You-review-it Monday: Fourth of July edition

July 7, 2013
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What did the long weekend mean for you on the arts and entertainment front?

 

Did you catch Symphony on the Prairie's "Glorious Fourth"? Visit one of the new or long-established festivals? Get out of town for some R&R? Catch a concert at Klipsch? 

For me, the weekend included more film screenings for an upcoming column on the Indianapolis International Film Festial, participating in panel discussions and auctioneering for charity at the InConjunction science fiction/fantasy convention, chipping away at a fascinating biography of playwright Eugene O'Neill, and getting some old-time religion with "Smoke on the Mountain" at Beef & Boards.

What about you?

Share your weekend experiences here.

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  • busy 4th wknd
    Thursday, daughter #2 and hubby took me to the War Memorial with 105.7 tickets she had won. Awesome perch! Friday eve went to Centerbrook drive-in with daughter #1 and grandson and kids next door to see Despicable Me2 and Monsters University. Sat eve had a quiet time with a friend watching rented movies and pizza. Spent Sunday afternoon with daughter #1, then brought grandson home and had dinner with daughter #2 and hubby at Qdoba. Will spend Mon eve with best friend and a little white wine. Freedom is awesome! Best country in the world!
  • Festival!
    Saturday I was able to visit my hometown festival in Liberty, IN. Lunch at J's Dairy Inn, watched the parade, walked the festival area, visited Brookville Lake, dinner at the Liberty Bell Restaurant, followed by more of the festival...watched a rock band "Edge of Addiction" on the Courthouse square!
  • Lone Ranger
    In spite of the negative reviews, the Mrs and I went to see the movie, Lone Ranger on Friday. It was great. It was totally entertaining, which is why I go to movies. A little far fetched at times, but still fun. Another great Depp performance. I highly recommend. Not a foul word in it.

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