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Briefs: AIDS Walk kickoff party Friday night

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 12:01 am

Vive Le Rouge kick off party

The annual Viva Le Rouge 2013 AIDS Walk kickoff party will begin at 9 p.m. Friday at After Dark, 1601 S. Harrison St.

The party will be emceed by Fort Wayne's by Della. The headliner will be “The Voice,” Denise Russell, a former Miss Continental Plus winner and Miss Gay USA At Large.

The event will feature drink specials, giveaways and a raffle. People also can register for the Vive le Rouge walk on May 4 at Headwaters Park.

All proceeds benefit the AIDS Task Force of Northeast Indiana, which offers support to men, women and children living with HIV and AIDS and also provides prevention and awareness programs.

For more information on the kickoff party or to register for the walk, go to www.ViveLeRouge.org or www.aidsfortwayne.org, or call the AIDS Task Force at 744-1144 or 1-800-417-3085.

Become a statue

Want to pose — and hold it — for a living? Check out the Living Statue Workshop 11 a.m.-1 p.m. May 11 as part of the Appleseed Comic Con at the Grand Wayne Convention Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd.

The interactive workshop will be led by professional performance artist and marquee living statue Mark Abbati. He will discuss how to develop a persona from concept and costume to performance and crowd interaction, a news release said.

Cost is $25 per person or $15 if already registered for Appleseed Comic Con. Space is limited.

To register, go to www.brownpapertickets.com/event/374691.

Sisters’ art show opens next month

Northside Galleries will feature “Live2Love” art show at 6-9 p.m. May 17 at 335 E. State Blvd. Artists and sisters Leann Christman, photography, and Kristy Jahn, mixed media and acrylic works, will display their art together.

For more information, call 483-6624 or email charley@northsidegalleries.com.