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This weekend there are a few cannot miss events! So here is a quick and dirty throw down list for those who want to get out and about GR style. The list is short, sweet and satisfying.

Here is Word on the Street August 13, 2010

GRAM on the GREEN is hosting Fainting Generals from 7-9pm with entertainment and an outdoor bar.
Cost: Free
Location: just off the Mya Lyn Elliptic.

Pigeon Creek Shakespeare is taking on Henry V  this weekend at Dog Story Theater tickets are $12 on Saturday and Sunday but by donation on Friday because of possible noise interruptions by the new neighbors downstairs…. Information at
Cost: $12 adults $6 Students
Located at 1115 Taylor NW

The Avenue for the Arts Street Market is upon us! There will be a slew of new arts and goods vendors mixed in with your faves, All City Kicks is hosting a special Gone Wild t-shirt Release Party from 6-9pm . There will be new work by Willie at 106 South Division and Erwin Erkfitz at the ‘Stache Gallery. This month there is a pretty rad musical line up: Bands include Invisible Mansion, Kurt Denison, Fiona Dickinson, Jes Kramer and Broadcast Union. And Pikositos makes like the best tacos in town, so come hungry! Park on Sheldon for easy access and then head on over, 4-9pm Come early and stay late.
Location South Division between Cherry and Weston
Cost: Free

Saturday come run with the girls, I mean from the girls, I mean bulls, I mean…. The Running of the Bulls Grand Rapids is kicking off on Saturday at 11am at founders…. You get to drink beer and then Grand Raggidy Roller Girls are going to chase you to the next bar. Wrist bands and tshirts are $15.00 $$ goes towards C-Snip…. But if you just want to see drunken people get chased by good looking women in roller skates well then that is FREE!
Kick off Location: 235 Grandville
Cost: $15.00

Stick with the Avenue Saturday night and catch the great fantastic 6 band line up at the DAAC. Snowing, Glocca Morra, Pansori, Victor! Fix the Sun, The Reptilian and Empire! Empire! Take the stage at 7pm. the show is all ages so you can bring your baby sister although it might be a little loud…..
Location 115 South Division

Sunday afternoon check out a show at Mexicains Sans Frontieres with the band Eastern Block The show starts at 1pm and goes until 3. Musical description includes influence of Macedonia, Bulgaria and Serbia. Frankly it sounds like a totally interesting musical mashup. Location 120 S. Division Ave Unit 226 (you can enter around the back and up the ramp)

Fredrick Meijer Gardens is hosting two rad bands on the 17th. Fainting Generals and Chance Jones will be playing at the amphitheater. Sounds totally relaxing and lovely.  The show is Sponsored by WYCE and will be some super chill goodness.

Want to be in a movie?  The Chinese people will be performing at Cannonsburg as part of a movie Burning Folk. They need enough peeps to make it look like a legit music fest. So everyone is welcome including the kiddies. The gig is unpaid BUT you get to hang out and there are free drinks. And as far as acting they are looking for lads and lasses who can be Merry… so get happy and help a local filmmaker make local film magic. August 21 at 8pm.
Location: 4760 Giles Avenue NE Ada Township MI 49301
Cost: Free

I mentioned Artpeers registration was open last week but this is a final reminder to be sure that if you haven’t already signed up and you are thinking about it registration ends this weekend.

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