Wilmington gets weird

Fringe Festival returns for more art that organizers have dubbed a “Journey Beyond the Edge.”

Nearly 200 artists of all varieties will descend on Wilmington later this week for the annual Fringe Festival. The festival includes performance art, visual arts, cinema, and even an extreme filmmaking challenge.  

Held at various venues throughout downtown Wilmington, the festival is a celebration of less mainstream expressions of art.  Organizers say festival performances are designed to take the viewer beyond the edge of comfort, reason, and maybe even sanity.  They say attendees should come prepared to expand their mind and experience the unknown.

New for this year’s festival is a Halloween Costume Ball held at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts on the Riverfront on Halloween night.  Party tickets are $10.  Also new for the 2013 festival, free movies at the Cult Classics event at Theatre N at Nemours.  A free screening of The Toxic Avenger can be seen Friday night at 10:30 p.m., while Attack of the Killer Tomatoes will be shown Saturday night at 10:30 p.m.

A preview party will be held Wednesday night at World Cafe Live at the Queen with five minute sampels of all festival performances.  

Full details on tickets and scheduled performances can be found at FringeWilmingtonDE.com.

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