Friday, July 25, 2014

Coming up at the Avon: Lost Boys, Lost Town, Wizard of Oz, and vote for the next Cult Classic!

Not only is the Avon showing The Lost Boys next Tuesday at 8:30 p.m.; not only are they showing Lost Town, a documentary about Trochenbrod, the only all-Jewish town that ever endured outside of Palestine (with a post-film Q&A); and not only are they celebrating the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz; but now they want you - YES, YOU! - to pick the Cult Classic to be shown on October 21!

Here's the link where you can vote for the digitally restored movie you most want to see -

I cast a write-in vote for The Gingerdead Man, a movie about a murderous gingerbread cookie featuring a star turn from Gary Busey.  I'm pretty sure it swept the Oscars that year.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Updates; Frozen at the Avon; firefighters face off at Fairway; more good stuff!

I'm sure all of my loyal readers have noticed that my posts have been few and far between lately.  While I've been asleep at the wheel (at the keyboard?), so much cool stuff has happened in Stamford - new restaurants, new food trucks, new buildings, a beer garden right next to my office!  In my defense, I have two young sons (4 years old and 8 months old), and it takes a lot of time and energy to train half of the Yankees' future infield.

I also don't have a smartphone, which makes it hard to post to Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Tumblr, Tinder, MySpace, and all the other social media sites the kids these days are using.  The rate plans are finally getting cheaper, so yes, I'll get a smartphone soon.

Plus, I can't keep up with the great new crop of Stamford blogs, especially OmNomCT and Hey Stamford!  I do have a few new posts in the works, so keep checking back, but make sure you update your bookmarks to won't work anymore.

Anyway, on to the fun stuff!

- Head to the Avon Saturday for a Frozen Sing-Along!  I know, I know - you've finally gotten "Let It Go" out of your head for the second time (after the Blu-ray release) - but not only will you get to see it on the big screen with subtitles for the songs, you'll get to see it in the historic, beautiful Avon Theatre!  And their popcorn is the best in town - real butter, too!

- After rescuing Anna and Elsa, warm up at Fairway's third annual Firefighter Food Face-off!  Teams from Cos Cob, Noroton Heights, Westport, and Belltown fire departments will cook up a storm on Saturday from 12-3, and a panel of judges will pick the winner!  The winning team will receive a $500 Fairway gift card and a shopping night to benefit a charity of their choice.  There will be music, games, giveaways, and more!

- Back to movies...Mill River Playground plays host all summer long to Animation Celebration, free showings of some great animated kids' movies!  Despicable Me 2!  Everything is awesome with The Lego Movie!  Epic!  Rio!  Plus it's an awesome playground!

Keep checking my site for some more cool things to come!