AUGUST 31, 2005

Hello Everyone,

Straight on to business, no chit chat this week. Last week I suggested a ton of events that I went to my self and saw several of you out and about at. Thank you for coming to the Wheathy theater Premire of Our Block. The event went really well for being an wham bam event. All was said and done within 2 hours and it was cool to hear representatives from Lighthouse Communities, Plastic Son Productions and the Neighborhood, speak about the Documentary.

I also checked out part of the show at the DAAC on Friday, I have an everlasting ( and Growing) appreciation for Chance Jones’s music, he has started standing to play and it gives him a much stronger stage presence. ( not to mention that when everyone in the room is singing the lyrics along with him!)

On Saturday we had some cloudy skies to start with and then it got really nice and I got a sun burn, along with some really great goods from the vendors at the Ionia Street Market’s Revamp event. It was pretty cool we had 7 new vendors. Sick of hearing what I have to say about things? Email me a few lines about an event that you checked out this last week and I will make sure to include it in my email.

There is a really awesome Living opportunity this week. So I think I might get into that first cause I don’t want to wait until the bottom. So there is a bit of a reverse order this week but here is the Word On the Street for August 29th 2005

LIVE WORK SPACES FOR ARTIST. The artist’s live work spaces on Division are getting done in full speed but there are still a few open. The Deal is kinda sticky and I think that is why they aren’t all done, You have to make at least 17,900 a year. (Yikes) well that explains why I won’t be living in them but they are SO cool, they are centrally located the buildings are 106 South Division Avenue (Douglas Brothers Building). 120 and 122 South Division Avenue. And 126 South Division Avenue. Right on Division across from the DAAC, within close proximity to the downtown GVSU campus, the Bus lines, Monroe Mall, and of course right in the Division Avenue Arts area.

LANDLORD PAID UTILITIES: Garbage, Water and Sewer included. TENANT PAID UTILITIES:Gas, Electric, Phone, Cable

AMENITIES:Live/Work Spaces, Some Large Atrium Skylights, Lots of Windows, Hardwood Floors and MDF Board, Bicycle Storage, High Ceilings, Some Exterior Decks, Some Visitor Bike Lockers, Stackable Washer and Dryer, Black Appliances, Central Air Conditioning, Handicapped AccessibleOff Street Parking, Access to Cable, Broadband, Open Loft-style Spaces, Primed Walls (can be painted), Some Moveable Walls
Rent is based on income but the lowest level is 17,900 a year, but that can be combined with another person. For more info, tours, or applications call Bobbie Vandermolen 454 0928 ext. 501

There is so much going on next week that I don’t even feel bad just keeping this week short.

Thursday Portable Cinema is going to try it just one more time… If it rains Thursday I think it is a sign… but I like spooky stuff like that, I personally believe if you come across it three times, something is up… so for the THRID TIME ( and hopefully the Weather holds out ) check out In The Mood For Love, Canal Street Park ( across from Founders), 10:00 pm If George didn’t love this movie so much i don’ t think they would have tried to play it on three separate occasions…. So here we go again

I stopped in to see Elise down at Eye Candy this week and she said for the first month of business they did pretty good, I was happy to hear that so I just wanted to mention that This Friday, September 2nd, 7-9pm There is a Poetry performance / theatrical spoken word by Alisha Blondeel at Eye Candy Gallery. If you haven’t been by to check out the space it is located at 1479 Lake Dr. in Eastown. Last weekend I noticed that there was live music on the porch which I thought was a great end to a long week. It was really catching the attention of people passing by.

******On Saturday in Heartside Park we are having the Ionia Street Market, summer 2006 fundraiser. We have over $350 in Prizes to raffle off, and are looking for people to win. The Prizes are so cool, we have one Year Family memberships to The Grand Rapids Art Museum, or The John Ball Zoo. Also passes to a game with the Grand Rapids Griffins, The Grand Rapids Public Museum, The Gerald R. Ford Museum, or a Movie at the UICA. Also included in the raffle, gift certificates from local businesses such as Discussions Coffee House and Four Friends Café. Additionally we have some great entertainment. During the daytime we have a line up of fantastic singer songwriters( Marie Sheldon, Aaron Steorts, Adam Pringle, Kristy Hanson, Hawks and Owls, Benjamin Hunter, Potatoe Babies)

Saturday at 5:00 in Heartside Park, we are hosting an Electronic Music Event in the Park. Vaeioul Presents: Systems 2……Performers include, Arcachnid Kid, DJ Naughtya, DJ Elijah, Vaeioul, Josh D. aka Boom Click Baby The park is going to be the place to be both day and night.

There is still time to enter the Grand Rapids Film Festival, but submissions are due on the 9th of September, so get off your butts and get it in the Mail!!!! The Grand Rapids Film Festival is to take place the 22nd and 23rd of September. If the weather permits it will be set up the same way as it is now in a park somewhere. If you know anyone who makes films let them know as well. The format will be shorts and moderately longs meaning 30-45 min maximum preferred, however if you want to show it submit it. There is some good stuff being made and everyone should make some more. Send submissions to:
Portable Cinema
543 Norwood
Grand Rapids, MI
Or give a copy to Nathan or George if you see them around town.

So short week but wait and see what I have in store for next week. If you know of something interesting going on in the area, or have a review of and event that you attended and want to share it, drop me an email at or
Thanks for reading to the bottom,


Posted by jenn at 3:19 PM.

man, jenn you can probably type really fast

- aj | August 31, 2005 9:07 PM

Hey Jenn, can you email me, I have the DAAC reserved for a party on the 16th, but it says on G-Rad that Blame Clothing has something going on that day. Ben said I should get a hold of you, please let me know what is up.

- Matt | September 6, 2005 10:36 AM

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