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Save the Date(s)

Posted June 12th, 2009

What are you doing next week? Spending your days on this blog, and then what I tell you to do:

>>>Monday: Double bill at The Piazza at Schmidts (N. 2nd St., across from Liberties Walk) – kate watson-wallace/anonymous bodies (STORE), and The Mural and The Mint accompanying a mob of Philly’s best dancers. Mike Kiley, who did the sound design for Nichole Canuso’s Wandering Alice at the 2008 Live Arts Festival, helms the listener-supported band (Download their album here, please donate if you like them.) They’re providing the soundtrack for what the Piazza’s website calls “Nichole Canuso’s roaming dance installation.” Nearly every dancer is involved with this year’s Live Arts lineup. You should go, but in case you miss it, catch our report and pics in this space next week. It’s free, at 7:00 pm, at the Piazza, N. 2nd St. between Poplar and Girard, across the street from Liberties Walk.

>>>Tuesday: Where else is there to be except at the Welcome to Yuba City Pit Stop at the Arts Bank (Broad & South Streets)? Get personal with Pig Iron’s Quinn Bauriedel, Charlotte Ford, Geoff Sobelle, and Dito Van Reigersberg, who will discuss the process of creating Welcome to Yuba City. Expect talk of clowns, cowboys, and American myth, followed by a reception with the artists. It’s free, at 7:00 pm, at the Arts Bank at Broad & South streets. RSVP to

>>>Friday: Finalize your Artists U application. For the first time, Artists U is offering an open nomination process. Founded by Andrew Simonet of Headlong Dance Theater (more.), the project is, according to its site, “…a cooperative platform for helping performing artists with planning, long-term thinking, and problem-solving.” We, in fact, proudly host Artists U, and attest that it’s helped a lot of artists you know and respect get an administrative leg up. Letters of intent are due by email on June 20.

>>>Saturday: Twofer! Come by the Popped!/2nd Street Festival(s) in our new hood, and stop by our table to say hello. Bands and food and drinks all day, oh my. But keep your game face on, because that night is the previously plugged kate watson-wallace/anonymous bodies benefit party in Old City. Can you handle the 15-hour odyssey? More details on these next week.

–Nicholas Gilewicz

Photo courtesy Pig Iron.