Friday, February 10, 2006

Astoria Weekend Edition 10.02.06

It's supposed to be snowy this weekend. Welcome back, winter! Perfect weather for hanging out at your favorite cozy spot this weekend. Or stay home and watch a movie (then again, you can go out for one). Alternatively, check out the chess exhibit at the Noguchi Museum. This Sunday they are presenting Chess and Art: An Interplay of Disciplines. The Museum is hosting a discussion on the interplay between the disciplines of art and chess. Guest curator Larry List will serve as moderator. Panelists include Francis Naumann, Wendy Grossman, and Ingrid Schaffner.

Sunday is also Abraham Lincoln's real birthday. Maybe consider reading the Emancipation Proclamation, his most well-known speech. Did anyone else ever see the Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln exhibit at Disneyland?

I'm thinking the bike tour will be rescheduled again.

Podcasts are all the rage! While you are cozying up at home, perhaps watching Derek Zoolander impersonate John Wilkes Booth, you can download Astoria's one and only podcast, This Show Again. Comedian Thomas J. Kelly interviews Phil DiPippo of Latos, Latos and DiPippo (episode 35). DiPippo candidly talks about rumors about whether or not he's in the mob, his ubiquitous ads and most importantly whether or not he and his partners own two of the North-bound lanes on the Triboro Bridge.

For something completely different, pair music and food twice this weekend. On Friday from 8PM-10PM check out Dois Caipirinhas playing live bossa nova and MPB at Girassol Churrascaria Steak House. And Mezzo Mezzo on Ditmars is having live Middle Eastern music and belly dancing on Saturday night! Experience music played with interesting and unusual instruments: Elias Sarkar (Violin/Vocals), Robert Boghosian (Oud), Chris Marashlian (Bass), Nick Mandoukos (Guitar/Vocals/Bouzouki), and Amir Naoum (Durbuke).

More fun, here.


Anonymous said...

Latos, Latos and DiPippo, hooray! More than just a ginormous landmark off the N/W train!

MissPinkKate said...

Wow, I just found your blog- yay for an Astoria blog!

megc said...

Thanks misspinkkate! Hope you continue to enjoy the blog!

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed reading your blog and seeing the Snowstorm picture of Astoria. Have you ever gone to "Mezzo Mezzo" and listened to the Middle Eastern Music, while watching the beautiful belly dancers? Your blog brought back memories of my European heritage.
Spice of San Francisco.

Chris Marashlian said...

Hi megc and Spice of San Francisco, thanks for posting about my gig every thurs and sat at Mezzo Mezzo in astoria. The rest of the band and I have a great time each week there, and yessss the Bellydance performances we have there each time makes it even more of a treat to perform there... :-) best, cmarashlian