Celebrate a different kind of Halloween this year in Paris by roller blading around the city dressed as something ghoulish or Halloweenish with Pari Roller. Pari Roller has scheduled a group skate for Friday, October 31 at 10pm. This should be a lot of fun and not to be missed if you’re into blading. The group could be as large as 25,000 people and it’s said that Paris’ group skate is the biggest in the world. Meet at Montparnasse between the tower and the train station at 10pm and skate ’til about 1am. Click here for more info.
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Tonight, the City of Santa Monica in California will launch an interactive light installation / art festival called, “Glow” and the pier and beach will literally glow all night long. Think of it as an all night psychedelic light party with media art, performances, music and sculpture installations. I couldn’t help writing about my old socal stomping grounds.
This is the first ever event of its kind for the U.S., but the idea isn’t new. They’ve borrowed the idea from the annual Paris Nuit Blanche (White Night), which is the night Paris stays awake till wee hours of the morning, and millions of people attend this artistic block party of sorts. (By the way, this year the Paris Nuit Blanche takes place on October 4 and 5, 2008.)
Glow takes place tonight 7pm until Sunday 7am.
Here’s a description from the site:
“Glow will fill the hours between dusk to dawn with compelling, enchanting and effervescent sights and sounds situated in spaces and times that expand possibilities for where, how and when the public experiences contemporary art.
With the historic Santa Monica Pier and adjacent world-famous Santa Monica Beach as their space, artists were commissioned to create unique and inviting works of art that welcome the public to be both audience and actor for twelve celebratory hours. Inspired by the wildly successful Nuit Blanche in Paris, Glow takes its spirit from the fabled grunion that live in local waters and come ashore several times a year to spawn in the sand creating a momentary sensation of iridescence.”
July 19, 2008
7pm to 7am
Free to the public
The “GLOW” Zone, Santa Monica, CA (Ocean Avenue between Colorado and Santa Monica Blvd), Carousel and Ferris Wheel at Santa Monica Pier, Ferris Wheel at Pacific Park, Palisades Park (at entrance to Pier on Ocean Avenue), Muscle Beach, in front of Loews Hotel at Appian Way.
Website: Glow (for current up-to-the-minute calendars, parking information, maps and schedules)
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I guess it makes sense to say “happy hours,” afterall.
(photo taken in Amiens, France)