This weekend marks the launch of an ongoing dash of a little higher culture to the Revolution/America's Backyard borg. Green Room
, the complex's intimate venue-within-a-venue, has undergone a mini renovation, and the lounge's old loft space has been converted into a gallery meant to feature local artists. To celebrate, this Saturday, Digital Love organizers Mig and Andie Sweetswirl are throwing a shebang to launch the official weekly Gallery Saturdays.
Actually, Digital Love -- formerly a weeknight party -- moves to Saturdays for the month of June, so consider it a mash-up party of sorts for the next few weeks. That means a whole lot of party for opening night.
The gallery part will rotate artists every month, and the first batch includes Sean Murdock, Laura Atria, Laura MArie Peterson, Solé Del Real, and John Bernasconi. In addition to the inanimate works, the grand opening event also promises "a live and gallery art exhibition" by Gina Bentivegna, video installations by Ana Parez, a fashion show by designer McLaine O., and a burlesque show by the Reckless Dames.
The soundtrack comes, naturally, from Digital Love residents Mig and Andie, as well as a live set by the coed Miami power-pop act Pretty Please, which has promised its own digital light show spectacular.
Admission is free, and specials include $2 PBRs and $5 shots of Jack Daniels.