Oct 122011
 

UK Lecture on autonomous spaces

On Friday, October 14, John Paul Jones and Keith Woodward will deliver a talk on the politics of autonomous spaces. Jones is a former geography professor at UK and current Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona, while Woodward is a former UK grad student flunkie now a geography professor in Madison, Wisconsin. The talk will take place in the West End Boardroom, 18th Floor of the Patterson Office Tower, at 4 PM. Free drinks follow at the reception, 6:00 until the booze runs out, in the UK Commonwealth House (Gaines Center), located on Maxwell behind Memorial Coliseum.

Lattitude’s Lives shaped by boxes

On Thursday, October 20, “Lives shaped by boxes…”, a box-folding ritual performance/meditation, will take place at Latitude Artist Community, 167 Saunier Street. “Boxes” examines the tedium associated with work/employment common to those considered to have disabilities, a group offered mostly isolating and unfulfilling employment/labor opportunities.

For more info, contact Bruce Burris (859) 806-0195, latitudearts@yahoo.com

Homeless resource connections

On Thursday, October 20, Central Christian Church (205 E. Short Street) will host a variety of community outreach programs aimed at those who do not have access to regular shelter. Available at the resource connection: Health screenings, comfort kits, VA and Social Security benefits information, and referrals to a variety of other services such as housing, employment and general relief. The resource fair will last from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM.

NoC Fund-raiser Nov. 1

The first ever North of Center fund-raiser is scheduled to take place throughout the night of Tuesday, November 1. It will draw attention to some things the paper does and values: public watersheds, public air waves, and public music-making.

With the desire to make money and remain committed to open access for all, the fund-raiser will be made up of three related events: Between 6:00 and 8:30 PM at John Lackey’s Homegrown Press studio, we will host Rat Shed Radio for the fat-cat admission price of $25.  Modeled on an old-timey radio show, Rat Shed will feature readings and music related to the Kentucky River watershed. Local first from Harlan to Port Royal.

For those out of town or without the means to leave their home or workplace, at 8:30 PM NoC editor Danny Mayer will co-host on Brian Connor-Manke’s Tuesday night WRFL radio show, Flying Kites at Night. Those in Lexington can tune their dials all the way to the left and volume all the way up to hear the show; out of radio-wavers can log onto the WRFL website to listen in live. Mayer will do two 30-minute sets of John Hartford songs that celebrate public radio, regional local history and river life. Tune in and sing and dance and laugh and share in on the good times collectively with everyone else.

The final event starts at 8:00 and can run until whenever you want to leave (or when Will needs you to leave). Head to Al’s Bar for open-mic night, where admission and music-listening is free, and PBR and High-Lifes are 2-for-1 all night. Mayer has reserved a 30-minute “set” at open mic, beginning precisely at 9:00 PM sharp. At this time, the bar will listen collectively to thirty-minutes  of exquisite John Hartford musical love piped in on the radio waves.  More live free, public music will commence thereafter. At Al’s all night, we will be taking voluntary donations and handling raffles to fundraise to keep the paper running.

Times are tight and there are more worthy places to give. But if you can spare a dollar, please do. And if you can’t, enjoy the free music, collective gathering and good vibes. They are important.

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