Thursday, June 16, 2016
A perfect Sunday afternoon: Forbidden Planet, Car Free Day
Got a perfect plan to spend Sunday afternoon, especially if the weather is wanting.
1pm: go see Forbidden Planet at the Cinematheque. Early eerie electronic "soundscapes" soundtrack, early non-comedic Leslie Nielsen role, Robby the Robot, plus it's a loose adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest, playing as part of the Cinematheque's ongoing Shakespeare series. And get this - the Cinematheque has NEW SEATS, which are a big improvement over their last seat upgrade, in fact (which doesn't seem that long ago, now). They're ACTUALLY COMFORTABLE! Yaah!
Next, at 3pm: rush down to Main Street to see China Syndrome at Car Free Day (they'll be at the stage by Neptoon). There are probably other bands playing of note - there are other stages, I gather, including one by Red Cat, which actually lists performers. Neptoon should have their list up later this afternoon, so check their events page - I gather performers will include Wayward Heart, Speeding West, and a couple of bands whose names I woulda had to ask the Neptoon dude to spell for me when I phoned the store. Should be online soon!