Fighting the mid-winter blahs

davey goliath
Antidotes to the mid-winter blahs:

  • Tonight! A Davey and Goliath marathon, courtesty of Secret Cinema (includes a bonus Gumby reel).
  • Flat Possum Boys play Thursday nights at Fume, the bar above Abyssinia (an Ethiopian restaurant in West Philly). It’s embarrassing that the first time I’ll see the infamous bluegrass night is next Thursday.
  • Who knew that Christo, that crazy umbrella guy, is still at it*. From February 12th-27th, The Gates will be on display in New York’s Central Park:

    7,500 colorful “gates” — free-hanging saffron-colored fabric panels, 16 feet high and 7 feet above the ground, with a width varying from 5-1/2 to 18 feet — will be installed along 23 miles of paved pedestrian pathways.

  • The Iguanas are playing on January 28th at North by Northwest (samples here).
  • Animation Show 2005 is getting ready to tour. No Philly date yet, but get ready by reliving the memories of last year’s Animation Show.
  • How much do I want to see All Wear Bowlers? It’s inspired by the spirit of Laurel and Hardy, and it’s being produced by 1812, my favorite Philadelphia Theatre company.

Any other suggestions and excuses for coming out of hibernation?

*The Christo information is via Artblog, a wonderful Philadelphia art review and gossip site run by Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof.

10 responses to “Fighting the mid-winter blahs”

  1. very metal

    A Davey and Goliath marathon on a Friday night?! That sounds like so much fun I can’t stand it… you lucky devil!

  2. Becky

    Huh. Either “very metal” is a big Davey and Goliath fan, or that is some dripping sarcasm making its way up from the Lone Star State.

  3. very metal

    No, no, I’m not being sarcastic at all — personally, I enjoy an offbeat film-watching experience more than the average bear. Living in a college town, I was just coveting your fantastic Philly lifestyle from afar. If I could attend a D&G marathon tonight, I would. Alas.

  4. molly

    You’d think that Christo would still be in hiding after his art killed that pregnant woman in California…

  5. Scott

    I just saw a poster for ‘All Wear Bowlers,’ and I am thinking about going myself. But, I don’t have the mid-winter blahs, so would I be allowed in?

  6. Erin

    The feta cheese *is* oddly compelling. I just don’t understand it!

  7. Becky

    By the way, Erin (above) is referring to a link I stole from her:

    I put it up in the coffee break section, but it definitely deserves its own mention. Watch for the feta.

  8. Sam

    I subscribe to the Gypsy Boots mailing list and check the weekly email for events I may be interested in and check it out.

    Gypsy Boots is: “an Independent Music/Arts Cooperative that supports local musicians/artists, as well as creates community. We also attempt to sponsor shows with as much diversity as possible. Along with this we promote musicians/bands/grassroots music and arts events all with the intent of creating community in the Philadelphia area”.

    I have attended quite a number of the events. Usually they are at locations I normally wouldn’t visit (like the Fabric Workshop). I have been introduced to many cool bands based in Philly this way.

  9. Becky

    Thanks, Sam! I’m all subscribed now–love the Philly mailing lists.

  10. Pratt

    The Inquirer did a review of All wear Bowlers today. It sounds like a fun show.