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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.
The Great Gatsby doesn't hit theaters until May 10, but marketing for the movie is already in full swing with new posters, trailers, and promotional material being released on a near daily basis.
Now, publishing company Simon and Schuster has joined in on the fun with a sweepstakes that will send one lucky winner to the movie's New York City premiere.
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When it comes to food and travel they pretty much go hand in hand. That’s why we took a look at some citywide food festivals taking place this month, as checking out a new place with a side of delicious is always a good option. As the weather gets warmer it’s finally time to come out of hibernation, and here are three picks to do just that this April.
Pebble Beach Food and Wine
Just like the name indicates this food and wine event takes place over in Pebble Beach, California, as the chefs, cooks, and sommeliers are set to do their thing between April 4 and April 7. In total they’re offering up like 22 different wine tasting options, 8 different specialty dinners and lunches, and appearances from over 30 different chefs from around the globe.
As far as the events are concerned there are some pricier packages that include all kinds of different things, but if you are just looking to piece together your own options that’s fine too.
We found available wine and beer tasting events for as little as $100 per person, but if you’re looking for an interactive lunch or dinner—expect to shell out at least $200 per person. It might be a little bit of a splurge, but we say it’s worth it—maybe except for Guy Fieri Cooking Demonstration, as we’re pretty sure that’s available for free anytime you want over on Food Network.
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Have you ever wanted to walk on a major airport runway? Hopefully you never have to because of emergency circumstances (see an example of that here), but there is a legal (and safe) way to take a stroll one of New York-JFK's runways, and that's by registering for the JFK Runway Run 2013.
Okay, so its not so much a stroll as it is a full-fledged 5K race, but a portion of it does indeed include tramping on the longest runway at JFK, while aircraft are re-routed to land on a different runway during the race. Apparently the race has been around since the mid-1970s, which is pretty neat-o. Here's even more pertinent details to convince you to run:
No, this is definitely not an April Fools joke. North Carolina has declared that April will be "Beer Month" throughout the state. There are plenty of options for getting sloshed across all of NC, from a Beer Lover's Weekend at the O. Henry Hotel in Greensboro to a tour of the Front Street Brewery in Wilmington, to limited-edition beer flights in Blowing Rock.
The official NC Beer Month website has tons of event recommendations as well as a trip planner that focuses on specific regions (coast, mountains, piedmont).
Just make sure that you get some Bojangle's Chicken in between the beer runs.
HBO is gearing up for the season 3 premiere of Game of Thrones with a new interactive exhibition, opening today in midtown Manhattan.
The exhibit includes costumes and weapons from the show, as well as an interactive archery experience.
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Just last week we were all excited about the arrival of marshmallow Peeps at the Racine Art Museum over in Wisconsin. Not to worry—they’re still putting on their Peep exhibit—but there’s actually a few more places where you can see candy turned into art during the spring season. We just wonder when the chocolate bunnies are getting their own gallery space.
There must be something about the sugary candies and Wisconsin, as another seasonal selection of Peeps is now doing its thing at the Riverfront Arts Center in Stevens Point. Things here run through April 7, and last year there were around 1,300 or so peeple—ha—that came to check things out. This year there’s around 30 entries from both little kids and big kids, and they illustrate every thing from superheroes to a candy version of the Papal Conclave.
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It’s officially spring—at least according to the calendar—and that means it’s time to celebrate the season with chocolate bunnies, candy eggs, and plenty of jelly beans. Sure that stuff is traditionally brought out to celebrate Easter, but we’re pretty sure it tastes just as good no matter your religious affiliation or lack thereof. Of course one treat that takes seasonal candy to the next level are the trusty marshmallow Peeps. This year they taste even better, as they’re part of their very own art exhibit.
If you don’t call Wisconsin home you might want to start looking into some flights, as March 29 is when the exhibit opens up at the Racine Art Museum. They’ve been doing this for a few years now, and the fun is scheduled to run through Sunday April 14. It’s just what you imagine it to be, as artists of all ages are encouraged and welcomed to create their own masterpiece made of out of the candy.
The annual St. Croix Food & Wine Experience recently announced its line-up for 2013, including several events hosted by celebrity chefs and wine makers.
Taking place between April 14-20, 2013, the St. Croix Food & Wine Experience raises funds to support the educational, community, and economic development programs of the St. Croix Foundation.
If you've been getting bored of the usual beach activities—tanning, reading, building sand castles—then Pensacola, FL has one idea to liven things up. Next month, the state hosts its twenty-ninth annual mullet* toss, and it's exactly what it sounds like.
The Interstate Mullet Toss attracts up to 10,000 fish-flingers each year, who gather on the beach in Perdido Key and, yes, toss dead mullet across the Florida-Alabama state line.
Apparently, mullet are one of the area's most populous fish, and, according to the event's website, "are even said to possess mystical properties." Hopefully, one of those properties involves having a really, really good sense of humor, because if it were our corpses being flung over a state line, we'd be none too happy.
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These are the weird days. These are the days of blustery winds and wet afternoons, the days stuck in between winter and spring. In other words, these days are perfect for hitting museums and soaking in a little culture.
March and April are popular months for ending large exhibitions, so you've gotta get in while the getting's good.
Here the four museum exhibits we recommend you rush off to, right away:
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Got plans for Memorial Day Weekend yet? Well, now you do. This year's 4 day Sasquatch! Music Festival is slated to run from May 24th to 27th at The Gorge in the basalt cliffs above the Columbia River Gorge in Quincy, WA.
The musical lineup features more than 100 bands including Mumford & Sons, The Postal Service, Vampire Weekend, Arctic Monkeys, Cake, Imagine Dragons, Bloc Party and Elvis Costello, while Nick Offerman, Jenny Slate, Jon Daly, and Joe Mande will be among the performers gracing the comedy stage.