The New Bar offers a cocktail experience without the hangover – Press Telegram

There’s something new brewing at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio this year when it comes to cold beverages.

Decked out with a bright red bar top and stools and with eye-catching bottles lining the back shelves, The New Bar, located within the 12 Peaks VIP area and the general admission Indio Central Market on-site, looks and pretty much feels like a regular, but higher-end bar.

On Friday, April 14 — the first day of the first weekend of Coachella, which returns April 21-23 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio — New Bar bartenders were meticulously mixing crafted cocktails like the tequila-flavored Mojave Agave, the whiskey inspired Polo Buck and the sparkling Super Bloom Spritz wine drink.

While these drinks packed in a lot of flavor, none of them packed an alcoholic punch because all of the booze at The New Bar was not really booze at all.

“It’s really unique and exciting because usually when you go somewhere and there’s a non-alcoholic option it’s usually one thing and it’s usually a beer, but in this case we have a full menu the way you would expect at a typical bar, but without a hangover,” said Brianda Gonzalez, the 28-year-old founder of the Venice-based alcohol-free bottle shop. The New Bar is making its Coachella debut in 2023, marking the first time the festival has partnered with a fully non-alcoholic bar.

“We noticed a non-alcohol trend so we wanted to have New Bar on site,” said Lizzy Curnen, culinary director for the festival. “Their cocktails are delicious; I definitely recommend hitting up The New Bar.”

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Gonzalez grew up on Catalina Island and now lives in Venice three blocks from her bottle shop, which she opened in July 2022.

She was inspired to open the alcohol-free shop after her father came down with an illness.

“My father was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and he had to give up alcohol. Food and drink had always played a big role in how we gathered and bonded together and so that kind of threw me into this whole category,” she said.

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Comedian Kevin Hart tops bill for 2023 San Diego County Fair

DEL MAR — Fair officials announced a slate of entertainers, including comedian Kevin Hart, who will take the stage this summer for the 2023 San Diego County Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, with tickets now on sale for general entry and grandstand shows.

This year’s fair will run from June 7 through July 4 with the theme “Get Out There!,” a celebration of the great outdoors and the region’s parks. Tickets went on sale on April 8, and around 4,500 grandstand tickets have already been snapped up. 

Along with the popular carnival, delicious food, livestock shows and exhibitions, 11 grandstand performers have been confirmed, with more to be announced in the coming weeks. These include performances from Train, who will take the stage on opening night, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, Switchfoot, La Adictiva, Boys II Men and Stephen Marley. 

At the April 11 meeting of the 22nd District Agricultural Association, the state board overseeing the fairgrounds, officials announced that Hart will perform on June 9.

“We’ve got quite a diverse lineup from what we’ve had in the past,” said Fairgrounds COO Katie Mueller. “This is a little taste of what’s coming.”

The fair’s carnival featured 76 rides and 60 different games. Courtesy photo
This year’s theme for the San Diego County Fair is “Get Out There!” Courtesy photo

All fair tickets are available online this year. Depending on the day, prices range from $15 to $20 for adults and $12 to $17 for those over the age of 62 and under the age of 12. Admission is free all days for youth ages 5 and younger and on Fridays only for those ages 6 to 12. 

Grandstand shows will take place on select nights at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for grandstand shows also include fair admission for that day. 

Carnival tickets, including promotional deals for bonus tickets, go on sale April 22. 

Fair officials gave a sneak peek of several other planned entertainment and activities. There will be local musical entertainment in the paddock throughout the fair and a Get Out There Challenge where residents can earn prizes for visiting and taking photos at regional parks.

The 2023 fair will also feature the first-ever Fair-tastic Food Competition, in which fair concessionaires will be challenged to create amazing sweet and savory dishes in the following categories — foods reflecting the fair theme, foods with a “wow” factor, and value foods at discounted prices.

“We’re hoping to make this an annual event,” Mueller said. 

Visitors can also enjoy various festivals taking place throughout the fair. There will be three free festivals in the paddock — Out at the Fair Festival on June 10, the Asian and Pacific Islander Festival on June 17 and the Gospel Festival on June 22. 

Tickets will also be available for two festivals taking place at the Fairgrounds’ new music venue, The Sound. The Toast of the Coast Wine Festival takes place on June 17, followed by the International Beer and Distilled Spirit and Cocktail Festival on July 1. 

The 2023 San Diego County Fair will take place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds at 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. The fair is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, in addition to Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4.

Tickets and more information are available at sdfair.com

Last year’s scaled-down fair saw nearly 1 million visitors after a slow comeback from COVID-19.

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Eminent Physician’s No. 1 Health Regimen to Increase Immunity

Hu Naiwen, a 76-year-old well-known traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioner, sees many patients every day. He is also a celebrity TCM physician on YouTube. Despite his busy schedule, he is full of energy, always looks sharp, and shows no sign of feeling tired. He said he keeps his body strong with four methods of health maintenance.

1. Meditate Every Day

Spiritual recuperation is an important part of health. The most basic way to recuperate is through meditation. I meditate for a period every day, during which I close my eyes, cross my legs, and put my mind into complete solitude. At this moment, all things come together, and the mind becomes pure.

Here are some of the benefits of meditation:

Erases Your Frustrations

When I was young, I used to be rather impatient. During the day, I was busy seeing patients, and it was only during dinner that I had time to chat with my boy and show how much I cared about him. But most of the time, such “short notice” caring was ineffective and became more of a frustration in the end. For example, when I was talking to my child, he often just focused on the meal and ignored me. This behavior would often provoke my “fatherly” reactions, and the kind atmosphere would sour. After taking up meditation regularly, my mind gradually became less agitated, and I became less irritable and prone to rage. Now when encountering children who seem ignorant or disobedient, I seldom react with anger.

Enhances Memory

During the period when I was studying TCM and preparing for the exam, I would meditate every night, close my eyes, and rest my mind, thinking about nothing but what I had read that day, the so-called “review while meditating.” As a result, even though it has been more than 30 years now, I can still remember almost all I read before. I guess this must have something to do with meditation.

Lets You Fall Asleep as Soon as You Lie Down

Another advantage of sitting in meditation is that it makes the mind go into a completely silent state and get rid of all the other noises. The result is, I often fall asleep as soon as I lie down, and I feel better after sleeping and can focus on the work again easily during the day.

Enhances Immunity, With Less Reliance on Medicine

Meditation can enhance immunity. For more than 30 years, because of meditation, I have been in good health and seldom need to take medicine. There is also no need to spend money on vitamins, mineral supplements, or various nutritional products.

I would suggest the followers of this program try meditation twice a week. For example, on Saturdays and Sundays, sit quietly for 15 to 20 minutes each time, or even longer, without thinking about anything else. Let yourself escape into a completely quiet state. When you can calm down, you will find that the more you sit still, the longer you’ll want to do it.

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2. Eat Seasonal Vegetables and Fruits

I don’t spend a lot of effort worrying about food, clothing, housing, and transportation. Usually, my diet is light, I seldom engage in extravagant banquets, and usually eat meals at home.

Whenever there is bento (lunch box) ordered in the clinic where I work, I will eat bento like everybody else. Otherwise, I’ll just make myself something simple to eat.

Whenever you want to stir-fry vegetables, do it in the simplest way. Stir-fry vegetables with lard, olive oil, or salad oil, add a little salt, and that’s it. When buying vegetables, choose what are in season, which are not only the freshest but also the most delicious. There is almost no need to add any other seasonings—just enjoy their natural flavor. Choose seasonal fruits, as well.

Most importantly, I don’t eat raw food, and I rarely eat lettuce salads either. Some raw vegetables can cause problems such as goiter or parasitic infection. I also don’t drink much ice water.

3. Maintain Healthy Teeth

When the teeth are strong, the body can better absorb the nutrients from food. That’s why I pay special attention to the maintenance of my teeth.

Chen Xiuyuan, an eminent physician in the Qing Dynasty, had a tooth-powder remedy: “Gu Chi Shen Fang (recipe for strengthening the teeth).” The recipe included green salt, gypsum, psoralen, pepper, angelica, mint, Eclipta prostrata, and parsnip (Saposhnikoviae radix), which can all be used to brush your teeth or as a mouthwash.

After I brush my teeth with this mixture, I put the water with tooth powder in my mouth, take a bath, and let my teeth soak in the tooth powder the whole time, which is good for both the gums and teeth, and can prevent tooth inflammation and decay.

Chen Xiuyuan once wrote that if a person brushes his teeth with this remedy from the age of 3 or 4, he can keep his teeth “solid until old age, and never suffer from dental problems.”

4. Recharge Your Spirit With Music and Performances

In my spare time, I listen to fine music, enjoy watching performances, and view fine artwork.

According to TCM, the “five tones” in music, jiao (mi), zheng (sol), gong (do), shang (re), and yu (la), correspond to the “five internal organs” of human beings: liver, heart, spleen, lung, and kidney. Listening to the right music can soothe the nerves and benefit the corresponding organs.

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The “five tones” in music, jiao, zheng, gong, shang, and yu, correspond to the “five internal organs”: liver, heart, spleen, lungs, and kidneys. (Courtesy of Hu Naiwen)
  • Listening to the jiao tune can soothe the spirit
  • Listening to the zheng tune can penetrate the heart, make people happy, and relieve sadness
  • Listening to the gong tune can improve the digestive function of the spleen and stomach
  • Listening to the shang tune can improve cold resistance, reducing your chance of catching a cold
  • Listening to the yu tune can enter the kidneys and enhance vitality

Whenever you are suspicious of something affecting any of the five viscera, try listening to the music of the corresponding tune.

I occasionally listen to very slow-paced music inside my consultation room. There are two pieces of music called “Pudu” and “Jishi.” Once, when I was playing these pieces of music, a patient in my clinic fell asleep unexpectedly. He later told me, “I haven’t slept well for a long time, but after hearing such nice music here, I fell asleep unconsciously while sitting.”

Watching artistic performances can also give people positive energy. For more than 10 years, I used to go to performances of the well-known U.S. group “Shen Yun Performing Arts” every year. The content of its performances is always on traditional Chinese culture.

There was once a program that played the story of Hua Mulan joining the army in place of her father, which moved me deeply. At that time, whenever I thought of Hua Mulan, there were tears in my eyes.

In the performance, Hua Mulan’s old father got a conscription order and hesitated about whether to let his daughter know about it. The gesture of the father repeatedly handing out and taking back the general’s warrant touched me. I couldn’t help but wonder if, being a father myself, I had acted like that, too. Similarly, seeing Hua Mulan kneel and promise to take up the conscription call on her father’s behalf when she learned he would go, I was completely moved by her filial piety (respect for her elders). Something immediately came to mind—had I ever done such a nice thing for my parents when I was young?

Positive literature and artistic content make people think deeply. In this process of self-reflection, people can enhance their positive energy. At the same time, you will unconsciously improve your morality and make yourself a better person. Such an elevation on the spiritual level will naturally bring about changes in the physical state.

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Shen Yun Performing Arts (New Era) in its sold-out second performance at the SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center in Sacramento, Calif., on Feb. 3, 2023. (Zhou Rong/The Epoch Times)

*Some herbs mentioned in this article may be unfamiliar, but they are generally available in Asian supermarkets.

Note: Because different people have different physiques, it is recommended to consult your doctor or TCM experts.

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Community band offers free concert with pop, Broadway tunes and classical music

Local pianist Mary Slaton saw a need to establish a community band for people to continue playing music after their high school or college band career, so she established the East Alabama Community Band in May 2012.

Sponsored by the East Alabama Arts Association, the band has grown from 15 members to over 50 from Auburn, Opelika and surrounding cities. Slaton described the band as her baby and said it’s been wonderful to see how it’s grown over the years.

“Sometimes when I go to hear them, it’s all I can do to keep from crying. I’m so excited,” she said.

Slaton started taking piano lessons at 9 years old. She went on to earn a bachelors and master’s degree in music before teaching at Southern Union State Community College. She performed with the community band up until the COVID-19 pandemic hit three years ago.

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The band usually performs about four times a year, twice in the fall and twice in the spring. They’ll perform their first concert of the year at 6:30 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Opelika. The concert is free to the public, but donations will be accepted. The performance will include classical music, pop music and Broadway tunes.

“This will be a little over 10 years since we played there the first time and that was a great concert. We had lots of people that came…” Slaton said.

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Joshua Wine is the music director and conductor of the East Alabama Community Band, which has about 50 local members.

Since it was established, the band has had five directors: Michael Marcades, Rusty Logan, Mike Stough, David Alexander and now Joshua Wine.

“(Wine) is a wonderful conductor. He makes everybody excited about the music, because he’s so excited,” Slaton said. “Everyone loves him as a band director, and he’s been instrumental in getting some newer members. He just has done a really good job.”

Wine has also been the band director at Auburn Junior High School for about 11 years. He is the orchestra director at Lakeview Baptist Church in Auburn. He learned to play the trumpet when he was in the 7th grade at Wetumpka High School, which led him to pursue a music education major at Troy University and later a master’s degree from Auburn University.

In college, Wine played in the Troy University Sound of the South marching band. He was the drum major for a couple of years. His first job after college was with Auburn Junior High. Wine, who had played in several community bands before, joined the East Alabama Community Band as a trumpet player, and in 2018, Slaton asked him to become the conductor.

“I’m a big fan of community bands,” Wine said. “I like the idea of having multi-generational music making going on.”

The 50 members in the East Alabama Community Band range in age from 18 to 86 years old. Wine loves to see the different generations represented sitting next to each other sharing a passion for music.

“We’re exposing everybody in the band to music outside of their wheelhouse and showing that concert band is not something that all the music was written 100 years ago,” he said.

The community band tries to highlight different genres of music — both old and new —in their performances. They specialize in Wind Band Repertoire, holiday music, folk songs, orchestral transcriptions and pop music like Broadway selections, movie soundtracks and more.

“It’s a way for us to provide music for our community and to expose them to lots of different kinds of music,” Wine said.

Some of his favorite pieces they will be playing on Monday include “Ellington!” arranged by Stephen Bulla, “Urban Dances” by Eric Morales and a ten-minute-long “Sound of Music” medley by Richard Rodgers.

Wine said the “Ellington!” piece is a medley of tunes by American jazz composer Duke Ellington. It’s a a tribute to Jazz Appreciation Month, which is in April.

“When you hear Duke Ellington music played, it’s played by a jazz band. But we have a full concert band ,and it’s a really cool arrangement where we get to hear this music played by a full symphonic kind of sound,” Wine said.

The East Alabama Community Band will perform again in May at the Opelika Sportsplex.

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Kevin Hart’s ‘Reality Check’ Tour coming to Greensboro Coliseum in May

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Comedian Kevin Hart will be coming to the Greensboro Coliseum in May.

Hart’s ‘Reality Check’ Tour will be making a stop in Greensboro on May 17 at 7 p.m.

Phones will not be permitted during the show, a rule that Hart and many other comedians commonly enforce while performing.

When you arrive at the Coliseum, phones will be put inside Yondr pouches that will be opened when you leave the event.

Phones may be used during the event only in designated Phone Use Areas within the venue and must be returned to the Yondr pouch before you return to your seat.

Tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster starting on Friday at 10 a.m.

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If you are a part of the cannabis community, you probably know that 4/20 is more or less like Christmas and a birthday rolled into one. For anybody who loves the world of hemp and cannabis, 4/20 is by far the holiest time of the year.

Seeing as it’s like Christmas, it might be a good idea to get your stoner friends some awesome 4/20 gifts. That said, there are so many choices out there, that it can really make your head spin. There are so many different gifts for weed smokers that you could possibly purchase.

That said, today, we are here to help narrow down the list of cannabis gifts both for every cannabis fan in your life. Let’s talk about the best hemp products, smoke shop goods, bongs, and more that all work as great gifts for your favorite ganja consumers in your life. Our 420 gift guide has something for everyone.

Key Takeaways

  • 420 originated in San Rafael when a group of friend would meet at 420 to smoke cannabis.
  • It is now synonymous with April 20, a day to celebrate cannabis and everything related.
  • Right now, you can use our 420 gift guide to find some awesome 420 deals on bongs, rigs, and so much more.

A Quick Look at Our 420 Gift Guide

Here’s a quick peek at the best 420 gifts that your money can buy.

  1.     Canna Leaf Print Beaker Bong
  2.     DankStop ZigZag Beaker Bong
  3.     Rora Glass Bong Hookah
  4.     FabCBD Anytime Gummies
  5.     Green Roads Sleepy Z’s CBD Gummies
  6.     nuLeaf CBD + CBN Gummies
  7.     Plain Jane CBD Peppermint Gum
  8.     Ispire daab E-Rig
  9.     Empire Glassworks Zen Bonsai UV Mini Beaker
  10.     Phoenix Star Pineapple Perc Dab Rig

What Is 420?

In simplest terms, 420 actually refers to a specific time of the day, 4:20 p.m. in the afternoon. Although exactly where this phrase comes from is not 100% known, it is commonly attributed to a group of friends from San Rafael who would smoke cannabis at 4:20 p.m.

Therefore, when somebody says it’s time for 4:20, even if it’s not actually that time of the day, it indicates that it’s time to smoke some cannabis. Now, 420 has become synonymous with April 20th, a day when weed, cannabis, and hemp lovers of all sorts come together to celebrate this fantastic plant.

Absolutely massive celebrations happen in many parts of the world where people come together to share all of their best cannabis and hemp experiences, products, flowers, and more. Simply put, it’s a time and date when people celebrate cannabis.

What Do You Do on 420?

There is one main goal of 420, and that’s to celebrate cannabis. People come together, smoke, consume cannabis products, compare their experiences, eat food, listen to music, and more. Many places will also have massive celebrations where there are live bands, entertainment, activities, and much more.

What to Consider When Thinking About 420 Gift Ideas

Yes, buying gifts for your loved ones and favorite stoner friends can be quite a daunting task. However, there are a few main things you could consider here.

  •       Does the person in question consume cannabis for its medical benefits or for recreational purposes? This will help you decide whether you want to get them something with THC, CBD, or anything in between.
  •       If the person in question likes hemp for medical benefits, consider a variety of CBD products. You can then consider CBD hemp flowers, oils, tinctures, and more.
  •       If the person in question likes cannabis for its psychoactive properties, look for something that is fairly potent and intoxicating, such as higher potency flower, extracts (aka dabs), or edibles.
  •       Always consider what the person in question wants to get out of cannabis. Do they need it help aid in pain relief, do they want it to help them sleep, or do they hope simply to relax and have a bit of fun?
  •       One of the best ways to choose a gift for anybody is to think about what they need. If you have a friend who keeps complaining that their old bong doesn’t work very well anymore, then a new glass pipe might be the right idea for them.
  •       The bottom line here is that you always want to consider what the people you are looking to give gifts to want, like, and need. If your friend’s eyes light up every time they talk about a super special grinder, then you know exactly what to get them.

420 Gifts for Him vs 420 Gifts for Her Ideas

What is interesting to note is that hemp and cannabis gifts really aren’t the same as other gifts, such as clothing, music, or anything else. There are many product categories out there that are definitely quite divisive in terms of men and women. 

More often than not, you just don’t get the same gifts for men and women. However, this really isn’t the same with 420 gifts. It’s not like one strain of cannabis is feminine, and one is more masculine. Sure, if you get something like a bong, pipe, or any other such accessory, if it’s for a girl, you could go for something a bit smaller and more colorful, whereas men tend to like bigger pieces that are more muted in color.

Yet, this is all very subjective in nature, especially because tastes across the gender spectrum vary widely.

When it comes down to it, we think that the whole female versus male dichotomy doesn’t really apply when it comes to 420 gifts. Everybody likes potential pain relief benefits from CBD, and everybody likes a nice-looking bong. We don’t think that cannabis discriminates between men and women. Cannabis and hemp are for everybody, whether men, women, or anyone in between. Our 420 gift guide has stuff any person can enjoy.

How to Celebrate 420

The number one way to celebrate 420 is by lighting up. If you are a cannabis connoisseur, 420 is the day to do it. On 420, people have one goal: to celebrate cannabis culture and all is has to offer.

Some people might go to local festivals and check out all of the cool products that different vendors have to offer.

You might go to some kind of special 420 day celebration with live music and tons of food. You could always just stay home with a bunch of friends and smoke a big old super blunt. As long as there is cannabis involved, you’re doing it right.

The Best 420 Bong Gifts

Let’s now take a closer look at some of the 420 gift guide bongs for your favorite stoners.

1. Smoke Cartel

Smoke Cartel technically is not a brand name as much as it is an online retailer of hemp and cannabis accessories. There are over 200 different brands that sell their products on this online retailer, and it’s trusted by well over half a million customers for premium products and education about cannabis and hemp. We knew we had to feature them in this 420 gift guide thanks to their wide range of products and great deals.

The Deal

420 Gear Up – 15% off sitewide from April 11th -19th 2023
On 4.20: – 20% off all orders, 25% off orders $200+, 30% off orders $300+ using the code READYSET420
Post 420 Sale – 15% off sitewide. Make sure to use the code: BACK2EARTH

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One of the best bongs you can find on the Smoke Cartel site is this Canna Leaf Print Beaker Bong.

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Give your collection a makeover with this Foil Leaf Print Water Pipe. This water pipe has a classic beaker shape for a generous water capacity and smooth hits. It’s adorned with a colorful cannabis leaf design on the neck and base which gives it a one-


This water bong comes in at 14 inches tall and features a removable diffuser downstem, along with a 14.5-millimeter male bowl. It has a great-looking cannabis leaf design on its neck and the base, which provides a unique look that is eye-catching, yet not over the top. It might look like a fairly regular glass bong, but it works as advertised and is made with durable materials too.


  •       Good deal
  •       Looks great
  •       Durable glass
  •       Unique look
  •       Easy to use


  •       May break if dropped

2. Dank Stop

Dank Stop is dedicated to producing high-quality glassware, bonds, dab rigs, and smoking accessories. If you are looking for what is one of the best-rated and most trusted producers of 420 items, this brand is definitely worth looking into. They always have amazing deals with top-quality products that don’t cost a fortune.

The Deal

Grab the latest in glassware, bonds, dab rigs, and smoking accessories from Dankstop with an Extra 10% off sitewide using the code 420BOOST

Products We Love

One of the products we love from this brand is the ZigZag Beaker Bong.


This bong features a large circular chamber in the bottom that can hold a whole lot of water. Many people like this because it allows the smoke to cool down significantly. Furthermore, the neck is also very long and features a really cool triple zigzag design. The zigzag neck isn’t just for the looks, it makes the smoke travel a longer distance and cools it down even further.

This bong comes in at 12 inches tall, so it’s not massive, but still large enough to be very functional. It also features a 14.5-millimeter female joint along with a 14.5-millimeter male herb bowl. It comes with a pinched handle for easy lifting, and it’s made out of a thick 5-millimeter glass to ensure that it is durable.


  •       Really distinct look
  •       Thick and durable glass
  •       User-friendly
  •       Great smoking experience
  •       Great for cooling down the smoke


  •       A bit bulky and cumbersome

3. Rora Bongs

Rora Bong is one of the world’s largest marketplaces for all sorts of smoking accessories. All the products on this website are intended for tobacco and legal dry herb usage.

So this might technically be an online retailer of bongs, water pipes, and related products, not actually a brand, but if you are looking for a great 420 deal, it’s one of the best places to be. This retailer is well known for having top-quality products, along with free and fast shipping across the world.

The Deal

Head over to Rora Bongs to find out the latest deals for 420!

Products We Love

If you’re going for looks, there’s not much out there that can beat this Rora Glass Bong Hookah.


What you get here is an 11.8-inch long bong that is made using extremely transparent glass material. The glass here is very thick, so it’s not fragile. It should be able to handle a couple of bumps. This bong features an extremely classic design with a straight stem and chamber.

This makes it quite compact, and, thanks to its size, also fairly portable. It’s also tall enough to allow the smoke to cool down significantly before it reaches your lungs.

It also comes with special ice catcher indents, so you can put ice on the side of the neck, to allow smoke to cool down even further. The design of the bong itself is also quite cool, especially as far as the colors are concerned. It looks like a rainbow shooting through a glass bong.


  •       Great price
  •       Very eye-catching
  •       Portable
  •       Functional
  •       Easy to use


  •       Can’t fit that much water

Best Edible 420 Gifts

If your friends and family are big fans of hemp edibles, then here we have a few awesome 420 gift ideas for you.


If you are looking for a reliable 420 brand for CBD products, then FAB CBD is it. This brand has two main goals, which are to provide excellent customer service and the best possible hemp and cannabis products on the market.

When it comes to making CBD products for both people and pets, every product is thoroughly researched and analyzed to ensure that it has the best possible properties.

This brand is all about making people aware of this new preventative wellness lifestyle that involves hemp and cannabis products. It’s all about being healthy and green. Let’s not forget that this brand is also well known for its charitable work.

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$150 save 30%

Products We Love

One of our favorite products from this brand are these CBD Anytime Gummies.

FAB CBD Anytime CBD Gummies

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There’s a lot to be said in favor of CBD gummies and especially when they’re made by FAB. Not only are these 25mg Anytime CBD Gummies delicious, but they’re also gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan, and fruit-flavored to make getting your CBD fun, easy, and tasty


These CBD gummies feature 25 milligrams of CBD per serving. That should be more than enough CBD to help you relax a little bit, potentially relieve some pain, and more. That’s a pretty good dosage for most people. Keep in mind that each container comes with 30 servings, for a total of 750 milligrams of CBD.

This product has been third-party tested to ensure that it is legal as classified by the 2018 Farm Bill. You might also like the deliciously fruity flavors that they featured. Let’s keep in mind that they’re also non-GMO, vegan, and gluten-free.


  •       Ideal CBD dosage for most
  •       Easy to consume
  •       Accurate dosing
  •       Good price
  •       Good flavor


  •       Can really stick in your teeth

2. Green Roads

Green Roads is one of our very favorite brand names. The reason for this is that it started out back almost a decade ago when Laura Fuentes wanted nothing more than to help her close family friend get over some medical issues she was struggling with.

Laura Fuentes believed that CBD was the answer to her friend’s problems, and to the problems of many other people too. The company first started out when the laws surrounding CBD weren’t quite as favorable.

However, through many trials and tribulations, the brand survived. Just two short years ago, in 2021, Green Roads was ranked as the number one biggest privately-owned CBD company in all of the USA.

The Deal

Head over to Green Roads to find out the latest deals for 420!

Products We Love

If you need a good night’s sleep, check out these Sleepy Zs CBD Gummies.

Sleepy Zs CBD, CBN Gummies - (30ct) 750mg

Sleepy Zs CBD, CBN Gummies – (30ct) 750mg


 in stock

as of April 14, 2023 4:45 pm


These particular gummies come loaded with 75 milligrams of CBN and 675 milligrams of CBD, spread across 30 gummies. Each gummy, therefore, has 25 milligrams of cannabinoids, keeping in mind that it is broad-spectrum CBD. Each gummy also contains 5 milligrams of melatonin.

As you can probably tell, these things are designed to put you to sleep. The custom formula could help you get a good night’s rest. This product is gluten-free, and it has been independently tested by a third party to ensure that it is 100% safe and legal.


  •       Great for sleep
  •       All natural
  •       Third-party tested
  •       Cost-effective


  •       Not ideal for daytime use

3. NuLeaf

NuLeaf it’s a totally family-owned business. The main focus of this business is to create a sustainable future characterized by sustainable farming, agriculture, and food usage practices.

All of the hemp used here is extracted from plant matter grown right in the brand’s own 10,000-square-foot facility located in Alberta, Canada.

We absolutely love this brand due to its eco-friendly and sustainable mission, and just had to feature them in our 420 gift guide. Producing very high-quality products that actually work as advertised, are safe, and beneficial, is possible in spite of being environmentally friendly.

The Deal

Head over to NuLeaf to find out the latest deals for 420!

Products We Love

One of our very favorite products from this brand are these particular CBD and CBN gummies.


Here, you get a total of 60 gummies per package, with 40 milligrams of both CBN and CBD per gummy, for a total of 1200 milligrams of cannabinoids. There are also other options available, including a 400 milligram and an 1800 milligram option.

There are two flavors available here, mixed berry and goji berry. Let’s keep in mind that this product is made with full-spectrum hemp extract that features a 3:1 ratio of CBD to CBN.

Furthermore, this product is made with totally organic hemp extracts that have been extracted using green and safe extraction methods. These products have also been independently tested by a third party to ensure that they are completely legal as outlined by the federal government.


  •       Various potencies to choose from
  •       Great for sleep, anxiety, and more
  •       Third-party tested
  •       Clean extraction methods
  •       Great deal


  •       May cause slight gastrointestinal upset

4. Plain Jane

Plain Jane is a five-year-old brand that was started in Southern Oregon and now has over 75,000 customers in the United States. What really stands out about this brand is that all of the CBD flower used to create its high-quality products is sourced from small family farms located in Southern Oregon.

Only the best greenhouse-grown, indoor-grown, and outdoor-grown CBD hemp flowers are used to create Plain Jane products. There is also an extremely strict quality control department in place to ensure that all of the CBD hemp flower used to create products is safe, fresh, and ideal for use.

If you are looking for CBD hemp products, this brand is a great one to consider, as it carries a wide variety of CBD flower and trim, pre-rolls, blunts, joints, tinctures, oils, edibles, gummies, sounds, lotions, discounts, and more.

The Deal

Plain Jane has launched their 420 day deal, which gives 50% off on oils, edibles, and cigarettes with the code ‘420Deal1’.

Products We Love

Here we have Plane Jane’s CBD Peppermint Gum. This is not really edible at all, but rather chewing gum. The active ingredients travel through the mucous membranes in the mouth, much like a sublingual tincture. You don’t see much CBD or hemp-infused chewing gum out there, so we thought it would be an interesting product to add to the mix.


What we have here is some really simple yet tasty peppermint CBD gum. The vast majority of people who try this gum say that the peppermint flavor is very enjoyable, and tastes no different than any other gum.

The consensus here is that nobody can actually taste that there is any CBD or any kind of hemp product contained in this gum. It’s just like regular chewing gum, and it will definitely make your breath smell a bit fresher. You get 8 pieces of peppermint gum, each of which contains 20 milligrams of CBD, for a total of 160 milligrams per package.

The CBD here can help calm you down, it has the potential to relieve pain and inflammation, and it might help you get a good night’s sleep too. You can rest assured that this product has also been third-party tested to ensure that it falls within all legal limits in terms of THC and that it is totally safe for consumption.


  •   Ideal amount of CBD for beginners
  •   Tastes very good
  •   Freshens breath
  •   Great price
  •   Third-party tested


·   Loses flavor rather quickly

Best 420 Dab Rig Gifts

If the recipients in question love dabbing their concentrates, then these 420 dab rig deals might be right for you.

1. Ispire daab

Technically, this brand is known as Aspire North America, LLC. This brand got its start back in 2010. One of the main focuses here is research and development, as this company has released some very innovative products over the years.

For instance, Ispire released the industry’s first patented refilling clearomizer, the first patented adjustable airflow tank with a bottom dual coil design, and the industry’s first patented refillable sub-ohm tank, among other things. When it comes down to it, this is by far one of the most innovative companies on the market in terms of vaporizing products.

The Deal

You can grab this product from Smoke Cartel. Here is their 420 deals:

420 Gear Up – 15% off sitewide from April 11th -19th 2023
On 4.20: – 20% off all orders, 25% off orders $200+, 30% off orders $300+ using the code READYSET420
Post 420 Sale – 15% off sitewide. Make sure to use the code: BACK2EARTH

Products We Love

Perhaps our favorite product from this company is the Ispire daab E-Rig.

Ispire daab E-Rig


This dab rig comes in at just under 10 inches tall, so it is quite sizable. It’s made with highly durable materials, including silicone, rubber, glass, and more. It features an all-glass airflow path to allow for a good balance of flavor and temperature.

Furthermore, it uses induction heat that can be adjusted to anywhere between 250 degrees and 800 degrees Fahrenheit.

This allows for an extremely enjoyable and customizable vaping experience every time. What’s really cool is that this is, of course, an electronic rig, so you don’t have to use any torches or anything to heat up your dab nail. Simply insert your concentrate of choice, turn the unit on, and you’re good to go. The daab is one of the best e-rigs on the market, and was a top choice for the 420 gift guide.


  •       Very durable materials
  •       Innovative design
  •       Good battery life
  •       Adjustable temperature
  •       Super easy to use
  •       Comes with everything you need to get started


  •       Fairly expensive

2. Empire Glassworks

Empire has been in the business since 2013. A seasoned design team heads this operation, with the main goal of creating some of the very best cannabis and hemp consumption products out there. What is really neat about this brand is that it is very charitable.

It donates money and supports a wide variety of charities, including the World Wildlife Fund, the Coral Reef Alliance, the Environmental Defense Fund, and more. Just because the business has bottom lines that need to be met doesn’t mean they can’t also be eco-friendly and considerate.

The Deal

You can find Empire Glassworks available at Dankstop.

From 4.14-4.19, take advantage of their pre-420 sale – up to 60% off  on marked down items
4.20 Extra 10% off sitewide with the code 420BOOST. This coupon is good until the 23rd of April 2023.
420 Flash Sale Spend $50 save 20%, Spend $100 save 25%, Spend $150 save 30%.

Products We Love

If you are looking for a super cool little dab rig, their Zen Bonsai UV Mini Beaker might just be it.


This rig comes in at just 6.5 inches tall, so it’s extremely portable. It’s a very cute little dab rig. Although it is cute and small, it is made out of real and solid glass, so it should be more than durable enough to take a few hits.

This is a regular dab rig, so you’ll need a torch to heat up the included banger. It can also be used with a nail. Many people will like how this piece is both very beautiful and functional at the same time.


  •       Eye-catching design
  •       Durable
  •       Functional
  •       Portable
  •       Decent price


  •       Small size means vapor can be quite hot

3. Phoenix Star

Phoenix Star has been in the business for well over 15 years. What really stands out is that it employs over 90 professional glass blowers. Yes, that is right, all of the products from this brand are made by hand. Since 2007, Phoenix Star has been producing extremely high-quality, durable, and functional glass pieces. With their insane quality, they were an easy choice for the 420 gift guide.

The Deal

Head over to Phoenix Star to find out the latest deals for 420!

Products We Love

This Pineapple Perc Dab Rig is by far one of the very best products from Phoenix Star, especially to celebrate 420.


As you can probably tell, this dab rig is designed to look like a pineapple. It comes in at 8.8 inches high and features a very eye-catching design. We absolutely love the fact that it has a relatively large chamber to fit a lot of water. It allows the vapor to cool down significantly before it gets to your lungs.

At the same time, the interior features a bubbler or diffuser shaped like a pineapple, which helps to cool down the vapor even more. All in all, we think that this is a fantastic option to consider. Not only does it look good, but it’s also made with thick and durable glass.


  •       Really cool design
  •       Diffuser to cool vapor
  •       Good size for most applications
  •       Thick and durable glass
  •       Decent price


  •       Some people might not like the pineapple theme

How We Made Our Top Choices for the 420 Gift Guide

There are always a few main things that we keep in mind when choosing any sort of product to recommend to our loyal customer base and our 420 gift guide is no different:

The Type of Product

The main thing to consider here is the type of product. We decided to include a variety of products here, ranging from dab rigs and bongs to CBD products. 

We know that some people would rather get something like a bong, pipe, or grinder as a gift, and choose their hemp products for themselves, whereas other people are perfectly fine being gifted hemp and cannabis products. 

Some people like CBD, some like other cannabinoids, some like papers, some like bongs, and so on and so forth. Our main goal here was to provide you with some variety.

Product Quality

Another main consideration we keep in mind here is product quality. This is especially the case when it comes to accessories such as bongs and dab rigs. We always want to ensure that any product we recommend is durable, functional, and effective at its designed purpose. 

We wouldn’t want to recommend a dab rig to you that wastes your concentrates. We always pay attention to the materials that the products are made out of and what kind of reviews they have from people who have already bought them.

The Brand Name

We do always pay attention to the brand name in question. This is because there are certain brand names that excel at making dab rigs, some that excel at making bongs, others that excel in CBD products, and so on and so forth. We did our best to choose the very best brands according to each product category.

Cost and Shipping

Although the cost is not the first consideration to keep in mind when recommending any sort of product, it is a consideration nonetheless. The simple reality is that while we all love getting gifts for our friends and loved ones, most of us have to operate on some kind of budget. 

Moreover, let’s face it, our world is becoming very expensive as the days go on, so purchasing super expensive gifts is not really feasible. Therefore, although some of the products on the list today are not overly cost-effective, we did our best to choose ones that most people can easily afford.

420: Frequently Asked Questions

Before we call it a day, lets quickly answer your most frequently asked questions about 420.

What Does 420 Mean?

As mentioned in the opening section, 420 simply refers to the time of day when a group of friends in the state of California would smoke after school hours. There are many myths about 420; some people think that it has to do with Bob Marley’s birthday, although this is wrong. He was actually born on February 6th.

What Does 420 Friendly Mean?

420-friendly means that the area or people in question allow cannabis consumption.

How Long Will the 420 Gift Sales Be Available?

These deals in this 420 gift guide should be available up until 4/20, or sometimes slightly after. However, this, of course, depends on the brand or retailer in question.

What is the Return Policy on 420 Gifts?

The return policy for 420 gifts depends on the retailer or brand in question.

How to Celebrate 420 with Stoner Gifts?

The best way to celebrate 4/20 with stoner gifts is to first buy them and then enjoy them as a community. There’s nothing better than sharing your favorite strains with your favorite people. Our goal with this 420 gift guide was to inspire you!

420 Gift Guide: Conclusions & Final Thoughts

420 is quickly coming up, and we honestly think that this is by far one of the best times of the year for any stoner or hemp lover.

There are plenty of amazing gifts out there, and we’ve really just touched the tip of the iceberg here. We truly hope you found our 420 gift guide to have something for everyone.

Always consider who the people are that you are buying gifts for and what their likes and needs are. If you do this, you shouldn’t have any problems choosing the best possible gifts for all of your friends and family members.

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BTS to perform soundtrack for South Korean animated series ‘Bastions’ (VIDEO)

KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — Popular K-pop group BTS will be performing the opening soundtrack for upcoming South Korean animated TV series Bastions.

According to YonHap News Agency, the series will see the supergroup coming together once again for the show’s theme song.

BTS’ last appearance as a group was through their anthology album Proof which was released in June last year. Since then, the group members have branched out to focus on their own solo careers.

According to the series production house Thymos Media, Bastions follows the story of a group of rookie superheroes. They try to save the earth after learning the identity of a villain who is responsible for environmental destruction.

The animated series is set to air on May 14 on South Korean TV channel SBS.

“BTS is expected to provide an overwhelming sense of immersion to the emotions and action scenes of the series by singing the theme song in perfect harmony,” Thymos Media said.

Although the full song is not out yet, a 30-second teaser of the theme song has made its way to the show’s social media.

Aside from that, Bastions will see K-pop girl group Le Sserafim and singers Heize and AleXa participating on its soundtrack.

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Miami’s Nu Deco Ensemble mixes classical music with contemporary styles – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

When someone says “orchestra” you think classical music, right? Well, Nu Deco Ensemble likes to mix it up.

Not only do they play all types of music, they also bring in guest artists to perform with them. Their next performance is at the Arsht Center, and here’s what you can expect.

Nu Deco is about to change your tune.

Jacomo Bairos, Nu Deco conductor: “Nu Deco is Miami’s 21st Century chamber orchestra that plays music from today’s most eclectic living composers. We reimagine music from the classical world and the popular world, and we work with guest artists of all styles and genres.”

Their music is far from the traditional orchestras you might be used to.

Jacomo Bairos: “We’ve just tried to provide space and opportunity for the instruments of the 21st Century to join with the classical instruments.”

And for this upcoming concert…

Jacomo Bairos: “We’re doing some Paul Hindemith symphonic metamorphosis, Hindemith was a German composer. But the music incorporates jazz and elements of American styles, German styles and folk styles.

They will also be playing tunes from Lauryn Hills’ album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.”


Jacomo Bairos: “We’re getting ready to pair some of the most world class, world renowned artists together. First of all, we’ve commissioned Derrick Hodge, who’s an incredible bassist, composer, producer, artist.”

Derrick’s written and performed music with big names like Timbaland and Common. Now he’s dropping some new beats called “Mind of a Dreamer.”

Derrick Hodge: “I wanted to write something that not just sounded cool and thought out but something that really felt relevant to me and ‘Mind of a Dreamer’ is kind of where I am at right now.”

R and B singer Allen Stone is ready to make some magic on stage, and he’s excited to work with the ensemble.

Allen Stone: “When you get to share the stage with fifty really incredible musicians who are reinterpreting your music through a more orchestral lane, it’s super flattering that you as a songwriter has made something that can live in that space.”

Jacomo Bairos: “It’s bringing together such divergent and diverse artists into one space that we can all enjoy together, and the thruline of these different styles can really create for a beautiful journey.”

Nu Deco takes over the Adrienne Arsht Center April 28th. For more information on how to get tickets, click here.

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