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Thursday, March 4, 2010

ready... set.... dodgeball

Space is quickly running out for spaces in this Saturday's dodgeball benefit at the Learning Community School. Text the Dodgeball Hot line 973-219-9696 if you want in. Otherwise, just come and enjoy the competition from the gymnasium balcony,  if you are betting , we've got teams from White Star, Lucky Seven's, Fourth Street, Jersey City Tattoo, Thomas Francis Takes his Chances, along with a couple of non- aligned fringe groups and even a renegade 4th grader who is looking to take you down.  In addition, the LCCS Parent Teacher Organization is rolling out the snack bar for the scrimmage, speaking of bars, this is an elementary school and although you are big kids, there is to be no alcohol brought into the school. And just like Hoboken, there will be a zero tolerance for anyone who should have stayed at the Hoboken St. Patrick's Day Parade. Save yourself for the after party at Lucky Seven's, first place and last place get bar tabs with drink specials and additional prizes for the rest.

Equally big this weekend is JC Friday., this event is so city wide they names it after Jersey City. Founded na organized by Art House Productions , there is more stuff than you can shake a stick of cheese at.  Thursday night, Art House will cover their walls for Jersey City's longest running spoken word poetry night. .  Their group show Invention: reinvention opens with the rest of us on JC Friday. At 58, we'll give you one last look at the Urban Audio Manifest by Mikal Hameed bring your ipods, mp3 players for some art interaction. At 9:30 pm by local rapper Owen Wilson will opens our live music performances followed by Jersey City indie rockers Wyldlife .  and next Friday join us for COUNTERTHEORY : Works by Favianna Rodriguez.

_gaia also  takes their Wonder Women to NJCU for Ah. Motherland Thursday Night til 8:30 pm.
Their closing reception is March 25th

WW5: Ah, Motherland! created a collective dialogue and artwork that explored the dynamic issues of emigration and (im)migration into the United States. As the projects came into focus, it became clear that notions of home, family, culture, and heritage are as as fluid and rich as the work being created. The exhibition illustrates a collective journey to determine the participants' knowledge of (im)migration, as well as to set a new standard of living with cultural relatedness and awareness. Each project represents a personal struggle with (im)migration and it’s effect on identity. Anjelika Krishna drapes her heirloom saris to create new representations of self and identity that includes a merger of east and west. Sonali Sridhar explores technology, tradition and design in "Odhni," a traditional Indian textile that harnesses solar energy.

After your are done with your art shuffling on JC Fridays. Check out DJ George Fernandez at Boca Grande. The event is a fundraiser for Haitian Earthquake Relief. (There is also an Haitian fundraiser in Brooklyn earlier At Iron Monkey, Any Day Parade is playing their fundraiser for their SXSW show. Joe Jack Talcum of the Dead Milkmen is playing as well. At Maxwell's on JC Friday, tris mccall & the housing bubble plays with Hey Tiger , Proslar Mechanics, Double Breasted and Dave Patten. Tris is on second to last.  On Saturday Night, the full sounds of In Musth and Aminal play at the Lamppost.  On Tuesday Night, Reggae-soul Forbidden Fruit (with Roland Ramos) plays a Bar Majestic new Tuesday Night Music series, not to be confused with Lucky Sevens Tuesday Night shows. Make sure you make it out of Hoboken before Saturday's St. Patrick's Day Parade, they have zero tolerance for shenanigans by crazy leprechauns.

Supporting live music is one thing. But supporting music all together can be done at Jersey City's and the world wide webbed WFMU. Give them a call and drop some change in the bucket, during these fundraiser you can get them to stray off the consistently inconsistent programming.