So summer officially begins this week. Pretty intense, I am loving the heat, and hoping that it doesn’t rain tomorrow….cause it’s gonna be my birthday. By the way another local whose birthday is the same day is Cabildo member, Andrew Teggelaar. Anyhow, There is little to chit chat about except for the many weekend events.
Here is word on the Street for June 22nd, 2006
If your kids have started drawing on the walls, finger painting on the ceiling and overall going crazy with creativity maybe it is time to get them out of the house and feed their creative inspirations. There are some great summer classes through Easely Art. The classes are around 150$ a class, but they have pretty cool themes, such as “ Ultimate Urban Investigation” which is June 19-23 and Rags to Snazz July 17-21… oh and another favorite, August 14-18th Public Art…. For more info about the summer camps, or classes check out http://www.easelyart.com/artcamps.php
This Saturday is the final bout for the Roller Girls and they are ready to RUMBLE!!! So the bout is Saturday night at the Delta Plex and you can get tickets for $15 dollars the day of, I hear if you know a Roller Girl sometimes they have them for $10…. Just a thought. The bout starts at 7:00 and parking is 5$ so CARPOOL, it is good for the environment anyway…
E[c]lect[r]ic night is happening at the UICA on Friday so pretty cool looking, with live music, and film, looks like there is going to be a DJ in the house and a lecture about African Music oh and there is Food form Little Africa and Olive Express which are two eateries I have been missing lately. Tickets are $8 for UICA members, and $10 for the Public, the gig starts at 8pm
On Friday the 23rd the DAAC is hosting I live with zombies, and Nancy. Yep.. don’t know at thing about them. For more info check out the DAAC website www.thedaac.org probably starts around 8:30is???
Also Friday night a whole other type of Musical Experience will be happening at the Intersection. There are a bunch of bands playing inclduding , If he Dies He Dies, The fight Scene, The Orphan and most notably MOTO, yep that is right, special reunion show……. MOTO on stage…. MOTO ready to rock….. I have never seen Mike Heart more happy then when he told me about this show…. So if you want to check our this show it is $6 for those who can Drink and $8 for those who can’t. doors open at 9
I know this weekend is the Grand Haven Arts festival. Head for the Kirby and you will find it. I think that one is 2 days long, but closer to home is the 2nd Annual East Hills Jazz Fest and Artists Market. Happening Saturday, from 10 am to 4 pm, located where else but the Center for the Universe on Cherry Street between Diamond, Cherry and Warren. It should be pretty chill and a nice way to spend the afternoon.
Saturday night beginning at 8:30 there is a benefit show for the Off Beats, at the DAAC 115 South Division they won’t actually be playing, but All Rights reserved, Rise into Ruin, and Eric Browning will be.
Oh! Saturday night there is a great performer at Mezze. Freddy Degennaro use to play at the Copper Top, ( I bet he still does) Anyhow Brett ( Mezze Manager) liked him so much he purseuaded him to come and begin playing at Mezze. Which is great cause Freddy is pretty damn good. The songs are love songs, and it is pretty chill
Of course the Local First Street Party is this weekend on Saturday it starts at noon and runs until 5 pm. There is local everything, food, beer, bands, and it is over by Bistro Bella Vita, there is awesome live music from Cabildo and La Famila,
This Saturday marks the opening of the Ansel Adams exhibit at the Grand Rapids Art Museum, unique because the photos are all created with Polaroid Film the exhibit has like 80 pieces in it and is on exhibit for the next few months. I think it will be a pretty cool show and I am excited to check it out on Saturday.
The Daac is having an impromptu showing of drawings of Sumi Ink Club and a music by Lucky Dragons, and Hot Tapes for Teens…. 5$ in the Door.
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