Concerned about the loss of Australian Government funding for the arts? Interested in other ways of funding the arts? Have examples of strategies that worked for you? Come on by and let's chat! Crowdfunding, barn-raising, sponsorships, giving circles, community grants, even day jobs & family support - let's get a wider view of all our options and even make new ones. Artists, artsworkers, funders, organisations, community groups - all are welcome! Free entry, bookings encouraged. Venue is wheelchair-accessible. [more inside]
Drinks, food and art. I will be in Richmond for First Friday and want to explore the heck out of it on foot. Lemaire at the Jefferson Hotel has fancy happy hour in the bar from 4 to 7 pm. Appetizers 3 for $20, wine and drink specials. The Lantern Parade starts at 7 pm. There are light sculptures around the Arts District. If there's later night blues music that would be even more swell. Come wander with me. [more inside]
My band Red On Strike will be playing an acoustic set to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple in Hacienda Heights, CA. There will be several other bands, booths displaying works from various visual artists, hands on arts and crafts, facepainting, an evening meditation session, and lots of vegetarian food.
Music, art, video, and brainy lectures, presented by Truman College's Philosophy Club. And it's free! [more inside]
An evening with McSweeney's Columnist Susan Schorn and friends. Reading! Drinking! Chuck Norris Bingo! [more inside]
The Family Hemerlein Variety Show is a music and comedy stage show I've been producing for the past 8 months, co-hosted by my friends Seaton Smith and Matthew Hemerlein. It's very cool, and very funny, and always sells out (and it has in the past included Metafilter's best comedian I_foody!) This weekend we'll be putting on the show in Rosslyn VA, at the brand new giant arts complex Artisphere's Domed Theater. Did I mention the open bar? There is an open bar. [more inside]