Lizard Lounge has been holding these events since they first opened. Each event showcases art and music from the Northwest. Somehow, they also find a way to provide a massive amount of beer, wine and Red Bull to the thirsty visitors every First Thursday. It is the ultimate party in the Pearl. Here is a taste of what will be coming to Lizard Lounge this Thursday:
ART: Derek Olsen is a painter, silk screener and tattoo artist currently working at Black Hole Tattoo & Body Piercing in Portland. He often paints as an attempt to better understand the things that inspire him…be it a flock of birds, Japanese wood block prints, old tattoo flash or a brass band marching down the street. Derek has a desire to comprehend what it is, how it makes him feel, and why it moves him. This show is a series of work ranging from small to large, with a set of free-standing privacy screens as a utilitarian way to make large scale artwork more accessible. Please enjoy his attempts at understanding. myspace.com/d2r23
Artist Reception Party May 7th 7-10pm
Live Music: Celilo
Celilo fuses the dark and dreamy indie city skylines with a drawling rural charm into moody Americana rock. The lead singer, Sloan, has beaten down vocals that travel on world-worn wisdom through barrooms, bedrooms, and back roads. Celilo summons up the driving pop of early Wilco and conjures the bleak beauty of Townes Van Zandt. celiloband.com
Benefit: Mercy Corps- 15% of all event proceeds go to Mercy Corps
Beer: Widmer Brothers Brewery
Bonus: 20% off all regular price merchandise from 7-10pm. (not to be combined with other offers)
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See you there!