Editor's Picks: 16 things to do the weekend of July 8
Running through late August, "Don't Call Me Honey: Fierce Women of Film" presents 19 cinematic examples of women wearing their badassery on their sleeves. The selections range from films made by some of the earliest women directors to modern, female-fronted blockbusters in the action and comedy genres. Friday, July 8 brings "North Country," an underseen drama by New Zealander Niki Caro ("Whale Rider") in which Charlize Theron's mineworker takes on a culture of harassment.
- "TBD: The Musical" improv at Shadowbox Live
- Adam Remnant plays Big Room Bar
- Loren Collins' "Crusties" exhibition opens at the Gallery at Gateway Film Center
- Independents' Day lineup reveal at Skully's
- Dark comedy "Wiener-Dog" opens at Gateway Film Center
- Heather Marks' exhibition "The Healing Room" opens at Rehab Tavern
Headliner (and currentAlivecover model) Times New Viking is a definite can't miss with its fest-closing set, which kicks off at 10:10 p.m. on Saturday and marks the first time the three bandmates have shared the stage in four years. But don't sleep on the rest of 4th and 4th, the city's best-curated festival. Other highlights include Nate Farley, The Pink Owl and His Supernatural Fears, Whitney, Diet Cig, A Giant Dogand The Thermals.
- Joey Knuckles' "Growing up a punk" exhibition at Vanderelli Room
- Local quartet Vis-à-Vis at Rumba Cafe
- Deschutes Brewery Street Pub in Genoa Park
- Miss Gay Ohio American event at Axis
- ROY G BIV Kate Ball/Rachel Yurkovich exhibition continues
The Hotelier's 2014 sophomore album,Home, Like NoPlace Is There, is a fiery, cathartic affair built on singer/screamer Christian Holden's trapped, desperate words and instrumentals that claw and gnash like a prisoner scratching at the door of his or her solitary holding cell. "I can't find my way around this," Holden howls at one point, coming on like an ensnared wolf resigned to chewing off a limb.