The American Museum of Natural History in New York has been allowing kids to attend their Night At The Museum sleepover program for years, and they’ve finally extended an invitation to adults for a night. Yes, please!
On Friday, August 1, grownups can enjoy a night of booze, music, good food and behind-the-scenes tours before retiring to sleeping bags underneath the giant suspended whale in the museum’s Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. Guests will be greeted with a champagne reception with music by the 12th Night Jazz trio and will be served a three-course dinner. Attendees can also roam the empty Museum halls and even go on a flashlight tour. One of the museum’s curators will be on hand to offer a special presentation of The Power of Poison exhibition, and there will be a midnight showing of the Dark Universe Space Show, narrated by Neil de Grasse Tyson, in the planetarium. Keep reading »
Floating in a calm ocean is super relaxing. And getting a massage is blissful. But what if you could do both at the SAME TIME?? Now you can, thanks to the One & Only Resort on Australia’s Hayman Island. The resort opens in July, and One & Only’s spa is offering a pretty drool-worthy incentive to book some time there: “Ocean Dreaming Massages,” AKA massages performed on the freakin’ ocean. Here’s the description from the spa website: Keep reading »
Good news for modern witches and wizards who don’t have time to pursue a traditional magic education: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry now offers an online option. The tech-savvy training program, called Hogwarts Is Here, was dreamed up by a group of enthusiastic Harry Potter fans who wanted to give people the experience of Hogwarts (without the need to ram yourself repeatedly into the brick wall at Platform 9 & 3/4). Here’s the lowdown from the site: Keep reading »
There are two things that get me out of bed in the morning: a cup of coffee and Hot 97, New York City’s biggest and best hip hop station. For the last, oh, four years, the “Hot 97 Morning Show” has not only been rousing my tired ass out of bed, but making me sing/rap in the shower, dance around my apartment while I’m getting dressed, and laugh ’til my sides hurt. I’m so obsessed with the morning show’s four hosts — Peter Rosenberg, Cipha Sounds, Old Man Ebro and Laura Stylez — that I regularly tweet at them like they’re my friends and I wrote them a lengthy love letter for Valentine’s Day one year. Now, with the debut of “This Is Hot 97″ on VH1 a few weeks ago, the rest of America is going to be as in love with these four — not to mention fellow station DJs Funkmaster Flex, Angie Martinez and Miss Info — as I am. Keep reading »
If I asked you, “What is something that instantly makes you happy, no matter how terrible you’re feeling?”, what would you say? A baby’s smile? Ryan Gosling’s torso? I would say catchy ’80s songs and banjos. Bluegrass band The Cleverlys has combined these two happy-making things into one amazing cover of The Bangles’ “Walk Like An Egyptian,” which I have had on repeat all morning. Way better than a baby’s smile, if you ask me. [YouTube]
OK, you guys, the good news is that this giant cat couch exists. The bad news is that it exists as part of an art installation and isn’t currently for sale to the public. Sigh. I might need to buy, like, 500 pounds of fluffy cotton and 100 yards of furry fabric and just attempt to make my own, because now that I know I could be watching Netflix while lying in the lap of a gigantic cat, my life won’t be complete until I make it happen. [Neatorama]