I've recently made a few trips to the Pando sim for some very fun times. It's been advertised quite a bit lately in some of my groups, so I decided to give the bowling a try first. There are a lot of entertaining free things to do in this area and it makes for a great date or fun time with friends. They just put out a "Top Ten Reasons Pando is the best place for FREE FUN!" and I've highlighted my three favorite here, #1, #3 and #4.
10. Radio Pando 24/7 custom stream
9. Mam Lamba's Voodoo & Tarot House
8. Over 24 Carnival rides and attractions
7. The Pando Chess Club with 4 pro tables
6. G&H Cinema Theater with 9 channels of Movies!
5. Ochs American Diner
4. Pando Paintball Arena with 16K sqm of combat space
3. Pando Lanes Bowling Alley-the best bowling in SL!
2. The Bottom Line Cabaret with great dancing and live music every Sunday
1. ALL FREE ALL THE Time!
Grab a friend or 7 and check it out here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Pando/41/62/101 or direct link here: PandoHere.
Their February newsletter states in part (remainder of the month's schedule): "PANDO February Newsletter
We hit our stride with our second year offering the usual suspects of fantastic performers and events!
(Remember, you can always stay up to date with the happenings here in Pando by joining the PANDOMONIUM group, or clicking on one of the subscribers around the sim, or by hooking up with us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Pando-Region-in-Second-Life/105777762805975 - so many options, no excuses!)
First, the music schedule:
The Bottom Line Cabaret is the place to be on Sunday!
2/26 - Our resident Poet Laureate, that foxy lady Radegund Bracken, will be reciting poetry, telling stories and singing songs as only she can, at the Red Witch Cafe. Rade's shows are always a treat, and we're very happy to have her here to represent all that Pando stands for in supporting the arts.
And on January 23rd, Buckley Moonwall (aka Gordon Vincent in rl) graces the Bottom Line stage once again, always a huge treat and a genuine pleasure. Gordon's hot off the release of his new CD "Confessions of a Hummingbird Farmer" (http://www.gordonvincent.com) - Billboard called him one of the top independent artists in the USA, and for good reason. We just love listening to this guy. You will too!
And now, just in case you've never been here... our usual "what's here" list:
Here's your official welcome to Pando, where we hope you'll have fun just hanging out and enjoying what we offer.
For starters, check out our Pandomonium Arcade and the Carnival Amusement Park around it. Play games of skill, thrill to more than TWENTY exciting rides and atractions (some found nowhere else in Second Life), have at each other on the bumper cars, and more!
There are more arcade games, and 24-hour FREE bowling on SIX lanes with NIGHTLY and SCORE MILESTONE CASH PRIZES, at the marvelous and unique Pando Lanes Bowling Alley!
Walk through the door and step upstairs to our new 16,000 sqm PAINTBALL ARENA! A full quarter-sim of combat, featuring one of the best paintball play systems on the grid, with scorekeeping and team play!
The Pando Chess Club offers four professional-grade chess tables, along with checkers for the more light-hearted gaming experience, available for casual or championship competition any time of day. The club meets officially every Saturday at 1PM SLT.
Check out the G&H Cinema, where movies are running 24 hours a day. Drama, mystery, science fiction, cartoons - you name it, it's on the big screen for your individual or group viewing pleasure!
And Pando is proud to be the home of the Marceau Gallery, celebrating the life and accomplishments of one of the real world's most beloved entertainers. Come and see the interactive display, where clicking on each image will reveal something new about Marcel Marceau!
We are also proud to now host Laval Photography, displaying and offering the artistic excellence of Bobbi Laval, one of the most innovative visual minds in Second Life. What this woman does with a snapshot has to be seen to be believed.
For your style and fashion, check out the Primagine main store! Jewelry and gifts of fine quality await you there! Since 2007, Primagine has been providing items that add a little something extra to your Second Life.
Looking for dancing and entertainment? We offer the Bottom Line Cabaret and the Red Witch Cafe. These two hallowed venues are in their third years in Second Life, and offer weekly shows - join the Pandomonium group or click on one of the subscribers located around the sim to keep up to date with the events, as well as get freebies and updates from Primagine. The Bottom Line features some of the best dancing available in *any* world, with over 75 of the finest couples and solo animations to keep your avatar boogying to the beat.
When we're not streaming live, Radio Pando (http://red.neostreams.info:8278) is running our unique blend of alternative and classic rock, popular, dance - you name it! - music throughout the region, 24/7 to accompany you! Radio Pando was honored to run in the streets throughout the Second Life Seventh Birthday Party, and was the official stream of the SL7B Cake Sims and performance venues.
All for free, all the time.
And that's just for starters - we are constantly upgrading and refining the experience here, so come back often!"