By Scott Pukos
Obviously you'll be ringing in the end of 2015/beginning of 2016 with kazoos and high-fives (I did a study, there's no other way to do it), but what about when the confetti settles? What will 2016 bring? Those are super great questions! Here are some things we'll have for you in 2016 (in the form of New Year's resolutions)!
Resolution #1: Treat yourself (treat yo self). Yeah, eating healthy and exercising are popular and important resolutions, but also, it's nice to give yourself a reward too. So, don't be afraid to indulge in that delicious Little popcorn, or your favorite pastry from our cafe (confession: the gingerbread wheel truly is a delight. I've consumed the entire thing in a way that I'm not proud of).
Resolution #2: Dance more. It's just a fact that dancing makes you feel good. We're going to help you exercise your right to dance this year with the debut of The Little Concert Series presented by Different Radio.
The series kicks off with Kaki King's "The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body" at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25. Here's a link for tickets and to check out King's performance of a tune called "Carmine Street." If you can't click the link at the moment then one, thanks for reading this while you're at work, and two, I can tell you she truly puts on a show during her shows. The music itself is very cinematic and accentuates a slew of stunning visuals (you can get a taste for these colorful images in the above picture).
We'll continue to showcase local talent in the cafe during the week as well. I've really gotten into music by Rochester favorites like Watkins and the Rapiers over the past few months, and I'm excited to watch some of my other favorites perform on the Little stage (including Talking Under Water, who I profiled for 585 Magazine.)
Resolution #3: More date nights. Romance is always a plus. I like to think The Little has it all for a date night: dinner, drinks and dessert in the cafe, along with art and music in that same spot. After your belly is full and your mind is creatively engaged, you can snuggle up in a theater and catch a movie. I mean, is there anything more romantic than sharing a bag of Little popcorn? You can't quit Lady and the Tramp-style kiss with it, but that's only a minor issue.
Resolution #4: Consume more great stories. We'll keep delivering our signature attractions --indie, foreign, Oscar-contending, and gloriously weird films, along with our continuing series (MONDO, One Take Dos, etc.) ... plus a few new surprises (a tease I know, don't worry, details are coming soon).
Resolution #5: Continue to be awesome. This one is for all of you. Your support and love for The Little truly is awesome. I can't thank you enough. Stay incredibly awesome!