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The Weekender: October 2–4


Get your freak on: Head on over to Bentley’s at 10 p.m. for some reasonably-priced entertainment. Tim Hayden will be spinning rock’n’roll, funk, R&B, freaky world, electro, punk, psychedelia, hip hop and reggae, and cover is just $2. We’d guess you won’t find a more eclectic DJ in town, so make your way over there and get your consciousness expanded.

All that Chief nonsense: It’s getting to be a bit of a tired exercise, but here we go again: tonight’s “The Next Dance” at 7 p.m. at Assembly Hall, with accompanying protests before and after. I hope that those still on the fence will be convinced one way or another.

A night at the movies: Always a worthwhile choice, especially when the weather has turned, Boardman’s Art Theatre premieres a new film tonight that was a Grand Jury Nominee at Sundance this year, Adam. The film centers around a love story between a man with Aspberger’s Syndrome and a young lady, likely grappling with the idea of falling in love with someone living with it. In the end, it looks worthwhile, at least according to most of the folks reviewing at Rotten Tomatoes.


See how this whole “land-grant university” thing got started: Head over to the Krannert Art Museum for an exhibit on the Morrill Act of 1862, which “enabled states to make higher education accessible to all through the establishment of land-grant colleges and universities.” Insert snarky comment here about Clout List. The exhibit’s open every day this month

Indie Indie Indie!  Lydia and All the Day Holiday  hit the stage at the Courtyard Café this evening in what should be a pretty remarkable show.  The former self-described darlings of the indie rock world are currently on tour in support of their newest effort, Illuminate, which blends indie dynamics with mellow, tranquil harmonies.  Cincinnati’s All the Day Holiday operates in a similar vein but keeps the energy closer to eleven while Lydia fluctuates between six and ten.

Watch what might be fireworks: In an hour or so, Edward Moses will deliver what could be one of the more impassioned writings on the state of how racism still permeates the culture of C-U. At the heart of this particular debate is a performance by Too White Crew at Fat City Bar and Grill, and an interview with one of the members on Q96. You can read the article and listen to the interview here. You can also go to the event and make the call for yourself: Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. at Fat City Bar and Grill, a place that normally, we highly recommend for all of your game-watching needs.


Aussie Aussie Aussie!  Sydney, Australia’s Youth Group are currently on tour with the Get Up Kids, but their appearance with Urbana’s Jet W. Lee Sunday night at the Canopy Club will mark the first in a string of dates without them.  Youth Group’s Patrick Matthews formerly played bass in the Vines, but has turned a different corner with cleaner, brighter feel in Youth Group.  For fans of Pavement and Death Cab for Cutie, you won’t want to miss this show.  Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $10 in advance.  

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