Rik Riel's weekly round-up of upcoming SL events...
On Sunday May 20, at 7pm, swim on over to "Sirens," a new mermaid-themed club in Shamrock (Teleport SLURL.). There'll be lots of MerFolk and MerFriendly dances. I ran into Duck Auk and Akasha Wachmann, proprietors of the Sirens Club, and asked them what was up with the mermaid theme. Akasha replied, "Mermaids are just beautiful creatures--full of mystery and magic." Duck added, "It's time to get some clubs around this place that aren't so cookie cutter. But it's not all about mermaids and fish. It's about bringing out the kid in all of us."
Also coming up this week: a new Nashville hotspot, Venician fashion, bowling for lindens, faded flowers, Dutch TV stars on the block, and exiled planets. All that and oodles more after the fold...
(All listings in SLT, i.e. Pacific Standard Time)
Opening Week of the Bluebird Cafe
The Bluebird Cafe is one of Nashville’s most famous music venues, launching the careers of stars like Garth Brooks and Vince Gill. This week the Bluebird goes metaversal with the launch of an in-world club in the Nashville Music City sim (Teleport SLURL). Everyday you can catch live real world concerts streamed from the Bluebird to the virtual cafe. No word on ticket prices, but plan on spending a few lindens. I wonder if they are planning on hosting any of SL's homegrown country music stars like Dallas Horsefly or SinginCountry Commander?
Thursday, May 17
"No Matter, What" Exhibit
Artist Miri Segal and her assistant Iris Domany present a documentary film of their explorations in Second Life. Also screened into a real world gallery in Tel Aviv. At Chrysanthemum Island (18, 36).
6PM - SL Hockey League Playoffs Game 4
The Moose and the Whales have clinched the chance to compete against each other for the SL Hockey League's Linden Cup! Come cheer them on at Jericho Hill for tonight's playoffs game. At Jericho Hill (227, 138).
6PM - Prim Fundamentals Class
Kianeira MacDiarmid teaches advanced methods of controlling the building environment -- restricting prim selection, showing hidden properties, and working with grid units and ruler modes. The course assumes an intermediate working level of prim transformations including working with camera angles and basic prim transformations. At Rockcliffe I (116, 10).
6PM - Fontana2.0 Interactive Art Exhibit
Anthony Fontana presents a new exhibition at the Heldscalla Foundation (teleport SLURL). "Fontana 2.0" focuses on the web 2.0 ideology of socially motivated peer production and recontextualization of the artist himself. "ReCon(Text) #2" is an interactive piece that encourages the audience to change the images on the wall, creating different compositions and juxtapositions. These re-mixed images can then be screenshot and uploaded to a slideshow viewer.
8PM - Midknight Auer at Jade Jazz
The MidKnight Auer Quartet is reminiscent of a swankier era. MidKnight adds a modern panache to jazz standards from the '30s, '40s, '50s and '60s. At Gold Coast (198, 123).
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Friday, May 18
8AM - Welcome to SL Basics
Newbies to SL might appreciate this short class on the basics of SL that you didn't quite get from orientation. Andreia Bertolucci teaches how to search for people, events and places in SL, how to get and unpack free stuff, how to use landmarks and notecards, send IMs, and send inventory to others. At Eson (32, 162).
2PM - Manutio Abruzzo and Jaynine Scarborough in Concert
The Pantheon Performance Center on Info Island II (teleport SLURL) presents a double performance by Manutio Abruzzo and Jaynine Scarborough.
6-9PM - Soccer Match
Head to Medhue Animations to get the free Soccer Animation Overrider and shoes. With these and a little practice, you could be the next virtual Pele. Pick-up games of 3x3 will be arranged on-site. At Tanglewood City (153, 82).
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Saturday, May 19
7:30AM - LSL Scripting Class
This an Open Scripting Forum geared toward helping intermediate scripters work through issues and problems. The instructor will provide a moderated discussion covering common logic and structure problems, subject to time availability. At Thomson (163, 90).
1PM - Kisses Venice Fashion Show
*Kisses* magazine sponsors a fashion show in the Venice piazza featuring an original gown by Bare@Rose and "a surprise" for warrior women. At Venice Island (139, 133).
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Sunday, May 20
To celebrate the opening of the 10 Pin Bowling Alley, they are hosting a free bowling competition, with over L$11,000 worth of prizes. Last four in the competition also get a free non-commercial bowling alley, (value L$750). At Redux SE (96, 197).
1-2PM - Artist Talk with Marion Rickenbacker
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Monday, May 21
10AM-1PM - Mundo Dating Party
The grand opening of the Mundo Dating Corner will feature a festive dating party and an auction event. Huub and Amanda from the Dutch reality TV show "Golden Cage" will be put up for auction with the winners getting a date with one of the stars. If you want to participate in the auction sign up at www.mundo.nl (Please note that this website is in dutch.) Everything will be streamed directly to two large video screens in the DropZone regions. At Drop Zone 1 (187, 74).
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