Yes, the fourth of July may be over, but my American pride lingers on.
Therefore, this weeks list of things to check out will be dedicated to the things that make America great (even after independence day).
Those things are, of course, Spectacle, Nerds, Biscuits, and Candy.
The United States has always been a country of spectacle. We’re big. We’re proud. We’re the number one economic powerhouse in the world (until China surpasses us in 2016). Spectacle is part of what makes America great! Likewise, The Spectacle presented by Parallelogramophonograph is part of what makes this blog post great. The Spectacle is an improv show at The Hideout that takes audience photographs and turns them into mini hilarious improv shows. Tickets are $10 and laughs are unlimited. Fridays at 10.
Nerds are also a huge part of American history. Our country was founded by and for nerds. We didn’t quite fit in with the English so we did made our own nation (plus have you seen the glasses on Teddy Roosevelt? classic). For these reasons and more, you should check out The Nerd at The First Baptist Church of Austin, put on by the Trinity Street Players. This comedy about an unwanted houseguest is “side-splittingly funny” and can be seen at 7 on Saturday or 2:30 on Sunday.
While biscuits may not have a prevalent role in American culture, they are definitely a part of my Americana. Both biscuits and brothers were a staple of my Saturday mornings. Now they are combined in a children’s music group. The Biscuit Brothers are inviting families to come celebrate the launch of their new CD, “Get Up and Go!” filled with energetic music sure to get everyone moving! The concert is free with CDs available to purchase. The band will even be available to sign CDs between the two sets at 6:30 and 7:30 on Sunday at the North Lamar Central Market.
When I think of America, i think of the 4th of July -> parades -> candy. Therefore, by association, America is candy. I mean, the average American eats over 24 lbs of it annually. But on Sunday from 9-5 at the Capital Confectioner’s Day of Sharing, you won’t just get candy. You’ll get lessons on how to make candy stilettos, be entered in a raffle for fabulous prizes, and breakfast/lunch. All for $40.
Enjoy America my friends. Keep the spirit alive. USA! USA!