What the heck is this? A weekend with no huge festival? Sounds like a good day for rain. Anyhow, here's the rundown.
First: movies. There's heaps this week--many of which could only huff their bloated celluloid in terror but a week from The Blair Witch Project last week. I still haven't seen it on the big screen so I'll need to do that. Other movies that have promise this week are "Dick" (despite poor reviews still looks funny), "The Iron Giant" (despite the chunky nodules on the vocal cords of Eli Marienthal), "The Thomas Crowne Affair" (despite that Remington Steele would never steal), "The Sixth Sense" (despite Bruce Willis), and finally, "Mystery Men" (Janeane Garofalo _and_ Ben Stiller? No "despite" here.)
Chronologically, Friday--at 10:00 p.m. Buddhahood is playing at Milestones followed by The Inbetweens. Sondra has said good things about Buddhahood so I'll take her word for it. There's a $5 cover too. Hey, it's either that or the Phelps Sauerkraut Festival which runs all weekend (ewww).
Saturday--lunch, of course; movies, perhaps. "Carifest" starts (11am-2pm), stops (5pm-11pm) and repeats on Sunday at High Falls. Dunno exactly what it is, and the descriptions are of no help.
On Sunday is the Coblestone Fair in Orleans County (including the popular "Cobblestone Drenching Booth" where you throw cobblestones at a target to have cobblestones dumped on some poor sap--oh, and "Cobblestone Rock Candy"). Yet another arts festival--the Waterfront Art Festival starts in Canandaigua at Ontario Beach Park and runs through Monday.
Also on Sunday is the last episode of MST3K at 9:00 p.m. on the SciFi channel. The movie is "Danger: Diabolik," as Leonard Maltin says, "an indelible 60s time-capsule based on the European comic-strip character."
There's other stuff but I'm out of time for now. See you Saturday.
The part that isn't very new follows:
For the last few months I've been having lunch at O'Bagelo's on State Street on Saturday at 11:30. The same people who have been going have been coming back, so I guess I'm not on crack about the food being good.
I'll be there at 11:30. For the few of you who haven't been there, it's on State Street between the Federal Building and Frontier Field. It's south of 490 and north of Andrews on the west side of the street (i.e., across from West Group on the east side.) Their sign is flush against the building so it's a little hard to see unless you're looking. They've got a variety of sandwiches on bagels, fresh bread or fresh rolls, and some soups. There are some veggie stuff too, but sometimes they don't make the fried eggplant very early.
Anyhow, RSVP, call, e-mail, or just show up.
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