Check out some of the fun and exciting things to do and see in Second Life this week:
One Billion Rising in Second Life: ONE BILLION RISING began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. On February 14, 2013, men and women in Second Life will join activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, and people across the world to Walk, Dance, and Rise as a show of unity, individual strength, and the need for change.
2013 Relay for Life: in Second Life Team Registration has opened!! Please see the websites below for more information:
Mardi Gras Themed:
Mardi Gras Town: The vibrant sounds of authentic New Orleans jazz will fill your ears the moment you land on the cobblestoned streets of Mardi Gras Town. A holiday venue with incredible colors, ambiance and a world-renowned festive spirit, Mardi Gras Town is your destination to let the good times roll.
Mardi Gras at Two Moon Paradise: Come and celebrate Mardi Gras week from February 7th to the 14th at Two Moon Paradise. Join in the week-long festivities including live music, events, costume contests, festival rides and much more. There’s even free masks and Mardi Gras beads for everyone. For a list of all events for the week, visit the blog at http://twomoonparadise.wordpress.com/.
Valentines Day Themed:
2013 Valentine Town: Valentine Town is a visual panorama of all things that denote love and affection. From chocolate waterfalls to the sugary delight of giant gumballs, expect an endless feast for all the senses with remarkable vistas and colors that bathe visitors with affectionate delight. Incredible stores are also packed with items for passionate lovers and those they love. So what’s stopping you? Head to Valentine Town today!
Love Potion No. 9.9 Hunt:Phinneas Phicklephogg needs a challenge. He has mastered all the lessons in the Spellmaster’s Guide to Alchemy, 2nd Edition and life has become a monotany of talismans, wards, and curses. With Love in the air, people are pounding down his door for ways to protect and control the heart, but the one thing he can’t create is True Love in a bottle. Or can he? Join Phinneas’ adventure to brew Love Potion 9.9. Perfection may be overrated but the rewards of True Love never are!
The Tainted Love Hunt: The Tainted Love Hunt is a grid-wide treasure hunt focusing on anything but that nice, romantic Valentine’s Day love. Expect obsessional love, painful love, even loving unto death. Featuring great prizes from some of most troubled, twisted and talented people in Second Life, the Tainted Love Hunt runs from February 1st to February 28th, 2013.
Valentines R’ Us: Choose from a great selection of Valentine’s gifts this year at Valentines R’ Us. Whether you’re looking for roses, chocolates, unique cards or formal wear for that most romantic of nights, you’ll find it at Valentines R’ Us.
Love Bug: Love is in the air, and the passionate music lovers at the Velvet are celebrating Valentines Day with a festival of amorous music. They’ve built a drive-in cinema and lined up 11 lovely DJs to entertain under the big screen this Valentine’s day, February 14th, from 12 am ’til 11 pm. Like an awkward first date, you might not be watching the movie, but you can be sure the soundtrack will sweep you off your feet. Grab some popcorn, head on down to the Velvet Drive-In and catch the Love Bug.
Ready for Love Festival: Come to Tribute City as they usher in the Valentine love season with a month long festival! Events include singles parties to find that perfect someone, a couples photo contest to show off that perfect someone, a merchant’s fair, live DJs, tribute bands and more. For more information, visit http://tributecity.blogspot.com/.
Music & Festivals:
Trojan Empire: The Trojan Empire is honored to present The Pulse of Musical Spring, A Second Life Music Festival. Doing their part to promote music and wonderful performers in Second Life, the sim is delighted to host this amazing this full scale music event from Friday, February 15th to Sunday the 17th. Come on down and join in this ultimate sensation!
The Light and Shadow Pleasure Faire: Part craft fair, part historical reenactment and part performance art. Buy crafts and food at booths, enjoy parades, crafts, live jugglers, musicians, magicians and other entertainers as they perform throughout the weekend. Or even test your skill at tournaments throughout the realms. Bring medieval attire, or touch the Sylvhara welcome kit for the location of free period clothes. Running from February 14th through the 17th, visit http://bit.ly/VIyVT5 for more information.
The Stupid Cupid Hunt: That Cupid, he’s so stupid! Flying around, shooting arrows everywhere, making everyone dizzy, trailing little hearts wherever he goes… He’s trying to make love matches all across SecondLife! It’s time to stop Cupid before he gets any more stupid! Find the arrows at stores across SL to lead you to Cupid’s love nest and fall in love with over 20 sponsor prizes! Running from February 1st to the 15th, don’t miss it.
The Tainted Love Hunt: The Tainted Love Hunt is a grid-wide treasure hunt focusing on anything but that nice, romantic Valentines Day love. Expect obsessional love, painful love, even loving unto death. Featuring great prizes from some of most troubled, twisted and talented people in Second Life, the Tainted Love Hunt runs from February 1st to February 28th, 2013.
Cold Winter Nights Hunt: The Cold Winter Nights Hunt is a high quality gridwide hunt from 50 of your favorite designers and stores. Set your diary to midnight on January 15th and get ready to hunt! Each quality item in this hunt only costs 10 Lindens! Be sure to check out their website for more details: http://coldwinternightshunt.wordpress.com/.
Art & Exhibitions:
Manilism: Manilism is a collaboration between new media artists Julius Redillas and Richard Coronel. This multimedia installation features the premiere of the video Bleached Nightmare, performances and a sound art. The sim runs from February 1st through the end of February. Come and see.
Angelwood Bay Arts Center: Angelwood Bay Arts Center is a pioneering venture to help artists make the transition from SL to RL and vice versa. Angelwood Bay is honored to present five great artists at their opening on Feb.14th, 2013. Make the connection at http://bit.ly/XjxDb8.
Split Screen Installation Space: The fantastical installation “Yes, Giovanni” by Yooma Mayo is showing at the Split Screen Installation Space, along with Pixels Sideways’s “Afterlife.” Showing through February 28th, this isn’t a show to miss.
LEA Arts Festival: What better way to showcase the work of over 30 artists, performers and machinimatographers than with a month-long celebration in February? The LEA Arts Festival features twenty full sims of art installations, machinima screenings, artist talks, interviews, performances, classes and more! Opening day is Feb 2nd with a packed schedule of great events. Read more at http://lindenarts.blogspot.com
Danger in Evolution: DangerInEvolution is a project born from an artistic collaboration between Kicca Igaly and Nessuno Myoo for the LEA (Linden Endowment for the Arts). DangerInEvolution makes it possible to see the contradiction at the heart of any technological and scientific evolution that fails to take into account, maturity and an awareness and value of all potential risks. The installation is open from now until the end of February.
CitySphere: Welcome to Citysphère, a new vision of Second Life. A city with 132 buildings distributed on a floating sphere, this mind-bending experience features three times the surface area of most sims and must be seen. For more information, and important Citysphere advice, go to bit.ly/RNdSf1. The exhibition runs throughout the month.
The Winter Safety Game:
Winter weather can be a killer. The challenge of The Winter Safety Game is to prepare home, barn, and car for a winter blizzard and travel safely through it to Grandma’s 75th birthday party. Score points by interacting with content, encountering a variety of hazardous situations and solving problems. Collect enough points to access skating, fireworks, and prizes at the party. Open now through March 20th.