Dear GYA, What is so dangerous about a kid like Ferris Bueller is he gives good kids bad ideas. The last thing I need at this point in my career is 1,500 Ferris Bueller disciples running around these halls. That’s why I need to catch him this time, to show these kids that the example he sets is a first-class ticket to nowhere. – Ed Rooney, principal, Glenbrook North High School
Oh, Ed, you sounded like Dirty Harry just then. I’d love to help you but it’s gonna be tough since there’s so much going on today. For starters, I know that the li'l punk likes art exhibits. So head over to The Chocolate, a dessert café, for Mathew Chatterley’s art show debut. He’s a local painter who’s known for his Utah-based landscape and figurative pieces. The show starts at 6 p.m.
Next, I would head over to Energy Solutions Arena for the Jazz and Timberwolves game. Remember, he’s a broke high school kid with no job so he’ll probably be found in the upper-bowl with those $8 tickets you can still get in advance. Tip-off starts at 7 p.m.
If you don’t spot him there, then head over to The Depot for the Rebelution concert. The four-piece reggae crew from Santa Barbara is also performing with celebrated Hieroglyphics emcee Pep Love and The Green. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. This one will probably sell out.
Other good spots for a truant high school student:
- At 10 p.m., a free screening of Robocop at Brewvies
- At 8 p.m., bar trivia with Geeks Who Drink at Lumpy's Downtown
- All-day art exhibit, Joshua Luther: Meaning at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
For today's complete list of shindigs, click here.
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