I’m really enjoying this no-pressure, low-key way of enjoying New York. We don’t have any official Institute events this weekend, so I started off my Saturday checking out the street market along University and the farmer’s market at Union Square. When I felt more like a puddle than a person in the heat, I ducked into the giant Barnes and Nobles for some air conditioning and to check my Hamilton lottery status.
A folk opera retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth based on a concept album by Anais Mitchell, my interest, as you might expect, came from the Greek myth tie-in. It turned out to be a terrific show – well staged, beautifully sung, clever lyrics, and the folk/jazz/blues music was so good that I was googling “cast album” at intermission. (Happily, they just recorded one that should be out sometime soon. Yay!)
Here’s a clip from the show via the New York Times:
Delicious Food of the Day: A tie between the goat cheese/ratatouille pie I had for lunch and the “Salty Pimp” I got at Big Gay Ice Cream after the show (vanilla soft serve topped with dulce de leche and sea salt dipped in chocolate)
Photo of the Day: I’m glad someone gave Gandhi some flowers to carry.