Sometimes we all have to stay in and snuggle but there is JUST SO MUCH going on in the Grand Rapids that any time you want to venture out your guaranteed to find a great way to enjoy the scene... Hope to see you out and about this weekend!
Here is Word on the Street for March 24, 2010
Every Wednesday from 6:30-8:30pm, Bar Divani hosts a wine social. These socials are a gathering of people who share a love of wine, expand (or begin) their wine knowledge and also to taste some varietals you may not otherwise have had the chance to try. Each social features six tastes and will range in price from $15 to $25. Bar Divani is located at 15 Ionia Ave. SW
Thursday night at Mexicains Sans Frontieres you can meet up with writer John Ross. Politics, politics music and refreshments. Discussion begins at 9:30
Location: 120 S. Division Second Floor.
Cost: 3-5 donations appreciated!
The Ladies have it for Friday night art! Their Daily Bread opens at the Logan House Bed and Breakfast. Site specific works by Mandy Burrow, Anna Campbell, Margie Erlansdon and Alynn Guerra. The work addresses "the role of women and domestic life in the historical Leonard House, former home of League of Women Voters activist Dorothy Judd. Opening starts at 6 goes till 9pm.
Location: 440 Logan SE at Morris Street Cost Free
Sigh. I love this... Forest Hills Central takes the stage with the Wizard of Oz. Friday at 7:30. you can get your pics taken with the cast..... and there is a backstage tour... awesome. Gee Toto..... seems like we should pick up some tickets and some sparkly red shoes!
Location: Forest Hills Fine Arts Center 600 Forest Hill Ave SE
Need another dose of some art? On Saturday night catch new works by Brandi Bowman, James Jursinic, Metita Parmenter, Sally Finkbeiner, Charles Larue, Joan Hollander, Rick vanderputte, Josh Wambaught and Karen King. That is a whole mess of artists but West Coast Coffee certainly is big enough! Opening from 6-9pm...
Location: 55 Monroe Center
There are tons of Rollery Derby chicks flying in to GR to bout! This weekend our native group, the Grand Raggidy Roller Girls are going to trounce the COMO Derby dames and the Badass Bettys. Course it is all for charity so the proceeds go towards a sweet cause, ovarian and cervical cancer research.
Cost: $15 (they are cheaper if you buy 'em in advance
Location: 2605 Sanford Ave. SW (Grandville)
Pietros is having a dance competition on Saturday. It seems like it would be really weird, dancing at Pietro's but first prize is $100, and dinner and an overnight stay not bad.... Musical selection includes, salsa, merengue Bachatam, reaggeton "and more"
Location: 2780 Birchcrest Dr. SE
So here we go with the music.... Cause Saturday night is THE night for music in this town...
DAAC- All ages all the time, bands include, Past Lives, Airwaves and Victor Fix the Sun, Show starts round 8ish Location 115 S. Division
Floating Action, Middle Distance Runner, Prussia, apparently, 'cordin' to Joe, this show is going to be awesome. So details, starts at 930, sadly this is an all ages show but is at a brewery (Founders) so that make sense. The bands are all on myspace is youw ant to check it out.
Location: 235 Grandville Avenue SW
Cross town at Jukes catch Chance Jones, Pistol Brides and Marvin the Robot. Show at 930 'nother 21+ You are familiar with the Jones, Pistol Brides is new to me so send an update and Marvin the Robot is Miles Curtis, (formerly of GR)
Location: 506 Leonard Street Northwest
Cost:: free but yea' best get your drinking britches on and hustle up a d-driver 'cause the shows gonna be a d-light.....
People move and they sell all of their stuff. Least that is what my friends do... but they have such GOOD stuff!!!! Sunday you can pick up some amazing Sally England and Nick Stockton stuff from 11am to 7pm. (Think furniture/ nic nacs... STUFF)
Location: 255 Paris Ave SE apt 3
Cost: alls I am saying is bring the check book....
The DAAC is planning on hosting their first Sunday Soup. They invite guest chefs to cook simple soups and bunch foods using local ingredients the brunch mean is served family style and each attendee contributes $5. During the meal artist and community groups present ideas, at the end of the day participants vote for a project to receive the proceeds from the event. Starts at 2pm
Location: 115 S. Division
The Curoscuro series is back with another free flick at the UICA this weekend. (yes a free movie,!) This year the theme is Muse a look at the arts through film. This week they look at music. The preview for the movie, Four minutes, a german flick looks really interesting, check it out at www.uica.org.
Show starts at 230
Location 41 Sheldon
South Division has a new buddy. Take Hold Church took over the upstairs of Mixtape and this Sunday they are hosting a Community Discussion Panel about Human Trafficking from 6 till 8pm.
Location: 133 S. Division Ave.
OOOOOH So admit I was wwwwwaaaaayyyy to young to check out Star Trek 2 The Wrath of Khan when it came out in the 80s.... so now as an adult I can catch it on the big screen thanks to the Meanwhile Film Series! Show starts at 8pm!
Location 1130 Wealthy
Honky Tonk Showdown sound good to you? Show is on April 2nd. Get the goods (and by goods I mean tickets) from Delilah pre- show style for a mere 4.93 a ticket. Email her at email@example.com
Where do graphic designers get jobs in this town? I know a young... cool... about to graduate designer who is going to leave GR and go somewhere else unless someone offers her a gig. And fankly, I simply don't want her to go. SO. Help me out, throw a bone, anybody know of openings? She graduates in the spring. (PS punked out attire included)
There are SO many sweet people born in March. Seriously. Just this weekend our very own George W. is celebrating along with Nick Stockton from Teamwork bags. Have some happy B-day's boys!
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