Eat See Hear

Eat See Hear

WHAT:  Eat|See|Hear, the original traveling outdoor cinema series, presents the Oscar-winning 1996 black comedy thriller, FARGO. Set in 1987 Minnesota, the Coen Brothers modern classic follows the story of car salesman Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy) who has gotten himself in so much debt that he hires two thugs (Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare) to kidnap his own wife. The Academy Award-winner for Best Picture has gone on to spawn three seasons of the critically-acclaimed Fargo television show. Projected on to the largest inflatable movie screen on the West Coast, the film will follow a musical performance by sleek and smokey L.A. vocalist Glory Daze (the moniker of singer/songwriter Lea Beiley). Food trucks on hand for the event will include Vchos, the Pudding Truck, Rice Balls of Fire, Wise BBQ, and Deli Dr.

WHEN: Saturday, August 10, 2019

WHERE: Autry Museum of the American West at 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027

TICKETS: Tickets for Eat|See|Hear are $14 for general admission with advance online purchase or $16 at the door, and $8 for kids aged 12 and under. Children under age 5 are welcome to join for free. The festival also offers tickets to its signature Fashionably Late section for $21 (advance purchase only) which gives ticketholders access to premium seating up front. As always, dogs are welcome to accompany their humans for free.

ABOUT: Eat|See|Hear, a Los Angeles Times signature event, brings outdoor movies, food trucks and live music entertainment to iconic Los Angeles venues each summer. The eighth annual event series presented by SHOWTIME Networks features up-and-coming bands from the local music scene, a range of food trucks and the largest inflatable movie screen on the west coast with the highest quality HD-projection, a 52-foot wide image and professional sound. Select locations include beer and wine bars and all welcome dogs. For more information follow @EatSeeHear (#eatseehear) and visit eatseehear.com.

Immersive Outdoor Concert

Immersive Outdoor Concert

The Culver Stairs

Immersive outdoor concert to engage communities in a journey of connection

‘Intrinsic Strings’ – A site-specific immersive concert experience will take place on August 24th, 2019 between 6-7.30pm at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook in Culver City. The free event will integrate live orchestral musicians and virtual reality in a unique setting in an exploration of what brings people together, inspires them and reminds them to appreciate life’s moments. Featuring music by LA-based contemporary film and video game composers; Jeff Rona, Penka Kouneva, Drum & Lace, Emer Kinsella, Allyson Newman and Damir Price, performers will present an evening of introspection with their work and collective insight into how music can act as a vehicle to unite people and create community in large metropolitan areas.

The concert is accessible via a climb of the Culver Stairs, a walk along the switchback trail or a drive to the top of the overlook. Musicians comprised of chamber string players and select unique instruments will be spread throughout the space creating a “musical trail”of emotion. Organizers are partnering with Vresh, a 360° social media company, to integrate 360° visuals containing story concepts of how individuals engage with the city of Los Angeles, creating a “trail of stories”.

Developed by Emer Kinsella of Emersion Music, Intrinsic Strings aims to bring awareness to internalized emotional pressures by encouraging Angelenos to find support and solidarity with one another by embracing and conquering the climb together.
“My hope is to connect individuals through experiential and unconventional concerts to create experiences that cause you to dive deeper and connect with others through the powerful force of music,” says concert curator, Emer Kinsella.

Current sponsors of the performance include BMI, VER-PRG and VRESH.

 

For more information follow Intrinsic Strings on social media @intrinsicstrings or visit Eventbrite.

MADE Rodarte 80’s Blowout Celebration Presented By Mastercard

MADE Rodarte 80’s Blowout Celebration Presented By Mastercard

Last night, Laura and Kate Mulleavy, the talented sisters behind Rodarte, announced a limited edition capsule collection featuring “Cats!” from artist, Mari Eastman. By collaborating with Master Card (who are committed to championing women business owners), and by having their 5-piece collection sold exclusively through Fred Segal on Sunset with the new blockchain technology involved (which makes the company’s supply chain visible so you can see where and by whom your garment was made), the creative and eco-conscious sisters have a lot to celebrate.

And celebrate they did, with a huge 80’s blast-from-the-past blowout at Milk Studios. There were inflatable pink couches, popcorn and candy-corn stations, a mini game arcade with Donkey Kong, Pac-Man and Master Claw (haven’t seen those games in years), plus a fashion show on roller skates and a short, but wonderfully enjoyable, performance from Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles), who treated the enthused crowd to her hits “Manic Monday” and “Walk like an Egyptian”.

Spotted in the crowd were Rachel Bilson, Ireland Baldwin, Rowan Blanchard, Skai Jackson, Hunter Schafer and Nikki Reed. In other words, a room full of beautiful ladies, all out to show their support.
The Rodarte collection is available starting today, August 2 exclusively at Fred Segal.

ABOUT MADE: MADE began as a designer discovery platform giving rise to some of the top names in fashion today, including Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler and Jeremy Scott. MADE has evolved into a cross-cultural collaboration platform pairing fashion designers with talent across passion points. Fusing the worlds of fashion, music, art and entertainment, MADE gives consumers front row access to limited-edition capsules, one-of-a-kind collaborations, and over-the-top presentations, through both large-scale fashion festivals and tailored special events.

Susanna Hoff, co-founder of the Bangles, performs Paul Simon’s Hazy Shade of Winter.

 

For more information:

http://www.rodarte.net/

https://www.fredsegal.com/

http://ma.de/

http://www.milkstudios.com/studios/losangeles/

Santa Monica: Massilia

Santa Monica: Massilia

HAVE YOU EVER had the experience in a restaurant where your first bite of food sends a pleasing tingle through your body? Then you sip your wine and it’s like a little bit of heaven? No? You haven’t had that experience? Then you obviously haven’t been to Massilia in Santa Monica. This spacious, high-ceilinged restaurant seats 85 people inside and another 60 on the large, laidback patio, plus there’s a lounge upstairs available for private parties that seats another 30 people. Massilia is open 7 days a week serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as an incredible happy hour every day with exceptional tapas (from 3-6:30pm). In addition, brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays with choices of buckwheat pancakes laden with fresh berries, crème fraiche and maple syrup, Smoked salmon eggs benedict on toasted brioche with rotisserie potatoes, or Ahi tuna with a grapefruit salad. 

Massilia is the old name for Marseilles, France where the restaurant owner, Emmanuel Dosetti grew up. But Massilia isn’t his only restaurant. Emmanuel owns the four Zinqué cafes (in Venice, DTLA, Newport Beach and West Hollywood) and though they’re all popular French restaurants, Massilia is the only one that serves the signature fusion of Mediterranean, Moroccan and French cuisine. 

Here you can start your meal with an appetizer of socca chips: chickpea flour (gluten free) black olive tapenade and green peas hummus—absolutely delicious. Or try the tasty mix of clams with merguez sausage in tomato and white wine sauce served with grilled sourdough bread—again, delicious. There’s pan seared calamari (not fried), roasted red peppers bruschetta, aguachile ceviche—so many mouthwatering tapa style appetizers to choose from.

And why not have a cocktail? On the best seller list is La Francaise (please watch the video and allow the lovely Rebecca Carriel to present the special ingredients for you). Also popular is La Japonaise, a mixture of kikori Japanese whiskey and amontillado sherry with lemon, basil and cynar. The drinks menu offers 5 types of negronis (you should love Massilia for that alone), a variety of beers (even gluten free choices), aperitifs, digestifs and dessert wines. And of course, the wine list is superb. My favorite being the bold red, Chateauneuf-Du-Pape domaine du vieux lazaret 2015

For the main course, there are pasta dishes (I recommend the tagliatelle aux morilles—the most flavorsome mushrooms sprinkled with parmesan), and vegetables dishes like zucchini gratin and ratatouille style Provençal roasted vegetables. But the “big” dishes are the grilled branzino served whole with chimichurri, herbed oil and lemon—simply delectable, and Moroccan couscous royal chicken, merguez sausage, lamb, seven vegetables, white raisons, and Harissa sauce.

Leave space for dessert and try the ile flottante, a meringue with crème anglaise and caramel. It melts in your mouth and, as my dining cohort said, “it’s like the dessert that never was”. It’s lighter than air.

On top of the scrumptious food and fabulous array of beverages, the service is outstanding. I would be amiss to not give a loud shout out to our server, Jean-Michel Danays who was delightful, knowledgeable, entertaining and went above and beyond to make our meal a memorable one. 

Go visit Massilia. You won’t regret it.

Address: 1445 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Phone: (310) 319-1995

How to make an exotic cocktail (as interviewed by Zuke Oshiro)

 

Diego, Jean-Michel Danays and Niki Smart

The Get Around – July 13

The Get Around – July 13

Great news for Los Angelenos and art and music lovers at large, the Venice Art Crawl and the Mar Vista Music and Art Walk have joined forces to produce one of the Westside’s most entertaining, visually impactful and sprawling one-day arts and cultural activations: THE GET AROUND.

 The Get Around is a one day joint event with six art activation hubs along Venice Blvd. — from Venice beach to the 405 — that will feature live music, art, food and art installations—aka all of our favorite things. 

To help the expected thousands of visitors “get around,” LADOT is providing free shuttle buses along the entire event route scheduled to pick up visitors at eighteen stops along the way, allowing guests to walk, bike, skate and access cool micro-mobility alternatives like dockless scooters, smart bikes and hoverboards. Park on the streets near the 405 exit at Venice Blvd. and catch the first shuttle stop to ride and explore art in the newly formed Venice Mar Vista Arts District.

There’s more going on on the day than can possibly be reprinted here, but here’s an abbreviated selection of highlights! 

  • Five live music stages, over 150 art vendors, and even more exhibitions
  • Inside Venice Skate Culture exhibition, hosted by Juice Magazine
  • Edrok One’s Mar Vista Block Party, featuring live hip-hop and mural painting
  • The Wasatch Live Music Stage hosting rock and blues, plus fire-spinning by local flow masters
  • The Mercado at SPARC, an outdoor arts market, including a special exhibition at The Durón Gallery
  • Readings and a book sale courtesy of Beyond Baroque, plus a farm stand and performance by Takakao Minewaka
  • Scenes from a new original play about a teenage Andy Warhol at Pacific Resident Theatre
  • A whole motorcade of food trucks featuring the tastiest grub on four wheels
  • King Eddy Saloon’s Beer Garden with curated brews and live tunes
  • Art installations and dance DJs at The Bubble Lounge for those 21 and up 
  • The InfiniTree, a kid-friendly musical installation, photo opp and meditation space 
  • Live artists, karaoke, fitness games, tarot readings, face painting, and more presented by Venice Beachland
  • Japanese pop-rock duo Cribabi, plus local bands at the Venice Japanese-American Memorial Monument
  • Artist talk, book signing and photo booth with renowned muralist Emily Winters
  • Three-wheeled scooters, experimental bikes and skateboard demos at Micromobility Hub
  • Mind-boggling Burning Man Art Cars exhibited by The Dirty Beetles DJ Collective
  • And oh so much more! 

 Starsky and Hutch star turned AIDS activist after both his wife and son died from the disease (but bringing the Elisabeth Glaser AIDS Foundation to life), Paul Michael Glaser is a featured artist in the Art Crawl—calling his art his “third act.” He’ll be showing at The Paradise Project  2201 Ocean Front Walk  (at Venice Bl.) at the Luminaries of Pantheism mural (S. Venice Blvd.).

To wrap it up, this is the most ambitious art and culture project of the year for these two cities, and is a cool event for a hot day at the beach and inland!

For more information and to download the map click here