MARCH 6, 2008
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Hello Everyone!
This week is looking great. This weekend I am finally going to get to see Grease, (did you know that when the Civic sells out of tickets they mean that they have ACTUALLY SOLD OUT of tickets?) SO if you are thinking about going better buy them now because the performances are SELLING out. Which is AWESOME. So I am super geeked about that, and next week the GRAM opens their Warhol exhibit, harrah Grand Rapids!

So here is everything that is AWESOME for this weekend. Word on the Street March 6, 2008

THURSDAY!
This month at the Terryberry gallery (bottom of Saint Ceclia's Music Hall) you can check out a show of some of Erick Pichardo's oil paintings. The opening is this Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30.

Thursday night at Moxie check out a fashion show featuring new designs by Javon D. the company name is Punk Thug Love, the show is "Blanco" wear white if you can. And the cover is 5$ at the door. Event runs from 7 until 11pm. See you there!

Thursday night at Skelletones listen live with "Abandon Kansas", "The Tide", "Progress In Color" and "Comlag" Tickets are totally 7$ and Skelletones is located below the Euclid 133 South Division.

On Thursday March 6th at the DAAC is hosting 4 bands including "Jihad Islam', "Hot Tapes", "Hegemonicide" and "Mister Squid" Mr Squid is pretty intense and I have heard good things about Hot tapes so this show is totally worth checking out. Doors open at 7pm so you can get out of the cold but the music starts at 8pm SHARP! Cost 6$ location 115 South Division

FRIDAY!

Patrick Marber's play "Closer" is opening this weekend Friday March 7th and Saturday March 8th ay 8pm. Location: Wealthy Theater Annex 1110 Wealthy Street. Cost $7 general and $5 Students and Seniors.

Friday night at the GRAM features 7pm lecture with local artist Jon McDonald. I framed lots of Jon's work over the years and I have to say even though he is known for his watercolors (which are very skillful) I appreciate his work that focuses on African American musicians and history. Friday nights at the GRAM are CHEAP just 4$ gets you in the door.

I swear I got a flyer for the Kendall Fashion show for this Friday but now I can't find it anywhere! I think it is at St. Ceclia's maybe around 8pm. I know for sure there are flyers at Vertigo records on South Division so if you are interested pick one up. (I can't believe I lost that flyer!)

SATURDAY!
Yep this is a weird one that I just thought was interesting the Deltaplex is hosting the 2008 MHSAA competitive Cheer finals this weekend on Friday and Satruday. I don't know if it is open to the public but you can call 364 9000 for more details. Location Delta Plex 2500 Turner Avenue NW.

On Saturday the 8th at Skelletones catch a few local bands and a band from Kalamazoo. "Darkened by reason" meets up with "Beyond All Reckoning", "Pandora" and "Silence of the Abstract.

This Saturday the 8th check out the totally creepy David Lynch movie "Eraserhead" they are showing the newly restored 30th Anniversary edition. Creepy ceepy, creepy I can't believe people are going to watch this movie and then go to sleep!
8pm reception with foodies and drink and the movie takes over at 10pm location the UICA 41 Sheldon.

The Wealthy Theater has ANOTHER great event this weekend. On Saturday the 8th you can celebrate the notorious Bob Marley's Birthday. Sponsored by Wyce this event is going to be great. I love Bob Marley, especially in the summer in the late afternoon. Or on the beach, or in the car on the way to the beach, no matter what I always prefer my Marley with a slight breeze. You can celebrate Bob this weekend with Mystic Dub from K-Zoo and Zion Lion. There will be Caribbean Food and some craft vendors. The show is all ages, doors at 7pm and tickets are $12 the day of call 45904788 ext 131 for more details.

SUNDAY!
Sunday March 9th at the DAAC check out 5 bands including "our Man in Havana","Jesse Stephanopoulos"," Man of All Rainbows", "Ribbons of Song" and "Djanotones" Show begins at 8pm. Cost 6$ location 115 South Division.

OPPORTUNITY!
I think that last year a local Rockford photographer got this residency SO I hope that someone from the area applies for it again this year. Sleeping Bear Dunes national lakeshore residency open to 2-d, photographers, sculptors, writers and composers, the application deadline is April 15th and the residencies are 2-3 weeks from September to October. If you are interested in application details call Lisa Myers at 231 326 5134 or lisa_meyers@nps.gov. Or write Artist In Residence Program, Sleeping bear Dunes national lakeshore 9922 front Street Empire Michigan usa 49630 (I LOVE Empire, it is SO pretty)

LIFE ONLINE
Todd is now living in Indianapolis and he shared his website with me, so I thought I would pass it on to all of you! www.toddbracik.com

Check out Jules Schmucker's prints at www.julesprintmaking.com

ALSO I wanted to draw attention to http://grandrapidstightwad.blogspot.com/ since I am going to Grease this weekend I was happy to see the recent posts about getting a great deal on theater tickets at the Civic.

OPPORTUNITY!
If you are interested in showing your work in Indianapolis i was passed the following galleries as possible contacts. Check out www.bigcar.org and www.harrisoncenter.org. Another lead is a show called Allotropy and the website is www.primarycolours.org/allotropy.htm

UPDATE!
Ex-Grand Rapids folk Jules Schmucker is exhibiting work in a group show called "transparency" at (SCENE) Metrospace in East Lansing. Location 110 Charles Street East Lansing the show opens on march 7th and up until April 20th. If you would like to meet Jules at the space and check out her work drop her an email at jules.schmuker@gmail.com

Drop me an email, tell me what is going on with you or your scene, wordonthestreetgr@hotmail.com, jennschaub@hotmail.com, or jschaub@dwellingplacegr.org. Check out G-rad.... 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

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