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I’ve been a little under the weather lately so it’s been a slow start to the new year but here we are!  A whole new year of WOTS! There is tons of stuff to do this weekend so don’t delay, never dilly dally, get on the dial and drive in droves to check out the weekend’s dope-ist doings. (that was SO cheesy!)

 With nothing more to say…. Here is Word on the Street for January 14, 2010



This weekend the Civic Theater opens Moon Over Buffalo. I have enjoyed every performance I have been to at the Civic, especially the comedies. So there are show times both this weekend and next, and you can find out more at their website. I would suggest checking out Friday night’s 7pm performance.Cost: tickets start at $14 for adults! Location: 30 Division North


Also at the UICA all weekend long is 35 Shots of Rum. A movie about a father daughter combo who aer moving in different directions. French. Set in Paris. Sigh. Details:

Thursday, 6 & 8; Friday 2 and 6:30; Saturday 2 and 6:30; Sunday 12pm Cost: 4-6$ Location: 41 Sheldon



Get a little more literary. Thursday night at Schuler’s. Katherine Marty and Greg Bliss will be reading some lines and sharing their talents. Schuler’s Downtown now also has beer which is totally cool.  Starts at 5:30 Cost: Free Location: 40 Fountain NW


The Forest Hills Fine Arts Center kicks off their 2010 season with a show of new jewelry made by Lady Aahku Seshaqua Floyd (whom you may recognize from the Farmers Market on Fulton) the show opens on Thursday from 6-7:30 but will be up for a few weeks! Cost: FREE Location: 600 Forest Hills Ave.


Chance Jones rocking the stage at Founders, Thursday night starting at 9:30.. they are going to be joining up with AB and Coconut Brown to bring down the house.  Cost: like 5 bucks maybe? Location:235 Grandville


DAAC Thursday, Brook Pridemore, Hit or Miss engines, Minnesota and Radiator Hospital.  Cost: $6 Location:115 S. Division



DAAC Friday! A NEW art show: featuring Rebecca Green, Justin Killner, Molly Pettengill and Cory Schneider called “A Consious Benefit” opens at 6pm with 100% of Sales support Farm Sanctuary. To complement the show there s a film (starts at 7) called Earthlings about the mistreatment of animals to further economic gain, I am sure it will be an uplifting tale about how humans are just, reasonable and peaceful beings (NOT!)  Cost: FREE! * Location:115 S. Division



I know some of you really like the brews. Hopcat is releasing their Oil Rigger this weekend. It is a  10.5% abv Imperial Stout aged for 4 months. Gulp. Release is on Saturday at 12pm. Cost: Hum…. How much are you going to drink? Location: 25 Ionia Ave

Find out more about the lads of the Litribune on Saturday ‘cause they are bringing in two bands, Skeleton Party and Prussia to the venue Mexican Sans Frontieres. In addition, there will be an interactive table with the pages project and info about the GR creative youth center.  Starts at 8:30 
Cost: $5 Location: 120 S. Division Apt 226 (second floor cross the street from Vertigo, ‘tween Cherry and Oakes)

Mixed Tape musical line up for Saturday starts at 12am with Johnnathan Cross, Tyler Decoeur, Avenmore & The Hamptons the show is all ages 
Cost $7 Location 138 S. Division.


Saturday is DAAC, in case you haven’t gotten a TON of facebook invites or seen the RAD posters I am here to tell you that the Rick Beerhorst Band, Seth and Illogical Spoon are playing starting at 7pm.  Cost: $6 Location:115 S. Division


Sunday the free film series starts at the UICA and they are featuring Sweden’s Everlasting Movements, a film about using art as an escape from abuse (this is only a semi accurate description) and two short films. Starts at 2:30 Pm. Check out details online at Cost: FREE! Location: 41 Sheldon


Sunday lace up and hit the wood with the Grand Raggidy Roller Girls. It is an all age extravaganza, meet the ladies, and just glide… Games, prizes you name it. Starts at 6 rolls til 9pm!  Cost: $6 Location: 14 52nd Street off of S. Division


Sometimes you just want to feel Warm; some times you just want to go and see the Butterflies! (at Fredrick Meijer!) Sunday from 12pm to 5pm!  Location, 1000 East Beltline NE



The Meanwhile film series, the French Connection starts at 8 on Tuesday so you better be on time… otherwise you might miss the cars, trains, french drug smugglers, grit and all around classic movie moments.   Cost: Totally $5 Location:1130 Wealthy


So this looks cool but I am not sure that I totally understand it. The Downtown library seems to have an exhibit on display of stuff entitled “ Creating a Legacy: The Women of Grand Rapids” I assume that means there are books and clippings and such but they promised that it is a showcase of the most influential women in Grand Rapids History.  (Did you know that the same group of women who started the Women’s also started the GRAM?  Exhibit up now… till when ever they take it down.  Cost: Free!  Location 111 Library St. NE



So I waited till the end to slam you with the survey. The Arts Council and DP are gearing up to provide a series of classes for creative’s, last year we offered six great classes and next year we are looking at ways to expand our creative opportunities! If you are an artist, musician, writer, performer, designer, work for an arts related organization OR just all around creative person then we would LOVE to have your thoughts!  DDDDDDOOOOOOO     IIIIIIITTTTTT! Survey closes on Monday so this is your last chance to tell us your $.99.




Go See the world, or at least “the Porkies”  Porcupine Mountains 'Artist-in-Residence' program is collecting applications for 2010-2011 Applications and information about the Porkies Artist-in-Residence program can be found at, by selecting "Artist-in-Residence," or by contacting Sherrie McCabe at 906-884-2345 or [email protected].


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* correction this event was listed as having a charge but it is FREE! 



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