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August Round Up!

Hello everyone! Rounding up this last full week in August is a MASSIVE amount of events to keep you busy until September putting away your “there’s nothing to do here” blues.

Starting this busy week will be an event hosted  by the Roanoke Main Library downtown. River Laker will present Comic Strip to Graphic Novel; Will Eisner’s Painful Journey. The event will consist of a panel discussion based around comic art and its move from the funny papers to full on volumes of graphic novels. The panel will put a special focus on the work of Will Eisner, beloved creator of The Spirit comics. The panel will consist of host and local Eisner biographer Paul E. Fitzgerald, Roanoke Times reporter/ former blogger Mason Adams and B&D Comics owner Terry Baucum. This event will take place Tuesday, August 24th on the Howery Mezzanine at 6:30pm. It is free to the public and light refreshments will be provided.

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Continuing on to Wednesday the Shadowbox presents French film classic from 1966 “Umbrellas of Cherbourg”. The film stars Catherine Deneuve and Nino Castelnuovo with direction by Jacques Demy (“Lola”, “the Seven Deadly Sins”) . This film starts at 8pm.

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Friday (August 27th) the Shadowbox continues to show their love for great cinema by presenting one of Charlie Chaplin’s last silent films. “City Lights” stars Chaplin in arguably his most famous role, the “Little Tramp”. Come out and witness this masterpiece from 1931. The film starts at 8pm.

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Also on Friday the Magic Twig Community’s the Young Sinclairs will be hosting a show in their own studio with Lynchburg friends, Steal the Prize. The show will take place around 9pm at the MTC’s Mystic Fortress on Cleveland. This show/ gathering is donation based so come out and help Steal the Prize put some gas in their tank! For those of you who can’t make it on Friday the Sinclairs will be joining Steal the Prize in Lynchburg on Saturday. The two groups will be performing at Rivermont Pizza around 7pm.

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Saturday join the Shadowbox in celebrating one of the greatest cult classics of all time. “Caddyshack” (starring Chevy Chase, Bill Murray and Rodney Dangerfield) has been a movie quoter’s favorite for a couple of decades now. Come out early to play 9 hole putt putt and don’t forget to dress up in your best golfing attire! Best outfit gets a prize! The evening starts at 7pm.

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This Sunday Dickie and the gang will be throwing the last show at Happy’s Flea Market. Fear not though, Dickie has relocated his gallery to the corner of Kirk and 2nd downtown. The Happy’s show will feature the Situationist, Nancy & Two Meteors, Heevahava, Thresher and the Virgo. Show starts at 7pm, is all ages and will only cost you $5!

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Ending the month of August will be a Shadowbox showing of Japanese horror film, “Audition”. Don’t miss this startling and cleverly crafted psychological drama from one of Japan’s best shock directors, Takashi Miike. The film shows Monday the 30th at 8pm.

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Have a great rest of your month and we will see you all in September!

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June Events Round Up

 

This weekend The Shadowbox is partnering with the StoneWall Society to host a three day film festival geared toward Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgendered equality. The Pride In The Arts International GBLT Film Festival will be held June 25th – 27th and will feature five full-length films with a  different short film and music video following each film. Starting the festival out will be Woman In A Man’s Suit, a documentary focusing on the life of musician Georgie Jessup. The musician will perform after the film which will be followed by an opening party meet and greet lasting until midnight. For advanced tickets to this festival event order here. For more information on the event visit The Shadowbox online.


The Toledo duo known as FANGS OUT will be playing the Bazaar this Thursday with our own Nancy & 2 Meteors. Nancy has some great new material so make sure to come out! $5 at the door!

This Friday (June 25th) the Roanoke Main Library located downtown on Jefferson Avenue will host martial artist and cult film star Anthony De Longis. Road House (starring Patrick Swayze) is the film De Longis is most recognized for playing a monster truck driving hench man with an attitude. He has worked with many strong names in Hollywood such as Harrison Ford, Jet Li, Tim Burton, Ron Howard, Michelle Pfiffer, Angelica Huston, Charleton Heston and of course, Patrick Swayze. This will be De Longis’ second trip to Roanoke. The first being his appearance at the Grandin Theatre’s midnight showing of The Last Dragon where he gave a very entertaining bull whip demonstration and signed autographs along side the film’s star Taimak. De Longis will demonstrate some of his skills outside of the Roanoke Main Library at 6pm. A brief Q & A is also offered for the evening.

In more Underground Melodies news, Blacksburg band Ike As In Dwight will be replacing The Young Sinclairs in the line up due to scheduling conflicts. This performance will be the band’s last show which is very sad to say. If you have not seen Ike As In Dwight this is your opportunity. Do not miss out!  Also this will be 3AM Friday’s final show, so come out and show them your support! The Underground Melodies line up is as follows….

The Bastards Of Fate
Illbotz
Ike As In Dwight
The Situationist
Amanda Bocchi
3AM Friday
Nancy & 2 Meteors
Grass Monkey
The Monsters

DJ HouseKat will DJ after midnight and Nota Number will spin between bands! Get your tickets now at the Bazaar! $15 and well worth it with free camping included.

Join us here next week for our list of 4th of July weekend events! See you then!