Recently I've been going out more. The past few weekends I've made it downtown and checked out the sights. Two weekends in a row I've to the improv to check out some comedians. Both Tammy Pescatelli and Gary Valentine were pretty good but man some of the lead-ins sure do suck. After Valentine's show, due to Troy's persistence we went to a coffee house that looked interesting with original art in the windows. It just so happened that Sunday night was open-mike night. Turns out most of the readings and solo performances were great although the coffee wasn't. This carried over into Tuesday night when we all went to the A.K.A Lounge to check out another open-mike night. This was certainly not as laid back as the coffee house and only featured musical performances but some were superior. There was one duo that featured a guitar player that really had some skills and they just jammed freestyle. Unfortunately the sound mixing wasn't great for some performers and their acts were probably not what they should've sounded like. The venue just produced loud boomy productions and this only suited some of the performers.
I've also made it to Winter Park's downtown area, better known as Park Ave. A week ago was a popcorn flick. I'd been trying to go before but everyone always complained that it was too cold. See, the popcorn flick is a free movie that is put on by the Enzian and then shown at Central Park in Winter Park. It's always a classic and there's always plenty of free popcorn. Just come prepared with a blanket and lawn chairs would definitely be a luxury. Last week was High Noon and the next one is Grease; classics.