UICA Brunch, Brews, and a Movie Begins in June
If you are a movie buff, and a food buff, the UICA has just the "ticket" for you.
The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) announced a partnership with Grand Rapids Brewing Company that will give foodies and film lovers something to celebrate. UICA and GRBC are teaming up to offer Brunch, Brews, and a Movie, a new series that incorporates a film school-esque lecture with everyone’s favorite mid-morning meal — brunch. The event will take place at both UICA and GRBC on select Sundays throughout the year.
For $20.00, guests can purchase tickets to Brunch, Brews, and a Movie which includes, as the title of the series suggests, a brunch entrée at Grand Rapids Brewing Company plus one drink (alcoholic or non), a ticket to the film screening at UICA, and a unique opportunity to meet with filmmakers, film buffs, and film enthusiasts in the community. The format of the event is casual, but the event itself is an exclusive look into some of the best-loved movies of all time.
At 10:00 am, ticket holders can take a seat at GRBC at a table designated for patrons of the series and order up a brunch entrée and beverage of their choice including craft made brews by GRBC and access to the Bloody Mary bar. Guests can meet and mingle with other attendees and film enthusiasts and, at noon, enjoy a lecture by a member of the community, the topic of which will be about the film scheduled to screen that afternoon at UICA. After the talk, guests are invited to cross the street and enjoy complimentary gallery admission to UICA and admission to the film discussed during the lecture at GRBC.
UICA has lined up a series of speakers who are well known in the community for their love of or affiliation with film. Included in the schedule are Anthony and Shirley Griffin and Chris Randall, Founders and affiliates of the popular Thriller Chiller Film Festival, Mlive Entertainment Reporter, John Serba, ArtPrize Executive Director, Christian Gaines, and GVSU Professor and film scholar, Toni Perrin. Each speaker has selected a film to discuss giving guests a new perspective and appreciation for the movie they’ll be viewing later that afternoon.
The goal of the event is to provide an entertaining and educational experience focused around film, and to serve and support a community with a passion for movies. UICA and GRBC invite the community to enjoy an afternoon of delicious food and beverage, great company, and conversation around the art of cinema. Advance tickets to the event go on sale May 26 and can be purchased at GRBC. Tickets to Movies, Brunch, and a Movie can also be purchased the day of.
Tickets to see the movie are also available at UICA’s Guest Services desk. Admission to see the film without the brunch and lecture component is just $4 for UICA Members and $8 for Non-members. To learn more about current screenings and show times at UICA, visit uica.org.