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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Weekend to-dos, part one

Posted By on Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 2:50 PM

Nik & the Central Plains - REBECCA CHIAPPELLI
Nik & the Central Plains

The weekend starts on Thursday, right? I mean – some of you might even have off tomorrow, but even for the rest of us ... nobody does work on Fridays, do they? So let's talk about what we're up to tonight, then just kinda slide through the rest of the weekend.

Tonight, as noted earlier in the week, The Decemberists come to the Benedum; Justin Townes Earle opens.

Tomorrow (Friday), there's that Moonrises show I mentioned in Critics' Picks, then there's the Return of Ska at the Altar bar, which Margaret expounded upon in her column this week. There's a show at Most-Wanted Fine Art featuring Lost Trail, Ag Ag Lady and These Seeds; local metal heroes Mantic Ritual headline Mr. Small's.

Plus, if you're into throwing on some dancing shoes, Belvedere's (4016 Butler St., Lawrenceville) is hosting its first "Dirty Swing" event – the idea being to return swing dancing to its down-and-dirty roots. Smoke, drink, be scandalous with one another, listen to old tunes spun by DJ Hatesyou – get the idea? Lessons at 10 p.m., open dance at 11.

Friday AND Saturday, Thunderbird Café hosts dual release shows for Nik & the Central Plains. Friday night, it's Chet Vincent & the Big Bend and The Harlan Twins opening; Saturday, it's Meeting of Important People and Boca Chica.

There are actually SO MANY THINGS going on Saturday night, I'm going to put together a separate post for the rest of those. For now, work on planning your Maundy Thursday/Good Friday events and let the rest kinda fall into place later. Cool?

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