Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Giants Win - Odd Birdz - Howard - New York Philharmonic - The Gators

Thursday==>CONGRATULATIONS to The San Francisco Giants on winning The World Series last night in Kansas City, defeating The Royals 3-2 on a totally dominating performance, in relief, from Madison Bumgarner, who came into the game in the 5th inning and completely shutdown The Royals for the rest of the game. He was credited with a 5-inning save.

Bumgarner was named The Series MVP, with a 2-0 record and an awe-inspiring ERA of only 0.43.

I do have to say that this World Series was very enjoyable for true baseball fans. Even though I wanted the American League team to win I believe that The Giants were the better team and deserved to win.

Now ... we need to get things underway because your favorite blogger has yet another entertainment doubleheader scheduled here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World. So ... 

We will get started with Billi Pod’s report card on yesterday’s entertainment event ...

The Off Broadway show ...

ODD BIRDZ, a troupe of 8 young Israeli performers weave together movement, music, physical theatre and outrageous comedy to create an evening of hilarious entertainment that transcends barriers of language, culture, and age==>A.

This is a totally involving combination of uproariously funny sketches, with dancing, singing and acrobatics, by an extremely talented group of young performers whose energy and enthusiasm flows from the stage into the audience.

Yeah, I left the theater with a big smile on my face, made even bigger because after the show the cast was outside the theatre singing and dancing and interacting with audience members. 

Billi Pod says==>if you need/want a gut-busting funny experience, then this is the show for you.

It is playing at The Players Theatre on MacDougal Street in The West Village, has a running time of 90 minutes, without intermission, and runs through November 19th.

I had gotten down to The Village early so I could have a nice walk and wander session before my show began. When the show was over I then walked back to the apartment, a distance of 2.5 miles. It felt good.

All of this resulted is some decent walking stats for the day==>5.24 miles

Back at the apartment I had the usual fruit and cheese plate, worked on the draft of this posting and then it was time to watch Game Seven of The World Series, from Kansas City. And, you know the results.

Moving on ...

As I said at the beginning of this posting, today is another entertainment doubleheader ...

Beginning with a staged reading ...

2:00==>HOWARD: An American Musical - “The life of Howard Hughes, the iconoclastic, womanizing billionaire, inventor, film producer, anonymous benefactor and aviator, told from the point of view of his long time lieutenant Noah Dietrich. We follow his early days in Houston to his reclusive, secretive life involving marriages to Ella Rice, a Houston socialite, to Jean Peters, 20th Century Fox film star, and his long affair with  Katherine Hepburn.” (staged reading - free ticket)

This is part of the Developmental Reading Series by The York Theatre Company.

I will be seeing this with my friend and theater-buddy Dian Crystal aka My Lady.

When the reading is over I will come back to PHC, have my usual fruit and cheese plate, and then it will be time for my second entertainment event ...

A classical music concert at Lincoln Center ...

7:30==>NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA @ Avery Fisher Hall - The program is:

Copeland - El Salon Mexico;
Rouse - Flute Concerto (performed by Robert Langevin); and,
Ravel - Bolero
(season subscription series)

When the concert is over, if the weather is decent, I will walk back to the apartment.

OK, my loyal and faithful readers and followers, you are now up-to-date, so I will start getting ready to begin my entertainment doubleheader.

Oh ... why nothing about the Florida/Georgia game on Saturday from Jacksonville? Simple ... The Dawgs are favored by 13 points and Billi Pod’s gut tells him that they are going to kick Gator butt on national TV (CBS) ... that’s why. ‘Nuff said.

Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>5.24 miles (or, 11,461 steps)

Total mileage for 2014==>1,239.12 miles (average 4.10 miles per day)


Billi Pod
“Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.”

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