OCTOBER 31, 2007
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Hello to all you party people!
I say that because this weekend I a bit light on events and I am assuming that it is because there are so many parties going on. Never-the-less there are some GREAT events this weekend. So get out and get social.

Here is Word on the Street October 31, 2007

Wednesday!
Tonight (today is Wednesday the 31st, Aka Halloween) the Icicles are hosting a Halloween bash at The Breakroom, check them out with special guests, "Casper", "The Cookies"," and "Southeast Engine", there is a 5$ cover and the party starts at 9pm.

Beginning THURSDAY!
Or maybe you want to catch a movie this weekend? Check out the UICA for
Delirious, (Elvis Costello and Steve Buscemi are in it!) photos, fame and the pursuit of love? Sounds like there is a bit of social class controversy but I could just be reading into the description too much, there are shows
Thursday 5, 7,9
Friday 5,9
Saturday 5,9
Sunday 5

Beginning FRIDAY!
This Friday and Saturday night from 4pm to 11pm get festive with the Dia de los Muertos celebration at Red Hydrant shop, including live music, workshops and of course some fabulous art. Artists include Alynn Guerra, Sarah Scott-Bryant, Rebecca Rodriguez, Carlos Aceves, Hugo Caludin, Reb Roberts, Carmella Loftis, Elizabeth Vedrine, Fernando Sanchez and Jeff Smith.
From 5-6:30 come and decorate traditional skulls and check out a printmaking workshop, all ages suggested material fee is 5$ for individuals or $10 for a family.
Friday night from 8pm There will be some Latin American Music with Juan Castro, Julio Cano and Armando Giron and on Saturday night at 8pm check out the Caribbean/ Troya sounds of "Mukaro" That is a jam packed weekend already and we are just getting started. For directions contact Alynn at 616 808 0092 or email her at alynnga@yahoo.com

This weekend the Opera is performing Carmen, tickets start at 20$ (who said high culture was expensive) and the show is running nightly at 7:30pm. Carmen is such a sexy opera, a sexy women seduces a man, he cannot resist her, he is jealous, there is blood, passion, hot lusty gypsies and soldiers. And you can see it several nights in a row if you are interested. Don't be shy if you can't understand the language, there are always subtitles, and tickets are available at the DeVos Performance hall.

Friday!
Friday night (the Second of November) at Skelletones check out "these Dying Words" a Time of plague", "Before the Fire","The Passion Within" and "Your Dead Mean Nothing"

If you are looking for a little art on Friday night check out Aj Pascka's presentation at the GRAM on Friday night talking about his own art work and what he does in the world of art. This is part of the Gram's new series featuring young emering artists, I think you need to be there at 5:30, I know I will be there 4$ to get in!

On Friday night at The Black Rose (which has some great food but I find their chowder to be pretty hit and miss) Marie Sheldon is playing with The Mines beginning at 9:45. Marie has a pretty, sweet singer songwriter appeal and is really cool to talk to. The cover is only 3$ and if you haven't been out to the Rose for a while it is always a great place when the weather turns a little chilly. Check out www.myspace.com/mariesheldon for a little pinkie full of her performance.

Saturday!
I saw a poster for this in the Grocery store the other day and the promo looks pretty good, Vaudeville At Wealthy will be performing Saturday at 2pm and then again at 8pm. Not to be confused with our local burlesque troupe which I am guessing is a whole lot more sexy, Vaudeville will be the bit tamer version. Tickets are cheaper for students and seniors but only 8$ at the matinee and $10 in the evening.

I dug this because from what I remember Lysistrata, ancient Greek chick is actually the first recoded female poet, and she lived on the island of Lesbos, and because of her disinterest in men that is where the current word Lesbian comes from, interesting trivia that was definitely not included in the description for "Lysistrata; A Women's Translation" a play being performed this weekend at the Muskegon Community college, granted they do mention that Lysistrata's objective was to band the women of Hellas under a vow of celibacy and therefore end the war. Hum..... that is an interesting thought that I won't bother exploring, but for more obvious reasons the play is not appropriate for kids the show starts on Saturday at 7:30 pm and for ticket information call (231) 777 0324

On Thursday Jeff Smith is doing a pretty cool presentation out at GVSU showing a free documentary about how TV Frames the Working Class, along with a panel discussion The show will be in the Grand River Room at the Kirkhof Center. 7pm. You can take a bus from the downtown campus out to the main campus. jsmith@mediamouse.org.

Come on guys! There is no way I didn't miss something this week! You gotta let me know what is up! drop me an email at wordonthestreetgr@hotmail.com, ioniastreetmarket@hotmail.com, or jennschaub@hotmail.com.. 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 http://www.g-rad.org/projects/wordonthestreet/ or you can go to G-rad http://www.g-rad.org/ and then access it through projects....
Thanks for reading all the way down to the very bottom.
Jenn

Posted by jenn at 4:49 PM.

The photos and talk are cool

http://www.flickr.com/groups/grandrapidsmi/

Anyone else going to the Red Hydrant show?

- Don Ulrich | October 31, 2007 10:54 PM
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