at 17b and 17c East Bijou, 80903, 719.633.4240, themodbo@gmail.com

The Modbo is located in the Arts Alley in downtown Colorado Springs at 17C E. Bijou.  Find the stretch of Bijou that is between Cascade and Tejon, and go south down the alley. Street parking is available, but The Modbo recommends the lot on Cascade just north of Bijou, which is only a $1 after 3 pm. The Modbo can be reached at themodbo@gmail.com, themodbo.com, or 633-4240.

A Call for Artists: it’s the Tenth Annual Small Works Exhibition!

A Call for Artists: it’s the Tenth Annual Small Works Exhibition!

The Modbo is delighted to announce a Call for Artists for its wildly popular annual Small Works Show 10, the original Colorado Springs small works exhibition!

Intake is at The Modbo and SPQR, 17B and 17C East Bijou, from 10 am until 3 pm on Saturday, November 18th, 2017.

All works must be under 24 inches in every dimension, including the frame. There will be a $4 hanging fee per each piece that is accepted (after a light jurying process). All pieces must be wired and ready to hang with two screw eyes or two D-rings on the back.

The show will open on Friday, December 1st, 2017  in both The Modbo and its adjoining gallery, S.P.Q.R., and will run through January 5th.

Questions? Email themodbo@gmail.com or leave a message at 633-4240.

Young Hot Sh*ts

Young Hot Sh*ts

The Modbo presents October’s First Friday on October 6th, 2017 with Young Hot Sh*ts, a show featuring work by young artists aged 17-25. First Friday’s reception happens from 5 pm til midnight, and the show remains up through Friday, October 27th. In an ongoing effort to foster and promote the careers and aspirations of young artists, this show features work in a wide range of sizes and media, all created by local youngsters. Don’t miss your chance to see the next wave of up-and-coming talent in Colorado Springs!

The Modbo is located in the Arts Alley in downtown Colorado Springs at 17C E. Bijou. Street parking is available, but The Modbo recommends the lot on Cascade just north of Bijou, which is only a $1 after 3 pm. The Modbo can be reached at themodbo@gmail.com, themodbo.com, or 633-4240.

Bijou Shakes: The Launch!

Bijou Shakes: The Launch!

Please join us for an evening of wine, dessert, and Shakespeare– it’s the official launch for a brand new theatrical venture, Bijou Shakes! The brainchild of local director, producer and actor Max Ferguson, and in partnership with impresario Lauren Ciborowski of The Modbo, this new festival will feature site specific full length Shakespeare in the Arts Alley in downtown Colorado Springs during the summer of 2018.

Join us at The Modbo starting at 8 pm on Friday, September 22nd, for libations, information, prognostication, and some brief performances by award winning local actors. Amy Brooks, Sarah Shaver, Jessica Parnello and Max Ferguson will offer a selection of monologues and scenes with an interesting twist– just as Bijou Shakes will reimagine Art Alley as a performance venue, we give you the opportunity to reimagine these local theatre artists by enjoying them in roles they might not normally be considered for. Actors, lovers of theater, and all arts supporters are welcome to learn more about this exciting new project.  RSVP to bijoushakes@gmail.com

Young Hot Sh*ts: A Call for Artists aged 17-25

Young Hot Sh*ts: A Call for Artists aged 17-25

The Modbo proudly presents a rare call for artists for the upcoming Young Hot Sh*ts show!  In an ongoing effort to foster and promote the careers and aspirations of young artists, this show seeks work in all media from creatives aged 17-25.  There is no size or media limitation, but preference will be given to works that can hang on the wall, due to space constraints. Just $5 to enter up to three pieces.  All work must be brought to The Modbo, in the alley at 17C E. Bijou, 80903, between 10 am and 4 pm on Wednesday, October 4th.  

All work must be ready to hang, with two points of attachment, such as d-rings or screw eyes on the back. A frame isn’t absolutely necessary, but sturdiness is– for example, paper with two sticky tabs on the back will not suffice. A panel of jurors will evaluate the work, and decisions will be revealed at pickup the next day, October 5th. The show will open on Friday, October 6th.  Questions? Call Lauren at 633-4240 or email themodbo@gmail.com

Call For Artists – March 2017

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For just $12 (for up to three entries), you can enter your favorite fan art for The Modbo’s “Drowned in Moonlight” show, opening Friday, March 3rd. Depictions of celebrities who passed in 2016 up until the show’s submission date are welcome (e.g., Prince, George Michael, Carrie Fisher, David Bowie). Work and payment must be dropped off at The Modbo on Wednesday, March 1st, between noon and six.  Any piece submitted must be ready to hang, with two D-rings or eye screws affixed to the back of each piece — no exceptions.  A panel of three jurors will evaluate the work, and decisions will be revealed at pickup the next day, March 2nd.  Questions? Please email Lauren at themodbo@gmail.com.

Hours this week and the Ho Ho to come…

The Modbo and S.P.Q.R. will be open for viewing of the Small Works show on the following days:
Friday, 12.9, 5:30 til 9 pm.
Saturday, 12.10, 7:30 til 9 pm
Sunday, 12.11, 4 pm til 8 pm
Friday, 12.16, 5:30 pm til 9 pm
Friday, 12.23, 5:30 pm til 9 pm

Don’t miss The Modbo Ho Ho, a Christmas Cabaret for Grownups!

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The Modbo naughtily presents The Modbo Ho Ho, an R-rated Christmas Cabaret! On Saturday, December 17th, please join Cabaret Mistresses Claire Anderson, Lauren Ciborowski, and Solveig Olsen as well as special guests Warren Epstein, Cherry Glitterbomb, Trish Doyle-Stahl, Claire Swinford, and more! This short show, for grown-ups only,  will surely augment your holiday cheer! Two performances, one at 7 and one at 9:30 pm at The Modbo, 17C East Bijou, 80903.  $15 strongly suggested donation. Seating is limited, and is first come, first served. Adults only please. More information at 633-4240 or themodbo.com

Now in its seventh year, The Modbo Ho Ho is an irreverent and festive romp through the holidays, including songs both earnest and tawdry, some dance of varying (and occasionally dubious) natures, and the odd skit here and there. Emphasis on the odd. And rumor has it, Santa may make a very special appearance!

Hours for the Week of December 5th

The Small Works Show can be seen on Wednesday, December 7th, from 5:00 til 8, and on Friday, December 9th from 5:30 til 9 pm.  There’s still work left to purchase, so please come on by!