Origami Maps, Seattle Music Scene, Guitars in New York and a Black Dahlia Tour

January 9, 2008

Renkoo Tip of the Week

Featured Drinks of the Week: Tropical Temptations! Let’s start out the new year with images of a warm sun, miles of empty beaches, and tall drinks delivered right to your chair. Waiter, we’d like a Pina Colada, a Tropical Paradise, a Tiki Revenge, a Hurricane, and a Mai Tai, please!

Wednesday is the new Thursday

Fun things to make plans to do this week…


Tell the truth, when you think of origami, you think of tedium and paper cuts at worst, and a dozen identical cranes at best, right? Did you know that origami lends itself to self-portraits too? You will after you visit the Peabody Essex Museum’s “Origami Now!” exhibit in Salem, MA. It features work by more than 20 of the world’s origami masters, as well as interactive stations where you can do some folding yourself. On top of that, you can say you’ve been to our nation’s oldest continuously operating museum!


Part of Chicago’s Festival of Maps, the Field Museum presents an exhibit of more than 100 of the world’s greatest maps, called Finding Our Place in the World. The show includes original works from Leonardo da Vinci and J.R.R. Tolkien. Explore the history of wayfinding from sea charts to sketches to present-day digital map-making!


There’s so much happening musically in Seattle tonight, we couldn’t narrow it down to just one event. First there’s Lupe Fiasco at The Showbox. Not your typical hip-hop artist, he gravitates more toward literature, skateboarding, and Japanese comics than toward guns and drop-top Caddies. The other choice is a laser Radiohead show at the Laser Dome in the Pacific Science Center. Originally designed by Buckminster Fuller for the 1962 World’s Fair, the Laser Dome now boasts a 14,000-watt digital sound system to get you pumped! Bounce, the ball’s in your court!


The New York Guitar Festival isn’t messing around with a one-weekend festival format. These folks are serious about guitar, and they will be festing for three weeks straight. After 9 years studying “virtually every aspect” of the guitar’s personality, they know what they’re talking about! If this sounds like your kind of obsession, join them for concerts, radio programs, and a performance from a master class at the Manhattan School of Music. That’s not to mention the Brazilian Guitar Marathon!


Esotouric of Los Angeles is a tour bus company that specializes in visiting forgotten neighborhoods and exploring provocative themes like today’s Black Dahlia tour. This special edition tour for friends of Pasadena’s Vroman’s Bookstore spans downtown to South Central checking out true and fictional scenes from Elizabeth Short’s last day. If that’s not enough to lure you in, maybe the snack stop at Krispy Kreme will. 🙂

Renkoo helps you make plans with your friends.

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