On Saturday, February 23rd, you are invited to join FOKUS for "SOUL SERVED," a unique event where we collaborate with The Five Spot Restaurant (459 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY) to present a night of dinner and poetry. We have curated a $25 three-course meal that is paired with three types of poetry - each centered on the themes of food and community. A regular menu will also be available for a la carte ordering. DJ Polarity will be spinning Soul Music throughout the night as well.
"SOUL SERVED" will highlight how food creates community through poetry readings by Briannah Hagger, Kearmonie, and Malcolm Wicks. Each poet has written new works for this event and for you. Also, we inviting you to be a poet for the night. The audience will write Haikus at the start of the event and we will read several of them while appetizers are served. RSVP today!
FOKUS presents Soul Served
Saturday, February 23rd
Doors open at 6:30pm
The Five Spot Restaurant
459 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Soul Served's prix-fix menu:
Garden Salad, Crispy Calamari, Butternut Squash Soup
Entree (includes choice of two sides)
Porterhouse Pork Chops, Jamaican Jerk Chicken, Southern Fried Chicken & Red Velvet Waffle. Chesapeake Maryland Crab Cakes, Veggie Platter (choice of 3 sides), BBQ Beef Brisket
Black Eyed Peas*, Candied Yams, Collard Greens*, Sautéed Spinach, Smashed Potatoes, Cornbread, Potato Salad, Sweet Potato Fries
Home Made Dessert
Peach Cobbler, Sweet Potato Pie, Carrot Cake, Lemon Champagne Cake, Red Velvet Cake
FOKUS present Soul Served and two other events (Story Time Art on 2/17 and Shop Talk on 2/19) as part of The Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership (MARP) Black ARTstory month. In honor of Black History Month, the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership, in collaboration with Brooklyn-based arts groups, are hosting exhibitions, film screenings, workshops, lectures and performances along Myrtle Avenue in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.
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FOKUS increases the public's access to the arts through arts education programming and community-based arts events. Our mission is to educate, empower and unite diverse communities by using the arts.
FOKUS is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit that nurtures creativity in communities by exposing their members to art experiences. This is to help them discover their own creativity and use it to better themselves and their communities.
We also publish INSIGHT, an online arts magazine. INSIGHT magazine is based on the concept that we often look to art to define past civilizations. In turn, we provide insight into the artists who are shaping our culture through their work today. We provide insight into the worlds of actors, musicians, designers, fine artists, emerging artists and those who do not immediately come to mind when thinking about the arts/artists, such as culinary artists and industrial designers.