The 8th Annual Taste of the Eastside Returns to Showcase the Culinary Diversity and Growing Food Scene from the Most Exciting Neighborhoods of Los Angeles
A food festival that has stood out since its inception, Taste of the Eastside, also known as TOTE for lovers and aficionados of good food and music is returning to celebrate the brilliant culinary evolvement of the East-Side and surrounding neighborhoods of Los Angeles on Sunday, April 29th, 2018 at the charming Los Angeles River Center and Gardens.
What began as an idea from a group of parents to raise money for Rose Scharlin Cooperative Nursery School, LA’s oldest co-op for kids and the primary beneficiary and organizer of TOTE has now turned into a hugely popular and highly regarded food festival that brings together the best food, drink, and entertainment LA has to offer. The East-Side of Los Angeles and surrounding areas are experiencing a unique culinary renaissance with many new restaurants emerging in the hip neighborhoods of Silverlake, Los Feliz, Atwater Village, Echo Park, Downtown, Highland Park, Eagle Rock and beyond.
Representing these diverse and exciting locales will be over 30 vendors, both newcomers and returning establishments, with something for everyone. Angelenos are sure to be familiar with some of the popular places bringing their tastiest offerings, including the cozy Los Feliz joint we all love, Little Dom’s, tasty Mexican spot, Diablo Taco, Silverlake’s delectable Chinese hidden gem, Fat Dragon, French neighborhood newcomer Melody, Eagle Rock’s New American Red Herring, Atwater’s Italian eatery, All’Acqua, savory and fresh Gigi’s Bakery, the sweet, sweet Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream and the scrumptious McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams with many more participants ready to serve up their best fare!
TOTE would not be complete without flights from the region’s finest, boutique wine merchants, Silver Lake Wines. Of course, there will be signature cocktails from Mohawk Bend and Greenbar Craft Distillery as well as refreshing beer pours from Eagle Rock Brewing, El Segundo Brewing Co. and Strand Brewing Co. KCRW DJ favorites Raul Campos, Anthony Valadez and Garth Trinidad will be spinning tunes for all music lovers, in addition to live music from Cousin Junebug, The Morning Yells and more. We are thrilled to announce this year’s addition of a local designer section including Dean Leather Accessories, Devon Leigh Jewelry and Sage LA Candles and Oils showcasing their creations and donating 25 percent of all proceeds to TOTE.
All proceeds from Taste of the Eastside will be donated to highly-deserving local organizations, including Rose Scharlin Cooperative Nursery School, The Pablove Foundation, and FOLAR, Friends of the LA River.
For another memorable Sunday basking in the sun with great music and indulging in irresistible food and drink, all the while supporting this wonderful cause get your tickets for Taste of The Eastside 2018!
List of 2018 Participants:
ALL’ ACQUA RESTAURANT
BARBRIX RESTAURANT & WINE BAR
BON VIVANT MARKET & CAFE
CENTO PASTA BAR
DAW YEE MYANMAR CORNER
DIABLO TACO + CANTINA
EAGLE ROCK BREWERY
EAGLE ROCK BREWERY PUBLIC HOUSE
EL SEGUNDO BREWING CO.
GIGI’S CAFE CUBANO
GO GET EM TIGER
GREEN BAR DISTILLERY
JENI’S SPLENDID ICE CREAM
MCCONNELL’S FINE ICE CREAMS
OKI POKI LA
SPOKE BICYCLE CAFÉ
SPREAD MEDITERRANEAN KITCHEN
STRAND BREWING CO
More about The Los Angeles River Center and Gardens: The Los Angeles River Center and Gardens has been home to TOTE now for the past three years, giving the festival a unique location and vibe. The venue, a stunning mission-style villa with lush landscaping, soothing fountains and meandering, tiled patios, provides a breathtaking backdrop for SoCal foodies to sample delicious offerings from some of LA’s hottest purveyors of food and drink. The lovely grounds are home to several non-profit organizations that aim to revitalize the Los Angeles River and promote sustainable living. It is located at 570 W Ave 26 #100, Los Angeles, CA 90065.
More about main beneficiary: Rose Scharlin Nursery School: Rose Scharlin is a cooperative Nursery School in Los Angeles’ Silver Lake area founded in 1939 with the distinction of being the very first cooperative nursery school in the City of Los Angeles and the model upon which local schools patterned themselves. It was founded in 1939 as the Echo Park Cooperative Nursery School, using the facilities of the Echo Park Playground but later merging with what was Lakeview Nursery School in Silverlake. The purpose is to provide a safe, secure and challenging environment for the children; to offer them a range of developmentally appropriate activities; and to reflect the diversity of backgrounds, our community and our world. They emphasize the process of parents and children learning and working together for the social, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual growth of all.
Sponsors and Partners of Taste of the Eastside 2018: Sponsers include Williams Homes (Gold), Tracy Do (Silver), Silverlake Neighborhood (Bronze), Gelson’s (Bronze) and Partners include Boxed Water, Los Angeles Magazine, Eco Products, LA River Studios, VOX Studios, RAM Board and Yelp.
The Hollywood Stars Gala Oscars® event was held on Sunday, March 4, inside the elegant ballroom of the newly completed Beverly Hills Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Celebrities and guests filled the ballroom in support of the evening’s theme “Women in Entertainment.”
“It was so great to see so many celebrities, producers, music industry people, guest support this fabulous event, and especially gratifying to see everyone here stepping up to bring female filmmakers onto equal standing, as they should have always been” said Steven Nia, Chairman and CEO of Wardour Studios. “We here at Wardour Studios are committed to aggressively keep the movement going forward as the industry enters this new era.”
Tables in the ballroom were decorated with gorgeous floral arrangements by George Ortega, Creative Floral Director of “Square Root,” which matched the elegance of the evening only the Waldorf Astoria could provide.
During the hosted VIP Cocktail Reception guests were able to catch glimpses of the Oscars® red carpet arrivals at the Dolby Theater on the screens around the room. While waiting for the Oscars® ceremony to begin, guests had the chance to smile and pose for the camera in the Socal Mirror Photo Booth, creating a memory of the nights’ celebration for them to take home.
When the Academy Awards hosted by Jimmy Kimmel started, those in attendance were invited to indulge in an exquisite dinner created by the Waldorf Astoria’s celebrity chef Jean-George, while watching the winners receive their Oscars® on large screens located around the ballroom.
Announced at the event was one of Wardour Studio’s newest Hollywood China co-productions, “Crossroads to Shaolin”. It is the story of a young American boxer who discovers how to be the true champion that he is at a Shaolin temple, helping him to go on to become world champion. Lee Baker is writing and directing the film, with Stephen Sobisky as visual effects supervisor, and Dan Katzman as producer.
“Steven and I are extremely grateful for all the wonderful participants, this evening, and we hope to be working with many of them soon”, said Angelina Leo, COO of Wardour Studios.
CREAM joins the Care Bears’ Colors of Caring celebration by creating ice cream sandwiches covered in Good Luck Bear clovers and filled with scoops of super-premium ice cream.
As part of their 2018 “Colors of Caring” campaign, the Care Bears partnered with the celebrated ice cream sandwich franchise CREAM (“Cookies Rule Everything Around Me”) for two exlusive ice cream sandwiches that launched on March 5th, available exlusively for this month only at select CREAM locations across the country.
To celebrate, CREAM’s North Holywood location hosted a kick-off event with games, giveaways, and celebrity appearance from Teddi Mellencamp from “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” on BRAVO along with her family.
Make sure to visit CREAM’s website Here for additional information on locations and follow them on Instagram: @cream_nation
Platform LA seems to have it all going on, and for good reason, with one of its highlight restaurants — Hayden. Hayden, a modern Los Angeles restaurant and wine bar, is helmed by chef and partner, Ari Kolender. Aptly named for the creative community of the Hayden Tract, the restaurant will highlight local California ingredients with European influences set in a relaxed and vibrant atmosphere. Hayden will offer a new wine program and Golden Hour, from 5 pm to 7pm, which will offer $1.50 oysters and $8 glasses of wines with special tastings with Beverage Director Anthony Cailan on Saturdays.
In addition, the exquisite restaurant continues to offer its can’t-miss light morning menu, including Chef Kolender’s signature waffles, Vittoria coffee, plus a menu of tartines, salads, and sandwiches throughout the day. During afternoons and evenings, diners can expect oysters, European canned seafood, and an extensive selection of new California wines, which will also be available throughout the day in Hayden’s wine shop.
About Anthony Cailan
Anthony Cailan, Hayden’s Beverage Director, focuses especially on natural California wines in the shop, and is one of the few sommeliers who chill red wine by the glass. With an extensive culinary background in some of the most popular and successful businesses and events across California and the country, Cailan lends his expertise to Hayden to create a rare and unforgettable experience for diners.
About Ari Kolender
Chef Kolender has cooked in some of the best kitchens in Los Angeles, including Providence and Red Medicine. Before opening Hayden, he worked at The Ordinary and Leon’s Fine Poultry & Oyster Shop in Charleston, where he was nominated for the James Beard Rising Star Chef award.
The design of the restaurant reflects the spirit of Kolender’s cooking. This focus on simple high-quality materials can be seen in the custom woodwork, handmade ceramic flatware, and an Italian marble bar. The Hayden team also collaborated with their neighbor, British designer Tom Dixon, on the lighting and furniture in the space.
Kolender summarized the spirit of the project: “Hayden was inspired by the neighborhood. From gallery owners to music producers to fashion designers, the Hayden Tract is full of entrepreneurs as well as up and coming artists. I want to create a gathering space for all of these people to come together and enjoy a great meal and an incredible bottle of wine any time of day. The food we cook at Hayden will be inspired by and reflect the diverse and elegant city in which we live.”
Location: 8820 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232 Hours: 12 pm – 9 pm daily Phone: (310) 593-4777
The University Art Museum at Cal State Long Beach presents Robert Irwin: Site Determined, exploring outdoor environmental projects. See the first exhibition to probe four decades of the artist’s evolution through rare drawings and models. A rare look into the inner workings of an iconoclast. The University Art Museum (UAM) at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) examines the practice of one of the most significant American artists of the postwar generation in Robert Irwin: Site Determined. This exhibition traces Irwin’s process development as he embraced the ambient environment itself as his medium in his outdoor site-responsive projects.
Robert Irwin: Site Determined reveals the artist’s process and demonstrates how he used landscape as muse and upheld observer as collaborator. It becomes clear, while viewing the multitude of the artist’s plans, that Irwin sees plays of light and spatial shifts as opportunities for a particular type of discovery, from visual perception, to environmental participation, to situational revelation. The artist establishes a new space for interaction-driven creative insight. With reverence for the outdoor environment comes a new way of art making—one that is intimate and full of affect. The story of Irwin’s growth is accompanied by the journey of the viewer, as they come to understand how their perception plays a role in art appreciation—an appreciation that contributes to a collective sense of place. Robert Irwin: Site Determined allows the viewer to stand alongside Irwin in these aesthetic inquiries, to recognize their body in space and realize the profundity of their own dynamic interactions with environment around them.
Window Wall (1975), is located on the CSULB campus.
Robert Irwin: Site Determined begins with his 1975 drawing for Window Wall, in the moment when Irwin “broke the frame,” turning the ambient environment itself into his medium. The exhibition traces his continued site-responsive experimentation over several decades, examining the development of projects now beloved, such as the Getty Central Garden and Untitled (dusk to dawn) in Marfa, Texas, as well as projects that were never actualized. Unrealized projects, like the Arts Enrichment Master Plan for the Miami International Airport, are unknown to the public, and these drawings and models are the only way someone can experience them. The artist writes that site determined art, “draws all of its cues (reasons for being) from its surroundings. This requires the process to begin with an intimate, hands-on reading of the site.” “A quiet distillation of all of this,” he adds, “determines all the facets of the ‘sculptural response.’” In this way, the artist relinquishes agency to the environment itself, commits to a conditional practice, and becomes a leading voice in contemporary art.
Robert Irwin: Site Determined invites the visitor to witness Irwin’s thinking as he developed unique responses to different sites. Almost all the drawings and architectural models of projects dating from 1975 to 1982 are in the context of university campuses, where foot traffic would energize the works. The figure above shows his drawing for Two Running Violent V Forms, with its initial pink coloring. The project was installed within a wooded area on the campus of UC San Diego. Irwin shifted his color choice and highlighted the natural blues of the site; indigo transparent scrims pulled tautly between seven poles captured the sky within the trees. Here we see the artist’s penchant for reframing the landscape to create a new sense of the environment. The infinite possible perceptions of the micro and macro create the logical framework for the artist’s ambitious Miami International Airport commission proposal; derived from the tropical South Florida surroundings, the project plans showcase the artist’s sense of aesthetic order, from petal, to stalk, to stream. Although the project was never realized, the care with which creative choices were made is clear in these drawings, in each element snaking from the terminals to the gardens. In the Central Garden of the J. Paul Getty Center, Irwin applied the lessons of the Miami project with spiraling greenery around a walkable labyrinth. Several drawings and an architectural model guide the viewer through the developing conception of Irwin’s monumental, “modern garden,” as he termed it.
Robert Irwin: Site Determined also draws parallels between the artist’s aesthetic evolution and widening conceptions of his practice. The exhibition underscores his exploration of chromatic vibrancy and development as a draughtsman in the planning of his most ambitious projects. The UAM invites the viewer to observe the artist’s increasing creative freedom and expanding artistic range. The exhibition culminates with twenty drawings and two architectural models for one of Irwin’s most important site-determined works, Untitled (dusk to dawn), completed in 2016 in Marfa, Texas. The project, at one time drawn with bright orange hues, was ultimately built in a monochromic palette upon the ruins of the Fort D.A. Russell hospital building on the campus of the Chinati Foundation. Although he ultimately decided against the use of color as shown here in Marfa Color Plan (2002), Irwin used the lack of roof and windowpanes to his advantage; hanging translucent scrim panels in the black and white hallways, the artist created an illuminated and ephemeral space that mediates between indoor and outdoor. The crawling dance of light and shadow in this acclaimed project creates its own color, when examined closely. The Chinati Foundation building’s art and architecture inspire long, lingering looks, deep reflection by the viewer, and represent a high point in the artist’s esteemed career. The drawings presented in the exhibition lead the viewer through the artist’s process as the project evolved, giving the viewer a rare glimpse into Irwin’s thinking in the development of his masterpieces.
This exhibition is organized by the University Art Museum, CSULB, and is curated by Dr. Matthew Simms, Professor of Art History, CSULB. Simms is editor of Robert Irwin, Notes Toward a Conditional Art (Getty 2011) and author of Robert Irwin: A Conditional Art (Yale 2016).
The exhibition opens to the public on Monday, January 29 and is on view until April 15, 2018, after which it will travel to the Pratt Institute of Architecture.
Acknowledgements The UAM would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to those who generously provided financial support to the exhibition and catalogue publication. Exhibition, publication, and programming funding was granted by the Contemporary Collectors of Orange County, the Pasadena Art Alliance, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the Port of Long Beach, the Arts Council for Long Beach, the City of Long Beach, and the Miller Foundation. Additional support was provided by the Museum Studies Program at the CSULB; the CSULB Instructionally Related Activities Fund; CSULB Associate Students, Inc.; the Ware Endowment; the Charles and Elizabeth Brooks Endowment; the Constance W. Glenn Fund for Exhibition and Education Programs; Dr. Ronald and Sylvia Hartman, Donna Mills, and Brian Cooke. The “Window Wall” conservation project is made possible by generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Elaine Ridder, Tom and Barbara Peckenpaugh, Dr. Ronald and Sylvia Hartman, Michael and Susan Davis, Michael and Lynn Stearns, Helen and Stanley Molles, and Judy Ross. The UAM is also indebted to the Getty Conservation Institute, Rosa Lowinger and Associates, and Facilities Management at CSULB for partnering with us on the conservation.
Events UAM @ Noon Gallery Talk with Matthew Simms Wednesday, February 21, 12-1 p.m. | Location: UAM Main Gallery
Join us for an exhibition walkthrough with Art History Professor Matthew Simms, Curator of Robert Irwin: Site Determined. Professor of Art History at CSU Long Beach. Simms holds a PhD in Art History from Harvard University (1998). In addition to being author and editor of the aforementioned leading books on Irwin, he also conducted a landmark oral history interview with Irwin under the auspices of the Archives of American Art, Washington, DC (2014). Most recently, Simms authored of the first scholarly monograph on Irwin’s art and career, Robert Irwin: A Conditional Art, published in 2016 by Yale University Press.
In Conversation: Practice, Process, and Projects with Walter Hood Thursday, March 8, 7-9 p.m. | Location: UAM Front Plaza
The UAM and the Department of Design have partnered to present a talk by Walter Hood as part of the Duncan Anderson Design Lecture Series.
Walter Hood is the award-winning Creative Director and Founder of Hood Design Studio in Oakland, CA. He is also a professor at the University of California, Berkeley and lectures internationally. Hood Design Studio is tripartite practice, working across art + fabrication, design + landscape, and research + urbanism. The resulting urban spaces and their objects act as public sculpture, creating new apertures through which to see the surrounding emergent beauty, strangeness, and idiosyncrasies. The Studio’s award winning work has been featured in publications including Dwell, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fast Company, Architectural Digest, Places Journal, and Landscape Architecture Magazine. Walter Hood is also a recipient of the 2017 Academy of Arts and Letters Architecture Award.
In Conversation: Site Determined – An Unfolding in Time with Sally Yard Wednesday, April 11, 7-9 p.m. | Location: UAM Front Plaza
Sally Yard is Professor of Art History, University of San Diego. She writes about art since the Second World War and researches the interconnectedness of public art, its time, and its terrain. Yard is the author of Christo: Oceanfront (Princeton University Press) and contributing essayist in Robert Irwin (Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and Rizzoli, 1993); Museum as Muse (Museum of Modern Art, New York and Abrams, 1999); along with Private Time in Public Space (1998), Fugitive Spaces (2002), and A Dynamic Equilibrium: In Pursuit of Public Terrain (2007).
About the Catalogue – Robert Irwin: Site Determined Robert Irwin: Site Determined is the first book to focus on the role drawings and models have played in the artist’s creative process. It includes projects on college campuses; his major, yet never realized, commission for the Miami International Airport; the Central Garden at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles; and the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas, a monumental artwork that brilliantly connects viewers to the land and sky, and one of Irwin’s most ambitious works to date. Throughout this collection of drawings and models of magnificent, groundbreaking projects, readers will come to see Irwin as a visionary artist and brilliant draftsman. It is published by the University Art Museum at California State University, Long Beach and DelMonico Books•Prestel. The richly illustrated catalogue includes historical and interpretive essays written by specialists on Irwin’s art. The authors include: Matthew Simms, Professor of Art History at CSU Long Beach. He is the editor of Notes Toward a Conditional Art: The Writings of Robert Irwin (Getty, 2011). He recently conducted a landmark oral history interview with Irwin under the auspices of the Archives of American Art, Washington, DC (2014). Sally Yard, Professor of Art History at the University of San Diego. Yard holds an MA and a PhD in Art and Archeology from Princeton University. Her work focuses on the relationship of art and public space. Selected published works include essays in Robert Irwin (Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and Rizzoli, 1993) and A Dynamic Equilibrium: In Pursuit of Public Terrain (2007) Ed Schad, writer and curator living in Los Angeles. He writes for Art Review, Art Slant, and The Brooklyn Rail, among other publications. He is Associate Curator and Publication Manager at the Broad, Los Angeles. He holds an MA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Written by Amanda Fruta Public Affairs & Communications Specialist University Art Museum, CSU Long Beach 1250 Bellflower Blvd Long Beach, CA 90814 Amanda.firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 SHE ROCKS AWARDS Friday, January 26, 2018 The House of Blues Anaheim, Anaheim CA 6:30pm – 10:00pm
2018 honorees (top row): Melissa Etheridge, The B-52’s Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson, Exene Cervenka, Karla Redding-Andrews (middle row): Vanessa Mering, Fanny: Patti Quatro Ericson, Jean Millington Adamian, Brie Howard Darling, June Millington and Alice de Buhr; Dawn Birr (bottom row): Fabi Reyna, Amberly Crouse-Knox, Kristy Porter, Candace Stewart, and co-hosts Kat Corbett and Laura B. Whitmore
The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN), proudly announces the 2018 She Rocks Awards honorees. Paying tribute to women in the music industry, the sixth annual She Rocks Awards at the NAMM Show will debut at its new home, the House of Blues Anaheim, on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 at 6:30p.m.
The 2018 She Rocks Awards recipients include:
Melissa Etheridge, Grammy® Award- and Academy® Award-winning artist
The B-52s Katie Pierson & Cindy Wilson, original members of one of the most beloved party rock bands of all time
Karla Redding-Andrews, Executive Director for The Otis Redding Foundation
Exene Cervenka, vocalist for the iconic punk band, X
Amberly Crouse-Knox, Senior Director of Creative and Business Development, BMG Production Music
Jean Millington Adamian, June Millington, Brie Howard Darling, Patti Quatro Ericson and Alice de Buhr of the pioneering all-female American rock band, Fanny
Candace Stewart, Studio Manager, EastWest Studios in Hollywood
Dawn Birr, Channel Manager for the Americas, Sennheiser Business Solutions
Fabi Reyna, Founder and Editor of She Shreds Media
Vanessa Mering, Marketing Manager, HARMAN Professional
Kristy Porter, Guitar Center’s Director of Merchandising, General Accessories & Media
The event will be co-hosted by Kat Corbett, DJ on KROQ in Los Angeles, where she hosts the midday show and local music show, Locals Only, and host for Sirius XM. She’ll be joined by WiMN founder Laura B. Whitmore.
Gearing up for its sixth consecutive year, the She Rocks Awards pays tribute to women who display leadership and stand out within the music industry, and has become a standard at the NAMM Show. Previous award recipients include female industry leaders such as Colbie Caillat, Ronnie Spector, Sheila E, The Bangles, Shirley Manson, Esperanza Spalding, Chaka Khan, Jennifer Batten, Karmin, Orianthi, Dinah Gretsch, Craigie Zildjian, and more.
The She Rocks Awards brings together industry professionals, music icons, artists, fans and media to celebrate women in music. This high-energy evening includes live music, awards and speeches, celebrity appearances, a fabulous silent auction, food and beverages, giveaways, amazing gift bags and more!