BELFAST — The Belfast Soup Kitchen will host a post-Thanksgiving Community Conversation sponsored by Project Connect Saturday, Nov. 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with Gustavo and Gaelyn Aguilar, co-artistic directors, filmmakers and performance artists who founded TUG Collective.

The event is titled “Braiding the three C’s: Creativity, Critique and Citizenhship.” The interdisciplinary collective deals with contemporary issues and the public is encouraged to attend this free presentation.

According to Larraine Brown, director of Artivism in Maine, an offshoot of Belfast Creative Coalition, each of Project Connect’s monthly Community Conversations features different art forms and genres — film, video, painting, theater, writing, poetry and/or music.

Each of the conversations, she said, considers ways in which art may promote healing, combat addiction and stigma, and initiate positive personal and social change. “Connection is the opposite of addiction,” she added. The Nov. 27 Community Conversation will be about music, fun and meditation.

Since 2006, TUG has focused on problem-based interventions related to borders and their relationships to the global processes that put people, ideas, media, technologies and capital into circulation with one another.

Prior to becoming active as an ethnographer, Gaelyn was an independent filmmaker who produced documentaries profiling individuals, organizations and sociocultural issues that lacked access to popular support and conventional media outlets.

Gustavo is an experimental maker/performer/improviser, whose approach to art making combines new technologies and an active research interest in cultural/critical studies.

Currently, Gaelyn is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Maine at Farmington, while Gustavo is an assistant professor of collaborative arts at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

TUG’s work has been presented in a multitude of creative spaces around the country and internationally as well. For more information, visit or check them out on Facebook.

Belfast Soup Kitchen will also be celebrating Thanksgiving Wednesday, Nov. 24, with Betty The ARTVan and musicians Ando Anderson and Jeff Densmore performing for the soup kitchen’s festivities and meal. All are invited to attend this free show.