Pre-weekend weekend lunch invite 22. A June 2's day (0xeb)

More movies this weekend, and even some other stuff...

Tonight, I _think_ there is a "poetry slam" at Barnes and Noble. Despite its mega-exciting name, it's really just a "best poetry" contest where several ametuer poets and maybe a professional or two read their works and are judged on it for B&N gift certificates. It used to be every 3rd Thursday in the month at 7:30 p.m. (as of two months ago), and I assume it's still going on. Nonetheless I'll be there milling around harassing the literate with my anti-literacy propaganda.

For those who would prefer some...uhh...lighter fare, "The Swinging Cheerleaders" is playing at the Dryden Theater at 8:00 p.m. Eastman House says, "From the inventive and demented mind of schlockmeister Jack Hill comes what is surely one of the first of its kind--a reactionary, revisionist sexploitation comedy."

Saturday, the famous movie "The Manchurian Candidate" is playing at 8:00. On Sunday, again to the lighter (darker? heavier?) side at the Dryden is "The Name of the Game is Kill" at 8:00. They say, "This psychotic horror film features a pre-Hawaii Five-O Jack Lord as an itinerant hot-blooded Hungarian hitchhiker who stumbles onto the bizarre Perry brood, a mother and three daughters--one psychotic (Susan Strasberg), one spider-loving, and one androgynous. The cluttered and clotted kooky plot is accentuated by Vilmos Zsigmond's remarkable cinematography and the theme song "Shadows" by the Electric Prunes." (whew!)

According to, there's a few festivals this weekend--The Greek Festival (not the town), "Taste of the Lakes" wine tasting (not literally tasting the lake), and the Maplewood Rose Festival (roses, not maples) all weekend.

Oh yeah, there's lunch too. :-)

...And next weekend (June 26) I'll be throwing a party--some kind of "one year in the house" thing. Hopefully I'll have the junk hidden away by then. :-)

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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