5 Friyays: December 13

5 Friyays: December 13

Friday the 13th carries some horror connotations, and for a lot of our friends waking up in the U.K. to the election result this morning – it does feel like a horror show. This signals some tough times ahead for everyone – regardless of your position on Brexit – and so I’m doing five things that are making me happy this week. 

In the Heights

I am buying a ticket to this the minute Fandango lets me. I have loved this musical since it was released, and this trailer has done nothing but make me MORE excited to see it. The story of Usnavi, a dreamer from Washington Heights, and his neighborhood… ugh, I don’t have words.

Red Bucket Follies Raises $5.6M

Twice a year, the Broadway community comes together to fundraise for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS – a fantastic organization that provides funds for other organizations on the front lines of caring for folks living with HIV & AIDS. This year’s fall fundraiser managed $5.6m and that’s amazing! 

Nailed It: Holiday

I’ve been on a bit of bed rest this past bit due to a procedure (I’m fine), but I’ve been binging Netflix like I haven’t since grad school. One of the greatest things that brought me joy this week was the holiday editions of Nailed It! – the show that celebrates Pinterest fails. If you have access to a Netflix login and enjoy laughing, I can’t recommend it enough.

NPR’s Book Concierge

So, I love year-end lists. I love writing them, I love reading them, I love making giant library hold lists off of them. My favorite literary one of them all is from NPR – because it’s insanely searchable and intersectional. If you’re looking for a gift or for a book for vacation or just want to see if you missed anything that was really good this year, head over to the concierge.

Wonder Woman

I love this story and this whole world so much and I knew that Patty Jenkins would give us a good sequel, but this trailer blew my mind. Also! Steve!

 

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That’s all from me this week, folks. Dr. Erin will see you next week for another round of things we think you should know. 



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