DUCK, DUCK, EAGLE: Coach Chip Kelly is moving up in the bird world. He used to be a non-aggressive waterfowl from Oregon; now he’s a talon-wielding bird of prey from South Philly. Figuratively, of course. Kelly debuts tonight as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles with a matchup against the Washington Redskins. Eagles fans are hoping he can bring that same high-powered attack he concocted as coach/offensive guru of the Oregon Ducks. We’ll find out at 7 p.m. on ESPN.
ODD BODKINS: This just in, Wednesday is “Odd Day.” Now, before you go out and wear a watermelon on your head or take up the ukulele and start singing “Tiptoe Through the Tulips,” remember it’s not THAT kind of “odd.” Odd Day celebrates a numerical “holiday” on which three consecutive odd numbers make up the date. There was Jan. 3, 2005 or 1/3/5, the next was March 5, 2007 (3/5/7) and so on. And so, this Wednesday is 9/11/13 — the second last Odd Day of the century. Celebrate as you wish. But if it does involve a ukulele, do it far away from me.
THEY HAVE TO PUSH THE PRAM A LOT: They’re not knights of the round table, although they dance whenever they’re able. They do routines and chorus scenes with footwork im-pecc-able. They dine well here on North Main Street, they eat ham and jam and put on the play “Spamalot!” … OK, that was bad, but if you want to hear that song done well, check out the Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre’s presentation of the Monty Python-inspired musical. Shows are going on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and at 3 p.m. Sunday. It is a silly place, and you’ll want to go there.
LIL’ COOKERS: Conventional wisdom holds if you let kids loose in a kitchen you’ll end up with Pop-Tarts soup or chocolate-flavored baloney. Plus, you’ll get a mess that makes the old West Side Landfill look like Disneyland. But let’s not be so pessimistic. The Young Chef’s Academy has declared that Friday is “Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day” – a day to let your little Mario Batali help plan and make dinner. See, if they trust the kids in the kitchen, so should you.
BUT WAIT … THERE’S MORE: Do you like music? And cars? Then, you’d probably enjoy an event called the “Music and Motors” festival, wouldn’t you? Well, Montage Mountain is willing to take that one better. This Sunday, they’ll be putting on “Music, Motors and More On The Mountain.” The all-day event features a host of bands, including area favorites The Badlees, a classic car show and an ethnic food festival and craft show. (That would qualify as the “more.”) Tickets are $10.