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Savor Seattle Food Tours - Pike's Place Market, Seattle

On my trip to Seattle last week, I was so excited to revisit Pike's Place Market. This is by far the best outdoor farmer's market in the US that I've ever been to. The Market, which opened August 17, 1907, is one of the oldest continually-operated public farmer's markets in the United States. Smoked salmon, clam chowder, chocolate covered cherries, fresh fruits and vegetables - this is food heaven!!…

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Added by Eugene on June 17, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

Hotel 1000 - When travelling to Seattle, this is the place to stay!

Similar to the W, but better, Hotel 1000 is all about the details. I stayed here a few days ago and couldn't have been more impressed. The staff always greeted me with warm, sincere smiles and were incredibly intuitive to my every need.



You know a room is perfect when you don't ever want to leave. The rooms are highly digital (free wifi and long distance calls along with a 40 " flat-screen HD TV ), the beds are SUPER comfortable (nice… Continue

Added by Eugene on June 16, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Sushi and Sake Festival Aboard the Queen Mary - Saturday, June 14, 2008: 10am-8pm

The Sushi & Sake Festival is being held at Seawalk Village on the grounds of the beautiful and historic Queen Mary in Long Beach. The festival will feature music, food, cultural exhibits, sushi demonstrations, sake tasting, sumo demonstration, sake classes, traditional Japanese dance, haiku readings, taiko and more! Enjoy the festivities!!



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Added by Eugene on June 8, 2008 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Go to the ESPYs!

What an opportunity to see all the best pro athletes in one place! Hosted by Justin Timberlake at the Nokia Theatre, the 2008 ESPYs will present both sport-specific awards such as Best NBA Player, and categories that pit different sports against each other, such as Best Team. Join top celebrities from sports and entertainment to commemorate the past year in sports by recognizing major sports achievements, reliving unforgettable moments and saluting… Continue

Added by Eugene on June 7, 2008 at 12:00am — No Comments

Murakami @ Blum and Poe till 6/14

This one is for all you Murakami fans out there! The superstar, jpop artist returns to LA for the first time since his landmark MOCA show. This solo show features a new series of psychedelic paintings at the Blum and Poe Gallery and will be up until June 14th. For those of you that can't make it, here's a look at his complete set.…



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Added by Eugene on June 6, 2008 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Coldplay - Tickets go one sale tomorrow 6/7 @ 10am

Where the Coldplay fans at?

Coldplay is playing at the forum on Tue, July 15 at 7:30 PM

Tickets go onsale to the general public tomorrow, Saturday, June 7th at 10:00AM on ticketmaster.

Ticket prices range from $46.50-… Continue

Added by Eugene on June 6, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

THE WEEKEND EXPERIENCE - NEW MOVIE PICKS!

THE MOVIE I'D GO SEE BY MYSELF

"Take Out" is a day-in-the-life of Ming Ding, an illegal Chinese immigrant working as a deliveryman for a Chinese take-out shop in New York City. Ming is behind with his payments on his huge debt to the smugglers who brought him to the US. The collectors have given him until the end of the day to deliver the money that is due. After borrowing most from friends and relatives, Ming realizes that the remainder… Continue

Added by Eugene on June 5, 2008 at 4:00pm — No Comments

THE WEEKEND EXPERIENCE - ART+CULTURE

A+D Museum in association with LACMA presents TASTE Italy

Friday, June 6 : 7:30pm-9:30pm


Indulge yourself by tasting 40 different fine Italian wines while enjoying food provided by Angeli Caffe, Acadie Crepes, and Pan e Vino. Add awesome music, exquisite art, impressive architecture, and nice people and you got yourself one fun, toasty, artsy evening. Tickets $49 online. Buon appetito!!…

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Added by Eugene on June 4, 2008 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Amazon Rainforest Experience - Photos of "uncontacted" tribe

AMAZON RAIN FOREST - Photo taken by Brazil's National Indian Foundation (FUNAI).



Unbelievable! NO WAY! That's the first thing I thought when I read this story. But Miriam Ross, a spokesperson for Survival International states, "We are very confident the photos are genuine." Her organization estimates that half of the hundred or so uncontacted tribes in the world live in the rain forests of Brazil and Peru.



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Added by Eugene on June 3, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

The Big Picture: The Films of Warner Bros @ The Hollywood Bowl - 8/31 7:30PM

THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL

On Sunday, August 31st at 7:30pm, The Hollywood Bowl presents conductor David Newman and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra to celebrate 85-years of Warner Bros. movie history. Music will be selected from classic films such as Casablanca, A Star Is Born, and Harry Potter, amongst many more, and will have corresponding movie scenes projected on the big screen. This year's nostalgic show is sure to impress!!…

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Added by Eugene on June 3, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

URBAN SPOTLIGHT - BANKSY

His art has appeared in cities around the world. Nobody knows his real name, or even his true background, but many know his work and admire his creations.



"Banksy" is a legend in his own right. His street art typically combines graffiti writing with a distinctive stenciling technique and his artworks are often-satirical pieces of art on topics such as politics, culture, and ethics. The message is usually anti-war, anti-capitalist and/or… Continue

Added by Eugene on June 3, 2008 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2008 - In Review

CANNES 2008

The Cannes Film Festival was founded in 1946 and is one of the world's oldest and most influential and prestigious film festivals in the world. This years private festival was held between May 14-25, 2008 at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, in the resort town of Cannes, south France.



Cannes provides film producers an incredibly valuable opportunity to show their work and sell it to distributors from all over the… Continue

Added by Eugene on June 2, 2008 at 10:00pm — No Comments

LACDA Digital Art Competition - Deadline 6/30

Do you have an impeccable eye for digital photography, art, video, or new media? If so, the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art is hosting a juried competition where the top 40 winners from all over the world will have the privilege of having their work shown at the LACDA gallery on August 14-16. Juror Howard Fox, Curator of Contemporary Art, LACMA, will attend the opening reception of the widely promoted exhibition. The registration fee is $30 and the… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 31, 2008 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

URBAN ADVENTURE - ROYAL/T - JUST LOVE ME

ROYAL/T

Alice and I checked out the Royal/T studio today, a 10,000 square foot art space, cafe, and retail store, which opened up a couple weeks ago. Just Love Me is the art studio's opening exhibition, which explores the complexity of cuteness, and the yearning it reveals in artistic expression today. We took a second to sit down and have lunch, and while being served by Japanese girls in maid costumes, we were fortunate enough to speak… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 30, 2008 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

THE WEEKEND EXPERIENCE - RESTAURANT IN THE SPOTLIGHT - 5/30-6/1

CASA SANCHEZ

You haven't experienced a real, fully orchestrated, live mariachi band right from your dinner seat unless you've dined at Casa Sanchez in West LA. Aside from their free, amazing performances, which take place every Thursday-Sunday, you will surely enjoy the great upscale, authentic, Mexican food . The topper? Free, unlimited, fresh guacamole and salsa. Whether you'e planning a romantic evening, or dining with a group of… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 30, 2008 at 2:30am — 2 Comments

61st Annual Maine Lobster Festival - July 30-August 3

Have you ever seen the Simpsons episode where Homer feeds his pet lobster butter?



I've been wanting to go to this event for years!! The world famous "original lobster festival" is now in its 61st consecutive year and is New England's pride and joy . Tons of steamed Maine lobsters are served along with fun, games, and contests including: waterfront activities, maritime displays and demonstrations, Maine arts and crafts, visits to Navy and… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 29, 2008 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

THE WEEKEND EXPERIENCE - MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND - 5/30-6/1

THE MOVIE I'D TAKE A DATE

STRANGERS

The horrifying events that took place in the Hoyt family's vacation home at 1801 Clark Road on February 11, 2005 are still unknown. This suspense thriller stars Liv Tyler and James Hoyt in a plot where a couple whose remote getaway becomes a place of terror and masked ghosts exploit their worst fears.



THE MOVIE I'D TAKE MY FRIEND…

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Added by Eugene on May 29, 2008 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

THE WEEKEND EXPERIENCE - ART+CULTURE

Culver City ArtWalk - May 31, 2008 - Free!





On Saturday, May 31, 2008, Culver City presents their annual Artwalk which is a self-guided tour of over forty galleries open from 12pm to 6pm . This art extravaganza especially celebrates the Culver City Art District, a cluster of galleries exhibiting new and distinguished artists, which is located where Washington and La Cienega Boulevards intersect. Look forward to hearing some live… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 28, 2008 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

S Bar - 6304 Hollywood Blvd.



I went to S Bar this last weekend and was impressed by this upscale, swanky bar. Funky, mismatched lamps strung from the ceiling, upside down. The European vibe consisted of framed art hanging on Victorian patterned wallpaper and comfortable, sleek couches. The crowd consisted of classy young professionals who were dancing to pop music mixed with dance beats. A cool place to kick it with friends and catch up.…

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Added by Eugene on May 27, 2008 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

The Rio Carnaval - Rio de Janeiro - Feb, 21 2009 - Feb, 24 2009



The last couple years I have been fascinated with Brazil and have been wanting to go there. I'm going to try and make it to Rio's Carnaval early next year.



Rio de Janeiro has long been regarded as the Carnival Capital of the World. The Rio Carnaval is not only the biggest Carnival benchmark against which every other carnival is compared but also one of the most interesting artistic events on the Globe. Foreign visitors to it alone… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 27, 2008 at 12:30am — No Comments

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