The Suggestion Box- Your Weekend Guide To What’s Happening In The Near North
By N3 Entertainment Advisors
A little rain, a little cooler weather, a little layering….. all indicators pointing to a movement from sweating to sweaters as we plunge into the month of October this weekend. It’s the time of year when soup on the stove begins to replace burgers on the grill and sunbathing and swimming give way to hayrides and corn mazes.
We at N3 World Headquarters and Fruit Fly Refuge are...
...keen on autumnal activities and this weekend there are many things happening throughout the region.
Friday, at last. It’s been a long week, right? No one feels like cooking tonight and maybe a week’s worth of television (for those who admit they tune in most nights) has gotten you a little weary of sitting in front of the tube so how about a little Dinner And A Movie?
We have an ever-growing array of enticing eateries in our area and the staff at N3WH are frequent patrons. With many of our summer visitors staying home these days we feel the importance of supporting our local bistros (as well as embracing the convenience of neither preparing nor taking part in the subsequent clean-up involved in home cooking) and on Friday this just seems like an appealing option. Go to your fav spot or try a place heretofore untested but get out there and jump start your weekend with some good food while more than likely running into some folks you know doing the same.
Then go to the movies. It’s a perfect night for the flicks with a little dampness predicted and supporting the theater in Fremont will help keep it around as an option. Besides there are three running currently that entice me. The Magnificent Seven (just to see if it holds up to the classic with Yul, et.al) Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (because the previews remind me of dreams I’ve had) and Sully (because Tom Hanks is in it and, well, League of Their Own, Big, Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, etc. etc.).
Saturday is, of course, Opening Day of the bowhunting season so if you are an archer you’ve got no plans other than prepping, tree sitting and telling post hunt stories this weekend. If you do not partake in this sport and are looking for some family friendly stuff try heading out to Lewis Farm Market where there is an absolute slew of fall fun awaiting as their Rocktober Festival taking place this weekend.
Not your thing? There’s always ArtPrize the extravaganza of imaginative and inspired creativity streaming throughout the city to our south. We know of at least 6 local folks who are entered and doubtless there are many more we’ve not heard of. Included in these are Kathleen Buckley’s ‘Migraine- Inside My Head’ piece in the lobby at the B.O.B. and Kim Froese’s ‘Face It- You Need Us’ at Park Congregational Church.
Last week we breakfasted with some friends and discovered that two of them, a couple who have long been living here both part and full time, have never, I mean never, been to the Dogwood.
Being a regular patron of this absolute gem of a venue that graces the Near North with top level entertainment I was admittedly a bit astounded and expressed (albeit a bit too loudly for a public place according to my Lifetime Spousal Partner and occasional behavioral monitor) my utter disbelief. It got me thinking of how many folks might have never ventured into the warm and welcoming Dogwood and its club-like venue The Black Box.
Well those of you who, like myself, adore our Dogwood need to take a little action here. Invite someone who has never been and watch them transform into a regular attendee. There are some great options on the agenda beginning with Sunday’s Motor City Brass Band at 3pm. If you are a brass band fan you have your tickets in hand I’m sure but if you’re unfamiliar with the genre and yet enjoy trying out something outside your normal musical wheelhouse get thee to the Dogwood Sunday and check out this talented troupe.
Can’t make it Sunday? Then shoot for the multi-talented Rumer Willis who will be bringing her ever-surprising and entertaining show our way two weeks from Saturday.
There you have it folks. Another weekend, another full plate of activities to be experienced, shared and talked about as October arrives in all its blazing glory.
So get out there and grab some fall fashioned fun.
After all, you deserve it.
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