Do you remember your first encounter with the pub crawl downtown? It seems like a lifetime ago that we started this simple idea of dressing funny and getting special treatment from enthusiastic barkeeps. Hundreds of crawlers and thousands of chance encounters later, people are still demanding fun in the heart of the city. Keep the spirit alive downtown and join the Mardi Gras pub crawl 6:00 p.m. Friday, February 17 at Pop up art gallery. Free wristband with ID. Here’s the full schedule:
6p Pop Up art gallery 7p Copperjohn’s 8p Magoo’s 9p Governor’s Cup (live music) 10p Papa G’s Black Light Bar (karaoke) 11p FlipSide!
9th Mid-Valley Video Festival
Shout out to indie filmmaker creativity at its finest in the mid-valley. The 9th Mid-valley Video Festival occurs February 23-25, 2012 at Northern Lights Theatre Pub, ƒ/stop Fitzgerald’s, Pop Up art gallery and Capital Community TV.
Backyard Brewing and Star Wars Uncut Directors Cut 7p Thursday night at ƒ/stop. Meet local homebrewers, sample and prepare yourself for the world’s first crowd sourced film. Fans re-created Star Wars 15 seconds at a time. Animation, stop motion and live action provide two hours of nonstop creativity.
Scent of a Sasquatch world premiere
Bloodsucking Redneck Vampire’s Joe Sherlock returns with with a tale of runaway pheromones 8:30p Friday at Northern Lights. $3
Two hours of Spanish-language shorts from PROMOFEST in Madrid run the gamut from hilarious to tearjerker. English subtitles. 6:30p Saturday at Northern Lights. $3
Full schedule at http://mvvfest.org
Citizen Journalism classes
Salem Creative Network undertakes its largest effort yet – citizen journalism training. Learn how to use your smart phone to gather and produce news 2p to 4p every Saturday in February at Pop Up art gallery in the Salem center mall. Free.
6th Cherry City Music Festival
Last year we hosted 105 bands in 13 venues. Salem’s underground music festival returns April 5, 6, 7 with new venues and bands. We are expanding outside of downtown in an effort to spread the love around. Bands and volunteers can sign up at http://cherrycitymusic.com
See you around town!