Friday, September 12, 2014

Weekend Possibilities

It's Fall! Time for the new theater season!
One of the wonderful things about living in Houston is the enormous number of arts offerings available. There's everything: opera, ballet, independent theater, blues bands, fine arts shows, antique and design fairs, even the worlds largest Quilting Convention.  There's bound to be something that tickles your fancy, and if the arts isn't your thing there's always the Gun and Knife Show.
This weekend includes (among many other things):

     Houston Antiques Art and Design Show

     Houston Fine Art Fair

     Wings of the City - an art installation at Discovery Green

     Salsa y Salud - salsa music and dance at Miller Outdoor Theater

I have found few things as budget friendly as cultivating an interest in the arts. You can get into a lot of things for free. Get on the mailing lists, they'll let you know what's coming and sometimes they'll even send you tickets.
This evening, I'm taking in Full Gallop, a play about Diana Vreeland, the famous editrix of Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. The Anna Wintour of her day, she famously fired someone for walking too loudly. She is known for her pronouncements:
  • Exaggeration is my only reality.
  • The bikini is the most important thing since the atom bomb.
  • The best thing about London is Paris
  • Too much good taste can be boring.

She was a character. This should be fun.

Friday Fun Video
One of my favorite songs from Funny Face. Miss Prescott is supposedly based upon Mrs. Vreeland.

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