Monday July 31, 2006
Holy shit: People have taken to the streets in Little Havana in Miami. Calle Ocho is packed with Cubans celebrating the news. The news, that is, of FIDEL CASTRO’S POSSIBLE DEATH. I’ll go with the guy on Calle Ocho that Balabu quotes: “While we celebrate here, I urge the Cuban people in cuba to take to the streets. This is the opportune moment. Now is the time.”
Image: Raul Castro, currently in control of Cuba.
Update (11:56 pm): Channel 4 is doing online and on-air live coverage of local celebrations and ad-hoc analysis of Cuba’s future, “a nexus of emotion.” Manny Diaz is on the scene. I’m toasting Fidel’s possible death myself. Here’s to your hopefully imminent demise, old man—may you rot in hell!
Update (12:50 am): Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez press confrence: “The Emergency Operations Center is active on level 2 . . . keep your celebrations out of the street [fat chance] . . . 311 is open . . . blah, blah, blah.” Channel 4 just replayed the announcement that Castro’s office manager read, and it’s some crazy stuff. Meanwhile, balabu is still on it: “Behind every smile, behind every feeling of unbridled joy and desperate happiness, there are 47 years of tears . . . Viva Cuba libre coño!”
Update (8/1/06 7:27 am): The consensus among news sources is that Fidel Castro is still alive, though probably in very poor health. Raul’s profile has been gradually increased, possibly over the last couple of months. Humanitarian violations in Cuba have stepped up over the last couple of days. Meanwhile, some Wikipedia articles worth keeping up with: July 2006 transfer of power, Raul Castro, and, of course, Fidel Castro. The latter entry is locked up tight to newbie modification.) From the Herald: the Complete text of the proclamation is worth reading. Can’t seem to find the video of the proclamation, which was also very interesting (the guy who read it was very young). Raúl groomed for top job.
Update (7:38 am): Wha? Part of the Herald’s coverage is coverage of Critical Miami coverage. I’d be careful about clicking that link – some weird hypertext feedback loop might result (ok not really – they don’t give my URI, much less link!). And yes, I had to find out about this from Rick, where, truth be told, I first heard about Castro last night. Way to go, Rick! (And check out his frank look at his own feelings about all this.)
Update (7:56 am): A brief report on how Cubans still living on the island took the news of Fidel Castro’s illness (4’s coverage of all this generally has been superb). I’m looking around for more media interviews with Miami Cubans about this, with little success. Val’s thoughts are great: “I should note, for those of you that arent very familiar with fidel castro’s deaths, that this is the first time where actual reports on castro’s health were made publicly to the Cuban people via Cuban media. [. . .] If you guys think last nights imromptu celebrations caused by the news of the relinquishing of power were big, just wait until the news that the old goat is dead top be confirmed. Even clocks will stop in Miami that day.”
Update (8:47 am): At the BBC, a great slideshow of Miami celebrations (which begins with a picture of the Cuban spokesdude that delivered the proclamation), as well as one of those quasi-celebratory Castro bios Val predicted. More quotes: “I’m praying to God to give us a miracle and let that man die.” (Gabriela Burmudez) “My grandfather waited forever for this day and he died in 2000. I’m here celebrating for him.” (Edgar Montegudo) And Conductor says, “As my grandmother has grown older . . . one of the things she frequently repeated was that she only really had one thing to live for anymore, to outlive fidel castro even if it would be by only one minute . . . Hang on Abuelita, hang on.”
Update (9:51 am): Joe Cooper is having a panel to discuss all this on his show today. Participants have not been announced. Listen at 1 pm on 91.3 fm or wlrn.org. Bob compares point sizes of the word “Castro” on the covers of the local newspapers. Y No Mas says: Castro’s signature is a fake.
Thursday January 4, 2007
I saw the page about the SFRAC on Indymedia, but unfortounately it doesn’t give too much information or a schedule. I e-mailed them, and here’s what I got back; still not much information, but better then nothing. I’d imagine you can google some of those names and figure out what you need to go to:
If you haven’t heard yet…the South Florida Radical Activist Conference will be this week starting with NoiseNOTBOmbs friday @ the Wallflower Gallery in downtown Miami
7:00-7:45 — Lars Din
7:50-8:10 — Carol, Critical Resistance, prisoners’ art
8:20-9:00 — I Want Whiskey
9:10-9:40 — SOFUQT (radical cheerleaders)
9:50-10:30 — The Free Chris
10:40-11:20 — Under No Order
11:30-12:30 — The Lepracy – This show will be $7 at the door and all the money will go to benefit foodNOTbombs!
The conference will be held Saturday and Sunday starting at 11am with bagels and doughnuts for those who arrive early!
10 NE 3rd St., Miami, FL 33132
Tuesday February 5, 2008
Larry Lebowitz on the Metrorail expansion’s serious problems: The US DoT is lowering its “rating” on the North corridor expansion and yanking is $700 million for the project, throwing the whole system into turmoil: “[T]he Federal Transit Administration will be lowering the rating because of the county’s inability to maintain and modernize the entire system after 2015. If the county can’t afford to pay for the transit system after the $1.3 billion North opens, why would it be able to do so for the $2.2 billion East-West?”
Tuesday April 10, 2007
5 Architectural firms have been asked to submit proposals for a new Miami Science Museum building to go next to the MAM building in Museum Park.
Tuesday September 11, 2007
Oh, so, I don’t know if you’ve heard, but there’s a big custody case going on in a Miami court involving a 5-year old girl and her Cuban father. It seems he wants custody of her back after letting her come to the US . . . well, whatever. But so anyway, yesterday, the father was testifying, and one of the lawyers asked him to name all the women he’d ever had sex with. What type of crap is that? Someone asks me that and I’ll tell him to go fuck himself straight up; from the witness stand if that’s where I’m sitting. Seriously, isn’t that the kind of intimidation questioning they’d use in Cuba? I mean, if there’s a child in the house and you want to know what’s going on, ask for a number or something, but names?
Judge: “If he went out with other women and had sex with them, I don’t care . . . Quite frankly, if you go out and look at everybody who’s had sex with everybody, you are going to have to take a lot of kids away . . . People have sex, and they lie about it, as we all know.”
So the judge had a problem with the it too, but It’s unclear from the article whether the question ever got answered. (Damn you Carol Miller — setting up a question in the first paragraph and then not answering it!) I sure hope not.
Monday August 29, 2005
Anyone who’s ever been to New Orleans cherishes it. Now is not the time to trying to find the words to pay it proper justice; sufice it to say that New Orleans is a national treasure.
... DEVASTATING DAMAGE EXPECTED … HURRICANE KATRINA … A MOST POWERFUL HURRICANE WITH UNPRECEDENTED STRENGTH…RIVALING THE INTENSITY OF HURRICANE CAMILLE OF 1969.
MOST OF THE AREA WILL BE UNINHABITABLE FOR WEEKS…PERHAPS LONGER. AT LEAST ONE HALF OF WELL CONSTRUCTED HOMES WILL HAVE ROOF AND WALL FAILURE. ALL GABLED ROOFS WILL FAIL…LEAVING THOSE HOMES SEVERELY DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.
THE MAJORITY OF INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS WILL BECOME NON FUNCTIONAL. PARTIAL TO COMPLETE WALL AND ROOF FAILURE IS EXPECTED. ALL WOOD FRAMED LOW RISING APARTMENT BUILDINGS WILL BE DESTROYED. CONCRETE BLOCK LOW RISE APARTMENTS WILL SUSTAIN MAJOR DAMAGE…INCLUDING SOME WALL AND ROOF FAILURE.
HIGH RISE OFFICE AND APARTMENT BUILDINGS WILL SWAY DANGEROUSLY…A FEW TO THE POINT OF TOTAL COLLAPSE. ALL WINDOWS WILL BLOW OUT.
AIRBORNE DEBRIS WILL BE WIDESPREAD…AND MAY INCLUDE HEAVY ITEMS SUCH AS HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES AND EVEN LIGHT VEHICLES. SPORT UTILITY
VEHICLES AND LIGHT TRUCKS WILL BE MOVED. THE BLOWN DEBRIS WILL CREATE ADDITIONAL DESTRUCTION. PERSONS…PETS…AND LIVESTOCK EXPOSED TO THE WINDS WILL FACE CERTAIN DEATH IF STRUCK.
POWER OUTAGES WILL LAST FOR WEEKS…AS MOST POWER POLES WILL BE DOWN AND TRANSFORMERS DESTROYED. WATER SHORTAGES WILL MAKE HUMAN SUFFERING INCREDIBLE BY MODERN STANDARDS.
THE VAST MAJORITY OF NATIVE TREES WILL BE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. ONLY THE HEARTIEST WILL REMAIN STANDING…BUT BE TOTALLY DEFOLIATED. FEW CROPS WILL REMAIN. LIVESTOCK LEFT EXPOSED TO THE WINDS WILL BE KILLED.
AN INLAND HURRICANE WIND WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS NEAR HURRICANE FORCE…OR FREQUENT GUSTS AT OR ABOVE HURRICANE FORCE…ARE CERTAIN WITHIN THE NEXT 12 TO 24 HOURS.
ONCE TROPICAL STORM AND HURRICANE FORCE WINDS ONSET…DO NOT VENTURE OUTSIDE!
Yikes. Katrina has made landfall. New Orleans braces itself.
New Orleans is 10 feet below sea level in some spots.
Authorities are concerned the storm could overwhelm a network of levees, turning the city into a toxic lake filled with chemicals from oil refineries and septic systems.
An update of the wind swath chart may help put things in perspective.
Update (10:34 am): The roof has come off the Superdome. We have unconfirmed reports that the levee around the city has broken. In addition to the toxic chemicals and floating poop, there is the fear of above-ground crypts becoming disloged, sending corpses floating around. Ugh.
Update (11:49 am): The Herald paints a grim picture, with parts of downtown New Orleans flooded, people standing on roofs in the wind, looting, fires, at least one building collapsed, and rain pouring into the Superdome, where ten thousand people are huddling.
Update (12:37 pm): from Bloomberg.:
``It looks like a war zone, with tree branches down everywhere,’’ John Hazard, 44, said today from the uptown New Orleans home of his brother-in-law Bill Hines. Looking out on Audubon Boulevard, he said, ``garbage cans are floating in three feet of water. The wind is howling and the trees are dancing like crazy.’’
He said pieces of sheet metal and plywood, billboards and pieces of palm trees flew down Canal [Street], which borders the Quarter, as huge gusts of wind blew through the city. “It’s blustery. You can see the speed of it now, it’s unbelievable,” he said. “The power went out about an hour and a half ago and so now I’m just watching the occasional dumbass walking down Canal Street.” News reports said windows were being blown out of the big hotels near the French Quarter, forcing those inside to seek shelter in the hallways.
WGNO reporter Susan Roesgen, who is with the mayor at the Hyatt hotel, said New Orleans police had received more than 100 calls about people in the area trapped on their roofs . . . “Levees overtopped in Orleans and St. Bernard parishes,” the NWS said in a hurricane local statement. It also said “extensive and life-threatening storm surge flooding” was occurring along the Louisiana and Mississippi coast. The weather service reported “total structural failure” in some parts of metropolitan New Orleans, where Katrina brought wind gusts of 120 mph. While it offered no details, it said it had received “many reports.”
Update (3:17 pm): Steve says: “The destruction was not nearly as bad as anticipated, but it was severe.”
Meanwhile, here’s a scary headline for you: “Adjusters Mapping Response to Hurricane Katrina in Broward, Miami-Dade County, Fla..”
Death toll high. French quarter more or less OK. More at Metroblogging New Orleans. Dang it all to heck . . . it spent all day today getting worse. We won’t know what the deal is for a few days; stay tuned.
Monday August 6, 2007
Miami Spice: let the bullshit begin. Fuck you, Sushi Samba. Update: Lukewarm review of another MS experience, at $83/person. Enough to make a person long for good cheap food any day. Update: I was about to link to another review but I see that Rick is rounding these up. I’ve talked to a few people and read a few of these online reviews and have yet to hear a single MS report that’s more then “good.” And as Blind Mind says, “good doesn’t really cut it anymore.” Duh — especially when you’re spending $50 – 100 per person.
Wednesday May 17, 2006
Heat playoffs tickets presale passwords. I don’t care about the Heat; in fact, I have no idea what this is all about. Might be interesting for the b-ball fans, tho.
Wednesday April 12, 2006
While digging around in the Everglades, working on a filter marsh, builders came across a 2-foot jaw bone.
The bone belonged to a Giant Sloth, the sort of which regularly roamed Florida about 12,000 years ago. Now, this may not be anything too far from the ordinary, but I’d say it’s pretty damn cool. This thing was the size of an elephant – the biggest mammal ever to have walked the earth. It was one of the animals that lived in North America when humans first spread across the continent, along with saber-tooth tigers, mastodons, and whatnot. Somehow, these bones survived in the everglades muck all these thousands of years.
Researchers from the University of Florida will poke around the site a little more before it gets covered with water for the filter marsh thing (part of the much delayed, $7.8 billion Everglades Restoration Project, natch). Whatever other animal parts there may be will stay there.
For extra credit, find the site on Google Maps. Keep in mind that the site is in the Southeastern part of Hendry County, and it’s 2,000 acres, probably accessible by a road of some sort . . . go to it!
Monday September 17, 2007
For your possible interest: MetaFilter is considering a meetup in South Florida.
Tuesday August 21, 2007
Sunday May 28, 2006
I’m getting a little sick of all the damned freaking fuss about the Freedom of the Seas. It’s a stupid, ugly boat (with a stupid name), and as you can see from my picture, it’s a little bigger then the one next to it. Geez.
Friday June 22, 2007
Daily downpours and nonstop mugginess? Must mean that Summer rolled in at 2:07 pm yesterday. Appropriately, I recommend cowering in the air-conditioned box, or going whole hog and heading down to the beach and sweating it out in direct sunlight. But if you must:
- Water Stories opens at the Historical Museum of South Florida.
- Last weekend to see the Merce Cunningham show at the MoCA Warehouse.
- Friday: Stanogold at PS14 tonight.
- Saturday: Global Groove at the ArtsPark in Hollywood.
- Moving Current Dance Collective performs as part of the Florida Dance Festival.
- Issac Delgado at the James L. Knight Center.
- Get your dose of mediocre indie pop-rock: Longwave at Studio A.
- Sunday: Shocking: it’s a painting show at MAM.
- Stay away from the Colony Theater around 7 pm, because it’ll be teeming with creepy David Lynch fans, there for the opening of his new movie, which he will introduce by webcast.
Sunday August 27, 2006
Sure hope you wern’t planning on buying any plywood, water, or batteries today! Update: The 5 pm update brings us ever so deeper into Ernesto’s cone of possibilities. Update: I’m sure it’s nothing: Evacuation of tourists ordered in Florida Keys.
Friday February 9, 2007
- Mantra International World Music Festival
- Romance in a Can film festival.
- Friday: Yonder Mountain String Band at the Culture Room, Ft. Lauderdale ($20).
- Saturday, 6 pm: 9th Annual Afro-Roots World Music Festival.
- Saturday 8:30 pm: Jesus Camp at Miami Beach Cinematheque.
- Saturday gallery walk: Stuff in the Design District including “Who’s Yer DADA: Art Meets Comedy” with work by artists including Bhakti Baxter, Tao Rey, and Bert Rodriguez, music by Jessee Jackson, comedy, and more. At Diana Lowenstein, Horacio Sapere and Felice Grodin. Hugo Montoya at David Castillo. More?
- Saturday at PS14: It’s Par’s Birthday Bash with live performances by Otto Von Schirach, Dino Felipe, PG-13, OOO, and The Mutiny, plus Djs Doormouse (Addict), Par (U1B), Hottpants (Roll Out), Nektar (Fire, Inc.) and Patrick (Jacques Chirock). 28 NE 14th St.
- Sunday . . . nothin?
Thursday September 1, 2005
We’re straying way off topic here, but hang in for one more post. What will become of New Orleans? People are trying to help, but more is needed. Artblog recomends giving to Mercy Corps and Craft Emergency Relief Fund. BoingBoing has a series of cooky suggestions. Frances is worried about the animals.
In situations like this, though, the smart money goes to organizations that have a high ratio of money that goes to help people vs. money that goes to administration and fundraising. The American Red Cross is the old standby, but they’re also the ones doing the most help in the field right now. And please, do not earmark your donations to help Katrina victims specifically; all that does is tie their hands. What if something even worse happens tomorrow and the Red Cross can’t use its money to help people who need it most?
OK, now get those checkbooks and credit cards going.
Monday December 4, 2006
Yes, I’m going to be talking about Art Basel this week; apologies to those who don’t care. For non-art people who are interested, I’ll probably do a post on Friday to tell you what to see if you don’t want to see everything. For the others, somewhat more frequent updates on what’s particularly interesting.
- Daniel Chang writes about some of the things local artists are doing to try to get noticed. A lot of it involves hanging stuff outdoors, with some interesting performance/interactive ideas thrown in. But save yourself the trouble and don’t bother with the “interactive gallery” thing.
“Now some [companies] are seeking to burnish their image by aligning themselves with the art world, and in particular with Art Basel, fashion’s most prestigious new marketing tool.” A bit about using Art Basel to sell not-art stuff.Franklin pointed out that the link was broken. It’s fixed now, but honestly it’s not a very interesting article. Try some other NYTimes Basel coverage: The Rubells, Wynwood art scene, Fine Art, Great Party. Honestly though, I don’t think Franklin’s going to approve of any of them.
- Tyler Green ponders the historical similarities between Art Basel and 19th-century Parisian salons, and drops a number on us: “Over the next five days collectors will spend somewhere between $100-300 million on art.”
- Shagadelic to-do lists from Alex in the City and KH. Click the links. Take notes.
- Artnet has another summary of events/addresses and a handy dandy google map of all the fairs.
- The Paper/Deitch Art Store, with items starting at 99¢.
- Two non-fair things that should be considered mandatory for out of towners: for photography enthusiasts, the Margulies, one of the most impressive private collections on public display anywhere, and for everyone, the Miami Art Museum, which has a Lorna Simpson retrospective and Mark Dion’s South Florida Wildlife Rescue Unit which, um, is what it sounds like. Except it’s art. You’ll see.
- Hot & Bothered at Carol Jazzar’s home gallery should be worth the trip. Carol is one of the best independent curators working in Miami, and these artists (the three who’s work I’m familiar with) are doing some of the most interesting photo-based work in town. 8 – midnight, Saturday (not the most convenient time or place).
- As usual, any empty storefront of warehouse has been turned into an ad-hoc gallery for the weekend. Some friends of mine have one: Monster Show.
- Quick links to a couple of the pages on the Art Basel site: Home, Hours/location, Galleries, Press releases, Complete list of everything.
- I’ll be adding a selection of events to the sidebar calendar (on the home page). To see everything about Art Basel, refer to articles tagged ‘basel’.
Monday March 31, 2008
Delicious-looking freshly baked pita and Middle Eastern pastries, the only catch is that it’s in Ft. Laduerdale
Wednesday September 20, 2006
Some cranky guy bemoans the death of traffic reports done live from helicopters. Possibly related: Forecast Advisor links to various online weather predictions, and more importantly, lists how accurate each one has been over the last month and year. This type of information should be available for TV station weather. And radio traffic reports!
Monday June 25, 2007
Hmm: South Beach man whore meets his match. This could get interesting.
Tuesday August 21, 2007
So, Rick has been following the case of Miami Police Chief John Timoney and the Lexus SUV he’s had on “loan” from a local car dealership for over a year (without pay), including the pathetic excuses his department came up with when CBS4 called them on it. Well, John, the shit has hit the fan: your boss just told you to give back the car, and called for an ethics investigation. (BTW, in no way does this confirm, I’m sure, my long-standing assertion that all cops are assholes.) Update: He paid for the car. Two contrasting opinions in the Herald today: Ana Menendez is critical of the chief, drawing the comparison to the FTAA protests (see the link to the video in the comments), while the official editorial seems to hold that everything is fine now. Update (8/23): A vote of no-confidence by the police union is scheduled for September 4th. I hope this ends up sinking this asshole.
Friday November 10, 2006
Looking out over Edgewater/OMNI area from Wynwood.
Monday February 27, 2006
My cheap shot at boingboing fame paid off.
Looking for something else worth reading while you’re here? Good luck. You might try the Sex assult/name revelation/censorship fiasco, or Illegal Art, or or the Performing Arts Center fiasco, or the Neiman Marcus/Neiman Barkus fiasco. Or just see here for some of the better stuff from last year. Then get lost!
Friday March 2, 2007
Thanks to the good people at Carnival Center, I finally got my taste of Merce in Miami. To wit: the 90 minute 1994 piece Ocean.
Intended to be performed in the round, with the dancers on a circular stage surrounded by the audience, and the audience surrounded by the orchestra, the piece was a brave, if imperfect, fit for the Knight Concert hall (my second favorite room in the city, second only to my living room, and it would even upstage that if they got rid of the bizarre fabric hanging in the middle behind the stage — teal and with a pattern that doesn’t go with anything else in the building — in fact, it sort of looks like a “it was on clearance at the fabric store” type of situation — what gives?).
Oh shit sorry for the digression. Anyway Merce Cunningham sort of invented Modern (with a capital “M”) Dance in the 1940/50s, and his work comes across as stark and formal to this day. This is hardcore, rigorous choreography, with no allusion to an external story, or even to regular human interaction.
Basically, Cunningham is to dance what the abstract expressionists were to painting — a reduction to the essence of the art, with references to outside phenomena (i.e. human story-lines) minimized. This is pure movement, and it’s not for everyone.
The piece builds slowly over exactly 90 minutes, the musicians and dancers synchronized by large digital timers clearly visible to the audience. At 1:29:59 the last of the dancers disappears from the stage and that baby is over. That is preceded by a gradual and methodical development (Supposedly the piece is divided into 19 sections, though I read it as maybe 7.) — we begin with very stiff movements, and angular relationships of bodies, which gradually become more organic and energetic. The piece builds to a sort of crescendo (pictured) of movement and color, much more satisfying then what the beginning sections promise. There are dazzling moves, unexpected relationships, and novel ideas at every turn.
What I’m getting at is that it was spectacular. Cunningham (who attended the performance) was 75 when he put Ocean together, and he’d mastered the art of working the crowd — the piece starts out difficult, and gives off hints of beauty grudgingly at first, then introduces new ideas and variations, never allowing the attentive viewer a moment of boredom.
Or does it? I noticed a beautiful review by Jane Simpson of a true in-the-round performance of the piece, and she had some issues with it (go read, she’s great). But the Carnival Center performance of the piece was I guess the polar opposite to what Simpson saw — the musicians sat on the upper level of balconies, far from most of the audience, and the round mat on the stage hardly masked the fact that most of the audience were, in fact, seeing the performance from roughly a single perspective.
Reservations aside, this is a masterwork by the founding father of modern dance. It’s the culmination of Merce in Miami, which is exactly the sort of thing that Carnival Center should be doing — the sort of thing that makes all the heartache surrounding its construction worth it. It’s being performed again Friday and again Saturday, and anyone who loves dance, or likes to challenge their aesthetics, should get down there.
Friday September 9, 2005
Shocker! The State attorney has decided not to prosecute Jim DeFede for taping his conversation with Arthur Teele.
There are compelling reasons for the state to exercise its discretion and decline to prosecute Mr. DeFede on a criminal charge. There appears to have been no malicious intent on the part of DeFede to violate the privacy rights of Mr. Teele or to utilize the tape for any commercial purpose or to harm or embarrass Mr. Teele.
However, it would be incorrect for anyone to assume from this result that Mr. DeFede’s actions, in tape recording a conversation without consent, were appropriate or justified. They were not.
DeFede will be holding a press confrence, which should be aired on 5 pm local news.
Update: The Tallahassee Democrat has the best post-press confrence write-up:
“I’ve always felt that my actions, when viewed in their full context, would be understood,” [DeFede] said at a Friday afternoon press conference in the office of his Miami lawyer. “The state attorney’s office took the time, and now they’ve issued a report saying they clearly understood what I did. Now it’s up to The Miami Herald to see what kind of institution they are.”
The Herald came out with an expanded version of their story later in the day.
Wednesday December 19, 2007
Anne Tschida asks the musical question, ‘Is Art Basel is, or is Art Basel ain’t Miami’s baby after 2010?’ Caution: this article is replete with words like “nascent.”
Friday August 17, 2007
Whatever else we may take away from the recent CG Playhouse post, we learned that the South Florida theater scene has a blog(!): South Florida Theatre Scene. Three months of archives, nine (count ‘em) contributors, and no silly “blogroll” (whatever that is). Good job guys! (But note: you’re spelling “theater” wrong.)
Tuesday April 18, 2006
Saturday May 6, 2006
Friday August 5, 2005
One of the biggest art events of the year to those in the know, Optic Nerve at MoCA is tonight; sorry if this is the first you’re hearing about it. Optic has been selling out pretty consistently the last couple of years, and this year MoCA is openly threatening not to let in folks without reservations. (Actually they’re making a self-contradictory admission statement:
The event is free with museum admission. RSVP required. Seating is limited and not guaranteed. For reservations, call 305.893.6211.
Does this mean they’re going to take more reservations then they have seats?) Wethinks they bluff, but you’d better call just to make sure. There’re two screenings: 7 and 9 pm.
Update: First two screenings are sold out. A third has been added for 2pm Saturday.
Note: Sorry for the slack time last couple of days; regular posting will now resume.