Outside Lands 2018: Huey Lewis cancels tour due to hearing loss

Seeing Huey Lewis and the News would certainly have been one of the high points of attending Outside Lands this year. The band, steeped in decades of perfect pop hits, always create a rambunctious, must sing-along party atmosphere whenever they perform. Unfortunately, the 67-year-old rock frontman of the band has canceled the tour due to hearing loss. Continue reading

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Map: What Would Game of Thrones Los Angeles look like?

What would Game of Thrones Los Angeles look like?
It might look a little bit like this.

This map originally appeared on the defunct UpOut.com. It was inspired by the brilliant Game of Thrones – San Francisco map created by Emma Gantz (illustrator on the icons) Kelly Anne Bonner, and Natalie Kelly. This map was designed by Tandra Nguyen using Gantz’s icons. The Los Angeles descriptions were written by Jesse Russell with assistance from UpOut intern Cameron Walsh.

Disagree? Of course, you do (please be gentle). This was a tough map to make because Los Angeles is such an amazingly diverse region with shifting personalities.

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20 Words and Phrases You’ll Only Understand If You’re From DC

If you’re new to Washington, DC chances are you’re going to hear some words or phrases that don’t make sense. As with any place, Washingtonians have developed a lexicon that can often be confusing to outsiders. So order up some wings and mumbo sauce, because here are some words and phrases you’ll only hear in the District (see #3) and what they (in some cases debatably) mean.

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Pineapple Express: It’s Actually Very Scientific

A Pineapple Express is many things: the name of several cocktails. A potent strain of marijuana. A Seth Rogen and James Franco film. A miniature train tour at Dole’s Pineapple Plantation. And, most immediately relevant to us, a meteorological phenomenon notorious for bringing torrential rainfall to the Bay Area.

Not everyone has experienced the first four, but if you live in the Bay Area you’re likely intimate with the latter. “Pineapple Express” is the cute name meteorologists gave to the smaller versions of atmospheric rivers that generally flow from the Hawaiian Islands and extend somewhere along the Pacific coast — like the Bay Area.

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DC Distillery Boom: Exploring the Ivy City Distillery Crawl

We’re currently in the midst of a Washington, DC distillery explosion  and nowhere is it more prevalent than the three mile stretch of New York Avenue between 6th Street NW and the eastern edge of Ivy City. There are no less than six distillers operating along that corridor and they all, kindly, offer tours and tastings.

With that in mind, we decided to sit down and plot out an easy Ivy City Distillery Crawl (yes, yes, technically it starts 2-miles outside of Ivy City, but New York Avenue Distillery Crawl sounds so very pedestrian). This crawl will provide your mouth with the opportunity to sample rums, gins, bourbons, bitters, vodkas, and cocktails.

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9 Ice Cream Trends San Francisco Needs Right Now

No one would dare argue that San Francisco has a shortage of quality ice cream trends. Over the last three years, we’ve covered San Francisco’s must-try ice cream experiences, the uniquely San Francisco ice cream flavors, the bomb ice cream sandwiches, and more. Heck, we’ve even been so bold as to declare San Francisco “a holy Mecca for ice cream.” When it comes to flavors we’re number one and lucky as hell to live here.

Even with all of our fancy ice cream San Francisco is a little slow when it comes to playing the game of ice cream aesthetics. Sure, we finally have rolled ice cream, fish-shaped ice cream cones, and ice cream filled donut sandwiches, but those things have existed in other cities for years.

Here are some ice cream trends happening around the world that we’d love to see come to the Bay Area.

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Essential Chicago Music Festivals Guide, 2018

Chicago doesn’t receive enough credit for the sheer number of music festivals it hosts every year. We might not have the climate of Austin but we sure do make up for it between June and October. Over the course of 15 weeks, a grand total of 24 days are dedicated to some sort of large-scale outdoor music event – and that doesn’t include the city-run World Music Festival or random summer block parties.

And it doesn’t need to end at city limits. If you’re feeling ambitious and passionate about music there are more than a dozen upper midwest summer music festivals within a six-hour drive of the city.

Below you’ll find our comprehensive guide to not only Chicago music festivals, but music fest throughout the Upper Midwest. From Chicago to Wisconsin to Detroit to Iowa, we’ve got it covered. We’ve broken the festivals down by distance and within each distance cluster they’re ordered by date. Did we miss an important festival or update? Let us know in the comments.

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7 Easy Chicagoland Weekend Getaways Within 200 Miles

If wanderlust is starting to take hold put away your passports because you won’t need airfare to travel to these places. You probably won’t even need a hotel, but we’ll leave that up to you. Pick any weekend and go on a mini-vacation with these seven easy Chicagoland weekend getaways.

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7 Easy Washington DC Weekend Getaways Within 150 Miles

If wanderlust is starting to take hold put away your passports because you won’t need airfare to travel to these places. You probably won’t even need a hotel, but we’ll leave that up to you. Pick any weekend and try one of these easy Washington DC weekend getaways!
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20 Facts You Might Not Know About The Washington Monument

Hundreds of thousands of tourists visit the Washington Monument every year. The 550-foot obelisk honoring the first U.S. President is an imposing exclamation point in our nation’s capital, but how much do you really know about it?

Making it even more mysterious is the fact that over the last decade the landmark has rarely been open to the public. Thanks to 2011’s earthquake and the current issues with the elevator an entire generation of tourist families have missed opportunities to gaze patriotically from 500-feet above the District.

Doing our best Robert Langdon impression we dug up some interesting facts about the Washington Monument.

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