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Attracting sellout crowds, from families to celebrities, the renowned Barnsdall Friday Night Wine Tastings—the Foundation’s signature fundraising event—returns to the hill this summer.

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From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day Weekend, Barnsdall Park hosts’ evenings of fine wine and art in the gardens of Frank Lloyd Wright’s newly restored architectural gem, Hollyhock House. This summer, ongoing partner, Silverlake Wine, returns curating fine selections of boutique, small production, artisanal wines for park-goers as well as local gourmet cheese shop, Say Cheese. Art workshops for children, music by KCRW’s DJ Dan Wilcox and a host of specialty food trucks, also compliment this popular family friendly event that has raised over $500K to support the Park’s capital projects, art programs, historic renovations and gallery exhibitions over the last six years.

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At this beautiful spot overlooking the City, Barnsdall Park will welcome Angelenos to sip wine, picnic, enjoy the panoramic views and watch the sunset for another not-to-be-missed season of wine, food, and art at this iconic cultural destination. With the recent reopening of Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Hollyhock House, one of the nice new features of this year’s fundraiser will be curator-led tours of the house during the course of the evening for an additional $12.

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WHAT: Barnsdall Park’s Friday Night Wine Tasting 
WHEN: May 22 – September 14, 2015 
WHERE: 4800 Hollywood Blvd. | Los Angeles, CA  90027

CONTACT: (323) 644-6275

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What is Obscura Day? It’s more than 150 events in 39 states and 25 countries, all on a single day, and all designed to celebrate the world’s most curious and awe-inspiring places. Access to this private collection of rare and restored vintage pinball machines usually requires an invite, but we’ve got your ticket in. Don’t worry, you won’t need a password, a special knock or a secret handshake to get through the door – Field Agent Sandi Hemmerlein has made special arrangements for an OBSCURA DAY pinball party just for the Los Angeles Obscura Society.

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In an undisclosed location in Pasadena, Thumperdome is open only to those on the owner’s personal mailing list. Now we will get the chance to flip and bump our way to Pinball Wizard stardom on his vintage machines – some decades old, and many of which have been salvaged from bars, arcades, and even the trash. Pinball machines have been restored onsite and brought back to their former glory for players of all ages to experience again, or for the first time. We’ll chat with Thumperdome’s owner about the history and design of a few of his machines, and we’ll find out what goes into repairing them. We may even see some restoration work in progress!

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Whether you’re a serious gamer, a lover of kitsch, or an old soul, here’s your chance to strike points, earn extra balls, hit the jackpot, and learn about a fiercely competitive hobby that has achieved cult status. And you won’t need a pocketful of quarters to do it.

WHAT: Obscura Day 2015: Private Tour And Play At The Pacific Pinball Museum
WHEN: May 30, 2015 | 4:00 – 6:00 pm
WHERE: Pasadena, CA 91104  

DETAILS: 

  • Tickets: $20 

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Taking place at Hotel Erwin, they’re bringing locals together to experience the best of the city. The community event will feature pop-up boutiques from favorite Venice Beach artisans, retailers, salons, designers, and more. With activations throughout the hotel, there will be plenty of opportunities to mix and mingle, shop and explore, as well as taste some of Barlo’s best drinks and menu items.

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Just 200 feet from the sand and surf, Hotel Erwin is like Venice Beach’s underground album that’s been discovered to critical acclaim. In its fun and festive splendor overlooking the famous boardwalk, Hotel Erwin offers the ultimate Venice Beach experience where guests can eat, drink, swim, shop, gallery-hop and relax. The hotel’s modern interior reflects the vibe of the city and strongly displays an eclectic energy.

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WHAT: Tour De Venice At Hotel Erwin
WHEN: Saturday, May 16, 2015 | 1:00 – 4:00 pm
WHERE: Hotel Erwin | 1697 Pacific Avenue | Venice Beach, CA 90291

DETAILS: 

  • Tickets: $10 General Admission and $40 VIP Admission (Includes access to High Rooftop Lounge, hosted Venice Duck beer, and snacks)
  • A portion of all proceeds will benefit the Venice Community Housing Corp

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Circus Vargas

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Circus Vargas, America’s favorite travelling Big Top Circus, continues to thrill and enchant children of all ages with their new and amazing 2015 edition, Arlequin! Steeped in tradition and devoted to all things magnificent and happy, Circus Vargas presents an array of unparalleled artists and performers dedicated to captivate and astound you.

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Aerialists, acrobats, clowns and the ballyhoo of nostalgic Americana engulf you from the magical moment you enter The Big Top. Canvassed in beautiful blue and yellow, the welcoming and familiar essence of sawdust, sparkles and spotlight lights, brings with it a barrage of sensations that touches the hearts of young and old alike.

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Join Circus Vargas for an amazing experience, built on tradition with vision and innovation, to create new and treasured memories for generations to come. Arrive thirty minutes early for an exciting, interactive pre-show where children (of all ages) can create their own magic under the big top!

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WHAT: Circus Vargas
WHEN: May 7 – 18, 2015 
WHERE: 777 North Front Street | Burbank, CA 91502

DETAILS: 

CONTACT: 877-GOTFUN-1 (877-468-3861)

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Cinespia is an organization that hosts on-site screenings of classic films in and around Los Angeles. They show films from the 1930s through the 1990s. The al fresco Hollywood Forever Cemetery screenings take place on the Fairbanks Lawn (so named for the adjacent crypt housing both Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. and Jr.), and films are digitally projected against the west wall of the Cathedral Mausoleum, which houses the crypt of Rudolph Valentino among many others.

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Up to 3,500 patrons per screening attend and bring blankets, pillows, picnic dinners, alcoholic beverages, and candles and enjoy screenings under the stars, while a staff of 35 keep things running smoothly. DJ’s play music before and after the screenings over a portable sound system.

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Movie screenings are held outdoors on Fairbanks Lawn, an open grassy field inside the Hollywood Forever Cemetery and under the stars. You may bring a picnic dinner and drinks. Wine and beer are permitted, but no spirits please. Bring blankets, pillows or low chairs that have a seat that rests on the ground with a low back (tall Chairs are NOT allowed). A tarp under blanket is recommended.

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WHAT: Cinespia Outdoor Movie Screenings
WHEN: Check schedule here 
WHERE: 6000 Santa Monica Blvd. | Los Angeles, CA 90038

DETAILS: 

  • Tickets: $8 – $15 
  • Allowable chair height from ground to seat is 6″ and from seat to top of chair 21″

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CONTACT INFO: (323) 221-3343 | cinespia@earthlink.net

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Street Food Cinema is more than just an outdoor movie. It’s an experience. Bringing together the best in pop culture films, gourmet street food, and progressive new music, Street Food Cinema reinvents the traditional movie going experience – al fresco style. Every element is carefully curated to develop the unique atmosphere that makes audiences want to come back again and again.

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Street Food Cinema has booked many great music bands including the so rad 80’s band PAST ACTION HEROES who are ready to blow your 80’s lovin’ minds while you kick back on your blankets and enjoy the sun going down. But before they roll film on the quintessential John Hughes’s classic, THE BREAKFAST CLUB, they’re crazy happy to announce that they’ll have executive producer, ANDREW MEYER, dropping his best insider stories on the making of this amazing movie of teenage angst, class distinction, and Pixy Stix  sandwiches. In addition, KIRK HONEYCUTT will be signing his new book John Hughes: A Life in Film.

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Exposition Park is where it all goes down starting Saturday, May 2nd. The food truck lineup keeps getting better as they add to their list of gourmet street food options. Now you can grab “The Director Dog” from Angie’s Wieners who will be serving up some of the best hotdogs on the West Cost or you can munch down some “Carne Asada Fries” from the oh so decadent menu of Fry Fry. Then if you dare, top it off with a sweet “breakfast” from Waffles de Liege or a double scoop of decadent Fried Ice Cream from the Frach’s.

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And if you haven’t heard, this is their largest season yet with 50 events rolling out over 27 weeks at parks across LA. So if you can’t make it to Opening Night… you have plenty of options to hit Street Food Cinema during LA’s endless summer of sun.

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WHAT: Street Food Cinema 2015 Summer Schedule
WHEN: Check schedule here
WHERE: 700 Exposition Park Drive | Los Angeles, CA 90037

CONTACT: info@tilpr.com or (323) 254-5068

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Swing into the summer season and get competitive (or just relax) on the lush west lawn of Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed Hollyhock House at Barnsdall Art Park’s Champagne and Croquet Spring Fundraiser. All Angelenos including kids are invited to this semiannual fundraiser. No experience or formal dress is required! Grammy-nominated band The California Feetwarmers and DJ Ed Mattiuzzi will provide entertainment.

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Enjoy a 3-flight sparkling wine tasting by famed Silverlake Wine and croquet games for your enjoyment brought to you by the Pasadena Croquet Association. Local gourmet cheese purveyor Say Cheese will be offering guest an array of picnic baskets, available for pre-order. Oyster lovers are also in luck with the renowned Oyster Gourmet bringing its refreshing and flavorful selection of the delicious mollusk to the Park. Brunch will be available from food trucks, Postcards Caribbean and Coolhaus, and guests are welcome to bring their own picnic and blanket.

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WHAT: Barnsdall Art Park’s Champagne And Croquet Spring fundraiser
WHEN: May 3, 2015 | 11:00 am3:00 pm
WHERE: Barnsdall Art Park | 4800 Hollywood Blvd. | Los Angeles, CA 90027

Details:

  • Tickets: are $40 for adults and $5 for kids (3+), with a members discount at $25

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