And the Tony goes to...KYLE THOMAS HEMINGWAY! This weekend, ironically the same weekend as Boston Pride, Gay Christmas occurs. The Antoinette Perry Awards, coming to you live June 9 from Radio City Music Hall, are a rich and storied tradition where the Broadway community gets together to honor the finest work of the past year.
On the Town
After last week's incredibly amazing (yet inevitably physically taxing) Opus Affair Fifth Birthday festivities, you're probably looking for a fun and easy way to work off all those extra cocktail calories you inhaled. Now, if you're like me, and traditional exercise leaves you wanting more [chocolate cake], I can confidently say I have the solution for you.
An unspeakable tragedy occurred today. A giant inflatable rubber duck was found deflated under mysterious circumstances yesterday morning in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour. WHY WOULD ANYONE DO THIS? Why would anyone rob the world of the pure, unadulterated joy of a giant inflatable rubber duck? To cope with the deflated spirits that undoubtedly accompany the deflated duck, please allow me to present to you three fabulously joyous events happening #OnTheTown in Boston this weekend!
The Dowager Countess of Grantham said it best, "Nothing succeeds like excess." This upcoming weekend is certainly bound to be one full of excess—Baz Luhrmann's long-awaited film adaptation of The Great Gatsby hits theaters on Friday, and it seems as though the city has gotten in the spirit with a slew of opulent and over-the-top arts events! So grab a couple bottles of Monica and Chandler and let's get this weekend started.
Ah, it's that time again. Exactly six months after Halloween, it's finally Walpurgisnacht. This festive spring holiday is traditionally celebrated with fire dancing and pole dancing—that is, prancing around giant bonfires and wrapping colorful ribbons around a maypole. This celebration is a common theme throughout the arts, and what better way to ring in spring than by taking Walpurgisnacht #OnTheTown?!
As aptly pointed out last week by The Onion, last week sucked. A lot. Thankfully, little by little, this week has been getting better. It's about time to get back into the swing of things, and luckily for us there are a lot of things to swing this weekend. Join me #OnTheTown as we head back out into the city we love.
Hey there friends, Kyle Thomas here! Remember ages ago when I promised that 2013 would be the year of special guest columnists for #OnTheTown? Well look at me, making good on that promise! Please allow me to introduce our first #OnTheTown special guest, Rachel Cossar. Rachel is our newest Opus Affair cohost and—quite possibly—the world's only food blogging ballet dancer (Yes, I know, it's not fair. At all.).
Well, friends, you had best call the fire department*, because the results are in. Opus Affair is officially on fire. On Tuesday night, BostInno held their first annual 50 on Fire event, naming Opus Affair one of 50 of the city's "inventors, disrupters, luminaries, and newsmakers" (did I mention this was out of over 2,000 nominees and 200 finalists?). We are just humbled and grateful that the folks at BostInno and the countless nominators from the public think so much of what we do here.
This week's blog is about spring. Specifically, where in God's name is it? Nobody seems to know. It's nearly April and I trudged through snow and rain inches deep to get to work this week. Global warming is, very apparently, quickly taking hold of us and showing no mercy. Fortunately, I have the perfect solution for you! When you go take in some #BostonArts this weekend, you'll be doing so from the climate controlled beauty of my number one favorite thing in the entire world: the indoors.
What's new, Buenos Aires?! Pope Francis, that's what! (Sorry, I couldn't help myself.) Seriously, though, history was made this week as white smoke billowed out of that famous Vatican chimney and Jorge Mario Bergoglio stepped into those fabulous red [not] Prada loafers, thus transforming into Pope Francis—the first non-European pope since the year 741 (not a typo).
Sorry Adele, this dame is MINE. Not at all wanting to dim the shine of these ladies with any further ado, I present to you #OnTheTown: Triple Action Diva Edition!
In an unfortunate turn of events, it seems like Anne Hathaway, not Kyle Thomas Hemingway, will win an Academy Award this Sunday evening. A clerical error, I'm sure—I had my speech prepared and everything! This is just like that time that Suzanne Sugarbaker almost had to reliquish her crown as Miss Georgia World in episode 2.3 of Designing Women.
Love is in the air, my friends! Although I'm sure that nobody is going to be quite lucky enough to receive a box of chocolates quite as magnificent as the one above, it's unmistakably that time of year where roses, fancy dinners, and heart-shaped boxes reign supreme!