On one side of an empty street the motorbikes of the unshaven, leather-jacketed Rockers grumble. They stare across at their rivals, the Mods, a mob of riled youngsters on whining Italian scooters who wear suits and listen to pop music. In this rivalry, indignant youth clashes with old wisdom. This scene will be similar at the Rockers vs. Mods Rally. Though it will be stripped of the violent tension that once fueled the rivalry as bike-lovers celebrate these differences, show-off their bikes and enjoy live music. The three-day event begins 9 p.m. Friday at the Amsterdam Bar, 831 Exposition Ave, and includes several rides, a raffle giveaway and live music. Festivities begin 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Lee Harvey's, 1807 Gould St., with a concert featuring The Mumbles, Mack Stevens and Labretta Suede and the Motel 6. There will be a ride on Sunday following the 11 a.m. breakfast to close out the event. It's free to watch, but to register a bike is $35. Raffle-tickets are $10. Visit rockersvsmods.com for more information and a complete listing of related events.
Fri., April 1, 9 p.m., 2011