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What are you doing on this super-busy Thursday?

It’s another Much Ado About Thursday — you know, the first Thursday of the month, when ArtHop undoubtedly collides with many other local happenings, resulting in an abundance of things to do. Here’s a rundown. Feel free to add anything I missed or shout out what you’re doing in the comments.

ARTHOP: You all know what the first Thursday of the month means — hopping art galleries in the Tower and downtown. Here’s a graphic sampling of what’s going on. You can get more ArtHop options here. We’d love to hear some of your recommendations.


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SHAMELESS: I’m droppin’ fresh tunes over at Hero’s tonight as part of an ArtHop event showcasing local photographers. Super Lucky Catz will also be performing. I’m playing 5-7 p.m. Expect Santogold, MGMT, Matt & Kim, Peter Bjorn & John, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, stuff like that.


ROCKIN’: Elsewhere there are some live music options:


THE CLUBS: From the usual Thursday night booty-shakin’, to a magazine launch party to some pre-Spring Break partying … here’s what’s up:






What do you got going on tonight? Let us know in the comments!

Responses to "What are you doing on this super-busy Thursday?"

MsJoey says:


Thanks for the plug, Mike!!!
I’ll try to sneak away from stage-mom duty to check out your set!

We will be going to Table Mountain Casino for the B-52s concert.

Charlie says:

I’m going up the hill to see the B-52′s and maybe drop a few coins in the slots.

Lisa Maria Boyles says:

B-52′s at Table Mountain, baby! Cuz they’re just plain fun, and who doesn’t need a little fun in times like these!

Karma says:

yay for my cow, 2 shows one night!
unfortunately i have practice, but was planning on Audie’s after…

Geoff J says:

For those who reside North side too cheap for taxies and without a sober ride in sight, walk over to Yosemite Ranch.

Clouded Vision is playing a free show tonight 18+

For a true night of culture I have the following planned:
1) Broadway to catch the Art|Design Show
2) Maybe Tokyo for some tunes
3) Fast & Furious midnight showing (there’s a little d-bag in all of us)

famous says:

This super loud ear-bustin’ punk band will also be playing at Tokyo tonight, if y’all are not cozy in bed by the time they take the stage.

Candice says:

Does anyone know what time the fire dancers start at DCAC?

As one of those individual visual artists still trying to make a living . . . I’m at Ashtree Studios tonight from 5-9pm with an exhibit of my artwork. I wish everyone who’s hosting anything good luck tonight and here’s hoping we all get big crowds (and maybe even some paying customers?!)

MsJoey says:

The dancers start at 5pm

blake says:

I’m playing a free acoustic set at 5:30 at the Kingsburg Library—it’s an event for the Friends of the Library and involves other performances during the afternoon and evening.