Word on the Street....February 4th 2009
I don't know maybe it is the sun shining though my window... or maybe it is because I finally really have resolved it for myself that it is going to stay cold forever... But I think this weekend is going to be a weekend to get OUT OF THE HOUSE. Seriously, it is time to DO SOMETHING.... And here is a little list of prospective "SOMETHINGS"
Thursday night February 5th from 6 until 7:30 pm at the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center check out new work by Artist Tom Clinton. A printmaker with an eye for patterns Tom's work combines a variety of print techniques and has a PRINT quality, it has a printmaker/ modernist aesthetic. Yeah I think you gotta see it to get my drift. FHFAC is located at 600 Forest Hill Ave. SE. Cost FREE!
Thursday pick up the newest edition of Historic Photographs of Grand Rapid created by the Grand Rapids Public Library's Special Collections Librarian Karolee Hazelwood. Book signing from noon until 1pm. Location Downtown Schuler's.
Thursday night at the GRCC Applied Technology Center Auditorium there will be a Community Panel speaking about the theme " In Remembrance of: Anti Violence" It sounds really interesting examining the lifestyles that lead to community violence and eventually the group will draft solutions for intervention. One of my favorite Heartside leaders Shelly Cole-Mickens is on the panel! Location 151 Fountain NE Cost FREE!
Valentines Day is only a week away so, this weekend enjoy a little romantic comedy.... Dos Story theater is presenting "Moose Mating" staring a totally local cast including Rissa Thomas, Evin Anderson, Chris Eddy, Philip A. Baba and Rachel Finan. Performances the 5th 6th and 7th at 8pm and Sunday the 8th at 3pm. Location: 1115 Taylor Cost: 10$, bookmark it: dogstorytheater.com
If you are looking for some pretty interesting art this week stop by the Calvin Gallery in 106 S.. Division. The Tangible Intangible by Miranda Brouwer consist of a variety of drawings with string. Done directly onto the wall it seems like it took her like all week to install and frankly the work is interesting, fresh and aesthetically pretty cool Subject matter a bit trite but artists never get over the female form open Friday until 6pm
So Skelltones is gone but Mixed Tape is here. So the shows are all ages, the coffee is hot, the food is vegetarian and the hot coca, my fav, is pretty damn good. They have shows all weekend long and if you buy tickets in advance they are cheaper. Bands on Friday include Lifestory: Monologue, Morella, Ports Of Adia, & Blacktop Musical Show starts at 6:30pm. Location 133 South Division. Cost $7 day of
THE DAAC is in full swing! On Friday catch Walrus, Patience Patients, Your Best Friend and Just for kicks. Show starts at 8pmCost $6. Location 115 South Division Bookmark it thedaac.org
All day long the Grand Rapids Public Museum is FREE because they are holding their annual Ethnic Heritage Festival and as with all great ethnic festivals there will be dancing, music crafts and displays just check out this list of participants (I didn't even know most of these organizations existed.... What is a Hiberian?) Edelweiss Club, Ancient Order of Hibernians, Chinese Association of West Michigan, Congress of North American Bosniaks, Finnish American Society of West Central Michigan, Gaelic League, Grand Rapids Scottish Society, Grand Rapids Sister Cities International, Latvian Association of Grand Rapids, Lithuanian American Community, Mexican Heritage Association, Philippine Cultural Group of Michigan, Polish Heritage Sons of Norway and the Swedish American Society! There are planetarium shows, free rides on the carousel and a showcase of traditional and modern ethnic fashions at 12:30... in fact if you read the fine print you find out that for a modest price you can sample beer and food from around the world, From 9am to 6pm. Cost: Free (except the food and Beer) Location 272 Pearl Street NW bookmark'em at grmuseum.org.
Check out Mixed tape beginning at 6:30 for " Did you mean Australia, The Virally Enthroned, Learning is Educational and From Huron Out. Location 133 South Division. Cost $6 day of book mark it, mixedtapecafe.com
The Second Annual Grand Rapids Bicycle Film Festival and the Rapid Wheelman are going to be showing Drop In a movie about bike riding in crazy places. Get this "follows some of the worlds most experienced riders though the Trials and Tribulations of riding at the limits of sanity and the drama of close quarters living on the infamous drop in bus" Anyhow the show is Saturday the 7th at 7pm at the Wealthy Theater.
A little lunch a little art! On Sunday at the GRAM check out the 12-12:40 lecture series "Picasso to Pop understanding Modern Art" this lecture discusses Mark Rothko and Richard Pousette-Dart, Celeste Adams will be speaking. (Mark we love your work!)
Then you can catch a free movie at the UICA as a part of the Chiaroscurio film series you can catch In This World features the story of two Afghani cousins traveling to London. The movie starts at 2:30 Location: 41 Sheldon Cost: FREE!
Michael Beauchamp, Susan Fawcett, Alex Karpicke and Britta Stifler are playing an all ages show at the DAAC... all four artists come from crazy diverse musical backgrounds from ska, trumpet to harmonica. Time 7pm location 115 S. Division Cost $6!
Mixed tape is open on Sunday too. Bands start playing at 5:30 pm and include "for the Fallen Dreams, xTrantx, Tall Ships, Make it Clear, ReInventing Yesterday, Of Virtue, Crowley, Deliverus, All Hail the Blessed Hour. Tickets are $10! Location 133 South Division. bookmark it, mixedtapecafe.com
All weekend long
The Ballet is featuring a biblical parable Balanchine's The Prodigal Son, Friday & Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets vary but if you have a culture pass you can get a deal. Location Peter Martin Wege Theater, 341 Ellsworth Ave SW.
If you've got events for next weekend then send them on in! email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . If you want to check out the Blog got to http://www.g-rad.org/projects/wordonthestreet/
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