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March 13th, 2006
09:03 pm


Hey everyone, The Brick House is gearing up for our birthday extravaganza, and the building needs a lot of sprucing up. We'll be working at the building this Saturday, March 18th from noon-6pm, and Monday, March 20th from 2pm-9pm. The first week in April will be full of activities at the Brick House, and we need all the help with our spring cleaning as we can get. Please set some time aside to come help set up and library, radio room, kids space, art studio, and everything else so we can look our best for our first birthday party.

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January 21st, 2006
05:55 pm


Important Notice
Dear friends and fans of the Brick House,

Currently there are only about five people seriously committed to working on the Brick House, and even though we really want the building to stay open and want great events and programs to take place, there is simply no way we can do that without help. We need people who believe in the existence of a place that is committed to enrichment, education, and do-it-yourself mentality, as well as providing free services and fun activities of all kinds, to step up and contribute in any way they can. The bottom line is: the Brick House is a community center, and we need community support to exist. We are inviting everyone who is interested in what we do, and how we can continue to function, to a potluck discussion:

Wed Jan 25 at 7 pm in the University of Louisville Ekstrom library basement.

Please come, but if unable to attend, and interested in helping, contact the Brick House. Thanks so much.

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December 6th, 2005
10:29 pm


Brick House news + raffle
The Brick House is having a raffle right now with a lot of great prizes. Tickets are $5 each. You can send the money via PayPal and you can enter as often as you like. Here's what you can win:
  • a night at the Marriott with breakfast at the Blu Mediterranean Cafe
  • A night at the Jazz Factory and a bottle of champagne
  • Tickets for two to the Louisville Science Center
  • Tickets for two to the Slugger Museum
  • A family membership to the Speed Art Museum
  • Tickets for two to the Louisville Ballet's April performance of Giselle

... and more. Donate now and then send an email to brick (at) brickhouse.cc letting us know that you want raffle tickets. The drawing is on December 17th.

Artists, if you would like to set up an art show at the Brick House in the spring, just say the word and we'll get to it. Musicians, the Brick House would like to host your rock and/or roll concert (+ folk, jazz, rap, experimental noise, etc.). Bike enthusiasts, our bike workshops are still going strong every Tuesday and Thursday from 5 to 8 pm.

Also, Velocity wrote a pretty good article about WXBH, our low-power FM station that's in the works. Check it out.

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September 29th, 2005
06:39 pm


Folks, once again the Brick House has fallen upon hard times. We have a lot of cool things going on right now such as the Freewheel Bike Workshop every Tuesday and Thursday, the life drawing classes, and the radio project, and if we want to keep going with these things then we need your help.

You can support us in several ways. You can visit our donation page and make a donation via PayPal, or you can stop by the Brick House on Friday October 7 around 6 PM. We'll be having a show that night:

Nashville thrash metal. Read reviews here, here, and here. Hear them on their myspace page.

Noisy Louisville punk rock. Listen to them on myspace.

Cincinnati thrash punks. Look at their website and listen to their music on hxcmp3.com.

"Louisville's answer to Charles Bronson and the Dekalb Wolfpack." Thrash-o-matic.

The show is only $5 but feel free to donate more to help pay our bills.

Thank you for your continuing support. If you would like to put on your own program or event at the Brick House, please get in touch with us.

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September 5th, 2005
09:36 am



The Brick house is having a Book-A-Thon next Sunday, September 11th. It will run from 1-8 pm. You are invited to come and enter the Brick House's library into an on line data base, sounds like a blast right? Well for your efforts I have seen to it that you will have musicians to serenade you as you work, platters of food and drink brought to you as you work and for that lucky soul who enters the most books for the day there will be an as yet undisclosed fabulous reward.

Why, it's practically being treated as royalty. You'd have to be out of your mind to miss it!

In Solidarity
- The Brick House Sunday Liberation Front

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August 25th, 2005
09:39 pm


Brick Radio kickoff event!!
You're invited to the WXBH Brick Radio kickoff fundraiser this Saturday!

The event will be a simulated broadcast live from the stage of Kentucky Theater at 615 South 4th Street. This will be your first opportunity to hear what we hope the station will sound like when we go on the air next year. It's also a convienient time and place for you to make a donation to the project. Tickets are 10 dollars in advance (available at both Carmichaels bookstores) and $12 at the door.

The "broadcast" will begin at 7:00 PM and doors will open at 6:00. Hope to see you there!!!

-The Brick Radio Collective-

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July 14th, 2005
07:08 pm


bike workshop needs your help
Every Tuesday and Thursday from 5-8 pm, one or two volunteers run a bike workshop at the Brick House. It is one of the most successful programs at the Brick House, often drawing as many as 10-20 kids and adults.

We desperately need more bike-savvy people to help with the workshop. The whole idea is to teach people (kids and adults alike) how to maintain and repair their own bicycles. If you know anything about bikes, even if it's just how to change or fix a tube or how to put the chain back on the gears, we really need your help.

Just come by on Tuesday or Thursday between 5 and 8 pm and dive right in.

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June 29th, 2005
08:30 pm


  • The FCC awarded us our radio construction permit! We plan to have the Brick House radio station (WXBH) on the air by summer of 2006. We have to raise about $70,000 in order to build a fully-functioning studio. Our website, WXBH.org, will be up and running in the next couple of weeks, and there will be plenty of news and updates on that site as we continue to raise money and build the station.

  • Our art collective won a $1,000 grant for a women's life drawing class. We'll post more details if anyone is interested in participating.

  • Our bike workshop also won a $3,000 grant. The workshop meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. The purpose of the workshop is to teach people how to fix and build their own bikes. If you have bike skills you'd like to share, or if you want to learn some skills, please stop by. It's free.

  • We also recently won a grant from the city to refurbish our air conditioning. However, we are still in need of money to complete this project, so all donations are welcomed and appreciated. Check our donations page.

  • A couple of people have agreed to teach yoga and bellydancing classes at the Brick House. If you are interested in either of these, please leave a message.

  • We've had to cut back on shows because of soundproofing issues. We need lots of money and volunteer labor to solve this problem. Again, please feel free to donate, or let us know if you want to help out.

  • COMING SOON: Our computer lab with high-speed Internet access!!

  • Upcoming events ...
    • July 25, $3: Al Burian (of Milemarker, Punk Planet, and Burn Collector) and Jessica Hopper (of Punk Planet and Hit It or Quit It) will both be reading some of their recent writing.
    • August 10, $3: It's a wizard rock show with HARRY AND THE POTTERS!
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    May 7th, 2005
    08:48 am


    Attention local music fans!
    If you enjoy going to shows at the Brick House, we need people to volunteer their money and/or labor to help with soundproofing. Otherwise, there may be an end to shows at the Brick House coming very soon. Reply to this comment or come by the building.

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    April 24th, 2005
    11:59 pm


    Staff members needed
    We are looking for people interested in becoming volunteer staff members this summer. This would involve taking a four-hour shift at least once a week and also attending a monthly staff meeting. Staff members greet people, answer phones, straighten up, monitor guests in building, or otherwise help out when they're around. Regular staff can also attend paid events for free if they're there to help out.

    If you want to get involved in core decision-making at Brick, you can also attend the weekly assembly meetings, Saturday at 1:30. Call the Brick House at 589-4978, come by any time, or email me at lizp (at) riseup.net for more info or to volunteer.

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