Posts tagged with "Memorial Day Weekend"

photo by Emporium LV for use by 360 Magazine

Emporium Arcade Bar Announces Live MDW Entertainment

EMPORIUM ARCADE BAR LAS VEGAS ANNOUNCES LIVE ENTERTAINMENT THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Emporium Arcade Bar Las Vegas, the lively new bar known for its classic arcade games and colorful artistic ambiance, announces live entertainment this Memorial Day Weekend. Emporium Arcade Bar offers guests a variety of games, including classic arcade favorites, pool tables, pinball, foosball and many more. Their curated bar purveys local craft beer selections, an innovative cocktail program and expansive liquor list.

Located inside AREA15, the brand-new art and entertainment district minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, Emporium Arcade Bar Las Vegas is open daily for guests 21 years or older. Emporium Arcade Bar is free to enter but guests must reserve a free general admission ticket to AREA15 here.

Schedule for Memorial Day Weekend:

DJ Playboi
Date: Friday, May 28
Time: 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Cost: Free to enter, RSVP free entry pass required
Description: Enjoy the high-energy beats this Memorial Day weekend with headlining DJ Playboi, a highly sought after mix-master of all genres, at Emporium Arcade Bar.

DJ Playboi & Friends – DJ Stretch, Daniel Mendez, J Wells and BMK and Marcel Anthony
Date: Saturday, May 29
Time: 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Cost: Free to enter Emporium and AREA15, RSVP required here for this night only
Description: Enjoy the high-energy beats this Memorial Day weekend with headlining DJ Playboi, a highly sought after mix-master of all genres, at Emporium Arcade Bar.

Skyler Villain
Date: Sunday, May 30
Time: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Cost: Free to enter, RSVP free entry pass required
Description: As a music producer and one half of the infamous The Vaude Villainz, Skyler Villain’s DJ sets are measured with precision and passion to ignite the crowds he performs for. With a strong knowledge of jazz as well as house and hip hop, Skyler Villain combines vintage swing sounds together with pure, unadulterated 21st century bass.

PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE
AREA15 and all its experiences follow the latest recommendations of leading health experts and government authorities, including the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Masks are required, social distancing is enforced, and guests’ temperatures are screened by an AI-driven thermal scanning platform that screens temperature accurately and non-invasively.

ABOUT EMPORIUM ARCADE BAR LAS VEGAS
Emporium Arcade Bar Las Vegas provides a distinctive entertainment destination inside AREA15, Las Vegas’ new art and entertainment district located minutes from the Strip. Emporium first launched in Chicago in 2012 and has become renowned as an unparalleled destination for all types of games, including classic arcade favorites, pool tables, pinball, foosball and many more. Its passionately curated bar purveys the choicest craft beer selections, an innovative cocktail program and expansive liquor list. In addition, Emporium Arcade Bar showcases vibrant murals by local artists and an ongoing, robust calendar of live shows, DJs and game tournaments.

ABOUT AREA15
AREA15, located minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, is the world’s first purpose-built experiential entertainment district offering live events, immersive activations, monumental art installations, extraordinary design elements, unique retail, ground-breaking technology, bars and eateries and much more. With a growing collection of dynamic destinations including Dueling AxesEmporium Arcade BarLost Spirits DistilleryOddwood Bar, Wink World: Portals Into The InfiniteMuseum FiascoRocket FizzFive Iron GolfThe Beast by Todd EnglishOZ Experience, Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart and more, AREA15 is an ever-changing art, retail and entertainment attracting locals and tourists of all ages.

EMPORIUM ARCADE BAR LAS VEGAS ANNOUNCES LIVE ENTERTAINMENT IN JULY

WHAT:
Emporium Arcade Bar Las Vegas, the lively new bar known for its classic arcade games and colorful artistic ambiance, announces additional DJ nights throughout July.

Open daily for guests ages 21 and older, Emporium Arcade Bar is free to enter for guests who reserve a free general admission ticket to AREA15 at AREA15.com. In addition, Emporium visitors can now also access it directly through a separate entrance to AREA15, which is accessible from the parking lot on the west side of the building exclusively for Emporium guests.

The schedule for July follows; all shows take place from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.:

These Are The Breaks, A Night Of Vinyl Sets featuring Skyler Villain and Rotating DJ’s
Date: Thursday, July 1
Description: As a music producer and one half of the infamous “The Vaude Villainz,” Skyler Villain’s DJ sets are measured with precision and passion to ignite the crowds he performs for. With a strong knowledge of jazz as well as house and hip hop, Skyler Villian combines vintage swing sounds together with pure, unadulterated 21st century bass. Click here for more information.

Mike Carbonell
Date: Friday, July 2
Description: As a Las Vegas local, Mike’s talent and passion for playing cutting-edge music led him to work in the city’s most prestigious nightclubs. He’s performed with artists such as Lil Jon, R3hab and Knife Party. Click here for more information.

DJ Mario E
Date: Saturday, July 3
Description: Mario E grew up surrounded by music and learned from the best. He has worked for radio stations and mixed in the hottest nightclubs throughout the United States. Click here for more information.

Kid Funk
Date: Sunday, July 4
Description: Kid Funk is a Las Vegas resident DJ and producer who mixes at hot spots throughout the city. Click here for more information.

Yo Yolie
Industry Mondays includes ten free tokens with Nevada ID.
Date: Monday, July 5
Description: Born and raised in the Bay Area, Yo Yolie is a music enthusiast. She spins at world-renowned venues across the country and has played for leading brands such as Google, NFL and Nike. She’s also performed for thousands at high-profile concerts and festivals. Click here for more information.

DJ Seany Mac
Date: Tuesday, July 6
Description: DJ Seany Mac is a bona fide party rocker. He has been spinning in Las Vegas nightclubs for more than 10 years and maneuvers music to evoke emotion. A self-taught DJ, he has played for audiences all over the world. Click here for more information.

EstoVega
Date: Wednesday, July 7
Description: Living in Las Vegas, DJ and producer EstoVega is emerging with his own take on dance music. He takes classic house and techno, blends it with a twist of lo-fi grit and funk, adds a dash of DIY resistance and packs the dance floor. Click here for more information.

These Are The Breaks, A Night Of Vinyl Sets featuring Skyler Villain and Rotating DJ’s
Date: Thursday, July 8
Description: Click here for more information.

Brandon Beach
Date: Friday, July 9
Description: After five years of active-duty service in the U.S. Army, Beach moved to San Francisco to attend college for music production and sound design. He now brings his sounds to nightclubs in San Francisco and Las Vegas. Click here for more information.

DJ ShadowReD
Date: Saturday, July 10
Description: ShadowReD has forged multi-ethnic and cultural friendships that exposed him to a plethora of music growing up in Brooklyn, New York. His unique style makes him highly sought after in the nightlife scene throughout the world. Click here for more information.

Kid Funk
Date: Sunday, July 11
Description: Kid Funk is a Las Vegas resident DJ and producer and mixes at hot spots throughout the city. Click here for more information.

Kid Funk
Industry Mondays includes ten free tokens with Nevada ID.
Date: Monday, July 12
Description: Kid Funk is a Las Vegas resident DJ and producer and mixes at hot spots throughout the city. Click here for more information.

DJ Smoke-One
Date: Tuesday, July 13
Description: Specializing in reggae and hip-hop, DJ Smoke-One is a party starter who delivers thick basslines and funky breaks. Click here for more information. 

DJ TeenWolf
Date: Wednesday, July 14
Description: As the former DJ and producer for the Brooklyn based punk-rap group Ninjasonik, DJ Teenwolf has toured the world and performed alongside many of today’s most incredible artists. Mixing hip hop stylings with indie rock ethos, DJ TeenWolf has mixed records in front of extremely diverse crowds. Click here for more information.

These Are The Breaks, A Night Of Vinyl Sets featuring Skyler Villain and Rotating DJ’s
Date: Thursday, July 15
Description: Click here for more information.

DJ CO1
Date: Friday, July 16
Description: DJ CO1 is a Las Vegas-based mixer who established himself as a diverse DJ known for mixing at nightclubs and events and also for his weekly nationally syndicated mix show on radio stations heard in more than 35 markets. Click here for more information.

DJ Dazzler
Date: Saturday, July 17
Description: Dazzler has been known to be a multi-faceted DJ and MC who goes against the grain by introducing and re-introducing sounds that take guests on a musical expedition. Click here for more information.

“RetroVision” with DJs BSTANG and PDOT
Date: Sunday, July 18
Description: Bringing their special flavors of bass to Emporium Las Vegas’s dance floor, DJs BSTANG and PDOT enliven the party with their special “RetroVision” performance.

Eric Of Dena
Industry Mondays includes ten free tokens with Nevada ID.
Date: Monday, July 19
Description: Based in Las Vegas, Eric Of Dena is a music producer known for performing at nightclubs and day clubs throughout the city. Click here for more information.

DJ Seany Mac
Date: Tuesday, July 20
Description: Click here for more information.

EstoVega
Date: Wednesday, July 21
Description: Click here for more information.

These Are The Breaks, A Night Of Vinyl Sets featuring Skyler Villain and Rotating DJ’s
Date: Thursday, July 22
Description: Click here for more information.

DJ Earwaxxx
Date: Friday, July 23
Description: DJ Earwaxxx has been voted Las Vegas’ most talented DJ. He plays for thousands of club-goers every weekend in worldrenowned clubs, incorporating flawless blends, impeccable scratches and intricate mixing. Click here for more information.

D-Miles
Date: Saturday, July 24
Description: D-Miles has easily dominated every venue and party with his infectious energy, and has established a national and international following and holds residencies at several nightclubs in Las Vegas. Click here for more information.

Yo Yolie
Date: Sunday, July 25
Description: Click here for more information.

DJ Amanda Rose
Industry Mondays includes ten free tokens with Nevada ID.
Date: Monday, July 26
Description: Spinning her signature versatile mix of feel-good music at the hottest bars and nightclubs along the West Coast, Amanda Rose has become one of the most sought-after names in the industry. Click here for more information.

DJ Smoke-One
Date: Tuesday, July 27
Description: Click here for more information.

DJ TeenWolf
Date: Wednesday, July 28
Description: Click here for more information.

These Are The Breaks, A Night Of Vinyl Sets featuring Skyler Villain and Rotating DJ’s
Date: Thursday, July 29
Description: Click here for more information.

DJ UltraViolet
Date: Friday, July 30
Description: DJ UltraViolet is known for her crowd-slaying sets, top-notch selection and first-class mixing skills. She is currently one of the most sought-after female trap, dubstep and basic music DJs currently touring the country. Click here for more information.

DJ Mario E
Date: Saturday, July 31
Description: Click here for more information.

ABOUT EMPORIUM ARCADE BAR LAS VEGAS
Emporium Arcade Bar Las Vegas provides a distinctive entertainment destination inside AREA15, Las Vegas’ new art and entertainment district located minutes from the Strip. Emporium first launched in Chicago in 2012 and has become renowned as an unparalleled destination for all types of games, including classic arcade favorites, pool tables, pinball, foosball and many more. Its passionately curated bar purveys the choicest craft beer selections, an innovative cocktail program and expansive liquor list. In addition, Emporium Arcade Bar showcases vibrant murals by local artists and an ongoing, robust calendar of live shows, DJs and game tournaments. For more information, visit their website, as well as its Facebook and Instagram pages.

ABOUT AREA15
AREA15, located minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, is the world’s first purpose-built experiential entertainment district offering live events, immersive activations, monumental art installations, extraordinary design elements, unique retail, ground-breaking technology, bars and eateries and much more. With a growing collection of dynamic destinations including Dueling AxesEmporium Arcade BarLost Spirits DistilleryOddwood Bar, “Wink World: Portals Into The Infinite,” Museum FiascoRocket FizzFive Iron GolfThe Beast by Todd EnglishOZ Experience and anchor experience, Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart, AREA15 is an ever-changing art, retail and entertainment district attracting locals and tourists of all ages. Follow on Instagram and Twitter: @AREA15Official; Facebook: AREA15LasVegas and YouTube: AREA15. Hashtag: #AREA15. Click here for directions and here to download high-res renderings.

*Photos Courtesy of Emporium Arcade Bar Las Vegas

illustration by Kaelen for use by 360 MAGAZINE

Upgrade Your Memorial Day Weekend Party

Preparing For Memorial Day Weekend and The Start of Summer With Party Expert Meredith Staggers

With Memorial Day approaching, it’s finally time to celebrate the unofficial start to summer. From family gatherings and entertaining friends, how are you going to prepare for the long weekend?

Meredith Staggers, founder & owner of Cake & Confetti, shares how she is preparing for MDW get-togethers, along with her affordable home décor picks and best practices on partying inside and outside the home, which includes notable DIY projects and entertaining ideas, to kick off BBQ season in style.

With Memorial Day this weekend, Meredith Staggers has provided some tips below, to create fun and unique looks to spruce up any party.

On Décor

  • Let’s start with an affordable home décor pick, like an easy tablespace idea. You may be tempted to decorate with traditional flag decor, but I challenge you to think outside the box a little bit! Pattern mixing adds interest to the table and definitely doesn’t have to be complicated.
  • Stick to a color scheme. I love choosing two or three colors and mixing patterns within those colors. For holidays like Memorial Day and July 4th, use red, white and blue but instead of flags or stripes, I suggest adding some gingham and other fun patterns!
  • Add in layers. I love the texture the jute placemat adds here and instead of putting the blue plates directly on the placemat, I added a slightly larger white plate between the two. It helps make the patterned plate stand out!
  • Buy disposable utensils, napkins and inexpensive pieces from places like Home Goods or Tuesday Morning. For summer hosting I like to stick to things I can throw away for easy clean up. I picked up these gingham napkins and gold plastic utensils for a few dollars. Inexpensive items like this allow you to mix and match patterns without committing too much!
  • For sustainability purposes, I always have reusable cotton napkins and find that cleaning them with Arm & Hammer Odor Blasters after each party gets the job done and leaves them feeling like new!

On Food

  • You cannot throw a good party without creative food ideas for you guests. Since I have a lot on my plate (literally), I like to simply dress up store-bought sugar cookies, and cupcakes with fruit and sprinkles! This takes the time out of cooking your own baked goods. However, it adds a little something extra than just using the basic store bought ones. By adding fruit and sprinkles to my deserts it gives it more of a personal touch.
  • Next up is my personal favorite The Dash Popcorn Maker. I suggest making DIY popcorn cones with patriotic paper. It is so fun and easy, and the kids absolutely love it!
  • Finally, I like to put out personal snack boards. I fill them with sweet and savory snacks that kids and adults go crazy for and it changes up from the normal cheese board.
  • We’re doing our best to use this time at home to create new traditions- and by celebrating with family and having your kids cook or set up with you is something that helps my family create these precious moments! My daughter Piper loves to help me in the kitchen, so whenever I let her lend a hand she is always thrilled!

About Meredith Staggers

Blogger, photo stylist, and founder of Cake & Confetti.

After working in the marketing and event planning industry for three years, Meredith decided to launch Cake & Confetti (named after two of her party must-haves) with the support of her amazing second-half, Trent. Since 2013, the business has evolved from party planning to a multi-faceted styling boutique and blog.

Art in the Garden illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

Calling All Art-Fanatics!

Calling All Art-Fanatics: 18 Exciting Art Happenings Across the Country

Destinations News:

California

  • Presidio “My Park Moment” Photo Contest: The Presidio in San Francisco has launched “My Park Moment” photo contest, where the public can submit a photo of their favorite park memory through May 28—a family picnic, a camping trip, their last hike in the Presidio or anything else they love to do in their favorite park. This fall, approximately 400 photos will be selected for a free and family-friendly outdoor photo show at the future home of the Presidio Tunnel Tops. Debuting in spring 2022, the Presidio Tunnel Tops project, comprising 14 acres of new national park land—will be an iconic “must see” San Francisco destination. 
  • LACMA Partners with Snapchat: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and Snapchat recently debuted the “Monumental Perspectives” experience, which brings together artists and technologists to create virtual monuments that explore some of the histories of local communities in an effort to highlight perspectives from across the region. Visitors can experience the augmented reality monuments online or at site-specific locations across Los Angeles including LACMA’s Wilshire Boulevard campus, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and more. 
  • Napa Wrap Art and Art Walk: Napa Wrap Art is a new outdoor public art project debuting this spring, featuring transformed utility boxes into works of art around Downtown Napa. Thirteen regional artists were selected to create diverse designs that provide an opportunity to turn ordinary objects into something special that both locals and visitors can enjoy. Later this summer, Downtown Napa will welcome a new rotation of the Napa Art Walk sculptures – a true outdoor treasure hunt for art that is a perfect activity for kids of all ages. 
  • Desert X: The third installment of the internationally acclaimed biennial desert art exhibition returned in 2021 through May 16. The 2021 Desert X artist lineup includes a diverse group of 13 artists ranging from locals like Kim Stringfellow to international representatives like Zahrah Alghamdi. Visitors can explore new outdoor art installations across the desert region for an exciting socially distant experience.

Texas

  • San Antonio’s McNay Art Museum just opened Limitless! Five Women Reshape Contemporary Art, which includes an ever-popular infinity mirror room installation. San Antonio Museum of Art opened No Ocean Between Us, featuring art from Latin American artists of Asian descent, while the Briscoe Western Art Museum will open Still in the Saddle: A New History of the Hollywood Western in time for Memorial Day Weekend.
  • Designed by Steven Holl Architects, the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts completes a decade-long campus redevelopment project. Opened to the public in late 2020, the building finishes a trio of spaces that make up one of the largest art museums in the country. On the first floor is a black-box gallery dedicated to immersive installations. Second-floor galleries highlight photography, decorative arts, prints and drawings, and the top floor features thematic exhibitions on art from the 1960s onward. Additionally, the space features a 215-seat theater and a fine dining restaurant. 
  • The Dallas Museum of Art recently unveiled Cubism in Color: The Still Lifes of Juan Gris, the first US exhibition in over 35 years dedicated to the Spanish artist Juan Gris, this exhibition reconsiders the legacy of this important yet underappreciated modernist master. Co-organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and the Baltimore Museum of Art, Cubism in Color: The Still Lifes of Juan Gris highlights the artist’s pioneering and revolutionary contributions to the Cubist movement by focusing on his fascination with subjects drawn from everyday life.

Rapid City, South Dakota

  • “Legends in Light” Laser Show at Crazy Horse Memorial – Beginning Memorial Day weekend and occurring nightly through Labor Day, the “Legends in Light” laser show at Crazy Horse Memorial turns the carved mountainside into a 500-foot remarkable display. Each night at 9:30 p.m., viewers can take in the story and rich heritage of Native Americans.The show presents colorful animations and features music with choreographed lasers and sound effects.  
  • Gift From Mother Earth Art Show – Every June, Crazy Horse Memorial hosts The Gift From Mother Earth Art Show – an exhibition that celebrates a blend of arts and crafts that represent Native American cultures and the New West. From Friday June 18th – Sunday June 20th, artists of custom-made clothing, jewelry and other similar items will showcase their pieces starting at 8 a.m. each day. 
  • Native POP: People of the Plains – Featuring original Native work by established and emerging Native American Artists, Native POP is a one-day fine art show located in Main Street Square in downtown Rapid City. This cultural celebration will take place on Tuesday, July 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 8 pm. and will feature Native culture bearers sharing their Native knowledge and artistry. Visitors to Rapid City can also experience Native American art, culture and history at Prairie Edge or Journey Museum and open-air murals painted by local artists at Art Alley throughout the summer. 

St. Pete/Clearwater, Florida

From museums devoted to big-name artists to incredible street murals adorning the buildings around St. Pete’s Central Avenue, art—and the cultures it celebrates—is all around in St. Pete/Clearwater. Spring/Summer 2021 is an exciting season for St. Pete art, with new exhibitions, venues, and events to explore. 

  • From Margins to Mainstays at Museum of Fine Arts St. Pete – This exhibition, on display April 24 – September 26, features masterworks from MFA’s photography collection that were made by artists whose careers and personal lives were sidelined, ignored, or impacted by their gender, race, sexuality, or nationality. From Margins to Mainstays illustrates how the canon of photography has changed since the medium first began being shown in museums in the 1940s, with particular emphasis on rectifying the small percentage of women and artists of color historically acquired by and displayed in public collections. The exhibition includes works by Berenice Abbott, Lotte Jacobi, Carrie Mae Weems, Lee Miller, Cornelius Marion Battey, James Van Der Zee, and Manuel Álvarez Bravo.
  • Fairgrounds St. Pete at The Factory – Art enthusiasts will fall in love with The Factory, an 8-warehouse St. Pete arts center spread over 6.5 acres in the heart of the Warehouse Arts District. Fairgrounds St. Pete, opening Spring 2021 at The Factory, is a 15,000 square foot artist-made environment. Fairgrounds functions as an immersive, choose-your-own-adventure experience where visitors are invited to explore a world of playful art and technology exhibits that highlight weird, wacky, and wonderful Florida. The inaugural installation gives 60+ local and nationally recognized artists a platform to showcase their work and experiment with the unexpected. Fairgrounds aims to compensate artists fairly for their contributions by paying not only for their work, but also a portion of the profits from ticket sales while their work is on view. Through exhibits, events, workshops, and creative education programs, Fairgrounds will be a leader for arts innovation and an economic engine for local artists and craftspeople.

Hotel/Attraction News:

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

Kicking off in May, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa has partnered with local artists and galleries to create the “Art in the Garden” exhibit. The gallery spread out across the property’s 10 acres of gardens will be open to both guests and the local community, free of charge, and Estancia will be providing a guided art brochure that showcases the various pieces and maps them out across the property. Art pieces including murals, statues and galleries have been created and provided by locals including Channin Fulton, Stefanie Bales, Billy Pease, Thomas J. Galleries and more.

New Orleans – The National WWII Museum

The National WWII Museum’s newest special exhibit “SOLDIER | ARTIST: Trench Art in World War II” explores the unique military pastime of creating art, souvenirs and tools out of the discarded materials and waste of war. Featuring more than 150 artifacts, many of which have never been exhibited, the collection also includes a background on the creators, providing a rare glimpse into the circumstances of war and the ingenuity and resourcefulness of servicemembers in the field. Such items range from souvenirs, such as ashtrays and jewelry made by servicemembers for their loved ones at home, to forbidden items like radios and musical instruments made by prisoners of war. The exhibition will be open to the public through January 2, 2022.

Daxton Hotel – Birmingham, Michigan

Daxton Hotel has opened its doors in the affluent community of Birmingham, a city 30 minutes north of Detroit. The hotel features a minimalist-luxe design with more than 400 original pieces of cutting-edge art curated from around the world by renowned  Saatchi Art. The incredible collection of mixed media brings whimsical and energetic flair throughout as vibrant colors flood spaces throughout the hotel, featuring a chartreuse lobby, deep-burgundy guest rooms and lavender parlors, an ideal composition juxtaposed with the art collection, avant-garde architectural lighting and furniture in bold shapes. Daxton Hotel brings a blend of provocative yet sophisticated style, offering artistic freedom of expression throughout the use of light rays, shadows and reflections creating an ethereal mood. The hotel offers a Beauty + Bubbles event, where visitors get an intimate tour of the public art collection curated by Saatchi Art on the first Friday of every month. The tour features work from 160 artists representing nearly 40 countries. The artwork crosses multiple mediums including painting, photography, collage, drawing and sculpture of some of the best international, national and regional artists.

The MC Hotel – Montclair, NJ

Located just 45 minutes outside of NYC, the 159 room MC Hotel is at the intersection of culture and community in the heart of Montclair’s thriving artistic community. With art curated from established and up-and-coming artists in every room, the hotel is part art gallery, part meeting place. Currently on display are pieces from painters Ryan Chin and Siona Benjamin-Kruge as well as mixed-media artist Basia Goszczynska to name a few. At guest check-in travelers will be met by a sculpture of a flower from Karen Kimmel that stretches across two walls. The sculpture features textiles that were meticulously hand-punched then painted onsite. On the lobby wall of the bar guests will see a sculpture from Goszczynska which is made from salvaged oyster farming bags, marine rope and steel wire. He also continues this unique interpretation of upcycling to shelves of the bar which displays Rainbow Collections, a piece featuring crowdsourced microplastics and salvaged baby food jars.

Crossroads Hotel – Kansas City, MO

With 2,000 square foot dedicated to public art, local artists and artists with historic ties to Kansas City, Crossroads is not just community-driven but art-driven. The gallery program is a thoughtful effort to reflect and contribute to the surrounding art district. Exhibitions, artist commissions, performances and unexpected artist-driven experiences intimately connect visitors to the creative scene thriving in the area. Along with the public gallery and local creative contributions to the interiors, amenities and delicacies, Crossroads is thrilled to support an artist in residence program. Curated by Hesse McGraw (director at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston) and Kansas City’s el dorado inc., the hotel’s architecture firm, the program provides another meaningful way for Crossroads to contribute to and support the artistic, social and cultural flourishing happening in the city. Current artist in residence Nick Miller is showcasing Wild Stallion, is a sculptural installation representing unseen and unstoppable algorithmic forces of technological innovation done with duct tape. Previous exhibits have come from Peggy Noland whose car makeovers are nothing short legendary and Glyneisha Johnson whose Watering Place paidhomage to the plants as a source of refuge for Black, Brown and Indigenous people.

Hewing HotelMinneapolis, MN

Since opening its doors in 2016 the 124-room luxury lifestyle Hewing Hotel has provided an unmistakable all-Minnesotan experience in the bustling North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis. The former farm implements showroom and warehouse built in 1897 has been reborn as a cultural center for the community retaining its original brick and timber rustic charm. Immersing guests in Minneapolis, the hotel offers unique experiences with Minnesotan flair such as a monthly music series, Alley KAT! Perkins Pop Up Concert in the adjacent alley with season 6 The Voice semi-finalist Kat Perkins. The visual art of the area is on display through regularly rotating installations of local artists. The current collection includes works from Minneapolis-based artists Roko and Toni Gallo reflecting the beauty and talent within the area.

Bike Ride illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

Bike4Tourism × Cycle the World

Bike4Tourism Invites Would-Be Travelers to Cycle the World, Virtually

Seeking a Global Community to Bike Together While Apart and Share Images of Each Other’s Routes

Missing international travel?   Wishing you could host some out-of-town friends to show them your most beautiful locations? Then Bike4Tourism has an inspiring global event tailor-made for you this Memorial Day weekend, on Sunday, May 30th.

Bike4Tourism aims to promote healthy living and sustainable tourism. The goal of the event is to have as many participants as possible, in every country, riding bikes and sharing photographs to the global community of the most beautiful places near their homes.

In sharing each other’s images, cyclists will virtually visit cities, countries and continents, without need for a passport — just a helmet and the will to discover or rediscover the places that surround us and show them to others.

Organizers are hoping for more than 115,000 participants around the world to break the current record.  Proceeds will support environmental conservation charities and aid tourism businesses in financial need following Covid-19 travel restrictions.

It’s hoped that participants are left with even more desire to travel, sustainably, with a huge selection of photos of beautiful places from which to choose their next journey.

All are welcome to participate, and free tickets will be made available for children to encourage family bike rides.   Early bird tickets are available from April 20th.  For more information, visit Bike 4 Tourism, and Facebook.

Medical Travel Tips for Memorial Day

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer.  According to AAA, more than 41.5 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend by car, plane, or train. Nothing ruins a long-awaited vacation faster than getting sick or being in medical distress.  We turned to Dr. Niket Sonpal, an NYC internist and gastroenterologist for some tips on how to avoid health consequences will traveling.

Avoid Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep vein Thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot (thrombus) forms in one or more of the deep veins in your body, usually in your legs. Deep vein thrombosis can cause leg pain or swelling, but also can occur with no symptoms. For travelers, this can happen on long haul trips where you are not moving. Dr. Sonpal recommends if you are flying or on a train, to move around the cabin to get the blood flowing in your legs. If you are driving, take a break at a rest stop and walk around. Compression socks are also another option to prevent DVT.

Don’t Get Nauseous

People can experience motion sickness on virtually any mode of transportation. To combat this, Dr. Sonpal suggests Dramamine® Non-Drowsy Naturals, Dramamine®’s first non-drowsy formulation. It contains the clinically tested ginger dosage required for preventing and treating motion sickness. Other sources of ginger, including candies, gums, or ginger ale, may not contain a full clinical dose. For someone who is already experiencing nausea while traveling, it is a good idea to keep Emetrol on hand which is an over the counter nausea medication that does not cause drowsiness.

Avoid Bloating on a Plane

If you get gassy on a plane, you’re not alone! Dr. Sonpal explains that, “As the pressure around you decreases, the gas in your belly isn’t constrained as much and it expands. This can make you feel bloated or become distended.” It is essential to avoid foods that cause gas or have salt. Skip the tomato juice in flight and stick with non-carbonated water. Avoid alcohol, cruciferous vegetables, dairy and high sodium snacks such as salted peanuts or pretzels. Foods that are protein packed, magnesium-rich and high in Vitamin C are good options.

Sanitize Your Surfaces

Planes and trains are a breeding ground for illness.  The former is awful due to re-circulated air. Most travelers would be appalled if they really knew how germy their tray tables are! Dr. Sonpal suggests sanitizing wipes for your tray table, seat belt clip and hand rests of your seats on planes and trains. When you exit a restroom on a plane or train and touch the door handles, be sure to use hand sanitizer even if you already washed your hands.

Get Your Shots Before Traveling Abroad!

Before you even book your trip, make sure you’re up to date on your shots. If you’re traveling to an area where you’re at risk for picking up an illness like malaria, you might be prescribed preventative medication. Dr. Sonpal suggests that, “People should use the CDC website for recommended vaccines for travel abroad or see a travel clinic. The health risks posed to Americans vary based on the country they are traveling to.”

Don’t Touch the Ice!

When traveling to a different country, most people are very cautious about only drinking bottled water.  Many folks forget that ice is simply frozen water and put it into their soft drinks or alcoholic beverages. Contrary to what one might think, freezing water does not kill bacteria. The only way to be sure it is safe is if you boiled the water and then froze it.

Avoid Jet Lag

Even a relatively short time change from EST to PST (3 hours) can cause jet lag. With some international travel from the United States, the time difference can be as much as twelve hours. If you’re traveling east, try going to bed one hour earlier each night for a few days before your departure. Dr. Sonpal suggests that, “If you’re traveling east, try going to bed one hour earlier each night for a few days before your departure. Go to bed one hour later for several nights if you’re flying west. If possible, eat meals closer to the time you’ll be eating them at your destination. Set your watch to the new time before you leave. Once you reach your destination, try not to sleep until the local nighttime, no matter how tired you are.”

Essential Medicine/Supplies to Travel

Dr. Sonpal stresses never to check your medication with your baggage, always keep it in your carry on. Have a fresh re-fill on prescription medication with extra doses in case you get stuck at your destination. In addition, here are some essential over the counter meds/supplies to travel with:

Benadryl- For allergic reactions such as insect or bee bites.

Pepto Bismol- For diarrhea

Laxative such as Dulcolax

Anti-biotic ointment such as Neosporin

Common cold/sinus remedies such as Mucinex or Claritin

Pain relievers such as Tylenol or Motrin

Anti- Nausea medication such as Emetrol

Motion Sickness medication such as Dramamine. If you are the driver, be sure to take the non-drowsy version.

Electrolyte tablets for dehydration

Hydrocortisone cream to relieve itching from rashes, bites, poison ivy etc.

Aloe to soothe sunburned skin

Band-Aids

Digital Thermometer

Nasal Spray to prevent clogged ears while flying

Tweezers

Eye Drops

Epi-Pen if you are prone to severe allergic reactions

How to Find a Reliable Physician if you are Traveling Abroad

The US embassy in your destination country (http://www.usembassy.gov/) can help you locate medical services and will notify your family and friends in the event of an emergency. When selecting a doctor, make sure that I he or she can speak your language. The following resources provide lists of doctors and clinics that can care of travelers:

The International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers (www.iamat.org; membership required, but it is free)

Joint Commission International (www.jointcommissioninternational.org)

The International Society of Travel Medicine (www.istm.org)

Travel Health Online (www.tripprep.com; gets information from various sources so quality is not guaranteed)