Fact: life works better with three day weekends. I don't know why we don't have more of them.
My parents came to town this weekend for one of their bi-annual NYC food and culture binges. Our first stop after a diner food breakfast - oh, my dad loves a diner food breakfast! - was the Museum of City of New York. We were keen on seeing the micro-housing unit on display in the Making Room exhibit, but we enjoyed the Fashion and Activism exhibits as well. This is a great museum because it is not too overwhelming. They usually only have 4 or 5 exhibits and you can get through the 3 floors in about an hour and a half.
The two plays that we saw over the weekend were Ann and Peter and the Starcatcher.
Holland Taylor just nails the Texas thing. Ann is a one woman show and it's simply fantastic in the way it is crafted and performed. It's been extended through the summer and I've seen reduced price tickets available on TDF, so take a chance on it!
This was my second time seeing Peter and the Starcatcher. I caught it downtown at NYTW a few years ago when it was still pretty new. It's still in great shape. My parents loved the smart dialog and fast pace.
We also finally saw Oblivion last week. Oblivion is good, y'all! Fred liked it better than Star Trek.
Here's some more pictures from last week:
I found my vintage suitcase much to the delight of Sonnie.
Inside the micro housing unit at the Museum of the City of New York.
Very put-upon Peanut.
A model of what micro housing could look like in NYC (we like that they included a little cat in the studio to the left!)
New "citi bike" initiative is launched in the city this week.