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Word on the Street is a semi-regular weekend update. It is published on Facebook, through the email and it makes its permanent home on G-RAD. You can post feedback in either place or, of course, send me an email at… [email protected] . Events are selected because I like them, or i like the organzation hosting the event, or it was recommended to me, or because I don't think they get enough props in other media and the criteria is...I would consider going myself. Also... events have a tendancy to be downtown-centric because i Love and Live Downtown....

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Sunday is the start of hunting season. I know because Mr. Man spends most of October and November hunting saying “there aren’t that many more times left for me to get out and hunt….” When what he really means is….. “There is 6 weekends left for me to get out and BOW HUNT which will be directly followed by 3 months (a whole season) of gun hunting, more bow hunting, black powder hunting, small game hunting and rabbit hunting as well….”  To quelch the sadness of being left by my sweet heart I am planning on packing in as much entertainment as I can to the next few months! Here are some of the things I am considering for this weekend….


Word on the Street for November 13th 2009!

Friday (Artday!)

  • Richard App Gallery has an opening tonight artists include Michael Buck and Tim Motley Photographers (both of these guys are included in GR Social Diary) Jeannette van der Veen, paintings and John Despres a sculptor/ set designer who I got to meet just a few weeks ago… opening form 5 till 9pm! Location: 910 Cherry Street Cost: FREE!
  • Say yes to Art on Friday at the Byrnehoehm Gallery! The opening for Little Hang Ups starts at 5:30 and roles until 9:30 with art from Kelly Allen, Michele Bosak, Sarah Joseph and Susan Mulder. The sneak peek photos are looking GOOD… I can’t wait to see more of Kelly’s new work….  Location: 959 Lake at the intersection of Lake and Cherry Cost: Free! 
  • Then head over to the Heartside Talent taking you inside the world of outside intuitive performers… seriously mind bending! Rappers and musicians have been paired with country singers and poets, while folk singer songwriters will follow performances by jazz influenced performances of Summertime! The show starts at 8pm and ends around 10 come down and meet some of Heartisde’s hidden talent!  Read a little more here:  Location: 1130 Wealthy St  Cost: only 5$!
  • Friday at Mixedtape they are featuring “the Judgment of Paris along with Come Find the Lion, Pandora, Look Left Swing Right, We’ll Watch it Burn and A Day of Moments show starts at at 6:30 pm   Location 133 S. Division  Cost $6pm
  • Friday night at the DAAC Black Out Party with dante Cope, The SEVENth, Flying without Wingz, 80’s Babies and more…Show at 9pm!  Location: 115 S. Division Cost: wear all black get in for $3 everyone else $


  • The Litribune is a new zine in town that is going to be published quarterly. To find out more about it check out the show they are putting on Saturday at Mexicains Sans Frontieres  There are two bands, McGowan Southworth and Lazy Genius!  Find out more, or submit some writing to the Litribute at  Location 120 S. Division unit 226.  (second Floor above Imagination Creations!) Cost: $5
  • The Grand Rapid Symphony’s Cirque de la Symphonie… aka jugglers, acrobats and aerialists take on music from Carmen, Star Wars, Bolero etc. YYYEESSS. cause frankly although I like the symphony sometimes I just want MORE… More eye candy! Starts at 8pm! Location: 303 Monroe Ave Cost: 18 and up!
  • Saturday night there is a great show at Founders. I can’t speak to Funktion but the Southpaw Players are great… also this weekend Founders is releasing a new beer so let the taste tests begin. Show starts at 9:30 Location: 235 Grandville  Cost: usually around $6
  • Saturday check out live music at Rocky’s Tavern there is a bad called Liza Day and the Northbound Trestle Singers(twangy folk) Summer & Starlight(twangy indie) and Nathan Kalish (not Twangy) Location: 633 Ottawa Cost :????
  • Saturday night at the Mixedtape check out The Hard Lessons, The Sights, Rattle Candy and Remedy Blue Location 133 S. Division Cost $10
  • Saturday at the DAAC Tirra Lirra, Vollmar and a few local acts to boot! Show starts at 7pm! Cost: $6!


  • Check out an inspiring movie like “No impact Man” at the UICA. It looks at what takes for a family to go off the grid in a large city… and the struggle when one person LOVES to consume.... on Sunday you can catch 2 show times, 2 and 6pm!
  • I am also thinking of hitting up the GRAM on Sunday to see the Tissot exhibit. I just renewed my membership and am looking forward to a jaunt down to check out the show… 
  • Then I plan on squelching my sadness by creating radical Christmas presents and doing things like… crocheting 5 hats in one day… or work on creating some of the new bird ornaments I will be selling this holiday season… So mark your calendars to come and meet me at the UICA first weekend in December, or the second weekend at the Avenue for the Arts Urban Lights Event on December 11th 2009!

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