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Friday, February 25, 2011

PI-E pie baking benefit LCCS

Jersey City PI-E Day Celebration!
Pie bakers come on out

a celebration of all things Pi and Pie!

Sunday, March 13, 1-4pm
Learning Community Charter School auditorium
2495 Kennedy Boulevard at Kensington

Blue Ribbon Pie Contest--are you a baker of pie ? enter to win bragging rights for best pie in JC!  (entry form attached)
buy PIE at the pie cafe
win PIE at the pie walk
eat PIE at the pie eating contest
play with Pi at the math games table

suggested donation $5 or 5 canned goods to be donated to a local shelter
all money raised will go to Friends of LCCS.

more info on Facebook: Jersey City PI-E Celebration

Creative Grove canceled today

The sweet, glamorous, special, artsy, indie community event is not open today,
due to the heavy winds they announced for the afternoon. 50 mph are just too much to withstand,  we are gathering double strength for next week's JC Fridays!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

JC Record Riot

home of Kool and the Gang, the headquarters of Queen Laitifa, Doug E. Fresh's label was on Communipaw Avenue, and Flip Wilson is from here too. So we have a serious musical legacy to uphold! SPREAD THE WORD! The Jersey City Record/CD Riot Parlay Studios!!!!
Parlay Studios
161 2nd Street
Jersey City

35+ tables of great vinyl of all genres: punk, country, soul, jazz, rockabilly, hiphop, cds, 45s, memorabilia, everything under the sun and much more. Amazing dealers from NY/NJ/CT/PA, even Montreal. $3.00 admission starting at noon and the show lasts until around 7PM. Early admission (for the hardcore collector) $20.00 at 10 AM. Plus great local DJs all day, including Pat Longo, and Steff Kautzmann. Check out www.recordriots.com for more information.


10 am Dave Feldmen
Noon Pat Longo
1 pm Brian Shapiro
2 pm Chuck Daly
3 pm Steff Kautzmann
4 pm Pat Byrne
5 pm Larry Brinkman

saturday classics at the Loew's Jersey landmark

Saturday, February 26 - 6 pm
The Big Sleep
Starring Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall.
Directed by Howard Hawks.  (1946, 114 mins.)

One of the most popular noir films and most influential detective movies ever made, The Big Sleep nevertheless has one of the most convoluted scripts of any movie made in classic Hollywood. Director Howard Hawks literally blew past red herrings and possible dead ends by letting dialogue and action spill out so fast that there is barely time to acknowledge, never mind contemplate, a new plot twist. But Hawks did slow down to let the audience fully appreciate the erotic innuendo in the repartee between Bogart's Philip Marlowe and Bacall's Mrs. Rutledge -- performances that were made palpable by the couple's real-life relationship. This was cutting edge stuff for a Hollywood still under the Production Code. It's the combination of this razor sharp sexual edge with the disquieting murky mystery that gives the film its distinctly hot yet cold, dream/nightmare feeling.

Saturday, February 26 - 8:30 pm
Dark Passage
Starring Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall.
Directed by Delmar Davis.  1947, 107 mins.
A well constructed Film Noir that is one of the most darkly seductive but seldom revived pairings of Bogart & Bacall. Bogart is a man wrongly accused of his wife's murder who undergoes plastic surgery to conceal his identity. Bacall, more vulnerable here than in other roles, is a lonely heiress who shelters Bogie -- and falls for him -- while he tries to find his wife's real killer. The film makes great use not only of its stars' real life  chemistry but also of its San Francisco setting. The Bay Area's hills and winding roads, world-famous bridges and even prison proximity are integral to the story, while the city's mixture of affluence and squalor, misfits and money men give texture to the shadowy atmosphere. The supporting cast more than hold their own, and Director Delmar Davis makes great use of the tight, efficient script. The opening scenes filmed from Bogart's perspective are especially effective, adding a distinct, perhaps even Hitchcock-ian feel. Don't miss this rare chance to see this noir gem on the Big Screen.

movie classics at the Loew's Landmark Theater

Friday, February 25 - 8 pm
To Have and Have Not

Starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan.
Directed by Howard Hawks. (1944, 100 mins.)
This is the movie that brought Bogart and Bacall together – both on screen and off. Bogart is the owner of a charter boat in Vichy-controlled Martinique. Approached by Free French activists, Bogart doesn’t want to stick his neck out for them – until he finds that doing so will help Bacall. While the screenplay by William Faulkner and Jules Furthman owes as much to Casablanca as to the Hemingway novel they were adapting, it nevertheless is a terrific blend of romance and action leavened with comedy, and Howard Hawks’ direction is, as usual, masterful. But what makes the film truly electric is the unmistakable chemistry that was boiling over for real between Bogart and Bacall as the cameras rolled.

The Piano Lesson, last 4 performances @ Barrow Mansion


 Thursday February 24th at 7 pm
 Friday and Saturday at 8 pm
Sunday at 3 pm

by august wilson
directed by judith moss
presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Lisa Devereaux
Earl Griffin
Calvin E. Hart
Jamal R. Magee
Vernon Richardson
Ny'Asia Rose
Victoria Stansbury
Bryant Wingfield
This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of The National Endowment of the Arts, administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A DeGise, County Executive and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Sold out houses and standing ovations are proving..the Attic Ensemble's production of The Piano Lesson by August Wilson is a HIT!!! 

Tickets are selling quickly with extremely limited availabilty for Saturday evening. Reservations are strongly recommended, but to insure seating...charge tickets online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/142942 .

Curtain rises promply at 8 pm and latecomers will be seated at the discretion of management.

$20.00 general admission
$15 students and seniors

Group rates are also available    

Tickets can be charged online at 
 Cash and checks ONLY are accepted at the box office. Jersey Arts Cards are accepted for discounted ticket pricing. The Barrow Mansion is handicapped accessible and barrier free.
Reservations can me made on our website www.atticensemble.org  or by calling 201 413-9200

The Attic Ensemble is located just two blocks from the Grove Street PATH Station. There is free parking after 7 p.m. in the parking lot 1 ½ blocks away on Christopher Columbus Drive. For directions and further information: www.atticensemble.org; phone (201) 413-9200, e-mail: info@atticensemble.org.

When Irish eyes are smiling, communal dinner

The communal dinner for St. Patrick's day
is "when Irish eyes are smiling", at Made with Love organic bakery and cafe,
Celeste Governanti offers her lovingly prepared organic recipes:
this time the main course is beef. The dinner offers a 4 course meal with music and cheers.

reservations at madewithloveorganics.com

violins against violence, studio 676

 Studio 676 Presents:

A fund raiser-book sale of children's books written by Muhammad Bilal.

These are books that were written for his children and served as a catalyst for the growth and development of his children and some of his students.  These five short books are now available for $20.00, and can be obtained by either sending a check or money order payable to Studio 676 to 676 Bergen Avenue Jersey City, NJ 07304 or through the internet to studio676@hotmail paypal account.

March 5th, 8:00 PM. 2011 is a concert at the Miller Branch Library Auditorium.  Studio 676 will be in concert and as we cannot ask you to pay admission, we are requesting that pledges be made.  This program is very important, and even now as we write there are those who cannot afford our minimal services.
Please feel free to email us with any ideas and concerns.  We are anxious to hear from you. 

Im sending our proposal "Violins Against Violence in the Jails" to you all.  Please pray for us that the powers that think they "be" will do the right thing and push this forward.
A review----
1.  books for sale, please
2.  Concert at the Miller
3.  Looking for  pledges..
4.  Pray for Violins Against violence
Thank you, may God Bless you.

          Henry Granderson
     Studio 676 Corporation:  Not for Profit Corporation, 
     Studio 676 School of Violin and Fine Arts:  Violin Lessons and Sales 676 Bergen Avenue
     Studio 676 School of Violin and Fine Arts:  Located at Port Liberte
     Phone:  201.433.1423
     Cell:     201.988.0690

OUTwordly fabulous benefit

Friday, February 25 · 7:00pm - 10:30pm

Hudson Pride Connections Center
32 Jones Street
Jersey City, NJ

Come get an exciting sneak peek at OUTwordlyFabulous -- the powerful anti-homophobia / anti-bullying show that is going to rock the lives of kids across the nation! Pandora Scooter will be performing some selected pieces from the show, plus great music, prizes and loads of Fabulousness.



Don't forget to dress Fabulously!

$25 per person / $45 per couple / $60 per triple


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Creative Grove Reggae

Feb 25th, CREATIVE GROVE has a reggae deejay this time:
Dj Super Rock Sound, Jersey City native, Brooklyn resident at this time
putting on some mellow reggae dancehall dub tunes
2 - 8 pm, Grove Street PATH Plaza, your outdoor destination downtown JC
always find local foodies and goodies, made in the community, American made, art
and free expressions