1.28 LOGO PinotNoirDaysdpiMy Pick of the Week, Pinot Days continues tonight with Pinots and Grilled Cheese at the Wine House from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Ten of our favorite pinot producers will each pour their finest pinots to interested customers and will talk about their labors of love making wine from this noble grape. Enjoy some of the best domestic pinots on the planet with Grilled Cheese!

1.27 PinotDays WineHouseChef Todd Barrie will create some gourmet versions of this classic favorite comfort food, each intended to complement the noble grape. This is an opportunity to taste some of the most acclaimed pinots on the market today, and to meet and talk with the people who create them.

$35.00 admission. Space is limited. Call to reserve at 310-479-3731, ext. 0. The Wine House is located at 2311 Cotner Ave., LA., 90064; (310) 479-3731

In Venice, 
Various Small Fries presents an opening reception for Alex Israel’s mural project. Tonight’s event will be featuring a Freeway sunglasses pop-up shop

Event runs from 7:00 pm till 11:00 pm; Ribbon cutting is at 8:00 pm. Various Small Fries is located at 1212C Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice 90291   rsvp to team@seathos.com; For more info check out their site. http://www.vsf.la/

GoJodiSiegelt a couple of great music events tonight….Anyone wanna go to Redondo Beach…or hey, you may live close by…Singer/songwriter and slide guitarist Jodi Siegel performs tonight at Namaste Cafe.

Singer-songwriter variety showcase hosted by the always smiling Mary Morgan – also appearing that night Kevin Fisher and Jimi Yamagishi.

Show starts at 7:30 pm. Namaste Cafe is located at 907 Knob Hill, Redondo Beach, 90277; 310-540-4080;


1.27.12LucindaWilliamsatRoyceHallSome may not know who Lucinda Williams is…and I say…Where have you been? Lucinda is an incredible songwriter, guitarist and performer who I have seen many times live.

Her style is folky rock Americana. I highly recommend her. She did get some success back in the 80’s but has managed to fly under the radar (I will never understand why) ever since.

For a mere $20.00 you can see this woman strut her stuff….and she is amazing. She has also penned many incredible songs made famous by other singers…such as Mary Chapin Carpenter who had a big hit back in the day with Lucinda’s Passionate Kisses.” Great song. Lucinda Williams was rercognized by her peers and did win her first grammy for it.

The show starts a 8:00 pm, Lucinda will play till 10:00 pm at Royce Hall (UCLA), located at 340 Rocy Drive, LA. CA 90095. There parking on site…so car pool to save some bucks. Also, another great option, is the # 1 Blue bus goes right there from Venice/Santa Monica; http://www.uclalive.org/