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Saturday, February 18

#ROCKtheIrving
the Irving Theater welcomes
Dagger's Ball
featuring
Bad Dagger
Kaleidoscope Jukebox

8:00p / doors 7:00p  |  $7 at the door

Boom!  Welcome to the inaugural launch of "Dagger's Ball". We are pulling out all the stops on this event.  Video art installations by Double Negative Design, and Projections by our own Bad Dagger alumni and co-founder, Jesse Bieber. We got Matt Vice of NapTown Sounds doing his Quadraphonic Sound System and Herm Productions on the lights.  And not only that, we got Bad Dagger (2 Sets) and our amazingly talented friend Kaleidoscope Jukebox!
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Monday, February 20 Acoustic Open Mic

Wednesday, February 22 Fresh Wednesday Market

Thursday, February 23 Poetry Open Mic

Friday, February 24

#SongwritersCircle

NUVO Members Pick
the Irving Theater welcomes
Bryce Ernest Taylor (Muncie)
Amy Andrews (Decatur Georgia)
Steve Kennan (Indianapolis)
Kyra Waltz (Indianapolis)

8:00p / doors 7:30p  |  free ($5 suggested)


Bryce Ernest Taylor brings a fresh eclectic, insightful approach to songwriting and performance.  A modern renaissance man, skilled in arts and technology, and a practicing psychologist, his passion for music has grown from seeds planted as a child growing up with the rich, country/folk influences of Texas and Oklahoma.  The diversity of his songwriting reflects his living life in the varied terrains of the shifting beaches of South Carolina, the soaring wild mountains of Colorado, and fertile, earthy influences of Indiana.  Departing somewhat from the stripped-down, rugged performance of a modern-day singer-songwriter, Bryce's smooth lead vocal, accented by electronically enhanced harmonies, interesting instrumentation, and rhythms demonstrate that skilled use of tools available to the modern musician can enhance a performance and do not have to sound artificial.  From reflections on the day to day goings on of love and life to more broad urgings for personal growth and social justice, Bryce entertains and reminds us of what it means to live both the joys and the struggles of a life well-lived.

While predominantly a solo performer, Bryce frequently teams up with Woody Statler on harmonica and/or other musicians that serve to enhance his music and add to the experience and message.  With his creativity and vocal flexibility, cover songs take on a fresh sound without losing their intended meaning or interfering with sing-a-long efforts.  Bryce Ernest Taylor is clearly an artist who has a passion for music and for creating a live musical community.
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Next Songwriter's Circle - Friday, March 24


Saturday, February 25

#trailerparkboys

Mad Hatter Shows present
Randy And Mr. Lahey
of the Trailer Parks Boys

8:00p / doors 7:00p  |  $25/$40 advance


The Randy And Mr. Lahey show is a silly, sexist, drunken hour and a half of songs and skits, audience participation, profanity, Shakespeare, and general hilarity.  Over the past eight years it has developed into the fastest moving two man show in the known universe.

From Newfoundland to Vancouver Island several hundred thousand people have thrilled to Randy and Lahey's shennanigins.  It's a constantly moving showcase of two television icons who pull no punches when battering the audience with "Batman and Robin" or "The Shit Rap". &nsp;The innocent honesty of an out- of-control drunken ex-cop Trailer Park Supervisor and his side-kick Randybobandy the cheeseburger eating ex male prostitute, weekend Trailer Park Supervisor is pants pissing humour at its warmest.

The show itself is roughly based on the TV series and movies, but being live, necessitates a different format and different is the operative word here.  There is nothing like it anywhere.  Shit talk and poetry; sodomy and sweet talk all thrown together with music and mayhem. What more could a room full of fun seekers want.
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Monday, February 27 Acoustic Open Mic

Coming in March

Friday, March 3 First Firday at 10 Johnson Avenue Coffeehouse

Saturday, March 4

#BeyondBodyslams!

the Irving Theater welcomes
Beyond Bodyslams!
An Insider's Romp Thru Pro Wrestling

7:35p / doors 7:00p  |  $20 adv / $40 VIP


It is the most entertaining, the most unique, the most informative wrestling-related theatrical event EVER presented.  It is an audience interactive, multi-media stage presentation based on Gary Michael Cappetta’s acclaimed autobiography, Bodyslams!, Memoirs of a Wrestling Pitchman. Gary Michael Cappetta offers a revealing account of his romp through wrestling bringing his lengthy announcing career to life alongside the most popular and most controversial personalities in the history of the game.

Live from center stage, Gary Michael Cappetta takes his audience on a roller coaster ride of emotionally charged stories via the use of giant screen video footage and audio clips of current wrestling superstars as well as the many heralded legends that he has introduced and interviewed.  Stone Cold Steve Austin, CM Punk, Ric Flair, The Undertaker, Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon, Andre The Giant, Hulk Hogan, Daniel Bryan, Mick Foley, Gorilla Monsoon and Bruno Sammartino are only some of the personalities that Gary will bring to life through his candid, in-your-face style of storytelling magic.

Gary Michael Cappetta, author of Bodyslams!, Memoirs of a Wrestling Pitchman, is familiar to TV wrestling fans who watched him on World Wrestling Federation (WWE) broadcasts followed by stints with the American Wrestling Association on ESPN and World Championship Wrestling shows on TBS, pay-per-view broadcasts and syndicated programming world-wide.  Gary can also be found on numerous Ring of Honor DVDs interviewing the titans backstage.  He is the ring announce voice and game character for the video game “Showdown: Legends of Wrestling”.  In addition, Gary appears in the acclaimed Darren Aronosky film, “The Wrestler”, starring Mickey Rourke.
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Sunday, March 5

#ROCKtheIrving

Wolfbane Music presents
Arvia
Hold Close
Jesus Crust
Sins of Motion
Stephen Flickner

6:00p / doors 5:30p  |  $10 at the door

With a unique blend of rock instrumentals and catchy upbeat melodies, Arvia is a name that has become highly recognizable within the Chicago music scene.  Coming together in 2013 while still in high school, the band quickly began writing and performing music at every opportunity possible, earning a strong following that continues to grow to this day.  Arvia has shared the stage with acts such as Metro Station, Against the Current, and 7 Minutes in Heaven, done an extensive amount of touring, and their latest release, "Addicted," marks yet another step towards expanding the group's following to an even larger audience.
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Saturday, March 11

#DressUp

Transylvanian Lip Treatment presents
Midnight Picture Show
US 1975 | digital | Dir: Jim Sharman | 100min | R

Midnight / doors 11:00p  |  $6
17+ unless accompanying parent or adult guardian

This campy cult classic (which unfortunately, we can't name here, but you can watch the trailer over there) is the most popular midnight movie of all time.  A corn-fed all-American couple stumbles onto a creepy castle one night when their car breaks down, entering a world they never dreamed existed. The castle turns out to be inhabited by a collection of kinky Transylvanian freaks led by a mad bisexual transvestite.  The film gained notoriety as the most successful midnight movie ever, in which hundreds of cult fans show up in costume and act out scenes from the movie.

You are not allowed to bring your own props.  Prop kits are available at the show.  Prop kits include rice (during the wedding scene at the very beginning, throw yours in celebration), a newspaper (during the rain scene, keep dry), noise maker (during the creation speech, celebrate and MAKE SOME NOISE), toilet paper (when the doctor breaks through the lab wall, hurl your "scotts" tissue), and toast (make your toast during the birthday dinner...toss it), will be available at the show for $4.  YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO COME IN COSTUME.

Doors open at 11:00pm.  Virgin sacrifice before the show.  The movie begins at Midnight.
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Next Midnight Picture Show - Saturday, April 8

Sunday, March 12

#ROCKtheIrving

the Irving Theater welcomes
Hot Mulligan
Bogues
Break In The Storm
Setting Color
Summer Bruise

7:00p / doors 6:30p  |  $7 at the door

Hot Mulligan is a five-piece emo/pop-punk act from Lansing, Michigan.  Originally hailing from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the sextet left to record their debut EP, Fenton, with Mat Kerekes of Citizen in October of 2014.  After an independent, digital exclusive release of the EP, Fenton saw a physical re-release on Save Your Generation Records in May of 2015.  In the same month, the band released their second EP, Honest & Cunning, produced by Josh Frost–formerly of Search The City–at 2015’s Bled Fest.  In August of 2015, Hot Mulligan abandoned their lives of high school and cutting trees in Michigan’s upper peninsula to embark on their first tour and move to the state’s capitol, Lansing, in search of further exposure and opportunity.  Since their adjustment to college life and civilization, the emo/pop-punk quintet have gone to Oneder Studios to record with Nick Diener–formerly of The Swellers–and release a split 7 inch with emo/rock act, Everyone Leaves, through both Save Your Generation and Little Heart Records.
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Saturday, March 25

#DressUp

Transylvania Lip Treatment presents
"Repo! The Genetic Opera"
    USA 2008 | digital | Dir: Darren Lynn Bousman |98min | R

Midnight / doors 11:00p  |  $8
17+ unless accompanying parent or adult guardian

In the not-so-distant future, a mass epidemic of organ failures has gripped the nation.  In the darkest of hours, a savior emerges:  The bio-tech company known as GeneCo.  GeneCo offers organ-financing for everyone.  But that’s not all…  GeneCo can help you with the latest in ocular technology and fashion, how to make brand names pop on an x-ray, choosing the right style of lungs this season, and the latest cure for blood diseases.  Come discover what the founder and CEO may be dying from, the secret he holds over a self-widowed Repo Man who’s hiding a daughter that shouldn’t even be alive, and who gets the company when he dies.  Come on, his choices are between a hair-trigger, obsessive-compulsive knife nut, a flamboyant, face-stealing rapist, and the spoiled princess who trades sex for drugs…  You know you wish you were on the front lines, watching that battle!  So hurry now…  Get your tickets, opera tickets…  And don’t be shy!

Doors open at 11:00pm.  Preshow is, well just before the show.  The movie begins at Midnight.


Coming in April

Saturday, April 8

#DressUp

Transylvanian Lip Treatment presents
Midnight Picture Show
US 1975 | digital | Dir: Jim Sharman | 100min | R

Midnight / doors 11:00p  |  $6
17+ unless accompanying parent or adult guardian

This campy cult classic (which unfortunately, we can't name here, but you can watch the trailer over there) is the most popular midnight movie of all time.  A corn-fed all-American couple stumbles onto a creepy castle one night when their car breaks down, entering a world they never dreamed existed. The castle turns out to be inhabited by a collection of kinky Transylvanian freaks led by a mad bisexual transvestite.  The film gained notoriety as the most successful midnight movie ever, in which hundreds of cult fans show up in costume and act out scenes from the movie.

You are not allowed to bring your own props.  Prop kits are available at the show.  Prop kits include rice (during the wedding scene at the very beginning, throw yours in celebration), a newspaper (during the rain scene, keep dry), noise maker (during the creation speech, celebrate and MAKE SOME NOISE), toilet paper (when the doctor breaks through the lab wall, hurl your "scotts" tissue), and toast (make your toast during the birthday dinner...toss it), will be available at the show for $4.  YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO COME IN COSTUME.

Doors open at 11:00pm.  Virgin sacrifice before the show.  The movie begins at Midnight.
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Next Midnight Picture Show - Saturday, May 13

Monday, April 10 Acoustic Open Mic

Monday, April 17 Acoustic Open Mic

Coming in May

BEAST Food Truck every Monday 5 to 9

Thursday, May 11

#TySegall

State Street Pub presents
Ty Segall
Creeping Pink
Raw Image

8:00p / doors 7:30p  |  $12 advance


Lo-fi musician Ty Segall
first garnered public acclaim as the lead singer of Orange County, California garage rock revivalists the Epsilons.  With that band, he practiced a rawer, snottier take on Strokes/Vines/White Stripes-style rock, occasionally delving into more retro territory.  On his solo album Lemons, however, Segall delivered a much more traditional sound, studiously re-creating '60s guitar tones and drenching his tracks in old-school reverb.  The stomping results bore a striking resemblance to early garage masters such as the Sonics and the Standells, as well as proto-punks the Stooges and bedroom folk antecedent Alexander "Skip" Spence.  He returned in 2010 with Melted.  The year 2011 was busy for him, with two albums -- Live in Aisle Five and Goodbye Bread -- scheduled for release, as well as an EP of T. Rex covers, Ty-Rex. Goodbye Bread marked a turn toward Segall's softer side, evoking a John Lennon-like take on quieter and more introspective singer/songwriter fare.  In 2012, Segall collaborated with Strange Boys' offshoot White Fence on Hair.  This mini-album married Segall's Beatles-soaked pop hooks and production with White Fence's Syd Barrett- influenced, acid-damaged garage sounds.  Two more Segall albums followed that year, including June's Slaughterhouse with the Ty Segall Band on In the Red, and Twins, the completely solo follow-up to Goodbye Bread released on Drag City in October.

Reverse Shark AttackSegall's profile grew, and 2013 began with several reissues of previous projects, including a 2009 collaboration with Mikal Cronin entitled Reverse Shark Tank, as well as his earlier garage trio the Traditional Fools' out of print 2008 debut.  In 2013, Segall also released the debut album from his side project Fuzz, in which he played drums rather than guitar.  Also in 2013, he showed off a new approach, recording a departure from the usual titled Sleeper, for which all the songs were acoustic ballads.  Not one to rest on his laurels, Segall returned to the studio to record the 17-track follow-up Manipulator in 2014, released by Drag City in August.  A live concert by the Ty Segall Band at the San Francisco club the Rickshaw Stop was released in February 2015 as part of the Live in San Francisco album series from Castle Face Records; the label is co-owned by John Dwyer of Thee Oh Sees, who also engineered the location audio for the Segall show.  Another live recording of Segall and his band, preserving his set at the 2013 Pickathon Festival, was released in May 2015 as a split album with the garage/psych act King Tuff, also taped at the same event.  2015 also saw the arrival of the second Fuzz album, and an expanded reissue of the Ty-Rex EP.
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Saturday, May 13

#AltGiftFair

Another MAJ Production
Alternative Gift Fair

10:00a to 4:00p  |  free  

Over thirty local, handmade artisans bring their wares to the Irving Theater for the fifth annual Alternative Gift Fair - Spring Edition.

Held the day before Mother's Day, you will find one of a kind gifts for everyone in your world.  The Alternative Gift Fair offers you an alternative to shopping big box stores and instead, 'keep it local'.  Jewelry, body products, clothing, and one of a kind gifts for all your loved ones will be found here.

Mark your calendar for this favorite event.
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Next Alternative Gift Fair - Saturday, December 9


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