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Weekend Events at Seattle Erotic Art Festival

Weekend Events at Seattle Erotic Art Festival
Seattle Erotic Art Festival (SEAF) is a world-class juried exhibit of art and creative expression that proudly promotes freedom of expression, and fosters sex-positive culture though public celebration of the arts.  Now in its 8th year, the show will showcase three days of visual, performance and literary art, interactive installations, film, after parties, workshops, and a museum-quality Festival Store.  Festival Director Anna Hurwitz says,  “We’re excited to present a comprehensive...
April 28th, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Art, featuredarticle, festivals, performing arts

Wine and Herb at Niagara’s Wineries

Wine and Herb at Niagara’s Wineries
All throughout May you can come down to Niagara and celebrate something the Region is becoming increasingly famous for: wine.  During all weekends in May, you can spend time exploring 22 participating wineries when you purchase a Wine and Herb touring pass. Each stop will feature a wine accompanied by a herb flavoured dish. Menus are available to view on the Wine and Herb website. Passes cost $43 dollars, and the event runs every weekend in May from 11am to 5pm. Several of Niagara’s most popular...
April 24th, 2010 | Megan Pasche | Read More | Comments: 0
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Hot Happenings: April 20-26

Hot Happenings: April 20-26
It’s time to start planning, as this is going to be a busy week. There a lot of wine, indie bands and the Palm Beach Film Festival coming up. Where will you be? Tuesday, April 20: It’s wine and jazz on Tuesdays at Solita in Fort Lauderdale. From 6:30-8:30 p.m. every Tuesday stop by to enjoy a taste of Solita with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and live jazz. Expand your wine knowledge by enjoy a wine flight grouping. Solita is located at 1032 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale. 954.357.2616 Thursday,...
April 20th, 2010 | klynch | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Events, festivals, miami, Restaurants

Explore Zurich’s Medieval Past at Baur au Lac

Explore Zurich’s Medieval Past at Baur au Lac
Many people assume that there is nothing glamorous in learning about history but Switzerland’s Baur au Lac hotel has found a way to change that.  The city of Zurich holds an annual spring festival to mark the end of winter every April and, while it is a fun time for everyone, it’s also a long-held tradition. The festival includes a parade, medieval costumes and a ceremonial burning of a “snowman” which is reminiscent of Sechseläuten which dates back to the 14th century.  Bells...
April 18th, 2010 | Jeanne Dupuis | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: festivals, hotels, Switzerland travel

Wenatchee Apple Blossom Festival Honors Top Industry

Wenatchee Apple Blossom Festival Honors Top Industry
It’s festival season, no doubt about it, and coming up is one of the oldest festivals in Washington state — The Washington State Apple Blossom Festival in Wenatchee. The festival dates back to 1919 when it was a one-day event involving speeches, singing, baseball and a Maypole.  The event was successful at promoting business in the community and around the state as was turned into an annual community event.  A parade was added after a couple years, quickly becoming a popular event with the...
April 15th, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
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Forecast for Phoenix in May: Hot and Spicy

Forecast for Phoenix in May:  Hot and Spicy
Cinco de Mayo in Phoenix is like St. Patrick’s Day in other cities.  You don’t have to be Mexican to celebrate and it might even be more fun if you’re not. Cinco de Mayo means “fifth of May” in Spanish. A national holiday in Mexico, it commemorates the Battle of Puebla.  On May 5, 1862 a small group of Mexican soldiers defeated a French army twice its size. Mexico had declared its independence in 1810, but there were constant struggles to maintain Mexico’s freedom for many...
April 15th, 2010 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Cinco-de-Mayo, festivals, live entertainment, Mexican food

Weekend Azalea & Garden Festival in Bethesda

Weekend Azalea & Garden Festival in Bethesda
Take a tour of the 2½ acre Perkins Garden at the Landon School’s annual Azalea Festival in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside of Washington DC and get a glance at the over 15,000 azalea blooms that the main garden produces each year. The Landon School first opened just weeks before the American stock market crash of 1929.  During it’s first year, the demanding headmaster expelled half of the first 23 students for not meeting his high performance standards.  A few years later, the school moved...
April 14th, 2010 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
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DC’s Film Festival Presents Over 80 Films

DC’s Film Festival Presents Over 80 Films
At the annual DC International Film Festival, Filmfest DC, more than 80 feature and short films from all over the world will be presented at nine locations around the Nation’s Capital.  The 11-day film festival, in it’s 24th year, will also feature more than 20 international directors, actors and producers who will present and discuss their films with festival attendees. This year, Filmfest DC is presenting a few new features, including Bel Cinema!, a selection of 8 new films from Italy,...
April 12th, 2010 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: best of week, Events, festivals, film fest, films, movies

IlluminAqua-Fire, Music, Water

IlluminAqua-Fire, Music, Water
IlluminAqua is a concert series that takes place in Welland, Ontario from May to September. Bands play on a floating stage, with pods of fire lighting up the Old Welland Canal in the background.  Concerts happen at the Merritt Park Amphitheatre (map), which is located in downtown Welland. Tickets are $10, and the gates open at 7, with the shows starting at 8pm. The lineup for 2010 is as follows: Friday, May 21st: Mark Masri, a singer of romantic, soulful, and orchestral pop. Friday, June 18th: David...
April 8th, 2010 | Megan Pasche | Read More | Comments: 0
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Their Baaaack! DC’s Cherry Blossoms

Their Baaaack! DC’s Cherry Blossoms
An early evening trip to the National Mall in Washington DC yesterday yielded me a few images of the famous cherry trees, which are now in full bloom. This weekend, with temperatures in the District forecasted to reach highs of 80° and lots of sun expected, the National Mal will be mobbed with people strolling, picnicking and taking photos of the famous annual color explosion. This week, the Magnolia trees were also in full bloom, notably in the Enid A. Haupt Garden in front of the Smithsonian Castle...
April 2nd, 2010 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 3
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It’s April in the South

It’s April in the South
... a festival or two: There’s one thing certain about the South, we love to celebrate. And we celebrate nearly everything. Just take a look at a few festivals and events are happening in April around the region. Atlanta Dogwood Festival at Piedmont Park is scheduled for April 17-19. Also in Georgia, you’ll discover the Vidalia Onion Festival, April 23-25. The “Smoke on the Falls” in Gadsden, Ala., takes place on April 9-10. The Kentucky Derby Festival in Louisville is April 9-30. Fayetteville...
April 2nd, 2010 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Events, featuredarticle, festivals, outdoors, spring

Rib Fest: St. Catharines Meatiest Festival

Rib Fest: St. Catharines Meatiest Festival
Residents all around Niagara look forward to the August long weekend because that means it is time for St. Catharines Annual Rotary Ribfest.  Coming into it’s 10th year, the Rib Fest takes place every year at Montebello Park (map) in Downtown St. Catharines and makes for a messy, albeit very tasty, time.  Montebello Park get absolutely packed during RibFest, and it basically turns into one giant picnic. The park is transformed into a big barbeque, with the smell of smoky ribs drifting through...
April 2nd, 2010 | Megan Pasche | Read More | Comments: 0
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April events on Maui

April events on Maui
You don’t really have to worry about April showers on Maui as much as full blossom flowers, as spring kicks into full gear fast and early.  Here’s a breakdown of the great events to look forward to on Maui next month. April 2 & 3 – Celebration of the Arts at the Ritz-Carlton [map], Kapalua:  This 18th annual celebration is dedicated to the people, arts and rich culture of Hawaii, with workshops, demonstrations and entertainment. April 3 – Maui County Agricultural Festival...
March 26th, 2010 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
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LA Beer Fest

LA Beer Fest
In a festival dedicated to one of the world’s most popular beverages, the annual LA Beer Fest promises to be a sold out event once again.  With a mix of quality beer and quality entertainment, it makes a great spring weekend activity. Here is what this year’s LA Beer Fest has in store: The Beer International beers including popular favorites and uncommon brands from Italy, Japan, Thailand, and Hawaii.  Domestic American favorites will include Newcastle and Samuel Adams. The Food Lots...
March 19th, 2010 | Joannaline C. Young | Read More | Comments: 0
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Terem Crossover: Musical Competition

Terem Crossover: Musical Competition
107 ensembles from 21 countries in the time period between 22nd and 28th of March will be fighting for prizes of The  Terem Crossover tournament which is going to be one of the biggest musical events ever held in St. Petersburg. To put it briefly: it’s a great meeting of instrumental bands of different types from Balkans Strings and Tango Extremo to the State ensemble of violinists of the Republic of Sakha. Over the course of the week the musicians take part in a competition which consists...
March 19th, 2010 | Ivan Stupachenko | Read More | Comments: 0
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LA Cherry Blossom Festival

LA Cherry Blossom Festival
... organizations like Troop 379 Prewar Scouts and Nanka Yamaguchi Kenjinkai will be recognized for their efforts in their community. Cherry Blossom festivals have been “springing” up all over the country for various reasons. For one, they occur when cherry blossom trees are starting to bloom, which have been honored by the Japanese for centuries. Another goal for the festival is to bring awareness to the community of Japanese and Japanese American culture’s arts and history. Lastly, this “family...
March 18th, 2010 | Joannaline C. Young | Read More | Comments: 1
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California Artisan Cheese Festival

California Artisan Cheese Festival
Be it cheddar, chevre or ricotta, the California Artisan Cheese Festival has it all. First begun in March 2007, the festival was the first-ever weekend-long celebration and exploration of handcrafted cheeses from California and beyond. To date over 4,500 people have attended, and this March 26-29 marks year three. Attendees of the festival can participate in educational seminars and tastings lead by international award-winning cheesemakers and fromage experts from across the country. In these interactive...
March 17th, 2010 | kleland | Read More | Comments: 0
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St Patrick’s Day Festival

St Patrick’s Day Festival
Where else but Dublin would the St Patrick’s Day celebrations go on for days? The St Patrick’s Festival in the capital city is on from 12 – 17 March this year. Anticipation for the big day has been growing since the weekend – with events for family, comedy, music, and even film. All the festivities will commence on Wednesday as the parade winds its way through the city center. And the weathermen are even forecasting sunshine. Dubliners take their costumes seriously, and shamrocks...
March 15th, 2010 | Jessica Colley | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: featuredarticle, festivals, holidays, St. Patrick's Day

Celebrating Differences at the Niagara Folk Arts Festival

Celebrating Differences at the Niagara Folk Arts Festival
... I ever went to was at the Islamic Society of St. Catharines, and it was an extremely enlightening experience; everybody was very open and welcoming. festivals such as this one go a long way in helping prejudices and stereotyping to be broken down. At the end of the two week festival, a huge wrap up party is held in Montebello Park (map) in St. Catharines. A large stage known as the “One World” stage is set up in the park, and two days of world music performances by local and internatinal performers...
March 11th, 2010 | Megan Pasche | Read More | Comments: 2
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Landmark Vineyards Hosts Cherry Blossom Festival

Landmark Vineyards Hosts Cherry Blossom Festival
With the rain on its way out and spring rolling in, Landmark Vineyards, a third-generation, family-owned and operated winery in Sonoma County, is hosting their first annual Cherry Blossom Festival this Saturday, March 13th, from 1 – 4 p.m. The 20-acre estate effortlessly blends California mission-style architecture with the natural beauty of vineyards and cherry blossom trees in bloom planted throughout. Admission is $25 for adults and $10 for children and includes: • A fresh Oyster Bar with...
March 11th, 2010 | kleland | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: cherry blossoms, featuredarticle, festivals, Food & Beverage, wine