what’s coming up

Big Car wants to see you at Show Room and Listen Hear, two new pop-up spaces in the Lafayette Place strip mall, right of 65-North!

Listen Hear is a sound art studio: a place to play and experiment
(3743 Commercial Dr.)

The Show Room is a gallery, meeting & creative space
(3739 Commercial Dr.)

Open Hours:
Tuesdays 4 – 9 p.m.
Thursdays 11 – 7 p.m.
Saturdays 12 – 4 p.m.

Great stuff happening several times a week! Click here for descriptions of each program type (Surreal Saturday, Circle Tone, etc.)

JANUARY

Tuesday-20
Tuesday Improvisational / 4-9 pm
Binary Sounds / 7-9 pm
2’s D-night / 6-9 pm

Thursday-22
Public Meeting / 1-2 pm
Circle Tone: experimental musicians John Flanelly and Rob Funkhouser do a live solo set and one improvised duo set / 8:30 pm
Latino Immersion: Bilingual attorney Emma Mahern shares her journey of learning Spanish / 7-9 pm

Friday-23
Quakers Meeting / Look at stuff by Brent Lehker / 7:30 pm

Saturday-24
Regular hours / 12-4 pm

Monday-26
Community Yoga Class / 6 pm

Tuesday-27
Improvisational / 4-9 pm
2’s D-night / 6-9 pm

Wednesday-28
Sounds Words Workshop: Erin Drew leads a writing/speaking workshop geared toward poetry / 6:30 pm

Thursday-29
Public Meeting / 1-2 pm

Friday-30
Movie Meetup: Each month, venture out with the Big Car crew and friends to see a movie in the theater. Check here later for film and time info. Last Friday of the month.

Saturday-31
Big Dish Luncheon / 12-1 pm

FEBRUARY

Monday-2
Community Yoga Class / 6 pm

Tuesday-3
Tuesday Improvisational / 4-9 pm
2’s D-Night / 6-9 pm

Thursday-5
Public Meeting / 1-2 pm
Circle Tone: Screening of The Haters Live., a collection of footage of from the ‘80s to mid-’90s featuring destruction as performance — and the sounds of it all. Buses, furniture, paper: all torn up and recorded! / 6 pm

Saturday-7
Whistle Blowing – Make simple whistles from simple materials / 12 pm
Saturdays at Listen Hear / 12-4 pm

Monday-9
Community Yoga Class / 6 pm

Tuesday-10
Tuesday Improvisational / 4-9 pm
2’s D-Night / 6-9 pm

Thursday-12
Public Meeting / 1-2 pm
Circle Tone / 5 pm
Game Night / 7-10 pm

Saturday-14
Saturdays at Listen Hear / 12-4 pm

Monday-16
Community Yoga Class / 6 pm

Tuesday-17
Tuesday Improvisational / 4-9 pm
2’s D-Night / 6-9 pm
Binary Sounds / 7-9 pm

Thursday-19
Public Meeting / 1-2 pm
Circle Tone / 5 pm
Latino Immersion / Have some Colombian coffee and get an introduction to notable authors from Spanish-speaking world: Octavio Paz, Gabriel García Márquez, and more / 7-9 pm

Saturday-21
Surreal Saturday / 12-4 pm
Steve Kemple and Friends / 8 pm
Steve, a music librarian in Cincinnati, started the series “Experimental Music at the Library.” He brings his Fluxus-inspired antics, along with some friends, to Listen Hear.

Monday-23
Community Yoga Class / 6 pm

Tuesday-24
Tuesday Improvisational / 4-9 pm
2’s D-Night / 6-9 pm

Thursday-26
Public Meeting / 1-2 pm
Circle Tone / 5 pm

Friday-27
Quakers Meeting

Saturday-28
Saturdays at Listen Hear / 12-4 pm
Big Dish Luncheon / 12-1 pm

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WHAT ARE THESE PROGRAMS?

Community Yoga Class
Great for beginners and those who want to get back to basics and breathe. Begin with a gentle warm up, followed by a Hatha sequence to build strength and flexibility. End with a guided relaxation. Please bring your own yoga mat, wear comfy clothes and prepare to be barefoot. $5 donation per session / $25 for six-week session (pre-paid). Every Monday.

2’s D-Night
Every Tuesday, exercise your drawing skills and self-reflection. Meet new faces, share experiences, and use them to create a two-dimensional representation of how you view the world. Prompts provided! Every Tuesday.

Tuesday Improvisational
If you’d like to learn about working with sound, get paired up with a more experienced sound artist. Tuesday Improvisational provides access to equipment and space to try new sonic ideas in a collaborative setting — an open experience for working with sound as a material in the arts.

Circle Tone
Get exposed to electronic media in a group setting (“circle tone” is an anagram of “electronic”). Events will range from listening to prerecorded works by local and international artists, to viewing videos and documentaries about sound and art. Every Thursday.

Game Night
Check your devices at the door, and get ready for some analog fun: ping pong, badminton, dancing. Come move with friends! Second Thursday of the month.

Binary Sounds
Electronic musicians showcase music created by laptop. Equipment limited to laptop and a
single MIDI controller.

Latino Immersion
Immerse yourself in the Spanish language through a variety of experiences: film, dialogue, reading, music and food. Both English and Spanish speakers welcome.

Public Meeting
Big Car invites you to share ideas, pitch a partnership with Big Car, get feedback on your idea, or meet new collaborators. Every Thursday at 1 pm.

Saturday at Listen Hear
Drop to experience sound art. Each month we introduce a new hands-on project relating to sound, ranging from simple modes of creation to building electronic circuitry. Great for any age! Every Saturday.

Surreal Saturday
A surrealism workshop at The Show Room. Where weeks go to end. Every third Saturday.

Big Dish Luncheon
Head out in a group to one of the International Marketplace’s great eateries to experience food and culture. Last Saturday of the month.

Quakers Meeting
Sit in silence with strangers and friends in response to a common visual stimulus. Fourth Friday of the month.

Exhibitions up through February:
Please Read Carefully (an instruction-based art show) – at The Show Room
Noisy Neighbors (an audio show about nearby Lafayette Square businesses and sites) – at Listen Hear