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Roadside America co-author and web site publisher Doug Kirby is giving a free presentation at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, Livermore, CA, 2 pm Sunday, February 21, 2010 (down the street from the World’s Longest Continuously Burning Lightbulb). “Roadside America: No Exit” is part of the library’s Livermore Reads Together program, featuring John Steinbeck’s […]
We’ve been searching for a suitable destination to recommend for Valentine’s Day. Our choice in the past, the annual VD Dinner inside of Lucy The Elephant in Margate, New Jersey, has been canceled this year due to Lucy’s ongoing maintenance problems. So here’s a substitute worth considering: the “Crimes of Passion Experience” at the National […]
Do you like your Christmas nostalgia sugar-cookie sweet… or frosted with irony? You could satisfy both urges by visiting an over-the-top seasonal display — or you could drive to seasonal attractions that cater to Christmas’s increasingly divergent demographics.
The National Building Museum could use a jazzier name (Architecturama?) and their new exhibit, “House of Cars: Innovation and the Parking Garage” (October 17-July 11), takes on a generally less-than-scintillating subject. But the curators may have a point: this overlooked and much maligned practical urban necessity deserves a spot on the exhibition roster. For, as the press release states, “In a world without parking garages, parking lots would sprawl across our cities.” And that would be yucky.
When a group of sociable Pagans decided to hold their “Celebrating Earth Spirituality Festival” at the semi-charming and vaguely Tudoresque (circa 1996) theme shopping hamlet of Stoudtburg Village, little did they know that the gathering would cause a retail revolt. An offended group of shopkeepers refused to open on that day, lest they come in […]
This weekend the 22nd Annual Art Car Parade putt putt putts through the streets of Houston, Texas. Over 250 cars will participate in a daffy display of unbridled creativity and colorful exhaust fumes. The Art Car Parade is one of those events where low budget, self-taught eccentricity reigns. It has a lot in common with […]« Previous Entries Next Entries »