Friday, July 27, 2012

Discount: 10% off the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival

Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival
Attention all foodies and wine connoisseurs, we have a 10% discount off event tickets* to the 2nd Annual Los Angeles Food &Wine Festival occurring August 9-12, 2012!  Events include lunch, brunch, dinner, and cooking demonstration events featuring famous chefs and many of Los Angeles' best restaurants and venues.  This year's festival has events in Santa Monica, Downtown/L.A. Live, Beverly Hills, and Hollywood.

More information about the events and flyer below:

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Photos: Grand Park Civic Dedication Ceremony

Today Los Angeles County's newest park held its Opening Celebration and Civic Dedication Ceremony with a dazzling show of dances, costumes, and acrobats. The event also included speeches by Los Angeles County Supervisors Gloria Molina, Mark Ridley-Thomas, Zev Yaroslavsky, Don Knabe, and Michael D. Antonovich.  County Supervisor Molina helmed the project as chair of the Grand Avenue Authority.  City of Los Angeles Councilwoman Jan Perry, Eli Broad (as co-chair of the Grand Avenue Committee) and California Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera were also event speakers.  The park was made possible by a $50 million dollar donation from The Related Companies and designed by Rios Clementi Hale Studios.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Ricardo Zarate and Mike Brown Among Featured Chefs of LA Street Food Fest

Over the past week, I have had the opportunity to engage Los Angeles based chefs Ricardo Zarate and Mike Brown in coversation. Both are featured chefs at the LA Street Food Fest on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at the Rose Bowl. A $45general admission  fee which must be purchased in advance covers all one can eat from the food trucks and other food vendors that will be participating in this 3rd annual food event occurrring in the late afternoon and into the evening. Ricardo Zarate from Mo-Chica will be in the sponsored booth from Los Angeles Food and Wine, while Mike Brown will be at the helm of the newest Los Angeles food truck Peking Duck making its debut. Here are my pictures from the press preview for the LA Street Food Fest event that might make you want to attend this great food event and meet these and other featured chefs.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Free Family Fun: J.A.M. Sessions

This week our Facebook has featured fun daily photos of experiencing Los Angeles through FREE J.A.M. Sessions.  Not only do these events get you "Jazzed and Motivated" through music, movement, and drumming, they are available at six locations this summer throughout the Los Angeles area.  Thanks Ford Theatre Foundation and Metabolic Studio!

If it's not enough that these free family friendly events are in Hollywood, East LA, Willowbrook, San Fernando, Whittier, and Santa Clarita, here's some more reasons to be "Jazzed and Motivated":

Monday, July 16, 2012

Bloomfest 2012: The Best of the Best in the DTLA Arts District

Saturday, July 21st.  If you have any plans - cancel 'em.  Out of town trip?  Reschedule. Bloomfest 2012 is going to be THAT good.

Here's why:

  • All your fave LA food trucks in one place, at one time, including the Cousins Maine Lobster Truck.
  • There is something for everyone including your mini-indies & pooch pals: Kool Kid Zone & Doggie Lounge.
  • One of the newest and coolest on the LA music market, this is your chance to see The Neighbourhood before everyone else in the world. Check out (& download) their entire debut EP for FREEHERE.   You know, just for fun.
  • There is a bike valet.  Plus, be the first of 50 and receive a reusable tote compliments of the Friends of the Los Angeles River.
  • All 20,000 of your closest friends will be there.
  • BEER, the "local support-the-arts so you don't feel guilty ponying up for the 3rd round" kind.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Adventures at Comic-Con 2012: Part I

Keep Calm and Comic-Con!
BBC America Booth.
For the next few days I'll be writing about my time at San Diego Comic-Con.  Usually my adventures here are condensed to Saturday and Sunday, but this year I decided to change things up a bit and take in all the days at the convention.  Let the adventures begin!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Win Tickets to RED at the Mark Taper Forum!

We have tickets to the RED at the Mark Taper Forum!  Learn more about this 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Play and enter to win tickets!

Mary Poppins Ticket Giveaway! Enter our Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Word Competition!

Everyone’s favorite nanny is headed back into town for four weeks only! The hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins will be at the Ahmanson Theatre from August 9th-September 2nd, 2012. What a better way to celebrate – and offer you a chance to get a spoonful of sugar – then a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious word contest! What does that mean? Read on for the rules!