Silent Comedies + Dance Parties

February 14th, 2008 · 2 Comments · By

So if you actually have a significant other, you probably already have something “fun” planned for tonight, but for the rest of us eligable bachelors and bachelorettes (ahem), there’s plenty of promising events tonight to distract us all from our loneliness and sorrow:

(Buster Keaton in The Scarecrow)

First, the Film Series that I run is having a screening tonight, with plenty of silent comedies from the 1910’s and 20’s; Silent Valentines will feature Never Weaken by Harold Lloyd, The Scarecrow by Buster Keaton, and some other fun surprises that we picked out at the last minute because it turned out that the Chaplin film we wanted to screen wasn’t actually in the public domain. It’s at The Bridge, it starts at 7pm and cover is $5.

After that, there’s two dance parties to choose from:

Firstly, there’s a night of Soul and Funk music at the Tea House, with three live DJs. I’m not totally sure who those DJs are, but I’m pretty sure I may be one of them… Update: Apparently the other two DJ’s cancelled, so as it now stands I will be DJing the entire party this evening. I’ve picked out a bunch of southern soul classics, 50’s R&B gems, and 70’s underground garage-funk hits for the occasion.

Secondly, there’s also a Valentines’ Prom at Dust, with live music by Dream Baby (said to contain “various Hackensaws and a Huddleston” — not sure how or if this is a different band than Mr. Baby), as well as Rusalka Revival (which if I’m not mistaken is Micheaux Hood, Meg Huddleston, and Jen Fleischer), and sets by DJ Dancing and DJ Third Degree. Curt has promised there will be a prom queen and king competition, so if all goes as planned this will probably be more fun than your actual prom was.

(Popeye and Olive Oyl)

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  • 1 John // Feb 14, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    And another dance party at R2: Knockin’ Boots. Go here for more info.

  • 2 James // Feb 14, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    Yeah, somebody asked me to put up some posters for that event and I eventually declined due to their use of the phrase “Kunt Rock” and the ostensibly-ironic-but-not-actually-all-that-ironic sexism of the graphics. But to be fair: yes, they are also having a dance party tonight.