Tag: EventsView All Tags
How To Get Tickets To / Wanderlust Festival / Music Festivals / Yoga Festivals / Yoga Travel / Fitness Travel / Events / Live Music Travel / → All Tags
The Wanderlust Festival, which brings together top yoga instructors, speakers, and acclaimed musicians in popular outdoor venues, has announced its full 2014 schedule.
Winter events will be take place February 28-March 2, 2014 in Termas de Chillan, Santiago, Chile and February 27-March 2, 2014 at O'ahu's Turtle Bay Resort. But that's not all.
Art Basel / Miami Travel / Lists / Florida Travel / Art Travel / Events / Art Basel Miami Beach 2013 / Packing List / → All Tags
This week is arty-farty all right, as December 5 - 8 runs Art Basel Miami Beach, an annual collection of modern art fairs that attracts 50,000 visitors to do some $500 million in sales. Of course that's just the tip of the iceberg, as Basel is just as much about the societal buzz of the week as it is about the serious artwork and structured events. To enjoy it all and come out swinging, there's five things to have on you at all times during Art Basel:
· A good guide to the fairs.
Every year brings new satellite fairs to compliment the original Art Basel offering in Miami Beach's Convention Center. The only issue is that the area has grown, and now Wynwood's Context and downtown Miami's River Art Fair are draws of their own. To know what's on when, for how much, and how to direct your taxi there, we like the Miami New Times' .pdf guide, and the HuffPost has broken down some of the better talks and workshops throughout the week.
· Good shoes.
In short, this means no flip flops. Even poolside hang-outs are better served by wearing slip-on espadrilles, as Art Basel brings dressier requirements to Miami Beach. Now factor in that you'll be bouncing around all 80-degree day between art fairs, food, your hotel, and parties, and style-forward, dependable shoes become the best option.
New York City / Historical Travel / Holiday Travel / Events / Christmas Travel / Retro Travel / Vintage Travel / Subways / → All Tags
'Tis the season for New York City to unearth its transportation gems in the name of holiday fun, as the Big Apple again runs their special annual historic subway trains and city buses.
The subway train is the main attraction, and though it's technically called the "Nostalgia Shoppers' Special Train," you'll hear it referred to as the "vintage train" much more often. Clanking down the rails between Queens and the East Village, the train is an amalgam of rolling stock from the 1930s through 1950s.
A ride on the train costs the same as every other MTA ride—$2.25—and passengers are allowed to hop on/off at any stop just as if it were a normal subway train; the big difference is that the vintage train quickly turns into a party!
Once again this year more than 10,000 film fans are expected to brave the cold for the Whistler Film Festival.
From Dec. 4 - 8, the fest will screen 84 films from 14 countries including River Phoenix’s final film, Dark Blood, Cas & Dylan, starring Richard Dreyfuss and directed by Jason Priestley, Quebec’s highest grossing film Louis Cyr, and The Crash Reel, a documentary about snowboarder Kevin Pearl.
Eclipses / Science Travel / Eclipse Travel / Weather / Travel News / Events / Eclipse Viewing / Kentucky Travel / → All Tags
Consider this fair warning for a planetary event that hasn't happened in almost 100 years. Now is the time to get planning to make sure you don't miss the big total solar eclipse, even if it isn't due for another three years.
The moon is tracking to pass between Earth and the Sun in 2017, blocking the direct rays of the largest star. This event, occurring August 21 2017, will be the first time since 1918 that an eclipse will pass across the United States, from coast to coast. This means that the lower 48 will have opportunities to see a significant portion of the eclipse.
Something even slightly similar hasn't occurred since 1979, when the Pacific Northwest got a view, and in 1991, when Hawaii was treated to a total solar eclipse.
Beer Festivals / Drinking Travel / Events / California Travel / Pennsylvania Travel / Holiday Travel / Thanksgiving Travel / → All Tags
The commercials for sales have started, Starbucks has their seasonal selections, and of course the local Target is already stocking Christmas trees, lights, and decorations—it may be November but it’s time to celebrate the season. Even beer festivals are getting in the mood well in advance, so here’s a couple holiday and winter brew fests where you can toast to the season a little bit early.
BevMo! Holiday Beer Fest - San Francisco
Free that ugly holiday sweater from the plastic bin under your bed, as it’s time to celebrate the season at the BevMo! Holiday Beer Fest in San Francisco. This year’s events take place on November 21—the Thursday before Thanksgiving—between 6pm and 10pm at the Fort Mason Center. Organizers are promising over 200 different seasonal and specialty beers, brews, sips, and ciders from over 100 different breweries. Tickets will set you back $45 in advance, and don’t forget your ID—it’s 21 and older only.
Live Music Travel / Festival Travel / Music Festivals / Austin Travel / Texas Travel / Music Travel / Events / → All Tags
It might have one of the worst names in festival history, but it sure has caught on and gathered attention as a pretty big deal in Austin, a city that doesn't take its music lightly. The Fun Fun Fun Fest returns for its 8th year on November 8-10 with a lineup that goes well beyond music to showcase stand-up comedy, alternative sports, and the local food scene.
In addition to big acts like Snoop Dog (Lion), M.I.A., and Slayer, the FFF Fest will feature dozens of musicians as well as comedians, led by Sarah Silverman and Tenacious D. You can see the full lineup here. There will also be some extreme sports on site, including vert ramp skating and biking, wrestling (there's apparently a ring), and the good ole' fashioned Texas favorite, the mechanical bull.
We know that there’s plenty of cider and associated apple goodness arriving this weekend in Massachusetts, but if that’s not enough there’s even more autumn awesomeness heading to Virginia in just a couple of weeks. However, instead of just dedicating a few days to their festivities the state really gets into things, as they have Cider Week Virginia that runs between November 15 and November 24—actually that’s like more than just a week, cheers!
There’s a whole website dedicated to all things cider, so you can navigate toward exactly what you need. There’s listings for events, locations, news, and—best of all—hard cider. There are cheese and cider workshops, opportunities to learn about what pairs well with what, and cider flights at the vineyard. Albemarle CiderWorks, Blue Bee Cider, Bock Rock Hard Cider, are more are all getting in on the fun, and they’re eager to share—and for you to buy—some of their seasonal selections.
At this point in the season the fall festivals are becoming few and far between; however, that doesn’t mean that all the seasonal goodies are gone for the year. There’s one last chance to raise a glass of cider and toast to the autumn, as Franklin County CiderDays arrives in Franklin County, Massachusetts on November 2 and 3. This is the 19th year they’ve been running things, so at this point we can only assume that they know what they’re doing.
The festival celebrates all things cider, as orchard tours, cider making, workshops, and tastings are all part of the experience. If you enjoy apples—or just enjoy spending some time in the cool crisp air—this is probably worth your time, and best of all there’s no admission to check most things out.
Architecture Travel / Design Travel / Open House Worldwide / OHNY / Chicago Travel / Barcelona Travel / Greece Travel / Tel Aviv Travel / Israel Travel / Spain Travel / Melbourne Travel / Australia Travel / London Travel / Events / → All Tags
If you didn't make it to this past weekend's Open House New York festival and are salivating over your friends' (or our own) cool shots of some hidden gems, don't fret. All is not lost. NYC is not the only city to swing open its doors and invite the public into spaces that usually never see the light of day, or at least the flash of cameras.
Open House Worldwide is a project that started in London in 1992 by Open-City to profile the effect that excellent design, planning and regeneration of the contemporary city can have on the quality of people's lives. Celebrating its 21st birthday this year, the program has expanded toyou've guessed it21 cities across the globe.
Here's what Open House events are coming up next:
Events / TWA / T5 at JFK / OHNY / New York City / JFK / Airports / Retro Travel / Design Travel / Architecture Travel / Travel Photography / → All Tags
SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY!
The TWA Flight Center at New York's JFK Airport will again be open to the public for this one day: Sunday, October 13. And it may be the last time to view the building in as close to Saarinen's original plans as possible, since rumors of hotel development are approaching fact.
The reason? The 11th annual openhousenewyork festival (OHNY), a weekend event that flings open private doors to showcase typically hidden gems of the city. Last year was only the second instance of the TWA Flight Center welcoming hoards of the curious and, even better, access was (and still will be) free!
How To Get Tickets To / TV Travel / Halloween Travel / New York City / Events / Zombie Travel / → All Tags
There is about to be a zombie invasion in New York City.
Just in time for the Sunday's season 4 premiere of The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead Escape is headed to NYC on Saturday, Oct. 12.
For this one-night only experience, The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will be transformed into a post-apocalyptic obstacle course that "survivors" will navigate while "walkers" chase them. The event was become a staple at San Diego Comic-Con but this is the first time the haunted house/cardio workout has been held in New York.