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Remember "The Odyssey?" Yeah, I don't really either.

Halloween’s always been kind of an “eh” holiday for me.  Maybe it’s because I live in San Francisco, where almost every weekend gives you an excuse to dress up in some ridiculous ensemble and get wasted at 10am (read:  B2B, Pride Weekend, WORLD SERIES) or maybe I’m just not very creative in my costuming.  I don’t actually love candy that much either, so that could also be part of it.

Anyway, if you’re like me and want to lay low on Sunday, let me propose a couple hours of culture in Berkeley.  Grafted Cede Theatre and Theatre Témoin are having an informal showing of “Nobody’s Home” at noon on Sunday, which the website describes as a modern retelling of “The Odyssey.”  I love all that modern retelling shit, so this is completely up my alley.  What DID happen when Odysseus came home?  Actually, we know the answer to that (and by “we” I mean English majors — high fives all around!).  But this project is straight off of its London tour and sounds pretty sweet.  Plus, all proceeds go towards a free workshop series for local veterans, so you can feel like you did something good this weekend instead of getting shitfaced and waking up with a random dude/broad dressed up as Brian Wilson.

If you plan to see the play, RSVP to or (858)345-0759 with your name, phone number, and number of guests attending.  Pretty easy and doesn’t require spending $100 on a hot dog costume.

“Nobody’s Home” Informal Showing @ Firehouse North Gallery Sunday, October 31, 12pm 1790 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley Suggested donation:  $10

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Christy Jovanelly - Cheapskate Commentator

Christy Jovanelly - Cheapskate Commentator

When Christy announced she was leaving her family's Southern California home and moving to San Francisco, her mom said, "Have fun in that den of sin." This is the only (however sarcastic) advice Christy has ever taken from her mom, who also told her to join and cover her eyes during sex scenes in movies. Christy puts her creative writing degree to good use by locating the typos on Chinese food menus and spends most of her time challenging friends to all-you-can-eat contests and trying to get that one bartender at Zeitgeist to smile.

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