Parties!

Hello there this is your cruise director Jesse with all your fun events and party musts!

Drinks, Food, and Drinkie Drinks!

Want to wet your whistle before or during the shows? Stroll to the Lover’s Lounge (Louisiana Room) directly next door to our theater lobby where our bar will be located each evening! Full bar plus order food from the restaurant.  We will be open at 5:30 each day and close at the conclusion of the shows each night.

Thursday

1-5:30 Improv Con!  Join us for the first Improvised Improv Conference. Register for free.

5:30 Bar in the Louisiana Room opens.  Join us for the Festival Opening Happy Hour!

After Shows After Party:  Pizza Party Night at Luigi’s!  Just a short walk west of the hotel on El Cajon Blvd.  Great pizza and beer.  Open until 1am just for us!  Address: 2121 El Cajon Blvd.

Friday

Didn’t get into see a show?  Join the Banana Fosters Kids for an open improv jam and drinks next door at our bar in the Louisiana Room. (exact time of jam tbd)

After Shows After Party at The Red Fox Lounge directly across from the theater in the hotel.  This piano and cocktail bar will have you swinging all night long.

Saturday

Don’t have your butt in a seat in the theater? Clown around with Look What We Found next door at the bar.  They are bringing their clown antics plus hosting an open jam! (exact time to be determined)

12-3pm Pool Party!  It’s the annual pool party that let’s you know you are definitely in San Diego!  With drink specials and tunes by DJ Mario plus prizes for Bingo participants, you don’t want to miss this party.  (at the hotel pool, of course)

After Shows After Party at Gilly’s!  Play frogger or walk down to the corner and cross El Cajon Blvd. safely, but be sure to get across that boulevard for karaoke night at our favorite local dive bar.  It’s literally across the street.

Sunday

Closing Party after the shows is at Park & Rec, a great San Diego outdoor/indoor bar just about a mile west of us in University Heights.  Grab a Lyft and meet us for some recreation and lots of hugs.

On behalf of your entire cruising staff I am so happy to welcome you aboard.  And, if things don’t go exactly as planned, please remember we are all just making this stuff up 😉

 

 

An “Un-Conference” for the Improv Community!

How often have you heard others say they would LOVE more time to share ideas with you about improv? How great would it be if you could spend a whole day meeting with other improvisers and YOU set the agenda?  And, what if you  all used the tenets of improv to help you do it?

That’s the idea behind our inaugural IMPROVISED IMPROV-CON.  It’s a half-day of open space learning to create, share, and collaborate.  The un-conference (learn about the unconference format) is completely participant-driven and gives you the opportunity to build peer networks and maximize discussions around any improv-related topics that interest you.

Discuss how to become a great teacher.  Present ideas on ways to get more funding. Brainstorm 50 new cool show ideas as a group.  Pose a simple question like, “How do you get people to your shows?” Anything but actual improv skill building workshops are fair game!

Improv-Con is focused on open dialogue and a willingness to share, not planned presentations by a small handful of experts.

The rules of Improv-Con are simple:

Rule #1:  Whoever shows up are the right people / cast
Rule #2:  Whatever happens is meant to happen.  Duh – that’s improv.
Rule #3: Yes! And… everyone shares and adds something.
Rule #4:  It starts when it starts and it’s over when it’s over.  You call edits and scene!

Sessions are pitched in a starting general session of the un-conference by any participant.  The Improv-Con leader will facilitate a brief “pitch meeting”, arrange all topics on a large board by time and room, and then you simply “vote with your feet” throughout the day by joining the sessions you want.

Session not what you thought it would be?  Edit with your feet (go to a different one).  The number of sessions throughout the day will depend on the number of topics proposed.  We are aiming this year for three sessions throughout the day with multiple groups meeting on various topics each session.  There might be more.  There might be less.

What is certain is that you will have plenty of time to meet with peers, pick their brains, share your experiences, challenge your thinking, and re-energize.  Improv and teaching…. leadership…. business…. technology…. development…. clowning…. music…. experimentation… relationships…. you name it, it will be available to you if you make it!  What can you share about?  What do you want to learn about?

The inaugural Improvised Improv-Con is going to be a half-day of spirited collaboration.  Therefore, one last rule:  These sessions are anything BUT traditional instructor led workshops to make you a better performer.  (There are plenty of those the rest of the weekend.)

Be sure to arrive by Wednesday night so you can join us Thursday, February 15th for the conference that’s about improv and based on improv!

Best of all, this year’s inaugural Improv-Con is COMPLETELY FREE TO ATTEND!  However, we do ask that you register in advance so we can plan for enough space for everyone.

Start time:  1pm       End time: 5:30pm  

REGISTER NOW!