It was a cold and gray holiday weekend here in Chicago so rather than barbecue and patio drinking I did a lot of indoor things this weekend, including:
Finally seeing The Great Gatsby
Which unsurprisingly I had a lot of feelings about. Mostly anger. Though I did like the scene where Nick (Tobey Maguire) gets drunk for the second time in Tom (the disconcertingly likeable Joel Edgerton) and Myrtle (Isla Fisher)’s apartment, it captured the bewildering joy of intoxication very well.
Discovering “It Could Be Worse”
Yet another web series about the theater world. (Have I told you to watch “Submissions Only” yet? Because you should.) This one is twisted, but also strangely hopeful. And it has (my favorite) Adam Chanler-Berat in it.
A Drag Show at The Call
It was a fundraiser for Renegade Dance Architects of Chicago, a company I love. And my friend Madison was backup dancing, which was awesome. It was fun, and it’s so close to my house that I still got to spend pretty much all of Saturday in my PJs in my apartment.
Seeing Renoir at The Music Box
Daydrinking at Lady Gregory to celebrate Memorial Day
Yes I’m making daydrinking a word. Happy summer…at least theoretically…