It’s that time of year again where we take vegetables and turn them into art. Here are the rise of the 2013 Jack-o-lanterns from left to right – Domo, Pumpkin Pi, Dissected-o-lantern and Hairy Bones created by Brian, CaraDMc, me and Chloe (in order). The coolest parts were watching Brian carve and shred his design and the resulting haunting projection on the ceiling. Read More
Maybe they should open Pennsylvania Avenue back up?
Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed marks the North Carolina Museum of Art’s first design exhibition, exploring the history and development of the Porsche lineage from the 1930s to the present day.
Featuring 22 automobiles, Porsche by Design presents cars owned by Ralph Lauren, Steve McQueen, and Janis Joplin, as well as the one-of-a-kind Panamericana concept car on loan from the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany.
First Friday is a great monthly downtown event. Here we are again checking out the latest art and taking a few pics trying to make our own. Here are a few of my favorites including a pretty awesome crocheted Admiral Ackbar.
Two weekend-long musical festivals almost back to back? Two cities taken over? How could you not come away wanting to make some comparisons and more importantly declare an overall winner? So I decided on a few categories of comparison and wanted to run through them with Cara and decide which festival did it better. To be completely honest I would go to both again this weekend if I could. This is not to take anything away from either the Gentlemen of the Road Stopover or the IBMA Bluegrass Wide Open events but why not compare one to another and see who did it better? Read More
The headliner for the final night of the IBMA Wide Open Bluegrass was none other than Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers (featuring Edie Brickell). Believe it or not my expectations weren’t overwhelming – I had heard and seen a couple of songs by the group and they were good and I knew that Steep Canyon Rangers could hold their own but a full show felt like it might be a good gimmick that went on too long. So let me clear that up first. There is no gimmick – yes the show is humorous at times but the talent is front and center and while the jokes are funny they don’t dominate the show. And yes in case you were wondering – Steve Martin can play the banjo.