I don’t want to sound like a braggart, or invite any some of…unnecessary tension into my life, but I am killing it at Letterpress right now. My friend Pam’s kinda cranky about it (“Go easy on a newbie–what exactly did you not understand about that?”) But if you are, like me, irrationally territorial and highly competitive, especially when it comes to word games, you should get in on this. Pam claims that “it’s not fun when you’re the prey and you don’t even know why. Bleeding out the innocent.” But it is so much fun.
Now that y’all know what I’m doing instead of like, say, eating lunch or sleeping at night, here are some idea to occupy your evening. How To Dress Well, aka Tom Krell, is playing The Loft, accompanied by Beacon and Datahowler. I will just leave you with these two songs: “& It Was U” and this killer cover of R. Kelly’s “I Wish,” which came my way courtesy of Bradford Pearson. Hat tip. Listen to those, and then you will want to attend this show. If not, I’ll think about eating that hat I just tipped. Also of note, I’ve changed my mind about something (a rare feat). I’d been avoiding Cedars Social like the plague up until earlier this month after three truly terrible experiences last year, but I have recently come to the conclusion that if you just go to drink and not to eat, and you sit at the bar and not in the “dining” area, you’ll be fine. Which is good, because I’m 78% more likely to enjoy a concert if I can have a well-made Moscow mule beforehand. And then maybe more after.
Also this evening, the WaterTower Theatre has a production stuffed full of Christmas cheer: It’s A Wonderful Life, staged as a live radio play. It’s five actors, playing all the roles–George Bailey, Ma Bailey, Clarence Odbody, and more. Our critic, Lindsey Wilson, has great things to say about it. Namely:
Part of the joy of attending WaterTower Theatre’s production of It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is its accessibility, no matter your level of familiarity with the movie. Looking to introduce someone to the beloved story? Philip Van Doren Stern’s ageless tale of gratitude and appreciation still resonates. Been watching the film yearly since it was released in 1946? You’ll delight in the vocal quirks the actors nod to in their performances. Feel like there’s nothing new left to discover about Bedford Falls? Test your trivia knowledge by spotting the sly in-jokes hidden throughout the show.
Conclusion: go see it and cure your early Grinchitis.
For more to do tonight, go here.