Everyone is invited to join a free salsa dance lesson in the center of the park followed by a community dance to live music. International salsa band, Orquestra Tabaco Y Ron will be performing live music throughout the evening and Cristian Oviedo will lead a 45-minute dance class along with his partner, Maria Zhukovskaya, followed by an opportunity for everyone to dance and enjoy the music, regardless of level of skill.
302 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, 90405
Celebrating the 51st anniversary of Bob Dylan’s first appearance at The Newport Folk Festival, this film captures the full and complete performances of Bob Dylan at that famed Festival from his 1963 debut to his ‘turning electric’ in 1965. For true fans of Bob Dylan in his earliest years, this film is an unforgettable experience. Also featuring Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, and an amazing Mike Bloomfield, this is a time capsule of Bob Dylan becoming more conscious of his artistry. His transformations year after year is startling and a sign of many more great things to come.
1323-A 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, 90401
6:45pm to 8:30pm
GEEKING OUT is a comedy & storytelling show that brings crazy-talented writers, comedians, storytellers, and actors together for a night of hardcore nerding out on the things that they obsess over. Join us for a fun-filled night of true tales and PowerPoint presentations that embrace the undying enthusiasm and unchallengeable knowledge of a SUPERFAN!
* Graham Elwood (Comedy Film Nerds, The High Road with Doug Benson)
* Emily Heller (Conan, John Oliver’s New York Stand-up Show)
* John Flynn (UCB’s Nights of Our Lives, Oh Hey Guys)
And maybe a surprise guest or two!
GEEKING OUT is hosted by:
* Samm Levine (Freaks and Geeks, Inglourious Basterds)
* Kerri Doherty (Entertainment Weekly’s TV Recaps)
Doors at 6:45PM, Show time 7:00PM
For the fourth straight year, the Los Angeles Food & Wine festival, presented by FOOD & WINE magazine, returns to Downtown Los Angeles, one of the country’s premier cultural destinations. The culinary world’s most recognized names and faces will come together for an epicurean kaleidoscope of festivities that will take over the heart of Los Angeles for a three-night, four-day extravaganza.
Thoughtfully curated, each moment of the festival will bring a one-of-a-kind opportunity for guests to have access to award-winning celebrity chefs paired with music performances from nationally recognizable artists. Guests will savor acclaimed cuisine from over 100 celebrity and world-class chefs, and over 200 wines curated from prestigious wineries.
Locals and visitors alike will experience the cultural diversity of Los Angeles’s culinary scene within this inclusive setting. Additionally, Los Angeles Food & Wine will also feature events taking place throughout greater Los Angeles during the four-day celebration—from Beverly Hills to Santa Monica—as participants have the opportunity to partake in themed lunches and marquee chef collaborations. Tickets will be available for pre-sale to Chase Sapphire card members starting on June 16th through June 18th and to the general public on June 19, 2014. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.lafw.com including full- and half-day packages, as well as specialty ticketed events throughout the city.
1310 11th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
6:00pm to 8:00pm
This fall, Sam Harris will stage a series of live events—in Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco—to coincide with the publication of his new book, Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion. Each event will be held in a state-of-the-art theater and consist of a lecture and extensive Q&A. Everything will be recorded, and the footage will be edited and combined with supporting material to produce an online course. All attendees will receive a special edition of Waking Up, a signed bookplate, a download of the unabridged audio book, and full access to the online course. A catered cocktail reception will follow each talk.