a busy Friday

June 26th, 2009 · 2 Comments · By

There are quite a few cool things on tonight —

First of all, there’s an art opening at Try&Make. It’s put together by my friends Ashley Florence and Heidi Tullmann, and it features art by the two of them as well as Lisa Kittell, Sarah Jean Simmons, Meg Hamilton, and Isabella Scott (who will also be DJ-ing a dance party in the space after the opening). I know a lot of folks are excited about it, and it should be pretty fun. They’ve listed the event as running from 5 to 9pm … it’s in the space next to Reid’s on Preston Ave.

Community Bikes is doing their first Bike-In Movie of the season; everyone’s gonna meet around 8-ish and hang out and win door prizes until it gets dark, at which point they’ll show The Triplets of Bellville (which I’ve always wanted to see, and will sadly miss tonight). It’s free, at Community Bikes on West Main (behind Hampton Inn, off 9th st). I think they’re also in need of a last-minute sound system, so if anybody has any speakers they could loan to Community Bikes for the evening, give Amanda or Jennifer a call.

There’s also a metal show at Dust, with  Salome, Horsefang, Three Faces of Eve, the Communion, and Transient. I know three of those acts have played there before and put on a good show; furthermore, a little bird (er, make that horse) told me it’s Curt’s birthday, so be sure to thank the bearded chap in an appropriately obstuse and/or mystical manner for all the things he’s done for local music. (I mean, sure, he’s crazy, but where would we be without him?)

There’s also a mellower-type show at the Tea Bazaar; Wes Swing is playing, along with Chelsea Lynn La Bate, Nora Jane Struthers. That one’s probably around 9-ish and in the $5 range, I’m assuming.

So those all sound lovely; you really can’t go wrong. Unfortunately, I myself will be working most of the night (we’re opening Away We Go at Vinegar Hill this weekend), but I do plan on enjoying a late-night swim tonight; the weather’s finally gotten unbearably hot enough to make post-midnight swimming an enticing possibility.

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  • 1 victoria // Jun 26, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    if community bikes is still without speakers for tonight’s show, i *might* be able to help out… you can likely get my number from some of the nailgun folks.

  • 2 Jon bray // Jun 26, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    Can someone cover my shift so I can go to the bike-in? Thanks.