Barbecue ribs with a smoky rauchbier. A melon salad with a dark doppelbock. The folks behind Get Real Presents specialize in pairings like these, sharing the joys of craft beer and delicious, locally-sourced foods. In this spirit, its team of foodies and beer aficionados hosts festivals featuring more than 80 brews, as well as restaurant events that pair craft beer with regional foods. As unique as it sounds, they admit this isn't exactly a new idea—they take a page from other countries, such as Belgium, who actually anchor much of their cuisine around the effervescent beverage. Following this "cuisine a la biere" model, they aim to highlight all of the great things a freshly crafted brew can do to enhance an evening out on the town, such as highlighting the flavors of a complementary dish, spicing up a local chef's stew, or softening your dad to the idea of paying off all of your student loans.
At the Waretown Wine Festival, locals and tourists alike gather at the Waretown Lake and Recreational Area for fresh air, fun, and samples of fine wine. Visitors stroll through a scenic park as they learn about the winemaking process and enjoy delicious glasses of local vintages from nearby wineries and vineyards.
The course itself carries on that fun vibe, too. Winding through city streets and local parks, the 5K route is dotted with hydration stations that dole out hot chocolate. Holiday music, a giant Santa inflatable, and snow blowers help to set
With a diverse lineup of more than 50 features, the Lighthouse International Film Festival will pull back its curtain on June 3 for three days of films, panel discussions, networking, and parties. The nonprofit festival is dedicated to exposing innovative and compelling new contributions to the world of the moving image, granting audiences a sneak preview of the next generation of moviemaking talent while attracting a crew of serious critics, producers, and other movie-biz wizzes. Pierce Brosnan and Greg Kinnear helm a star-studded cast in the opening-night film, Salvation Boulevard, which begins at 6 p.m. at the Foundation of the Arts and Sciences. Thereafter, feast eyes on a variety of genres and formats, including Dying to Do Letterman—a documentary that chronicles comedian Steve Mazan’s quest to perform his standup routine on David Letterman’s show, which becomes more urgent when he learns he may only have five years left to live. Fictional offerings include the Israeli feature-length Andante, about the only person who continues to dream in a nearly dreamless dystopia. A selection of both short and feature-length films ensures an apt match for attention spans of all shapes and sizes.
Inside a vibrantly lit ballroom, the names of two newlyweds glow in big, cursive letters on the dance floor. The venue, an expansive space with arched ceilings and ornate chandeliers, is no doubt a popular spot for wedding ceremonies, but Majestic Entertainment?s team has gone above and beyond to make the space unique to the bride and groom.
This quest to personalize each event is what fuels the decisions of Majestic Entertainment?s photographers, videographers, DJs, emcees, and lighting technicians. Their services include live music, photography, and lighting design and were awarded WeddingWire?s Bride?s Choice award in 2011, 2012, and 2013.