For me, the weekend including a trip to the Cabaret at the Connoisseur Room to see the original musical revue "Enter
Love," featuring the songs of Lynn L. Lupold. Plus a visit to Carmel’s Evan Lurie Gallery for the Walter Knabe show.
More on both in an upcoming column.
I also was honored to be a guest speaker at the Writers’ Center of Indiana’s
"Gathering of Writers and Readers," which not only gave me the chance to talk about collaborative writing, but also
to put faces to many of the state’s top published authors. I’m looking forward to digging into and discussing their books
in the near future here and in the print IBJ.
On film, I finally got around to seeing "Metropolitan," Whit
Stillman’s low-key but oddly compelling 1990 film about preppy teens in New York. I stumbled on it because of the odd and
wonderful serendipity of Comcast’s free On Demand movies. Personally, I don’t want to know what sort of dart board is
involved in the bizarrely random selection of films that show up there, but I love clicking in each week to see what’s being
offered. Then again, I like looking for library books from the shelving cart.
Speaking of books, I’ve been engrossed
in Mike Sacks’ "And Here’s the Kicker," a collection of smart, informed, and fun interviews with humor writers. Included are a wide
range of creative types, including the late great Larry Gelbart, Bob Odenkirk (co-creator of the outstanding "Mr. Show,"
the insightful Merrill Markoe and David Sedaris, who has achieved near rock-star status by reading his funny memoirs. Any
interested in how comedy is made should take a look.
What did you see, hear, read or do this weekend?