Just when you thought the scene around here was looking more barren than the former Heart of Durham site, just look at the explosion of “shit to do” we’ve got this weekend. No excuse for internet porn, you nerds.
Of course, tonight is the famous “THIRD FRIDAY!” “CULTURE CRAWL!” Battle of the Network Stars. But whatever you call it, there’s everything from a letterpress show at der Bull City Arts Collective to bands and poster art at the Anti-Mall (tell ’em Ms. Pedalphile sent you) to some kinda anti-movie movie experience called WINKY from Jim “They Call Me Mello” Kellough unspooling across from the Farmer’s Market. You have been warned.
And speaking of the Farmer’s Market, if you haven’t checked it out in the new digs, well, you’re a turd. Saturday mornings they’ve got everything from greens to soap made out of god-knows-what, and they’ve even nailed the demographic perfectly by offering Central American babies too (hippiecloth onesie $39.95 extra).
Don’t let the presence of a lot of black people scare you away from the Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival at the old Durham Bulls park on Saturday and Sunday (I know you creative classers get jittery when you’re out of your element). This year the theme is “It’s a Family Reunion,” and there will be soul, hip-hop, jazz, spoken word, and a disturblingly high number of Christian performers for a City-sponsored event, but what the hey. Crafts and village for the kiddies too.
And if you’ve ever doubted the synergy we’re creating in Bullsville with our Cultural-Industrial Complex, look no further than the snickeringly-named Corporate Battle of the Bands (warning: most annoying web site ever) happening at the Wakky Tobakky on Saturday night. And yeah, I know it’s a charity event; shut up and let me snark already.