Sunday, May 28, 2006
Saturday, May 27, 2006
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
FREEDOM OF SPACE: SKATEBOARD CULTURE AND THE PUBLIC SPACE
Friday, May 26th - 7:00pm at The Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center
A Documentary by Steve Olpin
Shot around the globe, including Lincoln and Omaha with local skateboarders, Freedom of Space provides a look at the culture of skateboarding, street skating and use of public space. Interviews include long-time skateboarder and original Burnside builder Kent Dahlgren; Justin Hindery; The Skateboard Mag’s Kevin Wilkins; 12-year old skate advocate Patrick Craddock; the mayor of Portland, Tom Potter; Love Park’s urban architect Edmund Bacon and many more.
Co-sponsored by MRRMAC, Tugboat Gallery, Precision Skateboards, Fuel TV, The Skateboard Mag, PS Stix, and Watson Laminates
Following the Freedom of Space screening, a reception will be taking place at Lincoln's Tugboat Gallery featuring an auction of 40 hand painted skateboards by local and international artists.
All proceeds will go toward the Lincoln Public Skatepark fund.
THIS JUST IN:
There's a nice piece on the documentary and the board auction on Omaha City Weekly's website.
And of course the Journal Star's L. Kent Wolgamott has our collective back.
Friday, May 19, 2006
Thursday, May 18, 2006
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
The Combi Pool at the Vans park in Orange. There's also an outdoor street course, an indoor street course, a couple mini ramps of varying sizes, and a vert ramp in there, too. Even crazier is that it's all in a full-blown shopping mall called The Block.
Wouldn't be so bad if this was in Lincoln, would it?
Monday, May 15, 2006
Paddy Wilkins will be performing his solo theater pieces at The Loft At the Mill on May 18,19, & 20th at 7pm. The evening’s entertainment includes live music with Rob Hawkins of The Golden Age, Performance pieces written by Jim Hanna, Paul Schackman, and Mathais Svalina. General admission 10$ or 5$ for students. Come, enjoy some wine before and after the performance, walk through the gallery space have a pleasurable theatre experience. Dare ya.
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Sunday, May 14, 2006
Bill Weiss told us a hot story about one of the last times he was at the Combi Pool. He had two boards, one for the street course and another bigger one for the Combi and the vert ramp. He also had two backpacks filled with pads, supplies, and other stuff, and he was going there to "practice."
Then it dawned on him, "Practice? I don't want to practice skateboarding. I'm over it." And he threw his bags and boards into the pool and just left.