Is it possible for the disastrousness of Friday the 13th to permeate the entire week? Circumstantial evidence alone leads me to affirm that it is indeed. Let me tell you how I really feel:
WHAT REALLY GRINDS MY GEARS
Everyone and everything.
“The Other Guys” stars Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell.
Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg make a great team in "The Other Guys," and it's the best thing Ferrell's done in quite some time I think he's hoping it will make us forget about "Land of the Lost." It has nearly about everything you could want in a summer movie: many hilarious moments, quoteable lines, some explosive action scenes, Eva Mendes. While it may be the best comedy I've seen this season, I'm still waiting for this year's "The Hangover" and as much as I enjoy Marky Mark and Ferrell going on a high-speed chase in a cocaine-covered Prius, "The Other Guys" just isn't quite it.
THE PLACE TO BE THIS WEEKEND
Champion Midget Wrestling comes to Walleye Willie's on Sunday. Danny Campbell, one of the wrestlers, has been in the ring for 28 years now. Originally from Canada, wrestling has taken him to eight different countries, fulfilling a childhood dream.
"I've made a name for myself," Campbell said.
Describing midget wrestling as "little guys in the ring together, beating the hell out of each other," Campbell says he loves what he does. "I hope it will inspire others who want to do it."
Check it out for yourself Sunday, with a meet-and-greet before the show and an autographing session afterward; wrestling from 4 to 6 p.m.; music by The Ozone Rangers from 6 to 10 p.m.; hot dogs, hamburgers and a chicken barbecue; and a special power hour from 4 to 5 p.m.; and a dunk tank for the wrestlers. Tickets for the event is $12 pre-sale and $15 at the door. It will be held rain or shine, and in the event of rain, festivities will be under a giant tent. For tickets or more information, stop at Walleye Willie's or e-mail Jim Payne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about midget wrestling, search for Champion Midget Wrestling on Facebook to find their page.
GET OUT OF TOWN
A pair of experimental noise shows will be happening in the area over the next few days.
First up is Black Bloc and Pacing at the Labyrinth Press Company in Jamestown on Friday the 13th. The show starts at 7 p.m. and donations are appreciated. The Labyrinth is located at 12 E. Fourth St.
The second is on Monday, Aug. 16 at the Gateway Gallery in Buffalo. This show features Noveller and Unfact. Noveller is the electric guitar manipulations of Sarah Lipstate. She has played with Parts & Labor and Cold Cave in addition to her solo work. Unfact is the ambient noise looping project of David Wm. Sims. Sims is the bass player for much loved 1990s post-punk stalwarts the Jesus Lizard. The show starts at 9 p.m. and is 21 and up. The Gateway Gallery is located at 141 Elmwood Ave. in Buffalo.
April Diodato is the OBSERVER Lifestyles editor. Give her the dish on what's happening at email@example.com