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(Beloit, WI) Beloit Daily News

The Beloit International Film Festival will feature 10 days of Block Party events, starting Feb. 18 with no tickets necessary.

The party kicks off on Feb. 18 with 52 Special Featuring Glenn Davis and Matt Goodwin at the Grand Avenue Pub from 7:30 -10 p.m. The event also offers the first opportunity to meet some of the filmmakers who will be arriving in Beloit.

The Saturday, Feb. 20 post-viewing party will feature Kevin Patrick performing solo at Suds O’Hanahan’s Irish Pub from 9 p.m. - midnight. Patrick has opened for some of the biggest recording artists, from Ricky Scaggs to the Beach Boys.

On each Saturday morning during BIFF, the Badger Chordhawks barbershop singers will join with dancers at Beloit College’s Hendricks Center for the Arts Lobby at 11 a.m.

Joining the celebrated barbershop group on Feb. 20 will be the award-winning Trinity Irish Dancers from Milwaukee, and on Feb. 27 it will be the Polish Dance Ensemble.

On Sunday, Feb. 21, the Wisconsin Artisan Cheese Tasting will be featured at Bushel and Peck’s Local Market starting at 10:30 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 22, tops off with Comedy Night at The BOP, from 9:30 - 11 p.m. It is a lineup of regional favorites including Rebekah Gibson of Janesville, Stevie Crutcher from Madison, Andrea Guzzetta of Rockton and Vickie Lynn and Shawna Lutzow, both from Beloit.

Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 4 - 8 p.m. BIFF board members and staff will be at Beloit Culver’s for the Scholarship Fundraiser Night. Help BIFF give back to our community and get a taste of Wisconsin at Culver’s while you’re at it. Proceeds from the evenings go toward the BIFF Scholarship Fund which will help finance one of BIFF’s college interns for their next semester.

Friday, Feb. 26, is the night to see the true talents of visiting filmmakers, cast and crew, or take a try yourself at Karaoke Night at Suds O’Hannahan’s from 9 p.m. - midnight.

And to wrap up the party, on Saturday, Feb. 27, the Orphans, featuring Kevin Patrick and Greg Gerard will be rockin’ at The Rock from 9:30 p.m. - midnight.

This 10 days of the BIFF Block Parties is sponsored by R.H. Batterman, Monahan and Johnson S.C., Everett’s Liquors, Grand Avenue Pub, WBEL and WGEZ.

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