Weekend Preview: Buy Art!

4 12 2009

Combine being in a Cleveland State of Mind, plus some P.M.A. (positive mental attitude, friends) and you will find a way to mitigate the nasty venom of Erie’s winter winds.  A little sun–which we find in abundance this Friday–helps as well.  Also aiding you is this weekend on Waterloo, which features:

  • Low Life Gallery brings you Enliven, a series of works by Bridget Caswell (photography) and Sunia Boneham (mixed media). Enliven opens with a reception from 6-10 p.m. Friday, and continues through December 26th, at Low Life Gallery (16001 Waterloo Rd.) For further information, call Low Life at 330.671.6123.
  • On Friday, December 4th, from 6-9PM, our friends at Blue Arrow Records throw a book release part for Mick Ronson: The Spider with the Platinum Hair. Stop by the Blue Arrow for an evening of music, readings, give-aways and more!  This book was lovingly put together by two Cleveland-based Bowie & Ronson fans who named themselves “Weird” and “Gilly”.  After much consulting with the Ronson family, they’ve released this book of anecdotes, photos and stories.  Surely this’ll help push the movement to have Ronson installed in the Rock Hall. For more on Mick Ronson: The Spider with the Platinum Hair see weirdandgilly.com.
  • Thrift-minded indie music shoppers should roll by Music Saves this weekend. On Friday, take 50% off all used CDs. On Saturday December 5th, from  noon – 5 pm, take 10% off all items (except turntables).
  • Shoparooni lights the fuse to their Holiday Art Bomb, on Saturday, December 5th from 6 – 10 pm.  Works by KRK Ryden, Squeaky Queen, Ron Copeland, and many others will be available at special discounts; for information, call Shoparooni at 216-383-3633.
  • The Beachland holds a Rock N’ Roll Flea Market in the Ballroom, which will be packed to the lights with oodles of vintage clothing, vinyl records, geegaws, gefunkas, and doodads.  Roll up from 11 – 4 and get yourself a rarity or a cool collectible!
  • If you’d rather give yourself or someone else, the gift of live music, and you enjoy the warm thump of heavy bass and righteous riddims, check out John Brown’s Body, who’ll be delivering unto you powerful roots reggae music tonight (Friday, Dec. 4) :
  • If live music and a community spirit drives you, check out tonight’s Community Shares benefit with mellow R&B group Vitium, rootsy oldboy, and other acts who’ll be rockin’ to raise funds this Friday.  On Saturday, powerhouse alternative rock quartet User Sets Mode (ex-Frans, racermason) stands at the helm of the “F*ck Cancer” Benefit for the Taussig Cancer Center.  Read about these shows, and others, at www.beachlandballroom.com.





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