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Which Bay Area festivals are worth attending if you're not into dancing?

I recently got back from Burning Man. Even though I'm not into live music or partying, it was super fun! I notice there are a lot of festivals and parties in the Bay Area that have similar aesthetics or involve the same people (Symbiosis, Lightning in a Bottle, Further Future, SF Decompression, Ghost Ship, etc.) but I'm wondering which ones are really "music festivals with some art" and which ones have plenty of stuff for the art-and-science lovers. [more inside]
posted by phoenixy on Sep 6, 2016 - 6 answers

Quirky Things to See in Europe in October

I would like to take a two week vacation to Europe this upcoming fall (most likely October) and I am currently overwhelmed with all the possible options! I'm looking at a few different places, but maybe you can recommend an interesting activity, festival, spectacle that I just have to see. [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter on Jul 20, 2016 - 4 answers

Other Fire + Water events in US??

MeFi, you've saved me in the past, asking you to come through again! I'm trying to find events very similar to WaterFire Providence, can be but does not have to be "art" project, but am looking for festivals that feature pylons in rivers, ponds, lakes, bayou on fire. Trying to set one up down here in Louisiana but not finding too much in the way of how to get started or if these events exist outside of Providence, RI and Sharon, PA (the only two places I found that host WaterFire events). Thank you!
posted by LemonGardot on Feb 11, 2016 - 3 answers

What are some good alternative conferences or festivals for thinkers?

I want to take a vacation that includes some sort of intellectual festival or conference where I'll meet interesting people and discuss ideas. (I'm a party animal.) Think TED gone to summer camp or Davos for hipsters ;-) The Do Lectures and Porcupine Freedom Festival both sound massively interesting - what other events should I look into? [more inside]
posted by Junebug79 on May 1, 2015 - 6 answers

I'm tabling at a graphic arts festival next weekend, what do I bring?

I haven't tabled at an event like this before. I've got my merchandise, signs, display items, business cards, float, sketchbook, and pens. It's two full days, with hundreds of other exhibitors and thousands of attendees. What am I not thinking of that I should bring or do to make this go smoothly? Do you have any other tips or tricks for events like these?
posted by robot-hugs on May 1, 2015 - 11 answers

What cool things are happening in Copenhagen this weekend?

Tell me your Copenhappenings! I'm going to be there Thu-Sun with a group of early-30s women, wanting a somewhat relaxing weekend. It's the first visit for all of us, looking for food, drink, fairs, special events and maybe off the beaten track stuff that may be going on at this time of year. We are still planning to see a few of the regular museums, boat trips and whatnot, but also looking for more one-off events. [more inside]
posted by atlantica on Nov 4, 2014 - 4 answers

Are there any festivals still?

I'd love to go to a festival this year but it's the end of summer. Can you point me to any festival calendars or any specific ones you've enjoyed that happen from Sept - Nov? (Preferably in the US or the Northern Hemisphere, but not necessarily.) [more inside]
posted by 3491again on Sep 3, 2014 - 21 answers

Best ways to acclimatize yourself to a new city (Montreal)

I have 3 weeks of free time before school starts and want to make the most of it. [more inside]
posted by winterportage on Aug 13, 2014 - 10 answers

Can you give me any helpful info about events in LA and California?

Can you give me any helpful info about music festivals, outdoorsy-motorcycle gatherings, hippie get togethers, nerd conventions, and areas where friendly people commune to hang and be merry, centering around a certain activity in Los Angeles and California (maybe even neighboring states). [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce on Mar 1, 2014 - 14 answers

Comprehensive online directory of world festivals?

Does anyone know of a comprehensive online directory of world festivals?
posted by DreamStar on Jul 23, 2013 - 2 answers

trying to patch together a career.

Unemployed, interested in a bunch of things, not sure how they fit together. [more inside]
posted by winterportage on Apr 18, 2013 - 18 answers

Summer travel to Iceland

Planning on going to Iceland this July. I'm looking for advice on must-see/do thing during this time of year in Iceland. Also, suggestions for incredibly amazing/maybe even life-changing music and art festivals during the summer there? [more inside]
posted by corn_bread on Mar 30, 2012 - 9 answers

Worlds strangest festivals

Germany has the Oktoberfest, Brazil has the Rio carnival. What are the lesser known, strange and fun festivals around the world? [more inside]
posted by cheerleaders_to_your_funeral on Mar 27, 2012 - 61 answers

Best film festival promotional items?

Film Festival attendees: What are some of the coolest promotional items you've seen at a fest? What are some of the ones that actually made you want to go see the film? I'm planning a promotional strategy for my first film, which will be hitting festivals next year.
posted by michaeldunaway on Dec 3, 2011 - 10 answers

Fill out my Map of Awesome

I'm updating my Map of Awesome - who else should be on there? Looking for performance artists, schools, companies, places, and other things that share characteristics of activism, creativity, and pure awesome. [more inside]
posted by divabat on Aug 18, 2010 - 12 answers

Whats my west coast destination?

Starting from Portland, what giant seminal or small amazing event could I travel to in early August by bus or car somewhere near the west coast of the USA? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Jul 17, 2010 - 1 answer

How to find out about traditional music festivals around the world?

Rootstock is a festival in Brazil devoted to Forró music that I stumbled upon. I'd love to know about other festivals around the world that celebrate traditional and/or regional music. Is there a guide? Have any recommendations?
posted by subpixel on Jul 11, 2010 - 12 answers

What to do in March in EU

What are some unique things to do in Europe in March? [more inside]
posted by patrad on Feb 23, 2010 - 6 answers

Most interesting annual events in the US.

What are the coolest/most interesting annual US events and festivals to attend? [more inside]
posted by EnormousTalkingOnion on Feb 19, 2010 - 72 answers

Festival Management 101

I'd like to start a festival. This time I actually have a plan and possibly some people. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Nov 11, 2009 - 6 answers

How do you keep up with NYC's events?

NYC Filter: This past week I realize I must be living under a rock. I had no idea Jay-Z was performing, nor did I know it was the San Gennaro festival until I accidentally ran into it this weekend. What do you do or follow to keep up with upcoming festivals, concerts, and the like?
posted by helios410 on Sep 14, 2009 - 17 answers

I have a week and a half paid time off for an adventure this Sept/August -- Where should I go?

What kind of adventure can I have in a week and a half this September or August? I have about a week and a half of vacation that I have to burn before the end of September and would like any suggestions the hive mind can offer. I'm looking for some sort of cool festivals, experiences or week-long trips that I can take to use this time and have a good adventure (or two). [more inside]
posted by jkl345 on Jul 26, 2009 - 14 answers

Luggage Storage in Hildesheim

Ms Zarkonnen and I are going to M'era Luna in Hildesheim. But prior to that, we're going on holiday in Switzerland. We don't want to take our laptops etc to a festival. Is there a place we can certainly store our luggage in Hildesheim?
posted by Zarkonnen on Jun 7, 2009 - 4 answers

Music festivals for next year?

Any recommendations for European music festivals for next year? [more inside]
posted by qwerty155 on Nov 3, 2008 - 10 answers

First-time travellers to Mexico need some advice.

We will be in the city of Chihuahua (or roundabouts) for Dias de los Muertos. We're wondering if the festivities will be better in the city, or if there is a smaller town within an hour or two's travel that would be better? Beyond that, are there any don't-miss sights, experiences, or eateries you'd care to recommend?
posted by bricoleur on Oct 16, 2008 - 1 answer

Festivals around the world

Is there a good reference site for festivals around the world? I'm going to be traveling and this would be a neat place to start planning where to be when. I'd like to find a resource that has actual festivals, not just holidays (like you wouldn't specifically come to the US for MLK Day but you would for the 4th of July).
posted by bikergirl on May 12, 2008 - 8 answers

Now we have "open skies", we will travel

In the US from 24th-31st May, what do we do! [more inside]
posted by jobby on Apr 5, 2008 - 15 answers

What's your go-to site for events happening locally in the weeks and months ahead?

What's the best web site out there for local events going on in your area? New examples of these types of sites pop up every day, so it's hard to keep track of the best of the best, but what are some of MeFi users' favorite sites to take a look at upcoming events of all kinds, including concerts, art exhibitions, festivals, arthouse/revival film showings, etc? [more inside]
posted by mrkinla on Feb 11, 2008 - 14 answers

Art/Culture Festivals/Areas in Northern Vietnam?

My bosses are going to Vietnam early next year and are interested in finding Art and Cultural things to do. They ask me 'cause I haven't told them of the Hivemind yet. I've looked through the old threads which dealt mostly with Hanoi (and I'm sharing those) but they're up for some travel into more rural areas. They're looking for advice not only for WHERE but WHEN. Anytime from Jan to March is good. [more inside]
posted by Wink Ricketts on Sep 27, 2007 - 4 answers

Fine food, fiddles and festivals

Top tips for making good food at music festivals [more inside]
posted by Jofus on Aug 14, 2007 - 7 answers

What other conferences/events are out these like SXSW, Burning Man and TED?

What other conferences/events are out these like SXSW, Burning Man and TED? I'm looking for events that encompass popculture, technology, film and/or music.
posted by brokekid on Jul 10, 2007 - 22 answers

weird european festivals

I'm looking for quirky events or festivals around europe, especially near or around spain between january and may of this year. For example, there is an local eel tossing festival in London or a bridge jumping festival in Poland. The more fun, entertaining or quirky the festival the better!
posted by nyu2 on Jan 5, 2007 - 7 answers

what are you up to?

What kind of stuff are you planning to do in 2006? After finding out about lebowskifest I am convinced that there are some seriously cool things I don't even know that I don't know about. [more inside]
posted by pissfactory on Feb 9, 2006 - 25 answers

How is SXSW for someone under 21?

A friend and I are hoping to go to SXSW's music portion this year. I am 22, but my friend will only be 20. Will we have trouble getting into a lot of the shows? Will the whole SXSW experience not be fun for us? Is all the fun to be had 21 and over? And uh... How well will a fake ID work down there?
posted by lotsofno on Jan 12, 2005 - 4 answers

Did Christmas Become Less Holy Once It Was Associated with "Merry" or "Happy"?

Should Christmas really be "merry"? Can't the origin of the decline of this sacred day, as a sacred day be traced to couching it as a "merry" or "happy," rather than something "good" or something similarly sober?
posted by anonymous on Dec 26, 2004 - 12 answers

What to see at the Toronto Film Festival

Selecting things to see at the Toronto Film Fest. Here's a list of films playing at TIFF. International MeFites and film nuts: have you seen/heard anything about any of them/the directors? What should a TIFF-goer see or avoid? If you're going to the Fest, what are you seeing? Got extra tickets you want to sell? Looking for ones to buy? Lets use the thread to maximize the event. {more} [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Aug 28, 2004 - 14 answers

What are you reccomendations for the L.A. Times Festival of Books at UCLA

I'm going to try to attend the L.A. Times Festival of Books at UCLA this weekend, and pondering my options of which panels or other programs to attend. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by wendell on Apr 19, 2004 - 4 answers

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