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Hi Guys and Gals

This week has been steller. I just keep bumping into awesomeness and people who are excited, and getting involved, and frankly it makes my heart WARM. I hope that YOU are keeping warm and get a chance to get out and get involved this weekend ‘cause it is going to be a doozey!


Word on the Street for February 17, 2010



At Founders on Thursday Night catch up with Ha Ha Tonka, Spencer Mulder and Oh Brave Youth. Spence Mulder was ALL OVER for a while and this is a great chance to catch him with some out-of-town action. If you want a little preview of Ha Ha Tonka check out their website. Show starts at 9pm  Cost: Idonnknowlikefivebuckish? Location: 235 Grandville SW.


So, Idlewild was a vacation community up off of M-37 that has reached mythic proportions as a he-played-she-played hot spot for African American performers. On Thursday night at 6:30pm catch a documentary about the place called “Whatever Happened To Idlewild” at the Wealthy Theater. The event is a fundraiser and you can get in at 6pm Location: 1130 Wealthy Street Cost: $10



Mustache Gallery is the HOT SPOT for art on the Avenue lately! This weeks’ show features new work by artist Mike Guyette, think frontier but different.  The show starts at 7pm and goes until 10pm! So come, prepare to see and be seen! Location: 120 S. Division Cost: FREE!


Love your dog? Love Beer? Bow-wows and Brews at the UICA is a fundraiser for c-snip on Friday night. The live auction will be accompanied by live pooches (bring your own) and brews! Find out more about the cause at Location: 41 Sheldon Cost:$35 at the DOOR but it goes to a good cause


Love is in the air… still. The Symphony rolls out a Night of Romance with the classical series. Last time I went to the Symphony it was GOREGOUS! The three pieces for this weekend are Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Brahms…… LOVE IT! Location: 303 Monroe Ave NW Cost: $18 and Up



Want to kick it at the Centerpoint Mall this weekend? I know… so not uber local of me… but gee, when else are you going to be able to hit up Old Navy, TJ Maxx, the Skate Park as well as, the bands AB Coconut Brown, My Car your Far and the Fainting Generals all in the same place? Serious… music show starts at 5 and goes til 9… Location: THE MALL Cost: Free

ROLLER GIRLS ROUND UP! the Grand Raggidy are head to head with the Indianapolis Naptown Roller Girls. The show down starts Saturday night at 6~ Location 2605 Sanford Ave. SW Cost: $15 at the DOOR!


I love dance… pretty much all types of Dance and on Saturday night you can get down Foxtrot style at the Women’s City Club. That is right, BALLROOM. Not only are they going to trot there is also several hours of Swing, Waltz, Hustle, Tango and Salsa. Lost of room to let it rip, no smoking, cool location. Location: 254 Fulton St. Cost: Trot lesson it is $10 and if you want to bust a move it is $11, get into both for $16.00


Rockey’s Tavern is hope to more music on Saturday night with Rick Beerhorst Band AND Karisa and Luke Wilson, heaps and piles of live performances. Show Starts at 9:30   Location: 633 Ottawa Cost: 3$ if yer a drinker, $5 if yer not (of age!)


Interested in some more music? Maybe the show at Mixtape is for you, Harp & Lyre are playing with All’s Quiet, Fit for a King, First Strike and Oh the Storm.  Location: 133 S. Division Cost:$10 day of



BOB, there is a fundraiser for Guiding Light Mission featuring 9 performing acts. The show starts at 3 and doesn’t wrap up till close. So here is the list: Dusty Chaps Band, 13th Hour, Trilogy, Delilah DeWylde and the Lost Boys, Organissimo, Ralson Bowles, Natchez Trace, OTC, Greg Nagy and an All-Star Blues Jam with Jim Shaneberger. The event is called Musicians Against Homelessness (which by the way, is a LAME name, step it up and get creative folks!)  Cost: $15 Location: Corner of Fulton and Monroe


At the Mixtape, The Promise Hero, 12 Track Radio, Glaze GetEm, The Summer Highlight, Victory Victory Cost: $5  Location: 133 S. Division


Every year on I end up at the Library at the same time that they have Taste of Soul and let me tell you what..…each time there is literally a line up waiting for the doors to open! Tis that good! And Hilariously I AM planning on going to the library this weekend SO maybe I will see you there! The gig is… you get to sample African American art, music, literature, history and food. For Free. Super cool. Starts at 1pm! Cost: Free Location: 111 Library St. NE


If you are looking for a new CD can I suggest Rapheal Saadiq’s “The Way I See It”… The album is SO freaking good! Or a Lou Reed Album? How about “Coney Island Baby”… anyhow, nothing fixes the midwinter blues like a little new music…Where to pick it up: Vertigo Music (of course) Location: South Division between Cherry and Oakes 


The Paris Opera Ballet is at the UICA (in spirit and on film) this weekend. The Documentary- La Danse opens of Friday with performances all weekend long. For show times check out Cost: 5/$7 Location: 41 Sheldon Blvd.



So here is a bit of braggin. The Avenue for the Arts is featured as a district in the DDA’s new marketing brochure for Attracting new businesses to downtown GR….the brochure is lovely, the photos are killer so check it!



Want to show some artwork? The DAAC is hosting HumanNature and it is an open entry show but you need to fit the theme….check it out,


Or maybe a little conversation is more your style? The GRAM is finally getting the message that to gain support from the Arts Community they have to be SUPPORTIVE of the arts community… an interesting and foreign concept for some of the cultural institutions in GR. So Anyhow.…The 100 year programming is going to include a series of community inspired “Conversations” created by and organized by local arts professionals. This means if YOU need a platform and venue to talk about issues dealing with ART and CULTURE that YOU are interested in and want a rad space to have it in, the GRAM is game. Conversations need to be inclusive community based and arts related. BUT you still need to jump through some hoops and there is a FORM to fill out… which I can send to you OR you can request from Kerri at [email protected].


If you are on facebook you can join the group. Currently we are sending word out as an “event” and a message on facebook so feel free to share….. you can post feedback there or of course send me an email at… [email protected] . OR if you want to check out the Blog got to


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