explore… weekend events (1/30 – 2/1/02)

Hi everyone!  It’s Amy Forrester, back to update you on weekend events!  Sorry for deserting you last weekend, but a big “thanks” to Lillie Troyer for letting everyone know about Winterfest!  Hope that you all went and had a fabulous time.  I’ve had this funky crud that has been going around, and was so sick last week I couldn’t even type.  So, I heartily recommend SERIOUS handwashing and sanitizing right now – if you haven’t had it yet, you don’t want it!!!

This coming weekend is the sports fanatic family’s dream!

Saturday, January 31st at 3:00, ASU Men’s Basketball faces off with Furman at the Holmes Convention Center www.goasu.com

Then, of course, we are coming up on Super Bowl Sunday! Don’t feel like having a get-together at your house with all of that clean-up?  Have the kids but don’t want them spending their Sunday in a smoky bar?  Always wished you had a big-screen TV just for Super Bowl Sunday?  Here’s your answer:

Sunday, February 1st at 6:00, Dragonfly Theater will show the Super Bowl on the big screen! www.dragonflytheater.com

Not so big on the sporting events but want to get your family out on the town this weekend?

Consider Sunday Brunch at Canyons! With the smooth jazz sounds of the Todd Wright and Friends and the family-friendly menu (my girls heartily recommend the smiley-face pancake with the bacon mouth), you can’t go wrong for a nice family time.  Todd’s tunes will quiet the most difficult toddlers, and if your family is made up of 5 or more, they will even hold you a table!  Call for reservations…. 828-295-7661 or check out www.CanyonsBR.com.  If you can’t make it out of the house, stream Todd’s music through your computer at home with the Live BandCam at www.CanyonsBR.com/bandcam.html.

One of my family’s favorite wintertime outings is the movies, and there is no shortage of family-friendly theater fare this weekend! Showing at Regal currently are Hotel for Dogs (I saw this with both of my girls and it is extremely heart-warming; much more plot than I expected), Inkheart (I also saw this one with my 5 year old – exciting adventure movie for everyone, with plenty of references to classic literature to spawn later discussion and library visits), and Paul Blart:Mall Cop (I have to tell you, this one does not enthuse me, but the previews show enough silly physical comedy to send my kids into roaring belly laughs, so I will probably break down and see it, too).

As always, I welcome your suggestions or corrections!  Please leave a comment to let us know what you’re thinking!




  1. I took my kids ( 8 and 6) to see Mall Cop! We loved it! It is a great story and funny!

  2. Anna Lynch says

    Thanks for the great info. I’d love to see you add the events going on at ASU, as well. I know they have movies and many other types of performances, regularly. One of my personal favorites is the live jazz on Monday nights at the coffee shop in the student union. Starts at 8pm and it’s free.

  3. Amy Forrester says

    Thanks, Anna! I have been only doing weekend events, and I do check the ASU website, but if there is interest, I’d be happy to do events for the whole week! Let me know what you guys think. I appreciate you taking the time to read my post! 🙂

  4. Amy,
    I saw Hotel for Dogs with my kids too and I loved it! I must admit that I even shed a few tears along with our 9 year old daughter. 🙂