Santa Monica and San Vicente, Los Angeles, CA
(SEPT 20-21) The 2014 Sunset Strip Music Festival will be headlined by Jane's Addition (performing its iconic "Nothing's Shocking" album) and Empire of the Sun, with appearances by Mayer Hawthorne, Kaiser Chiefs and Cold War Kids.
Hollywood Hills, West Hollywood, CA 90046
2:00pm to 5:00pm
he Laurel Foundation’s 1st Annual Wine Tasting Benefit will bring together 10 wineries from the of Northern and Southern California regions. The wineries represented are unique, boutique wineries that you will want in your wine cellar. Here is the opportunity to speak to a wine steward, the wineries themselves and really pick wines that match your specific tastes.
Held at a spectacular Hollywood Hills home, the event will have light food fare provided by Bread and Butter pared specifically for each wine and have Sommeliers and wine stewards present to educated guests on wines. In addition the event will host a Silent Auction of famous and local fine art photographers artwork.
Come network and mingle with local wine lovers, Sunday afternoon on September 21st, 2014. Wine tasting at its finest, without having to drive from winery to winery! And the wineries will be taking orders too!
EAT. DRINK. DO GOOD.
8818 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069
When June Melby was ten years old, her parents decided on a whim to buy the miniature golf course in the small Wisconsin town where they vacationed every summer. Without any business experience or outside employees, the family sets out to open Tom Thumb Miniature Golf to the public. Naturally, there are bumps along the way. In My Family and Other Hazards, Melby recreates all the squabbling, confusion, and ultimately triumph, of one family's quest to build something together, and brings to life the joys of one of America's favorite pastimes. In sharp, funny prose, we get the hazards that taunted players at each hole, and the dedication and hard work that went into each one's creation. All the familiar delights of summer are here--snowcones and popcorn and long days spent with people you love. Melby's relationship with the course is love-hate from the beginning, given the summer's freedom it robs her of, but when her parents decide to sell the course years later, her panicked reaction surprises even her. Now an adult living in Hollywood, having flown the Midwest long ago, she flies back to the course to help run it before the sale goes through, wondering if she should try to stop it. As the clock ticks, she reflects on what the course meant to her both as a child and an adult, the simpler era that it represents, and the particular pains of losing your childhood home, even years after you've left it