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Thursday, August 7


The Inn at Laguna Beach

211 North Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 92651

5:00pm to 9:00pm


Meet and Greet With Award-Winning Filmmaker & Enjoy Libations at The Inn’s Pacific Terrace

The Inn at Laguna Beach celebrates the Laguna Beach ArtWalk with an exclusive evening with renowned filmmaker Jason Baffa, as he presents his latest award-winning documentary, “Bella Vita.” On Thursday, August 7, the seaside hotel will host a complimentary evening of film, art and cocktails as part of the local monthly ArtWalk series.

Guests are invited to stop by The Inn’s Pacific Terrace throughout the evening to meet and mingle with the filmmaker about his new documentary that chronicles a surfer’s journey through Italy, revealing a modern world of culture, tradition and passion. Surfer, artist and environmentalist, Chris del Moro, who the film follows on an exploration through the Italian surf scene, will also be present for interviews.

Now in its 16th year, the Laguna Beach ArtWalk celebrates the town’s diverse cultural art scene with free exhibitions at participating local galleries and establishments on the first Thursday of every month.

Additional experiences include:

- Director curated framed movie stills and behind the scenes photographs from “Bella Vita” movie production
- Wine tasting by Zio Baffa wines imported from Italy by winemaker and surfer Piergiorgio Castellani, who is also profiled in the movie
- Italian style espresso drink tastings by Vittoria Coffee, renowned Australian-Italian coffee roasters and beverage partner

Recently renovated by Classic Hotels & Resorts, The Inn’s iconic location overlooking Main Beach puts guests walking distance to all that has made Laguna the center of California cool for decades – art, surfing, fresh cuisine, sand, sun and a relaxed outdoor lifestyle.

Thursday, August 7, 2014
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The Inn at Laguna Beach
211 North Pacific Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949) 497-9722

Admission is free; complimentary self-parking is available at The Inn at Laguna Beach, based on availability.

A free shuttle service for ArtWalk patrons is provided by the City of Laguna Beach. The stop nearest the hotel is the Laguna Art Museum. For more information, a map of shuttle stops and participating galleries, visit http://firstthursdaysartwalk.com.

Those traveling from out of town can take advantage of The Inn at Laguna Beach’s special ArtWalk weekend rate, offering a 10% discount on accommodations. For reservations, please visit www.innatlagunabeach.com and use promo code PROLBW.

About Jason Baffa:
Award winning filmmaker Jason Baffa has been working on his craft for more than 30 years. On the heels of his independent film successes with “One California Day” and “Singlefin: yellow,” Baffa continues to work as a director/director of photography and has shot multiple commercial and film assignments for advertisers, studios and other filmmakers. Baffa’s filmmaking background and work as a commercial director and cameraman, paired with his reputation as a modern surf-genre innovator, fuel Bella Vita with an intimate and romantic perspective woven among an awe-inspiring travel pictorial. www.jasonbaffafilms.com and www.bellavitafilm.com.

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Friday, August 8

Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament


800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015


The inaugural Nike 3ON3 Basketball Tournament came to the streets of L.A. LIVE, the premiere entertainment and sports district that surrounds STAPLES Center and Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, on August 7th, 2009. The inaugural tournament hosted over 500 teams and more than 13,000 players and spectators.

Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament has grown to become one of the largest 3ON3 street basketball tournaments and fan fests in Los Angeles. Annual participation in Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament exceeds 1,200 teams, 4,500 players and 25,000 spectators with participants and spectators coming from all over the country.

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Gregg Young & the 2nd Street Groove Jazz Band

The Dome Arclight Entertainment Center

6360 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, 90028

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Who: Gregg Young & the 2nd Street Groove Jazz Band
- Shore Records Recording Artist
- Smooth Jazz Artist of the Year, LA Music Awards
- Best of Jazz Nominee -1st Annual Hollywood Music Awards
- Winner Best Blues - Hollywood Music in Media Awards
- Winner Best Funk/Groove – Hollywood Music in Media Awards
- Best Latin Nominee – Hollywood Music in Media Awards
- Best Pop Nominee – Hollywood Music in Media Awards
- Best Jazz Nominee - Hollywood Music in Media Awards
- House Band, Dome Arclight Entertainment Center

What: Groove Jazz, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Blues, R&B, Reggae & Movie Themes.

When: Friday, August 8th, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm.

Where: The Dome Arclight Entertainment Center
6360 W. Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028

Why: 2014 Music on the Plaza Series and New Album Launch, “Live” The Trio on Shore Records

How: Gregg Young (Guitar), Kirkwood Coakley (Bass) and “T” Coakley (Keyboards).

Free admission & the public is invited.


Kat Wheeler
Marketing/PR Assistant
Band: 562.433.4858
[email protected]

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The Meatballs Of Comedy at Maggiano's

Maggiano's Little Italy-The Grove

189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, 90036

7:00pm to 9:00pm

Get ready for a magical evening of entertainment! Settle into the warm embrace of MAGGIANO’S LITTLE ITALY at The Grove on the historic Farmer’s Market in Los Angeles and be entertained by THE MEATBALLS OF COMEDY, Jimmy & Joey, America’s Funniest Italian Comedians! Jimmy & Joey are the hottest comedy team in the country and they will make you and your family laugh out loud all night long! Featuring Chef Eva and Maitre D’ Mel with special musical guests and the most delicious Italian food in Los Angeles such as Stuffed Chicken Florentine, Baked Ziti and Fresh Berry Tiramisu, this is a one of a kind experience not to be missed! Bring the kids AND the grandparents because everybody’s going to have a great time!!! COMEDY ITALIAN STYLE!!!

For Tickets: http://www.themeatballsofcomedy.com/
(Use Promo Code MEATBALLS for half price tickets)

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Riviera 31 Bar & Lounge (Sofitel Hotel)

8555 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90048

7:00pm to 12:00am

Black Apple Gallery’s co-directors, Eric Perlman and Jared Rothman are Street Art fans and collectors in Los Angeles with diverse professional backgrounds in arts and entertainment. Together, Perlman and Rothman strive to bring these notorious, many faceless, international, urban artists to the forefront of art culture in L.A. and nationwide.

The L.A. public can expect to see works from Pøbel, a pseudonymous name meaning Hooligan. The Norway-based artist was commissioned to decorate the country’s major railway stations, including its Capital of Oslo, yet the artist’s name and age have never been made public.

One of the more notable artists to be featured, and the only U.S. born Los Angeles-based artist in Black Apple Gallery’s “Contraband 2”, is Seizer One, who achieved stardom in the art world after appearing in the Oscar-nominated film “Exit Through the Gift Shop” directed by Banksy. While Seizer One typically only sells to private collectors, Black Apple Gallery will be the first to showcase his artworks in public, in Los Angeles, on August 8th.

Other artists include Sandra Chevrier from Canada, who premiered in Los Angeles at Black Apple Gallery’s Contraband debut in 2013. Making a name for herself in Montreal, this young and self-taught urban illustrator is a rising star, wildly popular in Europe, and most recently put her name on the graffiti map with her innovative “Cage” series of artistically masked and adorned women.

The show will also feature Ernest Zacharevic, a rising star of Lithuania’s urban art scene, whose pieces are refreshingly down-to-earth and engaging to the public. Always maintaining a sense of fun and playfulness in his craft, Zacharevic’s 3-D installations are whimsical and unsuspectingly eye-catching to all passersby. Black Apple Gallery is proud to debut Zacharevic and his spirited artistry to the US and Los Angeles.

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Event Philippe Raskin & Johannes Fleischmann in Concert

Villa Aurora

520 Pacific Palisades, Pacific Palisades, 90272

8:00pm to 10:00pm

Philippe Raskin & Johannes Fleischmann in Concert
Villa Aurora and the Austrian Consulate General present:

Philippe Raskin and Johannes Fleischmann met in August 2009 during the Pablo Casals Festival in Prades.
In 2010 they created the Raskin & Fleischmann (www.Two4music.com) Duo. Since then they have performed in Europe, Africa and South America.
Their concert at Villa Aurora is one stop on their tour to Bogota, Medellin, Mexico City and Oaxaca.


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Sonata for violin and piano, No. 32, B-flat major KV 454

Nino Rota
Sonata for violin and piano in G major

Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Sonata for violin and piano in G major, opus 6

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Saturday, August 9