Friday, May 30, 2008

Boredom Combat: Summer Calendar Edition!

Without much further ado, kids... SUMMER'S FINALLY HERE!
The freedom is wonderful-- but at the same time, very pressing. With all that spare time, boredom creeps in much more easily. How to beat it? Never fear, Boredom Combat is here!

14: The NYC Food Film Festival hits Long Island for the second year. Don't be afraid that the movie will make you hungry-- you'll be able to eat whatever's onscreen after the viewings! Come early for a cheesesteak party! (New York, NY)
15: The Fourth Annual Renegade Craft Fair sweeps New York for one more day at McCarren Park! Get rare shit from over 200 vendors, free food, and hear some sweet DJ action. (Brooklyn, NY)
21: The Coney Island Mermaid Parade is today! Watch King Neptune and the Queen Mermaid take over Coney Island, and stick around afterward for the ball, where there will be live performances, sideshow acts and burlesque from the hottest ladies in the east coast! (Brooklyn, NY)
23: Topshop Wants Your Rubbish! From here until the 29th, get active with Topshop's eco-fashion activities. Do it live in any store in London, Manchester, Dublin or Glasgow-- or go online. Click on the link above, and have fun!
28: Central Park is hosting a HUGE water fight at Sheep's Meadow, 65th & 65th, at 1pm! Spread the word, but don't really, because then, it's even better. Wish I could go... (New York, NY)

2: The Henley Royal Regatta starts today, giving you the chance to rub elbows with aristocrats and attend a tried-and-true event that's made global history. (Oxfordshire, England)
3: Highly-buzzed and critically-acclaimed dark comedy The Wackness hits New York and Los Angeles theaters today.
8: The Los Angeles Zoo stays up late tonight. Come for the tropical atmosphere, stay for the Latin/Jazz music. (Los Angeles, CA)
9: For those who miss the summer of love, don't miss a free performance of the classic hippie musical Hair! at the Theory flagship store at the corner of Greenwich and Gansevoort. (New York, NY)
11: Journey to the Center of the Earth comes out... in 3D! Come on kids, do you have anything better to do?
12: Missbehave hosts another fab party! This time, come down to Union Pool and watch Nina Sky, Queen Majesty and Radio Rose, not to mention get cheap beer, free tacos and some Nikita swag. (Brooklyn, NY)
17: FIB (Festival Interacional de Benicassim) begins! Get that weekend in Madrid started out right! Prepare to catch musical vets like Siouxsie Sioux, Morrissey, Spiritualized, and at long last, the triumphant return of My Bloody Valentine. (Madrid, Spain)
18: The Dark Knight finally flies into theaters! Come to the midnight show and dress up, and don't forget to have fun!
19: The Pitchfork Music Festival rolls into its second day. From here to the 20th, bands like Animal Collective, Jarvis Cocker, !!!, Spiritualized, Bon Iver and El Guincho will play. (Chicago, IL)
22: The Los Angeles Zoo stays up late again! This time, check out World Music Night. (Los Angeles, CA)
25: D-Fest begins, and it's bigger than last year! Come here to see acts like The Roots, The Disco Biscuits, Phantom Planet, Apples in Stereo and a cavalcade of celebrated local acts like Callupsie and Here is There. (Tulsa, OK)
26: Studio B hosts the Desilicious Bollyburg Bash! Prepare for Bollywood to invade Williamsburg. Ashu, DJ Bobby and DJ Ipek will spin. (Brooklyn, NY)

1: Lollapalooza begins! Catch a performance from some favorites of mine like Mark Ronson, Gogol Bordello, CSS, Spank Rock, The Kills, Black Lips, Uffie and many, many more! I'll be at home, jealous. (Chicago, IL)
8: Pineapple Express, Judd Apatow's latest opus, stumbles onto the big screen! Hurrah hooray!
29: Towelhead, Alan Ball (writer of American Beauty, Six Feet Under)'s directorial debut, comes out in theaters. This is one I'm very excited for.

More to come soon, perhaps!



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