Boston Sneaker Jam – a festival and community celebration of sneaker culture. Everyone can enjoy the music, art, demonstrations and talks. If you’re a sneaker head, it’s the only place you’ll want to be on October 18 + 19!
Rare sneakers and memorabilia
Sneaker exchange and trading floor
Manufacturers and designers
Urban apparel and fashion
Street art gallery
Dj’s and musicians, including the following + more~
Dutch Rebelle http://dutchrebelle.com/
N.B.S. (Natural Born Spitters) https://www.facebook.com/NtheBS
DJ Pup Dawg http://djpupdawg.com/main/
Jam sessions, sneaker experts, the rare, the popular, and the obscure—it’ll all be there.
Panels and talks by people you want to hear!
October 18 + 19, 2014
Seaport World Trade Center
200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210
Sat: 11AM – 7PM
Sun: 11AM – 6PM
Purchase tickets ($20/day, $35/weekend) and vendor tables at Eventbrite:
Tix available day of show for $25/day, $40/weekend
Children under 10 years, free with paying adult
Got a question? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: Payment required – Purchase tickets ($20/day, $35/weekend) and vendor tables at Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/boston-sneaker-jam-tickets-12041497443 Tix available day of show for $25/day, $40/weekend Children under 10 years, free with paying adult
Following the success of previous editions, supported by great figures of national and international skate, the III Edition of Madrid Skate Film Festival (MSFF) comes back to Matadero Madrid from the 17th to the 19th of October. The MSFF arrives for the third consecutive year at Matadero Madrid’s Cineteca. A necessary festival in a scene in which urban sports, specifically skateboarding and longboarding, are taking increasing prominence in the streets of big cities.
This appointment is not only attractive to those who love this sport on wheels but also for fans of good cinema, as exhibited tapes come with an extraordinary audiovisual quality.
The third edition of MSFF will feature a screening of the best works submitted to the contest and the world premiere of “Open” by Daniel Etura. A film that brings together a group of female skaters from 11 different countries touring Israel on a spiritual and sports journey. The film, starred by the Longboard Girls Crew, has enjoyed the cooperation of the collective Longboarding for Peace, who have brought together Muslim, Jewish, Arab and Catholic children to teach them that the skate knows no gender, politics or religion. With a powerful soundtrack, among which there are groups such as Devendra Banhart, CSS, Fuel Fandango or Smile, among others, this documentary not only reflects a high level of female longboard but a sound and a visual quality never seen in this type of video.
Also this year, the festival goes a step further by creating the category for Best Full-length film for those tapes lasting more than 20 minutes for both domestic and international works.
The jury that will vote the 2014 awards MSFF is full of figures closely related to both the audiovisual world as well the skateboarding and longboarding world.
In the Documentary and Full-length Films category, the people responsible for evaluating the work will be: Yerko Espinoza, who has half a dozen of short films and is completing his second full-length film “Miami”; Daniel Etura, who combines his career between music video and advertising and has made over 40 music videos with outstanding Spanish and international artists; and Pedro Temboury, skater and director of “Monopatín”, a documentary about the history of skateboarding in Spain. In the Skate Short Film category, the decision will fall on Javier Menéndez, Dogway Skateboard Magazine editor, filmer and photographer; Ramiro McTersse, O’Marisquiño Arnette festival organizer, an event of extreme sports and urban culture held in Vigo; Esteban Velarde, photographer and editor of Go Skateboarding Mag. Meanwhile, the works in the Longboard Short Film category will be analyzed by Camilo Cespedes, graphic designer, photographer and filmer; Katie Nilson, one of the strongest representatives of women’s skate, which is now part of Team Landyachtz Longboards; and Peter J. Cereceda, owner of “ToxicWorld” Shop of Skate, Surf and Longboard in Madrid.
In addition, numerous activities will be held around the festival among which workshops and video express 1000 tricks per second stand out.
The Throwdown is coming! The Throwdown is coming!
Lib Tech’s Downtown Throwdown is packed up and heading to Boston!
Another legendary city, new features, next level shredding and $20K in prize money…it’s gonna be a wicked pissah!
The Downtown Throwdown (DTTD) has grown from a local DIY project to the most anticipated and respected urban snowboarding event in the world, while entertaining tens of thousands of people over the past eight years in Seattle, San Francisco and Minneapolis. “I’m so stoked to bring this event to Boston” said event creator Krush Kulesza, “when we decided to bring it to the East Coast, this was the obvious choice…plus man…Aerosmith!”
The DTTD has always set itself apart from other events by specifically choosing riders who focus on filming video parts and are out changing the face of urban snowboarding…and this year’s line-up continues to back that up. Forest Bailey, Dylan Thompson, Ted Borland, Dillon Ojo, Brandon Reis, Andrew Brewer, Mike Rav, Jaeger Bailey, Spencer Shubert and Dylan Alito are among the 25 riders chasing $20,000 in the famous DTTD giant cardboard I.O.U.’s. To date, the DTTD has paid out over $100,000.00!
Fifteen New England hometown-hero riders will also compete in The Feeders! last chance qualifier earlier in the day with the top 3 moving on to the main event.
When it’s all over, one of these riders will also have the bragging rights of joining a very heavy list of past DTTD winners including: Dan Brisse, Jed Anderson (twice), Nick Visconti, Brandon Hobush (twice), Dylan Alito, Nial Romanek and last year’s winner, Ryan Paul (twice).
This year’s event will also be webcast to the world thanks to our friends at Snowboarder Magazine! So whether you’re in the crowd or on your couch, you can be entertained by the southing voices of Think Thank owner/Lib Tech Ripper Jesse Burtner, Crab Grab’s Preston Strout and Snowboarder Magazine’s Tom “T. Bird” Monterosso.
To continue the name dropping-DWD owner and longtime DTTD supporter, Sean Genovese will once again head-up our judgeMENTAL team that will include Massachusetts’s own Chris Grenier and Lib Tech legend Scotty Wittlake.
Not enough yet? How ‘bout autograph signings from pro riders like Jamie Lynn, Eric Jackson and Forest Bailey? How ‘bout sponsor booths with prizes and new gear to check out? Raffles for snowboards and other great prizes? Yes…this will be THE event of the year!
Grab a friend and get to City Hall Plaza at noon on Saturday, October 18 to witness the next chapter in this bitchin’ and FREE event!
Huge thanks to Adidas Snowboarding, Snowboarder Magazine, Eastern Boarder, Loon Mountain, Diecutstickers.com, Windells Camp, Dig Boston and the city of Boston for making it all possible. Be sure to check out the Facebook Event Page.
THIRTYTWO’S JOHNNY O’CONNOR WINS HOT DAWGZ & HAND RAILS
LAKE FOREST, CA (September 29, 2014) – ThirtyTwo would like to congratulate Global AM Johnny O’Connor on winning the 11th Annual Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails contest at Bear Mountain last Saturday. He traveled all the way from the East Coast for the contest and after this win he is going home $10,000 richer.
Check out all the action that went down this past weekend at the 2014 Hot Dawgz and Hand Rails rail jam up at Big Bear.
1st place – Johnny O’Connor
2nd place – Denis Leontyev
3rd place – Luke Haddock
Womens 1st place – Mariah Dugan
Best Trick Zach Rawles
Video/Edit- Danny Kern
THE NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM HOSTS THIRD ANNUAL BOSTON WINTER FILM FESTIVAL
Three-day Festival Showcases Several of the World’s Most-Renowned Ski and Snowboard Films
From Thursday, October 9th to Saturday, October 11th, the Simons IMAX Theatre at the New England Aquarium will host Boston’s third annual Winter ski and snowboard film festival. This three-night festival showcases several of the world’s best ski and snowboard films, including award-winning films from Level 1 Productions, Stept Productions, 4bi9 Media, CAPiTA, and more. The festival opens with a party at the Cask ‘n Flagon hosted by Bern Unlimited and SnowRiders, followed by two nights of film showings at the New England Aquarium.
Attendees will celebrate the films and socialize alongside fellow outdoor enthusiasts and starring athletes. Summit Ski & Snowboard shop will be on hand to talk 2014 gear. VIP pass holders will receive exclusive gifts from Jiberish, SnowRiders, and more, access to exclusive parties at Granary Tavern, drink tickets for opening night, as well as priority seating and speedy admission. All ticket holders gain admission to the opening night party at Cask n’ Flagon with DJ Knife.
Thursday October 9, 2014 at 8:00pm at Oliver’s Nightclub at Cask ‘n Flagon
Friday, October 10, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Simons IMAX Theatre, New England Aquarium Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Simons IMAX Theatre, New England Aquarium
Simons IMAX Theatre
New England Aquarium Boston
1 Central Wharf Boston, MA 02215
Oliver’s Nightclub at Cask ‘n Flagon
62 Brookline Ave Boston, MA 02110
170 Milk St, Boston, MA 02110
Festival pass prices starting at $20.00 – Tickets can be purchased at www.BostonWinterFilmFestival.com – This is an all-ages event
adidas Skateboarding has been proud to introduce NA-KEL SMITH, MILES SILVAS and TYSHAWN JONES to the Global team this September.
During the summer these three new Ams have been traveling with the Global Team and racking up footage from all over Europe and the US.
Today adidas Skateboarding presents NEW STRIPES to officially welcome them to the team.
Check out their first official adidas Skateboarding edit now on adidas.com/skateboarding
Lib Tech skate’s 2nd annual Lords of Seatown skate contest and Marginal Way Skatepark benefit went off! It was a savage Sunday in Seattle that won’t soon be forgot. Phil Hansen walked about with the win and $1000 and over $2500 was raised to help the Marginal Way locals finish a new section of this iconic DIY skateboard masterpiece. Check the edit, photos, results and follow @libtechskate on the gram for constant radness!
TUNE IN: Watch the 3rd Annual Burton High Fives on burton.com/HighFives on September 19th and 20th
WHAT: Watch the 3rd annual High Fives presented by MINI Cardrona Alpine Resort webcast at www.burton.com/HighFives, with slopestyle coverage starting at 8:00 PM (NZST) on September 19th, and halfpipe coverage starting at 8:00 PM (NZST) on September 20th. To optimize viewing times for fans around the world, the webcast will air delayed with multiple re-broadcasts based on time zones and include rider interviews and bios, as well as full replays for on-demand viewing at any time. Any schedule updates will be featured on Burton’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
WHO: 60 of the top riders in the world will compete, including halfpipe Olympians Taku Hiraoka (JPN), Ayumu Hirano (JPN), Kaitlyn Farrington (USA), Xuetong Cai (CHN), Queralt Castellet (ESP) and Chloe Kim (USA). The slopestyle competition is equally stacked with the world’s best, including 2014 US Open champion and Olympic medalist Mark McMorris, Olympic medalist and 2013 High Fives winner, Stale Sandbech, as well as Torstein Horgmo (NOR). The women’s slopestyle field includes 2014 US Open champion and Sochi gold medalist Jamie Anderson as well as Silje Norendal (NOR). The line-up also includes invited local athletes from New Zealand, including Carlos Garcia Knight and JJ Raywood, as well as seasoned Kiwi pros and Olympians Rebecca Torr, Shelly Gotlieb, Christy Prior and Stefi Luxton. Finally, Australia is well represented by Olympians Nathan Johnstone, Kent Kalister, brother and sister duo Cameron and Lauren Staveley, along with Matthew Cox, Emily Author and Jess Rich.
WHEN: The entire event will air on www.burton.com/HighFives during the following times:
New Zealand Time Zone Start Time:
Slopestyle Event, Friday, September 19th 8:00 PM (NZST)
Halfpipe Event, Saturday, September 20th 8:00 PM (NZST)
*Special Slopestyle Event rebroadcast on 9/20 at 7:00 AM (NZST); Halfpipe Event rebroadcast on 9/21 at 7:00 AM (NZST)
Australia Time Zone Start Time:
Slopestyle Event, Friday, September 19th 6:00 PM (AEST)
Halfpipe Event, Saturday, September 20th 6:00 PM (AEST)
U.S. (New York) Time Zone Start Time:
Slopestyle Event, Friday, September 19th 4:00 AM (EST)
Halfpipe Event, Saturday, September 20th 4:00 AM (EST)
*Special Slopestyle Event rebroadcast on 9/19 at 3:00 PM (EST) / 12:00 PM (PST); Halfpipe Event rebroadcast on 9/20 at 3:00 PM (EST) / 12:00 PM (PST)
Central Europe Time Zone Start Time:
Slopestyle Event, Friday, September 19th 10:00 AM (CET)
Halfpipe Event, Saturday, September 20th 10:00 AM (CET)
Japan Time Zone Start Time:
Slopestyle Event, Friday, September 19th 5:00 PM (JST)
Halfpipe Event, Saturday, September 20th 5:00 PM (JST)
Don’t forget to check out the https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AvhWY3fs2M&feature=youtu.be High Fives video teaser, and for the most up-to-date rider list and highlights from the team competitions throughout the week, head over to “http://www.burton.com/HighFives” . For real-time event news, follow the hashtag #BurtonHighFives. Also be sure to check your local TV listings for the 2014 Burton High Fives highlight show, which is scheduled to air in the U.S. and around the globe later this fall.
A big thanks to MINI for their support of the 2014 Burton High Fives event.
In 1977, Jake Burton Carpenter founded Burton Snowboards out of his Vermont barn and has dedicated his life to snowboarding ever since. Burton has played a pivotal role in growing snowboarding from a backyard hobby to a world-class sport by creating ground-breaking products, supporting a team of top snowboarders and pushing resorts to allow snowboarding. Today, Burton designs and manufactures industry-leading products for snowboarding and the snowboard lifestyle, including snowboards, boots, bindings, outerwear and layering as well as year-round apparel, packs/bags and accessories. Privately held and owned by Jake and his wife, Burton President Donna Carpenter, Burton’s headquarters are in Burlington, Vermont with offices in Austria, Japan, Australia, California, Canada and China. For more information on Burton, head to www.burton.com and follow its line at facebook.com/burtonsnowboards and @burtonsnowboard on Instagram and Twitter.
MINI is involved in action sports around the world through cooperations and sponsoring activities. As a partner of trend-conscious sports, MINI supports young and creative sportspeople and, in so doing, promotes the development of their sport. MINI has been the official presenting partner for the Burton Global Event Series since 2011. For more information, visit www.MINI.com.
About Cardrona Alpine Resort
Cardrona Alpine Resort, located between Wanaka and Queenstown, is a relaxed and family friendly ski area with world-class freestyle facilities. Cardrona has four terrain parks, two halfpipes, a gravity cross course and big air jump. It is home to Australasia’s only World Cup 22-foot halfpipe and World Cup slopestyle course. Cardrona Alpine Resort is a wholly owned subsidiary of Real Journeys, Ltd.
About TTR Pro Snowboarding & World Snowboard Tour
TTR Pro Snowboarding is a non-profit organization that oversees a professional network of events and athletes. Our objective is to develop and showcase the sport of snowboarding through the World Snowboard Tour, while facilitating a fair and open competition environment that includes innovative judging and ranking systems. We encourage riders to develop from rookies into world-class athletes through a 6 Star level rating system; which will be replaced by a new 4-tiered structure from October 2014.
Under the new World Snowboard Tour 2.0, the 4-tiered structure will encompass Elite, International, National, and Regional event levels. Elite events will comprise the WST Pro Series (current working title). The Regional, National, and International levels of the WST 2.0 will make up the WST Qualifying Series (working title). TTR Pro Snowboarding owns the World Snowboard Tour, the TTR World Ranking System and the World Championships of Snowboarding. The World Snowboard Tour includes Halfpipe, Slopestyle and Big Air events, and awards Championship titles in each discipline at the end of each season.
October 5, 2014 – 1st Annual Fall Throwdown sponsored by Boston Ski & Tennis and TechNine
An open jam session in our summer park and on the airbag. Hang out for the afternoon with your buds and throwdown your best stuff. Prizes, giveaways, music and food.
Event Date: October 5, 2014
Cost: $15 includes ticket, event & BBQ
Please note: a park safety pass, helmet and event release are required.
On October 5th, Ski Ward Ski Area is hosting a ski/snowboard railjam and airbag contest on their summer snow setup.
There will also be a vendor village with EPIK, Eastern Boarder, Boston Ski and Tennis, Technine Snowboards, Face and The Snowriders. There will also be a BBQ and the patio bar will be open. There is also a sand volleyball court onsite.
adidas Skateboarding is proud to introduce three new Ams to the Global Team this September.
This week we welcome the second Am, MILES SILVAS, born in San Jose, California, raised and currently living in Sacramento, California.
Skating for adidas, Organika, LRG, Official, Royal, Sml. Wheels and PLA Skateboarding, Miles can be followed on Instagram and Twitter as @Miles_Silvas.
Keep an eye out for all things Miles this week on adidas Skateboarding’s social media channels and next week will be the announcement of the third team addition.
HUF Footwear proudly welcomes Craig Anderson to the team. #waitwhat #fuckit
3rd Annual Burton High Fives Confirms Top Snowboarders
Burlington, VT (August 26, 2014) – Today Burton Snowboards announced the list of top invited riders confirmed to attend the 3rd annual High Fives presented by MINI, including Mark McMorris (CAN), Stale Sandbech (NOR), Ayumu Hirano (JPN) and Jamie Anderson (USA). The unique competition pairs 60 of the best snowboarders with up and comers to compete in fun off-snow team activities and world-class slopestyle and halfpipe competitions at Cardrona Alpine Resort in New Zealand from September 15th – September 20th. All the action will be webcast and telecast worldwide.
The athlete list for the 2014 Burton High Fives is strong and deep. Top halfpipe riders include 2014 Olympians Taku Hiraoka (JPN), who also won last year’s High Fives, Ayumu Hirano, Kaitlyn Farrington (USA), Xuetong Cai (CHN) and Queralt Castellet (ESP). Chloe Kim (USA), the 2014 US Open and 2013 High Fives women’s halfpipe silver medalist, is also confirmed and one to watch this season. The slopestyle competition is equally stacked with the world’s best, including 2014 US Open champion and Olympic medalist Mark McMorris, Olympic medalist and 2013 High Fives winner, Stale Sandbech, as well as Torstein Horgmo (NOR). The women’s slopestyle field includes 2014 US Open champion and Sochi gold medalist Jamie Anderson, Sochi silver medalist Enni Rukajarvi (FIN) as well as Silje Norendal (NOR). New this year, as a salute to the host country’s up-and-coming pro riders, the line-up also has invited athletes from New Zealand, including Carlos Garcia Knight and JJ Raywood, as well as seasoned pros and Olympians Rebecca Torr, Shelly Gotlieb, Christy Prior and Stefi Luxton. Australia is also well represented by Olympians Nathan Johnstone and Kent Kalister, brother and sister duo Cameron and Lauren Staveley, along with Matthew Cox, Emily Author and Jess Rich. For the most up-to-date rider list, head here.
The good times begin with a team selection party on September 15th, and on September 16th, the newly formed teams will take part in surprise off-hill activities in the surrounding Wanaka area. Up next, classic snowboarding competitions will get underway at Cardrona Alpine Resort with High Fives slopestyle finals on September 19th, followed by halfpipe finals on September 20th. The top riders from each discipline will take home World Snowboard Tour 5Star points and a piece of the $80,000 USD prize purse.
If you can’t make it to New Zealand, there are plenty of ways to experience all the action each day. For more information, including details on confirmed athletes, complete webcast schedules, as well as daily highlight videos showcasing on and off-snow events, follow the hashtag #BurtonHighFives and go to www.burton.com/highfives. Also be sure to check local TV listings for the 2014 Burton High Fives highlight show, scheduled to air in the U.S. and around the globe later this fall.
A big thanks to MINI for their support of the 2014 Burton High Fives event.
Seattle, Wa – Lib Tech has teamed up with a grip of other like-minded, Seattle-based brands for our second annual “LORDS OF SEATOWN” Marginal Way Skatepark benefit-BBQ-jam-raffle-thing on Sunday, September 14.
It kicks off at the crack of noon with music, a bbq, raffle and a jam format non-test with all the proceeds going directly to the Marginal Way Skatepark Association. Last year’s event raised over $2500 and a new pour was just done in the park last week!
Lib Tech is putting up $2000 in cash ($1000 1st / $500 2nd / $300 3rd + $200 for random acts of radness) for the Open category, as well as getting the fundraiser off to a good start with a $1000 donation! Other categories such as Groms, Grrrls & Gramps/Old Guys will compete for prizes from our amazing sponsors.
$20 entry fee includes BBQ lunch, drink and a raffle ticket. We are capping the entrants at 50.
Limited edition T-shirts and stickers will be available for purchase as well as a huge raffle and BBQ with all the money going to the park!
This bitchin’ event would not be possible without the support of Lib Tech, Black Market, evo, Sausage Skateboards, Dirty Bearings, The Foundry, Grindline, BC Surf & Sport, 35th Avenue, Rainier Boardshop, Amigos Skateboards, Diecutstickers.com, the art of Quincy Quigg and the Marginal Way Skatepark Association…gracias!
Art Whino’s signature, month long art summit returns to Blind Whino for the fifth edition of its immersive experience with a huge group show focusing on the theme of multidimensional art.
Washington, DC [Sept 13th, 2014] — Presented by Art Whino, G40 Art Summit is a yearly group art show that brings together world renown artists for a month long exhibit with a different theme every year. This year’s theme focuses on artwork that goes beyond the traditional two dimensional canvas. Artists are challenged to approach their work in a multi dimensional format which will expand boundaries and grow possibilities. Artwork will include a range for solutions from layered canvases, to art on found objects, to free
standing pieces. The exhibit will take place at Blind Whino for the second year running. The building’s many nooks and ample spaces provide the ideal backdrop for installations that will transform the space into living art.
Continuing with G40’s tradition of month long of programming in conjunction with the exhibit, there will be a range of events and activities throughout the month for patrons to return multiple times. Besides the opening and closing receptions there will be special events like a wine showcase with performances by legendary musicians Brand Nubian and Black Sheep, as well as an outdoor arts and crafts showcase as part of the SW ArtsFest.
About the G40
The first G40 art summit in 2010 compounded artistically explosive cultures from all over the world and brought them to the DC metroarea. By bringing all of these cultures from throughout the world to one place it allowed the visitor to be fully immersed in over 1000 works by 500 artists organized by floors corresponding to their cultural hubs. In 2011 G40 explored the media of art which are on the forefront of creative transitions and growing in large scale with hundreds of thousands of fans throughout the world. Some of these genres include Customized collectibles, Skateboard Art, Stencil, Wheat Paste and 3D Installations. In 2012 the theme was the “Art of the Mural”. Traveling to Richmond, VA. and inviting 12 of the top mural artists from around the globe to unleash their creativity to 20 large scale walls throughout Richmond as well as having six exhibits in pop up galleries along the main street of the arts district. With two dimensional work and installations by each mural artist, these shows offer the opportunity to experience a more personal scale and a closer look at the execution and detailing of the mural artists work. In 2013 it transformed a 138 year old abandoned church to a full scale piece of art with a full building mural by Hense and a massive interior mural by Australian artist Meggs. In keeping with the spirit of the transformation of the building the theme for the
group art show was Transformation as artists were challenged to use found objects to repurpose them to pieces of art.
700 Delaware Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024
Located less than one mile from the US Capitol, within 4 blocks of 2
G40 Exhibit Schedule:
Exhibit runs: Sept 14th – October 4th, 2014
Sept 14-Oct 4th
Saturdays & Sundays: 12pm – 6pm
Saturday, September 13, 2014 8 to Midnight
Free with advance RSVP HERE -
A Night with Sadat X and Will Tell “True Wine Connoisseurs”
Saturday, September 27, 2014 8 to Midnight
Musical Performances by the Legendary Brand Nubian and Black Sheep!
Sadat X and Will Tell will be featuring their wines and doing
$15 with Advance purchase.
Saturday, October 4th, 2014 8 to Midnight
Free with advance RSVP HERE -
Outdoor Arts Festival
Saturday, October 4th, 2014 11am-4pm
As part of the SW ArtFest we are hosting an Outdoor Arts Festival
Arts and Crafts Vendors, Food and Musical Performances
Artist form to participate
Vendor form to participate
Performers form interested in participating
For full show info and images visit http://artwhino.com/exhibitions-1/2014-g40