Tickets go on sale March 4 for the Hot Wheels Ultimate Drive-Thru at Gillette Stadium

Do you love Hot Wheels? Then, here's an experience you don't want to miss--driving through a display of life-size Hot Wheels cars and trucks. The show started in California and is now at Six Flags Over Georgia in Austell until Sunday (buy tickets). Its next stop is at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, Friday, March … Continue reading Tickets go on sale March 4 for the Hot Wheels Ultimate Drive-Thru at Gillette Stadium

2021 Rip City Race for the Roses goes virtual

Photo by Cheryl Landes Another popular Portland running event is going virtual this year because of the COVID pandemic. The Rip City for the Roses supports a great cause: The Albertina Kerr's services and programs for kids, teens, and adults with intellectual and/or development disabilities. This year's event runs from Sunday, April 25, through Sunday, … Continue reading 2021 Rip City Race for the Roses goes virtual

Pittock Mansion reopens in Portland

The Pittock Mansion in Portland, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) After an extended closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Pittock Mansion in Portland's West Hills has reopened to smaller capacities. Tickets are timed and available online. Wearing masks during visits and distancing are required. Henry and Georgiana Pittock built the French Renaissance mansion on … Continue reading Pittock Mansion reopens in Portland

Black Restaurant Week through February 28

Chicken with potatoes, green beans, brussels sprouts, carrots and mushrooms, roasted in a cast iron skillet (photo courtesy iStock) Black Restaurant Week celebrates the culinary talents and achievements of African American-owned restaurants throughout the United States. Different cities and regions schedule this event through the year. This week, it's in the Pacific Northwest. This year's … Continue reading Black Restaurant Week through February 28

2021 Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals in California cancelled again

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and Stagecoach Festival. at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, have been cancelled for the second year in a row, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. Staff Reporter Randall Roberts quoted an order Riverside County Public Health Officer, Dr. Cameron Kaiser, posted on January … Continue reading 2021 Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals in California cancelled again

2021 Ice Music Festival Norway cancelled, virtual event planned in March

On February 11, 2000, composer and percussionist Terje Isungset performed the first ice concert inside a frozen waterfall in Lillehammer, Norway. His fascination of creating music with instruments he built from ice continued, and his fan base grew. Six years later, he teamed up with Pål Knutsson Medhus to host the first Ice Music Festival … Continue reading 2021 Ice Music Festival Norway cancelled, virtual event planned in March

Somerset SnowFest celebrates all things winter in Maine and online

An ice fishing derby, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, a downhill kayak race, and a box sled race for kids are among the activities scheduled for the Somerset SnowFest. Activities take place Lake George Regional Park in Canaan, Maine, Coburn Park in Skowhegan, and the town of Madison Sunday, February 21, through Sunday, February 28. Other activities … Continue reading Somerset SnowFest celebrates all things winter in Maine and online

Yarmouth Clam Festival cancels for the second year in a row

The COVID pandemic continues to wreak havoc on festival schedules. Now some summer festivals that cancelled in 2020 are doing it again because of safety concerns and state restrictions on large gatherings. The Yarmouth Clam Festival in Yarmouth, Maine is among these casualties. But this year, organizers are looking at other ways to celebrate outside … Continue reading Yarmouth Clam Festival cancels for the second year in a row