College kids and reluctant adults have had this date mentally circled all year, and finally its time to kick back and celebrate the high life. Yup, yup, its 4/20. To nonstoners, allow us to explain. For some reason check out Wikipedia for possible origins, although the history is understandably hazy this particular date and time have come to symbolize marijuana. Ganja. Trees. Grass. Reefer. Lambs bread collie. Sinsemilla. Chronic. Whatever you want to call it, today will be celebrated throughout campuses and grassy knolls as everyones favorite nudge-nudge, wink-wink counterculture holiday. So smoke it if you got it, homey weve got a delightful list o suggestions to enhance your experience all day.
Theres something about smoking that makes you appreciate the great outdoors a whole lot more. The overall sense of peace engendered by sitting on the grass and staring up at the clouds is a perfect complement to your afternoon chill-out. Completely separate from the unofficial celebration, theres a perfect-for-stoners event taking place at Tamiami Airport (12800 SW 145th Ave., Miami). Anyone up for watching the Sunrise Community Hot Air Balloon Race? Giant inflatable figures will float across your field of vision from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. You might ask yourself: Dude, is that the Energizer Bunny? And the answer will be yes, it is. The hot hare balloon is part of the inflatable fun. Besides that, therell be live music, arts and crafts, and food. Cant forget food. Visit www.sunrisegroup.org.
When the evening comes, its time for music and fun, and therell be lots of that at DJ Lance-Os big 4/20 bash at Jazid (1342 Washington Ave., Miami Beach). Doors open at 9, and performers include Fitzroy, Natty Remo, Made of Hemp, Zionist, and Three of We. Dont forget to score a copy of Lance-Os latest mix, Ganja Juggling. Sweet. Visit www.kulchashok.com. For a different musical selection, check out Blissful Frequencies 420 Festival at PS14 (28 NE 14 St., Miami). Beginning at 7, therell be tunes by Alukard, The Bango, Gato Xango, and the Crackwhore Sweethearts. Aww. Visit www.myspace.com/blissfulfrequencies.
Sun., April 20, 2008