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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 5:00 PM
The event starts at 5:00PM with live music by Acoustic Dynamite, drinks specials, food by Roaming Harvest, art sales and a Silent Auction.
At 7:00P the curtain rises on InsideOut's 20-foot screen for the special movie feature "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" starring Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio in the role that garnered his first Academy Award nomination, Juliett Lewis and Mary Steenburgen. Fresh popcorn and concessions will be available.


At 9:00pm there will be an Afterglow in the Outre' Lounge and the winning bidders of the Silent Auction items will be announced.
 
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MAY 13TH “BRICK FLIX” AT INSIDEOUT GALLERY TO BENEFIT BRICKWAYS

InsideOut Gallery will be dedicating its May 13th cocktail cinema time slot for a special fun-raising event benefitting the BrickWays Foundation. The “Brick Flix” event will include live music, a silent auction, drink specials, food from Roaming Harvest, concessions and a special presentation of the movie What’s Eating Gilbert Grape starring Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Emcee for the evening will be the lively Tim Brick, owner of Brick Wheels and son of BrickWays founder, Mary Jean Brick. The event begins at 5:00pm with live music by “Acoustic Dynamite”. Band members Bob Downes & Jim Moore play acoustic folk/rock with everything from funk to 40's music. The Roaming Harvest food truck will be on location offering a special menu featuring their “locally focused street food” and Insideout’s Outré’ Lounge will be providing drink specials. The Brick Flix Silent Auction begins May 13th at 5pm at Insideout Gallery.  Look at some of the items up for bids so far! A week's stay at Senator Howard Walker's waterfront cabin in the Upper Peninsula; a wine pairing dinner for two at Harrington's By The Bay; a bottle of Patron Platinum Tequila; Taylor Made golf clubs, putter, and balls; a helicopter tour for two over Traverse City and Old Mission peninsula; wine and appetizers for five aboard a 33' power boat touring West Bay; a bottle of 1880 Grand Marniera case of wine made by the MSU Enology program; framed photo of UofM Big Chill 2010 autographed by Red Berenson; "Tie Me Up" hand made retro apron ; EIGHT handmade birdhouses created by BrickWays residentsBon Vin Italian Wines will put on a tasting party for 10 in your homea bottle of 25th Anniversary Edition of Bookers Bourbon; Benjamin Twiggs Sampler; a dinner on East Bay with a luxury pontoon ride with drinks and appetizersjewelry; manicures; pedicures; and much much more.....

Silent auction items will be on display and bids will be accepted up until movie time at 7:00p.m.

At 7:00pm, the doors will open to Insideout’s theater room with its 20-foot screen and professional sound system for the showing of What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. Brick Flix event volunteers and residents of BrickWays will sell candy and fresh popped corn and drinks will be available throughout the film feature.

The 1993 movie What’s Eating Gilbert Grape is set amongst the fictional working class one street town Endora. Gilbert, played by Johnny Depp, is the 24-year old breadwinner of the Grape family who dreams of escape. He struggles with the absence of a father figure, a depressed and morbidly obese widowed mother, low wage work, and supervision of his seventeen-year-old developmentally disabled brother, Arnie. Leonardo DiCaprio’s portrayal of Arnie earned him critical acclaim and his first Academy Award nomination. The all-star cast also includes Juliett Lewis, Mary Steenbergen, John C. Riley and Crispin Glover.

There will be an Afterglow in Insideout’s Outré Lounge following the movie at 9:00pm. During this time guests can peruse Insideout’s art gallery with its low-brow, outsider, pop surrealism and urban art pieces. The results of the silent auction will be announced during the Afterglow and the high-bidders can collect their items.

BrickWays (formerly the Grand Traverse Area Community Living Management Corporation) has been in existence since 1978. It exists to provide “paths to independence” through its mission to enhance the lives of adults with a developmental disability by providing supportive housing options in a family atmosphere, adapting to their individual needs and by maximizing their potential in ways that integrate their lives with the community around them. At present, BrickWays provides five unique housing settings for 50 people and serves 70 individuals through its TRAIL (Traverse Region Assisted Independent Living) support programs in Traverse City.
Proceeds from the Brick Flix event will benefit the BrickWays Foundation to advance the mission of BrickWays and provide support for its long term financial stability.

Insideout Gallery is located at 229 Garland Street in Traverse City’s trendy Warehouse District. Its 4,000 sq. ft. gallery specializes in “pop surrealism” art and includes a cocktail bar and live music stage.

For more information contact Mary Sue Christian at the BrickWays Foundation at 231-932-4004, christianm@brickways.org, or brickways.org/foundation