Appetite for destruction

Jonathan Adams and his driving team burned rubber down to Avondale to learn more about this Sunday’s “Eve of Destruction” smash-up derby. On a brisk autumn day, a group of three young men in black sweatshirts and jeans lounge, spit, and smoke around an abandoned…

Music Thursday

Acoustic Insiders, 10pm, no cover, Martini Bar Chris Badcock (solo acoustic) Fat Cat Denielle Hann (vocalist) 6pm-9pm, Larry Foley & Patrick Moran 10:30pm, O’Reilly’s Freddy Jorgensen & Arthur O’Brien, 8pm, no cover, Kelly’s Pub Gordon Sky (CD launch) 8pm, The Republic Jason Simms & John…

Who done it?

Danielle Devereaux interviews Mary Walsh about her feature film directorial debut, which opens this year’s Women’s Film Festival. Les Québécois, ils aiment leurs films. Homemade films from Quebec hold their own alongside Hollywood hyper-bullies on big screens across that province. Many a movie-goer chooses Quebec…

Groc & conf’d

Alison Dyer harkens back to the era of the tiny corner store. The corner store doesn’t carry things in ones and twos anymore.     It was just the other day, or so it seemed, I made a trip up to my local groc and conf…

Giovanni!

Andreae Prozesky heads home to Giovanni Cabot’s for their second anniversary. When I tell Meghan O’Dea of Giovanni Cabot’s that the story I’ve been sent to write on her restaurant is actually going to be a Food Nerd column, she’s a little concerned.     “But…

Revenge of the Debutantes

Saturday has been marked on your social calendar for weeks now. Another young lovely in your township is about to have her ‘debut’ as an eligible women in society. Or so you think. But better read that invitation again. This is no Debutante’s ball, this…

Le Festival du Vent

Vendredi et samedi, francophones et francophiles rassembleront au Centre communautaire et scolaire des grands vents  pour une célébration du vent dans l’art, dans la chanson, et dans notre expérience de chez nous. La fête commence vendredi à midi avec un atelier pour les enfants de…

A Special Guest

Dan Savage asks Cameron Mitchell – director of real live sex comedy Shortbus – for advice on your real live sex questions.  This week’s Savage Love can be found online here. You can Dan’s comments on Representative Mark Foley at www.thestranger.com/savagelove/foley.

Other events Thursday

Mall Walkers Club, 8:45am, Avalon Mall, 737-2333 Storytelling Circle: Experienced storytellers, newcomers & listeners welcome, 7:30-9:30pm, $2 suggested, Crow’s Nest