Looking for upcoming women’s events taking place Thursday, August 16 2018?
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“I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.” —Madonna
No matter how much time passes since the 1980s, this material girl will always remain the Queen of Pop.
Since then, it hasn’t really ever slowed, only transcended.
Nowadays, this Michigan-born superstar can be spotted living in Portugal and founding children’s hospitals in Africa.
And supposedly the album will incorporate… drumroll… nineteenth century Portuguese fado music!
Until then, let’s just crank up “Lucky Star” and dance like it’s 1983 while shouting “I LOVE YOU MADONNA” and singing “Happy Birthday”.
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Bennington Battle Day is a Vermont State Holiday usually celebrated on the 16th of August.
Should the 16th of August fall on a Saturday or Sunday, the holiday is then observed on the Friday immediately preceding the 16th.
Consequently, examples of this date variation will be seen in 2020 (Aug 14), 2025 (Aug 15) and 2026 (Aug 14).
Anyone celebrating at Bennington Battle Monument would be wise to maximize their fun by riding the elevator up 200 feet to the top.
Here, views of Vermont and surrounding areas (New York included) can be easily seen.
Raise your glasses, August 16 is National Rum Day!
Originally hailing from anywhere sugarcane fields could be found, this distilled spirit can be traced back thousands of years.
In its wake, one might find a plethora of borderline-diabetic hangovers whenever consumed in excess.
For those looking to enjoy this spirit in moderation, the light varieties can be found in many popular tropical drinks, such as the Cuba Libre, Mai Tai, Zombie, Pina Colada and Mojito.
Dark and golden varieties also work well in cooking!
Try including some in a savory glaze or marinade.
You can also add it to sweets like Bananas Foster and Tiramisu, or kick up your next chocolate sauce!
It’s quite versatile, so make sure to keep a bottle on-hand because you’ll never know when it’ll come through in a pinch.
Oh, what’s that magic eight ball?
You see high speed adventures involving sharp acceleration?
There’s ascension into the skies, gut-busting drops and upside-down loop de loops in my future too?
Especially on the sixteenth of August, because it’s National Roller Coaster Day!
💡 Good Idea: Laughing with friends and riding roller coasters.
❌ Bad Idea: Eating large meals with friends immediately prior to riding roller coasters.
Look out below!!!
Women in Film – New on Netflix – August 16 2018
Top Billing – Lauren Graham as Joan Baxter
Wish I Was Here
Top Billing – Kate Hudson as Sarah Bloom
Top Billing – Joey King as Grace Bloom
Curious as to what other women in film are being added to Netflix this August?
Wondering about the “Score” assigned to each?
💪 Porchlight: Tattoo Tales – August 16 2018 (San Francisco, CA; $5-$15)
Presented by Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco on Thursday, August 16 2018, Porchlight returns with a night of revealing stories about tattoos and those who love them, with hosts Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick.
This iteration’s storytelling focuses on — you guessed it, those written in permanent ink — and features the likes of Karen Roze (pictured above), Penelope Starr, Shotsie Gorman, TK Moyer, Taemon Omololu, and Dominic Riley.
To get the most out of your experience, we highly recommend first taking in the exhibit this event ties in to:
Just like a misspelled tattoo — this daily edition of Ladies Looking Ahead is outta here, with “no regerts”!
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