Shows, food, wine and a marathon to run it offBottom Highlights, Scene Out Thursday, November 22nd, 2012
WITH ANA PINES AND KIM RESCATE
A Hammer, A Bell, and A Song to Sing
When we attend shows we try not to read too much about it beforehand. We like to see it with fresh eyes. At A Hammer, A Bell, and A Song to Sing, our vocal chords got a surprise as the cast asked the audience to sing along for a few songs. The show takes you through songs that have brought people together throughout history during the civil rights movement, war and protest. As they say music is the universal language of the world. If you ever wished you had magical powers to bring peace to all, this will remind you that we already have that secret – music. There’s also an art show outside of the Lyceum Stage entitled, Art is a Hammer with posters by Favianna Rodriguez and Julio Salgado. You’ll want to arrive a bit early to check it out. It’ll be an inspirational night.
When Last We Flew
As part of the affinity nights at Diversionary, our company, Pink Egg Media, hosted a women’s night party for When Last We Flew. It was a fun night surrounded with friends, food, drinks, and lots of smiles. The play had great comedic moments. It’s a coming of age tale that goes through the struggles of going through a divorce, feeling out of place, not keeping silent when those around you hurt you and falling in love.
San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival
Our taste buds are still thanking us for taking them to the San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival. There were more than 100 wineries and spirits producers, with more than 700 different wines poured, 70 of San Diego’s Top Chefs, chef cook-offs, cooking lessons, live music and autograph signings. And that was all in the two days we were able to attend. The event occurred over a 5-day period and attracted guests and talent from all over.
Really big free marathon in Las Vegas
Marathons have been a great excuse for us to get away and discover new places. We’ve been to Vegas so many times that our friends have begun to refer to it as our second home. Many times it’s been a pit stop prior to a trip to the Grand Canyon or Sundance Film Festival. Still, we’ve been there a lot. It’s where we first skydived, saw Christina Aguilera on New Year’s Eve and forgot we did until we saw the video on YouTube (an open bar would do that) and yet, we’ve never gone out and enjoyed the beautiful Lake Mead National Recreation Area until now. When we found out about this unique event, we had to sign up. A free marathon! We were so curious how it would pan out. It was the largest running event ever held at the Lake Mead NRA. There were a few kinks to be worked on as it was their first but they were easily solved with patience within minutes. The most annoying part of the whole thing was the impatience of some of the other runners. We waited about 20 minutes to pick up our bibs and some people couldn’t stop yacking about it being disorganized. We were on a line, there were no fights, names were found, and that’s not the definition of disorganized. Yes, they could have used more volunteers to make the line go faster but if the few they had were the only ones that were up to the task, be patient! We can’t even imagine how hard it is to organize a free race for 2,000 runners. We had a great time, there was plenty of water, helpful volunteers and even though it was free they still gave you a T-shirt and a medal. Hopefully, some new sponsors will jump on board for the next one. After the race, their Facebook page was full of thank you’s, and even apologies for those that were pessimistic. We hope that this running ‘revolution’ will continue.
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