You-review-it Monday

January 14, 2008
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What did you see, read or experience this weekend?

Did you join the crowd at “End Days” at the Phoenix? Hear Marvin Hamlisch with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra? Contemplate the totems at the Eiteljorg? Catch the opening of “Say You Love Satan” at Theatre on the Square? Take in the Elvis birthday tribute at Pike Performing Arts Center? Listen to Hogeye Navvy at Fionn MacCool’s? Watch “Waitress” at home on DVD? Or something else?

Let’s talk about it. Post your comments, make recommendations, or respond to other readers’ comments below.

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  • We had a relaxing and enjoyable evening listening to storyteller Willie Clafin on Saturday night. What enjoyable and intelligent humor! (For those in attendance, III is the right not to be required to host soldiers in your home.)

    We'll make a point of going to other Storytelling functions.
  • On week ends that we don't have plans to see an event in town we often just watch old movies, favorites that we can enjoy over and over. This week end was one of those. It started with me watching 6 Bulldog Drummond movies. None of them are an academy award winner that I know of but all were fun and an excape. Then we watched several Hercule Peirot movies. With their Art Deco and Art Moderne settings, outstanding fashions and great old automobiles, this is eye candy for us. The bonus of interesting filming and great lines just adds to the enjoyment. Of course, Poirot uses only his little grey cells to catch the criminals. This must have been a successful week end because we also were able to have a great Cobb salad. It's not so bad to stay home.
  • CMF-
    If you are a fan of classic films, Turner Classic Movies is featuring a Val Lewton fest tonight--including a new documentary by Matin Scorsese. In case you don't know, Lewton created such gore-less creepies as The Cat People. Wonderful, atmospheric stuff. And the documentary should be fascinating.
    Plus, if you like the classics, consider catching City Lights at Key Cinemas this week. Also watch for screenings at the ArtCraft Theatre in Franklin. One thing that makes a classic even better is seeing it on the big screen with a full audience.
  • On this last note, I enjoyed the Star's review capsule of City Lights. It said: This film was not screened for critics.
  • We, too, heard Willie Clafin at the Indiana Historical Society. Lots of laughter and not a single dirty joke (such a rarity these days - or so it seems).

    Their next big event is February 16 - the Story Telling society's annual fund raiser. It's a not to be missed event.

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