Reindeer Monologues and Biglittlethings, Lucky New Yorkers, Festivus and Zorb

December 19, 2007

Renkoo Tip of the WeekIt’s that time of year again. Time to get out the lights, put some logs on the fire, and drink lots of booze with everyone you love! We aim to please, so pass along a Blushing Reindeer, Candy Cane Martini, Jack Frost, Mistletoe Martini, and for your homies in another hemisphere, we offer a tall Southern Santa.

Wednesday is the new Thursday

Fun things to make plans to do this week…


If you’re up for a decidedly non-glossy spin on Christmas, get to The Factory Theater‘s production of The Eight: Reindeer Monologues, Jeff Goode’s play about the shocking truth behind Santa’s jolly-old-elf act. We’re talking serious allegations against St. Nick regarding his perversions and the mental health of his “company.” We hear it’s absurd and guaranteed to make you laugh!


Just in time, a family production that will delight you in ways The Nutcracker can’t. Biglittlethings is at its home base in Portland, OR for a short while before it takes off on its third national tour. Imago Theatre‘s follow-up to FROGZ offers illusions galore with racoons, rabbits, spies and an original score to boot. Nifty fact: it is performed without words.


It’s the Friday before Christmas, you’re done with work but you can’t relax just yet–there are still a few things to check off your list, right? Lucky for you (if you’re a New Yorker that is), there are Christmas Markets right at places like Grand Central for your ultimate gifting convenience. According to the New York Times, the items you’ll find are in the “gift sweet spot” — not necessarily needed but not as useless as an Ugly Sweater either. Although, these days, Ugly Sweaters are the ticket to a good party. Other New York holiday markets include Bryant Park, Union Square, and Columbus Circle, among others.


Today, yesterday, next week — any day is a good day to host Festivus. (For those who don’t know, Seinfeld did not invent Festivus as a joke; it merely took a pre-existing holiday and made it funny.) They may not be as common as Christmas tree lots yet, but Festivus pole lots are poised to sweep the nation. Get mentally ready for the Airing of Grievances and physically ready for the Feats of Strength. Celebrate and symbolize nothing!


Straight from New Zealand to the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee (yes, you read that right), is the wacky Zorb. Zorbing can make even stodgy grown-ups feel like four-year-olds again, tucked into a gigantic inflatable ball and sent rolling down a grassy hill, screaming and squealing with excitement. This is the only place in the U.S. where you can Zorb. Now, where are you going to stay in TN?

Renkoo helps you make plans with your friends.

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