If you’ve been completely disconnected from the outside world for the past six or so months, we feel bad for you. That’s no way to go through life.
It’s also no way to learn that the presidential primary – the first in the nation – is upon us.
We’re not big on the political stuff here at the Insider, but we’re sure many of you are, so here is your official reminder to go out and vote. You know, if you want to.
If you’d like to participate in the democratic process, pick up a copy of the Monitor to find out where and when you should vote – the list simply will not fit in this space.
It’d be a real shame to miss out because you didn’t know where to go!
Wednesday has a tendency to be kind of a lackluster day, being right in the middle of the week and all.
A good way to spend this day is by going to Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. to hear Paul Heckel serenade you.
There’s just one condition: No heckling!
(Sorry, Paul, we had to do it.)
Speaking of music, Peggo Horstmann Hodes and Kent Allyn are all set to return for their well-loved Valentine’s Bach’s Lunch at the Concord Community Music School at 12:10 p.m.
This year’s lunch-hour concert will feature love songs that take audience members on a voyage to islands far away, with selections like “Somewhere Beyond the Sea,” “White Silver Sands” and the “Blue Bayou,” among others.
We’re not too familiar with any of those tunes, but we’re sure they’re just delightful – especially for a date.
Who doesn’t like to see a little skin?
Well, that’s not the whole point of going to see the Community Players of Concord perform Calendar Girls at the Concord City Auditorium, but it’s a nice little bonus.
What is Calendar Girls? Well, it’s a rollicking British play about a group of Yorkshire women creating an “alternative” calendar to raise money for a new settee for their local hospital – and it’s a true story.
It is a bit racy, though, and is intended for mature audiences.
Shows will be Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18.
For more info, visit communityplayersofconcord.org or call 344-4747.
We’re not trying to start a brawl here, we’re just telling it like it is: The other performance hall in town, the Capitol Center for the Arts, also has a show on Friday.
This one’s called “Rhapsody in Black,” which is LeLand Gantt’s one-man show.
Tickets are $20 or $15 for students, but you’ll need to set the alarm clock for this one – it’s a 10 a.m. show. Yikes. . . .
For more info, call 225-1111 or go to ccanh.com.
If you’re into getting up fairly early on the weekends, then you should know that from 10 a.m. to noon, the Kimball-Jenkins School of Art is hosting a Free Saturday Art Program.
Even if you don’t consider yourself an artist, you can still check out things like watercolor, acrylic paints, drawing, sculpture and ceramics. And, in case you’ve already forgotten, it’s free.
The program is open to the public with a snow date of Sunday.
To register, go to kimballjenkins.com or call 225-3932.
Looking to relieve some stress? Or maybe just looking to be poked with many pins? Either way, Concord Community Acupuncture, located at 7 Perley St., invites you to bring a friend for free to celebrate Valentine’s Day!
Stop by from 9 a.m. to noon to check it out. There’s a sliding fee scale of $15 to $35 per visit, so bring the wallet.
Appointments are required for this special, so you’ll want to call 715-1586 to reserve your spot.
This is Valentine’s Day. Make sure you circle the date on the calendar, or it could be your last Valentine’s Day in which you actually have a Valentine.
Now we know that so many restaurants/bars do special things for Valentine’s Day, but we only have so much paper (and ink), and therefore in fairness to everybody who has something going on, we’re not going to print anybody’s specials. We don’t want to highlight some places while leaving many others out.
So instead, do something special of your own on this day.
For the active Valentine, try sledding down the hill at White Park. Hopefully it isn’t all mud already.
If you’re not big on playing outside in the cold, try your hand at cooking an entire meal on your own. Your special someone will hopefully appreciate the effort.