You-review-it Monday

August 23, 2010
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As you may have noticed from the previous two blog posts, I spent a fair amount of time this weekend at the Indy Fringe festival--and only saw a small percentage of the offerings.

What about you? Did you hear some music on the prairie or the canal? Catch Stallone at the multiplex or DK at the A?

What did you hear, see or do this weekend?

Your thoughts?

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  • Sausagefest.com
    The old lady and I made the scene at Sausagefest 2010.

    Read my blog post about it here:

    http://indysocialmedia.blogspot.com/2010/08/weekend-weiner-sausagefest-2010.html
  • 2010 Fringe
    I really liked "Lot o'Shakespeare", Tim does a great job with the monologues of Shakespeares plays and some sonnets. I also really liked "Not a Peep". It was wonderful! "Hurry up Jesus" was great - just hope that Comedy Sportz gets the AC cranked up for his next performance. Poor fellow - he probably shed some lbs on Saturday. Can't wait to see "Screw You Review" tonight and Ron Spencer in "Bitch Sessions".
  • Crazy fun!
    Convinced a friend to join me as a teammate in Indy's first Twilight Town Trek - a sort of Amazing Race through downtown. We covered 4+ miles on foot (the only acceptable means of transportation, other than IndyGo), solving 13 clues and participating in challenges that included playing charades at the top of the Pro Patria monument and kissing a dog on Mass Ave by James Tyler's Brickhead. I never realized just how many statues we have here! Fifty-five teams competed and we came in 14th overall. The event was total fun and plans to make a stop here again next summer. Check them out: towntreks.com
  • ArtSparkle
    ArtSparkle at the Indianapolis Art Center was just beautiful Saturday night. The gala featured live music, firedancers, belly dancers, great food from local restaurants and more. Super fun event for a good cause!
  • WAMM
    WAMM Fest in Greenwood - good music, good beverages, good food. My sister and I spent a very enjoyable afternoon.
  • My Favorites
    FEMOIR is probably my favorite so far. It's very lively, energetic and charming, especially when she does improvisational mingling with the audience that is just as "well written" as the skits she had time to rehearse.
    TEEN JESUS- I feel this show fills the role that ANOTHER CLASSIC OF WESTERN CIVILLIZATION had last year. Very biting, rambunctious, irreverent humor. For my money, it hit all those notes perfectly.
    PLEASE DON'T USE MY FLANNEL FOR THAT- I probably didn't get the title down verbatim but you get the idea. Much more subdued but no less entertaining than other fringe shows, she has a very dry, witty sardonic presence that is able to delight the audience without having to raise her voice once.
    And finally, Ophelia's Revenge is just too cute and fun to pass up. Hope this isn't too long. I just wanted to give each show I mentioned a reason why I find them appealing. cheers.
    • dont u luv me
      I saw Young Actors Theater's production of "Don't U Luv Me?" This is a show with a message. This show has current music technology and superb acting. It shows how domestic emotional and physical abuse can start at an early age.

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