Eugene's Blog – May 2008 Archive (14)

LACDA Digital Art Competition - Deadline 6/30

Do you have an impeccable eye for digital photography, art, video, or new media? If so, the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art is hosting a juried competition where the top 40 winners from all over the world will have the privilege of having their work shown at the LACDA gallery on August 14-16. Juror Howard Fox, Curator of Contemporary Art, LACMA, will attend the opening reception of the widely promoted exhibition. The registration fee is $30 and the… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 31, 2008 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

URBAN ADVENTURE - ROYAL/T - JUST LOVE ME

ROYAL/T

Alice and I checked out the Royal/T studio today, a 10,000 square foot art space, cafe, and retail store, which opened up a couple weeks ago. Just Love Me is the art studio's opening exhibition, which explores the complexity of cuteness, and the yearning it reveals in artistic expression today. We took a second to sit down and have lunch, and while being served by Japanese girls in maid costumes, we were fortunate enough to speak… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 30, 2008 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

THE WEEKEND EXPERIENCE - RESTAURANT IN THE SPOTLIGHT - 5/30-6/1

CASA SANCHEZ

You haven't experienced a real, fully orchestrated, live mariachi band right from your dinner seat unless you've dined at Casa Sanchez in West LA. Aside from their free, amazing performances, which take place every Thursday-Sunday, you will surely enjoy the great upscale, authentic, Mexican food . The topper? Free, unlimited, fresh guacamole and salsa. Whether you'e planning a romantic evening, or dining with a group of… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 30, 2008 at 2:30am — 2 Comments

61st Annual Maine Lobster Festival - July 30-August 3

Have you ever seen the Simpsons episode where Homer feeds his pet lobster butter?



I've been wanting to go to this event for years!! The world famous "original lobster festival" is now in its 61st consecutive year and is New England's pride and joy . Tons of steamed Maine lobsters are served along with fun, games, and contests including: waterfront activities, maritime displays and demonstrations, Maine arts and crafts, visits to Navy and… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 29, 2008 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

THE WEEKEND EXPERIENCE - MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND - 5/30-6/1

THE MOVIE I'D TAKE A DATE

STRANGERS

The horrifying events that took place in the Hoyt family's vacation home at 1801 Clark Road on February 11, 2005 are still unknown. This suspense thriller stars Liv Tyler and James Hoyt in a plot where a couple whose remote getaway becomes a place of terror and masked ghosts exploit their worst fears.



THE MOVIE I'D TAKE MY FRIEND…

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Added by Eugene on May 29, 2008 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

THE WEEKEND EXPERIENCE - ART+CULTURE

Culver City ArtWalk - May 31, 2008 - Free!





On Saturday, May 31, 2008, Culver City presents their annual Artwalk which is a self-guided tour of over forty galleries open from 12pm to 6pm . This art extravaganza especially celebrates the Culver City Art District, a cluster of galleries exhibiting new and distinguished artists, which is located where Washington and La Cienega Boulevards intersect. Look forward to hearing some live… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 28, 2008 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

S Bar - 6304 Hollywood Blvd.



I went to S Bar this last weekend and was impressed by this upscale, swanky bar. Funky, mismatched lamps strung from the ceiling, upside down. The European vibe consisted of framed art hanging on Victorian patterned wallpaper and comfortable, sleek couches. The crowd consisted of classy young professionals who were dancing to pop music mixed with dance beats. A cool place to kick it with friends and catch up.…

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Added by Eugene on May 27, 2008 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

The Rio Carnaval - Rio de Janeiro - Feb, 21 2009 - Feb, 24 2009



The last couple years I have been fascinated with Brazil and have been wanting to go there. I'm going to try and make it to Rio's Carnaval early next year.



Rio de Janeiro has long been regarded as the Carnival Capital of the World. The Rio Carnaval is not only the biggest Carnival benchmark against which every other carnival is compared but also one of the most interesting artistic events on the Globe. Foreign visitors to it alone… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 27, 2008 at 12:30am — No Comments

LA Wine Fest - Hollywood, Ca - July 12-13



Good wine is a necessity of life for me. - Thomas Jefferson



The 3rd annual LA Wine Fest is being held on July 12 & 13 in Hollywood at the historic Raleigh Studios. Over 2000 Winos indulged in 2007 and the Wine Fest is expecting over 2500 attendees this summer! Cheers!



One Day Pass - $45

Two Day Pass - $80



LA Wine Fest Participants…

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Added by Eugene on May 24, 2008 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Esquire North: The Ultimate Bachelor Pad



For the fifth year in a row, Esquire has taken over an incredible home -- this one an $8.5 million triplex penthouse apartment overlooking Central Park in New York City -- and worked with the world’s top designers and luxury brands to transform it into the ultimate bachelor pad.



Here are a few of the rooms:



Living Room designed by Campion Platt for Versace

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Added by Eugene on May 21, 2008 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

The new Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios



D'OH!! Sideshow Bob is loose from prison to get revenge on Krusty and the Simpson family at the new ride at Universal Studios Hollywood opened on May 19, 2008. Brady MacDonald of the Los Angeles Times described the ride as "visually stunning" and said it "truly delivers — with loads of in-jokes and satire for serious fanatics and tons of thrills and fun for casual fans." At least 24 regular characters from the series make an appearance, all… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 21, 2008 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Griffith Observatory - See the real stars - not those fake hollywood ones!





If you have never been here or haven't been since it remodeled, Griffith Observatory is definitely worth checking out. The architecture of the building is amazing and I would recommend going right before sunset, as you and your date will surely enjoy a panoramic view of LA. The main attraction is the Samuel Oschin Planetarium Show, which is an IMAX on the ceiling. Wicked, I know...the show consists of informative info regarding… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 20, 2008 at 12:30am — No Comments

The Rising Ride - Documentary on China - Morono Kiang Gallery 5/24 @ 7 p.m - free



With a blazing economy, a radically different governemt, and so much news ranging from the earthquake to the olympics, I have had a growing curiosity about China. I recently stumbled upon this documentary, The Rising Tide, which investigates China's march toward the future through the work of some of its most talented emerging artists, whose work reflects the country's rising influence as an economic, political and cultural force in the global… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 19, 2008 at 1:00am — No Comments

Terra Cotta Soldiers @ the Bowers Museum - May 18 - Oct 12



Oohh...I'm so going to check this out!!



China's First Emperor, the boy king who united the country in 221 BC and began construction of the first Great wall, was not only obsessed with building but also a fanatic about death. To enforce his rule over the afterlife, he built a standing army of 7,000 soldiers. This terra cotta army of soldiers, servants, musicians, acrobats, and animals silently remained underground for two thousand… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 16, 2008 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

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