I’m back after a long hiatus. I apologize for not updating…if you like my content. If you don’t like hearing from me…I’m sorry, but here’s some more:
TOMORROW: WEDNESDAY, OCT 5, 6:30-9 p.m. at the Melting Point.
Athens Vertical Pole Dancing Academy brings you a benefit event that is FREE for women. This is a LADIES ONLY event. Sorry guys. Especially since you’ll be missing pole dancing. WHAT?! Yes. Pole dancing.
The event is called Women Who Own It. Benefitting Breastfest Athens, the event will feature women business owners, artists and performers of Athens, Georgia. There will be a silent auction during the show and several performances by women. The performances include pole dancing (as previously mentioned) and bellydancing, among other fringe performances.
Check out the event on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=262813920418236
This is going to be a really fun event. The theme is great, the cause is great and I’m itchin’ to see some impressive numbers on the pole. For me, this event is even more exciting because I will be filming my first footage for an original documentary I am creating for a class at the University of Georgia. The documentary subject is “Pole Dancing for Recreation” in all its controversial and titillating glory. It will be debuted on my blog in December for your viewing pleasure. I’ve already begun research on the topic (yes, research) that involves my own enrollment in a weekly pole class (yes, research) at AVPDA. So far, it has been challenging in an athletic way and addictive in a guilty-pleasure way. Don’t knock it ’till you try it.
So all this to say I hope you join me tomorrow at The Melting Point. It’s cheap. It’s easy. It’s going to be awesome. Or at least weird in an interesting way. And check back for updates about the trials and tribulations of my documentary process. Thanks for reading!
Hey Party People! You’re almost done for the semester…BUT WAIT! I’ve got one more for you before you leave. Check out the AUX Festival TODAY at Little Kings Shuffle Club and Ciné.
According to Mark Callahan, one of the original founders and current co-directors of the festival: “AUX is an event and publication series devoted to experimental art in all forms. The AUX festival
features performances, installations, video screenings, guest artists, and more. The daylong event
takes place in two venues in downtown and attracts hundreds of spectators.”
Basically, this is interdisciplinary arts and experimental music at its funkiest. This will be the first year I’m going to check it out. (I’ll be there for the Geisterkatzen show at 4:30 at Little Kings and back at Ciné for Andrew Raffo Dewar at 10:30)
Check out the full schedule here: http://auxfestival.com/
And Flagpole’s feature article about all the shenanigans: http://bit.ly/jAeU4F
Heyhey! The weather is BEAUTIFUL and spring is in the air!
Check out this event tomorrow:
The 14th Annual Old-Timey Seed Swap is going down this Saturday, April 30 in nearby Crawford, Ga. For anyone interested in or passionate about local food, the slow-food movement or farming/gardening, this is the event FOR YOU!
Live music, slow-roasted pig, kids activities, camp fire jam (bring your instrument) and of course seed swap is all happening at the Grove Creek Farm.
Visit http://localplace.org/ for more info about the Festival and a handy MAP.
So I finally got to check out the Terrapin Bluegrass Series at The Melting Point. And it met my wildest expectations.
For those of you who aren’t in the know, The Melting Point (http://www.meltingpointathens.com) offers a gem of bluegrass show (realistically, more of a diamond in the rough) every Tuesday night. The set goes from 7-10pm and features a different bluegrass-esque group every week. According to their website, “the best in local, regional, and national Bluegrass, Folk, and Americana acts.” On top of that, the sponsor, Terrapin Brewery, offers $2 pints during the show. Of course, The Melting Point also serves their excellent edibles as well (I would recommend the chicken fingers, though maybe you’re in the mood for something a little less pedestrian). For younger readers, the show is all-ages. Admission to the show is $4.
This week’s Terrapin Tuesday show features the band Seven Handle Circus. Check out details for the show here.
I went two Tuesdays ago to see “Three Bucks Shy”. It was great weather; the seating area was open to the patio. I had an excellent time with a friend, catching up and listening to great music in the twilight of a warm spring evening. My only qualm is that they did not offer my favorite Terrapin beer, Moohoo. But I rose above that minor tragedy.
Three Bucks Shy performs at The Melting Point, April 5
Check it out tomorrow night at 7pm and tell me how it was!
WUOG 90.5 (UGA’s own student-run radio station) and University Union are sponsoring several FREE LIVE PERFORMANCES by local bands in the WUOG Station Lobby as part of their “Live in the Lobby” series.
The performance schedule is as follows:
THURSDAY: April 21st
8:45- Tumbleweed Stampede
Admittedly, I have only heard about one of the above-mentioned bands: Tumbleweed Stampede. They’ve been performing pretty frequently in Athens of late and I have been meaning to go see them one of these days.
If you’ve seen them perform or have heard about any of the other bands performing Thursday, your enlightened comments about what type of music to expect would be much appreciated!
Of course, the live show will also be broadcast over the WUOG 90.5 airwaves, so if you can’t make it in person, tune in to listen!
You can learn more about WUOG here. The WUOG station is located in the Tate Center and is currently one of the largest campus radio stations in the nation. NEAT!
Thursday night, the UGA Asian Studies Center is offering a FREE concert in Ramsey Hall at the Performing Arts Center. It will feature Kumar Das on the tabla and Abhik Mukherjee playing the sitar (see below).
Now, I’m not a big world music buff, but this free opportunity seems too cool to pass up. First of all, the instruments are just bad ass (again, see below). Secondly, I don’t know about you, but lately I’ve been so self-absorbed in the mundane minutia of my banal daily activities (I’m speaking of homework and studying mostly) as the semester gets hectic and busy that I think I’m due for some exposure to the unknown and out-of-the-ordinary. So I think I’ll skip another night of the same old (studying in front of re-runs of How I Met Your Mother) for some new and exciting.
The concert is at 8pm and once again, it’s FREE. As always, let me know if you check it out; I want to hear about your experience. And now I’ll leave you with some spiritually elevating, mind-cleansing sitar playing.
Let me tell you a secret….Well, it’s not a secret, but no one seems to know about this amazing deal.
At The Capital Room, all day Wednesdays, parties of 4 or more get HALF OFF THEIR ENTIRE BILL with the purchase of alcohol. Whoa. I may not have 3 friends, but I might enlist 3 strangers I find on the street just to take advantage of this deal.
Plus, if you haven’t gone to The Capital Room yet, it’s a fantastic place. They have interesting food, great drinks specials on most nights, and the ambiance is sophisticated and charming (looks like it could have been an old bank building previously…someone who knows their Athens history should clear this up for me). Don’t let their awkward and creepy radio commercials freak you out – it’s worth a try…especially for HALF OFF!
The Capital Room is located on E. Washington St. in downtown Athens, across from Boar’s Head (a reference point that may orient only a particular demographic of readers…).
Read about their Weekly Specials here.
Also, if you’re not sold, I read on Urban Spoon that “Travis” is of the opinion that The Capital Room has the hottest bartenders in town. Just sayin…
If you go, be sure and tell me how it was by leaving a comment!
Please excuse my amateur photography. Also, this picture was taken as an afterthought, after I took full advantage of their Happy Hour one Friday evening. This picture probably will not aid you in finding the place at all…but I thought I should make good on my promise to include more pictures (without stealing from websites).