leisure 03.29.06

10 Reasons for a Road Trip

Get a jump on the summer season with a stay at the charming East Hampton B & B Georgica Bend, located within walking distance to the beach and several restaurants. But with the inn's lawns, gardens, and 24-foot heated pool, there may not be much incentive to leave the grounds.

Now through April 9th, the 94th celebration of the 3,000 cherry trees given by the people of Tokyo to Washington D.C., a city which, at the moment, doesn't deserve them.

See the art collection of Albert Barnes at The Barnes Foundation in Merion, PA (they're moving to Philly, but probably not until 2009).

Take a hike with your pooch in Harriman Park about 30 miles north of the city with this group that arranges informal, dog-friendly trail hikes.

At the wonderful Mass MoCA in North Adams, "House of Oracles" has just opened — it's a retrospective of Chinese artist Huang Yong Ping.

Majorly creepy, the M¸tter Museum in Philly, created to educate doctors in anatomy, has a large collection of skulls, a plaster cast of Siamese twins Chang & Eng, and 2,000 objects that have been extracted from people's throats. Ew.

A new production of Tennessee Williams' A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, directed by Michael Wilson, at the Hartford Stage. Starts April 6.

An appropriately modest tribute to the fruit-flavored gelatin dessert, The Jell-o Museum in LeRoy, NY, also has a gift shop of Jelloiana.

At the Philadelphia Museum, a major retrospective of Andrew Wyeth called "Memory and Magic," is open now through July 16.

Mixed in with your Paul Ankas, the Borgata in Atlantic City has booked Train on April 21 and The Strokes on April 22.
White + Warren, 80 W. 40th [5th/6th] 3rd flr. 212.398.3295, has ladies sweaters (cashmeres and more) on sale ($75-$100), today and tomorrow, 8-6.

The 2006 Tournament of Books
Over at The Morning News, this year's Tournament of Books has started. First up, it's Zadie Smith's On Beauty vs. Uzodinma Iweala's Beasts of No Nation. Bring it on!

The Eternally Aggravating AOL
Yesterday's MUG wasn't delivered to readers with AOL addresses — this is a recurring issue with AOL, not MUG. You can read the article called Inspect This, about city restaurants and their health inspection reports,


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