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Call Sheet #51: Questioning Fashion Exhibits, Adult Expo Fight, Meeting Social Media Contacts Offline


BIZBASH CALL SHEET — #51 — Wednesday, 07.06.11

Compiled today by Chad Kaydo in New York
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1. QUESTIONING FASHION EXHIBITS: Noting the expanding trend of fashion-related art exhibits in museums, stores, and even online, International Herald Tribune fashion critic Suzy Menkes asks, "Is fashion really so exhibition worthy?" She also catalogs fashion-related exhibits across the world, and goes through the various conflicts, criticisms, and questions, including the matter of corporate sponsorships. New York Times:

2. ADULT EXPO FIGHT: L.A. Times: "For the last few years, the biggest show celebrating the adult entertainment industry at the Los Angeles Convention Center has been Adultcon, which is expected to draw an estimated 30,000 visitors during three events this year. But the managers of Adultcon have announced that they are canceling two of next year's shows because the city has refused to bar competing adult entertainment shows from operating at the convention center within three months of Adultcon."

3. GOING SOCIAL OFFLINE: From senior editor Anna Sekula: "At the NY Tech Meetup last night, a number of developers showcased their products to more than 700 attendees gathered at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. For meeting and event planners, perhaps the most interesting technology presented was Sonar, a mobile app that allows users to not only see other users in the vicinity, but also people who share the same (or similar) connections and interests across social networks. A built-in messaging tool is designed to encourage users to connect face to face." Sonar's site:


CHICAGO: The NATO/G8 summit in May overlaps with the National Restaurant Association show, which has organizers worried about a dearth of hotel rooms, so the restaurant show might move to another city. Crain's Chicago Business:

The City Council’s Finance and Special Events committees approved a resolution Tuesday urging City Hall to start planning an event to recognize
the 175th anniversary of Chicago's incorporation as a city March 4, 2012. Sun-Times:

On Thursday, Seven Daughters and Cheeky Chicago will host a wine tasting at Aaerie Loft. Top Chef finalist Radhika Desai will prepare snacks, and master sommelier Alpana Singh will guide the tastings. 

LOS ANGELES: Angeleno magazine will host its ninth annual restaurant awards and Live & Dine L.A. event (formerly Chefs Night Out) July 24 at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows. Angeleno will pay tribute to its top picks at a reception preceding the grand tasting event. Angeleno marketing director Lisa Gild is in charge.

Job listing on Craigslist: event marketing manager at the Rubicon Project:

NEW YORK: Jelly NYC, organizers of the so-called Pool Parties in Williamsburg (originally at McCarren Park), are moving the indy bands and slip 'n' slides to Floyd Bennett Field. Now called Rock Beach, the six-Saturday series kicks off July 9. Brooklyn Paper:

Colin Cowie talked to The Post about his favorite sources for summer parties, including places for cheesecake, ribs, pickles, and gelato:

ORLANDO: Grub Taxi, which delivers restaurant food to local homes and businesses, has created a corporate membership program that offers weekly email specials, free delivery, and bi-weekly billing. Grub Taxi delivers food from more than 100 restaurants for lunch meetings, training sessions, conferences.

PALM SPRINGS: The Spa Resort Casino announced two promotions: Bill Duke is the general manager and Frank Charolla the assistant general manager.

TORONTO: More than a million people flocked to Yonge Street to watch the Pride Parade on Sunday. This year's was the largest and longest ever, continuing for over four hours.

Yonge Street was closed on Thursday for a promotional launch of Katy Perry's new fragrance, Purr. Perry greeted the 1,500 fans who attended from a stage outside of Sears at the Eaton Centre.

YOUR NEWS: What are you doing? Tell us: [email protected].

With contributions from Jenny Berg in Chicago, Alesandra Dubin in Los Angeles, Mitra Sorrells in Orlando, Carla Warrilow in Toronto, and Erica Petri, Anna Sekula, and Courtney Thompson in New York.

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