On Wednesday, March 6, Tour Odyssey will make a stop at the Slowdown. The tour will be featuring the Dirty Heads, Shiny Toy Guns, Midi Matilda and Oh No Fiasco.
Summer is approaching fast, and many of us are thinking about what we're going to do, where we're going to go, what shows we're going to see, where and when are we going to work, and how much booze we may or may not imbibe. One of the most exciting things to think about is all the music festivals that will be happening. Not so exciting, however, is thinking of how to pay for them.
With Valentine's Day slowly creeping up, it would be wise for all of you procrastinators to start planning now. Otherwise, you'll find yourself stuck waiting 30 minutes for a table at Applebee's. Or, in a movie theatre sitting rows away from your date, because you got the only two seats left in the theatre.
This year, beat the crowds and woo your valentine with a not-so-typical night of romance. The Joslyn Art Museum will be hosting a special night of food, cocktails and art on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 6pm.
Walking into Canvas and Cabernet, a new addition to the Aksarben area, you might not be sure what you're getting yourself into.
On one side, the walls are covered in seemingly elementary paintings. The walls on the opposite side are lined with artistic masterpieces. There is a stage and about 20 painting stations. Keep walking and there are shelves with eclectic items for sale. Keep walking farther, and you'll run into the bar.
At this point, you aren't really sure if you're in a bar, gallery, gift shop or classroom.
The truth is that Canvas and Cabernet is all of these things. It is an exciting new venue that offers instructed painting "classes" to groups. But, this isn't your average painting class.
I'm still having flashbacks of the last encounter I had with Gregg Gillis, aka Girl Talk. It was a biting cold January 9, 2009 at Slowdown, and the recently immortalized Pennsylvanian DJ was in town to host one of his famed electric dance parties. I wasn't sure if the hype surrounding him was "all that," but I quickly learned that Gillis does indeed throw one hell of a party.