Targeted at a high school and college-aged audience, the event is like an open mic night but on a larger, less structured scale. Because free expression isnt limited to a single art field, Freeform, Etc. is a pastiche of music, dance, theater, poetry -- anything the young performers need to express themselves. When audience members arent watching one of the many vocalists, poets, or what-have-you, they can be found hanging out in the chill room, where paper-covered tables await their written messages.
Performing are vocalist Phyllisia Ross, poet/visual artist Jolanda Blanchard, musical thespian Jesse Hoffman, poet Shaydrian Jackson, bellydancer Raquel Mitchell, poet/dancer/vocalist Taneisha Sweetenburg, the A.L.I.C.E. improv troupe, rapper Sir Jarvis Arnette (a.k.a., Sir J), and the Kim Basinger Band (yes, it's ska and no, the bands namesake is not a member).
Freeform, Etc. takes place from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Cohen Pavilion (701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach). Tickets cost $8. Call 561-32-7469, or visit www.kravis.org.
Fri., Feb. 24