Homebrew and Hot Fuzz, 25 Years of Handcrafts and A Tattooed Earth

April 18, 2007

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Wednesday is the new Thursday

Fun things to make plans to do this week… besides visiting Portobello Grill with Jeff Nichols, of course…

The Sam Adams Homebrew Competition is now open to homebrewers 21 and over. Perfect your recipe, make a batch and after you drink your fair share, send in four bottles of your best stuff and see if you get invited to the 2007 Great American Beer Festival this October in Colorado. Don’t wait too long to get brewing; the deadline for submissions is May 1st and don’t forget to save three bottles in case you make it to the semi-finals.

Today is the opening day of the 25th Anniversary Smithsonian Craft Show. Exhibitors cover 12 different media including basketry, ceramics, furniture, glass, leather, paper and yes, even wearable art and wood. Proceeds support year-round education, research and outreach at the venerable institution. Can’t get to D.C.? Catch the three-hour documentary film Craft in America on PBS in May.

Hot Fuzz opens today in the U.S., the much-anticipated new movie from the creators of cult fave Shaun of the Dead (a rom-zomcom, romantic zombie comedy). This Britcom is getting rave reviews, not that you need them to have a good laugh over your popcorn.

The Electric Ink Festival in Paso Robles, CA may just be the antithesis to Earth Day tomorrow. With more than 150 tattoo artists from around the world, full bars, BBQ and body piercings, it’s a frolicking hard time for all.

Earth Day is no meager homage to the planet; this year, it’s practically compulsory to observe it. Green is the new hip so offset your carbon emissions for the gas you use to drive to events. You already drive a Prius? Well then taxi your pals around, hand out CF light bulbs or LiveGreen necklaces or something.

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