Back on his Feet: A benefit for Stephen Carpenter

There is a magic maker in need of our help…

Date:  August 21, 2015 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Location:  Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo Street, Portland, ME

Tickets:  $20.00 – Click Here to Purchase


Stephen Carpenter, Dark Follies’ music director, talented musician & carpenter, friend and person of generous heart was struck by a motor vehicle while out running on July 30th.  He was rushed to Maine Medical Center with life threatening injuries.  He has always been there to lend an hand, share his knowledge and extend his friendship.  He has touched so many in the music and dance world and now he needs our help.

On August 21st musicians, artists, dancers, performers, and more from around New England are coming together at Mayo Street Arts to host this fundraiser to help cover his medical bills and lost wages.

Come for an evening or art, music, dance and a silent auction to support this amazing man.

What a night this is going to be:

6:00pm – Doors Open! Get your first silent auction bids in!

6:30 – 7:15 (Act 1) – Some Acoustic, Some Eclectic

Emma & Laura – Argentine Tango
Jonathan Cooper
Anabee – masked dance
Eddy Dyer – acoustic awesomeness
Skatha – dark theatrical belly dance

7:15 – 7:45 Break – check on your bids! Have a drink! Munch some tasty treats!

7:45 – 8:30 PM (Act 2) – Middle Eastern Journey

Naya’s Trance Belly Dance
“We Love Steve!” Percussion Ensemble w/Rosa Noreen
Belleme – Cabaret Belly Dance
Spoonmakers Diamond w/Baseema
Zapion w/Heather Powers & Nabintu
We Got This (Joie & Stephen student belly dance troupe)

8:30 – 9PM- Break – Get those final bids in!

9:00 – 9:45 -(Act 3) Dark Follies

With performances by:

Calamity Cait, Miss Polly, Lord Maxwell, Solange. Madam Sinclair, Moria
Magdalene, Lady Selcouth, Bella Lisa and the Dark Follies (not just) Rhythm Orchestra!

9:45 – 10:00 – Announcement of Silent Auction winners


“Steve is always there with a smile to help–in fact he’s helped with ALL of the Bright Star studio moves, installed our mirrors multiple times, made our dressing room, put up our ballet barre, and more… As a musician, he always helps make the dancers’ jobs easier, being a welcoming presence who knows how to make a dancer shine. So let’s shine bright for him!”  – R. Noreen

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