We’ve heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know that is not true.-Wilensky

May 2, 2009

Hooray for me!  My last day at the day job was yesterday, but I got a temp gig doing web design/IT for the next ten weeks that pays more than unemployment…AND I sold another article this week…so at least it’s a reprieve from facing the summer not working and having to tackle all the tasks I start off doing and never finish… like painting my apartment, caulking the tub, putting new tile in the entry and kitchen, and cleaning the crystal chandelier.  Being divorced means having no one to hand the “honey-do” list over to…and I’d rather be out enjoying the warm weather with good food and good friends!  So, let me jump right in and list some of the things you may just find me doing this week!  Hey, the college semester is ending and I don’t have to be at the library, so I have every intention of getting out and having fun!

Guitar hero

I never realized that there is a LI Fingerstyle Guitar Club!  They will be running an open mic this Wednesday at the Westbury Friends Meeting House, $10 gets you in.  If you have never seen someone play fingerstyle guitar, try to get to this event…I was blown away the first time I heard it, and still love it today!

TONIGHT!  One incredible concert event that (I believe) has tickets still available is “For Pete’s Sake-Sing!” in honor of Pete Seger’s 90th birthday.  This is a WORLD-WIDE coodinated effort to celebrate Seger’s contributions to music and peace.  A bit over budget, the FMSHNY’s First Saturday concert features incredible acts such as James O’Malley, Work O’ the Weavers, Gathering Time, Denise Romas and more!

Toby Walker will be at Grounds and Sounds this Friday…$15 at the door.

Tomorrow, May 3–Mary Lamont will be at the Fleece Festival at Prospect Park Zoo in Brooklyn…$6 for adults, $2 for kids and this promises to be a great event for the whole family!

On May 9, Abi Tapia will be at the Eclectic Cafe as will the Red River Ramblers…$10 gets you in. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to charity when you go!

Buy your tickets in advance for Roy Book Binder at Brookhaven Labs on May 15.  Advance tix are $15, but will be $20 at the door.

Acoustic Long Island is back this week with Colin McGrath and and Chris Trapper…and as always, this great event is FREE! 

Get your Cinco de Mayo on with your favorite red-headed blogger (me) at the Patchogue Theatre and enjoy the classic Latin sounds of Mambo Loco.  $10 at the door, and sorry, no Coronas!  We have better–Blue Point

A horse, of course…

Old Field Farm Summer Equestrian Horse Show Series presents Long Island PHA from May 8-10.  Call (631) 246-8983 for more information.

Courting the jester

The Heritage Center at Mount Sinai and the Brookhaven Arts and Humanities Council present Cafe Fridays at the Heritage Center featuring Courting the Jester–A Salute to Danny Kaye. Bob Spiotto brings Danny Kaye to life and “plays” tribute in story and song to one of the world’s best loved entertainers. A merry musical biography not to be missed. Admission for each show is $10 advance, $12 at the door. For further information, call the Heritage Center at 631-509-0882, or the Brookhaven Arts and Humanities Council at 631-451-9070.

Birds of a feather

Special International Migratory Bird Program: How and Why Birds Sing–7:30PM at the Red House Nature Center in Inlet Pond County Park in Greenport. Ever wonder why some birds stop singing after nesting or how birds learn their songs? Join the Avian Naturalist for the Mashomack Preserve, Tom Damiani, for a fascinating discussion on these topics and more presented by the North Fork Audobon Society. Please contact info@northforkaudubon.org for more information.

Seal of approval

CRESLI (Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island) will lead a seal walk that is approximately 1 mile round trip and takes about 2 hours. Walks are suitable for children. Walks will depart from the area near the fence at the western end of the parking lot at Cupsogue. Meeting times are 15 minutes prior to departure. Weather will play a role in determining schedule changes and cancellations. Reservations are required. Please call (631) 244-3352 for more information or visit their website to make reservations.

Art farts

The Art-trium has an exhibit called Living Space…bj spoke hosts a reception May 3 for the Long Island Craft Guild…Starting May 9, the Mills Pond House will be showing “The Artist Next Door”… the Staller Galleries have a variety of student exhibits not to be missed…and the Nassau County Museum of Art presents “Facing Destiny-Children in European Portraiture“.

A rose by any other name…

Waters Crest Winery is hosting their Rose and food pairing demo on May 10, call ahead for reservations, $10 gets you in.  For every bottle of Rose sold, $1 gets donated to cancer research.

Mora’s and Jazz n’ Grapes are doing their usual FREE tastings next weekend as well! 

The cheese factor

Summer Camp Cinema is BACK!  Don’t miss out on some of the campiest, cheesiest films around! 

All for now, you kooky cats!  Have something that should be here?  Email me at cheapdateli@gmail.com!  We’re also on Twitter…become a follower so you get all the latest updates!

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One Response to “We’ve heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know that is not true.-Wilensky”


  1. wow…really helpful post, thanks for sharing.

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