Free Market, Black Market

November 23rd, 2012 · 1 Comment · By

Those of you who are in Charlottesville today are surely itching for something to do, and possibly eager for alternatives to spending another day with your extended family and/or getting trampled to death at Best Buy. Here are two good suggestions:

As part of the annual practice of Buy Nothing Day, Random Row Books is hosting the “Really Really Free Market,” which is basically a swap meet with assorted other activities — there will be free bread and soup, a station set up to make your own t-shirts, and lots of opportunities to get rid of unwanted stuff in exchange for other people’s stuff. That runs from now until 4pm today at Random Row & adjacent parking lot, on West Main St. —  which reminds me, I have some books I want to take over there, myself.

Later on this evening, there will be another Grits + Gravy Soul & Funk Party at the Black Market Moto Saloon; we’ve all read the news reports about how Black Market isn’t allowed to host live music without a permit, but apparently recorded music is still kosher; as always, Robin and Colin will be playing the finest in vintage soul and funk 45s and LPs for your dancing enjoyment. That starts at 9pm, though I think the Saloon opens at 5:00. I’m not sure if there’s a cover charge or not! Does anyone know?

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  • 1 Geoff H. // Nov 30, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Hawt damn!!! Just catching up on the local scene after getting back from Turkeyday in the sweet mountains of Washington state. Was hating to come back, but Grits and Gravy being back in action at my favorite local watering hole eases the pain a bit. Was this party for real and will we be seeing more or just another teaser? I’ll be here the day after Christmas and this time my mates will be visting me. Just thinking about Soul Christmas has me moving already.