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Los Angeles Spirits Expo

Los Angeles Center Studios

1201 West Fifth Street , Los Angeles, CA

12:00pm to 6:00pm

The first ever Los Angeles Spirits Expo will celebrate craft spirits by bringing together distillers, bartenders, bottlers, label makers and the public over two days in May for seminars, tastings and panel discussions.

On May 9 and 10 at L.A. Center Studios in downtown L.A., the expo will host exhibitors serving tastings of small batch spirits, and speakers will offer insight to the burgeoning craft spirit industry.

"It's a forum for producers, where in one place they can discuss the micro-distillery movement that has boomed," says organizer Maricela Lopez. It's a place for new producers coming to market to gather information, Lopez says. How to get a distributor, how to package, how to brand and market.

"Having worked on the marketing side of the spirits industry, I know first-hand the challenges of breaking into the L.A. market and wanted to create a supportive place where those in the business can exchange ideas and learn from each other."

Forrest Cokely, of A Drink With Forrest, will be the head judge of the International Craft Spirits Awards, a spirits competition between participating distillers.

The first day of the event, Friday, May 9, will be open to trade exhibitors and industry attendees only. Seminars include "How Craft Spirits/Micro Distillers Are Making Their Mark in the L.A. Market," "Bottles and Labels," "Social Media and Your Brand," "Alcohol Beverage Laws" and more.

The second day, Saturday, is open to the public. Discussions include "Women in Whiskey," "Tequila vs. Mezcal" and "Mixology: 101," led by Joel Black, founder of Black Lab.

Trade tickets for Friday, May 9, are $75, with an additional $20 add-on to attend the second day. Tickets for the public on Saturday, May 10, are $60 for general admission or $75 for an all-access pass to all seminars. A percentage of proceeds will go to Club 21, a charity organization that provides a support system to families with children with Down Syndrome.

For more information and tickets, go to www.LASpiritsExpo.com.

Los Angeles Times by Betty Hallock

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Los Angeles Spirits Expo

Los Angeles Center Studios

1201 West Fifth Street , Los Angeles, CA

12:00pm to 6:00pm

The first ever Los Angeles Spirits Expo will celebrate craft spirits by bringing together distillers, bartenders, bottlers, label makers and the public over two days in May for seminars, tastings and panel discussions.

On May 9 and 10 at L.A. Center Studios in downtown L.A., the expo will host exhibitors serving tastings of small batch spirits, and speakers will offer insight to the burgeoning craft spirit industry.

"It's a forum for producers, where in one place they can discuss the micro-distillery movement that has boomed," says organizer Maricela Lopez. It's a place for new producers coming to market to gather information, Lopez says. How to get a distributor, how to package, how to brand and market.

"Having worked on the marketing side of the spirits industry, I know first-hand the challenges of breaking into the L.A. market and wanted to create a supportive place where those in the business can exchange ideas and learn from each other."

Forrest Cokely, of A Drink With Forrest, will be the head judge of the International Craft Spirits Awards, a spirits competition between participating distillers.

The first day of the event, Friday, May 9, will be open to trade exhibitors and industry attendees only. Seminars include "How Craft Spirits/Micro Distillers Are Making Their Mark in the L.A. Market," "Bottles and Labels," "Social Media and Your Brand," "Alcohol Beverage Laws" and more.

The second day, Saturday, is open to the public. Discussions include "Women in Whiskey," "Tequila vs. Mezcal" and "Mixology: 101," led by Joel Black, founder of Black Lab.

Trade tickets for Friday, May 9, are $75, with an additional $20 add-on to attend the second day. Tickets for the public on Saturday, May 10, are $60 for general admission or $75 for an all-access pass to all seminars. A percentage of proceeds will go to Club 21, a charity organization that provides a support system to families with children with Down Syndrome.

For more information and tickets, go to www.LASpiritsExpo.com.

Los Angeles Times by Betty Hallock

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Los Angeles Spirits Expo

Los Angeles Center Studios

1201 West Fifth Street , Los Angeles, CA

12:00pm to 6:00pm

The first ever Los Angeles Spirits Expo will celebrate craft spirits by bringing together distillers, bartenders, bottlers, label makers and the public over two days in May for seminars, tastings and panel discussions.

On May 9 and 10 at L.A. Center Studios in downtown L.A., the expo will host exhibitors serving tastings of small batch spirits, and speakers will offer insight to the burgeoning craft spirit industry.

"It's a forum for producers, where in one place they can discuss the micro-distillery movement that has boomed," says organizer Maricela Lopez. It's a place for new producers coming to market to gather information, Lopez says. How to get a distributor, how to package, how to brand and market.

"Having worked on the marketing side of the spirits industry, I know first-hand the challenges of breaking into the L.A. market and wanted to create a supportive place where those in the business can exchange ideas and learn from each other."

Forrest Cokely, of A Drink With Forrest, will be the head judge of the International Craft Spirits Awards, a spirits competition between participating distillers.

The first day of the event, Friday, May 9, will be open to trade exhibitors and industry attendees only. Seminars include "How Craft Spirits/Micro Distillers Are Making Their Mark in the L.A. Market," "Bottles and Labels," "Social Media and Your Brand," "Alcohol Beverage Laws" and more.

The second day, Saturday, is open to the public. Discussions include "Women in Whiskey," "Tequila vs. Mezcal" and "Mixology: 101," led by Joel Black, founder of Black Lab.

Trade tickets for Friday, May 9, are $75, with an additional $20 add-on to attend the second day. Tickets for the public on Saturday, May 10, are $60 for general admission or $75 for an all-access pass to all seminars. A percentage of proceeds will go to Club 21, a charity organization that provides a support system to families with children with Down Syndrome.

For more information and tickets, go to www.LASpiritsExpo.com.

Los Angeles Times by Betty Hallock

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Saturday, May 10

Metro Sponsors “Old Roots, New Routes Ride,” led by C.I.C.L.E. and the Eastside Bike Club!

Rosemead Boulevard

Rosemead Boulevard, south of Las Tunas Drive, Temple City, 91780

10:30am to 12:00pm

Explore new routes in Temple City by returning to the city’s roots!

On Saturday, May 10, through a sponsorship by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), C.I.C.L.E. (Cyclists Inciting Change thru LIVE Exchange), along with the Eastside Bike Club, will lead a community bicycle ride, “Old Roots, New Routes Ride!” As part of the Rosemead Boulevard Grand Opening (GO) celebration, participants will explore Temple City’s past, present and future by riding through Los Angeles County’s newest cycle tracks to explore it’s unique history. This ride will make one stop at Temple City Park for an open-air museum exhibit curated by the Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum.

As with all C.I.C.L.E. rides, this ride is family-friendly, leisurely paced and will return to the starting point after the event. C.I.C.L.E. rides are fully supported, led by trained Ride Leaders, an EMT, and volunteers. Prior to the ride we will address safe street riding and group ride etiquette to ensure smooth sailing. This ride is under 4 miles and will return to the festival in time for participants to enjoy the remaining festivities.

When: Saturday, May 10, 2014

Time: Meet at 10:30 a.m., the ride will leave promptly at 11 a.m. and will return by 12 p.m.

Where: Rosemead Boulevard, south of Las Tunas Drive, Temple City, CA 91780

Accessible by: Metro buses 78, 79, 266, 378, 487 and 489

What to bring: Bring water, a snack, and a bicycle in good working order. This ride is FREE and open to anyone, but all participants should be able to ride a bike safely with the ability to brake, change gears, and balance while stopping and starting. All participants under 18 MUST wear a helmet and be escorted by a parent or guardian. Children under age 8 should be on a tag-a-long, bike trailer, tandem, or other safe child-carrying device to participate in the ride.

About C.I.C.L.E.: Cyclists Inciting Change thru Live Exchange (C.I.C.L.E.) is a nonprofit organization working to promote the bicycle as a viable, healthy, and sustainable transportation choice.

About Metro: Metro is the planner, operator and builder of LA County’s expanding public transportation system. The agency plays an important role in bicycle planning across LA County, funding more than $155.5 million for bicycle projects since 1993, facilitating first mile/last mile connections to transit and supporting bicycle transportation through various policies and programs. Metro’s sponsorship of C.I.C.L.E. events helps fulfill the agency’s goals of encouraging bicycle trips and promoting safe cycling skills.

About Eastside Bike Club: ESBC is a Family Friendly community Bike Club in Northeast Los Angeles founded by Carlos Morales in June 2008 with eight members. Morales weighed 400 lbs. at the time, and credits cycling for saving his life. The group has evolved to over 400 members & supporters of all ages and abilities. ESBC holds weekly rides and offers a bike safety education program. Morales has followed his passion for cycling, and is now the owner of STANS BIKE SHOP in Monrovia, CA located in the San Gabriel Valley, with an emphasis on changing peoples lives by creating a chain reaction one mile at a time.

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West Coast BBQ Classic at The Queen Mary

QUEEN MARY OF LONG BEACH

1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802

11:00am to 6:00pm

The Queen Mary welcomes back the West Coast BBQ Classic for an afternoon of finger lickin’ food for the whole family on Saturday, May 10 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The West Coast BBQ Classic is where barbeque experts and amateurs convene for a showdown full of flavor featuring the best in smoking, grilling and all around BBQ.

General admission tickets are $10 online or $15 at the door for adults, and $5 for children ages 4-11. Children 3 & under are free. Event parking is $12.

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