Interesting events
January 6, 2012 11:06 AM   Subscribe

Is there a website or something where i can find interesting/odd festivals, events, competitions ie : state fairs, log rolling competition, auctions, strong man competitions, pop culture debates? I feel like you already have to be in these circles to know about the events but i'm just intersted in doing different things. East coast or nation wide would be great.
posted by PeaPod to Society & Culture (8 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
Jeff Stark does a really good weekly mailing list for things in nyc.
nonsense nyc is a discriminating resource for independent art, weird events, strange happenings, unique parties, and senseless culture in new york city.

we like rock bands and experimental musicians and arty films and galleries and museums and big street festivals, but we can find information about all of those things in other places. we generally will not list these kind of things on their own. that leaves that other stuff, the stuff that has no name or a name that you feel really self-conscious saying out loud, like "underground." we publish more or less once a week in easy digest format. this happens on thursdays or fridays.
posted by hellomina at 11:35 AM on January 6, 2012

I don't know if you are looking for A Special Website listing all kind of events or if you're looking for individual references. Two of my answers steer toward the latter.

If Renaissance-iness is of interest there is RenFaire (Kenosha WI)
Also Midwestern, there's the Mustard Museum (Madison WI)
Also, Strongman (Ford's Gym).

The Midwest Tourism Association site offers even more options.
posted by mcbeth at 11:40 AM on January 6, 2012

Frozen Dead Guy Days in Nederland Co.
posted by FlamingBore at 11:41 AM on January 6, 2012

This site covers interesting/weird Boston and nearby areas, also has weekly email newsletter.
posted by marginaliana at 12:12 PM on January 6, 2012

Johnny's List of Weird Events (a subset of Boston Events Insider). It's mainly greater Boston/Eastern Mass but does cover all of New England.
posted by bryghtrose at 12:12 PM on January 6, 2012

They've gotten more spammy-looking over the years, but I've found some interesting events posted on Whofish. They used to be just New England, but have expanded to other states.
posted by FreezBoy at 12:15 PM on January 6, 2012

This previous question had lots of great answers.
posted by msali at 12:21 PM on January 6, 2012

Here's a timely suggestion from Lifehacker:
Zapaday is a free global events calendar you can tap into to find out what's happening soon, from holidays to cultural events and news. Zapaday scrapes 4,000+ news sites for future events and also pulls in important public calendars. The webapp, now in beta, can be accessed without signing up for an account, but if you register you can get event notifications for categories that matter to you (business, culture, sports, science, and so on).
posted by Rhaomi at 2:32 PM on January 6, 2012 [2 favorites]

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