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!
Posted in Art, Music, Theatre
Tagged Another Roadside Attraction, Falcor, Grape Soda, Magic Twig Community, Miniature Graceland, Queener, Rugby, The Bastards of Fate, The Bazaar, the Sanctuary, the Sweet Tea Experiment
There is a lot going on this weekend around town and out of town. Here’s our Top 3 for the week! Scroll below the Top 3 to see a lot of other great happenings!
On Friday (6/17) the Shadowbox will present the debut of director/writer/producer Jason Eisener’s first full-length film, Hobo With a Shotgun! In a random train yard a hobo steps off a train with hopes of starting a new life. Quickly realizing this is a town where crime rules and justice drools he decides to take up the mantle of law. Armed with a pawn store shotgun and a fucked up set of morals he takes to the town to rid it of evil. Starting at at 8pm and only costing $5 this film is worth seeing more than once! The Shadowbox is located on Kirk Ave, downtown Roanoke.
On Sunday (6/19) the Missionaries will be hosting new friends from Baltimore, Small Sur! This show will take place at 1515 Roanoke Ave. with donations requested for the traveling group. Small Sur has garnered a lot of attention recently through their live shows and recordings with mentionings from blogs such as Tiny Mix Tapes to NPR to their own Baltimore City Paper. The Missionaries will also be playing that evening sharing their own blend of myth inspired folk. This show will start at 8pm, donations! Above is a video interview of Small Sur by a Portuguese TV station in Coimbra, Portugal.
On Saturday (6/18) the Dogtown Roadhouse in Floyd celebrates its 1 year anniversary! Starting at 11am and running all the way to midnight Dogtown will be bringing back some of their favorite bands and people throughout the last year to celebrate. Music for the evening includes Wyndy Hill Travelers, Grass Monkey and DJ Joneski! Come out and celebrate with Dogtown, pick up a wood fire oven pizza and one of the great microbrews on tap!
Other awesome things happening this week include:
- Wednesday (6/15-26) Frogger (a play by Adam Hahn) directed by Cheryl Snodgrass. Studio Roanoke, downtown. 8pm.
- Saturday (6/18) Goodwill Falcon, Rugby and Nobles at the Bazaar. 9pm, $5.
- Tuesday (6/21) Gleaming the Cube at the Shadowbox. In celebration of “Go Skate Day”. 8pm, $5. All proceeds go to the Skateistan charity.
Posted in Cinema, Music, Theatre
Tagged DJ Joneski, Dogtown Roadhouse, Frogger by Adam Hahn, Gleaming the Cube, Goodwill Falcon, Grass Monkey, Hobo With A Shotgun, Nobles, Rugby, Skateistan, Small Sur, Studio Roanoke, The Bazaar, The Missionaries, The Shadowbox, Wyndy Hill Travelers
Happy New Year everyone! We hope you all had a fun/drunken/safe time and didn’t suffer to badly in the morning. Here’s a short list of things happening this week around town…
Roanoke studio/gallery the Unicorn Stables Project is calling for submissions for a new and upcoming show called “Shrines & Other Things”. Here’s a copy of their request….
“Shrines & Other Things
is an upcoming show curated by The Unicorn Stables Project.
We are seeking work that explores the definition or history of shrines or enshrining something:
Wiki This! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrine
We are seeking a range of mediums and interpretations, from tongue in cheek installations, to personal alters, to paintings, to video work…ETC!
Please email images or questions to:
Deadline for submissions is January 5th.
The show will open January 15th.
On Friday (Jan. 7th) the Shadowbox on Kirk Ave. downtown will show a documentary this blogger is very excited about. Marwencol is a film documenting the life of a man with a battered memory after being beaten to the point of near death. He chooses to recreate moments of his life through a small town he built and designed himself with a cast of characters he has based around the real people in his life. Although he lives in the present he lives out his new life in World War 2 Germany. Starting at 8pm you should not miss this film!
On Saturday (Jan. 8th) the Bazaar on Brandon Rd. will host three great acts. Fine Linens will be playing with Williamsburg guests Goodwill Falcon and Lynchburg band Rugby. This show starts at 9pm and will cost you only $5!
Have a good week everyone and we’ll see you here same time next week!