735 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Chef Jimmy Shaw of Lotería Grill is proud to debut two new concepts in Downtown LA that celebrate the lifestyle and flavors of Mexico. On December 13, 2013, Loteria Grill and Cantina and the new Torta Company are set to open their doors at the shopping location of FIGat7th. The two concepts are designed to provide easy breakfast, lunch, and dinner options for the downtown community.
Kicking off the opening festivities, Loteria Grill and the Torta Company will present an evening of Mexican music, food and featuring Casa Herradura cocktails on December 13, 2013. Held in the courtyard of the FIGat7th complex, ticket holders will sample menu selections from both concepts while taking in an exclusive headlining performance by La Santa Cecilia, recently named the “Best Latin Alternative Band of the Year” by LA Weekly. An opening musical performance will also be presented for early food and music revelers. Doors open for entrance at 7:00 p.m. To be included on the guest list, please email[email protected].
Loteria Grill fans will have an opportunity to win a VIP experience to the opening party on December 13th through a special social media promotion taking place December 1-December 10, 2013. To enter, Loteria Grill followers need to snap and share a photo on Instgram or Twitter from any Loteria Grill location and either tag @LoteriaGrill or use the hashtag #FIGat7th. Another way to participate is to like, comment or share a promotional photo that will be posted on Loteria Grill’s Facebook page December 1, 2013. After the contest concludes on December 10th, Loteria Grill will randomly select three lucky participants to receive a pair of VIP tickets to the event.
8818 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069
In "Burning the Midnight Oil, " word-wrangler extraordinaire Phil Cousineau has gathered an eclectic and electric collection of soulful poems and prose from great thinkers throughout the ages. Whether beguiling readers with glorious poetry or consoling them with prayers from fellow restless souls, Cousineau can relieve any insomniac's unease. From St. John of the Cross to Annie Dillard, Beethoven to "The Song of Songs, " this refreshingly insightful anthology soothes and inspires all who struggle through the dark of the night. These "night thoughts" vividly illustrate Alfred North Whitehead's liberating description of "what we do without solitude" and also evoke Henry David Thoreau's reverie, "Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake." The night writers in Cousineau's vesperal collection range from saints, poets, and shamans to astronomers and naturalists, and tells of ancient tales and shining passages from the most brilliant (albeit insomniac) writers of today. These poetic ponderances sing of the falling darkness, revel in dream-time, convey the ache of melancholy, conspire against sleeplessness, vanquish loneliness, contemplate the night sky, rhapsodize on love, and languorously greet the first rays of dawn. Notable night owls include Rabandranath Tagore, Mary Oliver, Manley Hopkins, Jorge Borges and William Blake.
695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101
The author of Manhunt presents a gripping minute-by-minute account of the day President John F. Kennedy was shot. In End of Days, he reveals Lee Harvey Oswald’s bizarre history of violence and follows John and Jacqueline Kennedy’s wildly successful swing through Texas and their fateful Dallas motorcade ride. He also takes us to the sixth-floor Texas Book Depository to look through Oswald’s rifle sights and re-creates the last hours of the doomed assassin & the days of the national mourning for the president.
631 W. 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance at CalArts presents its annual Winter Dance Concert. This evening of new dance features works by 2013 Herb Alpert-Award winning choreographer Julia Rhoads and CalArts faculty members Julie Bour and Colin Connor.
135 N. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
9:30am to 11:30am
In the spirit of the holidays, begin a new family tradition and treat your children to “Breakfast with Santa,” complete with a sumptuous buffet, children activity areas, gifts, a visit from Santa and his elves, plus more.
At The Music Center, Patina Catering will serve a buffet-style breakfast with highlights such as a buttermilk maple waffle station, Chino Ranch scrambled eggs, hand carved honey mustard ham, delicious Christmas desserts and cookies plus a complimentary mimosa or glass of champagne for the adults.
Adults, $55; Children, $25 (3 and under are free)
Family 4-pack: Two adults and two children for $135