Image1The PopCulteer
November 29, 2013

It’s not all about crass commercialism and maxing out your credit cards today. There’s plenty of Art and Music for you to soothe your soul after you venture forth into the world of naked capitalism. Let us show you…

Beyond The Margin

One of the coolest parts of today’s Black Friday ArtWalk will be Beyond The Margin, a show spanning two galleries, Apartment Earth and Good News Mountaineer Garage Gallery, and running from 5 PM to 8 PM this evening. Good News Mountaineer Garage Gallery is right in the middle of Hale Street, next to Stray Dog Antiques, while Apartment Earth is in the alley behind the GNMG.

1476374_430965277026213_829547577_nBeyond the Margin is curated by Nik Botkin and Emma Fisher for November’s Art Walk. The event will feature live art-making and a contemporary art exhibition. Botkin and Fisher have invited more than fifteen artists whose voices have traditionally been excluded from the fine art world. Whether it is the art form, such as tattoo and street art, or a part of the artist’s identity, be it race, sexual orientation or gender, Botkin and Fisher will showcase a collection of artists who have been historically relegated to the margins.

In the Apartment Earth space, visitors will find street and tattoo artists from Artistic Creations Custom Tattoos and Piercings, Black Eagle Tattoo, and Bent Schraders’ Tattoo Shop collaborating on a series of artworks live. This is a rare opportunity to see each artist’s creation process in person. Some of the artists involved include Drew O’Neill, Matthew Graham, Tra Walker, Tim Parsley, Prestons, ONER, Tyrone Scott and Michael Parsley. They will be accompanied by Kevin Crump, Alasha Al-Qudwah, Adrian DeQuiros and David Stephenson of Snakebox performing live music.

In the Good News Garage space, artists participating in the live painting and others will exhibit work. The artists will showcase art in a variety of media, including painting, photography and video. You will see work from Anthony Young, Kevin Adams, Adrian Blackstock, Joe Bolyard, Andrew King, Gregg Oxley, Zac, Tru and others!

In support of World AIDS Day, Good News Garage will display four panels from the WV AIDS Quilt. There will also be HIV testing on site free of charge.

We will be telling you more about ArtWalk later today in the Popcult Gift Guide, but this event deserves special notice on its own. It promises to be an unpredictable evening filled with the unexpected.

The Pistol Whippers at The Blue Parrot

1474455_746083962073253_879056857_nThe legendary Pistol Whippers extend their one-time-only reunion from last month to a second time tonight at the Blue Parrot. The show kicks off around ten and the unspecified cover is probably five bucks. Pro Death Rally will open and much of Charleston’s music crowd will be on hand to stand in front of the Radio Free Charleston cameras. It will be a magical night, not unlike this one…

MARY A Rock Opera

You can read all about this holiday tradition in the poster following this week’s RFC MINI SHOW.


Free Events

1471344_10101361619186086_1898972476_nHimes and Allen bring their free jaz to Taylor Books, starting at 7:30 PM. Family-friendly stand-up will be on tap with no cover at 4 Brothers Coffee and Tea House at 78 Olde Main Plaza in Saint Albans tonight. Enjoy the holidays with the joy of laughter for this FREE, ALL AGES event featuring some of the Kanawha Valley’s most talented comic voices:Jacob Hall, Lynn Browder, Jim Bob Williams, Hassan, Ms. Hooker, Jaush Weeks and Patrick “Madman” Felton. The night will be hosted by Mr West Virginia himself, Ryan Carrier.

Not Free Events

At The Empty Glass, Freaktent Jr and Marium Bria provide the music, starting at 10 PM. The cover charge has not been announced, but is likely somewhere around five or seven bucks. Another “make Rudy guess the cover” show is happening at the Boulevard Tavern at 10 PM, as Tastes Like Chicken take the state with John Gaspar.

That’s our Popculteer this week, but check back in a couple of hours as we bring you part one of the annual PopCult Gift Guide! Part one will feature local stuff.