Lobby Bar – April 22: Professional Kazoo Artists, Free Tickets to Hamilton, and Trees Learn to Drive

By Jeremy Del Nero on 22 April 2016
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Ancient entertainment. American Airlines celebrated its 90th birthday last week by playing party games from 1926 – the year the airline was born. Join us for some rousing rounds of roll-the-wooden-hoop-down-the-street-with-a-stick while we use T9 texting with turn-of-the-century Nokia phones.

Boa constrictors. Here are five tips for traveling to Europe amidst the fog of recent terror attacks. Avoid standing out. That means that, as much as that pink feather boa looks totally fabulous on you, it may be best to leave such accessories at the gate.

Paid seating. Take a look at our photo essay to get a taste of what Brussels looks like after the recent attacks. Visitors are few and far between, so consider buying a one-way ticket to land a part-time job as a park bench seat filler until tourism returns to normal levels.

Less is more. What’s happening in Brussels without all of these visitors? The city is certainly emptier, but there are comparatively more waffles and speculoos cookies, so we think it’s worth a visit.

Can you carry a tune? Paul Riegler enjoys a night at Lincoln Center with performances of classical pieces by Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Antonin Dvořák, Charles Ives, and George Crumb. These pieces were performed by veteran musician Gilbert Kalish on piano, baritone Randall Scarlata, Christopher Froh on drums, and the esteemed Frank Li Laxabeat on the Kazoo.

Vertically challenged. Volkswagen has finally reached an accord with the DOJ and the EPA regarding Dieselgate. To make up for its environmental wrongdoings, the automaker has pledged to plant a tree on the roof of all new automobiles. Just watch out for low clearance bridges and tunnels.

Bizarre Broadway. In anticipation of its upcoming merger with Starwood, Marriott International announced the addition of new benefits to its rewards loyalty program. Starting this fall, anybody who completes a three-night stay at a participating hotel will receive priority seats at an upcoming performance of “Hamilton” on Broadway. “The musical isn’t that popular,” said production stage manager James Latus, “we can barely give away tickets.”

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