Friday, January 31, 2014

February First Friday Fireworks on River Street



My friends, fireworks + body of water = double the show! HWYD loves that Savannah has fireworks every month. It's a great experience for adults and kids alike, and River Street is a fantastic venue for a good dinner, an evening stroll through the First Friday activities, and the best free light show around! The fabulous display starts at 9:00pm on Friday.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Buffet on the River


We at HWYD love a good harbor or river cruise. Even better when wine, food, and entertainment is available. Savannah Riverboat Dinner Cruises are amazing. The two-hour dinner cruise has an extensive buffet full of diverse fruit and vegetables, carving stations, and decadent desserts. Dinner is followed by live music and they offer this: "Feel free to venture to our third deck and enjoy the calm Savannah evenings with amazing sights and sounds of our historic city."

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A Shrimp Po' Boy at Henry's


Sometimes it's easy to miss a local favorite. And the diner at Henry's is definitely popular among Savannah locals and tourists alike. Great service. Better price. Spotless. Most of the menu is standard fare, but Henry's is known for consistency. Try the Shrimp Po' Boy for lunch with a side of the famous onion rings. Thrown in a side of sweet tea, and you'll be satisfied until dinner.

Getting Jazzy With It in Savannah


If there are any dreamy stereotypes about the South, they are the fine manners, music, and cuisine. And there is no better place to experience a fusion of this culture than the Blues, Jazz, and BBQ even on River Street in Savannah. In only its second year, the website says, "Bring your appetite and get ready to pig out on some mouthwatering BBQ from local Savannah restaurants and catering companies!  Rousakis Plaza will be full of artist booths accompanied by live entertainment on the Arbor Stage all weekend long." We are loving this new tradition!

River Street Art Fest


Get ready April 4 and 5 for a multi-block art show and festival, complete with, "visual arts, music, theater, and dance." In a city with the likes of the Savannah College of Art and Design, the quality and diversity of arts and crafts are second to none. The artisans are incredible. Check out the jewelry if you can. Great, hand-made souvenirs from master craftsmen. You won't be able to miss the art on the street, so to speak!

St. Patty's Celebration on River Street


Savannah is famous for their southern twist on St. Patrick's Day, and River Street is a great place to witness it first-hand. March 14-17, make sure you show up wearing green and ready for non-stop live entertainment and an energetic crowd of revelers. On your way down to all the fun, count all the green fountains!

A Weekend on River Street


River Street is one of the most charming places to spend a day wandering around downtown Savannah. It runs adjacent to the port, and its nine blocks have nearly 100 shops, restaurants, pubs, art galleries, and even the occasional festival. On March 7 & 8, hang out and enjoy Sweets on the Street. It's a First Friday and Saturday event with artist booths, entertainment, and a public showing of Willie Wonka followed by fireworks.

The Big Breakfast at Sunny Side Up


Sunny Side Up may seem like your average diner with bargain fast and impeccable service. But you will find that extra touch of real blueberries in the waffles. Hash browns and shrimp. Veggie omelets. And some of the best homemade biscuits around. Seriously. If you are having a morning where a dainty bowl of fruit or English muffin  with cream cheese just won't cut it, the large portions here are sure to satisfy. Try the Big Breakfast - two pancakes, two sausage links, two bacon strips, grits, and three eggs. For us, it's enough to share, but sometimes we don't!

Breakfast Bird's Nest and a Little Bit of Heaven


We can't rave enough about the Goose Feathers Café's unbelievable breakfast. Our new favorite is the Bird's Nest, from their website: "A nest of grits with homemade salsa, two poached eggs, a pinch of cilantro & a ring of shredded cheddar." Mmmmmmm. Add a little spice to your day in Savannah. You won't regret it.


Belgian Waffle à la mode at Goose Feathers Café



The Goose Feathers Café has a breakfast menu that will leave you wanting to come back daily. HWYD recommends the Belgian Waffle with syrup, butter, and  - wait for it - a scoop of ice-creamy frozen yogurt. If you count yourself among the health-conscious, feel free to top your waffle with fresh fruit and whipped cream OR bananas and pecans. What we wouldn't give for another bite right. this. minute. Enjoy!

Divine Omelette at Papillote


We can't get enough of the brunch at Papillote, a landmark of Savannah restaurants. The omelette is to die for. It's served with fingerling potatoes and a baguette. You can choose two of the following: Mushroom, Spinach, Roasted Tomatoes, Roasted Red Bell Peppers, Ham, Bacon, Swiss, Feta or Pepper Jack Cheese.

Puff Pastry Delight at Papillote


Brunch is a delicious treat at Papillote, one of Savannah's premiere restaurants. You simply can't miss the signature Papillote Eggs Benedict in puff pastry with smoked salmon, artichoke, spinach and Hollandaise. Dig in!

Explosion of Light at PULSE!


So many creative things are happening this week at the FREE state-of the-art exhibit: PULSE! Art + Technology Festival 2014. Here's what's going on February 1, from their website: Created by Rafaël Rozendaal, BYOB is an international series of one-night exhibitions that have taken place in almost 100 cities, from Austin to Australia. At the Jepson Center, selected artists, armed with video and projectors, will convene to transform the building in an immersive environment of moving light, sound and performance.
6-8pm
Bring Your Own Beamer.


Performance Art Meets Technology at PULSE!


Are you into kinetic and performance art? You won't be disappointed at the FREE state-of the-art exhibit: PULSE! Art + Technology Festival 2014. Here's what's going on January 31, from their website, "The Medeology Collective (Jan. 29-Feb. 2 only): the Savannah and Atlanta-based artist group will create an interactive sculpture entitled Geometries of Power in the Jepson Center Eckburg Atrium." Adam Matta is based in New York, and he specializes in eclectic vocal performances - think combos of beatboxing, jazz, and middle eastern influences - and visual art, which includes painting, drawing. You're in for a treat.

6 pm: Performance by Adam Matta
6–8 pm: Performance by the Medeology Collective

A New Art Form at PULSE!


Still haven't considered stopping by the Telfair this week? We highly recommend this FREE state-of the-art exhibit: PULSE! Art + Technology Festival 2014. Here's what's going on January 30, from their website, "The first artist to sell websites to private collectors, Rozendaal attracts international attention for his ability to transition internet art into physical settings. For PULSE, Rozendaal presents an installation of the website Looking at Something[.]"

6 pm: PULSE lecture by Rafaël Rozendaal
6–8 pm: Projections by Rafaël Rozendaal
7 pm: Performance by Chalaxy, Psychedelic Alternative Rock from Nashville

PULSE! Opening Reception in Savannah


Get on board for the PULSE! Art + Technology Festival 2014. Here's what's going on January 29, from their website:

6 pm: Lecture by Cuppetelli and Mendoza, with Gabe Barcia-Colombo via Skype. Followed by reception. Includes light appetizers and cash bar for beer and wine.
7 pm: Free Opening Reception
6–8 pm: “imPulse and Response” - Audiovisual performance by Matthew Akers in the Eckburg Atrium

PULSE! In Savannah


The Telfair Museums of Savannah always have a lot to offer, but at HWYD, we are really excited about the PULSE! Art + Technology Festival 2014. The technology-based art event is free and provides demonstrations, performance art, and interactive workshops that explore new art forms in this ever-changing field. Local partners include local colleges, universities, STEM schools, and art galleries. You don't want to miss it!

Celebrate Meat Week at Umami


Umami Burger, the California chain, opened its first New York location in July 2013. Calling it a chain is really a bit harsh, as the burgers can be made of the traditional beef, but you will also find them made of things like duck or substituted by a portobello mushroom, for example. The restaurants are renowned for their loosely-packed mouth-watering triumph of flavor combinations. Give their celebration of meat week a try: the Voltaggio Monte Cristo burger, topped with prosciutto and gruyère fondue in a vanilla-custard fried bun. Served with maple syrup on the side. Delish.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Philomena

You gotta love Judi Dench.  One solid performance after another.  Plus, she plays M to Daniel Craig's James Bond.  Not too shabby.  Her latest is Philomena, where she delivers a wonderful performance as an Irish Catholic woman in search of the baby she gave up for adoption many years before.  It's gotten wonderful reviews.  Give it a look.


Sunday, January 26, 2014

French Macarons at Chefs Warehouse East Cobb


Elegant French-style macarons are very popular – and easier to make than you might expect! Renee will begin by demonstrating the techniques needed for the ultimate macaron, including creating flavored (not just colored) shells, the tricks to developing the perfect “chew” & “feet” with your shells, as well as how to make 3 types of filling (ganache, buttercream & make ahead). Then join her in the kitchen to try your hand at shells and fillings as you prepare:
• Chocolate Shells with Sea Salt Caramel Filling
• Black Pepper Shells with Pimento Cheese Filling
• a Valentine-themed Strawberries & Cream Macaron

2/9/2014, 1-4p, $65


Calling All Chocolate Lovers at Chefs Warehouse Brookhaven


Forget about buying a box of chocolates this Valentine’s Day – you’ll be able to share these handmade treats that you prepared yourself! Join Chef Jamie Gorey and learn the tips to making these decadent chocolate treats – and then you get to take home an assortment to share for Valentine’s Day. Our chocolate bake-fest will culminate in a tasting of these creations along with wine pairings to enhance the experience:
• Chocolate Cream Pie (demo)
• Chocolate Soufflé (Hands On)
• Chocolate Sour Cream Cake (Hands On)
• Homemade Chocolate Cupcakes 2 ways (with Chocolate Ganache and/or Old Fashioned Chocolate Buttercream Frosting)

2/8/2014, 10:30a-1p, $65 each.


Italian Wines at Cooks Warehouse Brookhaven

Jennifer Pounds will give you a wonderful introduction to Italian wines. Learn about the major wine regions, the grape varietals, how wine labels differ from American labels, and more! Enjoy an evening with Jennifer tasting Italian wines and leave with a better understanding of what makes them so special!

2/7/2014, 7-9p, $45

Country French at Cooks Warehouse Brookhaven


World-traveling chef and instructor John Wilson is here to teach you the secrets and techniques of preparing a fabulous French meal. You will be transported to the French countryside when these tempting aromas begin to fill the air! Join Chef John in the kitchen as you create:
• Alsace Onion Tart
• Salmon with Herb Mustard Butter
• Potato and Boursin Cheese Galette
• Quick Apple Puff Pastry Tart

2/6/2014, 6:30 - 9:30p, $65


Full on Farm to Table Class at Cooks Warehouse Brookhaven


A Community Supported Agriculture box is, well, a big box of vegetables and fruits, all locally grown and organic.  Best part.  You don't know what you're going to get.  Join Chef Linton Hopkins as he prepares a three course farm-to-table meal with ingredients from a CSA. This class is a must for anyone who enjoys farmers market shopping or belongs to a CSA group. Evening includes wine tastings sponsored by Sherlock’s Wine Merchant and a chance to win tasty door prizes provided by Bella Cucina Artful Foods and Cabot Cheese.  $70.  2/3 at 7-9p.

French Mother Sauces at Cooks Warehouse Decatur


Ok.  If you only ever take one cooking class, it's arguable that it should be French Mother Sauces.  Cynthia Graubart is a James Beard award winning cookbook author, speaker, and former cooking show television producer. Join her as she teaches you all about the classic French Mother Sauces: Sauce Hollandaise, Sauce Veloute (a white stock based sauce), Sauce Béchamel (basic French white sauce), Sauce Espagnole (basic French brown sauce), and Sauce Tomate. All the classic French sauces are derived from this culinary quintet. You’ll understand what sauces are best for what dishes and practical applications for each. The menu includes, Asparagus with Hollandaise, Chicken with Veloute Cream Sauce, Flank Steak with Brown Sauce, Macaroni au Gratin, Ravioli with Fresh Tomato Sauce.  $50.  1/28 from 7-9p.

Find out more:  http://cynthiagraubart.com/
Get Tickets: https://classes.cookswarehouse.com/ClassReg/Public/classes.asp
Address:  180 West Ponce De Leon Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: (404) 377-4005
Latitude: 33.7755
Longitude: -84.298484

American Cooking with Japanese Flavors at Cook's Warehouse Midtown

Master Chef Hiroko Shimbo will teach you how to marry Japanese flavors and cooking techniques with locally available and seasonally changing ingredients in order to prepare Japanese flavored, clean tasting, healthy and appealing dishes. Join Hiroko in the kitchen to prepare:
• Miso-Flavored Beet Soup
• Sukiyaki (thinly sliced beef that is cooked in sake, shoyu and sugar)
• Chorizo and Shrimp Rice


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Cioppino: Unum wine-paired dinner at Saltyard


In 1865, Achille Paladini arrived in San Francisco from Italy, and set about creating great food from the local ingredients.  Cioppino was born.   A fish stew similar to bouillabaisse or fish chowder, it is  made from the day's catch, and can include fish, crab, clams, scallops, squid, and mussels.  It varies from place to place, and chef to chef.  Try out Chef Leahy's variety at a special Unum wine paired dinner at Saltyard at 6:30pm on January 27.   Call to get tickets quick, as it'll sell out soon!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Bach, Schubert, and Chopin on the Barge in NYC


Since 1977, Bargemusic has presented chamber music on a floating barge at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge."Both established and emerging musicians perform at Bargemusic on a small stage with the dramatic backdrop of the East River and lower Manhattan skyline." The Bargemusic mission expresses a desire, "to make that unique musical experience available to as many people as possible, Bargemusic presents 220 chamber music concerts annually—four days a week, 52 weeks a year—and offers free tickets to a variety of groups every week, plus a monthly free concert open to the community."

Rachmaninoff and More on Bargemusic


Since 1977, Bargemusic has presented chamber music on a floating barge at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge."Both established and emerging musicians perform at Bargemusic on a small stage with the dramatic backdrop of the East River and lower Manhattan skyline." The Bargemusic mission expresses a desire, "to make that unique musical experience available to as many people as possible, Bargemusic presents 220 chamber music concerts annually—four days a week, 52 weeks a year—and offers free tickets to a variety of groups every week, plus a monthly free concert open to the community."

Bargemix Series against Manhattan Backdrop


Since 1977, Bargemusic has presented chamber music on a floating barge at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge."Both established and emerging musicians perform at Bargemusic on a small stage with the dramatic backdrop of the East River and lower Manhattan skyline." The Bargemusic mission expresses a desire, "to make that unique musical experience available to as many people as possible, Bargemusic presents 220 chamber music concerts annually—four days a week, 52 weeks a year—and offers free tickets to a variety of groups every week, plus a monthly free concert open to the community."

A Little Night Bargemusic


Since 1977, Bargemusic has presented chamber music on a floating barge at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge."Both established and emerging musicians perform at Bargemusic on a small stage with the dramatic backdrop of the East River and lower Manhattan skyline." The Bargemusic mission expresses a desire, "to make that unique musical experience available to as many people as possible, Bargemusic presents 220 chamber music concerts annually—four days a week, 52 weeks a year—and offers free tickets to a variety of groups every week, plus a monthly free concert open to the community."

A Little Night Bargemusic


Since 1977, Bargemusic has presented chamber music on a floating barge at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge."Both established and emerging musicians perform at Bargemusic on a small stage with the dramatic backdrop of the East River and lower Manhattan skyline." The Bargemusic mission expresses a desire, "to make that unique musical experience available to as many people as possible, Bargemusic presents 220 chamber music concerts annually—four days a week, 52 weeks a year—and offers free tickets to a variety of groups every week, plus a monthly free concert open to the community."

Bargemusic Afternoon


Since 1977, Bargemusic has presented chamber music on a floating barge at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge."Both established and emerging musicians perform at Bargemusic on a small stage with the dramatic backdrop of the East River and lower Manhattan skyline." The Bargemusic mission expresses a desire, "to make that unique musical experience available to as many people as possible, Bargemusic presents 220 chamber music concerts annually—four days a week, 52 weeks a year—and offers free tickets to a variety of groups every week, plus a monthly free concert open to the community."

A Little Night Bargemusic


Since 1977, Bargemusic has presented chamber music on a floating barge at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge."Both established and emerging musicians perform at Bargemusic on a small stage with the dramatic backdrop of the East River and lower Manhattan skyline." The Bargemusic mission expresses a desire, "to make that unique musical experience available to as many people as possible, Bargemusic presents 220 chamber music concerts annually—four days a week, 52 weeks a year—and offers free tickets to a variety of groups every week, plus a monthly free concert open to the community."

Piano Here and Now with Bargemusic


Since 1977, Bargemusic has presented chamber music on a floating barge at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge."Both established and emerging musicians perform at Bargemusic on a small stage with the dramatic backdrop of the East River and lower Manhattan skyline." The Bargemusic mission expresses a desire, "to make that unique musical experience available to as many people as possible, Bargemusic presents 220 chamber music concerts annually—four days a week, 52 weeks a year—and offers free tickets to a variety of groups every week, plus a monthly free concert open to the community."

Sonata Afternoon with Bargemusic


Since 1977, Bargemusic has presented chamber music on a floating barge at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge."Both established and emerging musicians perform at Bargemusic on a small stage with the dramatic backdrop of the East River and lower Manhattan skyline." The Bargemusic mission expresses a desire, "to make that unique musical experience available to as many people as possible, Bargemusic presents 220 chamber music concerts annually—four days a week, 52 weeks a year—and offers free tickets to a variety of groups every week, plus a monthly free concert open to the community."

A Little Night Bargemusic


Since 1977, Bargemusic has presented chamber music on a floating barge at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge."Both established and emerging musicians perform at Bargemusic on a small stage with the dramatic backdrop of the East River and lower Manhattan skyline." The Bargemusic mission expresses a desire, "to make that unique musical experience available to as many people as possible, Bargemusic presents 220 chamber music concerts annually—four days a week, 52 weeks a year—and offers free tickets to a variety of groups every week, plus a monthly free concert open to the community."

A Little Night Bargemusic


Since 1977, Bargemusic has presented chamber music on a floating barge at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge."Both established and emerging musicians perform at Bargemusic on a small stage with the dramatic backdrop of the East River and lower Manhattan skyline." The Bargemusic mission expresses a desire, "to make that unique musical experience available to as many people as possible, Bargemusic presents 220 chamber music concerts annually—four days a week, 52 weeks a year—and offers free tickets to a variety of groups every week, plus a monthly free concert open to the community."

Beethoven on the Barge


Since 1977, Bargemusic has presented chamber music on a floating barge at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge."Both established and emerging musicians perform at Bargemusic on a small stage with the dramatic backdrop of the East River and lower Manhattan skyline." The Bargemusic mission expresses a desire, "to make that unique musical experience available to as many people as possible, Bargemusic presents 220 chamber music concerts annually—four days a week, 52 weeks a year—and offers free tickets to a variety of groups every week, plus a monthly free concert open to the community."

Haydn is Alive and Well in NYC


Since 1977, Bargemusic has presented chamber music on a floating barge at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge."Both established and emerging musicians perform at Bargemusic on a small stage with the dramatic backdrop of the East River and lower Manhattan skyline." The Bargemusic mission expresses a desire, "to make that unique musical experience available to as many people as possible, Bargemusic presents 220 chamber music concerts annually—four days a week, 52 weeks a year—and offers free tickets to a variety of groups every week, plus a monthly free concert open to the community."

Happy Birthday, Handel! in NYC


Since 1977, Bargemusic has presented chamber music on a floating barge at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge."Both established and emerging musicians perform at Bargemusic on a small stage with the dramatic backdrop of the East River and lower Manhattan skyline." The Bargemusic mission expresses a desire, "to make that unique musical experience available to as many people as possible, Bargemusic presents 220 chamber music concerts annually—four days a week, 52 weeks a year—and offers free tickets to a variety of groups every week, plus a monthly free concert open to the community."

A Little Night Bargemusic


Since 1977, Bargemusic has presented chamber music on a floating barge at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge."Both established and emerging musicians perform at Bargemusic on a small stage with the dramatic backdrop of the East River and lower Manhattan skyline." The Bargemusic mission expresses a desire, "to make that unique musical experience available to as many people as possible, Bargemusic presents 220 chamber music concerts annually—four days a week, 52 weeks a year—and offers free tickets to a variety of groups every week, plus a monthly free concert open to the community."

A Little Night Bargemusic


Since 1977, Bargemusic has presented chamber music on a floating barge at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge."Both established and emerging musicians perform at Bargemusic on a small stage with the dramatic backdrop of the East River and lower Manhattan skyline." The Bargemusic mission expresses a desire, "to make that unique musical experience available to as many people as possible, Bargemusic presents 220 chamber music concerts annually—four days a week, 52 weeks a year—and offers free tickets to a variety of groups every week, plus a monthly free concert open to the community."

Find out more: http://www.bargemusic.org
Get tickets: http://www.bargemusic.org/tickets.html
Notes: February 21, 2014 , Friday, 7pm, $35 ($30 Senior, $15 Student)
Masterworks Series: Joseph Joachim Hebrew Melodies for viola and piano, Op. 9; György Ligeti Sonata for Solo Viola; Toru Takemitsu A Bird Came Down the Walk for viola and piano; Ernest Bloch Suite (1919); Nicholas Cords, viola; Jeewon Park, piano
Address: Fulton Ferry Landing Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 624-4924
Latitude: 40.703109
Longitude: -73.995168

The Circus Warehouse in NYC


Love the circus? For drop-in and long-term classes in everything from ballet at the barre and juggling to the high wire and contortion, this is the place for you. It is a great way to spice up your exercise regimen, and you are sure to meet some more interesting people who aren't interested in talking about the latest fad diets and most fascinating yoga pants.

High Flying in NYC


Ever wanted to try the trapeze? Silks? Those really nifty balancing acts? Well, you can! The Trapeze School of New York has regular classes for people from all walks of life, ages six and up. Don't be nervous. You are in safety harnesses and the staff and support materials will put you at ease. Relax and enjoy. If you decide you can get used to the feeling of flight, take season-long classes and earn certifications in lieu of a more traditional gym schedule. And of course, the balancing and acrobatic classes are on the ground. Find your inner exhibitionist!

Weekend Treasure Hunting at Hell's Kitchen Flea Market


While we love our Ramblas in Barcelona and Portobello Road in London, Hell's Kitchen Flea Market is one of the most amazing shopping experiences in the world. The prices can be phenomenal, and haggling is A-OK, but we honestly don't know how you'll escape without spending a month's paycheck. Or more. There's so much to see! You'll find everything from fashion to furniture, memorabilia to art. Open on the weekends, you may need more than one visit to take it all in. There's no shame in that.

Making it Happen at UrbanGlass


An exhibition of the works of Anders Ruhwald titled One Thing Follows Another (And You Make It Happen) showcases, "form, materiality, and perception through a series of installations that compare and contrast one design rendered in three diverse media: ceramics, wood, and glass." Ruhwald is the artist in residence at the Cranbook Academy of Art. This exhibit focuses on collaborative work he produced with his students. With an education grounded in glass and ceramics, Ruhwald has works featured in dozens of permanent collections throughout the world and a CV full of awards and artistic adventures. What a treat!

The Dominant Sophia at UrbanGlass


UrbanGlass presents The Dominant Sophia, a solo exhibition by glass artist Joanna Manousis. From the website, the installation, "will explore the relationship between the circle and spirituality... Manousis’ show will also present a three-dimensional rose window, reminiscent of those created in 17th century France." The artist, a native of the UK, has worked and studied in several countries, won numerous awards, and has her works are featured in the permanent collections of the Ebeltoft Glass Museet, Denmark and the Cafesjian Center for the Arts, Yerevan, Armenia.

Illumination at UrbanGlass


UrbanGlass presents Illuminate: Design in Light, an exhibition of New York glass art in light design. From their website, "Featured designers include: Lindsay Adelman, Bec Brittain, Bill Couig of furthurdesign, Sebastian Errazuriz, Rich Brilliant Willing, Mary Wallis, Thaddeus Wolfe, and Jeff Zimmerman. Curated by Jennifer Scanlan." Expect to be wowed.

Heartfelt Afternoon at UrbanGlass


Do you love original and personal gifts for Valentine's Day? UrbanGlass has the answer, offering a 30-minute class, where you make a glassblown heart paperweight for your sweetheart. On February 8, 1-6pm, enjoy the one-on-one coaching with a glass artist, the demonstrations and open house, and free tours of the art center and studios. Even better, make it a date.