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Free Comic Book Day, Stan's Donut Virtual Race, and Digital Dessert Goals Virtual Event

CALENDAR OF EVENTS: Happenings for the week of July 24, 2020

Stan's Donut Virtual Race. Thru August 31, 2020


Stan's is going VIRTUAL!

WHAT IS THE Stan's Donut Virtual Race? Due to Covid-19 Coronavirus and the current limitations set by the state of Illinois and city of Chicago, the 2020 Stan's Donut race has been modified to a virtual race.

For this year, the Stan's Donut Virtual Run will consist of a kids dash, 5k, 10k, half marathon, and marathon option. We'll ship (or you can pick-up) the shirt, medal, donut certificate, and any other goodies right to you.

Then you run (or walk) the distance you pick at any location you choose, and we highly recommend finishing at a Stan's Donuts location for your tasty free donut!

DETAILS: Grab your donut-lovin' friends and register for the Stan's Donut Virtual Race! The Stan's Donut Virtual Run will consist of a kids dash, 5k, 10k, half marathon, and marathon option.

We'll ship (or can pick-up) the shirt, medal, donut certificate, and any other goodies right to you. Then you run (or walk) the distance you pick at any location you choose, and we highly recommend finishing at a Stan's Donuts location for your tasty free donut!

But make sure you donut forget to tag us @stans5k so we can see these great photos!

at Anytime! Anywhere! Your Location!


1. Register For the Virtual Donut Run (Kids Dash, 5K, 10K, Half, or Marathon)

2. You will receive your swag in the mail or you can pick it up at a Stan's Location (Choose during registration)

3. Run/Walk your race on any day in the month of August.

4. Upload your information and receive a Finisher's Certificate submitting your Name, Time, Distance, date of completion, and any photos HERE.

Enjoy the satisfaction of your success and being a part of the COVID 2020 Virtual Stan's Donut Run!

Register today for the 2020 Stan's Donut Virtual Run! Registration will stay open until August 31, 2020.

Digital Dessert Goals Virtual Event: 2 Days of Baking Demos, Live Panels, Interactive Activities & Sweet Deals

July 31 + August 1

Dessert Goals is the go-to resource for dessert lovers, business owners and aspiring creators through joyful experiences, online content, and dessert-inspired products. Our highly curated dessert festivals celebrating indulgence, discovery + deliciousness. The festivals feature the very best sweets in the city with many vendors making exclusive event desserts. The treats are featured in one beautiful, interactive space with photo activations, a salt bar to cleanse your palate, refreshing drinks + other surprises. We have taken food festival to a new level. Since launching Dessert Goals in 2016, we have hosted 9 festivals in NY + LA bringing together over 30,000 dessert lovers. Dessert Goals is a celebration of all things decadent, and a party for the tastebuds.

It's pretty much the best day ever.

2 Days of Baking Demos, Live Panels, Interactive Activities & Sweet Deals. Immediately unlock Dessert Vendor Marketplace with purchase!

About this Event. Digital Dessert Goals is re-imagining our in-person festival from IRL to URL! Save the date for July 31 + August 1! This will be a 2-day event created for all ages to indulge in an interactive weekend of sweetness and joy. Sweet vibes only!

The event will include a mix of pre-recorded + live digital content from industry professionals including bake-along demos, food photography and how to start a dessert business. We will take breaks in between for birthday party celebrations and an endorphin-boosting workout. See the full event schedule and speakers on our website. Your ticket will also include access to the digital dessert marketplace with vendors from across the nation offering sweet deals and exclusive desserts!

Each ticket includes access to a curated dessert marketplace, providing a forum for independent merchants to showcase sweet offerings and exclusive treats available for home delivery at discounted prices. Designed to evoke the same delight experienced at the physical festival, the marketplace will also provide a much-needed revenue stream for small hospitality businesses impacted by the pandemic.

Virtual Ticket ($25) includes:

Two days of exciting original content, both live and pre-recorded, available to stream for a week after the event

Access to the Virtual Vendor Marketplace including 20+ (and growing) nationwide dessert vendors offering discounts, free shipping, and exclusive desserts⁠. You'll receive the link the moment you purchase your ticket!

Discount code for a Dessert Demo Box from Red Velvet NYC, so you can bake along with the live demo

Recipes and shopping lists for all the demos and activities

A Virtual Goody Bag with lifestyle products, snacks, and other sweet treats

Entry to win surprise prizes

$1 of each ticket donated to No Kid Hungry, a national campaign to end childhood hunger in America


To purchase tickets:

Free Comic Book Day 2020

Happening Now through September 9

Free Comic Book Day is happening NOW through September 9, so it will be a whole COMIC BOOK summer! Comic shops will receive five to six Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) titles in their weekly shipments during each week of the promotional window. Release of these titles may vary from shop to shop, as retailers are encouraged to release the books as they see fit for their unique circumstances. Retailers may release one free title a day, may make all of that week's free titles available at once, or any other plan that works for them. Free Comic Book summer is designed to be flexible and customizable so retailers and fans can get the most out the event.

"Every year, Free Comic Book Day is our big event to thank current comics fans, welcome back former fans and invite those new to comics to join the fun," said Joe Field, originator of FCBD, and owner of Flying Colors Comics in Concord, CA. "In this very different year, Free Comic Book Day is more like Free Comic Book Summer... and there's so much fun to discover in this year's FCBD comics! So many cool stories are available for this stretched-out Free Comic Book Day 2020. I'm confident long-time fans and newcomers alike are going to find a story that'll make them want to visit their local comic shop every week! Fans, bring your friends and family and head to your local comic shop every week starting July 15 through September 9 to check out the new, and fantastic, free comics available that week!"

Free Comic Book summer will feature 45 of the previously announced titles from publishers like Marvel Comics, Image Comics, BOOM! Studios, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, Dynamite Entertainment, DC, and more! The 45 titles are designed to appeal to a broad range of tastes and run the gamut from superhero stories, to TV and movie tie-ins, to sci-fi adventures, all-ages tales, and beyond. There will also be two educational support titles from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Gemstone Publishing.

A complete listing of all 45 FCBD titles, including the 10 Gold Sponsor and 35 Silver Sponsor comic books, can be viewed online at A release schedule of when titles will be hitting comic shops is available below!

For more FCBD news and updates, visit and become a fan!

Grant Park Music Festival

Virtual 10 WEEK Classical Music Performances For 2020

For more than 80 years, the Grant Park Music Festival has been Chicago's summer musical sensation, demonstrating that classical music, performed by a world-class orchestra and chorus, can have a transformative impact on the city.

Led by Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar and Chorus Director Christopher Bell, each summer the Festival offers a 10-week season of concerts, artistic development initiatives, radio broadcasts and community engagement and outreach programs.

Today, it operates as a unique collaboration among the Grant Park Orchestral Association, the Chicago Park District and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

While we may not be able to physically gather, the power of music knows no bounds. Please join us for Festival Remixed, an exciting series of virtual events, including radio broadcasts, concerts, talks and master classes.

See their Schedule here:

IN THE SPIRIT (VIRTUAL) Contemporary Native Arts Exhibition, Northwest Native Festival and Arts Market

Dates: Jul 16 - Sep 28 2020

Ages: All ages.

Where: Virtual exhibition open July 16; coming soon, in-person exhibition and details for virtual festival.

Tickets:Free virtual access. For in-person exhibition, purchase tickets online or at the museum.

IN THE SPIRIT is an annual celebration of diverse Native arts and culture. It includes a juried art exhibition at the Washington State History Museum during July and August. Interested artists apply each year in the winter and spring, and submissions are juried by experts in contemporary Indigenous arts. The Washington State Historical Society presents awards to artists at the beginning of the exhibition, hosts gallery talks, and invites the public to vote for two coveted People's Choice awards which are announced at the Northwest Native Festival.

The Northwest Native Festival is a free all-day indoor/outdoor festival and arts market, showcasing emerging and known artists and designers along with food, artmaking, music, and other cultural experiences. The festival is hosted by the History Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, and the Museum of Glass. IN THE SPIRIT is a summertime favorite in the South Sound. This is the 15th year for IN THE SPIRIT. And, as you'll expect by now, this year will be different because we're living through the COVID-19 pandemic. We begin by honoring the artists whose work has been selected for the 2020 IN THE SPIRIT Contemporary Native Arts exhibition right here, virtually, online.

Questions about IN THE SPIRIT exhibition or festival? Contact Molly Wilmoth at 253-798-5926 or or visit

Drive In At The Ranch is Back! Visit The Open Air of the Calamigos Ranch in Malibu For A Drive-IN Movie!

Join friends in the open air of the Calamigos Ranch in Malibu with delicious food, craft cocktails, country music, drive in movies and a safe environment to feel all the feels of summer! Grab the family and we'll see ya at the drive-in.

Drive In Movie - $30 per car

BBQ - $35 per Person

All bars are cash/credit on site.

Cookout starts at 6pm.

Movie starts at dusk.

All events are curated in an infrastructure of socially distanced culture to keep our guests and community safe and healthy.

Morgan-Wixson Theatre Friday Night Coffee Table Community Discussions

"Community Outreach & Being Proactive Members of the Theatre Community"

MWT Friday Night Coffee Table Community Discussions

We invite our Morgan-Wixson Theatre Members and community to participate in a community discussion about race - on stage, off stage, and around us. This week's Conversation is entitled "Community Outreach & Being Proactive Members of the Theatre Community" with with Jenae Thompson and Marissa Herrera. Jenae Thompson and Marissa Herrera will lead our next discussion, "Community Outreach & Being Proactive Members of the Theatre Community." It will be an honest and open discussion of how theatres can begin implementing healing and measurable change that they can be held accountable for.

ALL ARE WELCOME! So come sit around the coffee table and join us.

Register for Log-in details:

Time: Jul 24, 2020 07:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)


Broadway in Hollywood is proud to have hosted two successful blood drives at the Hollywood Pantages, in partnership with The American Red Cross. By popular demand, we have added more opportunities for the community to donate in this time of need!


Please consider making an appointment now for a time to donate on August 25th. When we share blood, healing happens and families remain whole.

APPOINTMENTS ARE LIMITED. To ensure the safety of all our donors and staff, walk-in donations will not be accepted. - Registering in advance allows The American Red Cross to coordinate appropriate staffing and supplies. It will also allow the Hollywood Pantages Theatre and Broadway in Hollywood to comply with social distancing guidelines

The Hollywood Pantages theatre is located at the famed intersection of Hollywood & Vine at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard. Parking is available at two self-park garages within walking distance of the theatre:

• Eastown Garage (1734 Argyle Avenue - across the street)

• L.A. City Garage (1627 Vine Street - 1/2 block South on Vine)

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. For more information on The American Red Cross and donating to our blood drive, or for other available donation locations & dates, please visit their website HERE:


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