The idea is to let people who've given a lot to us artistically a chance to take a night and run with it, but we want it to happen in a more controlled way, Rada says. The goal is to be as 'cross-genrefied' as possible, with more of a cross-section of artists in the Denver area coming in to hang out, have some beers and share some work. That, she adds, might include poetry, visual art, film or other disciplines.
For a sense of where things might go in the coming months, the inaugural theme was Sex, Drugs and Bossa Nova. The performers can interpret that however they like, notes Rada. It could be about what happens in the shadows and underneath things. Or it could be more of a film noir thing detective novels, Mickey Spillane, those sorts of things. It could be about cover tunes or cover artists. The only way to find out, of course, is to be there when the cabaret-style fun starts at 8 p.m.
10 X 10 continues every first and third Wednesday night at the Bindery; admission is $5 at the door, and the performer sign-up begins at 7:30 p.m. See http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=141699725841313 for details.
Third and First Wednesday of every month, 8 p.m., 2010