** Nets game. I wouldn't say that we are huge Nets fans or anything...we just really wanted to see the Barclays Center. It is such a beautiful building!
** Our friend, artist Soojin Seelye, gave a lecture on visual art the ways that artists articulate their questions about spirituality through their work. I particularly liked what she had to say about Rothko and his struggle with the concept of infinity. I can see his questioning in his later works. I have a deeper appreciation now.
** Opening night tickets to see "Matilda" on Broadway. A gift from friends. I felt so grateful because I don't ever spend three-digits on theater tickets. I assumed I wouldn't be able to see this show for a long, long time into its run. What a treat! We had a good time. I especially liked the set design.
** "The Man on the Radio with the Red Shoes" -- a documentary about Garrison Keillor. Fred really admires him and I can see why: he's so sensible and grounded and pure-hearted. ...and he really knows how to tell a story!
** "Prarie Home Companion" for their second performance at Town Hall. We made the mistake of leaving our house just a bit too late before the show. If you are going to "PHC", definitely get to the theater early! There's a warm-up show before the real show goes live, and it's so charming. We missed it this time and we felt pretty scattered at the top of the show.
** "Here Lies Love" at the Public Theater! This musical is SO awesome! I'm giving it my blog picture-of-the-week. I cannot stop talking about it "in real life" - if I run into you this week, be prepared for me to rhapsodize for an hour! Every performer was so present and clear in the storytelling. It's a sung through musical, at about 80 minutes with no intermission. It's a tight show with great tech support (the fastest costume and hair changes I've seen in a long time!) and a really sweet ending that has everyone singing and dancing together. YAY, Public Theatre! This is the second "eh, I'll take a chance, why not" piece I've seen in their fantastic renovated building (the first was "Fun Home.") I'm so happy with my experiences at the Public -- they just keep bringing it!
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