MAY 2, 2008

Word on the Street April 30th, 2008 (a bit late)

Hello Jello!
This week has blown by. SO with no chit chat and no fandango here we go!

Friday night at 7:30 until 9:30 St Cecilia's Music Center you can catch a spring Orchestra POPS concert with a special guest performance by the River Rogues Jazz band. The cool thing about this is it is totally Free and if you haven't seen a show at St Ceclia's this is a geat opportunity the space is totally goregious. To find out more contact Elaine Shaw at 361 6951 Location 24 Ransom Street. Cost FREE!

Those Grand Valley Professors have been storming the GRAM lately this Friday night from 7 until 7:45 catch a lecture by Professor Norwood Viviano (sculpture guy) presenting "new work" Location GRAM Cost 5$

On Friday May 2nd beginning at 7pm the check out the show at the DAAC including "Dannison" "Dan Cadillac & the Electric Racecars", "Hopeless Heroes" "Landshark" "My Friend Jared" Also be sure to say Happy Birthday to Adam (of Landshark) cause it is his Birthday! All ages all the time! Location: 115 South Division Cost: $6

Get a little ART, Saturday May 3rd at the DAAC check out3 great bands and one creative art event. "Inter/Outer/Inner Art and Music Show featuring work by Jon Chambers, and bands "Clive" "See Yes" and "Slow Party" Location: 115 South Division Cost: $6

On Saturday at the Skelletones check out "So save me," "Father Time Bomb," "Bless you Boys," and "Your Best Friend" Location 133 South Division, below the Euclid!

Saturday night the Super happy Funtime Burlesque show presents a Very Specail Edition of kids shows gone array, call it a spoof, but don't call this show kid friendly..... Live music, free Prizes and some raunchy sexy kiddie fun. It is a little late to preorder tickets so... Location Wealthy Theather. 1130 Wealthy, Cost $10 doors at 7pm!

Saturday you can get nostalgic for Grunge. The Intersection is hosting "Sounds of Seattle" including a Pearl Jam Tribute band and a Nirvana Tribute band. The show is 17 and up doors at 8pm. Tickets are $12 the day of the show. Location 133 Grandville Ave SW

WYCE is kicking off their Hat Trick Series May 5th, (Cinco De Mayo) with "Mulebone" at the One Trick Pony beginning at 7:30 Pm, so you bring a donation, a goup of friends, grab some dinner appreciate some acoustic blues support the West Michigan Blues Society's Blues in the School Project. Location: 136 East Fulton Cost: Free with Donation when they pass the Hat!

Monday at the DAAC welcome "Auryn" from Pittsburgh and "Shattered Badge."
Oh man I am loving this one Friday night at Skelletones you can Rave to your hearts content at an all electronic, all ages show drum & bass, Trance, techno, house and downtempo! All music, All Ages, All Night (until 4 am) No Drugs, NO Alcohol, All dance party. Only 5$! Location 133 South Division.

The UICA is doing a call for entries, you have to be 18 and the work should have the following qualities, it can be hung suspended, rolled pushed inflated folded or moved off the floor. Accepted works will be exhibited during the 2008 national public sculpture conference you can download a form at Also do it today because submissions are due on the 15th of May!

Also reminder! This summer the Grand Rapids Symphony is going to have souvenir shirst for picnic pops and they are looking for design submissions: Guidelines Up to 4 colors, incorporate the four concerts that make up Picnic Pops (check them out on submitted as a Jpg or TIFF must be received attention Claire Van BRandeghen 300 Ottawa Ave NW suite 100 Grand Rapids MI 49503 by FRIDAY MAY 16th! And now you are wondering what do you get? Tickets to the Classical Fireworks Concert June 10th or 11th (one of my favorites), a complementary shirt, and recognition in the 20,000 program books printed and distributed over the summer. I LOVE the Fireworks show, and picnic pops is SO good! Questions? Email Clair at or giver her a call at 616 454 9451 ext 128

Want to earn free movie passes? The UICA is assembaling a small group of volunteers who are interested in handing out promos in exchange for movie passes, you put out posters in a designated area of GR, Support a local venue, and get some rad free passes. If you are interested contact Ryan Dittmer at the UICA number 454 7000 or at

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