Tuesday, April 18, 2006
4/20's coming: big week of events
* In San Francisco, the 35th annual NORML Conference commences on 4/20. Tommy Chong will give the keynote address on Friday. The conference concludes on Saturday.
For more on the NORML Conference: CLICK HERE
* Also in San Francisco, from April 20-22, the High Times Comedy Festival will be taking place at Cobb's Comedy Club (915 Columbus Ave.). Performers scheduled include Doug Benson, Tom Rhodes, Bob Cantrell, Greg Proops, Randy Kagan, Al Madrigal, Rick Overton, The Greg Wilson, W. Kamau Bell, Mishna Wolff, John Hoogasian, Graham Elwood, host Ngaio Belum and more. There will be 5 shows over the three days, with the 8 pm show on April 22 a benefit for NORML.
For tickets, call 415-928-4320 or: CLICK HERE
For info about High Times Comedy Nights: CLICK HERE
* In New York, on 4/20, the 6th Annual Jammy Awards is taking place at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. The Jammys celebrates the wonders of jam-band music with an eclectic array of artists performing in unique combinations. One such combo promises to be Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Mike Gordon, Mad Professor, Baaba Maal and Angelique Kidjo. Oh, and they give out awards too.
For the full lineup: CLICK HERE
* The Jammys kicks off the Green Apple Music & Arts Festival. From April 21-23, more than 50 jam-oriented concerts are scheduled at numerous venues around New York City. The festival concludes with a special premiere screening of Wetlands Preserved at the Ziegfield Theater at 6:30 pm on Sunday. I'm especially excited about this, because yours truly appears in the documentary!
For more on the Green Apple fest: CLICK HERE
* 4/20 has become the biggest stoner event of the year. For those not in the know, the numeral 420 is stoner slang for gettin' high, lightin' up, hittin' the bong, packin' the pipe, rollin' a blunt, inhalin' a vape. At 4:20 on 4/20, all stoners should smoke together in one huge communal worldwide circle. For the history of 420, check out my "Message" column in the May issue of High Times. On Thursday, local 4/20 events will be occurring all over the country. One such event I know of is the Let It Flow 420 Show in Ithaca, NY at Castaways (413 Taughannock Blvd., 607-272-1370) featuring DJ Rob Swift. The event is being produced by former Cannabis Castaway DJ Nitro.