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Burning Man 2018

Sunday, August 26 to Monday, September 3
Black Rock City

Once a year, tens of thousands of people gather in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to create Black Rock City, a temporary metropolis dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. In this crucible of creativity, all are welcome.

Burning Man Project’s mission is to produce the annual event known as Burning Man and to guide, nurture and protect the more permanent community created by its culture. Our intention is to generate society that connects each individual to his or her creative powers, to participation in community, to the larger realm of civic life, and to the even greater world of nature that exists beyond society.

We believe that the experience of Burning Man can produce positive spiritual change in the world. To this end, it is equally important that we communicate with one another, with the citizens of Black Rock City and with the community of Burning Man wherever it may arise. Burning Man is radically inclusive, and its meaning is potentially accessible to anyone.

The touchstone of value in our culture will always be immediacy: experience before theory, moral relationships before politics, survival before services, roles before jobs, embodied support before sponsorship. Finally, in order to accomplish these ends, Burning Man must endure as a self-supporting enterprise that is capable of sustaining the lives of those who dedicate themselves to its work. From this devotion spring those duties that we owe to one another.

We will always burn the Man.

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Pacific Wine and Food Festival

Saturday, August 18 to Sunday, August 19
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, Ca

Not all Wine & Food Festivals are created equal.

One of the BEST food & wine festivals in the world! Pacific Wine & Food Classic was acknowledged by the International Food, Wine and Travel Writer’s Association as the top ten in the world.

The Pacific Wine & Food Classic is an All-Inclusive event. Your ticket covers your food & drink.
Immerse yourself in summer inspired cuisine with fantastic wine, crafty cocktails and your favorite local chefs! Enjoy the most incredible Southern California summer weekend. Guests can indulge in more than 100 food, wine, beer and cocktail stations. Taste the flavors of summer as the chefs and mixologists create dishes and libations inspired by summer.

​The Pacific Wine & Food Classic takes you to the days of summer when days are long, your toes are sandy and the air is salty. Simple days filled with friends, laughter, and sunshine. Enjoy the most accomplished Winemakers, Chefs, and Culinary Talent in a breathtaking setting. Not all events are created equal: ​​The Pacific Wine & Food Classic is designed for comfort and fun; we limit the number of guests to ensure an absolute quality experience for you.

The Pacific Wine & Food Classic is centrally located in the heart of Southern California and offers wine and food lovers an unforgettable weekend. ​

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Festival of Colors in Las Vegas, NV

Saturday, April 14 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunset Park 2601 East Sunset Road Las Vegas

World’s Happiest Transformational Event!

Ancient Tradition

In India, Holi announces the arrival of spring and the passing of winter. The festival breathes an atmosphere of social merriment. People bury their hatchets with a warm embrace and throw their worries to the wind. Every nook and corner presents a colorful sight. Young and old alike are covered with colors (red, green, yellow, blue, black and silver). People in small groups are seen singing, dancing and throwing colors on each other. Though liquid colors are used in India (where it’s warm) we prohibit them, as we don’t want anyone to catch cold on account of the festival. Dry is better for photographs as well.

Modern Adaptation

Holi has long traditional links with several legends. According to one popular legend, the word Holi is derived from the demoness, Holika. She was the sister of Hiranya Kashipu (the name meaning love of gold and a soft bed), a demon king, who having defeated the gods, proclaimed his supremacy over everyone else in the Universe. Enraged over his son’s ardent devotion to Lord Vishnu, Hiranya Kashipu decides to punish him. He takes the help of his sister, Holika, who is immune to any damage from fire. Holika carries the small boy Prahlad into the fire but a divine intervention destroys her and saves Prahlad from getting burned. Thus Holi is celebrated to mark the burning of the evil Holika. Her effigy is consumed in the fire!

Holi is celebrated with special importance in the North of India. It solemnizes the love of Radha and Krishna. The spraying of colored powders recalls the love sport of Lord Krishna and His devotees.

The color, noise and entertainment that accompanies the celebration of Holi bears witness to a feeling of oneness and sense of brotherhood. The festival brings home the lesson of spiritual and social harmony!!
A BYU student who has attended for several years, Stephanie Christiansen says, “I love the gaiety, the hilarity of it all! An unforgettable way to usher in the spring season. Even first time comers swing into the spirit of the event, as white and dark skin colors quickly disappear under layers of green, red, purple, and blue powders. “

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Boca Park Fashion Village Art Walk

Saturday, April 28 to Sunday, April 29

Spring 2018

For more than 20 years, Mark Vranesh Studio has been producing ArtWalk outdoor festivals of fine art and unque crafts throughout southern Nevada.

Recognized for the outstanding artisans and community involvement, the upcoming calendar of shows continues the tradition.

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Great American Foodie Fest – 2018

Thursday, April 26 at 5:00 PM to Sunday, April 29 at 7:00 PM
Sunset Station, 1301 W. Sunset Road, Henderson, NV

Showcasing some of the nation’s best foods featured on Food Network, Cooking Channel & Travel Channel
Over 50 of the nation’s best food trucks and specialty food vendors!
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great attractions | cooking demonstrations | carnival rides | beer garden | live DJ
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Just $8 in advance, $10 at the gate (4 day pass, unlimited reentry)

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TAHOE SOUTH’S TOP SIX MUST EXPERIENCE SUMMER EVENTS

Tahoe’s national treasure – the lake – is the epicenter of recreational opportunities and special events this summer. South Shore’s most popular season swings into action with celebrity golf, Fourth of July fireworks, concerts, craft brewery events, and heart-pounding athletic competitions.

RUN, FOREST, RUN

Athletes will test their endurance running the 4th annual Rock Tahoe Half Marathon, June 16. The 13.1 mile course starts on the mountain top at Spooner Summit and drops over 1,000 feet as it winds down U.S. Highway 50 to the finish line at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe. For cyclists, America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride is a scenery inspired 72-mile spectacular that circumnavigates Lake Tahoe during its 27th annual edition, Sunday, June 3. A second chance to cycle the same breathtaking course is during the 17th annual Tour de Tahoe – Bike Big Blue Sunday, Sept. 9. To see some of the top riders in the world, cycling enthusiasts can cheer on the pros during the Amgen Tour of California men’s Stage 6 finish and women’s Stage 2 on May 18. The largest U.S. cycling race will have the most demanding climbs in event history for the men with 123-mile stage and more than 16,000 feet of climbing reaching an elevation of 8,600’.

CHEERS FOR CRAFT BEERS

The 2nd annual Lake Tahoe Brewfest Saturday, June 2, hosted by FNCTN, finds a new home this year at Heavenly Mountain Resort California Base Lodge. The festival features regional craft brew tastings, a homebrewers competition, food, live music, and arts and craft vendors. Save the date for September’s foodie event the 9th annual Sample the Sierra, Saturday, Sept. 15 at Bijou Community Park. The farm to fork event will showcase regionally sourced cuisine paired with locally crafted wine, beer and spirits.

BABY YOU’RE A FIREWORK

The “Lights on the Lake” fireworks show is rated one of the country’s best displays in prominent travel outlets including CNN, Budget Travel, USA TODAY and NBC’s Today Show. The show attracts an estimated 100,000 spectators during a spectacular array of red, white and blue pyrotechnics launched from off-shore barges while synchronized to top rock/pop hits and patriotic favorites.

SWING INTO SUMMER

The 29th annual American Century Championship, the No. 1 celebrity golf tournament in the U.S., will bring a star-studded line-up of more than 80 athletes and Hollywood stars to Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, July 10-15, and is televised on NBC Sports. Superstars and longtime favorites are expected to announce their participation in the coming months.

MUSIC UNDER THE STARS

Basecamp Music Festival returns this summer with a new venue at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort and includes entertainment, food vendors, overnight camping options and pre-event concerts in South Shore. Lineup and details for the late-July festival will be announced soon.

A schedule of superstar artists will grace the Harveys Outdoor Arena stage during the Lake Tahoe Summer Concert Series. This year’s stars include Slightly Stoopid, June 16; Robert Plant and the Sensational Shape Shifters, June 23; Kenny Chesney with Old Dominion, July 3; Pitbull, July 13; An Evening with PHISH, July 17-18; Keith Urban with Kelsea Ballerini, July 21-22; Luke Bryan with Morgan Wallen, July 25; Chris Stapleton with Marty Stuart and Brent Cobb, July 26; Steve Miller Band / Peter Frampton, Aug. 17; Charlie Puth with Hailee Steinfeld, Aug. 18; An Evening with Donny & Marie, Aug. 24; and Dave Matthews Band, Sept. 7. Additional acts are expected to be announced.

Visitors can expect more entertainment to fill out the summer options as MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe’ announce their rockin’ live music acts.

STEP BACK IN TIME

The Valhalla Art, Music & Theatre Festival honors Tahoe’s heritage with a season filled with performances and comedy at the Boathouse Theater, outdoor concerts, festivals, and cultural events. The Valhalla Renaissance Faire offers two weekends of jousting, sword fighting, historical demonstrations, jugglers, magicians, children’s games, merchants, actors, food and beverages at Camp Richardson’s campgrounds, June 2-3 and June 9-10. The Roaring ’20s comes alive during the annual Great Gatsby Festival with live music, costumes, interactive tours, vintage auto rides, kid’s games, and food mid-August at the Tallac Historic Site.

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Chinese New Year Temple Bazaar

Sunday, February 11 from 11:00 AM to February 11, 2018
137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY 11354

For centuries, people in China have celebrated the Lunar New Year in temple fairs. Bring your family to enjoy live performances, traditional crafts, and fusion foods and celebrate the Year of the Dog. If you are interested to buy crafts like machine embroidery designs, visit bunnycup.com for more information. The 4th Annual Temple Bazaar is offered on two afternoons. Get your tickets before it’s too late! Saturday only – Gather at FTH at 8:30 am – Parade starts at Flushing Queens Library at 9:30 am.

DATE: SAT & SUN | FEB 10 & 11 | 11 AM | FESTIVAL

Tickets: $5/$3 Members (Teens 13-19 free with ID)

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Fast & Furriest – The Animal Foundation

Saturday, November 18 at 9:00 AM
Sunset Park, 2601 East Sunset Rd., Las Vegas

5K RUN, 1-MILE WALK, VENDOR AREA, BEER PARK, FOOD TRUCKS, ACTIVITIES, ADOPTABLE PETS, COSTUME CONTESTS…for you and your furry friend!

Join us for a family-friendly event celebrating pets and the people who love them! People and their pooches walk, run or wag their way through Sunset Park and enjoy some fresh air, exercise and quality time with a two-legged or four-legged friend!
MAKE EVERY STEP YOU TAKE COUNT BY FUNDRAISING FOR HOMELESS PETS AT THE ANIMAL FOUNDATION

Whether you are participating on your own or as part of a team, now you can make your race participation mean even more by setting up your own fundraising page. Share your page with everyone you know and let them know that as they support you, they are also helping save the lives of homeless animals in need in the Las Vegas Valley.
CAN’T MAKE IT? RUN A VIRTUAL RACE WITH US!

Even if you can’t make it to Sunset Park on November 18th you can still support The Animal Foundation in a virtual race from any location you choose. You can run, jog or walk in your own neighborhood, at the gym on a treadmill or on a trail. You get to run your own race, at your own pace. You can even create a virtual team. And, you can still invite friends and family to support you via your own fundraising page.

Note: Virtual participants still need to register to receive your t-shirt, participation medal and numbered bib. Let others support you and The Animal Foundation by setting up your own fundraising page.
NEW THIS YEAR – TEAM PARTICIPATION

Consider joining or starting a team. All it takes is one or two committed people to make a team. Invite business colleagues, family or friends to help you fundraise for The Animal Foundation. Show your team spirit with custom team shirts made by Pens Prints (pensprints.com)! Pens Prints will donate 20% of the proceeds from each shirt sold directly back to The Animal Foundation. Show your team spirit and get involved!

EVENT DAY SCHEDULE

7:30 a.m. Packet pick-up and race-day registration
9:00 a.m. 5K Run and One-Mile Walk
9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Fast & Furriest Festival

ENTRY FEES AND FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES [click here to register]

5K Runners: $30 online ($40 after Wednesday, November 1, 2017)
One-Mile Walkers: $20
Virtual 5K Race: $30

5K RUN AND ONE-MILE WALK GUIDELINES

No retractable leashes can be used during the event.
Well-mannered dogs are welcome to take participate (see dog jog etiquette)
There are no refunds of entry given or transfers of entry permitted for this event

PACKET PICK-UP

Early Packet Pickup

11/16 – 11am-6pm at Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar in Town Square
11/17 – 8:30am – 6pm at The Animal Foundation

Race Day

beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Sunset Park

For more information visit https://animalfoundation.com/event/fast-furriest-5k-festival/

Diwali Festival: Kathak, Bhangra & Beyond

Sunday, October 29 at 1:00 PM
Flushing Town Hall

Celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, with this all-ages festival and dance party, featuring Kathak classical dancer Abha Roy and the Basement Bhangra’s DJ Rekha. Each artist will introduce you to her form and invite you to learn traditional Kathak dance moves and bhangra folk dances mixed with hip-hop. Then hit the dance floor! Join us for Kathak and bhangra dance lessons, cooking workshops where they use the best Ivy and Wilde homeware cooking utensils, and henna painting, with Indian handicrafts and Indian foods for sale.

For more information visit http://www.flushingtownhall.org/event/f8275c4cbb4d9fd6658cf29b6e1dae09

Kickoff Party – Septemberfest in Southampton

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Friday, September 23 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Agawam Park, 90 Jobs Lane, Southampton

Southampton Rotary Club will kick-off SeptemberFest weekend with a cocktail party in Agawam Park featuring live music and dancing to one of the East End’s favorite bands, NEW LIFE CRISIS, plus the music stylings of Beau Hulse.

Complimentary beer and wine from 6:30 to 8:00 pm followed by a cash bar from 8:00 to 9:30 pm. Food trucks will be on site providing refreshments.

Always a great party, funds raised will support the Southampton SeptemberFest activities and the Rotary’s Scholarship Program which provides college scholarships to local Southampton students. Music generously underwritten by Storms Motors & John David Rose, Architect, P.C., AIA.

Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door.

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Also see our article about Septemberfest.

 

Arabian International Home Show

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March 8 through 10
The Conrad Hotel, Dubai

INSPIRE, INNOVATE AND CREATE YOUR HOME PARADISE

Dubai is at the centre of one of the fastest growing economies in the world, and boasts a hugely successful residential market that has attracted millions of professionals and investors over the years. The city is home to a growing population of affluent home owners and residents, looking to maintain a modern and stylish lifestyle within world class property developments. As this market continues to grow, it is expected to create an unprecedented demand for lavish and upmarket home interiors over the next decade.

For more information visit http://aihs.ae/