The Chocolate Ha, Cocktails & Clay, Pillow Fight (Oh Yeah!) and an Unsilent Night

December 12, 2007

Renkoo Tip of the Week

Featured Drinks of the Week: Que Frio! In case you missed it: the leaves are dropping, the snow is falling, and the temperature is plummeting. Hop on the Fall bandwagon by plopping your booty down into a comfy chair and cupping your hands around one of our delectable seasonal drinks: Hot Chocolate, Frostbite, Hot Buttered Rum, Peppermint Patty, and for the adventurous we recommend a Yellow Snow Cone.

Wednesday is the new Thursday

Fun things to make plans to do this week…


Did you miss the last night of Hanukkah yesterday? That doesn’t mean you’ve missed all the holiday fun. Head over to the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco tonight for Putting the Ha! in Hanukkah, a concert by Good for the Jews. The group celebrates Jewish history and traditions with irreverance and humor. Leave your menorah at home.


Theo Chocolate in Seattle is the first roaster of Fair Trade Certified (TM) cocoa beans and the only organic roaster in the United States. Besides winning all kinds of honors in their first year of chocolatics, they are busy leading tours of their factory. Take your love of chocolate to the next level and go see it being made before you eat it. On your way out, pick up a holiday pillow pack or two for someone’s stocking. See, we’re making your list and checking it twice for you.


Step outside the mall madness and grab your friends for some Cocktails and Clay tonight at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago. You can get all dirty and clay-y in their ceramics studio (drunken vases anyone?). Top off the evening with some grooving and dancing in the main gallery. No matter what activity you choose, you can say you did something unusual tonight.


Feel like a kid, bring a kid; whatever you do, don’t forget your pillow today when you go to Boston Common for a flash mob pillow fight. Hosted by Banditos Misteriosos, Boston’s “mysterious playmate,” there are only four simple rules: bring a pillow, only hit those folks who also have pillows, spread the word, and in flash mob form, remain inconspicuous until the battle begins at 1 p.m.


Since 1992, artist Phil Kline has presented an UNSILENT NIGHT and tonight is the second annual Los Angeles edition. Instead of singing carols, people gather and carry the music, each track a voice in the communal song. All ages welcome, you only need a boombox or player with speakers. Send off an email to receive your song and show up for the procession. Meet at the Pan Pacific Park and “sing” your heart out.

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