Here Comes the Fringe…

More than three weeks of avant-garde entertainment — music, theater, comedy, dance and “unclassifiable forms of live performance and visual art” — will begin July 7, when the 11th annual Capital Fringe Festival comes to town. The festival runs through July 31 at multiple venues.

With well over 100 productions, generally several on the same night, it’s physically impossible to see everything. Among the two dozen shows on opening night, for example, are a fairytale opera, “Once Upon a Bedtime,” and “Glacier: A Climate-Change Ballet,” both at the Atlas Performing Arts Center; a comedy piece, “The Immaculate Big Bang,” at Caos on F; “The DOMA Diaries” at Flashpoint’s Mead Theatre Lab; and a Fringe Arts Bar Courtyard Jam at the festival’s new permanent home.

A former auto-detailing shop, the Logan Fringe Arts Space is named for the Reva & David Logan Foundation, not for Logan Circle, which it is nowhere near. The new space is at 1358 Florida Ave. NE, around the corner from Atlas on H Street — a neighborhood that has swiftly moved from the fringe to the center, complete with streetcar service.

Fitted out with the 104-seat Trinidad Theatre, a gallery, a bar and a beer garden, the Logan will contain additional facilities following a phase-two expansion in 2017-18, for which funds are being raised.

Festival tickets, passes and buttons may be purchased at — there is a service fee — and, starting July 7, at most of the venues. A Fringe Button is $5 through July 6 and $7 thereafter. General admission to individual shows is $17 (with the required Fringe Button). Discount passes, including a button, are available in four-, six-, 10-, 20- and, for truly ambitious Fringers, 50-show denominations.

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