On Saturday, July 13, you can join an event that combines the exhilarating activity of a Critical Mass bike ride and the playful, fancy affair of a masquerade. At approximately 3 p.m., gussied-up cyclists will meet at a secret location — to be disclosed to ticket holders — to build and decorate bicycles and other rolling vehicles. Bring your bike and you'll receive assistance altering it into a work of art. Skateboarders, scooter-riders, and the wheel-less are welcome. All materials for decorating bikes and bodies and mask-making, as well as food and beverages, will be provided. Local artists will create art bikes and provide demonstrations.
At sunset, the group will gather for an evening bike ride (with glow sticks and blinking items to increase visibility), which will culminate at the Public Market for a Masquerade Ball at The Yards (50-52 Public Market Way), with about an hour of live music and three hours of DJ sets, visual projection by VJ Screen Sabre, and stage sets by Puppatron. Masks are mandatory, and the event is BYOB, though complementary beverages will also be provided.
Only 200 tickets are available at $20 each, and are available at brownpapertickets.com/event/397869.