What with the full gamelan ensemble and a dance beforehand and singing during, I considered my two hours (and accompanying ticket dollars) well spent. There are two more shows tomorrow, one at 2 at the NWPC and one FOR FREE on the UW campus at Kane Hall at 8 PM. If you're the least bit interested, please skip the Oscars and go check this out instead. I studied gamelan for a year some 8 years ago, and to my knowledge this is the first time in the intervening years that a wayang has been presented, so GO GO GO.
Dinner beforehand was at the India Bistro in the U-District, where the guy screwed up and brought Chicken Tikka Masala ("'cause that's what everyone orders") instead of the minty stuff I ordered. The upshot was that, with coupon, we got THREE entrees for the price of one. And with that, lunch is taken care of for the entire week.
As a side note, this show could hardly have been more different than last night's trip to Dina Martina, but, well, all in a day's work, as it were.