You-review-it Monday

February 10, 2014
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For me, the weekend included brushing up on the movies of Harry Langdon for a pre-show discussion of the silent movie clown I'll be offering prior to the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra's live accompaniment to his film "The Strong Man" this Friday at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Besides that, it was a pretty quiet weekend for A&E for me.

What about you?

Did you harmonically converge with ATI's "Forever Plaid"? Were you among the first to see gallery shows at First Friday? Did you sashay over to Clowes Hall to see the Martha Graham Dance Company? Or did you block out the time to get to "The Lego Movie"?

Whatever you did, the space below is yours to chime in with your thoughts.

  • Nuclear Cowboyz
    We had a lot of fun taking our boys to see Nuclear Cowboyz at Lucas Oil Stadium. It was sort of cross between X Games motorcycles and Cirque Du Soleil. The storyline was pretty cheesy (the kids loved it) but the motorcycle stunts were amazing.
  • 2 things
    enjoyed "Forever Plaid" a lot. great show! also First Friday at the Harrison Center wth great art, Pete Seeger tribute and Indy 11
  • Martha Graham
    Saw the Martha Graham performance at Clowes. Three shows in one and all well done. Flawless and executed with high energy. Not really a dance fan, but thoroughly enjoyed the performance. Top notch performers who appeared to really enjoy their work.

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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.