Word on the Street April 23, 2008
I have to admit, the springy weather has me itching to go outside and play instead of sit inside and type, so I am keeping it short and sweet this week. My apologies for anything left out.
Thank you to everyone who came out on Friday for Spring for the Arts it was great. Every time we have an event I worry that this will be the one that no one comes to and yet the Avenue was totally rocking I saw familiar faces, new faces, happy smiling people faces, tons of art and some rad impromptu entertaining.
After Spring for the Arts I got to witness one of the crews working to create a 24 hour Film Festival entry and I was totally freaking blown away .... It was AMAZING, I was SO PROUD to be a part of GR and know so many talented resourceful people.
SO.... I wanted to thank all of the Avenue for the Arts Artists, all of the the universities students who showed off artwork at Spring for the Arts, entertainers and bands, Bryan P, Bill T, The Burlesque performers, makeup artist, graffiti guys, random talents and film crew for reminding me how totally awesome our talent banks is. Friday night blew my mind, YOU ALL ROCK!
And finally my last cheerleader moment will be to again thank everyone who came out and participated by visiting the galleries, businesses, artists and entertainers. You can't have a show without an audience.
I love it when the hype about a play says that the press was almost entirely favorable. SO honest. This weekend, all weekend the Wealthy Theater is present ing Gilbert & Sullivan's The Gondoliers Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for Students the play's actual description says the Gondoliers takes place partly in Venice and partly in a kingdom ruled by a pair of gondoliers who attempt to remodel the monarchy in a spirit of republican equality. SAY WHAT? That sounds great! The Show opens Thursday with the show at 7:30, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, and Sunday at 2:30. Location 1130 Wealthy!
Friday night at Jukes there was a slight change up in the line up The Total Blam Blams (totally rad) will be playing with Dutch Pink (Totally eastside band) Heavier then Air Flying Machines and Special guest Not Available. The show is free but you gotta be over 21. Jukes is Westside on Leonard by One Mans Junk, Shakedown and Lannings. See you there!
This weekend at the UICA you can catch the Rape of Europa a documentary about the Nazis destruction of art, culture and the social fabric of Europe. On Friday and Saturday you can check out shows at 1,5, and 9pm and on Sunday at 1 and 5pm.
Skelletones on Friday, "Minnesota," "Sea Foam Green," "Dannison," "Horace Pickett," and "The Candles." If you want to check out all of Skelletones up coming shows and find out more about the venue visit them online at www. skelletones.com
Friday night at GRAM, Suzanne Eberle is talking about Pop and its effect on FASHION in the mid 1960s After Warhol is done with Grand Rapids I truly expect that every art student in the city will be working in bright bold colors screen printing on everything is site. Her lecture begins at 7:00 and Museum is $5 on Friday nights.
At the DAAC on Friday check out "the Advent" "Death By Dancing" and a surprise special guest. Doors at 7pm. Price is 6$ at the door.
So I know everyone flocks to the lakeshore as soon as they can ( I know it is on my list of things to-do) SO if you are in Holland it looks like the Holland Museum has a great show "Polyester; American Fashion of the 1960s and 1970's" HEEAH! Bring on the crazy baby blue go-go dresses. Anyhow if you are interested in checking it out they are open from 10 until 5pm and you can call for directions at 616 392 9084.
Diorama-rama opens this weekend at FWD >> Space. The show features Diorama's from local artists and promises to be spectacular on a mini scale. Great people, miniature universes abound so I will see you Saturday night , April 26th from 5 until 10 pm at 120 South Division unit 125!
Unfortunately the film group I got to check out was 3 minutes late in transferring their piece and it won't be shown this weekend BUT you can check it out online at http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.channel&ChannelID=100555413 IF you would like to check out other 24 hour films written, shot, produced, edited and composed all in one night , visit Studio 28 on Saturday night at 8pm usually entries are pretty amazing. If you are into film or talent this is usually a great thing to check out. Admission is 8$ and there is a People's Choice award so bring your friends.
This line up sounds like a Hemmingway novella. "the Passion Within," "Beyond all Reckoning," "Torn Between Arms," and "Bullfights in Tijuana." The show is Satruday night at Skelletones, located at 133 South Division below the Euclid.
Saturday at the DAAC, "Child Bite" Man at Arms" "victor Fix the Sun: Charles the Osprey" and our man in Havana. The DAAC is ALL AGES, ALL THE TIME and tickets for this show are $8.
Sunday at the DAAC totally punk it out. "Barren" from Chicago along with "Fuck This" ( I guess it is their last show) and "Dead Fun" the show is an early one, 5pm, and it is all ages 6$ at the door!
24hour Theater is coming up and five one act plays will be written directed and performed in a 24 hour time period. The production is at Gateway middle school at 311 Sate Street on May 17th and they are looking for volunteers to hook up an get geared up they need Writers, Directors and of course actors. Contact www.spacevstime.com for more info!
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