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Sunday, August 2, 2009

The Sunday Salon: Angels, gods, and steampunk

I just managed (quite recently) to finish Scar Night by Alan Campbell, which is all full of angels, gods, deadly assassins, a city suspended over an abyss on chains, and... steampunk? Yup, steampunk. Air ships and all sorts of fun stuff like that.

It rocked. I was totally caught up in reading all weekend, during every spare minute that I wasn't dashing around like a mad person seeing plays. Because here is the other awesome thing I got to do this weekend: attend the Fringe Festival!

Minnesota does have some pretty awful winters, but probably as a result, the Twin Cities has an awesome, vibrant arts scene. And a really awesome Fringe Festival. In eleven days, there are 160 performances at 22 different venues around the Twin Cities. Hard-core fringers can buy this ultrapass thingy and see as many plays as their legs can take them to, but hubby and I opted for a bit smaller of a dose.

We went and saw a madcap comedy sketch, a ballet, and a satire called Cigarettes for Jesus. All for about the price of two discounted tickets to a regular performance! My hubby, who loves theatre, but wasn't sure if he was going to enjoy so much of it at a time, is thrilled to go back and do the fringe again next year.

As for me? I had a crazy adventure with the husband, a nice dinner afterward that included a wine tasting, and now I'm settling in to enjoy the last remnants of the weekend. Life is good.


Literary Feline said...

A great book and the Fringe Festival! What more could a person want? Sounds like a wonderful weekend, Kim!

I hope your week is just as good. :-)

Melody said...

Sounds like you and your husband had a wonderful weekend, Kim! :)

Rhinoa said...

Sounds like you had a fab weekend. Will recommend the book to my husband as it sounds a little like China Meiville who he loves.

Debi said...

Definitely does sound like life is good, Kim. Hope the rest of your weekend was equally enjoyable!

P.S.--You two are adorable!

Alice Teh said...

A crazy adventure with the husband sounds mighty cool to me. Glad you had a great time, Kim! :D