The Bard’s Town #ThursdayDoors

Last Sunday, I spent the night with our #4 Daughter, the amazing Sara Marian, and Zak, her amazing Significant Other. They took me with them to The Bard’s Town, where Zak treated us to a scrumptious dinner and equally scrumptious beers.

But the point of the excursion was the live music. On the first Sunday of the month, The Bard’s Town presents live gypsy jazz! I think all the musicians are gadjo (non-gypsy), but they’re damn good, anyway.

The show was great! Even greater was the atmosphere. Most people there are regulars, and they’re like a family. People from different tables get up and dance together in the tiny spaces between tables, folks in the audience are not just welcome to sing along, they’re encouraged to. The band threw a birthday party for a special friend the night I was there, and everybody got cake.


Yeah, I went out to the table, having taken a picture of the tiny door, and Sara says, “What’s behind it?” I said, “I don’t know.” She said, “YOU DIDN’T OPEN IT????” I said, “That would be rude.” Zak said, “Knock first.” Sara said, “Come on!” So we went back, knocked, and opened the door. Apparently, its only purpose is to show those who open it the picture and sentiment. And I would have missed it, without Sara and Zak.

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A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: What might have been behind that tiny door?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “The Bard’s Town #ThursdayDoors

  1. Ally Bean

    February 7, 2019 at 8:14am

    That little door is a hoot. Very clever. I’ve never heard of gypsy jazz but I like the mere idea of it. I’m glad you had a fun evening.

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      Marian Allen

      February 7, 2019 at 1:37pm

      Oh, it was thoroughly delightful! The jazz was over at 8:30, so we went back to the apartment and watched The Avengers (the superheroes, not Mr. Steed and Mrs. Peel). Also a hoot!

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  2. Daniel Antion

    February 7, 2019 at 11:17am

    I love that little door! I’m glad you opened it – rude, schmood.

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  3. Norm 2.0

    February 7, 2019 at 5:18pm

    Yay to being daring enough to open that little door. Love the sentiment that’s found behind it. So much fun 🙂

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      Marian Allen

      February 8, 2019 at 3:07pm

      I would never have opened the door, if it hadn’t been for my daughter. She was always braver than I. 😀

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  4. Manja Mexi Movie

    February 7, 2019 at 5:19pm

    Eeeeexcellent! Everything, the night, and the little door and what it says, and the music, and great young people.

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