MAY 2, 2007

Hi Everyone,
I am trying to get back on track this week so Word is on TIME! Excitement is in the air, my boss is having a baby! Like right now! Bowl O Rama is happening tomorrow night (at the Clique) and I am freshly graduated (again) so there are lots of great things going on and I am feeling a bit of a hyper buzz. With all that news unloaded here is the
Word on the Street May 2, 2007!
Tonight at the DAAC check out Pit Er Pat, Charlie Slick and My Brother William, 6$ gets you in the daac is located at 115 South Division, I hear this is a good one. Oh and the show starts early 6:30

Here it is! On Thursday night Bowl O Rama at the Clique Lanes Feeling like Bowling? We’ve got that, all night long form 8pm to 1am, Feel like digging some great music? performances by David Bleckley, and the Concussions as well as announcing by Corey Ruffin and The Burlesque Troupe. Want to grab a slice of great Pizza? There will be 2$ slices of pizza from Big O’s Café. If watching is more your style, root for the Avenue for the Arts Market team, or the Fulton Street Artisans Market Team as the duke it out against Kendall and WYCE. Want to win fabulous prizes? There will be a raffle with prizes from local businesses including Imagination Creations, The Euclid, Magnum Tattoo, The Van Andel Arena, Blessed Be Body Products and All City Kicks. Feeling a little 50’s yourself, please come dressed up we’d love to see you sporting your 50’s inspired best (not required just for fun). There is a cash bar, and we will be rocking and rolling (bowling) the night away. Come down support the local artists and markets that make GR a great creative community. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the door. Did I mention that all proceeds benefit the Avenue for the Arts Market and the Fulton Street Artisan’s Market, 533 Stocking NW (two blocks past Little Mexico).

Skelletones on Thursday is the High School Rocks Finals Featuring “Mountain Goat’ “Come find the Lion,” “Blue Star Pilot’, “the Innuendos”, “Bullfights in Tijuana’, “National Cadaver”, doors are at 6PM

On Friday night at the Sazerac at 1418 Plainfield you can catch Love Fossil, Moto, and the Total Blam Blams . This is a welcome home party for the Alpha Company 1/24 Marines returning form Falluhag. Show starts around 10pm. Rock out til 2 am, I have been loving those Blam Blams lately, they are freaking great.

On Friday night at Khora (the Calvin College gallery space located at 106 South Division the advacend painting studioent work will be on display, the opening is from 6-9 pm. I checked out the Kendall show opening yesterday and will put some picts up on G-rad this weekend. Senior work always has its ups and down. Ups skill and learning to have finesse with the media, downs NO MORE UNDERGRADUATE PICTRUES OF (only) VAGINAS AND PENISES (with little to no content) boring, overused, abused and blah. Not into it. I would write more but is seriously a half hour rant.

Across the street on Friday night at the Daac check out the Corrosive Kids, Jake Stilson & The Mi Mi Mi’s along with Coin. From what I hear Coin likes to be a little disruptive during shows so it should be interesting.

On Art Around Town is going to be the happening fundraiser on Friday night at Pinnacle Construction located at 1000 Front Ave from 5:30-8:30 the fundraiser is for Artworks, I assume there is a cost to get in, San Chez is providing the food, there will be art from the Artworks interns, so I guess you can call Kyle to RSVP at 454 7000 extension 26.

On Friday at Skelletones “Berry”, ”Samantha Crain’ and “Lights at Sea”.

Friday night the 4th! “Experiencing Jazz A Historic Journey”, at the Wealthy Theater, there are 6 Historic periods of Jazz this weekend including Harlem Renaissance, the Swing Era, BeBop, Jazz Fusion and Latin Jazz, of and so cool cause it is multimedia. It sounds really cool and like a little mini crash course in Jazz. Tickets are $15.00 you can get tickets ahead of time or call Janet Zahn for more information at 459-4788 X 133. doors at 7, show at 7:30… this one sounds like a great time to me.

Eastown Community picnic this Saturday at Wilcox park it is free, includes food and activities, find out about the community, pick up crime prevention tips and find out more about the volunteering. 11-3pm in the park, Eastown Style, laid back having a great time on a Saturday afternoon, Frisbee anybody?

Next up check out the “Devil and Daniel Johnston” a documentary at the Nest this weekend, 4:00pm on Saturday May 6th it has been shown at Sundance and Daniel Johnston is playing at the intersection next week so this would be a great introduction to his life and one perspective of the man and madness behind the tape.

On Saturday night at the Ladies Literary Club (next to the UICA) Nobody’s Darlin is holding their CD release concert, you can get tickets through Calvin’s box office at 526 6282 or online off of the Calvin website. The show is at 7 Pm, I have no idea how much it costs but I am sure the performance will be steller.

Saturday at the DAAC Unwed Sailor, and Harley Poe, I guess that Unwed Sailor is pretty good. This show is at 8:30, and also if you are interested in finding out more about the DAAC, come to our meeting on Saturday morning at Foodsmith, 120 South Division we meet once a month, you can get signed up to become a volunteer, (ie check out shows for free)

On Saturday at Skelletones check out “Lower Class Brats”, “Krum Bum” “The remnants” and “the last Hope” tickets are on sale at Vertigo and the Euclid. Sounds like a great time to check out the new expanded space and enjoy the musical styling of some rad bands.

The Fulton Street Farmers Market Opens this week! Welcome back local food, hello vegetables, I’ve missed you flowers. Oh handmade soap it has been so long! Of course I would like some bread and fresh fruit. How nice. I will see al of you with your lovely dogs, strollers and canvas sacks on Saturday mornings. It makes me all gooey just thinking about it.

This is the weekend to celebrate wooden shoes, windmills and of course Tulips. Holland will be decked out with flowers and klompen Dancers all weekend long, Catch a parade (there are 3) music, or just walk downtown checking out the ambiance of a great little west Michigan tourist occasion. Pm Saturday night at 7 you can check out 1964 the Beatles Tribute band at the Holland Civic Theater. I have watched these guys at the Cherry festival for several years and it is a fun thing to do with your parents, and the little kids and the whole family but tickets are $24…..

On the 7th (Monday night) step out and enjoy the WYCE One Trick benefit for the Arc of Kent County featuring Natalia Zukerman and Luke Doucet. I love the description of Doucet the guitar player “ that guy must be the lost love bastard of kd lang and Tom Waits.” HEE hee hee. Anyhow show up bring some $$ and sit back for a good time.

Alynn Guerra is moving into a new studio and looking for studio mates, the rent on the space is $550 a month which includes the gass n there is a skylight, the space has tall ceilings and it also has a loading dock. Sounds pretty tight the building is located on the corner of Wealthy and Straight, it is a pretty cool building. If you are looking for a spot call Alynn at 808 0092 or email her at

24 hour Theater is getting off the ground this year on the Avenue if you are interested in being involved get a hold of Rachel at the show is the 12th so get up on it now

The Paperworks Gallery is looking for artists for their upcoming June Show, the work has to be framed or presentation appropriate (no it is not ok to submit loose work and T pins!) The Deadline is May 11th, and the submission needs to be accompanied by Artists statement, resume, 3-6 slides or digital format, a typed sheet with name title of piece dimension of work, medium and price as well as your contact info. All of this can be dropped off at Paperworks Gallery 2750 Birchcrest Dr. SE

Eastown’s Biz Baz is extending their artists registration date for this summer and giving us until the 21st of May to get off our buns and register, you can check it out online at and then click on the link for Bizarre Bazaar. This year they are looking for arts vendors so get in early. Biz Baz is June 16th!

See you later Alligator (that is 50’s Slang) If you know of something I missed that means you should put me in my place, drop me an email at,, or Check out G-rad…. Check out the Forum!!!! If you want to see or read word with pictures or post comments, check it out online at or you can go to G-rad and then access it through projects….
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