Review and video by Joel Patterson
Q: What do the last-Friday-of-every-month city-wide arts celebrations known as Troy Night Out have in common with the entire expanse of the known Universe?
A: They both cover a lot of territory.
Lately scientists are questioning if it’s even possible to touchdown on every event and art opening and band and sidewalk vendor within the mission time-frame of 5-9 pm. (Yes, I’ve done the math. If you’ve got to see it all, budget four minutes for each place and event.)
July was typically overwhelming. Sultry pop singer Siobahn Hotaling at Monument Square, Ira Marcks’ dreamy cartoon slideshow (with live musical accompaniment) at the Arts Center, the smooth and ultra-hip sounds of the Jim Wilson Quartet at Spillin’ the Beans, a mass ukelele march from Segel Violins threading through downtown, author Andrea Chesman, band-of-the-moment The Parlor at Design It Together…
A cosmically spectacular variety of experiences, and it’s right here in Nippertown’s backyard! I call it what it is – one giant leap for mankind.