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Thousands are expected to attend Pasadena’s largest culinary celebration The Taste of South Lake. Guests can enjoy culinary delights from over 25 South Lake Avenue restaurants, live cooking demos from the area’s most talented chefs, music performances from internationally known bands, an interactive vendor village, and much more!

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Now in its seventh year, the Taste of South Lake offers guests an opportunity to indulge in an adventure of taste, sampling popular South Lake Pasadena restaurants. From the award-winning American cuisine of Pie ‘n Burger to Italian from Celestino Ristorante & Bar to SanSai Japanese, Taste of South Lake offers something for everyone. The free and outdoor festival features a special live cooking demonstration stage with such famed chefs as PBS’s Cathlyn Choi cooking up authentic Korean fare and “The Queen of Spice” Alejandra Schrader who has been featured on such popular shows as Master Chef and Food Fighters. This year, The Taste of South Lake also honors chefs cooking healthy plant-based cuisine by featuring two top vegan chefs, RG Enriquez of Astig Vegan and Chef Yvonne Ardestani, creator of “My Eclectic Kitchen” cookbook and app.

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WHAT: The Taste of South Lake
WHEN: October 10, 2015 | from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
WHERE: 251 South Lake Avenue | Pasadena, CA 91101

DETAILS: 

  • FREE plus FREE parking at Corporate Center Pasadena

CONTACT INFO: (626) 792-1259

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Front Porch Cinema

September 28, 2015 — Leave a comment

Front Porch Cinema, a favorite for movie-lovers, is back on the Santa Monica Pier with FREE Friday night films under the stars! Presented by LA’s premier outdoor movie event producers, Eat|See|Hear, Front Porch Cinema will show family-friendly “Big Hero 6” on October 9, “The Imitation Game” on October 16, “Guardians of the Galaxy” on October 23, and Ghostbusters on October 30 on a giant inflatable screen. Guests can unwind on old-timey chairs, relax and enjoy some fan-favorite films, new and old.

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Front Porch Cinema will also feature the “Cinema Lounge” starting at 6:00 pm so guests can come early to enjoy movie-themed cocktails and small bites to complement the films.

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WHAT: Front Porch Cinema 
WHEN: October 9 – 30, 2015 | 7:30 pm
WHERE: 200 Santa Monica Pier | Santa Monica, CA 90401

CONTACT INFO: (310) 458-8901 or info@santamonicapier.org

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Burbank Beer Festival

September 25, 2015 — Leave a comment

This October, an inaugural beer tasting and fall street fair will take over the streets of Downtown Burbank. The Burbank Beer Festival is a first of its kind; a massive celebration of craft beer that will canvas several blocks at the heart of Downtown Burbank, transforming San Fernando Boulevard into an outdoor street festival. This exciting event will showcase over 85 ice-cold craft beers on tap, live musical performances, vendors, and more!

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Burbank Beer Festival will feature two sessions of craft beer sampling:12:00 – 3:00 pm or 4:00 – 7:00 pm. Each session will showcase both local and out of state craft breweries. Entertainment will include live musical performances on the main stage throughout the day.

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WHAT: Burbank Beer Festival 
WHEN: October 17, 2015
WHERE: 201 North San Fernando Blvd. | Burbank, CA 91502

DETAILS: 

  • Tickets: Free and open to the public, but you must purchase tickets to the beer tasting areas

CONTACT INFO: (805) 628-9588 | info@burbankbeerfestival.com

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Barnsdall Art Park’s famed fundraising Outdoor Movie Night Series is kicking off just in time for fall September through October for a seven-week run. Join the festivities on the lush west lawn of Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed Hollyhock House with surprise guests introducing the movies. Curated by The Black List, a trailblazing online networking community for the film industry, and Trailers from Hell, a premier platform for trailers from world-renowned contemporary filmmakers, all are invited to celebrate a season of American Pop-themed movies.

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Enjoy a curated selection of wines, courtesy of Dark Horse Wines as well as a selection of LA’s finest food trucks. Musical entertainment will be provided by D.J. youNGNoon from 5:30 pm till dusk with the movies (on a high-resolution screen with superior surround sound) starting at sundown—7:30 pm.

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Additionally, each film will be introduced by special guests including John Landis and Jessica Bendinger. Support the People’s Park with this popular family-friendly event that has raised over a half a million dollars to support the Park’s capital projects, art programs, historic renovations and gallery exhibitions over the last six years.

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Free parking is available at the top and bottom of Barnsdall Art Park. Handicap parking is available at the top. Once the Barnsdall lots are full (usually by 6pm), additional parking is available at the Kaiser Hospital lot, which you can enter on Edgemont St. just east of the park.

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WHAT: Barnsdall Art Park’s Outdoor Movie Night Series 
WHEN: September through October
WHERE: 4800 Hollywood Boulevard | Los Angeles, CA 90027

DETAILS: 

  • Tickets: $25 for movies plus tasting (4 pours) or $15 for the movie without beverages

CONTACT INFO: info@barnsdall.org 

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Vegan Oktoberfest

September 14, 2015 — Leave a comment

Vegan Oktoberfest is a traditional Oktoberfest celebration featuring great vegan food and beer! Join the fest in Downtown Los Angeles for unlimited pours of over 50 different beers, over 30 different food vendors, live Oompah music, stein holding contests, and more!

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Fantastic food vendors include: Sage Organic Vegan Bistro and Kind Kreme…featuring German style soft pretzels, their famous cauliflower hot wings, and delicious vegan ice cream!

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We are proud to present a fantastic lineup of entertainment in 2015! Not only will Vegan Oktoberfest feature stein holding contests, costume contests, and chicken dancing contests, but guests will enjoy Oompah and dance music from some of the best performers in Southern California!

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A portion of the proceeds will benefit Expand Animal Rights Now, an organization that uses the legal system to help animals.

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WHAT: Vegan Oktoberfest
WHEN: October 3rd and 4th, 2015
WHERE: LA Center Studios | 450 South Bixel Street | Los Angeles, CA 90017

DETAILS: 

  • Tickets: $20 – $55
  • Food is not included in the ticket price
  • Tickets will not be sold at the door

CONTACT INFO: info@veganoktoberfest.com

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Attracting sellout crowds, from families to celebrities, the renowned Barnsdall Friday Night Wine Tastings—the Foundation’s signature fundraising event—returned to the hill this summer on Memorial Day and continues through 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.

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This summer, ongoing partner, Silverlake Wine, continues 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 reopening of Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Hollyhock House, one of the nice new features of this year’s fundraiser is the curator-led tours of the house for an additional $12.

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WHAT: Barnsdall Friday Night Wine Tasting Fundraiser
WHEN: September 4, 2015 | 5:30 – 8:30 pm
WHERE: Barnsdall Art Park |  4800 Hollywood Boulevard | Los Angeles, California 90027

DETAILS: 

  • Tickets: $30 for a tasting and $42 for a tasting + tour

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The 2nd Annual MAINopoly: Taste of Main Street event will take place at the street’s best food and beverage establishments to raise funds for Summer SOULstice and Heal the Bay. MAINopoly is a fun, interactive community event that mirrors the classic board game and gives participants a culinary walking tour of Main Street’s finest restaurants, juiceries, ice cream stores, coffee shops and more.

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Attendees will receive food tastings in exchange for “MAINopoly” dollars, which will include items such as fresh fish ceviche from Enterprise Fish Co., gelato samples from Dolcenero Gelato, tuna tartare from Areal Restaurant, cold press juice samples from Pressed Juicery and more. Select restaurants will also be offering drink specials, including $4 draft beers and $5 cocktails and $5 shots for those with the official event wristband.

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Other activities include beer gardens and the “Go to Jail” VIP lounge and Beer Garden sponsored by Shock Top with a DJ, photo booth, drinks, food, picnic tables, games and more. All participants are encouraged to dress in “Monopoly”-inspired or patriotic attire and to hit all of the locations on their game board to be entered to win a “Taste of Main Street” prize package.

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WHAT: MAINopoly: Taste of Main Street  
WHEN: May 24, 2015 | 3:00 – 8:00 pm | 8:00 pm afterparty at Areal Restaurant 
WHERE: 2820 Main Street | Santa Monica, CA 90405

DETAILS: 

  • Check-in location: Areal Restaurant
  • Ticket: $25 in advance and $30 the day of for GA, and $40 in advance and $50 day of for VIP

CONTACT: 

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