The Suggestion Box
What’s Happening This Weekend
By: Near North Entertainment Team
Ok we kind of missed Friday but hey, it was the week after a raucous 3 day holiday celebration and the days that followed at N3 World Headquarters and brown grass refuge never caught up thinking each day was the previous one because the usual Monday was actually Tuesday and trash day was confusing and …well…. we just missed it.
However,for these next 2 days we locked into...
...a pair of rather diverse but equally fun flavored happenings for your Near Northian pleasure.
The Denise Brown Connection (formerly Last Train Out) makes a return visit to the Driftwood starting at 5pm and will be echoing their classic rock and country sound across Croton Pond until 9pm.
Ms. Brown has an absolutely remarkable set of pipes and will grab a hold of a much covered tune and positively own it by the time she’s done wringing every ounce of sound from the selection.
Her substantial vocals are backed by some really fine musicianship courtesy of Danny Retherford’s polished work on guitar, the backbeat action provided by bassist Tone Hegedus and Brian Drewyor’s percussion perfection.
These folks are fun, high energy and will be packing the deck if history repeats itself.
A good time awaits, so get your Croton on and get to the Driftwood deck.
What was your favorite puppet?
Lamb Chop who captured the concept of cuteness via the capable hands of Shari Lewis?
Kukla who dressed like a clown or Ollie the one toothed dragon who both drew laughs under the supervision of Fran who provided a human element to their show?
How about Howdy Doody the mirthful marionette with a great intro song and a clown named Clarabelle who was first played by Bob Keeshan until he switched identities and became Captain Kangaroo?
Topo Gigio? Charlie McCarthy?
And later on, of course, one could name any one the magical Muppets as a personal fave.
Regardless of your age puppets probably played a part in your early entertainment era.
Well, puppets are on the menu Sunday afternoon as the Black Box of the Dogwood Center plays host to The Village Puppeteers who will present Lost in Storyland beginning at 3pm.
This is a very cool show to bring the kids to and for adults it will bring back some of the memories of how truly enchanting puppetry can be.
Plus it’s an uber-bargain at just 5 bucks. Yes that’s right a mere fin will get you in and kids under 3?
Free of charge.
No reason not to go if you have some little ones.
There you go folks. A couple of hints as to where the fun resides in our fair climes.
And in between?
Get outside folks. This is prime time for anything involving some outdoor fun.
Particularly if water is involved.
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