You-review-it Monday

May 6, 2013
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For me, the weekend included a trip to the Tarkington for Civic's "Into the Woods" and a trip outdoors to Garfield Park for NoExit's "Our Experiences During the First Day of Alligators," a new play by David Hoppe.

I also stopped in to see the First Friday activity at the Harrison Center (including the work of Emma Overman) on my way to the Cabaret at the Columbia Club for a performance by Emily Skinner.

More on most of that later.

In the meantime, please share what you saw over the weekend, be it "Iron Man 3," the Onyx Festival at Indy Fringe, the ISO at Hilbert Circle Theatre or anything else.

Your thoughts?

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  • OnyxFest
    I saw three plays in the OnyxFest at the Fringe Building over the weekend, and what a shame more people don't support this. OnyxFest features new plays by african-Anerican playwrights and they at least still have real issues to deal with. Who's responsible for black on black violence ("The Layover")? Dreams delayed and dreams chased ("Reflections") and the impact of slavery on the kids growing up in it ("Where the Waters Run"). Acting is uneven, some great, some not, but these are plays in development. Performances continue next weekend. Check it out.
  • Iron Man 3
    Took my great-nephew to see Iron Man 3 for his birthday--a S*U*C*C*E*S*S*! (and a plus, I enjoyed it too!)
  • Into The Woods/First Friday
    I saw Into The Woods at Civic last Saturday. I thought the actress portraying the "wicked witch" was amazing! Her voice gave me chills. Hurray to Red Riding Hood who did a fantastic job, even with an injury to her leg, which was bandaged up. I experienced First Friday at the Conrad Indianapolis. Several featured artists were there in person including Constance Scopelitis and Dale Enochs. The lobby and the Long-Sharp Gallery look amazing!

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  1. A Tilted Kilt at a water park themed hotel? Who planned that one? I guess the Dad's need something to do while the kids are on the water slides.

  2. Don't come down on the fair for offering drinks. This is a craft and certainly one that belongs in agriculture due to ingredients. And for those worrying about how much you can drink. I'm sure it's more to do with liability than anything else. They don't want people suing for being over served. If you want a buzz, do a little pre-drinking before you go.

  3. I don't drink but go into this "controlled area" so my friend can drink. They have their 3 drink limit and then I give my friend my 3 drink limit. How is the fair going to control this very likely situation????

  4. I feel the conditions of the alcohol sales are a bit heavy handed, but you need to realize this is the first year in quite some time that beer & wine will be sold at the fair. They're starting off slowly to get a gauge on how it will perform this year - I would assume if everything goes fine that they relax some of the limits in the next year or couple of years. That said, I think requiring the consumption of alcohol to only occur in the beer tent is a bit much. That is going to be an awkward situation for those with minors - "Honey, I'm getting a beer... Ok, sure go ahead... Alright see you in just a min- half an hour."

  5. This might be an effort on the part of the State Fair Board to manage the risk until they get a better feel for it. However, the blanket notion that alcohol should not be served at "family oriented" events is perhaps an oversimplification. and not too realistic. For 15 years, I was a volunteer at the Indianapolis Air Show, which was as family oriented an event as it gets. We sold beer donated by Monarch Beverage Company and served by licensed and trained employees of United Package Liquors who were unpaid volunteers. And where did that money go? To central Indiana children's charities, including Riley Hospital for Children! It's all about managing the risk.

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