A nine-hole minigolf course whose every obstacle was designed by a different local artist, plus a complimentary drink with each round -- we're in San Franciscos Mission District, right? Wrong. As construction finishes up along downtowns busiest stretch, Miamians are discovering all sorts of gems that lurked behind the orange cones -- and the Upper Eastside Garden is the most interesting. As if the booze and minigolf weren't enough to lure you, the UEG has a weekly outdoor film series, Janus Film Night, thats starting up again for the new year with two classics by recently deceased Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni.
LAvventura will be screened tonight. The 1960 film was Antonioni's first international success and the first of an informal trilogy about alienation in the modern world that concluded with L'Eclisse (1962), which will be screened next Thursday, January 17. The garden opens at 6 p.m., and films begin at 8. Admission is $7. Because the seating is outdoors, bring a blanket, come early, and dont feel alienated.
Thu., Jan. 10, 2008