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Hello Michiganders!

Time is slipping by and the weekend is rushing in!  We have a heavy handful of events for the weekend so let’s get ready to rumble!


Here it is, Word on the Street for March 11th, 2010



Poetry night at Schuler’s books with local poets Christine Stephens and Clayton Boothe, also there is beer and pizza specials. Oh and you can buy a book as well…… I am going to tromp down and pick up a little light weekend reading….. Location: 40 Fountain (or you can enter from Monroe!) Cost: Free


Cynthia Hagedorn’s solos exhibition at Forest hills Fine Arts Center is opening. With 60 new pieces you can stop in and enjoy the work along with music from the Hope College Jazz Ensemble. Show opens at 6pm! Location: 600 Forest Hills Ave! Cost: FREE! 


If you haven’t checked it out yet then you are going to want to sneak a peek at What’ and then head over to their opening celebration, Thursday from 6:30 until 10:00. With a total line up of presentations from ten local arts organizations the kick off event will feature Civic, Symphony UICA and more! Location: McKay Towers (146 Monroe Center) Cost: Free!



Musicals it is!  All weekend long you can catch performances of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Civic. Part of the Andrew Lloyd music book the piece is Old Testament infused with Webber stage flair. (a little calypso anyone?) Location: 30 Division North. Cost: 16-30$


Bali Hi!  Rodgers and Hammerstein at the movies is the theme for the Fox Motor Pop Series this weekend. Do you think they would be irritated if I sang along? Pieces from Carousel, The King and I, South Pacific, State Fair, The Sound of Music, and Oklahoma will be projected on the big screen while the symphony accompanies them…. AAAhhh yodelayheehoo!  Friday and Saturday at 8pm Sunday at 3~ Location: Devos Place Cost: Tickets start at $18.00!



Erick Pichardo opens a new show of work inspired by mythology, nature and memories from Childhood. This week the Caribbean Artist opens a show at Bethlehem Lutheran. Show opening from 6 to 7ish! Then at 7+ check out a performance by Chicago jazz artists Loom. Location 250 Commerce Ave. SW Cost: Free! (Donations collected)


Friday at the DAAC catch the last Religious SS Disorder show ever. Along with Skeleton party, Dylan Ettinger, Nuclear Family, Victory and Despot. Show starts at 8 Location: 115 S. Division. Cost $6



Bike Sprints. I don’t know what a bike sprint is, but it sounds cool and I have a feeling that bike people of GR WANT to know about these Bike Sprints. And there is a special Bike sprint beer, so Saturday at Hopcat from 12 until 5pm. Do you need to bring your bike? (Help a land dweller out…can anyone give me a better description ?) Location: 25 Ionia Cost: bring some loot 'cause there might be a cost and there will definitely be some beer!


Speaking of special beers… on Saturday Founders is releasing their Kentucky Bfast Stout. Bands Rubblebucket and Funktion take the stage at 9pm. (Rubblebucket wins coolest name of the week!) Location: 235 Grandville.  Cost $5


Totally digging this. There is a Rhododendron Refugee Craft Sale on Sunday featuring the work of refugees from around the world selling jewelry, Rugs clothing and bags. The refugees have all relocated to GR and the contact name for more info is from Bethany so I am guessing it is a part of their refugee program. Let me know what you think! 2-6pm  Location: 111 Fitzhugh Cost: Free!


Feeling a little theater? “Love Letters” is a two person traveling play is staring their road trip at Dog Story Theater on Saturday. Featuring husband wife team Gary E Mitchell and Mary Beth Quillin. Saturday night only. Location:1115 Taylor Cost:$12


The Grand Rapids Ballet Company is performing at Forest Hills Fine Arts center. The show has been completely shaped by the community and each of the performances have been selected via vote!  The Show starts at 7:30 Location: 600 Forest Hills Ave Cost: call 493 8966 for ticket info!


2010 is here along with the 2010 Burlesque Odyssey! On Saturday night you can catch the newest sexually explicit adventure featuring the SexxxxWarriorz lead by Commander Chest Blasterson. A little space exploration, some new music by End Times Orchestra. Need a little tease? Location: 1130 Wealthy St. Cost: 12 in advance, $15 at the door!


Saturday support the UICA as a part of Live Coverage their fabulous fundraiser. You know the drill artists make work onsite, you get to check it and then bid on it… the space is totally decked out in awesomeness. Yeah. Location: 41 Sheldon Cost:$60 if you are a member, $70 if you aren’t.



If you missed Cynthia’s opening on Thursday there is another chance to meet the artist and view her work, Monday night from 6 until 7:30 she will be onsite along with Brandon Muske on the guitar. Location: 600 Forest Hills Cost: FREE!



I love Parks and Rec classes and I know you will love them. Sign up is now open check out the city website under departments, then parks and rec.


Join up with the facebook WOTS group which has been acting a little crazy lately…. currently we are sending word out as an "event" and (trying to send it as 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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