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SPARKcon 2016 

When: Sept. 15-18 2016



SPARKcon, the artist- and volunteer-run arts festival produced by Visual Art Exchange, returns to Raleigh for its eleventh year. The free fest fills venues and outdoor spaces, mostly downtown, with an almost bewilderingly eclectic mix of concerts, art, readings, theater, dance, film screenings, and more. Since it's curated by open committee, don't expect an overarching theme or sensibility—just plunge into the madness and see what you discover, or cherry-pick the events that match your interests. Some highlights this year include Daniel Johnston's earthy installation of large pots (Sept. 15, 5:30 p.m., The Mahler Fine Art), a screening of Christopher Everett's documentary Wilmington on Fire (Sept. 15, 8:15 p.m., The Cary Theater), So & So Series readings by award-winning N.C. State writer-in-residence Eduardo Corral and Criminal podcast creator Lauren Spohrer (Sept. 16, 8 p.m., Slim's), and the Wear What You Are fashion show (Sept. 16, 8 p.m., CAM Raleigh). —Brian Howe

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