Welcome to your weekly Weekend Rundown on LynnHappens. What follows is a selection from what’s happening, with more options on the right. If something is missing, send it in and it’ll go in the calendar! (Rundown entries are clearly biased towards bands that play originals and unique events, but you never know what’ll make it in from week to week.)
Thursday, February 17
EDIT: Due to a mix up by the film distrubuter, this event will be rescheduled. TLGUTS, (The Little Gallery Under the Stairs) continues to raise the bar as DTL’s more cutting edge gallery with film screenings. Tonight, TLGUTS starts its monthly film series with The Radiant Child. “Each month we will screen a film related to the arts, including independent film projects, and host a social immediately following the film,” says gallery owner Jocelyn Almy-Testa.
Directed by Tamra Davis, the The Radiant Child: Jean-Michel Basquiat documentary features never-before seen footage of the prolific artist painting, talking about his art, and existing in the two years prior to his death in 1988. This film was selected by Sundance in 2010.
8pm, $7.00 Seating is limited and advance tickets may still be available (if you’re lucky) online.
Supported in part by Arts After Hours
Friday, February 18
Paul Duffy plays Walnut Street Cafe at 8:30pm.
Saturday, February 19
1. Benefit Concert for Chris “Rover” Rybicki at St. Michael’s Hall, 25 Elmwood Ave. 6pm. 21+. $10. Bands featured are Unearth, Thy Will Be Done, No Choice, Screams of Erida, Gasket, As They Look to the Sky – See separate post for full details.
2. Used Gear plays Walnut Street Cafe, 157 Walnut St. Originals and Covers. 8:30pm.
Sunday, February 20
1. Open Auditions for The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee, Arts After Hours first full scale theatre production, are being held from 4 to 7pm at 25 Exchange Street. Details in link. Further auditions will be held Monday, February 21st and call backs will be on February 22nd between 7pm and 10pm if necessary.
2. Building Bridges Through Music Coffee House Fundraiser, a multicultural musical experience featuring Blues, R&B, Gospel, Jazz, Dance, and poetry. 25 Exchange Street. 6 to 9pm. $15 entree fee supports community outreach programs. Light fare and refreshments available for purchase.
3. Don White’s Open Mic at Walnut Street with featured guest, starting 6:30-7-ish in the evening.
North Shore Blogger Consortium picks:
Check out Joey C’s Picks on Good Morning Gloucester here.
Weekend Picks from North Shore Kid
Please welcome Kimmy Bingham and her picks here
The wonderful Jane Ward has some great ideas, over at Food and Fiction.