Downtown…

It’sSat-Sun-Aug29-Aug30-BeStreet-poster2015 the final day of BE STREET WEEKND L.A at the Container Yard…straight from Paris. The event features two days celebrates the multifaceted world of street culture.

This weekend marks the arrival of the publication in the United States and a chance to experience this hybrid festival where art meets music meets style meets skateboarding. After several European editions attracting tens of thousands of people, we are about to conquer the States with this unique concept reuniting pop-up store, live gigs, installations, exhibitions, performances, activities, street food and a skatepark.

Enjoy two days of live music curated by Soulection (ESTA, Joe Kay, Andre Power, Abjo, starRo, LAKIM, Dpat), Art performances & exhibitions (Tofer Chin, Madsteez, Aaron Kai, Chocomoo Yuka, Luke Pelletier), plus 20 brands pop-up stores, indoor skatepark and Street Food.  Saturday – Secret Guest, Andre Power, starRo (Live), Lakim, Eden Hagos, Andrés, Sasha Marie, Orijanus, Zikomo

Tickets range from $15 – $90. To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE!

What: BE STREET WEEKND L.A
Where: Container Yard, 415 Seaton St, Los Angeles, CA90013
When: Saturday, August 29 12pm – 10pm
Website: http://www.be-street.com/weeknd-us/

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It’s the final day of the Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival. Be sure to check our Upcoming Events Page which features a lot more info about this event.

Krug Champagne & Black River Caviar (Sunday, August 30, 11am-12:15pm):
Legendary Champagne Krug paired with a decadent tasting of Black River Caviar. Luxury epitomized, this is THE event to attend for anyone who loves champagne and caviar, its parallel in extravagance.

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Please continue to visit LAFW.com for updates and details on full programming of events, chefs, wineries, sommeliers, mixologists, and culinary talent participating at the 5th Annual Los Angeles Food & Wine festival.

TICKETS: Tickets range from $50 – $350 (VIP) and are available to purchase by visiting LAFW.com or by calling 855-433-LAFW (5239).

What: Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival
Where: Walt Disney Concert Hall 111 South Grand Ave. (with closures along Grand Avenue, between 1st and 3rd street)
When: Thursday, August 27 through Sunday, August 30, 2015 (See website for event times)
Website: http://www.lafw.com/


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EklectoMania (6152 York Blvd, LA, 90042), hosts a closing reception for Francisco Alvarado and Jane Szabo from 3-6pm. See FB Event Page.

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In Santa Monica…

ReAug30-UpperWest-bobbieRickSummerofSoutsonate LA presents Summer of Soul Art Exhibition at the Upper West. Resonate LA’s Summer of Soul is a three month event including Soul Music, Soul Food, Soul Mates and Soul Revolution. Neon green sunglasses have become the icon of this summer in Santa Monica. They are not only Resonate LA’s logo for Summer of Soul, but also an 8 by 8 foot interactive sculpture that appears weekly at Santa Monica’s Twilight Pier Concerts.

The art event will showcase 100 local artists’ sunglass themed creations. Each canvas will be available for a $99 donation. Donations will be split between Resonate LA’s Art Outreach and Compassion International. First come, first serve! The Upper West’s patio doors will open at 4pm sharp. Art will be flying off the wall.

Artists such as Andrea Raft and Hailee Powellwill be particpating. Come hungry to enjoy The Upper West’s delicious beverages and cuisine. 30% of all food and beverage purchases will be generously donated by The Upper West!

Summer of Soul Art Exhibition will be on display in the front room of Upper West; on view in the main dining room is the art of Gregg Chadwick. The event will benefit Resonate LA Art Outreach and Compassion International. Compassion International exists as an advocate for children, to release them from economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled adults.

What: Summer of Soul Art Exhibition
Where: Upper West Restaurant, 3321 W. Pico Blvd. (33rd Street), Santa Monica,
When: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – August 30
Phone: (310) 586-1111

Website: http://www.theupperwest.com/  www.resonate.church

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On the outskirts of West Hollywood…

At Sun-June29-IvanGallerythe Ivan Gallery, enjoy new works by Barbara Mendes in an exhibition titled “BOOK OF DANIEL” & “BEYOND TO SHEKHINA.”

The artist will explain narratives and visions in the Book of Daniel, by taking viewers through the painting. Six months in the making, “The Book of Daniel” by Barbara Mendes weaves all twelve chapters (six narrative, six visionary,) in the Biblical narrative into a 48 inch square mystic wheel.

On view: Aug. 30 to Oct. 8, 2015

What: Opening
Where: IVAN Gallery 2701 S. Robertson Blvd. L.A. 90034
When: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Website: https://www.facebook.com/IVANartgallery

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Human Resources (410 Cottage Home St., LA 90012) offers a screening  of Harvester which takes a look at worldwide food production. Nick Malkin will be offering sound environments and after later in the evening enjoy a percussion performance by Corey Fogel from 8-10pm. http://humanresourcesla.com/

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See ya out there…or at the Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival!