8818 SUNSET BLVD., WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069
Before the charismatic John Duval Gluck, Jr. came along, letters from New York City children to Santa Claus were destroyed, unopened, by the U.S. Post Office. Gluck saw an opportunity, and created the Santa Claus Association. The effort delighted the public, and for 15 years money and gifts flowed to the only group authorized to answer Santa s mail. Gluck became a Jazz Age celebrity, rubbing shoulders with the era’s movie stars and politicians, and even planned to erect a vast Santa Claus monument in the center of Manhattan until Gotham s crusading charity commissioner discovered some dark secrets in Santa’s workshop. The rise and fall of the Santa Claus Association is a caper both heartwarming and hardboiled, involving stolen art, phony Boy Scouts, a kidnapping, pursuit by the FBI, a Coney Island bullfight, and above all, the thrills and dangers of a wild imagination. It’s also the larger story of how Christmas became the extravagant holiday we celebrate today, from Santa’s early beginnings in New York to the country’s first citywide Christmas tree and Macy s first grand holiday parade. The Santa Claus Man is a holiday tale with a dark underbelly, and an essential read for lovers of Christmas stories, true crime, and New York City history (Lyons Press)
603 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, CA
8:00pm to 12:00am
SALUTE! E.P. & L.P. STIRS UP ITALIAN GUEST BARTENDER TAKEOVER AT FRANKIE’S PRIVATE BAR ON MONDAY, NOV. 30
World renowned mixologists Vincenzo Marianella and Enzo Cangemi craft original Campari cocktails with traditional Italian ingredients such as Orange Marmalade, Thyme, Truffle Salt Water, and more
WHAT: On Monday, November 30 from 8 pm – 12 am, E.P. & L.P.
—West Hollywood’s Asian eating house and LP Rooftop—host celebrated mixologists Vincenzo Marianella and Enzo Cangemi for a one-night-only Italian-inspired guest bartender takeover curated by EP & LP’s Beverage Director, Alex Straus. The original beverage menu ($10 each) will feature Campari cocktails with traditional Italian ingredients such as Orange Marmalade, Thyme, Truffle Salt Water, and more.
The $10 specialty drink selections at this month’s iteration of the Frankie’s Bar Takeover will include:
50 Special – Campari, Rye, Orange Marmalade, Lemon, Lager Beer, Thyme
Reggae It Up – Appleton Estate Jamaican Rum, Cinzano1757 Campari, Walnut Bitters, Black Peppercorn
Me dijo mi Suegra... – Espolon Blanco Tequila, Frangelico, Guava Nectar, Espresso, Jalapeño
Via Roma – Gin, Cinzano Bianco, Lime, Cucumber Bitters, Truffle Salt Water
Guests can also pair beverages with Executive Chef Louis Tikaram’s modern Asian street food-inspired menu ($10 each) such as Lou’s Dogg, L.P. Nachos, Turmeric Pork Skewers, and more.
Additionally, the next installation of the monthly guest bartender series will feature a festive cocktail takeover with New York City’s Holiday Cocktail Lounge, Danny Leff, and Erik Trickett on Monday, December 28.
The Vincenzo Marianella and Enzo Cangemi Italian takeover takes place on Monday, November 30 from 8pm – 12am
The Holiday Cocktail Lounge will pop-up on Monday, December 28 from 8pm – 12am
WHO: Featured Guest Bartenders:
Vincenzo Marianella | Copa d’Oro, Los Angeles
Marianella, the “Godfather of Cocktails” trained in Australia, New York, and London before crafting cocktails at Michelin-starred Providence, the Doheny (now Caña Rum Bar), Copa d’Oro, and more. When he's not behind the bar, he's cruising around on his Yamaha Super Ténéré, taking weeks off at a time to visit distilleries around the country on his bike
Enzo Cangemi | Babbalucci, New York City
Enzo’s personal style emphasizes fresh, aromatic ingredients mixed in new and innovative ways. He evokes his childhood memories of his family garden for the smells and tastes that he uses as the basis of his cocktails.
643 La Cienga, 643 La Cienga, 0
7:00pm to 10:30pm
Musicians On Call is embarking on the first-of-its-kind, four city Rock The Room Tour and we want to bring you along! The tour will raise awareness of the impact music has on healing, honor leaders in entertainment and philanthropy and raise funds for Musicians On Call in order to continue making a difference in the lives of patients through our unique “bedside tours” in hospitals.
Our next stop will be Los Angeles on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at Greystone Manor. Our Los Angeles event on December 1st at Greystone Manor will honor Phil Guerini, VP, Music Strategy Disney Channels Worldwide and GM, Radio Disney Networks, with the "Golden Ukelele" for the Leadership in Music Award and Multi-Platinum selling artist Rachel Platten with the Music Heals Award. We will also honor longtime Musicians On Call volunteers Kenli Mattus and Daniela Mattus for their help in launching our expansion to Los Angeles. We'll cap the night off with a special performance from Rachel Platten and rising star Tori Kelly!