Monday, January 24, 2011

"Herb and Dorothy" at the Crest!


Speaking of things I've wanted to see in this town forever, or at least the last 2 years..... "Herb and Dorothy" will be screening at the Crest Theatre, Thursday, February 3 at 7:30pm!!!

Immediately following the film there will be a panel discussion featuring Renny Pritikin, Annabeth Rosen, and Stephen Kaltenbach. This will be a fantastic night of film, discussion, and friends! Best of all, a portion of all tickets sold will benefit Verge in its new location! This is going to one very enjoyable night!

See you soon!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

HELL, YES!

Excess is all..... Paul McCarthy's Mechanical Pig, 2003

Do you see how blissed out that pig is???? That's me right now! Blissed out with excitement that our local PBS affiliate KVIE is now carrying Art 21!! Can I get a HELL, YES!??!

Last year when I worked on the auction I was a broken record of Art 21, Art 21, Art 21, Art 21. My bleating and nagging can now come to an end and I shall lay back, ecstatically happy about rad viewing. Best of all the upcoming episode features Yinka Shonibare, Cindy Sherman, and PAUL MCCARTHY!

GODDAMN!

Here's more info:

Friday, January21

9:00PM-10:00PM
ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY: Transformation and Contemporary Art


Costumes and masks, makeup and style, dolls and mannequins, stage and cinema—what strategies do we use to refashion identity? Do we seek out excess and extremes in order to see ourselves more clearly? Transformation explores these questions in the work of the artists Yinka Shonibare MBE, Cindy Sherman, and Paul McCarthy.

In conclusion... check this out...

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

SO MUCH AWESOMENESS TO YOUR FACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Christo's Valley Curtain, Photo by Doug Biggert

Verge has it going on this weekend. First, there's tomorrow night with an evening of fabulous films about two of Christo's best known projects, Running Fence and Valley Curtain with Doug Biggert in attendance. $3 donation gets you in + drinks and snacks, GOOD TIMES!!!!

THEN on Saturday night it's the Verge SUCCESS PARTY!!!!! 7pm - 2am, bands! drinks! djs! Everything the best!!!!

Here's more details and I PROMISE TO STOP YELLING BY SATURDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Join us this Saturday, January 15th at 7pm to celebrate Verge's SUCCESS in completing its first Kickstarter campaign with 117% of funding!

We'll have a massive video installation on display by VCA resident artist Aleksander Bohnak, DJs Larry Rodriguez, Tim Matranga, and Scott Soriano and live music by Pregnant, Flowerss and Touchez.

Wine by Bogle Vineyards and beer by Sudwerks!

Admission is only $5 for this great show with all proceeds going to VCA's future!!

PARTAY!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Simmer down!


This is what happens when I stare at a butternut squash on the counter for too long. What started out as an experiment mixing a little of this with a little of that turned out some pretty serviceable results. The proportions could be tweaked based on your tastes and chicken or fish could easily join the mix taking the place of the beans or some of the veggies. Sweet potatoes instead of squash would be worth taking a chance on as well. Anyhoo...

Butternut squash curry with fingerlings and beans

Curry paste

3 T Tomato paste
2 T Curry
1 Dash cayenne
1/2 T Chili paste or 1 t Chili flakes
2 T Fish sauce + more for seasoning
1 T Soy sauce
4 Cloves of garlic
1 Inch piece of lemongrass sliced
2 Inch piece of ginger peeled
1/2 Red onion coarsely chopped
1/3 Cup coconut milk

Everything else

2 T EVOO
1 3/4 Cup coconut milk
2 Cups stock veg or chicken
1/2 Red onion sliced
1 Cup sliced mushrooms
2 Cups cubed butternut squash
1 1/2 Cups cubed fingerling potatoes
1 Can kidney beans
1/4 One large savoy cabbage thinly sliced

Cilantro for garnish

Place the butternut squash and potatoes in a steamer basket and steam until tender. About 15 minutes.

While the squash and potatoes cook place all of the paste ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.

In a large dutch over or heavy pot heat the oil at medium high heat and add the onion. Saute until barely translucent and add the curry paste and begin the first of three simmers down.

Reduce heat to medium and stir the paste occasionally cooking for 10 minutes until reduced and the fat from the coconut milk produces a sheen on the paste.

Add the remaining coconut milk and simmer down again stirring and simmering for another 10 minutes.

Gradually add the stock to avoid lumping and bring heat to high. Boil the curry sauce for five minutes and then add the mushrooms, beans, and cabbage. Boil another 5 minutes and then add the potatoes and squash. Simmer one last 5 minutes and you are set!

Delicious!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Hot cha!



What's up!?!?!??!?!?!?
The holidays what a blur!.... They sorta went by in a blink of greatness although I have to admit at some point I didn't know what to do with myself as a result of taking time off. This holiday break proved that semi idle hands will eventually, begrudgingly paint the bathroom.

I finally got to try Petra which was BOMB!

There was dayraging!
And I can finally say that I have ridden a mechanical bull. Caroline was the brave soul who opted to go first. This sort of pioneering spirit defines the lady dayrage.
OMF got a new surf board!
And he got me a Steif Foxy for Xmas!!! With the help of a certain local bookseller who is the coolest. I love my Foxy. His resemblance to Buddy is erie. If it weren't for the fact that one smells like candy and turds I wouldn't be able to tell them apart....

There was homemade ravioli with sage butter, although in fairness my mom made the filling and all I did was assemble but still... YUM!

Check out these wild turkeys!
And Cuban food. What!?
To conclude this epic holiday break we were spirited to Locke where we rang in the New Year with style!
Smell ya later 2010. Hot cha!