Woo-hoo!! It's Friday, my day off. . . except, wait, I have to work - grrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!
Now, some Fridays that leads to bitterness. Not so much today. See, as I'm working late yesterday, a little gem comes my way. I was doing rewrites on the teacher guide for the university course I've been developing & chatting with the guy from Toronto whose company does the graphic design and copy-editing. Turns out, the person supposed to be working on it might not be available. SO, he proposes two options (he knows I'm picky!) - AND, one of those options just happens to be a star editor from Penguin Publishing he snagged to freelance on larger book-type projects:):):) Oh yeah, baby. Need I add that in our chat about my next trip to TO, I mentioned that I was willing to provide copious amounts of libation for any inside scoop on publishing with Penguin. Writerlies, send me your bribes (err, I mean questions). But enough about me...
In my last post, I raved about the amazing line-up at Grand Parade and that's still on.
But, in case you're more into indoor activities:
1. Incendies! It's the Canadian film by Denis Villeneuve that's been nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Oscars. So go out to support Canadian filmmakers! Opens tonight at the Oxford and plays till (at least) Wednesday.
2. Cabane! If dance/theatre/art is more your thing then check out Cabane, parts dance and art installation by Paul-Andre Fortier either tonight at the Sexton Memorial Gym (1360 Barrington) or Saturday at DANSpace (1531 Grafton). Both shows start at 8 pm ($20)
From the press release:
"Taking place in and around a modular shack, Cabane follows the elegant Fortier, long renowned as a riveting soloist, and the mischievous Racine, as they turn everyday objects into impromptu instruments and generate a series of surreal encounters.
Ordinary objects lose their conventional designation as a door, walls and windows open up to a surrealist world. "
"Fortier's elegantly reiterated movements were utterly mesmerising, ending on a vibrantly spirited note that prompted a more than well-deserved ovation" - Giannandrea Poesio, The Spectator, London (England)
Have a great weekend everyone!