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Miniature Graceland benefit and a weekend at the Bazaar

We hope all of you got a chance to check out Ben R. Williams’ newest play, Man With Wings. If not check out our review for it under Theatre/ Cinema. Here’s what’s happening this week…



Starting off the week on Thursday is a great fundraiser for one of Roanoke’s most loved oddity attractions. Miniature Graceland has been attracting locals and tourists alike since the early 80s. This benefit is geared toward raising funds to restore the mini unofficial landmark. Held at the Sanctuary at Little Five Points the benefit will feature a band that couldn’t be any more perfect for the cause, Another Roadside Attraction. Also playing will be the Sweet Tea Experiment which (going by the name of the band and the names of other bands said persons are involved with) sounds a bit on the jammy side. So come out to the Sanctuary this Thursday at 7:30pm and help support Miniature Graceland. Also dress as Elvis and get a $5 entry at the door, $10 otherwise. Free Elvis sunglasses to first 25 people. Elvis impersonator contests and themed art are planned for the evening as well.

On Friday (8/26) the Bazaar hosts a show that will feature the newest Magic Twig Community effort, Queener. Queener is an all girl trio featuring Allison Apperson of Hot Lava, Kelly Queener of Peace Beast and Paige Hodges (Deedraye Halliston) of the Sad Cobras. Get excited because also playing will be the Bastards of Fate headlining the show! Opening the show is Lynchburg-based band and duo, Rugby. This show starts at 9pm and is $5 so come out and witness this incredible happening!

Also at the Bazaar this weekend is Athens, GA band Grape Soda. Kindercore Records founder Ryan Lewis and brother Mat are taking their duo up and down the East Coast. This Saturday they include Roanoke’s own consignment shop/ intimate venue as one of their stops. Also playing the show is Falcor. Falcor is the solo project of Magic Twig Community member Jonathan Woods. Be sure to make it out to this one! 9pm, $5!

We hope everyone has a great weekend and we’ll see you next time!

This Weekend’s Late Post!

This weekend at the Shadowbox:

Tonight (Friday) the Shadowbox will show Spend An Evening With Saddle Creek. This is a documentary about the indie record label Saddle Creek. This label is known for putting out such artists as Cursive, Bright Eyes, Azure Ray, The Faint, Rilo Kiley and more. This showing starts at 8pm.

On Saturday (tomorrow) the Shadowbox will be showing Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. The cult classic will start at 8pm and is sponsored by Ride Solutions. Ride your bike to the event and get free popcorn!

Tonight and tomorrow  The Bazzar offers up two great shows!

The first being tonight (Friday) with Chris Shutz & the Tourists (Philly) and Roanoke’s own Nancy & 2 Meteors. Show starts at 9pm and its $5!

Tomorrow night (Saturday) with Charlottesville’s Invisible Hand and Roanoke power duo Eternal Summers. This show starts at 9pm as well and costs $5!

Finally on Sunday at the Water Heater there is an event you don’t want to miss! Athens, Georgia pop two-some Grape Soda is coming to town! Opening for them will be Falcor, a new visual and musical solo project from The Sad Cobras own Jonathan Woods! If you are doing nothing with your Sunday you should be doing this instead! This show starts at 7:30pm with Falcor beginning around then. Make sure you get there on time! Bring $5 with you too!

Enjoy your weekend! We leave you now with a trailer for Spend An Evening With Saddle Creek, showing at the Shadowbox tonight!