Thursday, July 19, 2012

Celtic Woman: Friday July 20, 2012

Here's what you do Friday, July 20, 2012.

Is upliftment a word?  Probably not.  But, get ready for some of it!  Go check out Celtic Woman at the Atlanta Symphony Hall at 8.  Celtic Woman is an all-female musical ensemble conceived and assembled by Sharon Browne and David Downes, a former musical director of the Irish stage show Riverdance.  They play a mixture of songs that ranges from traditional Celtic tunes to modern songs.  Check out this video.

You can get tickets at ticketmaster.  They range from $45 to about $115.  Let's splurge for good seats today.  Get the orchestra seats, right up front. ($ -  $115 per person).

Here's what you do on Friday:

First: Breakfast.  Make an omelette.  Did you know that chefs in France are required to master the preparation of omelettes as one of their main tests?  I've even heard tell that they have competitions in their farm houses on the weekends to see who can make the best one.  Now, I could mess around and try to give you directions myself.  But, why do that when you have Julia Child?  Check out her 13-page, remarkably detailed instructions.   Complete with diagrams, you're good to go. It get's a little tricky with the flipping part, but keep trying.  You'll get it. ($ - $5 per person).
Part of Julia Child's Instructions on Making an Omelette

Second:  Take in some art.  "On Paper" is an exhibition of works on paper featuring a diversity of media, techniques, subjects, eras, types of presentation, points of view, and sizes--from tiny to monumental. Historical and contemporary artists in a variety of media, including, paintings, drawings, prints, and photography.  It's on at Thomas Deans Fine Art in Miami Circle. Gallery is open at 11.  ($ - $Free).

On paper Art Exhibit at Thomas Deans Fine Art
Third: Seek good fortune at noodle house, Doc Chey's, in Virginia Highland.  Friday is national fortune cookie day, and they have a bunch of special fortune cookies that give you prices ranging from free food to a Kindle Torch.  Try their Pad Thai.  It's awesome! ($ - $10 per person).

Fourth: Nap.  Get some Zs to get ready for the show.  Don't forget to follow the perfect bed rules.

Stay at home and have a gourmet grilled cheese and malbec from Catena for dinner.
Fifth:  Get Ready for the concert with an at-home happy hour.  We're splurging on the show tickets today, so let's stay at home and have a drink and some snacks.  Nothing like cutting costs in style!  Best place to find provisions is Whole Foods.  Here's what you do.  Grilled cheese and red wine.  Get some gruyere, smoked gouda, and herbed goat cheese.  Get some whole grain sour dough from the bakery.  Butter all 4 sides of two slices of bread. Put sliced gruyere on one side, sliced gouda on the other and spread goat cheese in between.  Put the sides together to make a sandwich and saute in a fry pan. Flip every few minutes and press with your spatula each time till the bread is brown and crunchy.   Pair that with a Catena Malbec from Whole Foods and you're belly will smile. ($10 + $20 for wine)

Finally: Celtic Woman, here we come.  Try to get down there at 7:30.  Valet tonight at the symphony hall.  It's so much easier.

Book Keeping:

For two people:

Breakfast: $10
Art: $Free
Lunch: $20
Happy Hour at home: $30
Celtic Woman: $230 + $20 for valet and incidentals.

Total: $310.

Day Map:

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