YES! Weekly’s 10 best MySpace events this weekend

by Brian Clarey

‘“1000 Free Ladies’”

Posted by Tee Kay

When: Thursday, March 23 at 10 p.m.

Where: The Venue; 2401 Randleman Rd.; 336.254.2648

Every Thursday night the 3,000-capacity Venue on Randleman that normally houses boxing events becomes home to’… well, we’re not exactly sure but if all goes as planned there will be lots of ladies on hand ‘— the first 1,000 will get in free and the rest will have to pay five bucks like everybody else. The electronic event invitation elucidates: ‘“A G of Ladies will be in the place for Free… That’s word to the bird.’”

St. Mary’s House reading

Posted by Artslink

When: Friday, March 24 at 8 p.m.

Where: St. Mary’s House; 930 Walker Ave.; 336.334.5219

Rachel Mann and Erin Poythress, UNCG graduate students, will read short fiction from their MFA thesis. Sorry, but there’s just not enough posted information to make a joke here, unless it’s, ‘“How many MFAs does it take to change a light bulb.’”

‘“Indie Rock Karaoke+show’”

Posted by Mortar and Pestle

When: Friday, March 24 at 9 p.m.

Where: Corndale House at the corner of Cornwallis and Lawndale streets

Greensboro is a house party town and also an indie rock town. The two worlds collide every Friday night at the Corndale House (where, in the interest of disclosure, we’ll say that the boyfriend of YES! Weekly staffer Amy Kingsley lives) in an event sponsored by WUAG. This weekend’s party features a rock show with Embarrassing Fruit and Physics of Meaning before the hipsters sing along with’… I don’t know’… Pavement? A word to the wise: BYOB.

Somewhere Else Tavern’s Winterfest

Posted by Steelwolf and Cennet

When: Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25; bands begin at 4 p.m.

Where: Somewhere Else Tavern; 5713 W. Friendly Ave.; 336. 292-5464

The annual aural assault over by Guilford College will this year host bands with names like Chemical Youth, the Virus Twins, Halfbroke, Suture Self and Forever Remains. The bands who made the posts will also be playing along with scene staples the Five Ls. Our guess is that proper attire will include the color black.

SchoolKid Chronicles opening

Posted by Michele

When: Saturday, March 25 at 9 a.m.

Where: SchoolKid Chronicles (above the Broach Theatre); 520 S. Elm. St, Suite 208; 336.509.7285

We covered the SchoolKid Chronicles back in October 2005. The Greensboro-based company produces digital scrapbooks that annually document children as they grow and change through video and a series of questions written by teachers, psychologists and (yikes!) law enforcement agencies. The company’s owners say the technology will eventually replace the standard school photos taken every year since the beginning of time. We say why not? Check the website at

‘“Badass skate park show!!!’”

Posted by Restrict This

When: Saturday, March 24 at 7 p.m.

Where: 915 Skate Park; 1616 W. Lee St.; 336.856.9112

Go see my man Cricket, proprietor of the 915, and check out the lineup of the poster, Restrict This, and Dawn of the Dude (whom we haven’t yet listened to but we love the name anyway) while cyclists and skaters play it fast and loose with their collarbones. There’s no cover charge and, according to one commenter who chose to post in all caps, ‘“IT’S GONNA ROCK BITCH!!’”

‘“March Madness: one big birthday party for linda, gerald, lisa lee, tony, khou and meee’”

Posted by Juni

When: Saturday, March 25 at 11 p.m.

Where: Linda’s apartment

Every now and again private events like this one find purchase on the events page. This one, a massive birthday party for a group of Greensboro scenesters, is most likely not an open house but its inclusion on the site makes it ripe for gate crashers. But then, Juni, the woman who made the post may be cool with ungoverned revelry ‘— the quote on her MySpace page: ‘“From chaos comes clarity.’”

UNCG juried seniors art exhibition

Posted by Artslink

When: Sunday, March 26 at 2 p.m.

Where: The Weatherspoon Gallery; Spring Garden & Tate streets; 336.334.5770

It’s judgment day for the graduating seniors of the UNCG art department, whose work will be on display at the Weatherspoon through April 23. For the opening one can anticipate a full cadre of students macking down on free cubed cheese.

Contemporary African art opening

Posted by Artslink

When: Monday, March 27 at 6 p.m.

Where: Elliot University Center Art Gallery, UNCG

UNCG and Artslink have a strong presence on MySpace’s Greensboro events page, but like Heraclitus’ river, the feature is in a constant state of flux and susceptible to hijacking by any two-bit event planner with a laptop and a big list of MySpace friends. The art opening appeals to us because it’s not a typical, run-of-the-mill event and it’s one of the few listed where you’re pretty likely to see some black people.

‘“Texas Hold ‘Em for Complete Amateurs’”

Posted by Artslink

When: Monday, March 27 at 7 p.m.

Where: UNCG Faculty Center

State Alcohol Law Enforcement officers please take note: this is a class not a tournament. Mark Cole, co-owner of Greensboro’s Revival Grill has been working the professional poker circuit for just over two years and his winnings number into the six figures. His class is part of the UNCG CALL (Community Advancment Through Lifelong Learning) program and the course description reads, ‘“The truth is you can learn to play Texas Hold ‘Em in about ten minutes but the trick is learning how to play the game to win.’” Another truth: if you take the class, you’re already into Cole for 72 bucks.