2020 Arizona Renaissance Fest to celebrate 32 years of entertainment


The 2020 Arizona Renaissance Festival will celebrate 32 years of revelry when it takes place Saturdays and Sundays Feb. 8 to March 29. Groups can enjoy a time-travel adventure while also receiving a group discount. Escape to the fest’s 16th-century village with the queen and her court, mermaids, jousting, 14 stages of comedy, swordplay, music and more. More than 200 shops contain handmade items such as blown glass, leather goods and jewelry. Watch artisans create a masterpiece before your eyes. Eat, drink and be merry as you make your way through its 30-acre faire. A 10-ticket minimum purchase will get the group organizer free admission. Visit the group tickets page on the fest’s website to book your group. The fest will also work with you to put together a custom tour package. arizona.renfestinfo.com/

Reagan Library home to Egypt’s Lost Cities


Reagan Library, Egypt’s Lost Cities

From October 2019 to April 2020, the Reagan Library in Ventura County, California will be home to Egypt’s Lost Cities. The exhibition contains monumental statues, religious images carved in stone, exquisite jewelry and more; all lost more than 1,200 years ago to the rising tide of the Mediterranean Sea, only to be found two decades ago by underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio. For more information on the Reagan Library, including dining options, upcoming events and group pricing, email or callmsalvesen@reganfoundation.org, call 805-577-2705. VisitReaganLibrary.com

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures to Open in late 2019


The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures museum in Los Angeles is under construction and is expected to open in late 2019. A celebration of the art and science behind movies, the 300,000-square-foot museum will have two state-of-the-art theaters, exhibits on moviemaking, showcasing films like The Wizard of Oz, along with other cutting-edge design spaces, an education space and dining and casual restaurants. A number of historical film artifacts like a director-annotated script from To Kill a Mockingbird will be on display for visitors to observe.


Seattle Waterfront revitalization begins


Started spring 2019 and with plans to finish sometime in 2024, The Waterfront Seattle Program aims at transforming Seattle’s central waterfront. The project includes the removal of both the Alaskan Way viaduct and the replacement of the Elliott Bay seawall, and well as the important utility infrastructure and implementation of new Alaskan Way and Elliot Way surface streets. The concept design was released in July 2012 intends, among other things, “to create a dynamic and lively public realm at the water’s edge”.