Long Beach Jazz Festival – 8/10-8/12

What could be more fun than hanging out in Long Beach on a hot mid-August day, hanging out with friends, and listening to some jazz? The 21st annual Long Beach Jazz Festival will be held at Rainbow Lagoon Park and will showcase a handful of very talented Jazz musicians in an incredible outdoor setting with a great selection of food and art. 26,000 attendees are expected. Friday 8/10 – Gates open at 5pm with the show beginning at 7pm and ending at 10:30pm Saturday 8/11 and Sunday 8/12 – Gates open at 11am with the show beginning at 12pm and ending at 10:30pm. General Admission tickets are $45 per day before July 30th. $50 after. Box seats and VIP are available. ($75 and $175 per day) Tips: – No cameras or video equipment allowed. – Parking is $10 at most surrounding lots. – No outside alcoholic beverages are allowed inside. – For lawn seating, you may bring sand chairs. No lawn chairs or umbrellas allowed. Who should go: – People who like to have fun under the sun – Music enthusiasts, specifically jazz fans – People with families and kids This year’s artist lineup Ticket information and prices Long Beach Jazz Festival Website Rainbow Lagoon Park Shoreline Dr. Between Pine St. and Linden Ave. Long Beach, CA, 90802

December 6, 2016

Japanese Man Masters the Gravity-Defying Art of Stacking Coins

Japanese Twitter user @thumb_tani (aka Tanu) has mastered the art of balance. He uses his keen sense of equilibrium to create small, fascinating sculptures from carefully-positioned coins. Although many of us have probably attempted this same sort of coin stacking, Tanu takes these arrangements to a whole new—and totally epic—level. Using a variety of denominations, Tanu creates intricate structures that range in shape and size. Often, he’ll first build a strong base using staggered coins.

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December 5, 2016

Colorful Resin Bangles Let You Wear Classic Art on Your Wrist

Bulgaria-based jewelry shop PAGANE Uniques crafts colorful and bright bangles inspired by well-known works of art. Showcasing the vivid color palettes and striking modernity of 19th and 20th century masterworks—including Gustav Klimt’s glittering The Kiss, Vincent van Gogh’s beaming Sunflowers, and Henri Matisse’s avant-garde Cut-Outs—every bright and bold bangle adds an artistic touch to any look. Each beautiful bracelet is crafted by hand.

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