Monday, July 28, 2008

Three Things to check out - July 28 - August 3

Here are three sweet treats for you to check out for this week!

1) In Long Beach, at the Aquarium of the Pacific, enjoy the 12th Annual Tafesilafa'i Pacific Islander Festival this weekend, from Thursday, July 31 - Sunday, August 3rd. The festival celebrates Samoan culture. I particularly like the quote on their website: "All will definitely come away exhausted, tanned and blessed because they have communed with others." Now THAT's truth in advertising!

2) Find your inner hippie and spend Sunday spinning in circles, chanting, and blissfully celebrating Lord Krishna at the 30th Annual Festival of the Chariots, in - where else? Venice! Starting in Santa Monica, three towering chariots, decorated with flowers and balloons, each one dedicated to a god, parade south on Main Street and end up at Ocean Front Walk, where you'll find music, food, and booths promoting yoga and meditation. And you always wondered what the Hare Krishnas do with those donations they collect at the airport!

3) Take the rocker in your family to the Texas Guitar Show at the Pomona Fairplex, August 2 and 3rd. You can see every kind of guitar possible, new, vintage, one-of-a-kind. If you have a guitar you want to sell, you can get it appraised. If you want to play guitars, twiddle the dials on amplifiers, or talk about woodgrain and finish and all that stuff - this is your place. I took [The Man I Love] last year, and he had a great time playing vintage bass guitars.

EXTRA - check out this summer's Jazz on the Lawn series in Santa Monica. Each Sunday from 5:00 - 7: 00 p.m., catch a free concert on the lawn in from of Santa Monica's City Hall. It starts August 3 and runs through August 31. Go here for a schedule.

1 comment:

Tootsie Farklepants said...

This is the first year in a long time that I didn't take the kids down to the aquarium. I should try to squeeze that in before summer break is over.