Lantern Lights, Laptops for Kids, Cosplay & Anime, Messy Gingerbread and a Puzzle Party

December 5, 2007

Renkoo Tip of the Week

Featured Drinks of the Week: Tummy Warmers! Fall is a great time to put your feet up, get the fire going, and sip a booze. Nothing drives the cold days and dark skies away like a tasty beverage between your hands. Might we suggest a Brandy, Egg Nog, Hot Toddy, Irish Coffee, or Mulled Wine?

Wednesday is the new Thursday

Fun things to make plans to do this week…


Hearken back to the olden days of yule with a Lantern Light Tour in Mystic, CT. You will see a theatrical performance from a Christmas Eve of the past to see if there really is a treasure from a shipwreck on Block Island. Meet at Greenmanville Church and spend 70 minutes among scenes of horse-drawn sleighs and rowdy tavern action.


Here’s a great way to lower your AGI by year-end: go have sushi and drinks at Lotus Lounge in D.C. and contribute to One Laptop per Child. Go with $30 or go with $230 — either way you get to help fund the purchase of a mass production $200 laptop, half of which will go to kids in Third-World countries and half to kids in the greater D.C. area. Now what that says about the state of things in D.C. is for you to figure out.


“You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I’m telling you why, Japanese pop culture is coming to town!” To midtown Manhattan that is — at the New York Anime Festival this weekend. There will be manga, live-action cinema, cosplay & fashion, fashion & cosplay, and food to feed the masses at the Javits Center. Remember, at the NYAF, anime is just the start.


If we were in Austin and we had a birthday this month, we sure as heck would be having our party at the Austin Children’s Museum. We’d be making a royal mess out of their kitchen at the Gingerbread House Workshop. Candy, icing, and sugar high, anyone? You want to mess up your OWN kitchen? Well then, order a kit by phone and have at it!


Merriment and math, now there’s a holiday combination you don’t run into very often. And this is not math like “what is 40% off of $99” either. This is a Holiday Puzzle Party, a math and logic puzzle competition hosted by Ask a Scientist in San Francisco, and you can go solo or on a team of up to 6 people. Bring your own pencil and paper to the Bazaar Cafe (no calculators), and the winner gets a round of drinks. Now go sharpen your brain, which has been dulled by hearing “Jingle Bells” since Halloween.

Renkoo helps you make plans with your friends.

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