Choose three of your favorite songs. Queue the iPod, CD player or the turntable. Turn up the volume and dance in your living room. Repeat as desired.
“Dinner at my house is sacred. Not in the ‘God-is-there-at-the-head-of-the-table-watching-us-use-our-knives-and-forks-incorrectly’ sacred. But in the no-cell-phones, no-videos, just-eat-and-talk-with-the-people-around-you sacred. It’s hard to enforce when it’s a guest who doesn’t know the rules, but if it’s just our family, everyone knows to leave their phones in the other room. We only see each other for two to three hours a day, why not be attentive?” (David Lubensky)
It may not be Italy, but it’s the Venice we know and love and the The Venice Beach Biennial is just another reason why. This weekend event makes tongue-in-cheek reference to the “real” Venice Biennale, by transforming the famed Venice Beach Boardwalk into an outdoor exhibition venue. Over the course of the weekend, 50+ fine artists will set up vending stands alongside boardwalk artists to exhibit new work, display site-specific installations, and present live performances. Don’t miss the funky fun.
Do you have a penchant for perfume, can’t get enough escargot, or just wish you had that je ne sais quoi? We can relate and we’re excited because Bastille Day is upon us. There are a multitude of Bastille Day offerings but this one caught our eye. The 2012 Bastille Festival is free if you reserve in advance, just $10 at the door. This 12-hour long celebration offers up variety of live music including jazz-pop group Bordeaux Blues and chanteuse Mademoiselle Fleur. And it’s on a rooftop overlooking Times Square. For more Bastille Day fun, click here.