Canadian electrofunk duo Chromeo exhales party-starting inertia, kicking off its Night Falls Tour by rolling out a carpet of dance-floor passports. Melding the talents of guitarist, vocalist, and French-literature buff Dave 1 with the dexterous fingers and throwback savvy of synthmaster P-Thugg, Chromeo has earned reverence from funkophiles for its slick grooves and mastery of jam architecture. Fans can expect congenial beats, riffing Moogs, and songcraft that father-and-son yachts can enjoy together in support of the band's latest album, Business Casual. Inflating the soulful evening, singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Mayer Hawthorne channels wandering Motown spirits with a retroactive Detroit sound, and mustachioed party maestro DJ Sammy Bananas sets the scene with genre jumping and remixes that rumble like tubas in a Cuisinart.
Facilitating the fan-delighting collision of comic-book universes and intergalactic heroes, Wizard World organizes Comic Cons and pop-culture conventions across the continent. At each event, stars from the silver screen set down roots in booths across the convention floor, wielding markers for autographs and their photo-op-ready smiles. Past guests have run the gamut from William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, and the cast of AMC?s The Walking Dead. Away from the crowds, stars also participate in talks and Q&A panels as part of the event?s programming. Along with beloved actors, Wizard World?s conventions grant guests a chance to interact with writers and artists as well as partake in activities such as gaming tournaments and costume contests.
Knowing that what's under the hood is just as important as the hood ornament itself, SpoCom's organizers created a show to reward innovation and creativity in automotive engineering and design from both industry professionals and amateur hobbyists. The judges hail from some of the most prestigious car firms and organizations around the world, eagerly inspecting every aspect of the more than 300 custom vehicles vying for the show's ultimate cash prize.
Surrounding this heavy-metal showdown, the stages' bright lights illuminate other, less formal bouts, such as an urban dance competition and bikini contest, during which audience members applaud for the swimsuit they would most like to see on a mannequin some day. Vendors fill more than 1.6 million square feet of exhibition space at the Anaheim Convention Center, providing visitors with the opportunity to purchase luxury wares such as watches, designer clothes, and artwork.
The Nashville International Auto Show showcases rovers from the entire automotive spectrum, including classics and new models from major manufacturers, as well as the latest environmentally friendly machines. Feel free to mount the finely upholstered saddles of more than 200 debut motor-carriages like the Chevrolet Cruze, Acura TSX Sports Wagon, and Cadillac CTS Coupe, or pedal to the Dale Earnhardt Jr. Camaro Concept exhibit, which provides an up-close look of the ethanol fuel-powered car's custom paint job, advanced performance parts, and detachable beard.
Planning a wedding requires a daunting number of decisions. A-line or trumpet dress? DJ or live band? Traditional reception or black-tie marathon race? Premier Bridal Shows makes the planning process easier and more engaging by hosting special events, which allow wedding professionals from across the region to feature their goods and services all under the same roof.
Joined by friends, family members, or fianc?s, brides can spend the day taking notes as they visit booths staffed by caterers, floral designers, photographers and videographers, jewelers, and other specialists eager to help them prepare for that special day. The scheduled fashion shows display trendy wedding styles and dazzle crowds with choreographed dances. After tasting the cake decorators' samples, getting a miniature makeover from one of the aestheticians, and consulting with dozens upon dozens of wedding experts, attendees can return to planning, aided by their newfound knowledge and connections.
The OC Auto Show features cars from the entire automotive spectrum—classics, new models from major manufacturers, exotic vehicles, and Hooters. Toodle about in vehicles from Ford, GM, Nissan (the all-new electric LEAF), and Toyota; check out the adrenaline-fueled exotics from Lamborghini, Maserati, Ferrari, and The Green Hornet; and cram your soft, pathetically non-chromed brain matter with all manner of shiny new mechanical facts.