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Climbing PoeTree: Hurricane Season December 3, 2008
7:00PM - - -


Climbing PoeTree

Climbing PoeTree presents a multi-media two-woman show about unnatural disaster and a great shift in universal consciousness.

Alixa and Naima of Climbing PoeTree are coming to town with their highly anticipated 2-womyn show Hurricane Season: The Hidden Messages In Water, as part of a 50-city national tour that obliterates the boundaries between performance and activism.

For more info:
www.hurricaneseasontour.com
www.climbingpoetree.com/

6:30pm doors
7:00pm performance

poetry and spoken word
shadow puppets



Krampus night, w/Gutbucket & others December 5, 2008
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $8


"The story goes that the Krampus accompany St. Nikolaus and while St. Nikolaus rewards the good kids with treats and presents, the Krampus punish the bad kids by hitting them with brooms and chasing them. It is an old Austrian tradition that has spread to most of Europe. Basically, men get dresed up in hairy outfits and scary masks, run wildly around the town, and scare the living daylights out of both children and adults."

Join us in what will certainly become an Eyedrum Holiday Tradition! Come in costume! Sing Krampus Carols! Hear some good music!



GUTBUCKET

Destroying walls between art-rock, avant-squonk, and mathed-out prog, Gutbucket's through-composed charts enter a place of pure sound. The decade-old New York quartet is not only equally comfortable playing in front of 900 sweatily pogo-ing teenage skate-punks, a crowd of cosmic indie-psych freaks, or on an anarchist German art collective houseboat, but most importantly, their music fits right in. Called “stomprovisors” by the Village Voice, the band has spent the past 10 years injecting a shot of glorious spazmitude into the minimalist cool of the New York downtown scene.

The group attacks their music with the ferocity usually reserved for punk, and the humorous abstraction of art-rock, despite having earned their jazz bona fides. Though the band might seem rooted in the genre exploding of New York’s downtown (their 2001 debut, InsomniacsDream, was released on the Knitting Factory house imprint), their shift to louder sounds began with their controversially titled Dry Humping the American Dream (released in 2003 in Europe on the legendary Enja label and domestically in 2004 on Bang on a Can's acclaimed Cantaloupe label).

gut-web
.myspace.com/gutbucket



ZENTROPY

James Cotton - Bass
Davis Petterson - Drums & Percussion
Allen Welty-Green - Keys & Percussion

One day, a prog-geek keyboard guy decided he was tired of all the prog snobs and decided to try something different. Something with no rules. Something from the heart. So he found a sympatico bassist and drummer and dove right in. It's improv but is it jazz? It's spacey but is it jam? Decide for yourself.

.myspace.com/zentropy07


Strings December 11, 2008
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $10, $7, or $5
"Strings"
Join us for an evening of rich soulfelt, artistic expression involving comedy, dance, movement, and celebration
with

LEEBY (Myriam Levy and Aviva)

$10
$7- with an instrument
$5 with a BIG instrument



WRAS Benefit December 12, 2008
8:00PM - - -
Price:  TBA
Tentative line up - subject to change -

Growing
Lee Harvey Oswald
Vera Fang
The Liverhearts

class registration December 13, 2008
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Eyedrum will hold open registration for its new arts education initiative this weekend. Anyone interested in learning about a wide range of unique subjects, at a reasonable fee, and from innovators in Atlanta’s arts community is welcome to attend.

See press release here (PDF, 74 kB)

See course listing here (PDF, 289 kB)

Strings December 13, 2008
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $10, 7, or 5
"Strings"
Join us for an evening of rich soulfelt, artistic expression involving comedy, dance, movement, and celebration
with
LEEBY (Myriam Levy and Aviva)

$10
$7- with an instrument
$5 with a BIG instrument

class registration December 14, 2008
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Eyedrum will hold open registration for its new arts education initiative this weekend. Anyone interested in learning about a wide range of unique subjects, at a reasonable fee, and from innovators in Atlanta’s arts community is welcome to attend.

See press release here (PDF, 74 kB)

See course listing here (PDF, 289 kB)

Insurgent Theatre December 29, 2008
9:00PM - - -
Price:  TBA


Paint the Town is the tale of an inspired revolutionary, the perfect family who loves her, and the man who slaughters that family in a wave of brutal terrorist strikes to set her free. It is a call to action for the super radical core of the creative class.

About Insurgent Theatre:

"We have been producing bad-ass DIY theatre in Milwaukee since 2003. Always independent local writers, directors and actors. Never compromising to the establishment. Insurgent's goal is nothing less than to take the future of theatrical production (from words, to actors, to audiences) out of the clumsy hands of obsolete bourgeois institutions, one production at a time. Since summer of 2007 we've started taking our shows on the road, touring like a punk band."

www.insurgenttheatre.org

www.insurgenttheatre.org/projects/PAINT




Also featuring Peter J Woods myspace.com/peterjwoods and others TBA

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