French Dinner Event at La Boulangerie 13 September 2020

Looking at Instagram and saw that La Boulangerie, a French bakery in Forest Hills, is having a French dinner event Thursday, September 10 through Sunday, September 13 with two seatings each evening. I have had their pastries and lunch but never a full meal. Since the lockdown, I have only eaten out during my short […]

All I Can Say: Playing in virtual theaters

Before the review, I would like to encourage everyone to occasionally rent movies from your local independent theaters instead of just streaming from the big-name platforms. Also, when this crisis is over, the big artists will still tour and have big arenas and stadiums to play. But the smaller artists and the smaller venues are […]

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

I watched A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood either on On Demand or cable or a streaming channel – can’t remember which. I have not seen the Mister Rogers documentary. I was not going out of my way to see this movie either. Mister Rogers was not part of my childhood – he came onto […]

Cracked Up: The Darrell Hammond Story on Netflix

“You’re not this way by accident. It’s not a mental illness – it is a mental injury.” Cracked Up: The Darrell Hammond Story on Netflix. Much of the documentary is taken up with Hammond speaking at different mental health associations, sharing his story. I knew that Hammond had had years of drug and alcohol abuse […]

Frankenstein: National Theatre on YouTube 1 May – 8 May only

The National Theatre’s YouTube channel is showing Frankenstein. There are two versions: Benedict Cumberbatch is the monster and Jonny Lee Miller is Frankenstein. In the other version, they switch roles. The two Sherlocks. The play is a steampunk lover’s dream – costumes and set design. Acting is brilliant, of course. It’s a two-hour play and […]

Performances in the Time of Corona

No shows in April, of course. I did watch a lot of StageIt, Instagram, and Facebook live concerts from various favorite musicians. And I will continue to do so as long as we are sheltering in place. Follow your favorite musicians, donate to their Paypals or Venmo’s, buy their music and merchandise through their sites. […]