Experience A Concert & Sensory Tasting In The Pitch Dark!
The Burlington Blind Cafe, is a mind bending/heart opening experience where the audience will:
- Indulge in a vegetarian 'Sensory Tasting Experience' sourced from local sponsors and farms.
- Participate in a Q & A forum with their blind wait staff.
- Enjoy an 'unencumbered music listening' concert of original music by Rosh & One Eye Glass Broken
...all in the complete pitch dark!!!
About the event:
A delicious 'Sensory Tasting Experience' will be prepared to delight your senses by our lovely volunteers and a local Chef. We source as much of the produce and food from local sponsors and farms as possible. You will be sharing tables 'family style' with other guests working together to get your food.
Your heart and mind will be opened as you celebrate and explore the darkness with Gerry Leary, a blind master coffee roaster (www.theunseenbean.com) and the rest of our awesome blind waitstaff. A question and answer forum will offer you opportunities to learn about the lives of blind persons by sharing in their personal stories.
You will experience an 'unencumbered music listening' concert, without the distraction of visual conditioning, social etiquette & your cell phones! This is a 'quiet listening experience' where the audience is empowered as a group to practice listening to music deeply. Rarely, do people actually 'listen' to live music anymore. The darkness allows a chance to go deeply inside ourselves with the rhythms, melodies and lyrics of the music we may never have before.
This is NOT, just a another dinner in the dark...it's a community experience where people connect, learn and grow from working together to participate in something greater than themselves.
The Burlington Blind Cafe is designed to help you feel more alive, awake, present and connected to your world.
With the love and laughter of those at your table you will break bread together, building friendship and community on a night you will never forget or SEE!
A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to a local organization that helps to improve the lives of the blind community in your area.
GENERAL ADMISSION: $45.00 - $95.00 Sliding Scale We really care about making this event available to our community regardless of financial status and at the same time, we care about paying our staff well and making a financial contribution to a local organization that improves the lives of the blind.
In order for us to continue our work, flourish and grow in a sustainable way as an organization, we need the majority of you to purchase tickets at the suggested cost of $55.00 & more!
Please pay what you can afford $45 - $95. All the seats are the same.
We scholarship a limited amount of tickets (see below) to people who otherwise could not attend this event, so no one is ever turned away b/c of lack of funds.
By paying more than the suggested price of $55, you are actually helping us to get others to this event who otherwise could not come.
So it's a cool system. :) Thanks for helping!!!
Your Ticket Price Includes: -A Delicious Vegetarian Sensory Tasting (equivalent to a light meal) -A Unique Question and Answer Discussion in the dark w/ your Blind Waitstaff -A Full Set of Original Music performed by 'Rosh & One Eye Glass Broken'! -2 Hours in total complete pitch darkness...with your friends & community! -A Contribution to a local Blind Organization in your area. -An Experience you will never forget or SEE!
DISCOUNTED TICKETS: We understand many of you at this time, can't swing the full ticket price. So we have a limited number of discounted seats available so that no one person is turned away because of finances. If you would like a discounted seat to the blind cafe, please send an e-mail to us via the contact box to your right (or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) and we'll hook you up with a special code at a price that works for you.
PLEASE, don't be bashful, we want you at this event!
*Dietary Restrictions: Sorry we cannot accommodate gluten-free or vegan diets at this time. If you are gluten-free and/or vegan there are still ways to you can come to the event and enjoy yourself but you have to be flexible and awesome about it. :) Just send an e-mail to: email@example.com and we'll get ya figured out.
~Rosh 720 495 7797
The Burlington City Arts Center (View)
135 Church Street
Burlington, VT 05401