You may have heard… Atwater Village is getting a beer festival!
It’s a great idea, especially with all the popular craft beer locations popping up in Atwater Village and the area, including Link N Hops just last year, The Morrison, and The Village Tavern (opening soon).
This is the first year for the Atwater Village Beer, Wine & Food Festival, but certainly not the last – Andy Hasroun, who owns 55 Degree Wine and Link N Hops in Atwater Village, will be holding the festival annually. Based in the parking lot of his two businesses, the festival will have a wine and beer garden for those 21 and overs where you can sample over a dozen local and West Coast craft beers (like Eagle Rock Brewery, Tap It, Firestone, Golden Road) and a selection of wines.
Food trucks including CoolHaus, Sam Choy’s, Munchie Machine, Me So Hungry, and Gourmet Genie (plus more) will be parked out front alongside Glendale Boulevard. DJ Poet and Delta Force from the Black Eyed Peas will be one of the performers on stage as well.
Advance tickets (food sold separately) are $30 regular admission (12 tastings), $40 for VIP tickets (24 tastings + extras), and $15 for designated driver (includes soda and sausage sandwich). Prices go up the day of, so they recommend buying your tickets in advance. Additionally, VIP tickets are running out!
The event is also sponsored by the Atwater Village Chamber of Commerce.
We are very excited to attend – see you there!
Atwater Village Beer, Wine & Food Festival
April 28 from 1-6:00 pm
Click here for tickets
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Glendale Boulevard is seeing a surge of new businesses and activity in the past couple of years, what with the opening of Proof Bakery, Bon Vivant Market, Links n Hops, and more. Two more spaces are gearing up to open on the popular main street of Atwater Village, including a Boba cafe and a new music venue.
Boba Loca is taking over A Boutique for Little Tots at the lower end of street at 3121 Glendale Boulevard. The menu includes, of course, Boba, shakes, smoothies, coffee, and “slush coolers” with flavors like Honeydew. Eater LA says it plans on opening up in three months (so November or December).
Just up the street at 3149 Glendale Boulevard is Vox Populi, a “a pop up music venue” by Kaldi Coffee and Jacknife Records & Taps. Vox Populi is Latin for “voice of the people.”
The first Atwater Village Movie Night of the 2012 summer season is coming up next week on Friday, June 22.
The movie that will be screening, starting at sundown around 7:30 pm, is the classic L.A. Story with Steve Martin. The events are free!
The next movie night film is The Princess Bride on Friday, July 27.
Bring a blanket, popcorn or other snacks, and your family.
Instagram photo via theglitchmob
It’s been just a week since Adam Yauch of The Beastie Boys passed away at the young age of 47. This tribute in Atwater Village is just outside the studio (called G-Son) where the group recorded in the 1990s (and where their third album, Check Your Head, was recorded).
Reader photo: Southern California Moments, Day 12 – LA Times
Can you believe Club Tee Gee is 66 years old?!
North Atwater Park (click for full-size PDF)
North Atwater Park is getting ready for its close-up – KPCC
At the end of Chevy Chase Drive in North Atwater Village is a bit of a hidden gem – a park that also serves as a natural watershed for the Los Angeles river. The project broke ground in October 2010, and looks like it’s about ready to make its debut.
Grand opening of The Pub at Golden Road Brewing
Although you could technically go there today from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm, the grand opening of The Pub at Golden Road Brewing is on Sunday, January 15, 2012. It’s in the yellow building at the brewery, located at 5430 San Fernando Rd West.
In the yellow building, on the patio, you can get a beer and a burger is just 10 bucks (cash) on the patio – includes both vegan and non vegan burger options, along with their cans of Point the Way IPA and Golden Road Hefeweizen.
The blue building is the actual brewery. At noon, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm they’ll be hosting guided tours of the brewery, which will also be open until 5:00 pm for you to check out at your leisure, while you sip on $5 large beers.
Why sharing makes sense in an over-consuming world – The Guardian
Atwater Village gets international attention from the UK for a resident Micki Krimmel’s brilliant website called NeighborGoods.net. If you haven’t checked out Micki’s website yet, it offers up a way for Atwater Village residents to share or borrow goodies with your neighbors, like tools or a bicycle.
$15 ColLAboration stein. Photo via Golden Road Brewing.
If you didn’t get a chance to check out Atwater Village’s new brewery, Golden Road Brewing, last month for its grand opening, now’s your chance! This weekend, Golden Road Brewing is hosting a Winter Fest beer garden with ColLAboration, a group of craft beer gurus and bars that come together to create pop-up style beer gardens and events in LA.
You can purchase your mugs ahead of time at Golden Road Brewing or online, and the mug serves as your entrance to the Saturday, December 3 beer garden event at the brewery.
A limited number of glasses will also be available at the door at noon, but we suggest buying online beforehand as these events can be popular. Here’s the pricing breakdown:
$15 for a limited edition Winterfest Stein
$25 for your choice of glass and 3 beer tokens
$28 for a 5 ounce taster glass and 5 taster tickets
$38 for a 5 ounce taster glass and 10 taster tickets
There will also be food from local vendors.
Golden Road Brewing/ColLAboration Winter Beer Fest
5410 N. San Fernando Road West
Saturday, December 3 from 12-5:00 pm
Due to the wind storm blowing out the utilities, ColLAboration has been postponed until 2012. You can hang on to your glass if you’ve already bought one and use it at the future date (TBA). Refunds are also an option!
Tonight is the annual Trick or Treat on the Boolevard in Atwater Village!
Bring the family – the kiddos, even your little doggies in those cute costumes, for a fun and safe way to trick-or-treat.
The festivities take place all along Glendale Boulevard from 4-6:00 pm. Visit as many Atwater Village businesses as you can!
Summer’s officially over, and with the sun setting much earlier in the evening comes our last neighborhood night on the Boulevard tomorrow – Thursday, September 28, 2011.
Revo Cafe won’t be hosting live music this time around due to noise complaints from neighbors, but there will be live music in front of Kaldi Cafe.
Atwater Village Farm is hosting “Savory Night” with a few delectable vendors, including: Coldwater Canyon Provisions, Darren the Chef, Frog Dog Herbs, Christistina’s from Spain, Chef Vince Votan, and Jam I Am.
Hugo’s will also be hosting their ice cream social, A Place to Create will have plenty of artsy things to do, and family funtime will as always be hosting at NILA: (Nature Inspired Learning through Art). 55 Degree Wine will have food trucks, and Brazilian Yoga and Pilates demonstrations in front of Kaldi as well.
There will be more events, be sure to check in at the Neighborhood Council table for a map of all participating vendors along Glendale Boulevard!
Autumn Nights on the Boulevard
Thursday, September 29 from 6:00 pm – 10:00pm
Click for the full map
This weekend is full of festivals, artwalks, and plenty of celebrations around Northeast LA – after you’ve gotten your groove on nearby at the Echo Park Shop Hop and Art Walk, spend some time in Elysian Valley for the Sixth Annual Frogtown Artwalk!
The artwalk is a free, self-guided tour of art studios and galleries throughout Elysian Valley (around Blake Avenue). And to make it extra special, there’s the refurbished LA River bike/pedestrian path to explore.
The streets of Elysian Valley will be humming with activity, and with many art studios to visit and music to hear, you’re not going to run out fun. Events include:
- Community Gardens Event on Rich Street
- Chalk Walk, Fluxus Water Events, and a “Name Dropping” interactive event at the Blake Lofts
- Juried Art Show at Frogtown Gallery
- Hula Hoops on Blake Avenue
- Eclectic Jazz Sounds at 2808 Newell
- Food trucks like Tacos Kevin, Don Chows, Chunk n’ Chip, and Tornado Patato
- Art and Music (including The Lonely Wild) at RAC Design/Build
- Music and t-shirt printing at NOMAD gallery
- Christening of a mural covering three walls of a building featuring the Elysian Valley lowriders
- and more!
See you there!
6th Annual Frogtown Artwalk
September 24, 2011
For more info: email@example.com
Tomorrow (Thursday, July 280, 2011) is the second of three Summer Nights on the Boulevard. It’s fun to grab a friend and walk around the Boulevard, so hopefully we’ll see you around tomorrow night!
The Atwater Village Summer Nights on the Boulevard is hosted by the Atwater Village Neighborhood Council and supported by the Chamber of Commerce. Visit the event website for more information! The next Summer Nights on the Boulevard takes place on August 25, 2011.
Here’s the run-down for where to find what (thank you AVNC!):
Nila will be providing Family Fun from 5-7pm and Nila at Night offering childcare for $10 per hour so the grownups can tour the boulevard. 3010 Glendale Blvd (adjacent to the bridge).
Hypnotiq Solutions will be offering 2 free Mini Clay HypnoArt Workshops (ages 8-adult) 8:15-8:45pm and 9:00-9:30pm, 3405 Glendale Blvd.
Santosha Space & Hypnotiq Solutions are hosting Part II of the “Art on the Boulevard” Competition & Showcase 6-10pm, 3405 Glendale Blvd.
Wonderlock Kellerland is providing a French/Belgium DJ Party and groupshow of 20 Berlin artists 3149 Glendale Blvd.
Food and Drink
55 degrees will have food trucks 5-10pm, 3111 Glendale Blvd.
Atwater Village Farm Team is providing Toast and Jam 5-10pm, 3224 Glendale Blvd.
Music, Dance and Yoga
Revo Café hosting bands: College Girlfriend, Coby Brown, Ruthtub 6:30-10pm, 3134 Glendale Blvd.
Heartbeat House will provide high energy dance demos 3141 Glendale Blvd.
Brazilian Yoga and Pilates will be doing yoga and pilates demo at Kaldi 3147 Glendale Blvd.
Shop and Community
The Little Knittery will be hosting a one night only trunk show of super cute and simple knitting kits by Make-One.com 3195 Glendale Blvd.
The AVNC will be handing out free stickers and community calendars at Revo Cafe 3131 Glendale Blvd.
Alias Books East will be hosting the Atwater Village Book Signing 5-10pm, 3163 Glendale Blvd.
More businesses will be participating, but have yet to confirm their activities.