2nd Annual LA Food & Wine Fest

The second annual Los Angeles Food & Wine festival will be held August 9-12 throughout Southern California and once again, it features a mouthwatering serving of culinary events and delectable presentations by both acclaimed local and celebrity chefs, including Wolfgang PuckGuy Fieri and Giada De Laurentiis.

The festival offers an array of gourmet  lunches and dinners at some of the area’s finest restaurants, including Cut, ink., and Street.  It also offers a variety of presentations with tempting names like Swine & Wine: The Marriage of Pigs & Pinot, Cooking with Cheese, and The Southern Bunch, Perfected. Take a peak at last years amazing event that had any foodie coming back for more.

Proceeds from the event will benefit St. Vincent’s Meals on Wheels. Last year, the chefs raised $400,000.  For more information on Los Angeles Food & Wine, click here.

Make it a Weekend

The Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival is a three day event. Why not stay close to the action and enjoy all three days. Make the most of your weekend and book a Bed & Breakfast package which includes overnight accommodations, and complimentary breakfasts for two – from healthy to decadent – our Bed & Breakfast packages are the perfect way for you to relax, recharge and stay close to all the delicious action. Book your weekend escape today http://bit.ly/HUCBBPkge.

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Steps away from the #4 destination in the world!

 

UnivGate2_USH10_loIf you’re searching for a summer vacation the whole family can enjoy, then Universal Studios Hollywood is the answer.

TripAdvisor recently came out with a list of the top amusement parks in America, from its Traveler’s Choice Awards for Amusement Parks and Water Parks. Winners were based on the quantity and quality of reviews. Ranking #4 is Universal Studios Hollywood located steps away for our hotel.

Don’t miss a minute of the action and Hollywood magic. Stroll down Springfield, join a high speed chase on Fast & Furious Supercharged, and experience behind the scenes at dusk with the new Nighttime Studio Tour. No matter your age, this destination has something for everyone.

Enjoy blockbuster fun and AAA Four Diamond accomodations on your next getaway. Book Now!  http://bit.ly/HUCReservation2015

 

 

Love is in the Air at Cafe Sierra

Oh What A Night!

Oh What a Night is what you will be saying after an evening with Jersey Boys!

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From the minute you walk into this enchantingly detailed theater you will feel old Hollywood all around you. From the glittering gold touches to the red carpet, the stage is set for an unforgettable evening. As you are ushered into your seat, you are grabbed from the first note. This talented cast of Jersey Boys draws you into the lives of these four complex men and their rise to fame. This iconic group gave us some of the best cutting edge music that has stood the test of time. Generations to come will know many of their top hits through movies, commercials and TV.

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Your night will be filled with incredible music, laughter and the drama these boys lived through. Don’t miss this must-see musical during your next trip to Los Angeles.

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Don’t miss a note and stay just minutes away from the Pantages Theater. Located just 3 miles away and only two stops over on the Metro Red Line, Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City is the perfect place to stay while in LA. Book your stay today with rates starting at $159 per night. http://www.HiltonUniversal.com

HHN…More Dead Than Ever!

Universal Studios Hollywood is serving up extra screams this year with the most terrifying 360 degree Halloween event in Los Angeles. Experience an all-new nightmare featuring bone chilling terrors from some of Hollywood’s scariest movies, TV shows and music.

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Face 7 new mazes this year featuring The Walking Dead, Aliens vs Predator, From Dusk Till Dawn, An American Werewolf in London, SyFy’s Face off, Dracula Untold and Clowns 3D: music by Slash. Get ready for more screams when you experience the all-new Terror Tram:invaded by The Walking Dead. If you still haven’t had enough terror there are also 5 new scare zones featuring The Purge: Anarchy, The Walking Dead, Mask-A-Raid, Dark Christmas and Skullz.

The fear is endless! Experience Halloween Horror Night Hollywood~ More Dead Than Ever! If you dare!

 

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Stay just steps away from all the spine chilling horror of Halloween Horror Night at Universal Studios with rates starting at $169. Book your stay today! http://hiltonuniversal.com/

Sunset Strip Rocks LA

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Get ready to return to The Sunset Strip for the biggest party of the year when SSMF returns September 20th & 21st! The two-day street festival will include three outdoor stages, interactive experiences, food, beverage and much more, transforming the Sunset Strip into the ultimate concert destination. With headliners like Jane’s Addiction and Empire of the Sun, this two day music festival will rock LA! Click HERE for tickets and more information

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Stay Minutes Away!

Don’t miss out on a single minute of this musicpalooza! Stay just minutes away from the action and travel in your Enterprise rental car to the festival when you book our Room Vroom Package which includes Overnight accommodations, Mid-size car (Corolla, Caliber, and similar) each night of your stay provided by Enterprise Rent-A-Car® local office – upgrades available with deals, and Complimentary self-parking at our hotel during your stay. Book your stay today http://bit.ly/ROOMVROOMPackage

Broadway Under the Stars

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Broadway Under the Stars, a musical revue featuring songs from some of the most beloved musicals of our time, including CabaretJersey BoysPippin,ChicagoLes Miserables and Wicked, along with new favorites from the 2013-14 Broadway season including AladdinRocky and Hedwig and the Angry Inch. This musical extravaganza will star the Tony Award winning star of Dreamgirls Jennifer Holliday with Erich Bergen(Jersey Boys – The Movie), Rogelio Douglas, Jr. (The Little Mermaid), Danny Gurwin(Little Women) and Tony Award nominee Chad Kimball (Memphis – The Musical), among others. Hosted by Tony Award nominee Obba Babatunde (Dreamgirls). Directed by David Galligan with musical direction by Gerald Sternbach.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Actors Fund.

Friends of the Hilton SAVE 20% with Discount Code: Effie 

Tickets available at: http://www.fordtheatres.org/en/events/details/id/752

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Let The Sunshine In

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From its stunning Broadway premiere in 1968, Hair defined the “rock musical,” exuberantly celebrating the hippie counterculture, anti-war movement and sexual revolution of the 1960s with a rainbow score of hits – including “Aquarius,” “Good Morning Starshine,” and “Easy to be Hard” – that have become ingrained in pop culture. Let down your long, beautiful hair, pull out the tie-dye and celebrate this groundbreaking American journey as we “Let the Sunshine In!”

Join this star-studded cast for an evening of musical rock. Featuring the following:

Kristen Bell, Sheila

Sarah Hyland, Chrissy

Mario, Hud

Hunter Parrish, Claude

Jonah Platt, Woof

Amber Riley, Dionne

Jenna Ushkowitz, Jeanie

Benjamin Walker, Berger

Beverly D’Angelo, Mom

Kevin Chamberlin, Dad

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Happy 80th Birthday, LA Farmer’s Market!

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The Original Farmers Market at 3rd & Fairfax celebrates its 80th birthday all summer long with free music from late May until the end of August, 2014.   Thursday Night Jazz and Friday Night Music at Farmers Market offer an eclectic and entertaining summer of performances which draw heavily on Los Angeles’ many musical and ethnic sub-cultures.

The 2014 summer music series will present, among others, a couple of jazz legends, an L.A. reporter and her straight-ahead jazz quartet, L.A.’s most popular Latin jazz band and groups running the gamut from Rockabilly and Roots to the Beatles and Brazilian samba.

The Thursday Night Jazz series at Farmers Market launches on Thursday, May 29 with the energetic Bobby Matos Afro-Cuban Jazz band.  Through the summer, the series will welcome the California Feetwarmers, purveyors of 20s & 30s gypsy jazz on July 10, the Jennifer York Quartet (sans traffic reports) on July 24, and the renowned Bill Watrous with his musical best friend Rob Stoneback on July 31.  The jazz roster also includes Sydney Weisman and the Wayne Peet Trio, jazzing up the American songbook on August 7 and Cow Bop, a cowboy jazz band, on August 21.

Friday Night Music opens with Rockabilly on May 30th with Slim Jim Phantom, the original Stray Cats drummer, and carries on with reggae and soca from the Upstream Caribbean Band on June 20 and Orquesta Charangoa’s Cuban Charanga on July 18.  The Four Fabs will perform their Beatles tribute, with their own Ed Sullivan-esque MC, on July 25 and Peruvian music with Inca takes the stage on August 1.  L.A.’s acclaimed Susie Hansen Latin Band will return to the Market on August 15.

Thursday Night Jazz and Friday Night Music at Farmers Market are free.  The performances begin at 7 PM and the Market’s grocers, restaurants, specialty shops and both beer and wine bars are open throughout the concerts.  Two hours of parking are free with a Market validation, available with purchase at all Market shops.  The complete schedule of Market music is available at www.farmersmarketla.com.

 

Sizzling Summer LA Concerts

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Summers in Los Angeles heat up as the sun goes down with some of the best local entertainment all free for music lovers to enjoy. Sip on your cocktail as you listen to an up and coming band at one of these amazing free summer concert locations. We want to thank CBS Local for the following list.

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The Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 440-7300
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After spending the day enjoying the artwork and gardens of the Getty, linger longer as DJ sets and concerts wind down the sunset-laden Saturday evenings. Up-and-coming bands headline each event and food service is available until 8:30 p.m. nightly, with a cash bar on site during the show. Concerts run 6 to 9 p.m. in the courtyard and are free.

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California Plaza
350 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 687-2159
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Your weekends in downtown are about to get better. Starting June 21 and running through Aug. 24, be sure to head to California Plaza to enjoy food, drinks, beautiful (working!) fountains, and a fantastic lineup of great music running the gamut of musical styles and themes. From Latin to dance, to classical to rock, and even sock puppetry, this free concert series is a must visit. Select events feature family-friendly lineups (start the fun by taking Angel’s Flight to the venue) and free bike valet to encourage sustainability.

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Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 440-4500
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Two summer-long performance series give both families and adults the chance to enjoy outdoor performances. Kids and their parents can dance and sing to world music concerts each Saturday and Sunday afternoon from June 22 through Sept. 1st; additional hands-on activities, including up-close encounters with wild animals, are included in the series (activities included with price of admission.) Thursday nights, July 25 through Aug. 29, be sure to check out the free Summer Concert series boasting bands with musical traditions from around the world, including music from America, Israel, Sierra Leone, Iran, and Brazil.

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Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-8901
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The 29th installment of Twilight Concerts begins July 11 and continues every Thursday all the way through Sept. 12. The lineup features a little bit of everything from both classical and contemporary artists, and their motto, “Bands + Pier + Beach + Friends + Free = Awesome x5,” couldn’t be more right on.

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The Autry in Griffith Park
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 667-2000
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This all-ages dance party features the best salsa bands in LA cranking out their hits every Thursday evening starting July 11 through Aug. 15. Enjoy the drinks and taco bar, take in the museum,learn to dance with free salsa lessons, or take the kids for a spin around the kids-only dance floor. Members can party for free, while guests pay just $10 for entry to both the sizzling night and the museum.

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Stay just minutes away form these sizzling summer concerts when you book our Bed & Breakfast Package. With special rates and breakfasts for two- from healthy to decadent- our Bed & Breakfast packages are the perfect way for you to relax and recharge. Book your weekend escape today http://bit.ly/BBHilton2014.