1 million events (OK, actually just 4)

August 28th, 2008 · 3 Comments · By

There’s just a ton of stuff going on Friday night.

First of all, Allyson Mellberg and Jeremy Taylor are having an art reception and public preview at The Bridge, in anticipation of their Art Sale on Saturday afternoon. Jeremy and Allyson are two sweet and amazing artists who have just returned to Cville; we’re glad to have them back. They’re moving into a new studio and doing some cleaning and purging of stockpiled art items, so they’re selling the art to the Charlottesville community at a significantly discounted price so they can start in the new studio with a clean slate and find good homes for their awesome art.

If you’ve never seen their stuff — it’s pretty amazing. They have an incredible ability to render gentleness and the natural world, often combined with an intense fear of man-made chemicals, toxins, and poisons; all done with a subtle but distinct sense of humor. Plus it’s all made with non-toxic art ingredients {they’re the rare folks people who are even more allergic and hypersensative than I am.} I had the chance to check the show as it was being installed tonight, and it looks great — it’s got lots of dead deer with their tongues out and cute bunny rabbits bleeding profusely from their nether regions as dark clouds of poison hover overhead. And they haven’t even put in the hand-sewn 3D soft sculptures yet…

This show will not be up all month — it’s just this weekend, so see it while you can, and get some amazing art for a very reasonable price. Or just stop in to say hi and bathe in the majesty of how good their work is. 6-8pm at The Bridge.

The Garage is having another special sneak preview show before their grand opening next weekend; The Garage is, of course, the new downtown music venue run by my new friends Kate and Sam; it’s literally just a tiny garage on 1st st, across from Lee Park. This show will feature Olivia Mancini of Olivia and the Housemates (except without her Housemates), and Ed Donahue of Donny Hue and the Colors (but without the Colors). Starts at 8pm.

After that, James Jackson Toth and The Dutchess & the Duke are playing at Gravity Lounge. Toth is the guy from Wooden Wand, and Dutchess & Duke are a band I’ve been hearing good things about recently. This will be a late show; it doesn’t start till 10:30pm, so there’s plenty of time to see the art show, the the garage show, and then check this one out.

OR you could head on down to Dust for another hardcore show; Full Court Press, Sucker Punch, Naysayer and Stone Cold. All ages, no alcohol, and doors are at 8pm.

I’m going to… well, I’m gonna try to do all of these things, but I also have a good friend in from out of town, it’s been raining cats and dogs all week, and I haven’t really been getting all that much sleep. So, we’ll see what happens. Any of the possibilities all seem fun.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 James // Aug 29, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    Apparently Vomit Up Blood are playing at the Dust show as well; haven’t heard ’em myself, but they boast a roster of old-school cville punkers.

  • 2 James // Aug 29, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    ….aaaaand, apparently, Naysayer are NOT playing the Dust show. So it’s still just 4 bands on the line-up.

    VUB’s myspace is, unsurprisingly:

  • 3 cvilleMUSE » Blog Archive » Weekend Reminders: The Late Edition // Aug 29, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    […] Wrapping up a busy start to your weekend, there’s a show at downtown Charlottesville’s newest venue The Garage tonight as well as a hardcore show at Dust but you didn’t hear it first from me. […]