Tim’s Picks: The return of Mosey, Gallery Walk and more
Five choice ideas for the weekend and beyond in Lafayette/West Lafayette, including the return of Mosey Down Main Street, the Gallery Walk and more
Thanks to ongoing support from The Long Center for the Performing Arts, presenting guitar great Jimmie Vaughan and his band in downtown Lafayette, June 15. For the best seats, here’s your link. And for more, click on Jimmie Vaughan’s guitar below.
And now, your weekly dose of five choice ideas for the weekend and beyond in Lafayette/West Lafayette …
By Tim Brouk / For Based in Lafayette
Gallery Walk, 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 19, downtown Lafayette — Put on those New Balances and check out several downtown art galleries and other art-friendly venues and businesses displaying local talent. Halsema Custom Crafts will show new pieces by Janet Freels, Luis Cardona, Adam Vandy and many others. Bindery Artist Studios will premiere “The Art of Intentional Living,” functional art pieces in the form of pottery, textiles and homewares, and the latest drawings and paintings from James Werner and Shelley Hermes. Artists’ Own will present “Be Our Guest,” a special exhibition of works from area guest artists not in the AO collective. You’ll see jewelry, photography, woodworking and much more. Other stops along the Walk include Flourish Studio and Classroom, Travel Girl, Downtown Dental (where I got a chipped tooth fixed Monday!), Flora Candle Company and Flying High Tea.
The Prannies and The Velocity District, 8 p.m. Friday, May 19, The Spot Tavern, 409 S. Fourth St., Lafayette — The Spot’s outdoor patio, one of the best around, has been a lively well, spot, for weeks this spring. During Lafayette’s many awful weather months, live bands perform inside, but when it’s a gorgeous night, you’ll often catch the sounds of strumming guitars and pounding drums in the night air in this outdoor playground where mirth and woodfired Snuggs pizzas abound. Two Lafayette staples, The Prannies and The Velocity District, will get 2023 patio live music underway with aplomb. $5 or pay what you can.
Greenbush Cemetery Tour, 1 p.m. Saturday, May 20, 1408 N. 12th St. — Lafayette’s historic cemetery is not only the final resting place of some 10,000 souls but a treasure trove of local, regional and national history. Led by the Tippecanoe County Historical Association, this tour will unveil the cemetery’s contents of prominent citizens — old settlers, Civil War soldiers and names that still resonate in this community. Incorporated in 1848, it was Lafayette’s second cemetery but for history hounds, it’s a top location for the city’s roots. The tour is free and open to all. No tickets or RSVPs required.
Mosey Down Main Street, 6 p.m. Saturday, May 20, Main Street, downtown Lafayette — Mosey season is finally here! There will be dancing in the streets. There will be drinking in the streets. There will be eating in the streets. There will be glorious people watching in the streets. There will be local businesses, nonprofits and organizations showing what they have and can do in the streets. Mainly, it’s just one street, though — our beloved Main Street. So Mosey up and down from Sixth to 11th streets all evening long. You’ll never know where this stroll will take you, but backed by the sounds of about a dozen local bands, you will enjoy every step.
Kepi Ghoulie with Mulva, The Jackies and The Enstrangers, 8 p.m. Saturday, May 20, North End Pub, 2100 Elmwood Ave., Lafayette — While he’s the spookiest citizen of Sacramento, California, a chapter of Kepi Ghoulie’s career has Lafayette to thank — namely the several records he’s cut at the Sonic Iguana Studios with his old band, The Groovie Ghoulies. “Re-Animation Festival,” “Fun in the Dark” and “The Monster Club” were all national releases containing infectious, Ramones-style punk rock tunes like “The Beast with Five Hands,” “Deviltown” and “Zombie Crush.” Ghoulie is now in his fourth decade of loving Lafayette. He played a house show in 2021 while recording a new solo album under the Kepi and Friends umbrella. “Full Moon Fever” was a Jeff Anderson (Sound Logic) and Mass Giorgini (Sonic Iguana) co-production, which features covers of The Cure, Velvet Underground, T-Rex and many more. Ghoulie returns to Lafayette in support of the new release, which hit record store shelves in January. He’ll be backed by one of his old bassists B-Face, who kept the low-end steady for The Ghoulies as well as The Queers and The Mopes. Opening the show will be the Lafayette debut of Amuse bassist Mike Muse’s new band, Mulva. Now based in Milwaukee, Muse’s new music will satisfy old Amuse fans and new ones this weekend. Lafayette’s own The Jackies and The Enstrangers will open. $15. Tickets.
Tim Brouk is a longtime arts and entertainment reporter. He writes here (almost) weekly, tracking things to do for Based in Lafayette.
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