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Offbeat Adventures in Chicago

Presented by New Belgium

It stands to reason that Chicago’s second-city complex would lead to a lot of validation-seeking boasting and bragging – and it sure can. But there’s also that pesky Midwestern meekness, not to mention a well-learned, necessity-birthed knack for the clandestine (see our storied histories of speakeasies, house-music loft parties, alternative-exhibition galleries, etc.), both of which contribute to an undeniable fact: This town can keep a secret. Without giving away too much, we’ve decided to open the vault on a few favorite hidden gems, off-the-beaten-path highlights, and obscure delights, plus one bonus offbeat adventure: New Belgium’s Tour de Fat, an annual celebration of “bikes, beer & bemusement,” lands Saturday, July 12th at Palmer Square with a bike parade, dance contest, live music, and thousands of local cycling enthusiasts. Don’t miss it! … Read More

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Al Fresco Cinema: The Best Outdoor Movie Spots in the Country

Presented by Starbucks Iced Coffee

IMAX and 3-D attempted to amp up the movie-going experience, but for our money, nothing beats watching a movie under the stars in the great outdoors — or local city park, for that matter. Putting a refreshing spin on cinema, the following al fresco spots are our favorites in the nation. Pack a picnic and make a date. To pack in even more refreshing summer fun, NYC & LA culture vultures should check out our custom Flavorpill summer guides. From flicks to food and comedy, we’ve rounded up the top events of the season. … Read More

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Hand-crafted Creativity at Work

Presented by Hangar 1

Hangar 1 Vodka is all about hand-crafted, California creativity. To celebrate that ingenuity, Flavorpill is presenting Call to California, a craft event series exploring the unique, the artisanal, and the creative. If you’re in SF or NYC, you can enter for a chance to win a spot at one of these exclusive events. For everyone else, we talked with the tastemakers and entrepreneurs themselves; from surfboards to rock-climbing, photography to terrariums, learn what keeps these creatives fired up.  … Read More

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Refresh Your Library: Better Summer Reads

Presented by Starbucks

Longer summer days mean more time for reading. In a season of highlights, it’s tough to trim the list, but we’ve rounded up our favorite new books that should absolutely be in your beach bag this summer. After you refresh your library/e-reader, check out our Ultimate Summer Guides for awesome things to do in LA & NYC (if you can pull your nose out of these books). … Read More

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Naked Juice’s Day in the Park, Or: When Adults Play Tug-of-War

Presented by Naked Juice

Naked Juice packed in way more fun field games for their Day in the Park — which hit San Francisco, Dallas, Chicago, Portland, and Philadelphia. On May 18, over 2,000 people gathered for yoga, tug-of-war, and yes: bubble soccer. Check out some highlights below! … Read More

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Offbeat Adventures in Washington DC

Presented by New Belgium Brewing

If TV anti-heroes like House of Cards‘ Frank Underwood are to to believed, DC is a carnage-packed coliseum defined by a single insatiable desire: the pursuit of power. Perhaps for folks up on the Hill, but they mostly came from afar, and for that one reason. They aren’t the real Washington residents. In pockets of the city where the Washington Monument is a simple speck in the sky, DC is a bastion of odd, offbeat adventure. Join us as we explore six contemporary cultural institutions and events that make DC as culturally intriguing as it is politically potent. Bonus offbeat adventure: New Belgium’s Tour de Fat, an annual celebration of “bikes, beer & bemusement,” lands Saturday, May 31st at Yards Park with headliner Reggie Watts and thousands of local cycling enthusiasts. Don’t miss it! … Read More

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Culture Fit: Our Favorite City Parks in the US

Presented by Naked Juice

While we’re big fans of binge-watching Orange Is the New Black and old episodes of Orphan Black (seriously: huge fans), summer is calling, and we’d like to encourage you to make the most of it by getting out of doors and seeing what your city has to offer culturally. A great start: these awesome city parks around the country. Each boasts special summer programming including concerts, films, and fitness, plus interesting architectural elements and natural flora that even your 60-inch HD television can’t replicate. Proof of outdoor excellence can be found at several of these this Sunday, for Naked Juice’s Day in the Park. Register to attend and you could win a free bike! … Read More

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A Practical Guide to Wacky Summer “Sports”

Presented by Naked Juice

It’s finally getting summery outdoors and just in time — Naked Juice’s Day in the Park is this Sunday, May 18, in five city parks across the country. There’s all kinds of crazy fun to be had, including a yoga class, tug-of-war, relay races, bubble soccer, and tons of prizes. To prep you for the big day, we’ve created a guide to the most important things (well, maybe the most fun things) about these silly summer sports. See you at the park! … Read More

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10 Must-See Movies at This Year’s Tribeca Film Festival

Presented by AMEX

In the 14 years since it was founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff, the Tribeca Film Festival has gone from a neighborhood favorite to one of the East Coast’s most expansive and impressive film festivals. Beginning with April 16’s premiere of the Nas documentary Time is Illmatic, Tribeca will take over several cinemas throughout the city to present an impressive slate of narrative and documentary films (the 2014 slate, culled from over 6,000 submissions, includes 87 features from 32 countries). Your film editor was lucky enough to get an early peek at a handful of this year’s movies, so here are a few that you’ll want to seek out. And if you happen to be an American Express® Card Member, lucky you — individual presale tickets for these films, and the rest of the Tribeca slate, are on sale today exclusively to Card Members! The rest of you cinephiles can score tix starting on Monday, April 14. … Read More

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Put Some Spring in Your Step With These Awesome Terrariums

Presented by Gap

The weather outside (in our neck of the woods, anyway) is beyond frightful, but having a small piece of spring and summer sitting on a desk or coffee table does help. We went on a terrarium tour to find the coolest-looking plants under glass, and it just so happens that some were found at our Gap spring launch events in NYC and LA, where guests could build their own. Read on for some next-level plant design, as well as some fashion tips for putting some serious Spring in your step. … Read More

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