It’s 4th of July! Will Smith brings you a Movie and you bring your SPF to a Famous Beach, the Hula to California and the Blues to Portland
July 2, 2008
|Renkoo Tip of the Week
The race is on! It’s time to check out Car Show on MySpace where you can buy a car and accessorize it with spoilers, body kits and tinted windows. After you’ve tricked out your ride, attend a few Car Shows and rate other people’s cars. You’ll earn some cash by judging and awarding prizes which you can then use to buy more cars and accessories for yourself. This week we launched a racing game so you can test your horsepower and win even more cash. Vroom Vroom!
Wednesday is the new Thursday
Fun things to make plans to do this week…
We’re back with a bang and we’re in good company. Hancock opens today, continuing the traditional marriage between Will Smith and the 4th of July. It’s as American as the beach and a volleyball, hot dogs and buns, fireworks and a night sky.
The SPF kicks off this week with Public Theater in New York City and no, it’s not about sun protection anything. It’s the Summer Play Festival and let’s see, how do you want to spend $10 this summer? On two measly gallons of gas or a ticket to a play? This festival is a gift to the community by featuring emerging writers, fully funding the production and offering accessibility with low ticket prices. As a result, they have sold out their four-week festival every year since its inception in 2004. Grab your $20 bill and a friend and catch a show before July 27th.
Movie? Check. Theater? Check. Sunburn? Check. Crazy Tourist Adventure? You can check that off your holiday weekend list after going on the Venice Beach Walking Tour. Today is the grand opening at Rose Avenue and the famous Ocean Front Walk. Two Renkooks are former residents of Ocean Front Walk and they can attest that it’s a different variety show every day. Venice Beach is not about the sand and the ocean at all — it’s where the tourists, locals, artists and crazies blend into a 24-ounce smoothie of sorts. Drink up!
With all the grumbling over gas prices, and the recent news that a jar of peanut butter in Hawaii is fetching $8 these days, we think we’ll get our hula on at home this year. The Tahiti Fete at the SJSU Event Center (and sister event in Hilo, HI) is brought to us by Pua Tokumoto to celebrate Tahitian culture and dance. Pua started Tahiti Fete 17 years ago so we could experience the color and energy of a Tahitian dance competition, a Heiva, that happens every July. The Tahiti Fete blog is looking for roaming reporters too.
Now that it’s July, summer has finally arrived in Portland and the Waterfront Blues Festival is on. This is the 21st year for the event with more than 150 performances, four stages and five days to enjoy the blues. All proceeds go to the Oregon Food Bank and admission is a suggested donation of $8 a day plus two cans of non-perishable food. Seriously now, this is a great deal and a great way to spend an afternoon or evening (or two).