Tequila & Taco Music Festival July 23 & 24, 2016

 

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I don’t know about you, but all this heat makes me a little hungry and thirsty. Not only am I a fan of tacos, but some craft tequila samples sound delightful as well! And if you’re a fan and looking for some last minute weekend plans, then I got an event for you! This Saturday and Sunday, the 23rd and 24th, the Tequila & Taco Music Festival will be held at Plaza Park in Ventura! The excitement is palpable. Well, at least on my end.

Honestly though, what better way to beat the heat then with authentic street tacos and award-winning margaritas? Not to mention the live music! The music includes: Adelaide, SambaDá, Patron Latin Rhythms, Instone, and Metalachi Band. What an opportunity to experience different cultures with both food and dance!

And while this event already sounds plenty enticing to me, the proceeds benefit Food Share Ventura County’s Food Bank! It’s for a good cause! Sounds like a win-win to me.  Take a gander at this video and tell me it doesn’t excite you! Or at the very least, make you exceptionally hungry.

I see a lot of happy people. I know I’m ready to join, are you? Check out the Tequila & Taco Music Festival!

Here is a link to the Website for more information about the festival.

 

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EatSeeHear – 500 Days of Summer

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If you’re anything like me then you’re a fan of some quality cinema. And what I have found is that the cinematic experience is even better with others. Equally, I thoroughly enjoy some great food with my movies. Although I do enjoy some live music beforehand too, if only there was some event that would bring all these things together? Well, I guess we are in luck! Let me tell you about EatSeeHear.

EatSeeHear is “LA’s Premier Outdoor Movie, Food Truck, and Live Music Event Series.” Phew, that was a bit of a mouthful. However, this series seems seriously cool, and I for one cannot wait to check it out myself. The events are in one of five different venues, and they have a new musical artist and film every week. Not to mention they have some of SoCal’s most popular food trucks on deck.

The next event is this Saturday, July 23rd, in Centennial Square at Pasadena City Hall, from 5:30pm to 10:30pm. And in my opinion, perhaps one of the new classic summer film’s 500 Days of Summer will be there. A classic story about love, but not quite a love story, this is a great film.

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Take the opportunity to see this movie as it was meant to be seen—with others, on a warm summer evening. In the first place though, make sure you check out the music and food. The band “Dutch Party” will be performing. Additionally here is a small list of the food trucks that will be there to fill our collective stomachs: Border Grill, Brasil Kiss, Coolhaus, and Cousins Maine Lobster.

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Tickets are still on sale for this Saturday’s festivities, as well as the remaining schedule for the rest of the summer.

Here is a link to the Eventbrite to purchase some tickets. Enjoy everyone!

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After 5 at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel

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Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, is the Los Angeles location of Hauser & Wirth, and part of the burgeoning Arts district of Downtown LA. They are an international gallery which focuses on contemporary/modern art. And at the gallery’s very own bookstore “Artbook,” you can further explore the artists and movements that are featured. The store has a variety of different books, catalogs and prints. In addition, “Manuela,” a new restaurant which specializes in seasonal, soulful cuisine is coming to the gallery as well. It highlights ecological sustainability through its own onsite vegetable and herb garden. It also utilizes other locally-sourced ingredients too. The restaurant from the mind of Chef Wes Whitsell opens later this summer.

The gallery hosts a series of free live music performances every Thursday from 5pm to 9pm. It is appropriately called “After 5”. You can explore the current exhibition, and then stride through the gallery’s central courtyard for the weekly event. As a matter of fact, it currently features ‘Revolution in the Marking; Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947 – 2016.’

Enjoy  live bands and DJ sets, while you sip on craft cocktails from one of the areas hottest bars—Spare Room Hollywood. And you can munch on some Russian hand-pies from Pirozhki LA as well. If you are looking to explore your artistic sensibility and refine your palate, this is a perfect night on the town.

This Thursday, July 21st, musician Jason Golday is set to perform at After 5. A native of the California Institute of the Arts, the composer writes, performs and records music for television and film. He uses guitar along with a variety of different other instruments to “incorporate the unique aural periphery of a given locale.” Sounds pretty interesting to me!

If you’re in the mood for music, some food and drink, and some Arts and Culture, check out After 5 this Thursday.

 

Here is a link to the page: After 5 – Jason Golday

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LA Food Fest 2016

 

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Looking for some fun plans for this upcoming weekend? Are you also a fan of fine dining? Do you have a stomach that has been yearning for a food binge? Are you a fan of good eats, beats, and brews? Well, if you answered yes to any of these questions, then I have a fantastic event for you to look into!

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You need to check out the LA Food Fest! The festival runs from July 8-10 at Exposition Park and features over 100 of LA’s best Chefs, Restaurants, carts and trucks. Returning Fan favorites from past years include: Ice Cream Social, Beverage Barn and Kombucha Bar. Which means that this food fest is a foodie’s dream come true! And if you just so happen to like a little beer or wine with your food, there are also multiple craft beer and wine gardens! Some especially noteworthy craft beer participants are Ballast Point, Firestone Walker and Laguanitas. There will also be live music and arts& crafts as well, so feel free to bring a date to the fest or the entire family!

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The LA Food Fest contains 3 events in one: tasting, a la carte, and a chef series. I’ll add the Eventbrite link below, make sure you double check and grab the appropriate ticket for your needs. Check out the official website for more details. I’ll toss some links below.

I’m getting hungry just thinking about this weekend. I hope to see you all there!

 

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/la-food-fest-july-8910-tickets-25073388179?aff=fbevent

Website: https://lafoodfest.com/

 

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