From the Wii DMV to Biking to Work, Joshua Tree Music Festival to Punniest of Show, Photos in DUMBO
May 14, 2008
|Renkoo Tip of the Week
Get foxy in the sun this week with a Firefox from Haikoo Zoo. In the Pet Pals Market, you can buy a Wolfie to keep your Firefox company, they don’t bite. How about some Swimming Goggles from the Clothing & Accessory Market? After frolicking in the water, your pets will be hungry so treat them to a Caramel Apple. Yum!
Wednesday is the new Thursday
Fun things to make plans to do this week…
Nintendo is bringing its Mario Kart Driving School to City Hall Plaza in Boston this week as part of a limited city tour to support its recent release for Wii. You can check out the Wii Wheel, test out the game and leave with a personalized license from the Mario Kart Wii DMV. Now doesn’t that have a nice ring?
Today is Bike to Work Day in San Francisco and you can’t use lousy weather as an excuse to skip out, because the forecast calls for one of the first actually hot days so far this season. To entice you there will be 25 Energizer Stations around, but don’t get too used to them if you plan to commit to actually commuting by bike. Then you will have to pack your own Clif Bar and water bottle, and the free tote bag won’t cut it as far as your pricey laptop goes. Don’t let any of that scare you off from trying a new way of getting to work though! Biking to work is cool and with gas at $4/gallon, you can justify the price of some panniers quickly.
Although there is WiFi at the Joshua Tree Music Festival, organizers recommend less computing and more dancing and sweating, because as they remind you, it is the desert and it does get mighty hot. If you’re going to camp, BYOS (shade). There are two alternating stages so music is continuous and accessible. Kids 10 and under get in free.
Get your groan ready, it’s time for the 31st Annual O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships in Austin. There will be 32 “punslingers” competing in two categories to win the ultimate title, “Punniest of Show.” In addition to all the word-slinging, there are attempts to raise money for the Museum. If you dare ask “how,” you get the reply, “We knead your bread” and a subtle reminder that 4 p.m. is the bidder end of the silent auction.
Today is the last day you can head over to DUMBO (an area in Brooklyn, “Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass”) for the inaugural New York Photo Festival. powerHouse Books has teamed up with VII Photo Agency and arranged for 12 spaces on eight city blocks to give New York the large-scale event its photographers deserve. Can’t get to NYC? Well it’s YouTube to the rescue with the event’s commercial.