Posts Tagged ‘Party’

REMINDER- Join Us On Tiki Thursday!

We’ve surpassed 2,000 Facebook Fans in 6 months! Time to celebrate!!!

A little reminder… this Thursday night our first HiddenLA meetup will be happenin’ at the hukilau-riffic Tonga Hut on Victory near Coldwater! YAY! Swing by for a mai tai with us!

NOTE: Happy hour lasts until 8pm: $3 well drinks and $2 domestic beer! BUUUUT… the Tonga Hut will *also* be offering up extra HiddenLA food and drink shot specials! WOO HOO!!!!

***OFFICIAL FACEBOOK EVENT INVITE***

Aaaaand here’s a little music video to getcha in the mood. Come…! to…! the tiki room…![youtube width=”590″ height=”420″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rp4pziK6RFs[/youtube] (more…)


HLA COCKTAIL MEET – Tonga Hut, Thurs, 1/28, 7:15-9:15

tongahut©LAeaterUPDATE: We now have an official Facebook Event listing!

Okay, a bunch of you on Facebook expressed interest in getting together for a HiddenLA happy hour of sorts (YAY!) and the 52 year-old local tiki dive known as Tonga Hut came out far ahead of most other favorite local valley bars in our poll… so that’s where we’re going! The next happy hour will be on the other side of the hill… we’ll rotate, just for you. :)

The Tonga Hut is located at12808 Victory Boulevard in North Hollywood (818-769-0708). You can park on the street in front, but it’s probably better to just swing around to the parking lot behind the bar.

I’m excited, and I hope you can make it! Either way it’ll be great… if you all do show up we’ll have a blast – it’ll be great to finally be able to start to put 3D faces to the many names I see on here. I’d especially love to talk to those of you who are interested in helping with the charity aspect of this site that I’m working on starting. And hey… if you *don’t* show up, s’okay. I’ll just have a prime opportunity to drown myself in Mai Tais and slur to the bored bartender my pathetic tale of how Los Angeles rejected my party invite and totally stood me up. WAH. A few years of therapy I should be totally okay! No worries!

Seriously, it’d be nice to see ya there though… :)

Sincerely,  Lynn

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Oktoberfest WINNERS!!!

WE HAVE OUR FOUR WINNERS! Mitch Viner, Pamela Duell, Andy Ziskin and Shuly Hirsch will be heading downtown to Oktoberfest next month!!! Ausgezeichnet!

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Thought I forgot aboutcha, didn’t ya? NEVER! Although my posts have dwindled due to my selfish need for actual paying income, HiddenLA is still going strong — especially on Facebook. (800+ fans in three months? Woo hoo!) There are a lot of irons are in the fire for the future of this site… but as there’s lots of stuff to see already, I hope you will take this opportunity to explore the goodness that’s already here.

Doing rushed posts just to fill up web space wouldn’t benefit anyone… but I’ll tell you what WILL benefit people… to reward you for the continued support, today we’re having a special ticket giveaway at the end of this post! YAY!!!

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oktoberfestIf you know nothing about Oktoberfest… well, trust me when I say few cultures surpass Deutschland when it comes to organized traditions of bonding with strangers over consumption of beer. Your college roommates included.

Here’s the deal… on October 12, 1810, Crown Prince Ludwig (later known as King Ludwig I) of Germany married the Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. The people of Munich were all invited to gather on the fields around the gates of the city to join in the royal festivities (the fields were later renamed in Therese’s honor). The next year, the festival was repeated. At first it wasn’t a major festival… there was an agricultural show, some horse races, some fair rides… oh, and a few beer stands. As the festival grew every year, the beer stands multiplied like rabbits and by 1896 the beer stands were replaced with beer tents and halls that were funded by the local breweries. Parades, marksmanship competitions and chariot races were also added. As of 2009, the Munich Oktoberfest is said to be the largest festival on Earth, and is definitely the world’s largest celebration of all things beer. What was originally a day-long festival now span entire weeks… generally beginning in the third weekend in September and ends the first sunday of October.

Since there’s no denying the Oktoberfest folks look like they’re having a good time, around the world people now host their own local versions and Los Angeles is no exception. There are three main Oktoberfest celebrations happening this year (there’s also one in Anaheim), each with its own unique personality. After the jump, where they are AND a contest for FREEEEE tickets!!!

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EVENTS – The Close Up 7/6-12

Note: Event listings are updated during the week as we see fit.

Now through 8/31/09 – Photography: The Billboard Show
7/9/09 – Downtown LA Artwalk
7/10-12/09 – Echo Park Community Festival
7/11/09 – Historic North Hollywood Walking Tour, 80’s Prom
Party
7/12/09
– Bastille Day Los Angeles; Art and Poetry with Exene Cervenka

billboard showONGOING THROUGH AUGUST 31st
What: THE BILLBOARD SHOW
Selling the California Lifestyle – Photographic Landscapes of the 1950s & 1960s
Where:
Take My Picture Gary Leonard 860 South Broadway, Downtown (213) 622-2256
When:
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10am–2pm & 3–6pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am–2pm; Saturdays 12–6pm; Sundays 12–3pm
Price: FREEEEE!

Details: “Ever since taking a photograph of the Dodgers as a little boy in 1959, Gary Leonard has documented the mercurial landscape of Los Angeles, from the political to the cultural and economic. A former employee of billboard advertising company Pacific Outdoor recently gave Leonard thousands of billboard slides, a hundred of which are now on view at Leonard’s gallery, Take My Picture (named after his column in various regional publications). Advertising everything from funeral services and early fax machines to civic defense and entertainment, the images provide a rare historical survey of mid-century American commercial design, proving that, much like one of his influences, Weegee, Gary Leonard has an excellent sense of timing.” (SOURCE)

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