When it comes to 4th of July fireworks shows, there are plenty of obvious destinations, like New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and DC — so we're guessing you probably didn't have Lake Tahoe on your must-see list. And that's a shame, because Lights on the Lake is one of the country's premier Independence Day shows. Scheduled to begin at 9:45, the show is visible from all around South Lake Tahoe, with special viewing opportunities available via boat, clubhouse, and — for a really unique view — helicopter.
Normally a chance to see concept cars involves a trip to a huge auto show — and even then you only get to see new concepts, not classic examples of futuristic automotive design. Which is why Dream Cars is so unique. Running from May 21 through September 7 at the High Museum of Art, this exciting exhibit features a collection of concept cars produced between 1932 and the present, covering everything from Paul Arzens' three-wheeled Electric Egg to the flexible fabric-skinned BMW GINA. A must-see for gearheads everywhere.
Okay, so there wasn't ever really anything sexy about the Oregon Trail, but the Gorilla Tango Burlesque troop is aiming to fix that with The Oregon Trail Burlesque: You Have Died of Sexy. Scheduled to run every Friday night in Bucktown from January 10 to April 11, 2014, this show mixes elements of the original computer game with a film noir-style murder mystery, all performed by lovely, scantily-clad ladies. It's obviously 18 and up, but at least you don't have to worry about contracting dysentery.
Ever wonder what The Walking Dead might be like as a burlesque show? No? Well luckily the people at the Gorilla Tango Theater have. Boobs of the Dead is the result — a parody/tribute to the comic and show featuring a potent mix of gore and sex appeal. Think stripping zombie dancers and you've got the idea. Back again for its second year, this well-recieved show is getting a lengthier run — Fridays and Saturdays from October 4th to December 27 — so if you missed out on it last year, here's your chance.
While we typically prefer real golf to the miniature version, there's little doubt that Walker on the Green is a round worth playing. Created to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, this putt-putt attraction offers two eight-hole courses designed by local architects, artists, and engineers. Among the unique holes are a geodesic dome housing a scale-model of the Walker building, a gravity well, an ant farm, and a garden gnome foosball table. Open now through September 8. [via]
We know what you're thinking — why are we writing about a small festival in a town of 2,100 when there are so many other things to do? Well, it's probably because Daft Punk will be launching their first new album since 2005 at the Wee Waa Show. Apart from the Daft Punk performance — only 4,000 tickets will be available, and they go on sale this Friday — this weekend-long festival (May 17-19) also features horse events, clowns, a talent competition, a pet show, a sawing competition, fireworks, and a demolition derby. Because who cares about two faceless French guys when there's cars to be smashed, right?
It's that time of year again. Time for gift buying, family gatherings, and attending screenings of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. While many people, including us, tend to hold such affairs at home, that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of options for those who'd rather venture out to watch the hilarity in a larger group — and with alcoholic beverages available, in many cases.
Click here to see the full list of screenings for this year and if you know of one that's not on the list, don't hesitate to get in touch.
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Sexy zombies not your thing? Perhaps Star Wars is more your speed. The Empire Brings Sexy Back is a new burlesque show loosely based on Episode V, from the writer of Walking Dead send-up Boobs of the Dead. Told from Vader's point of view, the show features "flirtatious furballs, busty muppets," and a drop-dead sexy take on everyone's favorite jet-packed bounty hunter. Runs through December 29.
Listen up, Kubrick fans: time to start making travel arrangements to see the Stanley Kubrick exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Opening next week and running though June 2013, the exhibition covers the auteur's entire career, from his photographs for Look magazine to Eyes Wide Shut. Annotated scripts, production photos, lenses, cameras, set models, costumes, and props will be on display, as will explorations into unfinished projects The Aryan Papers and Napoleon. Oh, and don't forget to check out the series of screenings, which includes all of his films.