It’s the summer. I am isolated in the UAE and I am dreaming of a carefree summer. There isn’t a better drink to help you relax and feel happy than the Aperol Spritz. You don’t have to have any special equipment to get this drink “right”. This is the perfect drink to unwind once you spent some time working on your documentary.
Mix it as you like it. I prefer to include a squeeze of fish orange juice for a touch of sweetness since I use brut prosecco. This is the mix:
3) Club soda
4) Slice of fresh orange
What is your summer fun drink? I’ll add it to my list.
Don’t be confused by the name: Alserkal Avenue. It’s not an avenue in the typical sense of the word but rather a conglomerate of art warehouses in one walkable space. It is amazing. This was my first trip to the galleries in the warehouse district of Dubai but, it will not be my last.
The space includes established studios, artists residences, places to eat, and pop up shops. It’s in a constant state of evolution. There are young people here interested in supporting and promoting the arts. Everyone I visited in the galleries are friendly and talkative. To make me even happier, there weren’t many people around on Friday midday (holy day here).
Last week was Abu Dhabi Art Week. I was fortunate enough to snag a seat on a bus heading from Alserkal Avenue in Dubai to Abu Dhabi and back. They offered this amazing experience, with a ticket into the event and tour, for free! Keep your eyes peeled for these kinds of experiences at : http://alserkalavenue.ae/en/index.php. (No, I do not work for them. I just appreciate their community outreach that much.)
As you can see, the art was inspiring. I just want to start creating when I am surrounded by all this art. Some pieces I though were more successful than others but, it was a good time all around. Since I haven’t credited each artist individually, please see the website for more information about the galleries and artist participating: https://www.abudhabiart.ae/en/default.aspx
I can’t wait until Art Week – Dubai – UAE March 14-24 2018. Mark your calendars now and check out their website for more information: http://www.artweek.ae.
Twitter has become an immediate, collaborative tool for many filmmakers on and off the set. To help write jokes for his speech at the Producers Guild Awards, Judd Apatow hit up his community of followers. Apatow (“Bridesmaids,” 2011, “Knocked Up,” 2007) included this joke from @omitofo: “Inception is really about Hollywood. Everyone’s constantly trying to ruin your dreams so they can make a buck.” Follow Apatow on Twitter (@JuddApatow) and tell him a joke. If you’re lucky, he may just use your creation to amuse and entertain others.
**** Celebrate the opening of the film festival with filmmakers and VIPs.
Enjoy beer specials, great raffle give-aways, and performances by
Grammy nominee, Arts and Humanities Council of Washington grantee
and subject of past OCFF film, Blue Line…
Then – this Sunday – is the main event. The films are all about D.C. The festival is only on Sunday, at The Goethe Institute (812 7th St, NW). For ticket information and a full schedule check the website: http://www.yachad-dc.org/Home.shtml
AND – just added — is the closing event with the D.C Cupcake Girls…
Georgetown Cupcakes’ Sophie and Katherine will be special guests,
screening TLC’s Second Season of DC Cupcakes,Our City
hosting a Q&A, and cupcake decorating contest at the finale.
I celebrated Oktoberfest in Sydney,Australia. I ordered a traditional Hoffbrau House Dunkle (.5 liters) and some traditional grub. I sat outside – in 72 degree weather – in a beer garden. What more could I ask for? Yummy!
5 out of 5 Cheers (for Sydney)
4 out of 5 Cheers (for the food and beer) The beer was good and the mug was special. The food was traditional but, not exceptional. I had to combined those reviews with an overall experience score to get the 4/5.
The documentary was exactly what I remember of highschool rolled into all of my favorite movies from the same time.
I don’t mean to give anything away but yes there was the faithful school announcements (Grease), followed by the introduction of the stereotypical characters (breakfast club), and their peer pressured ways (Pretty in PInk). It’s an easy to watch documentary. I liked it. I don’t think it was exceptional or revolutionary but, dependable and liable in all its clichéd glory.
Don’t be thrown off by the animation appearing randomly about an hour into the film. I think it smoothes itself into a purposeful normalcy – like the super dork – in the end.
If you were worried there wouldn’t be a final basketball dual (Teen Wolf), Prom NIght (Pretty in PInk) or Graduation Speech (Say Anything) – don’t worry they are all in there too.
I feel the need to end this posting with a cheer – from none other than Shaker Heights High School’s Field Hockey Team to another rival Field Hocky Team.
You ain’t got no alibi – you ulgy – Aye – Aye – You Ugly- (clap clap clap) GOOOOOOO Raiders!
The premise for the new Joaquin Phoenix doc entitled I’m Still Here: The Lost Year of Joaquin Phoenix, has leaked to the press. The verdict: It’s a hoax! Last spring – he ran around town like a crazy person. His actions only be explained as “bizarre”. To top off the weirdness was the cameras following him around – headed by his brother-in-law Casey Afflack.
Plot Points :The film shows Phoenix snorting cocaine, having sex with prostitutes and simply falling apart in his quest to land a record deal. It shows him meeting with Sean Combs in a desperate plea to get him to produce his record album.
Best Review in One Sentence:
“According to the Los Angeles Times, those present at the screening were baffled by the on-screen weirdness (including a bizarre scene involving human feces and lots of male frontal nudity).”
2nd Best Review in One Sentence:
“This thing is starting to sound less like a Joaquin Pheonix mockumentary and more like a Nick Cannon biopic.” Articles: