Care For A Show?

I just recently went for the second time to see the Can-Can Castaways in Pike Place Market. Not only are their performances amazing…and their costumes, but the venue makes you feel as if you are stepping into a roaring 20’s speakeasy. Their current show CHICHI is a play on that very era of fringe dresses and tuxedo suits!

It called to mind films I’ve seen over the years that drew my fascination with burlesque. Here are a few in our collection:

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Cheese Festival at the Market — and some cheese in fiction

cheese shop photographed by teejayhantonThis weekend is the fourth annual Pike Place Market Cheese Festival, where you can learn how to make cheese at home, taste artisanal cheeses from all around the world and listen to cheese experts extol the virtues of cheese in all its stinky, delicious variety. I hope you have a good time. I won’t be there. I’ll be at the library (someone has to keep the place open!), but I might be reading a cheesy book.

There’s no problem finding children’s books about cheese. There’s The Mysterious Cheese Thief by the aptly named Geronimo Stilton, The Cheese by Margie Palatini, in which the question “why does the cheese stand alone”? gets answered, and the classic Anatole by Eve Titus, in which a mouse becomes a connoisseur of fine French cheeses. And for the younger set there is also a book suitable for an election year: A Big Cheese for the White House: The True Tale of a Tremendous Cheddar by Candace Fleming. No matter who becomes our next Big Cheese, kids can still enjoy this book set in the time of Jefferson’s presidency.

The pickings are little slimmer for adults, but here are a few titles to read with your brie Continue reading “Cheese Festival at the Market — and some cheese in fiction”