Concerts and Comedy, Stargazing and Sculpture Gazing, Plus Flugtag!
July 30, 2008
Wednesday is the new Thursday
Fun things to make plans to do this week…
Dana Carvey’s comeback comes to Humphrey’s in San Diego tonight. Well-known facts about Carvey include his long list of impersonations and his heart troubles. Little-known facts about Carvey: his dad is from Rome and he grew up in San Carlos, CA, “the city of good living.” Carvey took a long break from the limelight to raise his kids and we’re more than ready to LOL with him again.
Sheryl Crow is kicking off her summer tour this week. She was in Boston last night and appears tonight in Saratoga Springs, NY at the Peforming Arts Center. Crow, James Blunt and Toots and the Maytals (hand-picked by Sheryl) head to the Today Show in NYC tomorrow, then Philly and then, well 21 other detours.
This weekend kicks off the inaugural Julian Starfest at the Menghini Winery. Apparently, Julian has dark, steady skies and elevation going for it which makes it astronomically amazing for stargazers. Organizers plan to make this an annual event and in addition to the astronomy, there are lectures and a tour of the Palomar Observatory.
Flugtag (floog-tag) means “flying day” in German and Red Bull is bringing it to Portland’s Tom McCall Waterfront Park today. The first Red Bull Flugtag took place in 1991 in Austria and in 2000 they set the flight record of 195 feet. The U.S. record is 155 feet and was set in Nashville. Come one, come all to the flying contest for homemade, human-powered flying machines. Don’t let gravity get you down.
Jeff Koons On The Roof is an exhibit at the Met featuring three of his works that have never been publicly displayed before now. Balloon Dog (Yellow), Sacred Heart (Red/Gold) and Coloring Book from his Celebration series will enjoy their views of Central Park. You can enjoy viewing them until late October. Koons became the most expensive living artist last fall and topped his November sale this summer at Christie’s in London.