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Thursday, April 2, 2009

The artist part to swallow

Tonight (Thursday) the Art House. Jersey City's longest running Spoken Word/Music/all things verbose, dedicates this monthly installment for National Poetry Month. There are 5 minute slots available for signup at the door at 8pm. This is not a stoop sale so don't try to come early for a bargain slot. You can stoop by my sale this Sunday as I unload some vintage clutter at 516 Jersey Ave. I'll be up and running around 9 am and be exhausted by 5 pm. I'll have to rain check my own Mostly Sunny volleyball day for some rent money. Come by to haggle and heckle me. But for some real Vintage Treats, celebrate Another Mans Treasure Grove Street One Year Anniversary Sale on Saturday. It's 10 percent Everything.

Back to Thursday. Paul Vincent Studios is hosting a Life Drawing Class tonight. The event has a light handed atmosphere with 5 to 15 minute poses with a side of some music and a BYO. It's a sketchy time but not a sketchy place. $10 admission at 7 pm. Also artsist both LITM and 32 Jones Gallery (I think, really I am having a hard time keeping up today) are looking for art submissions for their upcoming shows. Contact if you would like to submit something for their "Birds and the Bees"opening on May 5th. Make it quick Spring has Sprung. If your work is more LOW Brow contact the Paul Vincent Gallery.. You can also go with The Jersey City Museum who is looking for Pictures to Celebrate I Love Jersey City.

All of Robert Piersanti's work is up at 58. For his painted tribute to Burlesque, Go-Go and Pop Culture. Things start early at 7pm . Along with his work, Miss Saturn, and Melody sweets. and Ms. Tickle help you loosen your tie and enjoy. In addition, we also have special guests Magdelena Fox and Bea B Heart
in circulation. The opening ends at 11pm, and showing up fashionably late will only help if you want to miss everything.

On Saturday, Art House Productions hosts two V-Day performances of Presentation of A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer: Writings To Stop Violence Against Women and Girls is a groundbreaking collection of monologues by world-renowned authors and playwrights, edited by Eve Ensler and Mollie Doyle. VDay is a global movement to stop violence against women and girls.Further information about V-Day can be found at V-Day Jersey City is sponsored locally by LOCAL SPONSORS: _gaia, Art House Productions, Newark Art Supply/Art Kitchen, Design Factory. Show times are 3 and 8 pm. Don't forget this is also the final week for the God Committe by JCity Theater

For the real kids, there is a Karaoke Dance party at the Haunted Diner on Pine Street. The Event is a fundraiser for the Learning Community Charter School . On Sunday, Dujanna Sharese hosts Generation Cypher : a Poetry for Reading for kids (ages 5 to 11) from 2 to 3pm at the Imagine Atrium. This event is the first of a monthly, first Sunday's Poetry Reading Series. I will keep you posted on the next months location, because unfortunately, this will also be the last day the this independent bookstore will be open :( .. For more information about , workshops or other children's poetry events please visit It is through your continued support of the word that art is possible. Thank you.

This weekend you can also truly enjoy the politics of dancing at One Jersey City's : One Love, One Hope, One Chance - Let's Dance campaign kick-off party for Council Candidate, Emelio De Lia on Saturday, April 4, 6:00pm to 10:00pm at St. Demetrios Church, 524 Summit Ave., just east of the Journal Square PATH station. Parking available at the lot next door. Enter church on Magnolia St. The election is coming up next month and to get a full listing of all of the Candidates for the May 12th Mayoral and City Council Election at the Jersey City Independent .

Okay let me put politics aside and get back to some some people who performance is judged immediately.

On Thursday Night. DJ Hells yeah has a warm up spot at teh Made with Love Organic Bakery from 9 to 11 pm. Later on, Dj Alfonse spins at the Lamp Post while it's ladies Night at The Lamp Post (you already knew this). Tris McCall ponies his piano skills with My Teenage Stride at Cameo in Brooklyn, Pow Wow, is also on this bill. In Town, The Milwaukees monthly Bar Majestic semi-acoustic show tunes in. On Friday, Caligula, who is recovering from a pulled pork sandwich, spins at the Lamp Post. The One and Nines play @ Bowery Poetry Club with The Defending Champions ( and The Big Takeover ( The One and Nines start things at 10 pm. 308 Bowery Street (btwn Houston & Bleeker)New York, New York.

On Saturday Night The One and Nines play Lucky Sevens for an early band night. Afterwards. Pistol Pete (Rockin Life Style) spins birthday tunes for his girlfriend Wendy, along side of kingspin Leonard Smalls. The IMAC has hosts Jersey City Vine House and Eliza Neals. The Poconos Brian Leopold and Sikamore Rooney's Brad Your plays at the Lamp Post on Saturday.

On Sunday . Catch the Bloody Mary showdown at LITM and the closing reception for Megan Kulick's show. Don't forget to stop by my stoop as well. The Volleyball kids will be at the Jetty warming up.

Monday Night, DJ Birball spins at the Lamp Post with Star Bar Tender Transplant Avalon. Also. if you didn't know the first Monday at Bar Majestic is half price off everything night. Eat Drink and be merry. The tables should be back outdoors.

I have to end here....