I’m so excited about the upcoming Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival this April 27th with films that represent diversity from across the world. I’ve attended over the years and have always been impressed by the selection of films form comedy to documentary to drama that truly represent the diversity that often is overlooked in entertainment. I also recommend attendance of the C3 Conference that will focus on Future Forward a full day of panels with creatives from behind the camera talking issues that are important to those starting out in the business as well as established creatives.
On my list to see:
A modern day couple is forced to end their interracial relationship. This is a love story about an Asian American/African American couple inspired by a true story.
FREE PROGRAM. “Bronzeville, Little Tokyo” sheds light on an overlooked moment in history when Japanese and Japanese-Americans were displaced and African-Americans moved into Little Tokyo. To honor this period, there will be a special two-day program featuring an interactive media installation, a 360° virtual reality presentation, and a live Jazz performance on Historic First Street North.
A film essay looking at 100 years of Hawai‘i in film, explores issues of representation and gender. This filmic deconstruction is a lively, often infuriating examination of Hollywood’s portrayal of the islands, highlighting the essential necessity of homegrown filmmaking.
Three sassy sisters: Gendis (32), Ella (28), and Bebe (19), are very passionate about running their family boutique hotel by the beach in the eastern part of Indonesia’s archipelago. Their grandmother, however, is frustrated because she is unable to find the ideal matches for her granddaughters. Grandma doesn’t give up. Her ultimate goal in life is to find suitable men for her granddaughters.
In this mockumentary short, a family of monsters tries to lead a normal American life.
Itsy Bitsy Shorts
Tateuchi Democracy Forum
April 29, 2017 10:00 am
A slice-of-life dark comedy about a lonely female security guard, and the misunderstood sexual encounter that unravels her life.
WHO IS ARTHUR CHU? follows the controversial 11-time Jeopardy! winner turned Internet iconoclast, Arthur Chu, as he struggles to reform society and himself in a seminal year.
A contemplative dialogue with the editors from some of the biggest box office animated/stop motion films in history – discussing the industry, their processes and their look into the future of animation. *Panels are not individually sold. The admission fee for one day will include all the panels on that day. The admission fee for both days will include all the panels of the C3 Conference.
2017 LAAPF GALA PRESENTATIONS
OPENING NIGHT FILM | BETTER LUCK TOMORROW | DIRECTED BY JUSTIN LIN
APRIL 27 | 7:00 PM | EGYPTIAN THEATER
Come celebrate the 15th anniversary of BETTER LUCK TOMORROW (co-presented by YOMYOMF)! The film premiered at Sundance amid controversy and is a benchmark for APA cinema. The Festival is screening the original Sundance cut, in glorious 35mm film. Director Justin Lin will present the film and joined by his cast for this anniversary celebration.
CENTERPIECE FILM | GOOK | DIRECTED BY JUSTIN CHON
APRIL 29 | 8:00 PM | ARATANI THEATER
Eli and Daniel are two Korean-American brothers who own a struggling shoe store. They have a unique and unlikely friendship with a young 11-year-old African American girl, Kamilla. The film is set during the first day of the LA riots, forcing them to defend their store while contemplating the future of their own personal dreams and the meaning of family.
Director/Writer and Actor Justin Chon and his cast and crew will be in attendance to present this film.
CLOSING NIGHT FILM | COLUMBUS | DIRECTED BY KOGONADA
MAY 4 | 7:00 PM | DIRECTOR’S GUILD OF AMERICA
Casey lives with her mother in a little-known Midwestern town haunted by the promise of modernism. Jin, a visitor from the other side of the world, attends to his dying father. Burdened by the future, they find respite in one another and the architecture that surrounds them.
Cast and crew of COLOMBUS including JOHN CHO will be in attendance.
ADDITIONAL FEATURE FILMS HIGHLIGHTS AT LAAPFF 2017:
CARDINAL X Dir.: Angie Wang
CHEE AND T Dir.: Tanuj Chopra
COLUMBUS Dir.: Kogonada
GOOK Dir.: Justin Chon
I CAN I WILL I DID Dir.: Nadine Truong
THE LOCKPICKER Dir.: Randall Okita
NORMAN JONES Dir.: Mike Sakamoto
WEXFORD PLAZA Dir.: Joyce Wong
WINDOW HORSES Dir.: Ann Marie Fleming
95 AND 6 TO GO Dir.: Kimi Takesue
A TIME TO SWIM Dir.: Ashley Duong
FINDING KUKAN Dir.: Robin Lung
GHOST MAGNET ROACH MOTEL Dir.: Shinpei Takeda
MELE MURALS Dir.: Tadashi Nakamura
MIXED MATCH Dir.: Jeff Chiba Stearns
RESISTANCE AT TULE LAKE Dir.: Konrad Aderer
SAVE MY SEOUL Dir.: Jason Y. Lee
UNBROKEN GLASS Dir.: Dinesh Sabu
WHO IS ARTHUR CHU? Dirs.: Yu Gu and Scott Drucker
INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FEATURES
MOTHERLAND Dir.: Ramona S. Diaz
PLASTIC CHINA Dir.: Wang Jiu-liang
SMALL TALK Dir.: Huang Hui-Chen
TOKYO IDOLS Dir.: Kyoko Miyake
INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE FEATURES
BY THE TIME IT GETS DARK Dir.: Anocha Suwichakornpong
DIAMOND ISLAND Dir: Davy Chou
KING OF PEKING Dir.: Sam Voutas
POP AYE Dir.: Kristen Tan
RESEBA – THE DARK WIND Dir.: Hussein Hassan
THE ROAD TO MANDALAY Dir.: Midi Z
SAVING SALLY Dir.: Avid Liongoren
THE SOUL OF THE TIGER Dir.: François Yang
THE SOWER Dir.: Yosuke Takeuchi
TAXI STORIES Dir.: Doris Yeung
TURN LEFT TURN RIGHT Dir.: Douglas Seok
SPECIAL FILM PRESENTATIONS
- ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL – Dir.: Steve James
- JOSHUA: TEENAGER VS. SUPERPOWER – Dir.: Joe Piscatella
- YELLOW (20th Anniversary Screening) Dir.: Chris Chan Lee
For complete program information please visit festival.vconline.org.
Posted in Animated, art, Business, Comedy, culture, Dating, Film, Los Angeles, Movie, Talk Tagged with: Animation, C3 Conference, Diverse Film, Documentary, DTLA, Independent Film, LAAPFF, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Shorts
Be still my burger loving heart
Return of the 3rd Annual Burgers & Beer Festival
Saturday, April 29th from 4-7PM
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (DTLA)
All of the sliders and craft beer brews for foodie fans to enjoy on a lovely spring day in the historical Memorial Coliseum! The event will have a wide selection from Los Angeles’ best burger restaurants.
This year you can look forward to tasty sliders from Baldoria, Belcampo Meat Co., Burger City Grill, Button Mash, byCHLOE, Grill ‘Em All, Hinoki and the Bird, Hopdoddy Burger Bar, Mascarpone Cheesecake by Chef Turok, Myke’s Café, Simmzy’s, Slater’s 50/50, The Pikey, The Upper West, Venice Whaler and WOLF with more to be confirmed (closer to event).
Mark your calendar for the presale tickets sales at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 14th. Use Promo Code: BBCHERRY
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, February 20th at 10 a.m.
General Admission tickets will be available starting at $50 and include entry into the event, unlimited food samples from 20+ restaurants, craft beer samples from 40+ breweries, access to entertainment and vendor village. A limited number of VIP admission tickets will be available starting at $70. VIP Admission tickets include all general admission perks plus hour early entry into the event and a VIP gift bag.
A portion of this year’s event proceeds will benefit Food Forward. Food Forward rescues fresh local produce that would otherwise go to waste, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same.
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Attend the 2017 LA Art Show with the opening night January 11th. The world class show of contemporary and modern art from around the world will be at the Los Angeles Convention Center West Hall from January 12 – 15th (open to general public) after the opening night premier benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. and the show till the 15th. This year the show welcomes Cuba, Latin America and Korea exhibits and artists. The show has up and coming as well as established artists, exhibits, talks and cultural events to appeal to art fans. Tickets to the benefit night will sell out so purchase tickets and enjoy a first look at exhibits and enjoy nibbles and drinks.
|Opening Night Premiere – Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Patron Reception $250, 7pm–11pm
Vanguard Entrance $200, 7pm–8pm
Friend level $125, 8pm–11pm
Purchase tickets at laartshow.com
LA Art Show 2017, January 11-15, 2017
Thursday January 12, Friday January 13 and Saturday January 14, 11am – 7pm
Sunday, January 15, 11am – 5pm
General Admission Ticket Prices – per person
One Day Pass: $30 – Receive $5 discount if purchased online in advance
Four-Day Pass: $60 – Received $5 discount if purchased online in advance
Red Card provides access to a complimentary, VIP, invitation-only advance preview of the Show received through gallery, museum, or non-profit participants. Red Card preview 3pm–5pm, Wednesday, January 11, 2017
LA Art Show 2017 takes place at:
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street West Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90015
For its 22nd edition, LA Art Show
2017 Producer Kim Martindale is pleased to announce the fourth edition of Dialogs LA
, a series of high-level talks and panel discussions among a roster of top artists, collectors, museum directors, curators and internationally renowned thought leaders who provoke new ideas about issues that simultaneously catalyze and influence the Los Angeles and international art
“In response to Los Angeles’s position as an influential international hub for the creation and presentation of contemporary art, the Show is placing a new focus on modern and contemporary work while continuing its tradition of curating programming that invites an examination of the intellectual, conceptual and foundational basis of the art and artists represented each year,” said Martindale.
A thematic focus on Latin American art for 2017 and the engagement of some of the most prestigious artinstitutions in the city in the presentation of special exhibitions, installations and performances will anchor the discourse of this year’s Dialogs LA, offering insight into programming highlights. This dynamic forum will take place daily during the Show from January 12-15, 2017, contributing to a newly-expanded public platform designed by the Show to engage an estimated 70,000 visitors from around the world with the city’s world-class art and cultural initiatives.
|THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2017
*Selling Out or Selling Up (1:00pm): A discussion about the dynamics between the public art scene in Los Angeles, social media, and the commercialization of art and design moderated by Paul Lester and presented by The Agency.
*Mel Ramos: My Life’s Works (3:00pm): the recipient of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from LA ART SHOW 2017 reflects on his life’s works over 40 years, sharing his inspirations and his journey from 1960 to present day.
*in conversation with Michael Netter (5:00pm): Artist Michael Netter will present excerpts from his 200 videos documenting Andy Warhol and his circle, followed by a conversation about this fertile moment in art history and how it influenced his artistic and commercial work.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2017
*A Conversation on Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA (1:00pm): A discussion among participating curators and artists about the Getty initiative exploring Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles through coordinated exhibitions and programming across Southern California in 2017-18. The conversation will be moderated by Idurre Alonso, Associate Curator of Latin American Collections at the Getty Research Institute. The panel will feature three curators and one artist participating in the initiative: David Evans Frantz, Curator, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries, Los Angeles; Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Chief Curator, SPACE Collection and co-curator of the Hammer Museum’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibition; artist Clarissa Tossin whose work will be featured in two Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibitions; and Irene Tsatsos, Gallery Director/Chief Curator, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena.
*The making of Jeff Koons’ Balloon Dog (3:00pm): MOCA Director Philippe Vergne joins LA Art ShowProducer Kim Martindale in discussion about the making of the coveted Jeff Koons’ limited edition Balloon Dog by famed French porcelain company Bernardaud.
*CUBA: Behind The Wall: Atra del Muro (5:00pm): The panel will introduce a selection of artists and artworks presented at the 2015 Havana Biennial and reveal details about the upcoming edition of the project, which will take place in Havana for the 2018 edition. Moderated by LA Art Show curator Marisa Caichiolo the panel will include the project’s Director–Curator Juanito Delgado Calzadilla, assessor Elvia Rosa Castro and co-curator Daniel Gonzalez, and performance artist Carlos Martiel.
Michael Netter Hats in The Air, 2016, Acrylic and spray enamel on canvas 36 x 48 in, Courtesy ACA Gallery and LA Art Show2017.
|SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2017
*At The Edge of a New Era in Art Curation (1:00pm): Billy Rose and Paul Lester will moderate a panel about curating a private home, digital art and bespoke architecture.
*The Modern Eye: Cultivating a 21st Century Private Collection (3:00pm): Leading art collector Chara Schreyer will discuss her forty-year collaboration with interior designer Gary Hutton and their newly published book Art House, which captures five residences they designed together to house six hundred works of art, including masterpieces by Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol, Donald Judd, Louise Nevelson, Diane Arbus and Frank Stella.
*Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago (5:00pm): LA Art Showcurator Marisa Caichiolo will moderate a panel presented by the Museum of Latin American Art with artist Scherezade Garcia and curator Tatiana Flores
SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2017
*Conflictive, Unbalanced and Absurd (1:00pm): Argentine artists Mariano Barbieri, Julian Manzelli, Matias Vigliano and Orilo Blandini will discuss their collective DOMA, which percolated as part of the artscene in urban Buenos Aires in 1998 via art installations, stencils, street-projections and absurd ad campaigns. They studied Illustration, Film and Graphic Design at the University of Buenos Aires, where some of the members later became professors. DOMA today creates art in an ever-growing array of mediums and formats.
Posted in art Tagged with: Balloon Dog, cuba, DTLA, Jeff Koons, Julian Manzelli, LA Art Show, LA Convention Center, Latin America, Los Angeles Art Show, Matias Vigliano, Mel Ramos, Michael Netter, Orilo Blandini
Vroom vroom it’s the first year for the Classic Auto Show
January 27-29, 2017
The LA Convention Center welcomes the classic, collector and vintage automobiles for the first time. Los Angeles will be welcoming the United Kingdom’s most prestigious classic car show presented by Autogeek.com & McKee’s 37 and powered by Velocity.
The show will have three days of automotive beauty that will be eye candy for the most diehard and casual fan. In the Celebrity Theater guests will include Velocity TV’s own Chip Foose and Chris Jacobs of Overhaulin’, Dave Kindig of Bitchin’ Rides, Mike Brewer of Wheeler Dealers, Wayne Carini of Chasing Classic Cars and Mike Phillips of Competition Ready. Plus, Bruce Meyer, the show’s Grand Marshall and iconic classic car collector will lead ribbon cutting ceremony and feature cars from his private collection. Car fans can check out the Grand Boulevard’s ‘catwalk’ with some of the rarest classic, muscle and historic cars in the world – and the extensive auto swap meet where you’ll find rare old parts, books, manuals and a variety of other impossible-to-find items.
On display will be restored vehicles representing all decades of automotive history including cars presented by Private Collectors and some of Southern California’s best car clubs and vintage auto dealers. Representatives from Austin Healey Club of Southern California, International Thunderbird Club, Jaguar Owner’s Club of Los Angeles, Orange County Mustang Club, Road Kings of Burbank, and San Fernando Valley Model “A” Ford Club, plus hundreds more will be on hand to answer fan’s most complex questions about their favorite automotive brands.
A vibrant exhibit floor will showcase all makes and models of classic cars, plus car enthusiasts will be able to explore the latest products and services needed to keep on motoring. Exhibitors include: Autogeek.com; McKee’s 37; Hagerty; BBK Performance; Odyssey Battery; Shell X; Borla Exhaust; Masterson’s Auto Care; Tub O’ Towels; Akzo Performance Industries, Inc.; Sikkens; Thread Wizard; Kicker; GREX; Reelcraft; Heacock Classic; Castle Country RV; MetroVac; Chequered Flag; Bernal Auto Style and Hillbank Motor Corporation, plus many more.
The Classic Auto Show is supported by media sponsors including: DuPont Registry; Historic Vehicle Association; Old Cars Weekly; Vintage Road Car; Vintage Race Car; ClassicCars.com; Auto Round-Up; SoCal Car Culture and Los Angeles Magazine among others.
ABOUT THE CLASSIC AUTO SHOW
Presented by Autogeek.com & McKee’s 37 and the Velocity Network in tandem with Urban Expositions and Clarion Events, The Classic Auto Show will take place on January 27-29, 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center: South Hall. Tickets are available online. Adult tickets start at $25 pre-sale and $30 at the door. Children ages 3-12 are $10 pre-sale and $12 at the door. Children 2 and under are free. Enter promo code: CASPR to save $5 on tickets. For more information please visit www.theclassicautoshow.com.
ABOUT URBAN EXPOSITIONS
Based in Kennesaw, GA, and founded in 1995, Urban Expositions produces and manages a portfolio of 36 events. Urban serves seven industry sectors including Gift, Souvenir, Art, Aviation, Foodservice, Pet and Gaming. Urban also produces Airport Revenue News, a publication focused on the airport concession industry. Urban has offices in Shelton, CT and Boca Raton, FL, and is represented by employees in California, Colorado and Illinois. For more information, please visit www.urban-expo.com.
ABOUT CLARION EVENTS
Clarion Events operates over 200 events in 35 countries from offices in the UK, South Africa, USA, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, UAE, Turkey, and the Netherlands. Clarion can trace its roots back to 1947 and takes great pride in being one of the oldest independent event organizers in the UK. The teams at Clarion create uniquely effective and stimulating environments that can serve as a platform to build businesses, enhance customer relationships and accelerate product awareness. For more information, please visit www.clarionevents.com.
Posted in Automotive Tagged with: AutoGeek, Classic, Classic Auto Show, DTLA, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Convention Center, McKee's 37, Velocity, Vintage Automobiles
Bar Method is making it easy to help the hungry with the LA Food Bank this Holiday Season. The LA Food Bank works to fight hunger in our community and been named by the LA Business Journal as the “Nonprofit Organization of the Year” among large local organizations in 2013 and it is rated a”4-star” organization by Charity Navigator.
Visit the Bar Method studios in Pasadena, Silver Lake, Downtown LA, Hermosa Beach and Long Beach where they are collecting food. When you bring in five cans of food, dried good or toiletry items (toothpaste, hygiene, shampoo, soap, etc) the Bar Method will give you a free class. Call to make a reservation and let the studio know you are bringing a donation or stop in and see if they have room in the class.
Bar Method West Los Angeles
1950 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 110
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Bar Method West Hollywood
8416 West Third Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
13050 San Vicente Blvd (at 26th Street)
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Bar Method Marina del Rey
13400 W. Washington Blvd.
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Posted in Good Cause, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Workout Tagged with: Bar Method, do good, Downtown LA, DTLA, fitness, Hermosa Beach, Holiday Food Drive, LA Food Bank, long beach, Los Angeles Food Bank, pasadena, Silver Lake, workout
Daredevil Actor Peter Shinkoda Set For Special Appearance with SHAKA Platform
This Saturday at the SHAKA Booth
I know how I plan to spend Saturday!!! It’s saying hello to Peter Shinkoda one of the stars from my beloved TNT Falling Skies series (Dai) and of course Nobu from Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix! I hope you have your tickets to attend Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con! All ou have to do for a meet & greet and autograph with Peter is download SHAKA in the Apple App Store and Google Play (shakapp.com). Than sign in and enter: PeterShinkoda, Daredevil, Netflix or Nobu as your ‘vibes‘. Peter will be at the SHAKA booth #1403 at 1:30pm
Posted in Comic Con, culture, geek tv, Los Angeles, Social Media, Startups, Tech Tagged with: App, apple, Daredevil, DTLA, falling skies, Google Play, LA Comic Con, Netflix, Nobu, Peter Shinkoda, SHAKA, social, Stan Lee, Stan Lee's L.A. Comic Con, start up, Steven Spielberg, Tech, TNT, Vibes
Am SOOO excited to see Taboo’s collection of geekiness tomorrow! What’s on your must see list for Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con this weekend at the convention center?????
|LET’S GET IT STARTED!
Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas is coming to LA Comic Con! Taboo will be bringing the debut of Taboo’s Toy Museum, a collection of valuable and collectible toys from the 70’s and 80’s. Come say hi and take a peek at highlights from his own personal collection!
|THEY’LL BE AT L.A. COMIC CON… Mostly!
We have Aliens galore! Come say hi to Lance Henriksen, Michael Biehn, Jenette Goldstein and Mark Rolston as they unveil the convention premiere of the Aliens Power Loader and Xenomorph! They’ll be holed up Saturday and Sunday at the Hollywood Sci-Fi Museum.We have Aliens galore! Come say hi to Lance Henriksen, Michael Biehn, Jenette Goldstein and Mark Rolston as they unveil the convention premiere of the Aliens Power Loader and Xenomorph! They’ll be holed up Saturday and Sunday at the Hollywood Sci-Fi Museum.
| THINK YOU CAN CREATE A TV SHOW?
Our friends at Legion M will be on hand all weekend, taking elevator pitches — the best one could be made into a real television series! Bring your best ideas and pitch it…but you only have the length of an elevator ride to do it!
| THINK YOU SHOULD BE ON A TV SHOW?
Think you have a rare collectible? Want to find out what you’ve got? Then bring it on Sunday to the SyFy Con Stars booth, and maybe you can make it on to the show…and discover what you’ve really got!
|IMPORTANT SHOW INFORMATION!
Pick up your badge early! A ticket gets you a badge, a badge gets you in the door! We are working hard to make sure we can process tickets as fast as possible, but you can never go wrong with arriving early! You can pick up your badge any time during badge redemption hours.
- Friday badge redemption starts at 9am, and the show opens at 5pm. Friday is shopping only. This is the best time to get your shopping done and grab your exclusives! You should also check out Club Comic Con if you are 21 and older with DJ RUFIO (Yes, from Hook, in his costume)! You can get your tickets HERE.
- Saturday Badge redemption starts at 7am. Show doors open at 9am and the show goes until 6pm. Don’t forget all Saturday and 3-day badge holders who are 18+ get in to our Cosplay Ball at Club Novo at LA Live after the show! So come convention all day and party all night!
- Sunday Badge redemption starts at 9am. Show doors opens at 10am and goes till 4pm. The Ultimate Kids Trick-or-Treat will start at 1:30pm. All exhibitors in booths will have candy and fun stuff to give out to the kids! The Kid’s Costume Contest, sponsored by Disney’s MOANA, starts at 12:30 pm on the Hot Topic Main Stage. Any child 12 and under can enter, sign up is at 11:00to the right of the Main Stage. SPACE IS VERY LIMITED.
Read our Survival Guide HERE. The Survival guide is your key to all the info on Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con. Serisously read it and thank us later.
Grab a progam guide! We have free program guides avaliable in the Lobby of South Hall with cover art by Camilla De’Errico. Have her sign it at A26. Program guides have floor plan and panel info. However some changes and new additions have been made so Download the ALLCal app for all the updates or see our website as well.
Autograph and Photograph Schedule! Get prices and signing/photo schedule for all our guests HERE. We try to get prices for everyone but if their price isn’t listed just go to their booth or table for price info
Panels! We have some MIND blowing panels this year! Plan your show and check for any updates or new additions HERE
PARKING! LA Convention Center has a lot of parking and there is PLENTY of other lots close by as well. We always suggest carpooling with friends to avoid parking fees. If you can take the TRAIN, The PICO stop off the EXPO and BLUE LINE stops RIGHT across the street from the LACC and it’s super cheap.
AN IMPORTANT NOTE TO ALL SUNDAY ATTENDEES! Sunday morning is also the LOS ANGELES ROCK N’ ROLL MARATHON in Downtown L.A. Street closures and detours will be in effect — plan accordingly, and come early!
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GIVE BACK AND ENJOY GREAT MUSIC AND FOOD WITH CHEF BRUCE KALMAN AND MARIE PETULLA OF KNEAD & CO.
JOIN FORCES WITH GREEN WISH
TO SUPPORT FIVE LOCAL GREEN CHARITIES AT
FOOD AND MUSIC FEST IN DOWNTOWN LA
AT GRAND CENTRAL MARKET
Please join Celebrity Chef Bruce Kalman and Marie Petulla of KP Hospitality Group, Green Wish Founder actor Raphael Sbarge (TNT’s Murder in the First, ABC’s Once Upon a Time), and Green Wish President Scott Harris, COO Building Construction Group, and Green Wish Board Members Sharon Lawrence and Ed Begley, Jr. along with celebrity attendees including: Camille Balsamo (Murder in the First, Harbinger Down) & Reid Collums (Harbinger Down, GREEK), Currie Graham (Murder In The First), Lee Arenberg (Pirates of the Caribbean, Once Upon A Time), Lombardo Boyar (Murder in the First), Jamie McShane (Bloodlines, Murder In the First), Bill Pullman (Independence Day), Nicholas Guest ( Madam Secretary, Sleepy Hollow) & Pamela Guest (Cleopatra Backstage), KJ Smith (Queen Sugar, Family Time), James Anderson (NFL Player New Orleans Saints), International Model Carissa Rosario and Saga Elmotaseb (Spice It Up With Saga), among others at KNEAD to Give Food & Music Fest – Powered by Green Wish. With LIVE entertainmentby Winslet andChef Bruce Kalman’s band, Foie Grock and food by Knead & Co. Pasta Bar + Market, Ramen Hood, DTLA Cheese, Bar Moruno, Valerie Confections and Coolhaus.
Green Wish and Knead & Co. Pasta Bar + Market are teaming up for The KNEAD to Give Food & Music Fest – Powered by Green Wish, a food and music charity event which is a fusion of great food, live entertainment and passionate people who will come together to keep LA Green to support five local Los Angeles charities: Food Forward, HoneyLove, Muir Ranch Pasadena, Hollywood Orchard, and FoLAR.
KNEAD & CO. pasta bar + market @ Grand Central Market
317 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Food Forward rescues fresh local produce that would otherwise go to waste, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same.
– HoneyLove is a Los Angeles based non-profit conservation organization with a mission to protect the honeybees by educating our communities and inspiring new urban beekeepers.
Muir Ranch Pasadena
– In 2011, a dedicated team of volunteer teachers and students began converting 1.5 acres of the John Muir High School campus into an urban farm. Muir Ranch grows a variety of flowers, vegetables and fruit that are included in weekly CSA boxes as well as school cafeteria lunches. Students can complete community service or internship graduation requirements by enrolling in classes at the Ranch. Muir Ranch also provides paid internships to students, which are funded by private donations, special events, farmer’s market sales, and subscriptions to the produce box program (CSA).
– To better neighborhood quality of life by operating a community orchard that is a teaching model for sustainability through its workshops on growing fruit locally, and sharing the food in open-air events held in the Beachwood Canyon community, outreach communities, and food-charity organizations.
Is a non-profit organization founded in 1986, whose mission is to protect and restore the natural and historic heritage of the Los Angeles River and its riparian habitat through inclusive planning, education and wise stewardship. Once home to steelhead and grizzlies, the Los Angeles River meandered through wetlands, marshes, willow, alder and sycamore, providing desperately needed water for the region. Now running over 50 miles long – from the suburbs of the San Fernando Valley to the ocean in Long Beach – the Los Angeles River flows through 14 cities and countless neighborhoods. When the Army Corps of Engineers initiated a flood control project in the late 1930s, they began the process of paving 80% of the River, creating the world’s largest storm drain. Over the ensuing decades, the River that had been the sole water supply for the City of Los Angeles before the Los Angeles Aqueduct was completed in 1913 almost disappeared from public consciousness. With the cement came a perceptual shift: the River no longer existed. Instead, it was a “flood control channel,” a no-man’s land, surrounded by fences and signs.
– is a grassroots, non-profit organization that funds local, green organizations through customers’ small donations at local retailers. Put simply: We’re a charity that helps fund the green projects in your neighborhood!
Green Wish was founded in 2009 by actor/producer Raphael Sbarge, after the birth of his first child, “I was struck by how alive I suddenly felt as a father,” he explained. “Conversely, I also felt remarkably vulnerable and defenseless to protect this little person’s journey in a world as vast and complex as ours. I had to ask, ‘What can we do to contribute in any small way to leave the world a better place than when we found it?'”
The answer: Green Wish – we help people to support a movement – not just one organization, but multiple ones. When you donate to Green Wish, you’re actually helping numerous environmental groups, right in your own community.
Green Wish partners with local retailers, which place our donation cards right at their cash registers. Customers can “buy” and add Green Wish donations on to their purchase at the retailer.
These donations are collected by local Green Wish chapters and distributed regularly to area organizations that have been carefully vetted. The board of directors in each chapter evaluates and selects deserving organizations with track records of good work across the green spectrum, focusing on air, water, earth and environmental education. * Ninety cents of every dollar* goes to your local green groups.
We started in Los Angeles with a chapter supporting nine organizations in Southern California. We are spreading across the country with the ultimate goal to start Green Wish chapters across the country, all supporting groups in their communities.
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Los Angeles Food & Wine, presented by Coastal Luxury Management and founding partners FOOD & WINE and Lexus, announce the www.LAFW.com is open to purchase tickets to attend the three-night, four-day, not-to-miss culinary extravaganza that takes over the city of Los Angeles.
Foodies will be exploring Los Angeles from the DTLA along Grand Avenue to Santa Monica fun in the sun and sand on the toes at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows to Barker Hanger (Santa Monica Airport) for tastes that criss-cross the globe.
Los Angeles’ world class level culinary scene inspires the most accomplished chefs with food philosophies that will titillate the tastebuds! This is the sixth year of the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival where attendees will experience fine dining in a series of Power Lunches and evening events that will impress the most adventurous eater.
With unparalleled tastings, lunches, seminars, book signings, and cooking demonstrations, event highlights from this year’s festival will include:
- Amazon Presents Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse, Thursday, August 25 – The evening hosted by Emeril Lagasse will feature a walk-around tasting with culinary creations from all over the map along with beer, wine and cocktails. The inspiration for the global take on the evening comes from the premiere of the upcoming Amazon original series, Eat the World.
- Lexus at Grand Avenue, Thursday, August 25-Saturday, August 27 – Sweet Lucie’s ice cream truck and handcart will feature an ice cream scoop station, and guests can create their own ice cream sandwiches. Grand Avenue attendees can also enjoy dessert drinks such as Brandy Alexanders and adult root beer floats.
- Grand Avenue Night Market hosted by Jet Tila and Brian Malarkey,Friday, August 26 – The evening will spotlight the street foods from the markets, carts, street stalls, and mom-and-pop joints that span the alleyways, city streets, and corners of every vibrant country from Taipei to Kuala Lumpur including Chefs Elizabeth Falkner, Jeffrey Lunak (Sumo Dog), Tin Vuong (Little Sister), Andrew Gruel (Slapfish), and Kevin Nashan (Sidney Street Café) to name a few.
- LIVE on Grand Avenue with Tyler Florence, Saturday, August 27 – The city will ignite with electrifying live musical performances, DJ sets, and exciting cuisine from chefs including Timothy Hollingsworth (Otium), Jason Dady (Jason Dady Restaurant Group), and Stephen Kalt (Spartina).
- Lexus Grand Tasting, Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28 – Gourmands and food-obsessed will be invited to spend a leisurely afternoon at Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar, with activations such as NFL Homegating’s “slider central” featuring toppings representing each of the 32 NFL teams. At the Lexus Grand Tasting, James Beard Award Winners Stephanie Izard and Laura Werlin will share their knowledge for cheese with attendees at the Lexus Cheese Shoppe, which will be similar to a high-end fromagerie during which attendees can sample a variety of North American cheeses.
On sale now, tickets for individual events range from $105-300, with additional package and VIP options. Please continue to visit LAFW.com for updates and details on full programming of events, chefs, wineries, sommeliers, and mixologists participating at the 6th Annual Los Angeles Food & Wine festival.
WHEN: Thursday, August 25 through Sunday, August 28, 2016
WHERE: Headquartered in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, with main events taking place directly in front of the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall and The Broad museum (with closures along Grand Avenue, between 1st and 3rd street),the 6th annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival will feature tastings, dinners, lunches, seminars, cooking demonstrations, and special events located across parts of greater Los Angeles, including Downtown, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Hollywood, and more.
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Meet me DTLA for the 6th Annual Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo with special pre-sale ticket pricing! It’s the most fun you’ll have that great for kids and kid’s at HEART!
It’s a blast to not only see Stan Lee but also meet and buy new comics and graphic novels, exclusive collectibles, get autographs and attend panels right in the heart of DTLA!
You can celebrate Star Trek’s 50th with cast favorites AND make lots of geek friends who love comic books, graphic novels, cosplay, cartoons and all things geek!
|Set Phasers to FUN!
In honor of the Star Trek 50th Anniversary, Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo is proud to announce the return of iconic actress and history maker Nichelle Nichols together with the legendary Walter Koenig for some classic Star Trek fun.
Of course, we haven’t forgotten Next Generation – Denise Crosby will be on hand to represent TNG. Don’t miss your chance to meet these national treasures!
LAST Chance to Save BIG!
Only a few days remain to take advantage of the best prices of the year for the coveted Comikaze 3-day tickets! The savings are substantial, but you have to act now – because on August 2nd at 11:59 pm SHARP the prices WILL go up!
She’s one of the most celebrated and prolific voice actresses in entertainment … Fresh off her stint as Batgirl in Batman: The Killing Joke, join us in giving a big Comikaze welcome to Tara Strong! Meet the amazing Tara – along with her countlss characters from My Little Pony, Teen Titans, Teen Titans Go!, DC Superhero Girls, Ultimate Spider-man, Fairly Odd Parents and Power Puff Girls.
Stay tuned as we continue to roll out the major stars, creative giants, mega attractions and mist-not-miss events that have become the hallmark of Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – and you can stay up to date!
…See you in October!
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