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|the claque| to Host SOME LIKE IT COLD Season Kick-Off Party and Summer Soup Competition, 8/17

|the claque| to Host SOME LIKE IT COLD Season Kick-Off Party and Summer Soup Competition, 8/17

|the claque| announced their Season Kick-Off Party, the annual Some Like it Cold summer soup competition, will return for the fourth year in a row to Huckleberry Bar (588 Grand Street in Williamsburg) on Sunday, August 17th at 5pm. This is sure to be a stellar season of collaborations with new artists, expanded programming and we'll be celebrating in delicious style. This season is full of hotly anticipated work and amazing talent and |the claque| welcomes y'all there to kick it off right!

One of |the claque|'s fundraising competitions, Some Like it Cold has been drawing in the coolest chefs in the city for three years now, and the fourth year will be bigger and better than ever. Escape the heat and enter an oasis of refreshing cold soups created by our chef contestants.

The possibilities are endless -- from gazpacho to vichyssoise all the way to Chilled Corn Soup with Roasted Corn, Peppers, and Buttermilk, last year's winning soup. Every patron gets to taste all the delicious creations, enjoy a complimentary Ketel One Vodka cocktail by the master mixologists of Huckleberry, and then vote for their favorite concoction. Aside from vying for the title of coolest soup in the city, the chefs face off for the fabulous prizes awarded to first, second, and third place.

All proceeds go toward |the claque|, your favorite arts and performance conglomerate.

Tickets are available for $10 in advance, or $15 at the door. Advanced tickets can be purchased at somelikeitcold.bpt.me. We're still accepting competitors, be they home-spun or professionally trained, through August 10th. E-mail coldsoup@theclaque.org for more details on competing.

|the claque|, your favorite arts and performance conglomerate based in New York City, is dedicated to creating excellent work while heightening the level of discourse in the arts. This approach is designed to encourage and allow artists to thrive, fostering an adaptive, collegial approach to creation and discussion in a structure that supports artists. |the claque| have been operating since 2010 and growing ever since.

Huckleberry Bar (588 Grand St., Brooklyn) is an upscale, full service bar and small plates restaurant located in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Both a neighborhood favorite and a well loved destination, Huckleberry Bar offers something for almost everyone -- an extensive list of well-executed seasonal and classic cocktails, draft and bottled craft beers and well-structured, eclectic wines both old world and new.

Some Like it Cold is an annual culinary competition and fundraiser for |the claque|. This event will support our upcoming project, |the claque| reads series, displaying exciting and promising work from writers we come across in the city, beginning August 19th and running through March. This season also looks forward to our fifth annual Quick and Dirties festival, a series of developmental workshops geared towards shepherding plays toward full productions, and the launch of Spotlight, a fellowship for career development for a panel-nominated actor in the city. Aside from Some Like it Cold, our annual Mac Off macaroni and cheese competition and Meh..., a theatrical roast, will act as additional fundraisers for |the claque|'s programming. Check out theclaque.org and facebook.com/theclaque to keep up with all the exciting happenings at |the claque|.

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