Evensi is THE search engine for finding events all over the world. It’s basically the love child of Ticketmaster and Google Maps, and it’s not just for concerts either. Users can log in using their Facebook accounts for access to over 30 million activities, including music, sports, nightlife, culture, food, and fairs. There’s also a “Leisure” category that includes options like “flash mob” and “zombie.” Yes, you are living in the age where “zombie” is a leisurely activity. Welcome!
The site utilizes an automated semantic algorithm, which analyzes every event posted, and uses this information to suggest activities to users based on their personalized dashboard. It is also possible to browse all events on an interactive map of the world. Manhattan alone currently lists 324 events happening in the near future while London, England features a similarly impressive 260.
Users can also create and post their own events to be shared with the Evensi community, as well as access links within Evensi to events they have sent an RSVP to on Facebook. After logging on to Facebook and creating my profile, Evensi suggested three events to me, including one called “JONATHAN TOUBIN is back from Europe & SHAKIN’ ALL OVER as primitive as can be FRIDAY!,” accompanied by a photo of Toubin dressed as Gilligan from Gilligan’s Island. Aside from Jonathan’s aggressive use of capitalization, I felt intrigued.
If you’re on the fence about checking out Evensi, just give it a shot. It’s easy to log in (even if it’s your first time using it), and it’s cool to see what’s going on in your immediate (and not so immediate) area. It’s a useful tool for finding things to do while on vacation, or even if your parents are coming to visit and you don’t know what to do with them. Using Evensi, why not meet your parents halfway and take them to the Depeche Mode & 80’s Party Cruise coming up on August 1st?