Friday Night Happenings

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We have two great events happening here on St. John tonight. The first is a play that’s being put on by the students at Gifft Hill School – Bugsy Malone, Jr. The second is a fun event happening later tonight at Mongoose Junction.

Bugsy Malone, Jr. is a collaboration between Gifft Hill School and the New England Youth Theatre out of Brattleboro, Vermont. Staff from the theater group travels to St. John several times each year to work with our students on pretty incredible productions. This show features 35 students from Gifft Hill as performers, set design crew, costume designers, pit band members and tech crew members.

Here’s a quick synopsis of the play:

Two gangs in a fictitious city populated only by children are in a rivalry of Capone-ian standards. Dandy Dan’s gang has gotten the upper hand since acquiring the “splurge” gun (a weapon that shoots whip cream). BugsyMalone, a one-time boxer, is thrust into the limelight when he becomes the last chance Fat Sam’s gang has of surviving. All Bugsy really wants to do is spend time with his new love Blousey…but that just isn’t in the cards for our hero.

The play happens tonight at 7 p.m. in the atrium at the upper campus of Gifft Hill School. There are two showings tomorrow – one at 2 p.m. and a second at 7 p.m. – and there will be a fourth showing on Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets can be pre-purchased by calling (340) 776-1730.

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First Fridays at Virgin Fire … Or the Second 😉

first friday croppedThe second event happening tonight also sounds like it’s going to be great fun. Beginning tonight and continuing on the first Friday of every month, Virgin Fire will be holding a First Friday event. And yes, we know that tonight is technically the second Friday of the month, but hey, we’re on island time!

Live music happens from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and a dance party starts at 9:30 p.m. Complimentary champagne will be offered to all Capricorns.

Hope to see you all there!

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