This weekend is going to be so fun.
We have some seriously cool events lined up, especially on Friday because it is the Annual Urban Lights event and this year we have a ton of spaces participating with everything from artwork to light instillations to music to local shopping and of course there is always beverages and munchies So please get out get active check out the sights and sounds of Grand Rapids!
On Thursday night (December 6th) the Wealthy and Cherry Street Holiday Hop and the 7th Annual East Fulton Shop Hop are a super great way to get some of your shopping done. They are featuring carolers, treats and a trolley for your shopping pleasure! What a great time!
Check out "Paucity" and "Farewell Flight" at Skelletones. Paucity is great, I have no idea how Farewell Flight is and I guess they might be joined by another band. Door is 8$ and I am sure by the awesome long sets that Paucity plays it will be well worth the cash. Not a bad way to spend a Thursday night.
Or if you are looking for a different flavor head over to the DAAC for "Karl and I" and Crooked Saints" they will be playing beginning at 8:30pm.
On Friday listen to the Radio, I guess that WYCE is creating a new locally produced homegrown music show called Local Resonance it debuts Friday the 7th and it sounds really cool, stories of people in our community through the music in their lives... oooohhhh. In house guests, interviews live performances..... so good. This is one of those things that might be really cool and the stuff that makes community radio interesting. So from, 11 until noon on Friday check it out it will be their first week with the new program. I got a chance to listen to the South Paw players on WYCE about a week ago and they were really great.
Friday night is the Urban Lights event on the Avenue for the Arts. This event is super cool because it features the live/work space artists along with the businesses and I know a few artists are going to make light instillations along the street. I wanted to pass along all of the highlights so you could plan your night accordingly. If you have never been to any of our events you can be sure to pick up a map at any of the participating businesses including Scavenger Hunt Clothing (117 S. Division), Sanctuary Folk Art (140 S. Division), Space Craft (125 S. Division), or Calvin's Gallery at 106 S. Division.
Everything is in a 3-4 block area so dress warm because it is more fun to walk. Many spaces have wine and munchies, there is sure to be a ton of new artwork and since it is the holiday season there are lots of great places to pick up a gift for those with distinctive style who love the home grown Grand Rapids creativity.
Whew.... And that is it for Urban Lights check out the article in the Grand Rapid Press Friday.... Stop by... do some holiday gift buying...... hang out for a while.... Nosh on some great munchies.......We would LOVE to see you there!
The Textile Arts Market featuring the Woodland weavers and Spinners Guild of Grand Rapids is going to be set up on Calvin's campus on Saturday in the Hickory room of the Prince Center. From 10 until 5 pm you can stop by and check out the textile arts that they have available and they have a website at http://www.woodlandweaversandspinners.com/sale/info.html
Saturday from 6 until 8pm there is a Kwanzaa Celebration at St. Cecilia Music Society. They are also doing a winter weather item drive so you can drop off gloves, hats scarf's ect. Featuring local cuisine, vendors entertainment and more. St Cecila's is located at 24 Ransom Ave in Downtown GR right across fulton form the One Trick Pony.
On Saturday at the DAAC there are three band playing including "State of the Art," "The Horesemen" and "Remember the Falco" (I guess the last band used to be The Camp) Show starts at 8:30 the DAAC is located at 115 S. Division Check it out!
On Saturday at Skelletones "these City Lights" and "Lay of the Cid" are playing. Skelletones is located on S. Division between Cherry and Oakes
On Sunday at 1pm you can check out a movie at the GRAM they will be playing "the Bishops Wife" featuring Cary Grant as a Christmas Angel along with Loretta Young and David Niven. If you become a member it is free and for the rest of us it is $8.00 and of course this gets you into the museum as well.
OOOHHHH I want a puppy! But I can't have one! But I want one! So on Sunday maybe I will head over to the Kent county Humane Society for their Home for the Holiday's event. From 11 until 4 pm you can pet some fuzzy animals. Get pet photos with Santa, $15 for microchipping and they have a wheel that you can spin and get up to 100% off your adoption fees. The only thing better then a puppy is a free puppy. This is the humane society located at 3077 Wilson. For more info call453 8900
Congratulations to Kelly Allen her artwork is the cover of this month's On-the-Town and you can pick up a copy around town (keep you eye open at your favorite local restaurant.)
HAVE FUN! SUPER FUN!
So this is a great hilarious idea The Super Happy Funtime Burlesque people are bringing you the Grand Rapids Santa Crawl. They rent a party bus, you show up in a big red Santa Suit and then cruise around GR partying it up all night long. They have already sold out one bus and are looking to see if there are more people interested. It takes place on December 21st at 8pm and you get on the bus at the Sazarac, if you are interested in finding out the details call up Rich Haralson at 616 802 2950.
This sounded pretty good, if you are looking for a show Central Michigan Universities Park Library Baber Room is described in their posting as their "premier gallery space " they are looking for exhibit proposals from solo artists and collaborative groups interested in having shows from the fall of 2008 until Spring 2009. check it out online at
The First Thursday Gallery Walk in Bay City consists of over 12 businesses and galleries that host Aritst at their establishments every First Thursday of the month. Each walk has a theme and coolly enough they want artists from out of town to apply so they want to build an artists bank and find people to fit their monthly themes. If you are interested in applying or finding out more contact Lynn at 989 667 0639 or email email@example.com and visit www.gallerywalkbc.com.
OOOOHHHH I don't know if they have someone for this position yet but the Grand Rapids Art Museum is looking for someone for their Youth and Family Programs. 36 hours a week, $24,000 a year, plan and implement all youth and family programs, assist presenters performers and instructors with set-up, doing all administrative associated with programming. Ect. Got to have a bachelors in an applicable field. You can submit a resume and cover letter to the Education Department by email at financeasst@gr-artmuseum,org or snail mail at Grand Rapids Art Museum Attn: Human resources 101 Monroe Center Grand Rapids Michigan.
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