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The Cannes Film Festival is in full swing, which means film's biggest stars have descended on the French Riviera along with the crowds jostling to have a look at them. If you're in that mix and hoping for a new Facebook photo with Leo DiCaprio, check out our list of the best places to spot the A (and B) listers this year:
On May 25, Nikki Beach hold its annual Cannes party which always draws a famous crowd. Past attendees have included Woody Allen, Michael Douglas, Penelope Cruz, and Ryan Gosling.
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Leonardo DiCaprio might have said best when he compared going to Cannes to entering the helicopter scene in La Dolce Vita. "It's an insane experience," he explained. "The entire town is turned into a red carpet. Every hotel is a premiere. But at the same time, it is the mecca for the world to celebrate filmmaking and bold filmmaking."
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We hope you’re familiar with the story of Nathan Sawaya, the lawyer-turned-artist who ditched his legal career for his true passion: playing with LEGOs. Nathan has taken the humble building block we all know from when we were little and used it to create pieces of art to delight all ages, making his exhibit The Art Of The Brick a runaway success.
As part of its global tour, The Art Of The Brick will be hitting New York next month, opening on June 14 at Discovery Times Square. Tickets are already on sale, but first we have a preview for you today, having had a chance to check it out in Singapore, where it’s on its current run in the Art Science Museum at the giant Marina Bay Sands complex.
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We don't know about you, but the idea of running on an actual runwaywhile aircraft go about their usual flying businesssounds awesome. So awesome, that in fact we just finished one such 5k (on JFK's major runway) and can't wait to do it again. Thus, we did some research and discovered there are SEVEN upcoming runway runs, six in the US and one in Canada:
· Bellevue AFB 7-mile Runway Run
Where: Bellevue, Nebraska. A course through Bellevue-Offutt Air Force Base and on the runway "through a formation of Air Force planes."
Date: Sunday, May 12
Official site & entry form
The St. Croix Food & Wine Experience isn't just a good excuse to pig out; it's also an important fundraising event for the St. Croix Foundation.
The foundation provides leadership and community development to directly serve the people of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Among the many organizations that benefit from the annual event are the local food service industry and the students of the St. Croix Career and Technical Educational Complex (CTEC).
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All logos should be made of mini cupcakes
On May 24, Delta debuts the massive extension of Terminal 4 at New York-JFK International Airport to travelers. No need to wait that long to peek at brand-spanking-new space and its staggeringly massive 24,000-square-foot SkyClub (with first ever SkyDeck!), however; last night the airline opened a pop-up space in Soho to show off ahead of time.
The spotcalled "Delta T4 Xperience," or "T4X" for shortwill be open to the public Tuesday thru Sunday from 11am to 3pm, from now until May 22. The first level boasts exhibits to virtually "tour" the new terminal, plus a vending machine churning out Delta-branded freebies (a mirror, luggage tag, passport holder or cold drink cup). Head up to the second story for some Nespresso caffeination and a preview of the highly anticipated SkyDeck.
Now, for the really good part:
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The weather is getting warmer, and May has officially arrived on the calendar. That means it’s time to head outdoors and reconnect with nature—or at least just visit the critters over at the neighborhood zoo. Sure we love to see the animals do their thing, but it’s even better with a beverage in one hand. Here’s three brew at the zoo events taking place this May.
Brew at the Zoo – Zoo Miami
It’s already time for Zoo Miami to do their brew at the zoo thing, as the animals and exhibits are waiting for you to swing by on Saturday, May 4 between 7 and 11pm. Despite its location at the zoo, it sounds like this event is one of the biggest beer festivals in the city. Plenty of brewers and breweries will be in attendance, and they’re promising more than 100 different lagers and ales to sip and sample. Unlimited samples are yours to enjoy for just $35—in advance—or $40 at the door. The fun rounds itself out with plenty of live music including an appearance by Naughty by Nature—remember them?
Can't wakeup without a double espresso, a cappuccino or a few scoops of Folgers? (Well, maybe not Folgers.) Whether you take it black, foamy or sugary, the londoncoffeefestival.com has you covered.
The flagship of UK Coffee Week™, this annual four-day gathering has been caffeinating 15,000 coffee aficionados and professionals since 2010. This is a very popular event and, even with tickets (which you should buy beforehand if you expect to get in), you'll find yourself queuing outside the venue waiting for your specific entry time to arrive.
Let's face it, sometimes we all feel a little out of place at art galleries. Some are stuffy, the free ones are crawling with kids (literally), and others feel more like convenience stores with the gift shops pushing touristy trinkets which have nothing to do with the art hanging on the walls.
While we can all appreciate the masters, sometimes we need to be inspired by fresh, new artists injecting their techniques and talent into vector graphics, sculpture and good old brush and canvas. The best place to see this type of work is at Pick Me Up London.
Pick Me Up London is the UK's original graphic arts festival, held annually at Somerset House in London. The 11-day festival focuses on contemporary graphic art, design and illustration. It consists of two floors of paintings, colorful giclée prints, zines, lectures and demonstrations, and a chance to meet some of the artists behind it all.
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Let's race! Running shoes? Check. Healthy breakfast? Check. Warm-up stretches? Check. A runway course at New York's busiest international airport? CHECK.
This past Sunday, April 14, nearly 1,000 runners and aviation enthusiasts resisted hitting the "Snooze" button and got their butts to JFK Airport for the 41st Annual JFK Runway Run. The 5K course actually closes a major runway to air traffic, while the rerouted aircraft continue landing and taking off like normal on other runways. No earplugs needed, but most runners had a camera in hand.
Registration was $25 in advance and $30 onsite. We were lazy and showed up at 7am for the 9am race to ensure we secured a last-minute spot. Come to find out that our worry was all for naught; anyone who showed up and paid was welcome to race.
The 963 participants were runners and walkers of all ages and ability levels, and even those in wheelchairs were welcome to have a pusher. We watched as one little girl, who couldn't have been older than 8, spent her time walking the runway and taking iPhone photos of planes. Very cute. Meanwhile, the serious runners were probably well into their lunches; the fastest times were just over 20 minutes while the slowest (ours) was 1 hour and 20 minutes. Yes, we proudly finished 963rd on account of all the aircraft distractions.
A similar event in Austin, TX
Remember that episode of The Simpsons where Homer has to coat his mouth with wax in order to withstand some really hot chili peppers? That should help you prep for New York City's first-ever Hot Sauce Expo, which will go down at East River Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on April 20.
Events during the two-day festival include a hot-sauced-laced-brownie-eating contest and a chicken cookoff. If you just want to wander around looking for trouble, there are plenty of places to buy and sample hot sauces and other spicy snacks from brands like Volcanic Peppers and Deception Salsa. The expo is also focusing on NYC-area brands like A & B American Style and Long Island's High River Sauces.
Pack your sunscreen...and a few gallons of water.
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Sundance London kicks off on April 25 at The O2 where film fans and music fans can enjoy the best of both worlds.
The Sundance Institute has curated a selection of film and panel programming that will not only present new work by independent filmmakers, but will also explore the interplay between independent film and music.