Many of us begin thinking about the upcoming weekend on Monday. Sometimes you have to. Today I am thinking about Saturday night, because I had plans but got another offer.
My plan was to participate in Ritz and Ragtime at Rutger Park, a fundraiser for the Landmarks Society of Greater Utica. I will join other members of LiFT, Little Falls’ community theatre, dressing in 1920’s costumes and interacting with guests in a Prohibition Era setting. There will be music and drinks in a magnificent setting. I have participated in this event before; it’s great.
Then I found out that the Capitol Theatre in Rome, NY is showing The Rocky Horror Picture Show! An interactive screening in a magnificent setting! I have only seen Rocky Horror on home video and, more recently DVD. Friends have told me about the audience participation, but I have never witnessed it. Additionally, a couple of long time friends (no, they are not old!) are going.
I still plan to go to the fundraiser. I think people are counting on me. Full disclosure: I also have a fabulous new dress I am dying to wear. However, if things were to change unexpectedly, it’s nice to know I have options. Also, if I really want to see Rocky Horror, there will be another showing Oct. 13. I would just have to find different friends to go with.
At any rate, if anybody says there is nothing to do around here, I fear they are just not paying attention. Here are two great pieces of entertainment for one Saturday night!
Ritz and Ragtime at Rutger Park runs from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 available through Eventbrite. Rocky Horror Picture Show will be playing at the Capitol Theatre, 230 W. Dominick St., Rome, NY, at 10:30 p.m. Tickets are available through romecapitol.com.
And for anybody who looked at the times of the events and is about to suggest I fly from Utica to Rome and take in both… Well, let’s just say that is probably not going to happen.