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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!

Earth Day Post

There are a lot of things going on this Earth Day around town, here’s just a few!

Down at the Grandin Village there will be a huge Earth Day celebration! From 11Am til 3Pm you can ride your bike, carpool or walk down and experience what this great neighborhood has to offer. Stands ranging from the Roanoke Natural Foods Co-Op to Ride Solutions to Blossom Raw Foods will be there. Also performing will be Another Roadside Attraction busking up and down the street for you musical pleasure! Get out today and get some sun!

Later on tonight at the Sanctuary at Five Points is a 16 Blocks Magazine sponsored benefit for the Japan tsunami/ earthquake relief fund. Starting at 6pm and featuring a ton of bands this event will offer music, raffles, a silent auction and more! There is a suggested $10 donation at the door and feel free to bring any donations for the relief fund.

Also happening tonight at the Bazaar is Marley Thorn with Just Marshall. The Rocky Mount band visits the Bazaar playing their blend of psychedelic pop music reminiscent of the Elephant 6 sound. Roanoke singer/songwriter (Nancy & 2 Meteors front man, drummer of the Missionaries and leader of icon Roanoke punk outfit the Makeout) Marshall Hicks will be playing a set of acoustic songs under his moniker Just Marshall. Come out to this tonight at 9pm! $5!

Slick Rick, Right to Shoes, MacRock

Before we start this post we’d like to congratulate Jamie Booker & Adam Painter at the Bazaar for an incredible SOLD OUT show at Kirk Avenue Music Hall! The first in a series of the Bazaar Presents at Kirk Avenue. Way to show them that local music has a strong hold on this town!

 

This Wednesday at Awful Arthur’s Towers location a legend of hip hop graces the peasants with his presence. Slick Rick the Ruler will be headlining a killer set for sure with our own Illbotz opening the show! This show will probably be one of the best shows of the year so don’t miss it! Starting at 9pm on 3/30 with tickets $18 in advance and $22 day of show, pre-order now!

 


On Thursday (3/31) Planned Parenthood in Roanoke is hosting the Right to Shoes auction at the Sanctuary. The auction will feature many different shoe-themed art pieces ranging from the decorative to the wearable to the hang-able! The proceeds of the auction will go to benefit the organization’s programs and services in the area. This benefit starts at 6pm and runs til 9pm.

 


On April 1st & 2nd the student-run radio station WXJM in Harrisonburg put on their annual MacRock festival. Running on their 14th year the Mid Atlantic College Radio Conference has hosted such names Elliott Smith, Fugazi, Sufjan Stevens, Of Montreal, Pig Destroyer, Converge, Elf Power, Q & Not U, mewithoutYou, Avail, Animal Collective, Dashboard Confessional,  Mastodon, Aloha and many, many others. This year you can look forward to bigger names such as the Bouncing Souls, S. Carey (of Bon Iver) Brooke Waggoner and Timbre (harpist of mewithoutYou). You can also count on there being a few Roanoke area and Virginia bands playing the festival. Below is a list of who’s playing, when and where…

Friday, April 1st:

Matt Leech (Charlottesville) 7:40pm @ Downtown 34
Invisible Hand (Charlottesville) 10:20pm @ Downtown 34
Nick Coward & the Last Battle (Richmond) 5:30pm @ Court Square Theater
Red Clay River (Roanoke) 7:40pm @ Court Square Theater
the Missionaries (Roanoke) 8:30pm @Court Square Theater
Jonathan Vassar (Richmond) 10:10pm @ Court Square Theater
Andrew Cedermark (Charlottesville) 6:50pm @ Clementine Cafe
Super Vacations (Harrisonburg/Norfolk) 8:30pm @ Clementine Cafe
Inter Arma (Richmond) 7:40pm @ Blue Nile

Saturday, April 2nd:

Zac Hryciak & the Jungle Beat (Richmond) 6:10pm @ Court Square Theater
the Diamond Center (Richmond) 7:40 @ Clementine Cafe
Eternal Summers (Roanoke) 11:10 @ Clementine Cafe

Ticket pricing is as follows…
$20 Pre-sale tickets
$25 day of/two day passes
$15 Friday-only pass
$15 Saturday-only pass

 

Hope you all have a great week and we’ll be back next week for more events!