Creative Accounting, The Bell Curve, Sea Socks, Mutton Glutton and the Mother of All Chases

May 7, 2008

Renkoo Tip of the Week

Adopt a Hedgehog this week and bring your new pet along to the Food Market for fresh fruits and veggies like our Pear and Gorgonzola Salad. Haikoo Zoo pets who love to travel have three new backgrounds to choose from this week: Easter Island, Stonehenge or a Mayan Pyramid, all designed by a Haikoo Zoo fan.

Wednesday is the new Thursday

Fun things to make plans to do this week…


Brooklyn-based artist Mark Wagner likes to play with paper — he makes intricate collages with U.S. currency. His exhibit, “Creative Accounting” at Western Exhibitions in Chicago shares his artistic process. It features collage stations along with notations and preliminary drawings that help him focus on the beauty of the one-dollar bill, what Wagner calls “the most ubiquitous piece of paper in America.”


W. Kamau Bell is bringing the Bell Curve back by popular demand after a successful run this past winter in the Bay Area. As for the current racial climate in America, he is “mad as hell and he’s not going to smile politely anymore.” His weekly show at the Shelton Theater in San Francisco promises to be as “fresh as the news it skewers.” As usual, bring a friend of a different race and get two-for-one tickets to the show.


If one of your dreams has been to cruise Alaska and another dream is to knit socks for seven days straight, well your dreams have gotten married with the Sea Socks cruise. There are classes, yarn shopping, goody bags and oh yes, Alaskan ports of call. Lo and behold, they even have an option for non-wool yarns because believe it or not, some folks are allergic to wool and therefore boxed out of all the felting goodness in the world.


The International Bar-B-Q Festival in Owensboro, Kentucky is all about secret recipes, winning the Governor’s Cup, horseshoes, pageants and even a mutton-eating contest appropriately named “Mutton Glutton.” Bring a bib and head over to the Executive Inn Rivermont for a barbie good time.


For Mother’s Day, Ravenchase Adventures is hosting the “Mother-of-All-Chases” in New Hope, PA. You can brunch some other year, this year give mom a handmade treasure map and an adventure out of the house with the whole family. If you want to be traditional, well arrange for the house to be cleaned while you are out scavenging for clues. If your mom is not feeling adventurous, then take everyone out of the house for the day so she can relax however she prefers. Whatever you do, do not let her cook or clean in your absence!

Renkoo helps you make plans with your friends.

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