Mount Helix Park
“Friends! Romans! Countrymen! Lend me your ears!” This could be you, holding forth from the sunken stage of one of the best li’l sky-kissing amphitheaters outside Elysian Fields. We’re talking the amphitheater on top of Mount Helix, 1365 feet above sea level, a place that feels like a recently dug-up ancient Greek open-air theater. Official events happen up there, like the Easter Sunrise celebration, but most of the time it sits in splendid isolation, waiting for creative people like you. Why not put a little spontaneous play together and head on up? It’s an awesome experience. Best time is the hour or so before sunset, when the view out to Hawaii goes all spectacular. Of course, you can’t take any grog, and no blaring sound systems, and people have to be gone by sunset. But this is one of the freest places to find yourself. Or become someone else…Et tu, Brute?