A Fiery Festival, Romantic Turtles, Tournament of Nerds, Renegade Crafts and the King of Tropical Fruit

July 9, 2008

Renkoo Tip of the Week

The bar is open for business! Drinkies is the MySpace way to send your friends a little chill on a hot summer day. Choose from a Frostbite, a Mint Julep or a Watermelon Titanic.

Wednesday is the new Thursday

Fun things to make plans to do this week…


The Crucible in Oakland is putting on its major fundraiser for the year today through Saturday. The Fire Arts Festival drew more than 10,000 folks last year with its open-air exhibition of fire art, fire performance and fire sculptures like the Fire Lotus by artist Paul Da Plumber. If you can’t beat the heat, go ahead and join it.


It’s summer and therefore bedtime is open for negotiation, right? The Museum of Discovery and Science in Ft. Lauderdale tempts us to lose our beauty sleep with their moonlit Sea Turtle Walks. With a 9 p.m. start time and 1 a.m. finish, we suggest an afternoon nap before you go down to the beach with the Museum guides for a one to two mile walk to sea turtle nesting grounds. Your reward? Watching a 400-pound sea turtle laying her eggs before your very eyes.


The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Hollywood co-hosts this evening’s final round of the Tournament of Nerds. This silly debate over which superheroes and comic book characters would win in a fight is brought to you in cahoots with Meltdown Comics. Pow! Kabam!


West Coast indie crafters and their fans are tickled that the Renegade Craft Fair has landed in San Francisco finally. Admission to this event at the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion is free so you can save your cash for rad, handmade treasures. The fairs have become so successful that founder Sue Daly has opened a store in Chicago, birthplace of the fair, featuring the work of 100 crafters.


As part of its 16th annual International Mango Festival, the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Florida invites you to a Mango Brunch where they promise that mangos bring out the best in South Florida’s chefs. After you’ve filled your belly, fill your eyes with the sights of 150 varieties of mangos. After that, you can buy your own mango tree which has been cultivated to be small in stature yet produces high quality fruit. All hail the King of Tropical Fruit!

Renkoo helps you make plans with your friends.

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