MARCH 26, 2008

Hi Guys!
We are going to run though the super short version of this weekend because there are so many cool things this weekend and they start today!



March 26th from 4 until 7 pm on Wednesday night come and check out the newest Avenue for the Arts live/work spaces. "With contemporary open floor plans in a distinctive urban setting, these spectacular spaces offer a unique opportunity for business entrepreneurs." There are totally going to be lots of little sweets provided by Foodsmith catering. All of the new spaces are located on the east side of South Division between Weston and Oakes Streets in the new Verne Barry Place. Parking will be available in the Verne Barry parking garage. FREE!

Then less then a block away you can catch a great lecture, the GVSU visiting artists lectures wrap up this week, and the presenter is comic Journalist Joe Saccco. He will be speaking at the UICA at 7:30 (41 Sheldon) He covers issues dealing with first hand accounts of war. FREE!

On Wednesday night you have your pick of lecture Fountain street Church is hosting Robert D Bullard giving a talk entitled "Environmental justice/ Environmental Racism" his work focuses on the racial discrimination in environmental policy making and the enforcement of environmental protection laws and regulations. Which frankly sounds fascinating. For more information you can call 234 3390 discussion begins at 7pm (fountains Street Church is located at 24 Fountain NE the lecture is FREE!

Skelletones is of course rocking all weekend long on Thursday the 27th Sea Foam Green a little indie acoustic action with more bands TBA! Check the website for up-to-date information.

This weekend check out the new movies at the UICA including War/ Dance a documentary about children from Northern Uganda whos lives and families have been destroyed by civil war. Also beginning on Friday the UICA will begin showing Caramel with a 5 women beauty salon look at love and the complexity of human love and lust set in..... Beirut. Totally check out their website for show times.

On Friday night Civic Studio invites you to an Open Studio. Bring your bike because they will be providing group bike rides up and down wealthy. Also they are looking for you to share your Wealthy Street Stories. The Ride begins at 5:30 but people will be hanging out until 8Pm. Check out more at and

Friday evening at Schuler's books Rebecca Rodriguezwill be performing solo beginning at 6:30 pm. Rebecca is a GVSU print graduate who is totally multi talented. (part of the Pinafore print collective, and performs with tiger passion and the famous Icicles)

This weekend is WELCOME DAAC WEEKEND! (when I think of Welcome DAAC I hear it being sung by a totally narly 80's rocker in a Back in Black sort of a voice... YEAH! And then it totally psyches me up) Welcome DAAC weekend is so awesome that it is even going to get covered by the Press (check out their Thursday weekend edition)
This weekend signifies a few things. FIRST. The DAAC is working towards improving the space, the stage is smaller allowing for a capacity of 98 people. SECOND we are totally rocking out a new board, if you would like to be on the board come and elect yourself on Sunday at 12:00. ALSO all weekend long all of these totally awesome bands are donating their talent so that the DAAC can pay rent and continue to exist. IF you are interested in supporting the Division Avenue Arts Cooperative, come out and check out a show. There are $20 passes for the whole weekend and tickets for each day are 8$ a piece. I already have me $20 pass and it is totally cool (geo screen printed them with a little help from some friends) SO here is the line up for Friday!

Doors at 6 and Music beginning at 7pm drum roll please!
"them Roaring Twenties" "Jesse Stephanopolis" Victor Fix the Sun" Matt Muschiana" "Jesus Crisis" "to and Fro" and "Ivan" 7 bands for 8 dollars! Does it get better then that??? The DAAC is located at 115 South Division. Also if you would like to make a donation the DAAC will be accepting donations.

Friday March 28th from 7 until 8pm there is a crazy Zumba fitness work out session (slasa samba cumbia and meringue all in one hot sweaty funfest) at the Mayne Studios over in the Blackfoot building for more details check out

Just up the street skelletones also has a great show lined up with "Doctor Doctor!" "The Crowned Virgin," "Mental Infestation," "Look to the Skies" and "Mountain Goat." Skelletones is located at 133 South Division below the Euclid.... They make a great soy hot chocolate

If you have some sort of talent that you want to show off now is the time. The Wealthy theater will soon be home to the "New talent night" and they will be hosting auditions this Saturday from 3 until 5pm at the Front Studio Annex located at 1110 Wealthy St SE There is a $10 fee to audition (just in case you really suck) if you need music better bring a CD for back up. Your material also has to be all ages appropriate (no naked cabaret) and if you are interested in finding out more call 975 0121

Saturday at Calvin you can catch Jazz.... With the Chicago Jazz ensemble who will be performing the music of Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk and Nat King Cole. The performance begins at 8pm and the only location I have is Calvin College 3201 Burton St SE BUT you can call 526 6000 for more information.

On Saturday beginning at 1pm the GRAM will be showing "Andy Warhol" a documentary film by Ric Burns. tickets to the GRAM are Currently 10$ so get your money's worth and see the Art AND the Documentary. The GRAM is locateda t 101 Monroe Center.

Saturday night Eastown has an art opening! (WHOA!) Inspired creations is a new gallery located by the Lake/Wealthy intersection, they are announcing the opening of "artists supporting Artists an ongoing group show by 8 local artists" including Nicole Detzen, Colette Gee, Jennifer Maurer, Patricia Terpstra, Nick Van Keuren, John Warner and Carrie Westra. Carries drawings and prints rock! The reception is from 6 until 9pm. They are located at 1509 Lake Drive SE and this event is FREE!

Saturday night if you are crusin' for a brusin', look no further! The Grand Raggidy Roller Girls and the Kalamazoo Kamikazes are going to skate their hearts out at their new location at Rivertown Sports. The bout begins at 6pm and tickets are $15 dollars at the Door, if you know a roller girl get them early and save 5$. Rivertown Sports is located at 2605 Sanford St. SE Grandville MI and the zip is 49418. google for directions! This is FOR SURE a bang up good time!

Saturday March 29th at the DAAC there is an early 4pm show with Sunpower, S/m, Religious SS Disorder and surprise guests. This show is only $6 and of course is all ages.

Saturday night at the "welcome DAAC weekend" Continues!
"Their Teeth will be of Lions" "Tiger Passion", "Selectronics", "Land Shark", "Happy Hour" and "Native" doors at 7pm music at 8pm tickets are only 7$ on Saturday (if you pick up a $20 pass not only are you totally supporting a good cause but you also save a buck or two)

If you like "Dissonant" tonight is your night! Their Cd release party is raging at Skelletones with an all ages show featuring "burn the Sky" These City lights" and "Occupying the Sarcophagus"

On Saturday night a the Mayne studios there is an Al-Asdeka Dance Party with live music, henna, costume and dance goods, dress up and get crazy with the dance costumes, there is a drum solo competition, also you an audition for performance troupes, and sign up for spring dance sessions. The hips will be shaking from 8 until 11pm. More info at

So I think I remember going to at least 2 but maybe more Rusted Root Concerts.... As hazey as they are I totally enjoyed them and got to rock out with my hippy self. Saturday night at Founders Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root will be performing beginning at 9:30 pm. I am sure there is like a 5$ cover and if you haven't been able to check out Founders yet then you are totally out of the loop. Founders is now located at 235 Grandville Ave SW.

Sunday, at 2pm at the GRAM there is a lecture by Brett Colley about the "Flatness of Fame: Warhol's Screenprints" at 2pm

SUNDAY AT NOON the DAAC is holding public elections for board members. If you want to vote or get on board (literally) then come down and participate! At 2PM there will be a VEGAN potluck at the space as well. SO VOTE AND EAT AND PARTICIPATE in some thing GREAT!

Sunday night WELCOME DAAC WEEKEND Comes to a close with "Breath Owl Breathe", "Kolka-Karmadon" and Nathan Kalish and the Wildfire" the show is 64 all ages and doors are early at 4pm while the music starts at 5pm.

On Sunday the last chiaroscuro fim is playing at the UICA (this year their theme is children of the world) "The Wooden Camera" a flick about a two kids that find dead body which gifts them a video camera and how their lives change and evolve after this singular event. This is the last FREE film of the season and it begins at 2pm on Sunday afternoon. The UICA is located at 41 Sheldon Street.

I mentioned this last week and they are back at it again. Hopcat is showing movies on Sunday night, and I have to say they have great taste in movies. This Sunday beginning at 4ish checkout Taxi Driver and then at 7ish check out the creepy squirm in your seat A Clockwork Orange. Hopcat is located at 25 Ionia on the corner of Weston and Ionia.

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