Downtown LA…

Beer fans unite….for the annual LA BocSun-Jan25-BockFestk Fest. If you have never been, head downtown to see whch two beers will be dubbed as Winter Beer Festival Champions. Enjoy music, tastings, and plenty of sultry barmaids.

The LA Bock Fest features seasonal beers from local brew houses and microbrews from around the world. Beers are judged by a panel of experts like Jay DiEugenio, Jeff Musial, and Adam Bell. The sloshed crowd also weighs in by choosing one of the brews as the People’s Choice Champion.

Past beers featured at the LA Bock Fest include domestic and international favorites like Fireman’s Brew, Crispin Cider, and Schlagl Dopple Bock. Proceeds raised from the Bock Fest benefit local charities specializing in children’s health.

Admission and unlimited tastings. For the ultimate experience, purchase VIP tickets which includes early admission and a special commemorative glass.

Tickets run $45 for general admission or $85 for VIP. The event takes place at Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles “Biltmore Bowl”….if you love beer, this is the event for you.

What: BockFest
Where: Millennium Biltmore Hotel, 506 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90071
When: 1:00 pm – (VIP); 2:00 pm (general admission)
Phone: (213) 915-8003

In Westwood…

Enjoy the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s rendition of “Vivaldi & Schubert” with Karina Canellakis, conductor & violin.

Karina-Canellakis-photo-Masataka-SuemitsuSee image: Karina Canellakis, photo Masataka Suemitsu

Karina Canellakis, hailed as a “masterful” violinist and recognized as one of America’s most promising young conductors, makes her Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra debut showcasing her dual talents performing and leading Vivaldi’s vivid Violin Concerto, “La tempesta di mare” (“Storm”) and conducting Schubert’s Symphony No. 5 tonight at UCLA’s Royce Hall. She also conducts John Adams’ early masterpiece Shaker Loops, and Finnish composer Pēteris Vasks’s powerfully meditative Lonely Angel, on which she also performs the violin solo.

There will be a concert Prelude at 6pm, a pre-concert talk held one hour before curtain, free for ticket holders, providing insights into the program’s music and artists.

Tickets start at $26.
To order tickets, please call 213 622 7001, or visit

What: Performance
Where: Royce Hall, UCLA, 340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095
When: 7 pm; Talk starts at 6pm

Have a great week…til next Thursday, see ya at noon!