Beautifully Bizarre


A day late and a dollar short but I am finally recapping the Independence Day long weekend.

I was hoping to start my weekend early on Friday but Disco Village had other plans for us and I was strapped to my desk until 5pm. Once I was finally free and got home (thankfully traffic was light) the hubby and I headed off to meet 2 other couples for dinner.

We headed off to a lovely Asian Cuisine restaurant and just had a lovely time. The hubby had sushi, and I had this awesome Szechuan Crispy Shredded Beef. After dinner we had some Frozen yogurt and called it night.

Saturday we did our last Greyhound Adoption Meet and Greet for the summer, then our normal shopping errands. Saturday night we went to a cookout at our friends house and saw some the fireworks their town was shooting off at the local lake.

Sunday was the best day of the weekend. Disco Village has some purchasing programs they offer to employees one of which is Plum Benefits. I received my weekly email and saw that they were offering a special discount for this weekend only for Cirque Du Soleil – Zarkana

We made an afternoon of it and headed into the city in time to grab a light lunch before seeing the show, then dinner afterward. Lunch was a quick bite in Rockefeller Center at ‘wichcraft I had a lovely meatloaf sandwich as seen below. It had meatloaf, cheddar, bacon and a tomato relish. It was delicious.

After lunch we made our way a few blocks up to Radio City Music Hall, fortunately although it was cloudy and overcast and rainy, it was a light rain so we didn’t get soaked walking the few blocks.

This was our first trip to Radio City Music Hall and I must say the place is spectacular. I was limited on the picture taking both due to the fact they didn’t allow it during the show but also the lighting gave everything an Orangish hue, below is the stage as it was prior to the show starting.

Now on to the show –

The description as per the Cirque Website is as follows – Zarkana is an acrobatic rock opera that blends circus arts with the surreal to create a world where physical virtuosity rubs shoulders with the strange.

The story follows Zark, a magician who has lost his powers – and the love of his life – in an abandoned theatre populated by a motley collection of off-the-wall characters and incomparable acrobats. He runs into the Mutants, four sirens as sinister as they are fabulous, who are determined to divert him from his quest.

Zarkana is a visual vortex set in a slightly twisted musical and acrobatic fantasy universe where, little by little, chaos and craziness give way to festivity and love regained.

This show was AMAZING! Having previously only ever seen CDS shows on video or TV until we went to Vegas in May and saw Zumanity which I also thought was amazing. The 2 shows though are totally different. Where Zumanity is sensual, Zarkana is exciting and captivating with the music and the acts.

The show really did seem like a circus trying to find it’s way. There were acrobats, tight rope walkers, wheel of death, clowns, and the Ring Leader Zark. The scenery was amazing, the music beautiful, and at one point it seemed like the cast was never ending.

After the show on a reccomendation of a friend we had an early dinner at Serafina at the Time Hotel. I hardly ever have a hard time deciding on what to eat but the menu here left me in a quandary.

I started with a lovely Sangria

And for my entree I had the Rigatoni Bolognese. I must admit it did not dissapoint.

That was pretty much the bulk and the excitement for the weekend. Monday which was the actual holiday, we spent a couple hours at a friends parents house then came home and took a quick dip in the pool. Now it’s the tail end of the work week.

Coming up is a busy weekend for parades, I will be marching Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night this week….

3 thoughts on “Beautifully Bizarre

  1. It was a fabulous weekend, the rain did hold off mostly, only light drizzle.
    You left out the the cheap $12 parking, definitely a place to go again for more Theater shows.

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