The Best Friday Arts & Leisure links

Happy Friday everyone! It's been a good week - birthday week for me. Diplomat cake and a book of photographs by Annie Liebovitz. Perfect. Well, except for the part where the babysitter fell asleep and we had to miss our dinner out. Gourmet take out burgers coupled with a dry rose saved the day.

I always enjoy reading Woody Allen's pieces in the New Yorker but here he is reading one of them! (as an aside, wouldn't you love to time travel back to the sixties and see him in a club in the Village doing stand up? That'd be just before you'd catch Tom & Jerry [who became Simon & Garfunkel] nearby).

You know how we all love to see images of art on screen? Well, and in person of course. How about images of their installation? Here's the Mona Lisa and the Winged Victory. I'm a little stressed just looking at the pictures - no dropping! More on the site - modern pieces too.



And from Neil Gaiman's recent commencement address

"Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Make the world a more interesting place for being here. Make. Good. Art."

Watch his entire speech - inspiring! No really - watch it.

Great news! Annie is coming back to Broadway this fall - opens November 8th (previews October 3rd). I know one six year old who is going to be thrilled to see it. This is the same six year old who sings "It's A Hard Knock Life" while pretending to be an orphan and washing the kitchen floor. (If you plan on buying it, get the Disney version with Alan Cumming and Kathy Bates and Victor Garber - the best version on DVD).

You know that I went to Girl Crush Seattle last weekend? Some wrap up posts here, here, here and here. You MUST go if you can swing it - check the Jealous Curator's sidebar for future dates and locations. Road trip with some friends perhaps? And best of all, Melanie's post was featured on Decor8! Huzzah to her!!!

What's up this weekend with everyone? Found anything interesting that I should be reading or looking at?  I'll be visiting family - think various cousins for the girl and aunties and uncles and grandparents plus a playground or two and a bit of swimming as well.

Enjoy yourself and make something and get back to me.