Chef Dan O'Brien, of Seasonal Pantry, an innovative restaurant in D.C., is offering a Wu-Tang Dinner. The menu is inspired by six Wu-Tang songs, each of which is paired with its respective course.
City Paper ran an excellent article [matching game included!] of their own: Match the Dish with the Tune. Kudos to both for executing such creative ideas!
Now I'm wishing I lived in D.C.- National Gallery is stellar beyond belief, its just that Dead show at RFK that gave me nitemares...
Miike Snow, the basically* Swedish band whose members include Pontus Winnberg, Christian Karlsson, & Andrew Wyatt, just announced a special show in NYC. This one will take place at the limited capacity Music Hall of Williamsburg. The show is next Tuesday, the 20th.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow & are expected to fly of the shelves. There are 400 available to ticket-holders of Miike Snow's sold-out Terminal 5 shows, 100 to be released tomorrow at noon for everyone else.
Miike Snow will be joined by producer/musician Jacques Lu Cont on this date.
*Wyatt was born in the States
A series of hardcore explosions on the sun's surface are creating coronal mass ejections. ie: pieces of sun are breaking off into the atmosphere. Due to the enormous size and distance of these solar flares, speculation is that they will enter into the Earth's atmosphere. This, in turn, will distort the magnetic fields of our planet, causing a geomagnetic storm.
NOAA has stated that this will cause grid disruptions. However, solar radiation was predicted to reach G3, but it has only reached S3 so far. The main event for me= the potential for witnessing the Aurora phenomenon from the backyard!
The 12,000 year old Marshalls Creek Mastodon is one of the most significant fossils excavated within the state of Pennsylvania. The mastodon was initially discovered in a bog by a mining company on July 5th, 1968.
The Marshalls Creek Mastodon recently completed a stint as the centerpiece in the Tusks! exhibition that traveled throughout the United States. The 'Ice Age Mammoths & Mastodons' exhibition displayed prehistoric animals that roamed North America until the end of the last Ice Age.
The end of Tusks! doesn't mean that the mastodon bones will be packed into a box and shelved. [as happened previously] The mastodon has now been reassembled in its permanent location at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, in the new paleontology gallery.
'Life Through Time: A New Paleontology Experience,' documents environmental changes spanning 296 million years, and features Phytosaurs, which resemble modern crocodiles, the Parasaurolophus, a dinosaur known for its ornamental cranial crest, and a Platybeladon, which is related to the elephants of today.
Hamtramck Disneyland is a glorious display of carnival and culture, converging upon a backyard on Klinger Street. Dmytro Szylak began creating his folk art extravaganza atop his garage in 1992 with a picture of Elvis, some propellers, and those wondrous plastic painted ponies. He added some references to air travel, his Ukranian roots, and everyday kitsch, and by the time 1999 rolled around, the towering masterpiece was complete.
Mr. Szylak can be found on certain days, tinkering with the unfortunate off-kilter doll head or replacing a burnt-out bulb. If you are lucky, he will turn on the mechanical circuits he devised, and the twinkling music of Ukraine fills the air. At night, do a drive-by to check out the Hamtramck version of the Main Street Electrical Parade.
12087 Klinger Street
(the alley located between Sobiski & Klinger)
Hamtramck, MI 48211
All images & text ©Nicole Wrona