Thursday, March 15, 2012

This past weekend saw the first event in our basement at the Black Raven, in the future home of the Cult Fiction Underground movie nights and the adjoining Subterranean Lounge.  The occasion was a vinyl collector's sale, hosted by Morally Good Vinyl.  The response was great and we had a steady stream of shoppers all day long.  It was nice to see the first of hopefully many crowds to come in our theatre and lounge, and visitors got a sneak preview of what we've been working on for so long downstairs.

These vinyl vendors have been holding their events every three months or so for some time.  Now we hope to give folks an opportunity to shop with at least some of them on a more frequent and regular basis.  Beginning in April, we are partnering with our good friends and building-mates at Lone Wolf East Tattoo to host a new monthly market for vinyl sellers, artists and purveyors of the unusual.  Eastside Weirdo will be held in the garage space attached to Lone Wolf East, with a focus on art and music.  Keep an eye on our Facebook page for details as they develop.

A progress report on the theatre and lounge:  obviously we have not gotten things open and rolling as soon as we'd hoped, but we have made great progress in the past couple of weeks toward getting the space up to speed.  As soon as we get through the process of dealing with a couple more Metro regulatory boards, we'll be rolling.  Timetable?  Our goal is mid-April, immediately following the upcoming Full Moon Tattoo and Horror Festival at the downtown convention center, hosted by our good friends Ben and Stacey Dixon of Lone Wolf.  (They've got a great line-up of celebrity guests this year, featuring legendary KISS guitarist Ace Frehley, plus Norman Reedus of the Walking Dead, Robert Carradine, and many, many more!).

So....bear with us.  It's going to be a great spring!

Special thanks to Carl Lambert for the photos.

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