Plan for the weekend, but also check out the novel and exciting happenings that took place on these days in history. If you have any interesting factoids of your own, share them with us by tweeting @thewkndr #wkndhstry.
Walt Disney debuts World’s first, full-length, animated feature December 21, 1937 In a time when black and white movies were the norm, Walt Disney broke new ground when he premiered the world’s first full-length, animated feature film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Based on a German fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, the movie is so popular that it was re-released eight times since its premiere and has a lifetime gross of more than US$180 million.
American Airlines flight 331 overshoots runway at NMIA December 22, 2009 One hundred and fifty-four people on board American Airlines Flight 331 luckily escaped death when it overshot the runway at the Norman Manley International Airport while trying to land during a rainstorm.The plane came to a stop inches from the sea and broke apart on the Palisadoes Road. All passengers, including the 40 who sustained injuries, survived the crash.
Vincent van Gogh cuts off left ear December 23, 1888 Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh was indeed a troubled soul. During a period of severe depression, he cut off his left ear and later documented the act in a painting titled ‘Self-portrait with bandaged ear’. The act would cement him as a tormented genius and he went on to become the poster boy for tortured, starving artists whose work sold in the millions after death.
Christmas is only a few days away, so to get you in the mood, we’ve compiled a list of 20 well-loved Christmas carols and songs sure to have you rockin’ around the Christmas tree. Enjoy! 1. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus/ The Jackson 5 2. Santa Claus is Coming to Town/ Alvin and the Chipmunks 3. All I Want for Christmas is You/ Mariah Carey 4. Mistletoe/ Colbie Caillat 5. We Need a Little Christmas/ Glee Cast Version 6. Carol of the Bells/ Pentatonix 7. Santa Baby/ Eartha Kitt 8. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas/ Coldplay 9. Winter Wonderland/ Michael Bublé 10. Jingle Bells/ Michael Bublé 11. This Christmas/ Christina Aguilera 12. Jingle Bell Rock/ Bobby Helms 13. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy/ Peter Tchaikovsky 14. Christmas in the Sun/ Fab 5/The Stage Crew 15. The Christmas Song/ Nat King Cole 16. Oh Holy Night/ Carrie Underwood 17. Deck the Rooftop/ Glee Cast Version 18. 8 Days of Christmas/ Destiny’s Child 19. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays/ N’Sync 20. Last Christmas/ Glee Cast Version
Make Your Mark
tâ€™s the last weekend before Christmas, so do some good and spread a little cheer by donating to the M*RKologie and Salvation Army Clothing Drive and Fundraiser, which will be held at Market at the Lawn on Sunday, December 23. By donating at least one item of clothing and $300, you will be entered in the raffle for a chance to win a prize from one of the four local designers collaborating with M*RKologie, a local fashion and lifestyle blog. Each additional piece of clothing gives you another entry, so the more clothes donated, the more chances you have to win. This clothing drive brings together the designers White Skyy, Reve Jewellery & Accessories, Tarik & Tif and Yaad Trendz, who have donated special pieces from their collections towards the drive. The winners will be picked at 6pm on the day of the event. A portion of the proceeds from the fundraiser will be donated to the Salvation Army to help with their various outreach projects.
Photo credit: Andre South
Stats More commonly known as Machu Ezra Where you can see him One Mic: The Artistic Movement, Christmas Special (check listings)
Matthew Mitchell Machu and Morgan
In your own words, what is it that you do? ‘A Jack of all Trades.’ I sing, model, write, work here and there, go here and there, not to mention I have my degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. I will do just about anything anybody asks me. I try not to limit myself.
How do you normally spend your weekends? I hate to admit it, but I go out a lot. I’m out on the town pretty much every weekend. From Club Privilege to Fiction to KFC, that’s where I’ll be. I attend a lot of parties and lounge at numerous hangout spots. Every pan weh knock, mi deh deh. I’m a ‘Patron of the Streets’ (Lol). I should stay home.
What makes your weekends interesting? I would say that it is my friends that really make my weekends interesting. They are all hilarious and I’m guaranteed that at least one of them will have a master
plan to keep me buzzed and laughing nonstop. I’m sure I will be the one to mess it up.
What is your favourite local hangout on the weekend? I don’t have a favourite hangout spot, but I realise I have been going to Macau a lot. I like their ‘Loaded Fries.’ I’m a food guy. I’m always hungry.
How did you get involved in the music business? I’ve always been into music. It all started in the choir at Mona Prep. Then I started writing my own music in third form, which started out as poems, but I was too afraid to let anyone hear what I had to say. Earlier this year, I met a new producer by the name of Phillip Myers who liked my style of music and I decided to let go and let the ‘world’ hear what I had to say. Luckily I have not received any bad reviews yet, so I’m happy. But when I’m working it definitely affects my weekends. No friends. Just music.
Machu and friends welcoming the New Year!
Photo Credit: Samantha Powell
Photo credit: Matthew Henry
Photo credit: C.E.C Visual Images
Machu and friends at Gungo Walk Music Festival
Machu and Marissa at her birthday flex.
In the spirit of Christmas, we’re giving away two tickets to Euphoria, All White Luxury. This event is Jamaica’s premium exclusive booze cruise and takes place on December 30. The boat departs Dock Euphoria, 38 Port Royal Street, at 2pm sharp. We’ll be having two giveaways this weekend, follow @thewkndr on Twitter for a chance to win a ticket!
Christmas Remix 2012 Redbones Blues Café 9pm ADM: $800 (presold); $1,000 (at the gate)
Sangster’s E.V.E. Ladies Rock Hope Gardens 9pm ADM: $1,500 (ladies presold); $2,000 (men presold); $2,000 (ladies at the gate); $2,500 (men at the gate)
FRIDAY Eve with UWI Emancipation Park 6pm ADM: Free
Os.mo.sis. Style Caymanas Estate 10pm ADM: $3,500 (presold); $4,500 (at the gate)
Uber: Then and Now Krosses Stages Theatre 8:30pm ADM: $1,400
Scandal Stages Theatre 8:30pm ADM: $1,400
One Mic Club White Dragon, New Kingston (above Pizza Hut) 9pm ADM: $800
Club Privilege 10pm ADM: $1,000 (ladies); $2,000
saturday Bookophilia Customer Appreciation Day Bookophilia, 92 Hope Road 9am–7pm ADM: Free
Kingston Kitchen Hope Botanical Gardens 3pm- 9pm ADM: Free (children under 12); $500
wknd movies The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in 3D (A-16) Carib 5 4:30pm and 8:15pm Palace Cineplex 5pm and 8:40pm Palace Multiplex 5:30pm and 9:15pm Odeon Cineplex 4:50pm and 8:25pm Wreck-It Raph in 3D (U) Carib 5 5:10pm Palace Cineplex 2:30pm and 5:30pm Palace Multiplex 6:15pm Wreck-It Ralph (U) Odeon Cineplex 5:15pm Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away in 3D (U) Carib 5 5:30pm and 8:30pm Palace Cineplex 8:30pm
Palace Multiplex 9:15pm Red Dawn (A-18) Carib 5 5:20pm and 8:40pm Palace Multiplex 6:15pm and 9:15pm The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part 2 (A-16) Carib 5 5pm and 8:35pm Palace Multiplex 6pm and 9pm Odeon Cineplex 8:15pm (Saturday and Sunday only) Rise of the Guardians in 3D (PG-13) Palace Cineplex 2:40pm Skyfall (A-16) Carib 5 8:20pm Odeon Cineplex 8:15pm (Friday only)
Live From Kingston Base Kingston and Belle, Shop #11 Upper Manor Park Plaza 7pm ADM: Free
Movie night at Redbones Redbones Blues Café 7pm and 8:40pm ADM: $200 (students); $400 (for one movie); $500 (to see both films)
Chemical X Tony’s Bar, 5 Chelsea Ave 8pm-4am ADM: $600 (regular); $1,500 (access to The Inferno)
sunday FunFest Hope Gardens 10am- 6pm ADM: $500 (children 5-17 years); $800 (adults)
Market at the Lawn 10am North Lawn, Devon House ADM: Free
R.E.D. (Relax, Eat, Drink)
Stages Theatre 8:30pm ADM: $1,400
French Estate, 8c Leas Flat, Red Hills 3pm-10pm ADM: (invitation only) Invitations may be collected from the following stores Grandeur (Shop # 12 7th Avenue Plaza), Di Trends (Clock Tower Plaza)
Stages Theatre 8:30 pm ADM: $1,400
Stages Theatre 5pm and 8:30pm ADM: $1,400
Club Privilege 10pm ADM: $1,000 (ladies); $1,500
Stages Theatre 5pm 8:30pm ADM: $1,400
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