Thursday, May 28, 2015

Civic Center Eats

Submitted by Callie Sumlin on Mon, 04/27/2015 - 9:55am

Kick lunchtime boredom to the curb at Civic Center Eats, an outdoor gathering of the city's best food trucks. Listen to live tunes from performers like Jeff King and Owen Kortz and enjoy delicious eats and sips from your favorite mobile food vendors, including Manna from Heaven, Jessie's Smokin' Nola, and Quiero Arepas. Shaded tables and an on-site ATM make lunching al fresco cool and breezy. A portion of the proceeds benefits Civic Center Conservancy, a nonprofit dedicated to restoring Civic Center Park. Tue, Thu 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Laurie Dodd

Submitted by Camilla Sterne on Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:45pm

This mixed media artist is all about the negative—space, that is. Laurie Dodd uses dye, paint, wax, fiber, and ink beneath layers of wax, a technique know as encaustic. She employs plenty of empty space in her compositions to give the eye time to rest after it absorbs sharp graphic lines and flowing curves. Fri 6-9 p.m. or by appointment. 

Bianca Del Rio’s Rolodex of Hate

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Mon, 05/25/2015 - 8:49pm

Bianca Del Rio conquered the last season of the massively popular reality TV competition RuPaul’s Drag Race, earning the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar and amassing a devoted cult following. The performer has garnered comparisons to the late Joan Rivers, thanks to her over-the-top appearance and bawdy, brutally honest style of humor that rips deep into her targets. During the drag queen’s stand-up act, expect fiendishly hilarious skewerings of celebrities, pop culture icons, and quite possibly the audience member sitting next to you. Thu 8 p.m.