Archive for category Entertainment
The first half of the game was so bad I stopped watching and just listened to the audio. And today, almost twenty-four hours later I still can’t comprehend how the Seahawks came out on top. Seattle’s perseverance was splendid and the Packers’ ineptitude inexplicable. But the result was superb.
This season is the last for the Pacific Northwest Ballet‘s Maurice Sendak staging of The Nutcracker so we decided to make it our first ballet experience. After negotiating the terrible traffic and a typically rainy Seattle night we were delighted by the performance. The staging was fabulous and the dancing mesmerizing. Great fun!
For the second year in a row, we ignored the spring downpour and ventured off to Marymoor Park to see the Cavalia show. This production, titled Odysseo, was indeed spectacular although the fantastic staging and acrobats overshadowed in some ways the magnificent horses. Still, it was a breathtaking evening and those horses are just so beautiful. And I’m always amazed by the logistics of this endeavor: 66 horses, 52 performers, a 125-foot high tent, a lake that forms during the closing scenes. All very wondrous.
We completed the 1,000-piece Mallards puzzle rather quickly… except for the final 250 pieces or so of sky: all subtle shades of blue, white, beige, and gray.
A lively performance of traditional Scottish music is a great tonic for the dreary Seattle winter weather. Tonight we attended a concert by the Tannahill Weavers at the cozy Kirkland Performance Center. The band began performing in 1968(!) and we previously saw them in Ann Arbor around 1993, I think. They were as good as I remember and very energetic given this was their seventh show in eight days.
After our success with the Brittanys puzzle I couldn’t wait to do another one. We found a great subject: pileated woodpeckers. It was quite challenging: 1,000 pieces with the two adult bird bodies consisting mostly of slight shades of black! But it ended up being a lovely picture and it only took us six days to do.