Food and Drink Features
Take note, people! Jennifer Hudgens, local poet and organizer for Red Dirt Poetry, is working on a fundraiser for the beloved Coffy’s Café, to keep the shop open in this difficult economy.
This is so cool. Collected Thread will be screening “An Island” this Friday during the Plaza District’s monthly “LIVE on the Plaza.”
“An Island” is part musical performance/part documentary that follows the band Efterklang as they performed for four days on an island off the coast of Denmark. During those four days of filming, the Danish indie act worked with more than 200 local kids and musicians that makes the film as much about the people of the island as it is about the band.
Check it out:
The film will screen at 8 p.m. As far as I can tell, this is the only screening in the metro, so take advantage of it. While you’re there, be sure to check out the other “LIVE on the Plaza” events, like a special Valentine’s Day photo booth, courtesy of the SPYwagon, and a kiss cam.
Can we all take a moment and think about what a huge difference just a few years has made to the Plaza District? It’s been pretty amazing to watch all the new, locally owned businesses move into the neighborhood and thrive.
One of those thrivers is Velvet Monkey Salon & Vintage Boutique, which is celebrating its second anniversary in the district tonight during “Live on the Plaza.”
From 7-10 p.m., the cool salon and boutique will present “Monkey Shines,” a fashion and art show. Admission is free and will include art and jewelry from local designers and artists, along with music by DJ c.hill. At 8:30 p.m., a fashion show will strut its stuff, featuring hairstyles and fashions created by each Velvet Monkey stylist.
Other “Live on the Plaza” events for tonight include a soft opening for the restaurant/pub Saints, open houses, featured artists and music in the many shops.