H’burg Happenings.

TM -- March 19th, 2007

Before I get to the upcoming events, I stumbled upon local Realtor Roger Monger’s blog about issues in Harrisonburg-Rockingham County real estate.

Since some interest in the show was expressed when it was first posted, Ben Folds tickets for his April 10th show at the JMU Convo Center go on sale today. In related news:

Tonight, March 19th: After the Valentine’s Blizzard of ’06 postponed the first show, Recycled Percussion makes their way back through the ‘burg playing Wilson Hall, tonight 7:30pm.

Tomorrow March 20: Grammy nominated rapper Lupe Fiasco will Kick, Push his way into JMU’s Wilson Hall.

Wed March 21st: EMU presents the Barter Players of Abingdon‘s production of “American Tall Tales – King of Rock n’ Roll,” a play for kids K-6. doors at 6:15, show at 6:30, $4, Lehman Auditorium. Call 540-432-4168 for more information.

Thurs March 22: Jessica Schuler, a civil rights policy analyst at the National Coalition on the Homeless, will speak at an informal dinner meeting in the West Dining Room at EMU’s cafeteria. Schuler will be joined by two members from the NCH Speakers Bureau, both of whom are either currently or formerly homeless. For more info contact: Gretchen Maust at (540) 432-4453. 5PM.

Fri March 23rd: I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention AC/DC tribute band Hell’s Bells performing at The Pub, tonight. Not to be confused with all-female AC/DC tribute band Hell’s Belles.

Need more culture than a grown man in a school-boy uniform can supply? Try Thomas Harrison Middle School the same night (and Sat-Sun) as the THMS Theater Department presents Romeo & Juliet. Call 540-434-1949 for tickets or more information. 7:30pm. Looks like they’re doing it next weekend too.
Weekend Movies March 23-25: Fri and Sat, Grafton-Stovall has Happy Feet at 7:30pm and 9:00pm. Sat March 24th Court Square Theater’s Kidflix series presents the last of the Dreamworks/Aardman features, Flushed Away. 2:00pm. Fri 10pm-Sat 9pm, EMU shows The Pursuit of Happyness.
Sun March 25th: JMU’s student film fest. A collection of student-submitted shorts (no longer than 15 min.) 6pm, Grafton-Stovall Theatre.

Also on the 25th, from the last HH, drum-circle-guy-about-town Mike Deaton is holding a hand drum and percission workshop for beginners through experienced musicians and instruments are provided. Broad Street Mennonite Church, 2-5:30pm. $35.

Tues March 27th: It’s soup night at Harrisonburg High School sponsored by the National Art Honor Society at HHS. Tickets are $10/person and will benefit Our Community Place in downtown Harrisonburg. Tickets include a handmade bowl, homemade soup, bread, dessert and live music. From 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Call 540-421-9661 for more information.

Wed March 28th: JMU’s concert promotion class brings bluegrass/folk/alt-country/etc. group Old Crow Medicine Show to Memorial Hall.
Weekend movies March 30-31: Grafton-Stovall has Blood Diamond on Wed and Thurs at 7pm and 10pm, and Children of Men at 7pm and 9:30pm on Fri and Sat. EMU shows Dreamgirls Fri 10pm and Sat 9pm.

Sat March 31: The MS Walk 2007 starts at Duke Hall at JMU at 10AM. Last year it wound from Duke Hall through downtown to Red Front and back for pizza. Here’s a link to register.

The same day is Circles 8, put on by JMU’s Breakdancing Club in Godwin Gym. The annual hip-hop charity event features a graffiti expo, live DJs, an MC Battle, Bonnie and Clyde and a 4×4. Learn what that means here. All proceeds will benefit charities such as the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mercy House, Camp Kaleidoscope, The Boys and Girls Club and the American Red Cross Katrina Relief Effort. Call 703-728-4268 for more information. If they’d asked me I would’ve called it Circles 8: Electric Bugaloo… but they didn’t.

Looing ahead: The last day of the Green Valley Book Fair until May is April 1st. Blacks Run Cleanup Day is April 14th. Genre-bending country artists and Grammy nominees The Duhks play Court Square Theater on April 26th. May 12th, Tommy Ramone, the last surviving Ramone, is bringing his bluegrass duo Uncle Monk to The Little Grill. 9PM.

That’s it. If I missed anything, feel free to leave the info in the comments!


13 Responses to “H’burg Happenings.”

  1. finnegan says:

    I had no idea about that realty blog, probably because he disabled the feed for it for some reason.

    This city needs an aggregator.

  2. republitarian says:

    I dated his daughter Mary Louise right before Megan….

  3. finnegan says:

    Yes, Myron. You dated everyone in the southern half of the county.

    Anyone know how close those Ben Folds tickets are to selling out?

  4. TM says:

    It doesn’t seem like the online sales are going that quickly. I bought mine yesterday and ended up with 2 tix in 115 row I. Two tickets today will still put you in 115 row L. BTW, thanks to JMU for making online ticket sales available. It was tough for a townie to navigate parking/campus to find that box office near Grafton-Stovall, which I’m just guessing is where these tickets can be bought in person.

  5. republitarian says:

    Actually, Megan and the above mentioned were from the eastern side….I like to spread myself around…..

  6. danno says:

    The OCMS show is a no go. Some folks tried to get them in Hburg for that date but they’re playing in Lancaster instead.

  7. finnegan says:

    Too bad. I wanted to check that out.

  8. drew_richard says:

    tickets are still available for the Ben Folds show. They are still some pretty good seats available but they won’t last too much longer. You can get tickets at the University Box Office in Warren Hall or click the link in the story to buy online.

  9. finnegan says:

    I don’t want to pay the $4 service charge (especially $8 for 2 tickets) so it’s still worth it to me to make the trek to Warren Hall.

  10. Frank Witt says:

    Hi all, just a reminder about the “Support Our Troops” carwash sponsored by Adopt-A-Platoon, US ARMY. and the Harrisonburg HIgh Shool “KEY CLUB”.

    The carwash is SATURDAY APRIL 28TH from 10 am – 3 pm at the Exxon gas station located @ Reservior and University Blvds in Harrisonburg.

    ALL donations will be used to buy supplies the soldiers are asking for. You can also drop ANY used, abused, demoralized, destroyed or useless cell phones, chargers, or ink cartridges for recycling. These items get recycled for their parts and then weighed and in turn we get phone calling cards that we in turn send then to troops overseas so they can keep in touch with their loved ones.

    Thank you so much for everything that has been donated so far and please keep up the good work. The troops really do appreciate it.
    Drop off for phones and whatever any other time is at Kitchen Classics restaurant, 498 D University Blvd. Harrisonburg

  11. Marcus says:

    “Taste of the World”

    March 15, 6pm @ Park View Mennonite Church

    “Come enjoy food from around the globe and musical performances by…

    Trent Wagler and the Steel Wheels (blues trio)

    Rodney Cordner (Irish Folk Music)

    Austin Shifflet (Jazz Harmonica)”

    $60 for dinner and concert
    $20 for concert only (begins at 7:30pm)

    This is a fund raiser for NewBridges (http://newbridgesirc.org)

  12. Frank J Witt says:

    Is anyone having problems using the ticket purchase option at the Rockingham County Fair website? Can’t seem to order tickets and it’s getting me crazy…I hate talking to people on the phone, so I may just miss the only show I was planning to attend.

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