OCTOBER 16, 2008

Word on the Street for October 15th, 2008!

Hello, Hello, Hello!
This week I finally got a chance to get out of the city and I have to say I was surprised to see how far into fall we have gotten. I had the opportunity to visit a local orchard with a group of kids and they had a BLAST picking apples and climbing around on a big mound of pumpkins. Each fall Mr. Man and I try to visit a few different local orchards and gorge on cider and apples. I love driving around out by Sparta and finding small family owned stands but a great quick trip out of the city is always Robinettes... if you have a favorite local apple stand let me know!

Here is Word on the Street for October 15th, 2008!

From 5:30 to 7:30 WMCAT (the West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology) is opening an exhibition with local artists Alynn Guerra and Michael Phleghaar from 5:30 to 7:30. Stop by and check it out. WMCAT also has some pretty amazing digs and the program itself is pretty interesting. Location: Corner of Sheldon and Fulton Cost: Free!

Also on Thursday night enjoy an Autumn Stroll along Wealthy street to visit local shops and enjoy a little local love. The Laura Armenta Dance troupe will be performing from 4 until 8pm with some live drumming and dancing. The stores will offer sales and treats, the wealthy theater is having an open house and Bear Manor will be hosting a Harvest party with food, pumpkin carving and games. Afterward stop by the Meanwhile for $1 off Michigan drinks ! (the vodka from downstate (Circle Barn Winery-Devine- I think) is pretty killer!) Location: Wealthy Street Cost: FREE but bring your wallet because the deals are hot even if the weather is not!

Bar Divani recently got a bit of a facial and they are ready to show their new digs off. On Thursday night from 5:30ish until 2am the bar will be having a "Grand Re-opening launch sort of a thing and unveil the "new look" while you are down there be sure to check out the work by Kelly Allen located in Gallery Noir (connected to Bar Divani) Location: 15 Ionia-ish Cost: Free!

On Friday night Wealthy Theater is grooving to Motown (ahhhhh Motown one of the best Michigan products of ALL time) The show starts at 7pm and tickets are $19.68 (it took me a while to catch on to that whole price thing- Motown was totally the thing in 1968) Tickets are avaiable at the Box office or call 459-4788 extension 131!

Friday night would be a great night to catch the Dog Story Theater's production of Sleepy Hollow. Sleepy hollow= headless horseman= American folk lore= totally freaky nightmares for jenn. The show on Friday takes place at 8pm.Location: The new-ish location is 1115 Taylor NW just south of Plainfield and Leonard. Cost: your guess is as good as mine but I am quite sure it will be more then reasonable. For a great preview check them out online at http://dogstorytheater.com./

On Friday night at 7pm professor Victoria Veenstra will be talking about Richard Avedon in a lecture about how he was affected and effected by his contemporaries. Veenstra is a really interesting engaging person and I would guess her lecture will be well researched and pretty interesting. And again I would like to reiterate, these photos are great, I got asked twice by guards to "Please back away from the photo" cause you just want to climb inside of each image. Location: The GRAM Cost: $5 on Friday nights

I am constantly amazed at the number of kids that love skelltones and hang out there all the time. It is truly rad. This Friday night the show includes Kissy Face Fashion Faux Pas, Gutted Out, The Crowned Virgin, Look Left Swing Right, Pandora and Mayasis. Sounds Heavy and hot. Tickets are sold at the door. Doors at $7pm. Minors being cool and feeling accepted in abundance.

Friday night at the DAAC, "the Gadaout Traveling Film Festival, Halo Fauna and Just Seeds Art Show. Beginning at 8pm which means it is $6 or less at the door! Location 115 South Division.

It seems like this weekend the Wealthy theater is the place to be! On Saturday afternoon check out HOME MOVIE DAY! you can submit those dusty Super 8, 8mm, and 16mm films the day of the show beginning at 1pm. Then from 1:30 you can sit back and enjoy some forgotten memories. If you are looking for a way to bond with the Grand Parents of Grand Rapids this might be just the ticket. The whole deal is FREE! Location 1130 Wealthy.

If you are looking for something with a bit more predictability check out the GRAM's Movie of the day "Moulin Rouge" the 1951 version. It is playing at both 1 and 3pm on Saturday. Location: GRAM Cost: FREE FOR MEMBERS $8 for the rest of us!

Fall is Fun! Super Happy Funtime that is, on October 18th check out the Burlesque Troupe's Halloween show at the Wealthy Theater. A little local lore anyone? The Ada Witch will rear her ugly head, while ghouls and Zombies strut their stuff (this show is for lovers of the "no-no naughty" Halloween! Bound to knock your socks off. Doors at 7:30 Cost is 10$ and I am SO there!

So many good things on Saturday it is going to be a really hard choice! Beginning at 9pm the Mighty Narwhale (pretty great local band) will be having their CD release party. Check out the Nautical theme other bands include" A Ship without a country, A Mast without a Sail" Location: Founders! 235 Grandville Ave SW, Cost: $5

Saturday night at the DAAC is all ages, all the time. The bands include Bearsuit, the B-side is better, the Rockford independent pop orchestra, and Ambassador. Cost $6Location: right next to Scavenger Hunt, 115 South Division. For mre details about DAAC shows check out the website. www.thedaac.org under shows.

Sunday is a great day to check out the F.M. Gardens. There is currently a Jaume Plensa Show up that I would like to check out. The Spanish Sculptor supposedly has work both inside and outside. Tickets for most adults are $12, Students and Seniors get in for $9 while kiddies get in for $4. The Gardens close early, like at 5 so you might want to head over early in the day...

Sunday at 1 and 5 at the UICA catch the Hunter S Thompson Movie. I know I am.

If you own a small business and are trying to get a website off the ground this might be for you! Neighborhood Ventures is hosting a Free Website training on how to get a FREE website on October 23 from 9am to 12pm at 514 Eastern Ave (corner of Eastern and Logan) if you are interested you need to RSVP to Deborah Chivis at 301-2727 or email her at chivisd@neighbrohoodventures.org

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