Disco Drama & r & During Saturday night's Shakespeare in the Park event in the Lilac Meadow, speakers at a Convention Center party across the river were blaring a familiar refrain -- "Do a little dance, make a little love, get down tonight!" -- marking the first time in history that Romeo has wooed Juliet to the sound of K.C. and the Sunshine Band.
Not iambic pentameter, maybe, but they got the emotions right.
Director Nike Imoru followed conventional scenes with all-male duets -- making Petruchio's rough wooing of Kate in The Taming of the Shrew, for example, a bit more physical and more of a wit-battle. Lounging on picnic blankets, thousands of spectators giggled and clapped. And the fireworks arrived right on cue.
Hilarity in Hillyard & r & Highlights of the 93rd Hillyard Hi-Jinks at Harmon Sharpley Park (at Market and Bismark) this weekend: Saturday's 10 am parade, with afternoon skating and boxing in the evening. Call 489-1122.
Aluminum Men & r & With all the hoopla surrounding the Coeur d'Alene Ironman triathlon, folks tend to forget that there's a half-Ironman in these parts, too. On Sunday morning, starting at 7 am in Medical Lake, about 250 hardy souls will swim 1.2 miles, bike 56 miles over to Cheney and up through Riverside State Park before beginning a 13.1-mile run from Riverfront Park out to Boulder Beach (on Upriver Drive) and return. Waterfront Park in Medical Lake and Riverfront Park are the best viewing spots -- since they're covering 70.3 miles, you ought to cheer them on.