"Supports Green Initiatives" designates a hotel's participation in an optional environmental program that includes the use of energy-efficient lighting, guestroom towel/linen re-use, and on-premise recycling. "Supports Green Initiatives" does not represent an official certification of any kind.
Take the melodious music from Tchaikovsky's classic "The Nutcracker Ballet", mix in eight poignant and witty stories celebrating the miracle of Hanukkah and what you get is "The MeshugaNutcracker!". The libretto tells the tale of eight Chelmniks (citizens of Chelm, the fictional town of fools) who gather once a year to perform their Hanukkah festival. Through the course of the two-act musical they revel in traditional Jewish songs and honor the triumphs of Hanukkah heroes, all in their delightfully foolish Chelm style. Add spinning dreidels and twirling "chanukiot" and you'll have visions of "sufganiyot" dancing in your head.
First Night Monterey brings together the entire community and its visitors and celebrates the multiculturalism of the New Year. Performances from all around the world will be on the streets of Monterey, allowing you to experience the New Year the way the rest of the world experiences it. To find out more about special events, be sure to visit the First Night website.
With all of its band members originally from the Hawaiian islands, Iration fittingly makes laid-back reggae-rock. The six musicians met while living in Isla Vista, the college town associated with UC Santa Barbara, and began jamming together in 2004, playing various college parties and building a devoted following. Since then, the band has toured throughout other California college towns and won over just as much support, eventually landing amongst iTunes' top-charting reggae musicians.