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20th Anniversary Tanglefoot Artists Studio Sale

From: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=158842044137033

“Tanglefoot,” as local art aficionados have known it over the years, has made a reputation for being the annual, pre-holiday “must-do” activity, traditionally held the weekend before Thanksgiving. Hundreds of visitors come from throughout Michigan and beyond to attend the open-studio event which provides an opportunity to peek into the artists’ studios, meet informally with the artists, and purchase their work.

Founding artists Michael Pfleghaar, Elaine Dalcher, and Nikki Wall will be among the artists exhibiting this year.

Ground breaking Art event, Tanglefoot Open Studio, turns 20

by Mark Rumsey (markrumsey)

Was there Art in Grand Rapids before ArtPrize? Yes, lots of it in all sorts of locales. This year marks the 20th anniversary of one of the most notorious art events in Grand Rapids, the Tanglefoot Artist Open Studio. The Tanglefoot Building garnered its name from the fly paper that was once produced at the site and has since been infested with artists. The maze of a building reveals dozens of local artists diligently working away at their craft. Once a year the artists open their studios to the public, offering a great opportunity to buy local art and support the local art community.

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Wonderfall: Wizard of Oz Sing-a-Long

From: http://www.grcmc.org
Part of the series Wonderfall

The MGM technicolor triumph, The Wizard Of Oz, has been remastered digitally and just-released in HD 1080p Blu-ray! And there's an official Sing-A-Long version! We'll be playing this version on Nov. 20 at our WonderFall presentation of Wizard Of Oz at 11 a.m. at Wealthy Theatre! Come travel the yellow brick road with this family-friendly presentation of the sing-along version of Wizard of Oz!

The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 American musical fantasy film directed primarily by Victor Fleming from a script mostly by Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson and Edgar Allan Woolf, with uncredited contributions by others.

"Stars & Stripes" event tonight at Wealthy Theatre

From: http://www.grcmc.org

Community Media Center (CMC) is pleased to announce an event at Wealthy Theatre to honor our nations Veterans, on Nov. 11. Our "Stars & Stripes" event will start with a brief set of comments by Grand Rapids resident, Rapidian writer and U.S. Veteran Michael Tuffelmire.

Michael's comments will be followed a brief keynote speech by veteran Timothy Caldwell, and the presentation of several multimedia profiles of Grand Rapids veterans, on the big screen.

Timothy will introduce Justin Pelham, a disabled veteran and recipient of the Purple Heart for serious wounds he received while serving in Iraq. Justin works with The Military Order of the Purple Heart and Segs4Vets. He has even gone to Washington to talk about being wounded.

Two great acts to perform at Wealthy Street Theatre this weekend

Grand Rapids, MI - This weekend Wealthy Street Theatre presents two great musical acts to entertain people of all generations.

On Saturday The Candy Band will be performing what's described as, "high-energy, punk style kids' music." You'll hear original tunes as well as nursery rhymes, movie themes, and music from Green Day and the Clash. The show starts at 11:00 am and will last about one hour.

Sunday you can hear the local jazz band Hey Marco! playing the hits of their favorite band Steely Dan. They'll be playing all of the classic hits as well as tunes from their most recent albums. This show starts at 8:00 and is expected to last two hours.

Please visit http://www.grcmc.org/theatre/ for additional event information.

Neighborhood Business Alliance Awards tonight at Wealthy Theatre

From: http://www.grcmc.org

Thursday, November 4th, 5:00 pm

The Neighborhood Business Awards celebrates the individuality of our neighborhood commercial corridors and the great businesses located within them. For twenty years Grand Rapids has celebrated our local businesses and recognized excellence in numerous categories. This year the event will be bigger and better as we have new and expanded categories to honor creative and innovative developments, new vendors at a “Taste of Our Neighborhoods” reception and reusable shopping bags to be distributed to all guests showcasing sponsors and neighborhood businesses.

Free and open to the public.

For more event information contact Neighborhood Ventures at 616-301-3929.

The Cowpie Classic Concert Movie Series - The Last Waltz

Wealthy Theatre, Wednesday, November 3rd, 8:00PM, doors at 7:15PM

Martin Scorsese's 1978 capsule history of the Band is mixed with footage of the group's allegedly last performance (certainly their last performance as a quintet) in this particularly stylish concert film. Scorsese shoots the players and their sundry guests with the same flair and enthusiasm one can see in the later The Color of Money or Goodfellas. He also proves a good interviewer with Band members, particularly Robbie Robertson, whose sleepy-sexy good looks make a star-caliber impression in close-up. But the film's real hook is the stage show, which features a rotation of rock legends (Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Paul Butterfield, Bob Dylan, and so on) playing with the Band before a wildly appreciative audience. --Tom Keogh

Visit http://www.grcmc.org/theatre/ for additional information.