Welcome to the weekend. We have clouds and rain in the immediate forecast, but things dry off slightly on Sunday with a three-day stretch of sun and 50-degree temps. There are some fun things happening locally, so consider finding your way to Foster and supporting our small businesses.
Here are your weekend tidbits…
– As we suggested above, now would be a good time to get out of your winter-weather-induced hibernation and support your local business district. Foster (and Powell and 82nd) is ripe with small businesses that meet a variety of needs. You may have to dig a little, but the variety of goods you can buy in the neighborhood is pretty impressive–food, drink, records, art, taxidermy, coffee, board games, kids’ toys, assorted plumbing, clothing, furniture, pot, groceries, car servicing. Just remember: many of our local businesses saw a huge decrease in business during the recent snow storms, and are still trying to recover. Continue showing them love, y’all.
– In a bit of bummer news: the Foster Streetscape Plan has been delayed again, with a new construction start time estimated for early 2018. You can read more here.
– We heard from one of our readers that the Day Theater may be for sale. We don’t have a real estate listing as confirmation, but we’ll keep you posted when we do.
– Foster’s Second Saturday Art Walk returns this weekend, with an array of showings at Latchkey Gallery, Flat Blak Gallery, Wild At Heart Salon, Green Noise Records, Po’ Boy Art and Framing, Darling Press Studio, and the Champagne Room Gallery. (There could be more.) Here’s a rundown of showings we know about (with most including snacks and drinks–check listings for times):
Flat Blak– B. The Love
Backstory Books- Wordclould Portrait Artshow
Latchkey Gallery– Apophenia/Epiphany reception (and more)
Green Noise– Adam Burke Art Show /Live Music by the Flip-Tops
Wild At Heart Salon– images of local photographer Keri Friedman
Poy Boy Art– Neal Williams Art Show
Darling Press– Second Saturday Event
Champagne Room– Romantic Skytop Stroll
– The other big event this weekend is a dual-venue, multi-artist musical event at Starday Tavern and O’Malley’s. The 12-band showing, dubbed Valentine’s Day Massacre and hosted by Volume Bomb Records and Guitars, will be similar to the live mucis event that brought 29 bands to several bars on the same 2-block stretch of Foster over the summer. The only difference is Da Hui and (the former) Double Treble won’t be involved this time. But that’s ok. There will be fewer bands than in August, which only means it’ll be easier to catch them all–which you should. Kudos to Volume Bomb, Starday and O’Malley’s for representing Foster to the fullest and keeping live music alive and well in Southeast.
– Foster’s Second Saturday Art Walk, and the Valentine’s Day Massacre music showcase, will bring a lot of energy to the neighborhood Saturday. Be part of it, one way or another.
– Here’s what else is happening:
SMART Collective- Penalty Kick//Butterfly//Millenial Falcon//Gila Monster, Friday: 7-9 pm
Performance Works NW– Cabaret Boris & Natasha, Friday and Saturday at 8pm
NWIPA- Block 15 Bourbon Block Out, Saturday at 5pm
Starday Tavern- Texadrine w/Billy Kennedy (6pm) and Careless Whisper w/Alex Marine (9pm), Friday; Valentine’s Day Massacre, Saturday at 8pm
O’Malley’s- Valentine’s Day Massacre, Saturday at 8pm
Enjoy your weekend, y’all…