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Performance artist’s latest: A traditional Shabbat at a Wawa picnic table in Tampa

You might remember award-winning performance artist Brian Feldman from last year’s Fresh Squeezed exhibit at the Morean Arts Center in which he squeezed oranges for 140 hours, or his Dishwasher performances, in which he washed Tampa Bay strangers’ dishes.

Maybe you saw him in the Skill Crane Kid, where he hung out inside an operational skill crane machine during the Gasp! festival at Tampa Museum of Art.

Feldman will be back in Tampa for this year’s Gasp! on March 16 to perform something called Four Hour Gasp, “a performance that may literally take your breath away,” according to the Facebook event page, and sounds in line with his projects that often involve endurance.

Meanwhile, Feldman has announced a free performance of Wawa Shabbawa, taking place March 16 at 11 p.m. at the picnic tables outside the Wawa store at 1760 W Hillsborough Ave.

What is it? Here’s the description of the traditional Jewish meal held a beloved convenience store from Feldman’s news release:

“Combining both of your favorites, while there may not be any matches, wine or challah, there will be LED candles, carbonated Grape Juice, and Soft Pretzels. We’ll also be reciting all of the Shabbat blessings, so please BYOY (bring your own yarmulke). Wawa doesn’t sell them (Yarmulkes) yet.

“Many people consider Wawa a sacred institution, and Jews worldwide certainly consider Shabbat to be one as well. So let’s gather ’round the outdoor tables of Wawa Store #5183, and celebrate with all true Wawa fans at this late night Shabbat of convenience.”

Feldman has performed Wawa Shabbawa in Washington, DC, where the Washington City Paper documented the experience. It’s reportedly his first explicitly Jewish performance since 2008’s ChanuIKEA, a celebration of the last night of Hanukkah in an Orlando IKEA.

It’s free to take part in Wawa Shabbawa in Tampa, but you have to reserve your seat through One Table, an organization that “brings Shabbat to people in their 20s and 30s of all backgrounds,” at https://dinners.onetable.org/events/eb559060-5075-40a8-ba04-c56e811ea7b9.

PREVIOUSLY: Brian Feldman squeezing oranges for 140 hours in St. Pete, then he’ll wash your dishes

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