1. TICKET SALES LAG FOR ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME CEREMONY: Tickets to Thursday’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony in Brooklyn are still available—at deep discounts—which is unusual for the typically popular show. New York Post: “Blame the apathy on the fact that several of the inductees aren’t performing: KISS are feuding; Linda Ronstadt can no longer sing because of complications related to Parkinson’s disease; and there’s no partial Nirvana reunion or tribute scheduled.” http://bit.ly/PR5z2E
2. SEE THIS: GAMERS PLAY TETRIS ON SKYSCRAPER: To kick off Philly Tech Week, organizers used the 29-story Cira Centre as the screen for the classic game Tetris. Time: “Hundreds of LED lights embedded in the building’s glass facade displayed the falling blocks, which competitors controlled with joysticks.” See video here: http://ti.me/PE97FT
3. MET GALA SETS WHITE-TIE DRESS CODE: Invitations to the Costume Institute benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art are advising guests to wear “White Tie and Decorations” to the May 5 event, which celebrates the designer Charles James. Women’s Wear Daily: “While the fashion crowd undoubtedly will interpret it in their own way, the look, which plays into Charles James’ Forties moment and is a sharp turn from last year’s punkish vibe, could require some serious research—formal tails are less common these days. Decorations could come in the shape of lapel pins, from bronze stars to awards and more creative flights of fancy.” http://bit.ly/1gCHDWT
* INDUSTRY NEWS *
Quest Events announced Friday that it has acquired New Jersey-based Dynamic Drape and Decor.
* LOCAL NEWS *
BOSTON: The Boston Lamb Jam, which offers American lamb dishes from multiple chefs, is April 13 at the Royal Sonesta in Cambridge.
CHICAGO: The Chicago International Art, Antique, and Jewelry Show is April 24-28 at Navy Pier. The event will feature four vignettes from Chicago-area interior design firms.
LAS VEGAS: The sixth annual We Heart Maggie Golf Tournament is May 24 at Rio Secco Golf Club and will benefit the Children's Heart Foundation.
LOS ANGELES: The second L.A. Fashion Awards, from Endless Road Entertainment, were Saturday at Sunset Gower Studios.
Local event listings from Masterplanner: http://www.masterplanneronline.com/losangeles
MIAMI/SOUTH FLORIDA: Aqua Girl returns to South Florida for its 15th iteration May 14-18 for a series of events stretching from Fort Lauderdale to South Beach. The events benefit the lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community.
NEW YORK: Marty Markowitz, the former Brooklyn borough president, is joining the tourism agency NYC & Company as vice president of borough promotion and engagement.
Burger Conquest will host the third annual NY Burger Week May 1-7.
Local event listings from Masterplanner: http://www.masterplanneronline.com/newyork
ORLANDO: Marlow's Tavern at Pointe Orlando has hired Annette Medina as group and events manager.
TORONTO: Azure Restaurant & Bar at the Intercontinental Toronto Centre will host a celebration of artist Lisabel and her “Lamborghini Art Car” on May 1. The evening will also unveil the “Lisabel Suite.”
WASHINGTON, D.C.: Style & Image Network's seventh annual Beauty Night Out is April 29 at Long View Gallery.
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By Beth Kormanik Posted April 7, 2014, 8:02 AM EDT