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Friday, May 9



12:00pm to 6:00pm

The first annual Los Angeles Spirits Expo is coming to downtown Los Angeles May 9-10, 2014. The trade and consumer event will bring together craft spirit distillers, bartenders, bottlers, label makers, and the public for two days of seminars, tastings, and panel discussions at LA Center Studios. Exhibitors and attendees will have the opportunity to meet buyers, bloggers, bartenders, influencers, and writers who associate themselves with the craft spirit industry. The expo will host various exhibitors offering tastings of small batch distillers, as well as speakers who will provide new insight to the craft spirits industry and advice for breaking into the Los Angeles market.

The Los Angeles Spirits Expo is the brainchild of Maricela Lopez, who has been consulting with blogger and spirits expert Forrest Cokely about the concept for months. “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.” Cokely will be the head judge of the spirits competition between participating distillers, the winners of which will be announced on the second day of the expo.

The first day of the event, Friday, May 9, 2014, will be open to trade exhibitors and industry attendees only. Held from 12:00-5:00 pm, seminars include "Is the L.A. Market Right for Your Brand," "Choosing the Right Distributor," "How Craft Spirits/Micro Distillers are Making Their Mark in the L.A. Market," "Bottles and Labels," "Social Media and Your Brand," and "Alcohol Beverage Laws."

The second day, Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 1:00-6:00 p.m., is open to the public. Discussions include "’Bartender’” vs. ‘Mixologist’," "Women in Whiskey," "Tequila vs. Mezcal," and "Mixology: 101," led by Joel Black founder of Black Lab.

Industry/trade tickets for Friday, May 9th are $75, with an additional $20 add-on to attend the second day. Tickets for the event open to the public on Saturday, May 10th 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.

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Saturday, May 10

Sunday, May 11

Mother’s Day Royal-Tea Spa Package at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, LA

Ritz Carlton at LA Live

900 West Olympic Boulevard Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90015


Celebrate your mother with an afternoon “Tea At The Top” at WP24. Indulge in tea sandwiches and mini treats while taking in the amazing panoramic views of Los Angeles. Reservations are required. 

Mother’s Day Royal-Tea Spa Package at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Los Angeles

A luxurious Mother’s Day fit for a q ueen includes our Mother’s Day “Tea at the Top” in Wolfgang Puck’s WP24 followed by a 50-minute Signature Ritz-Carlton Massage and a Classic Manicure and Pedicure. Valet parking is included. Reservations are required.

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First Annual Bite at the Beach

MBS Media Campus

Manhattan Beach, 90266

2:00pm to 7:00pm

The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce is launching the first annual Bite at the Beach food and beer pairing event brought to you by Stella Artois. The event will premiere on May 17, 2014 from 2-7pm at the MBSMedia Campus in Manhattan Beach.  Tickets will go on sale today, April 1st, 2014 and can be purchased through the Manhattan Beach Chamber’s website.

Guests will indulge in signature bites from restaurants throughout the South Bay which will be paired with a specific craft beer. Some of the restaurants involved are top rated MB Post, Fishing with Dynamite, Darren’s Restaurant and Paul Martin’s American Grill to name a few. Local breweries include newcomers Ohana Brewing Company and Alosta Brewing Co. among others. Also debuting in this one of a kind event, will be a number of informative panel sessions hosted by Food Network Star contestant, Adam Gertler. “The Art and Craft of Beer Pairing” includes a panel of Cicerones and beer connoisseurs, such as Cyrena Nouzille of Ladyface Alehouse & Brasserie, that will teach the crowd the art of pairing beer with food and what to look for in a brew. The second panel, “Fun with BEER” will discuss the varied of beer such as utilizing it to wash your hair, marinating a steak and even fixing your lawn. Each panel will be comprised of top notch chefs and experts guaranteed to peak your interest.

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Monday, May 12

Thursday, May 15

Artopia 2014

Grand Central Market

317 Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

7:00pm to 11:00pm

LA Weekly presents Artopia 2014 at Grand Central Market in Downtown Los Angeles. Featuring food, music, drinks, fashion, film and live art installations, Artopia is celebration of the vibrant arts scene in Los Angeles. Partnering with movers and shakers in the downtown Los Angeles arts district, LA Weekly's Artopia is sure to shock and surprise you. You never know who or what you will meet and see!

LA Weekly's Artopia event is also a celebration of the LA Weekly Best of LA People Issue. Every city has its interesting people: the artists, the inventors, the dreamers, the visionaries; and this is L.A. Weekly's annual roundup of the city's most intriguing people. Issue on stands May 15th! Tickets to Artopia 2014 go on presale on March 25th at 10 am and on sale March 31st at 10 am.

Includes entry into the event at 7pm. Included in the price: beer, wine and liquor beverages, plus entertainment..
Early Bird Pricing:$30 (3/31 at 10 am to 4/20 at 11:59 pm)
Advance Pricing: $35 (4/21 at 12 am to 5/14 at 11:59 pm)
Day Of Pricing: $45*

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