WEEKEND PICKS
Weekend Pick: Veggie Pride Parade

What: Veggie Pride Parade to Union Square Park

When: Sunday, March 30th, 12pm

Where: West Village, NYC

TV TALK
Primetime Emmy Awards- The Wins and the Defeats

The 65th annual primetime Emmy awards graced our television screens last night (if you were not too busy indulging in Sunday night football). The legendary awards were hosted by funny man and How I Met Your Mother star, Neil Patrick Harris.

The award ceremony included many wins and disappointing defeats due to the stiff competition amongst categories. Highly acclaimed actors Matt Damon and Michael Douglas were up against each for the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Movie for their co-starring roles in HBO's Behind the Candelabra – the story of the six year relationship between Liberace and his very young lover, *awkward* (Douglas won). Hollywood BFFS Amy Poehler and Tina Fey who are constantly up against each other for the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series both lost to Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

EARGASMIC
Dim Mak Stage at Electric Zoo

Steve Aoki's record label, Dim Mak, has been making its rounds to festivals all around the world, and now it is about make a stop at New York's Electric Zoo. With a diverse roster of artists, Dim Mak is hosting its own stage on Sunday. The stage will be in action all day, until the head honcho Steve Aoki takes on the headline spot at the Main Stage.

The DIM MAK: Up All Night Stage will be the host to a total of 11 Dim Mak artists, who are all ready to kick it up and rage the night away. The stage will be equipped with state-of-the-art audio, top notch visuals, and 3D interactive production.

HAPPENINGS
Adoptapalooza: Pet Adoption Extravaganza!

Adoptapalooza is a free public event featuring activities and entertainment—raffles, training and agility demonstrations, advice on pet health care, grooming, and pet photographers, to name a few. Just like dogs will wag their tales come rain or shine, Adoptapalooza will go from 12 – 5PM rain or shine!

Pet Adoptions!
Close to 300 dogs, cats, and rabbits will be available for adoption from over 35 Alliance participating organizations. A list of all the confirmed shelters and recue groups found at the ‘palooza can be found at the bottom of the page.

Prepare Your Pets for Emergencies!
In a fast paced city like NYC, pets can slip away from us. Emergencies happen to the best of us, but the best of us can prepare for these situations with the help of experts at Adoptapalooza. Here are some of the ways in which you can prepare for pet emergencies at the ‘palooza:
-Have your dog or cat microchipped for $25.
-Register for a dog license (required by law in NYC) with the NYC Department of Health.
-Get free Pet Passports to record your pets' important information, and learn how to prepare yourself and your pets for the unexpected from representatives from the New York City Office of Emergency Management or Ready New York.
BEST OF
Easter Brunch in South Florida

One of the interesting things about the holidays is that the traditions surrounding them can be so enjoyable, and oftentimes so delicious, that even the most staunch atheist can feel hesitant to completely abandon them. Even those who still identify with a particular religion can often forgo the rituals, services, and prayers associated with certain holidays but will definitely embrace the gift exchanges, parties, and most definitely the food. I’m certain that not everyone has been making sacrifices for Lent. Many Catholics have probably forgotten that Palm Sunday was this past weekend, many more will be observing Holy Week as just another week, and there are probably quite a few who don’t plan on going to church this coming Sunday. Nevertheless, many self-identifying Christians will probably be making plans to enjoy an Easter meal this weekend. Along with the warmer weather our northern compatriots hope to experience, our recent “spring forward” to which many of us are still adjusting also marks an unofficial start to “the brunch season.” Sure, we enjoy leisurely al fresco brunches all the time in South Florida, but brunch never seems as mandatory as it does during one of the Spring’s most brunch-friendly holidays, Easter. In case you have yet to make plans for this weekend, here are a few of Joonbug’s suggestions for restaurants serving up Easter brunch in South Florida:

DAILY BITES
Heart Of A Chef And Food For The Heart!

This past Sunday, Heart of a Chef, along with the Florida Heart and Research Institute and Miami Science Museum hosted a family festival with an emphasis on the prevention of childhood obesity and healthy living. Not only was the museum open for guests to loathe in everything science, but also different food stations offered tasty treats. Vendors such as Smoothie King, Fit2Go, Nespresso, EVOS, I Heart Olive Oil and Pollo Tropical were some of the many stations offering healthy and delicious bites. There was everything from ceviche, fresh crepes to delicious smoothies and wine tastings. There were several different rooms filled with samples of delicious foods.

THE SCENE
The Thread Show

Trend, mend, and spend for this up coming weekend! This Sunday, April 10 at The Metreon, will be the event that shall not be missed! Ladies and gentlemen, please sure to RSVP before Sunday, to get your discount. Yes, yes, of course there is a fee to enter, but is well worth it and well worth the wait to rack up that closet full of goodies from local designers! Perfect timing for a little spring cleaning from that closet could help, when loading in all those new treasures from this Thread show!

THE VELVET ROPE
LIV at Sun Life Stadium

Two seemingly different worlds collided Sunday night in South Florida during the Miami Dolphins season opener at Sun Life Stadium. I am not referring only to the two sets of football fans that came out to support their respective teams, one in support of the New York Jets and hailing from the cold north, and the other cheering on home team and local South Florida favorite, the Miami Dolphins, but of the traditional stadium experience and that of south beach nightlife. Sports fans and club-goers united under one roof to watch an epic edge-of-your-seat football game at Sun Life while celebrating the opening of the new LIV, which aims to revamp and enhance the traditional stadium scene with south beach flash and flair.

CULINARY OCCASIONS
Football Fans Are FIRST On Mondays

FIRST Food & Bar may be in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip but this late-night spot is a comfortable restaurant and lounge with the neighborhood bar feel. Stagger in for a late-night hunger or that business lunch created by Executive Chef Sam DeMarco.

There is another reason to go to FIRST Food & Bar, football. FIRST is kicking off football season with the Las Vegas Locomotives and continuing this fanfare every Monday night. While you're watching the game have FIRST’s signature Famous Lollipop Buffalo Wings half off. Not in the mood for wings (gasp) enjoy the Original Mini Burgers. Try the pizzas including Grilled Grandma’s Style (with San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella and basil), Grandpa’s Pizza (Grandma’s Style with pepperoni) or Little Johnny’s (with meatballs). Don’t forget to get a drink with specials including 2-for-1 draft beers running the duration of the game. Not enough time away from the misses. FIRST is opening the bar at 10 a.m on Sundays with the kitchen opening at 10:30 a.m.

CAR SH!T
Naughty for an iPad!

When was the last time you got up extra early so you could take the longer route to your destination? Or as you turned the key in the ignition, when was the last time your heart started to race, and hands perspired in anticipation?

On Saturday and Sunday, September 25 and 26 (respectively), 2010, Volvo invites you to the New Jersey Expo Center in Edison, New Jersey to experience the All-New “Naughty” Volvo S60.

The Volvo S60 boasts a 300 horsepower T6 engine with AWD! 200 S60 pre-sales have already occurred, which is amazing considering the fact that no one has had the chance to drive the car, yet, until now… The Naughty Volvo Tour starts at 9:00am and not only will you be able to view the car up close, but you will also be able to test drive the car! Oh, did we mention that the fastest time around the track wins an iPad???