I had made no plans this weekend, but cooked up some darn good curry on Friday night and caught up with a friend from way back, watched the rain come in at Edgewater, added more plants to the garden, and got hooked up with two free Cleveland Orchestra tickets for a night of 21st century composers.
I think subconsciously, I expect classical music to be "pretty" even when it's modern, but I also listened to a lot of Sonic Youth and ended up seeing several Kent noise bands back in the day so I can dig the discordancy and noise as well. I didn't know what to expect with each piece and found myself pleasantly surprised by the Worker's Union piece with the electric viola.
I don't really know what to listen for but having the roommate along who's played these pieces and has an ear for the classical really gave me a lot of insight. I felt like I knew something about all this by the end of the night. And the people watching was fabulous.
Also hit up Tremont for some yard-saling, got some good painting in, and my landlord put a porch swing in the back yard that hangs from the silver maple, which just added another dimension of awesome to the new place.