This Week in SL – Week of August 5, 2012

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Check out some of the fun and exciting things to do and see in Second Life this week:

Leonardo’s Machines: “Leonardo’s Machines” by Sniper Siemens gives newcomers the opportunity to discover up close the genius of Leonardo da Vinci. See how virtual worlds can join together art, education and architecture at this exhibit, available through August at the MIC – Imagin@rium

2012 Año de los Mayas: Learn about the “year of the Maya” in this Mexican history exhibit, held at the Pabellón de la Cultura in the Instituto Espanol through Aug. 29.

Vintage Fair 2012: Vintage Fair, held through Aug.29, showcases 250+ designer brands with each exploring inspiration from the vintage eras of 1920-1980. There’s also “antique” fashions (pre 1920s). Discover new and exclusive items from every brand while enjoying live music and deejay performances each event day. More information at

Zodiac: Zodiac is a monthly themed discount sales event focused around the 12 signs of the zodiac. Each month, a new group of top SL designers will create a new and exclusive item inspired by the month’s zodiac sign. It all begins in July with LEO, featuring 15 creators through August 17.

The Pink Ribbon Fair: The Pink Ribbon Fair, held Aug. 4-25, is a fashion charity event that aims to raise funds for the American Cancer Society to help the fight against breast cancer. Learn more at

Hope for Emilia:  Hope for Emilia, held through August 9, is a fundraising event for the victims of the recent earthquake in Emilia, Italy. Activities include a Summer Fashion Fair, fashion shows and an art expo. More info at 

Menstuff & Homestuff Hunts:  Calling all hunt lovers! The team behind one of the biggest hunt brands in SL brings you Homestuff and Menstuff: two hunts for home décor addicts and male fashionistas. There are over 200 designers taking part in both hunts, so happy hunting! Runs August 3 -September 3.

Ruxy’s Bird in the Hand Hunt:  Ten great gifts are hidden within cute birds located throughout Ruxy Designs store. These unique and creative fashion designs are yours free BUT you need to hunt them down and put them in your hand first. Event ends Aug. 6

The Cookie Jar, Summer Garden Party Hunt:  The Cookie Jar home and garden community celebrates summer with a sim-wide hunt featuring exclusive items from many top home and garden creators. More info can be found on the Cookie Jar blog Event ends Aug. 9

Flying Tigers’ Sports Festival:  Join the Flying Tigers for a 16-day sports festival to celebrate the real life Olympics! Events held July 27-Aug. 12 include exhibitions, sporting events, a merchants fair, live djs tribute band concerts and a sports-themed fashion show! For more information, visit

The Vampire’s Day at Acidic Infektion Club : Celebrate The Vampire’s Day at Acidic Infektion on Aug. 11. This 24-hour event aims to promote blood donation, as well as artistic diversity and the struggle against labels, discrimination and prejudice of any kind. More info at

You can find more events by checking out the official Second Life Destinations web site or the official Second Life Events’ Calendar, which lists events posted by residents of Second Life and the official Second Life Upcoming Events and Activities forum.

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