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LAArtParty is an arts and entertainment website. Established in 2010, it is an online go-to guide for what's happening in and beyond the LA area - this includes dining, travel and more.

Founded by journalist, and "Blues Mama" Kathy Leonardo (a longtime performer), the campy site has an unusual slant which will keep you entertained. Leonardo has been writing for the past 15 years about various subjects for the Huffington Post, THRIVE GLOBAL, LA Weekly, etc.

Each month the LAArtParty staff, led by Kathy Leonardo decides which events will be featured. Posted at noon on the Thursday prior to the last week of the month, LAArtParty.com features the Top Ten Art Parties, plus other fun events each month. VIP subscribers find out ONE week prior to the public and receive discounts and invites to VIP parties throughout the year.

See Contact Page to find out how to become a VIP subscriber so you don't miss any more great ART Parties!! See Contact/Rates Page to find out how submit and promote your own events!

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May 28, 2017: Taste of Main Street

Enjoy a taste of Main Street with a take on the classic board game on Memorial Day weekend! Local restaurants/businesses come together to raise money for Summer SOULstice. MAINopoly: Taste of Main Street
Sunday, May 28, 2017, 
3-8pm. Between Pier Ave. & Strand St. on Main Street in Santa Monica
. Check-In Location: AREAL 2820 Main St.
General Admission includes 22 tastings at participating locations, as well as food and drink specials, such as Happy Hour menus and $4 Beers, $5 Wells, $5 Shots at certain locations. All ages and family friendly. VIP Lounge includes GA ticket and entry into an exclusive beer garden sponsored by Shock Top with hosted beer and food, games, DJ, photo booth and more. 21 and over.

2017 Participating Restaurants: 
Areal, Ashland Hill, Aussie Pie Kitchen, Bareburger, Basement Tavern, Books and Cookies, Bulletproof Coffee, Dolcenero Gelato, Enterprise Fish Co., Finn McCool's, Lula's Cocina Mexicana, Manchego, Rick's Tavern, Three Twins Ice Cream and more.

Hit every location on the board, get it stamped, and return to the the After Party at Areal at 8pm for your chance to win a "Taste of Main Street Prize Package" with gift certificates to Main Street's best.

2017 Sponsors:
Stella, Cheeky, Vita Coco,Santa Monica Daily Press, Main Street Business Improvement Association, Heal the Bay, Buy Local Santa Monica, Santa Monica Free Ride, Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce and Spin PR Group
Wear your best "MAINopoly"-inspired costume and comfy shoes - this event is on foot!
**Catch the Santa Monica Free Ride to get up and down Main Street during the event!**


GA tickets are $25 in advance and $30 day of and includes tastings and drink specials at the participating restaurants and businesses; Kids tickets are $15 for children 5-12 years old; VIP tickets are $40 in advance and $50 day of.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS!

Attention All Veterans! As it is Memorial Day Weekend, we'd like to thank you for your service! Show your Veteran's ID at the door for 15% off your ticket. A portion of all ticket sales benefits Heal the Bay and Summer SOULstice.INSTAGRAM CONTEST 
Follow @MainStreetSM & post a photo with hashtag #MAINOPOLY2017 for your chance to win. 

MAINopoly: Taste of Main Street
Sunday, May 28, 2017, 
3-8pm. Between Pier Ave. & Strand St. on Main Street in Santa Monica
. Check-In Location: AREAL 2820 Main St.