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IN LOS ANGELES! ALTAMED CELEBRATES THE DIVERSE AND FASCINATING LATINO FOOD SCENE AND THE SUCCESS OF LATINO-OWNED VINEYARDS IN CALIFORNIA WITH BACK-TO-BACK EVENTS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA The 13th Annual ‘East LA Meets Napa’’ Food and Wine Festival at L.A. LIVE on Friday, July 27, 7-10 p.m.

Article By: Marcelle - Jul• 24•18

ALTAMED CELEBRATES THE DIVERSE AND FASCINATING LATINO FOOD SCENE AND THE SUCCESS OF
LATINO-OWNED VINEYARDS IN CALIFORNIA WITH BACK-TO-BACK EVENTS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Exclusive Grand Tasting at the Crowne Plaza Ballroom on Thursday, July 26, 5-9 p.m.
The 13th Annual ‘East LA Meets Napa’’ Food and Wine Festival at L.A. LIVE on Friday, July 27, 7-10 p.m.


The 4th Annual ‘OC Meets Napa’ Food and Wine Festival at Historic San Juan Capistrano Landmark on Saturday, July 28, 7-10 p.m.

 AltaMed Health Services, the nation’s largest, independent federally qualified community health center, proudly presents its signature Food & Wine Festivals in Southern California: 
With the slogan
“Savor, Celebrate, Support AltaMed,” all proceeds from the events benefit AltaMed’s programs that provide access to health and
dental care, senior services, HIV treatment and prevention, teen mentoring programs, health education and more to families in Los Angeles and Orange County. A complete listing of participating restaurants, vintners and live entertainment at all events.

 See www.Altamedfoodwine.org for more information.

The AltaMed Grand Tasting is an exclusive formal food and wine pairing event where attendees will enjoy a rich and diverse five-course tasting with thoughtfully paired reserve wines from famed regions of Napa Valley and Mexico. Chefs participating in the event include: Chef Tati Polo, Chef Armando Tam, Chef Katsuji Tanabe, Chef Natalie Curie and Chef Mario Medina with MasterChef

Latino winner Chef Sindy Lazo emceeing the evening. Held at the Crowne Plaza Ballroom, individual tickets are $75 with a networking hour from 5-6 p.m. with the winemakers and chefs participating in the festival and the food and wine pairing dinner from 6-9 p.m.
Now in its 13th year, AltaMed’s East LA Meets Napa is a unique event that celebrates the richness of Latin food in Los Angeles and the success of Latino-owned vineyards in California. In 2018, East LA Meets Napa will take attendees on a wine tasting journey stretching from the famed Napa Valley, through many of Argentina’s vast wine regions; an exploration of wines showcasing and honoring the roots of so many vintners and families.

Showcased at L.A. LIVE, the epicenter of live entertainment and dining in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, live entertainment will grace the stage while patrons enjoy tastings from over 70 top LA restaurants
and premium vintners, including tastings from various regions in Argentina, presented by world-renowned celebrity chefs and vintners.

VIP tickets with celebrity lounge access are $300 each with a VIP reception from 6-7 p.m.; general admission tickets are $175, with early bird discount tickets available until July 20. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to AltaMed’s 50 accredited health centers and service facilities in Southern California to focus on eliminating barriers to primary care services, senior care programs and essential community services. AltaMed’s team of qualified multicultural and bilingual professionals strive to help every individual that comes through the door grow healthy by respecting each individual’s health needs and cultural preferences.

AltaMed’s “OC Meets Napa” takes place on Saturday, July 28, at a historical landmark in San Juan Capistrano from 7-10 p.m. Live entertainment will fill the stage while patrons enjoy tastings from over 50 top Orange County and San Diego restaurants, and premium vintners from California and various regions of Mexico. Against the magical backdrop of the landmark, the food and wine festival is the perfect evening for a one-of-a-kind tasting journey. Guests will have the opportunity to combine their favorite foods
and wines to discover their own perfect blend.

About AltaMed Health Services
AltaMed Health Services has provided quality care to the underserved communities of Southern California for nearly 50 years with approximately 50 locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties. In addition to primary care, AltaMed offers dental care, HIV treatment and prevention,health education classes, and programs for at-risk youth. Designated by the Joint Commission as a Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH), AltaMed prides itself in the quality of its care delivered by its premier health care professionals. To learn more about AltaMed, visit: www.AltaMed.org.

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BLND PR for AltaMed – Britta Relyea – britta@blndpr.com

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  Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery’s Juried Exhibition 2018 Fast approaching on July 26 – Sept 16. 2018

Article By: Marcelle - Jul• 15•18

 This topically-themed Juried Exhibition fast approaching on July 26, exploring the concept of truth and identity politics (amongst other themes).

  Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery’s Juried Exhibition 2018 is a large-scale group exhibition introducing a new generation of LA artists from July 26 – Sept 16.  Awarded biannually by the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), the pioneering Juried exhibitions have been running for six decades and this year’s show builds on its legacy, providing a platform for emerging artists in SoCal since 1953 to exhibit at one of the country’s few remaining municipal art galleries. Featuring students & recent graduates from the region’s leading MFA programs, the exhibit introduces a new generation of LA artists with this year’s show exploring and igniting conversations around topical themes from identity politics and intersectionality to ‘prepper’ culture and psychoanalytic theory; as well as the relationship between images and truth in a digital age at a time when the concept of “truth” is being questioned.

School of Art, Mint Gallery: Hannah Varamini, MFA 1, Art Program

The exhibition continues to be a hotbed for emerging talent with this years show featuring the work of over 50 students and recent graduates across artistic disciplines from painting and ceramics to photography and installation.
Selected from an open call for entries by a prestigious jury panel including: Jonathan Griffin, art critic; Jamillah James, Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and Steven Nelson, Professor of African and African American Art History, UCLA.
Notable works include Hannah Varamini’s dramatic site-specific seaweed installation, Colony Reprise, and Gal Amiram’s Doubles, a monumental 24-foot inkjet print, which critiques the manipulation of images through digital technology as well as Lena Daly’s sculptural installation ReCharge Battery, employing UV light and ultrasound.
There will be vibrant programming throughout the run including a conversation about how artists get representation on Sun, Aug 26 at 2pm and a closing day performance on Sat, Sept 15 at 2pm by Black Salt Collective with live sets of eclectic sounds complemented by interactive live video-mixing and spontaneous performance.

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The 14th year in a row, Concern Foundation Celebrate their 44th ANNUAL BLOCK PARTY JULY 14TH 2018 AT PARAMOUNT STUDIOS

Article By: Marcelle - Jul• 11•18

 

For the 14th year in a row, Concern will help celebrate The Best of LA 2018® on Los Angeles magazine’s street which will feature lounges, photo booths, food stations, DJ dancing and much, much more.

The backlot streets will be filled with over 75 food and beverage vendors including notable classics such as Vibrato Grill Jazz, El Floridita Cuban Supper Club, Casablanca, The Grill on the Alley, Fogo de Chao, Dulan’s Soul Food, Button Mash, Fresh Brother’s Pizza, and Pink’s Famous Hot Dogs just to name a few. Plenty of musical and interactive entertainment will held on multiple stages and various locations throughout the venue which will include photo studios, lounges and SPA services provided by the Beauty Bus Foundation. The evening Master of Ceremonies will be KNX1070 News radio’s Frank Mottek. A/V Masters will donate all of the audio and visual components that truly enhance the event and the entire presentation throughout the evening.

One of the highlights of the evening will be the silent and live auction under the direction of this year’s auction chairs Lynne Fox, Bettina O’mara, Wendy Nogradi, Courtney Teller & Allie Lehrman. Live and silent auction items and packages include one-of-a-kind opportunities, concert and event tickets, restaurants, staycations, golf packages and so many other wonderful items donated by our friends throughout the community. Last year the silent and live auctions raised over $100,000!

This year Concern will be honoring the Dr. Jay and Kris Calvert and family as this year’s Cancer Crusaders for their dedication and commitment to conquer cancer. The Calvert’s 10 year old son Ace was diagnosed with leukemia art age 5 and beat his cancer so they truly know firsthand why conquering cancer is so vitally important. Jay himself was a young scientist who could not get funding early in his career as a molecular biologist and he personally knows how important our mission to supporting young investigators is to jump start researcher’s careers.

Starting from a simple idea back in the early 70’s and watching it become a reality with thousands of moving parts is the one thing that sets Concern’s signature Block Party apart from most other organizations in this city. It takes a tremendous team comprised of three generations of volunteers all working together each year and this year’s Block Party is on course to be one of our most successful fundraising events yet.
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 CONCERN is an appropriate acronym (CONquer canCER Now) for one of Los Angeles’s best-known and most beloved charities. Since its inception in 1968, CONCERN Foundation, which is dedicated to raising and granting funds to support cancer research worldwide, has broken local ground in many ways: pioneering support of cancer research (specifically in funding young scientists); using the force of celebrity to raise funds; encouraging restaurants and then caterers to share center stage with celebrities to raise money; and pioneering the “block party” fundraiser concept, using the cachet of glamorous Rodeo Drive as a setting. This non-profit organization’s fundraising milestones also chronicle a rich era in the entertainment-oriented social history of Los Angeles.

In the organization’s first two years, the original 15 couples raised $18,000 among just their friends. By 1973, CONCERN Foundation had involved A-list celebrities in its fundraising events. Jack Benny hosted An Evening at the Music Center with Andy Williams, Sonny & Cher and Liza Minnelli. The next year Frank Sinatra joined Williams, Arte Johnson and Jack Lemmon to entertain 900 guests at the first unofficial block party held in the gardens of the Al Hart estate in Bel Air, with lunch served by Chasen’s, the landmark restaurant and L.A. institution that became the event’s food purveyor.

In 1975 the event was moved to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills on the Sunday afternoon of Memorial Day weekend to accommodate the clamor for tickets. That first year the entertainers were Liza Minnelli, Shecky Green, Lily Tomlin, and Roger Miller and a “real” block party had begun. In 1977, the Concern Foundation added a premiere screening (New York New York, at the Wilshire Theater) to the entertainment faire. Thanks to Pierre Cossette, a longtime friend and sponsor of CONCERN, the roster of Block Party performers and auctioneers through the years reads like a Who’s Who of entertainment: Anthony Newley, Steve Allen, Harry James (he played in front of The Daisy, the legendary discotheque), the Lennon Sisters, Connie Stevens, Rich Little, Dick Shawn, Norm Cosby, Minnie Riperton, Glen Campbell, the Manhattan Transfer, radio talk-show host Michael Jackson (as celebrity auctioneer), John Raitt, Les Brown and his Band of Renown, Henry Mancini, Eric Estrada, Leiber & Stoller, Hal Linden, Natalie Cole, Monty Hall and more.

In 1979, other restaurants and caterers began to garner fame from the event. Milton Williams, then L.A. caterer to-the-stars, persuaded Moveable Feast, Josephine, Mr. Chow, Rócoco and The Saloon to join the festivities. Caterers and restaurants that subsequently joined included Randy Fuhrman’s Creative Catering, Parties Plus, Miss Grace Lemon Cake Co, Kate Mantilini, Scott McKay of Chasen’s Chili, Chin Chin, Michael’s, 72 Market Street, West Beach Café, Scandia, Max au Triangle (Joachim Splichal’s first local restaurant) and Trumps. Many of the original Rodeo Dr. participants remain as signature restaurants at the block party including The Grill on the Alley, Lawry’s The Prime Rib, Pink’s Famous Hot Dogs and Factor’s Famous Delicatessen.

In 1996, the Block Party moved to Paramount Studios when even the full length of Rodeo Drive could not accommodate the crowd (plus, event expenses could be lowered, something of critical importance to CONCERN). The event was also changed to an evening event and was now being held on the second Saturday of July. After 9/11, when private events were barred from movie studios, the event moved to the Petersen Automotive Museum for three years until the studio opened again for outside events.
2018 marks Concern’s 50th year and since inception Concern has awarded over $60 Million Dollars in salary support to well over 750 cancer researchers. While cancer is still one of the leading causes of death in the world, major strides have been made and there are more people surviving their cancer than ever before thanks to cancer research.

The 44th Annual Block Party will be Saturday, July 14, 2018 on the back lot of Paramount Studios in Hollywood. For this year’s theme we are Celebrating 50 Years of Super Heroes, Researchers, Donors and Volunteers. They are the true super heroes in the quest to conquer cancer. The event will be led by event chair Lexy Carroll and a team of volunteers and designed once again by John Ferdenzi of Town and Country Event Rentals. The event is expected to the attended by 4,000 guests with a goal to exceed last year’s $1.7 million dollars raised for cancer research.

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TONIGHT SATURDAY KISS THE MONKEYS PRESENT THE CHAMPAGNE GALA A 2-day Event in a Historic Hollywood Mansion. THE EVOLUTIONIONISTS SUMMIT JULY 20TH CHAMPAGNE CHARITY GALA JULY 21ST.

Article By: Marcelle - Jul• 06•18

 

ABOUT THE EVENT 

KISS THE MONKEYS first ever, 2-day event in a historic Hollywood Mansion.
The first day, will be THE EVOLUTIONISTS SUMMIT hosting USA’s top transformational leaders sharing their life experiences and teachings.
The second day, will be THE CHAMPAGNE GALA a kTm signature red carpet event experience known for celebrity fanfare, fashion runway presentations, musical performances, never-ending networking, paparazzi frenzy.

About Us
KISS THE MONKEYS is an international award-winning events company and a network of entrepreneurs, entertainers, fashion enthusiasts, professionals and philanthropists inspiring social changes through the powerful impact of modern connectivity and special events
KISS THE MONKEYS first ever, 2-day event in a historic Hollywood Mansion.
The first day, will be THE EVOLUTIONISTS SUMMIT hosting USA’s top transformational leaders sharing their life experiences and teachings.
The second day, will be THE CHAMPAGNE GALA a kTm signature red carpet event experience known for celebrity fanfare, fashion runway presentations, musical performances, never-ending networking, paparazzi frenzy, and all for a philanthropic cause.

W H O
KISS THE MONKEYS / KISS THE MERMAIDS, (both part of kTm Events) is an Award-Winning Luxury Events Company with a network of Entrepreneurs, Entertainers, Fashion Enthusiasts, Professionals, and Philanthropists. The company started from a Facebook Group that ignited into one of the most exciting social media communities on social media. In less than 3 years, the Facebook Group, KISS THE MONKEYS INTERACTIVE went from LIKES TO LIASONS and from FOLLOWERS TO FRIENDSHIPS, now over 10,000+ strong. The dynamic connections from the Kiss The Monkeys social media group seamlessly transferred from the internet to the face-to-face gatherings at trendy bars, restaurants, theaters, co-work spaces, and mansions. From the humble event beginnings in Southern California, Kiss The Monkeys has now launched in top cities in the USA and will be bringing the unique experiences of their cause-driven galas, festivals, and volunteer charity meet-ups, to other countries in 2019.

(KEEP SCROLLING DOWN TO GET FULL DETAILS OF THE EVENT)
EVOLUTIONARY SPEAKERS
Ryan Long Founder of City Gala and Global Unity Non-Profit

Bill Walsh Business Coach, Best Selling Author, Known as “America’s Small Business Expert”

Dr. Freddy Behin Author, Founder of Gymnastics World

Manny Lopez CEO/Founder Learn With Manny

Forbes Riley Author, Entrepreneur, TV Host

Karen Hoyos International Motivational Speaker

Noah St. John Founder Making Success Automatic, Author

Jeff Lefkovitz President Abilities Recovery Center

FASHION DESIGNERS
Kentaro Kameyama Project Runway Winner

Ulyana Zilbermints Ulyly Swimwear

Perry Jonnes II Fashion Designer For Pro Athletes and Other Celebs

MUSIC PERFORMERS
Airspoken

Tia Thompson

DJ Monika

Tiffany Nicole Brevard

HEADLINER
Past headliners like Carmit Bachar of the Pussycat Dolls, Julius Cowdrey of Made In Chelsea, Sheldon Reynolds of Earth, Wind & Fire and The Commodores, have lit up the stage of past kTm events.
While we can not name the Headliner singer/movie star yet, she has had several Grammy nominations and a Grammy win as well as being a multi-platinum album winner.
Her Grammy winning song has been dubbed as one of the top hits in recent years.
We are just crossing the “t”s and dotting the “i”s of the contract and are so excited to share who it is as soon as possible!
Plan ahead to have your smartphones fully charged to capture every moment of the star performer that will wrap up the unforgettable evening. Or get your VIP ticket for an opportunity to meet in person.

W H A T & W H E N

1ST DAY JULY 20, 1pm TO 7pm ENTREPRENEUR SUMMIT: A must-go for business owners and network enthusiasts to gather in an intimate set-up in the mansion to listen to internationally famous keynote speakers in a candid unplugged forum. Vendors will have tables set up in adjoining patio and refreshments and snacks will be available in the gourmet kitchen. Expect a surprise entertainment segment as an interesting element to the mid-day intermission. Complimentary Summit Tickets with every purchase of a ticket for The Champagne Gala. Or if you are only interested in attending The Evolutionists Summit, tickets are $49 online or $59 at the door on the day of the event.

2ND DAY JULY 21, THE CHAMPAGNE GALA 5PM TO 10PM FOR GEN. ADMISSION AND VIP AFTER PARTY 10PM TO MIDNIGHT (2 TICKET OPTIONS):

General Admission (outdoor garden party) – The evening begins with registration and red carpet. Photographers and multi-media publicists will welcome the guests with blinding flashes. Guests will be offered hors d’oeuvres and there will be bars set up in the garden (3 adult beverage tickets per guest and unlimited sodas, juices, water, while supplies last). DJ Monika, who Maxim Magazine named “Hottest DJ in LA” will be spinning the tunes in the garden. Concerts and fashion runway slaying begin at 8PM and the headliner wraps up the show. The networking continues throughout the night. There will be a champagne toast at the end of the night.

VIP (mansion and garden all access) – Swag bags will be offered to first 50 VIP guests to arrive.VIP will have preferred red carpet position and red carpet interviews so they can be ushered into the mansion to enjoy an exclusive meet-and-greet with other celebs, corporate sponsors, and influencers. Premier beverages served inside mansion and full dinner cooked on-site in the gourmet kitchen by award-winning Chef Mario Medina. VIP guests have the option of watching the show from the balcony overlooking the garden amphitheater or the backstage veranda. The all-access also includes the garden if they would like the option of an up-close enjoyment of the concerts and fashion shows (VIP guests should arrange with VIP concierge to arrange seats for the garden at the beginning of the evening, garden seating may be limited). Live music/DJ all night long inside the mansion and special after party.

THE CHARITY BENEFITTING FROM THE CHAMPAGNE GALA WILL BE SWEET PROGRESS.
The Sweet Progress is a collaboration of teachers and students from various NGO’s and Universities working with the locals of a small town named Tipitapa on theoutskirts of the capital Managua. Our mission is to create jobs, improve the living environment, and to create solutions of economic opportunity for the women of the community. This is a three phase pilot program that will be Scaled up then replicated many times over in impoverished communities all over the world where beekeeping is viable.

W H E R E / W E A R

Where The address will be revealed to ticket purchasers only a few days before the event. The mansion is a few blocks from Hollywood and Highland Mall. Please park at the Hollywood and Highland Mall. (Weekend Flat Rate $15 see conditions on hyperlink). There will be a chartered minibus going back and forth to the mansion throughout the event. Of course ride shares like UBER or Lyft are always a great option when indulging in adult beverages.

Wear This is a black tie affair so dress to impress. Ladies please, consider bringing along or wearing comfortable shoes to enjoy the garden and a long night of mingling and dancing.

O T H E R D E E T S

TICKETS ARE NON REFUNDABLE BUT ARE TRANSFERABLE UP TO JULY 19TH, 2018 AT MIDNIGHT. (PLEASE CONTACT US AT KTM@KISSTHEMONKEYS.COM TO TRANSFER NAME OF GUEST REGISTERED)
GUESTS MUST BE 21 YEARS OLD AND OVER
ALL GUESTS MUST BRING ID TO MATCH NAME REGISTRATION FOR ENTRY
ALL NAMES MUST BE REGISTERED PER GUESTS (EXAMPLE: YOU CAN NOT BUY 5 TICKETS WITHOUT NAMING EACH GUEST). YOU HAVE UNTIL JULY 19 TO REGISTER ALL YOUR GUESTS.
FOR THE LATEST UPDATES PLEASE KEEP CHECKING OUR FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE FOR THE CHAMPAGNE GALA
TICKET PURCHASERS WILL RECEIVE A FOLLOW UP EMAIL WEEKS BEFORE THE EVENT AS TO DETAILS OF THE MENU FOR VIP DINNER AND EXPECTED CELEBRITY ATTENDEES
LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE. ONCE IT IS SOLD OUT, IT IS SOLD OUT
ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING ALLOWED INSIDE THE MANSION OR BALCONIES, OR VERANDAS. THERE WILL BE A DESIGNATED AREA OUTSIDE FOR SMOKERS

Tickets Price Fee
VIP
Interior mansion entry exclusive only to VIP ticket holders. VIP enjoy an all access pass inside mansion and to the outdoor garden party. Gourmet meal and open bar.
Includes passes to the summit, gala and the VIP After Party.

$229.00 $0.00
General Admission
General admission enjoy the mansion garden where the stage will be for the Fashion Shows and Live Performances. 3 drink tickets, hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic refreshments. Includes complimentary passes to the Evolutionists Summit the day before, July 20th. See above for more details about the summit.

$129.00 $0.00
The Evolutionists Summit
A unique red carpet summit experience to see international known speakers and thought leaders. Refreshments and snacks and surprise entertainment element.

$49.00 $0.00

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