If you’re chomping at the bit for Halloween fun, cool your heels. This week’s slate of activities has some spooky surprises, sure, but it’s important to balance those out with enriching, cultural events. And honestly, these four happenings definitely check that box. If you need more motivation to read on, I have two little words for you: Tom. Hanks. Better the world through film.
This week’s slate of activities is a bit TV heavy, but why not? After all, you’ve probably been on more than a few pilot auditions or at least dreamed of one day starring in a sitcom. Let yourself be inspired by the story of a cast on a hit network comedy or hear the king of bringing weird cinema to the small screen tell his story. Or, you know, slink down in your seat while listening to real teenage diary entries. As you do. Take in a silent-film doubleheader.
From opera to live scores to movie ranches, whatever your week is looking like (or whatever you want it to look like), make sure you check out this slate of events. And if you’ve only got time for one extracurricular, we’ve got a succinct, affordable acting class guaranteed to fit into your busy schedule. But we’d recommend making some time for these other activities, too! Take a weeknight scene-study class. You want a cheap but effective acting class, you say?
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".