You-review-it Monday, er, I mean Tuesday

A long weekend offers lots of chances to get out and do.

July 6, 2010
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For me, the long weekend was primarily focused on InConjunction, the science fiction/fantasy convention held at the east side Marriott where I had the pleasure of running a spelling bee and put trivia contest, serving as a charity auctioneer, and playing lots of new board and card games. I also participated in an interested panel discussing post-apocalyptic films (if you have an interest in the genre, make sure to check out "100 Mornings" at the Indianapolis International Film Festival, coming up later in July).

While I was conventioneering, what were you up to?

Did you get to Symphony on the Prairie and/or spend the day at Conner Prairie? Catch a concert at Verizon Wireless Music Center or on the Canal? Catch up on movies at a heavily air-conditioned multiplex or finally tackle the reading pile? (The latest on mine: the young adult novel "Will Grayson, Will Grayson" by David Levithan and Indianapolis' John Green.)

So what did you see, hear, or do this weekend?

Your thoughts?  

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  • Island getaway
    Scored a trip in artist Michael Runge's rowboat to visit The Island at IMA's 100 Acre's. What a fascinating experience, and what a fun and engaging guy he is. Loved the rest of the exhibit as well, particularly Park of the Laments. Enjoyed a bike ride down the Tow Path to the museum, and cooled off inside after The 100 Acres with a spin through the amazing Tara Donovan show. Wow.

    In juxtaposition, went to see Cyrus. Sorta sad and slow, seasoned with some very funny scenes. Why do comedies as a genre tend to disappoint?
  • Larry Hurt
    I was deeply saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Larry Hurt late last week. Larry was an outstanding art educator and a generous and valued volunteer leader in the arts. He served on numerous boards, and he was a kind and funny man. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. My heart goes out to Tom McTamney and the rest of Larry's family.
  • hot & cold
    The ISO put on a beautiful show Friday night for us and 10,000 some other patrons at Symphony on the Prairie. One of my favorite traditions!

    After braving the heat of the Prairie, we went to a see the Swedish noir thriller, Girl with a Dragon Tattoo. Beautifully bleak, you could almost feel the snow. Now that's my kind of summer movie.

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