Restaurant Week Fun—Lincoln Ristorante

The main thing about Restaurant Week is that it gives you a chance to get a taste of various chefs, cuisines, and venues for very little–at least for a fine meal. Take Lincoln Ristorante, for example; it’s a gorgeous place right on Lincoln Center Plaza, (nytimes) but it isn’t cheap and we wondered if it…

Waiting for Cymbeline–Shakespeare in the Park

We arrived at 10 am Saturday morning to find a short senior line under shady benches for tickets that would be handed out at 12 noon. After a number of frustrating attempts to obtain tickets for the free Shakespeare in the Park by the online lottery, we decided to try this approach and it worked.…

DruidShakespeare: Exit Richard, Enter Henry

Rory gives us his take on DruidShakespeare: The History Plays after two wonderful nights in the theater. As part of the Lincoln Center Festival, Ireland’s Druid Theatre Company has trimmed Shakespeare’s Richard II, Henry IV Parts I and II, and Henry V into one continuous narrative to tell the story of these Plantagenets. (lincolncenterfestival.org) Mark…

Glorious Woman in Gold–Film and Painting–Take Your Pick or Better Yet, See Both

(klimtgallery.org) We happened to see them both in what I would call reverse order–painting first, then the film about its theft by the Nazis and its restitution to its original owners’ heir, Maria Altmann, but it worked just fine. Seeing this brilliant work up close whetted our appetites for a movie that Rory worried would…