Monday, March 2, 2015

Snow (Barf) - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Lunch at Le Cirque - Carnegie Hall Concert - Stay Tuned

Monday==>The snow yesterday, 4.5 inches, made for a majorly nasty day/night with really dangerous conditions on the sidewalks and especially at the crosswalks. Barf!!

Yeah, when it was time to head out to my 7:30pm show (details below) it was still lightly snowing and there was an accumulation of snow, ice and slush. I very very carefully walked, or more descriptively, waddled like a penguin, to my theater. When I finally got there my feet were freezing cold from the slush at the crosswalks. Not nice.

Oh well ... the only good thing ... when the show was over it had finally stopped snowing. The slow walk back to the apartment was still very dangerous and unpleasant, however.

At 8:30am this morning the temperature is 34º, wind chill down to 26º. The sidewalks and crosswalks are still a mess.

So ... March did in fact come roaring in like a Lion ... oh well ...

Let’s now get positive with Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s super-excellent entertainment event ...

A return visit to the hit Broadway show ...

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, about autistic fifteen-year-old Christopher who has an extraordinary brain. He is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor's dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever==>A+

This show has great acting, especially from Alexander Sharp as Christopher, totally incredible staging and special effects and a thought-provoking and emotionally involving story line.

My Actors Fund discounted seat was excellent, in the rear orchestra, center section, two seats from the aisle.

When I originally saw this show back on September 11, 2014, it was in early previews but I gave it an A then. This time it is even better and more than worthy of an A+.

Yeah, it more than earns its rave reviews.

Billi Pod says==>if you are a theater-person you just gotta see this show.

It is playing at the Barrymore Theater on West 47th Street, has a running time of 2:35, with intermission, and is an open run.

Moving on to today ...

This is going to be something totally different from Billi Pod’s usual errands and chores Monday ... because ... at ...

2:00pm==>late lunch at Le Cirque with Dian Crystal aka My Lady and Marty Kosarik aka Whatever, as part of Restaurant Week.

FYI==>Le Cirque is an elegant restaurant featuring French cuisine with Italian influence. It is located at 151 East 58th Street. We will be dining from a special Restaurant Week luncheon menu that features 3 courses for only $25.

Then for the evening is a concert at Carnegie Hall ...

8:00==>NEW YORK NOUVEAU @ Carnegie Hall.
(concert - complimentary ticket)

This program will feature symphonic groups from Downers Grove Illinois High School and celebrates music with unique ties to the Big Apple. 

According to the press blurb: “Highlights include a world premiere of a commissioned work by American composer Don Owens, a New York premiere of Black Dog featuring Kristin Bowers of the United States Air Force Band of Washington, DC, and the original version of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, as premiered in New York by the Paul Whiteman Jazz Orchestra in 1924.”

This sounds interesting, doesn’t it.

Yeah ... Monday is not going to be the usual errands and chores day, that is for certain.

OK, my loyal and faithful readers and followers, it is time to post this and then get ready, suit and tie, for lunch with the gang.

In closing ... will delay my “very personal” posting until tomorrow ... so ... still stay tuned.


Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>3.19  miles (or, 6,979 steps)

Total mileage for the week==>25.29 miles (average 3.61 miles per day)

Total mileage for 2015==>243.13 miles (average 4.05 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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