Golden Road hosting pub crawl in Atwater Village on Friday

The Golden Road Brewing team of beer lovers are, following a great Echo Park crawl, bringing the pub crawl to Atwater Village this Friday night.

Here’s the agenda for the tour of beers:

Bill’s Liquor (tasting) from 6:00-7:30 pm
Tam O’Shanter from 8:00-9:00 pm
Bigfoot Lodge from 9:30-10:30 pm
The Griffin at 11:00 pm

Click here for a map of the route, or check out the Facebook page for the event for more information.

Friday: Atwater Village’s Summer Nights on the Boulevard

Give your AC a break (if you’ve got one!) and head out for a night on the town amongst your fellow Villagers! Friday night is the return of the Atwater Village Summer Nights on the Boulevard.

Explore some shops you’ve never entered before, swing your hips to some great local, love music, and join in on other family-friendly, neighborly activities. Noteworthy events are Hugo’s Tacos Ice Cream Social (you know where it is!), art & jewelery galleries, music entertainment, and other businesses along Glendale Boulevard that will remain open late.

Goes on from 6-10:00 pm. See you there!

ColLAboration winter beer garden at Golden Road Brewing

$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!

Thursday is the annual Atwater Village tree lighting ceremony!

Setting up the Christmas tree. Photo by Cindy Marie Jenkins

Thursday is the 20th Annual Atwater Village Tree Lighting ceremony!

And it might actually be a little chilly, so we’ll definitely enjoy some delicious hot chocolate while we wait for the count down!

The 50-year-old, 80-foot tall California Redwood Tree on Glendale Boulevard (lovingly deemed the Charley Brown Christmas tree) was recently adorned with holiday lights and ornaments (pictured). The tree lighting celebration is a great tradition and draws hundreds of people from all over Los Angeles, as well as Atwater Village community leaders, and even Santa Claus! The LA Fire Department and Santa will initiate the lighting of the tree, schools and organizations will perform, and special dignitaries will make some presentations.

The tradition was initiated by the Atwater Village Chamber of Commerce in 1991, but has expanded with the active involvement of the Atwater Village Neighborhood Council as well as community groups, businesses, religious institutions, individual volunteers and the City of Los Angeles.

Atwater Village Tree Lighting Ceremony
Thursday December 1, 2011 at 6:00pm
Wells Fargo Parking lot in Atwater Village, 3250 Glendale Boulevard

Tonight! Trick or Treat on the BOOlevard!

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!

Happy Halloween!

Yelp’s 10-day Passport to Atwater Village starts today

You may have heard about the review website Yelp’s interest in Atwater Village, but if you haven’t here’s the low-down: Yelp! has put together a 10-day promotion in Atwater Village aimed at “celebrating” businesses along Los Feliz Blvd., Glendale Blvd. and Casitas Avenue. Tonight is the kick-off for the 10-day promotion, which takes place on Casitas Avenue at the new Atwater Crossing Kitchen. If you RSVP’d ahead of time, the kick-off party includes complimentary wood-fired pizzas, flatbreads, and pastries, as well as as wine and beer.

But if you didn’t RSVP for tonight or can’t make the event, have no fear! There are more events going on for a few more days:

Click here to continue reading Yelp’s 10-day Passport to Atwater Village starts today »

Tomorrow is Autumn Nights on the Boulevard!

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
Glendale Boulevard

Atwater Village history book signing at Potted

Join your Atwater Village friends, neighbors and fans for a book signing for the recently published Images of America: Atwater Village. The signing takes place at local nursery Potted in Atwater Village at 7:00 pm tomorrow – Thursday, September 15, 2011.

All authors will be present to sign your book, which includes Friends of Atwater Village board members Netty Carr, Sandra Caravella, Luis Lopez, and Ann Lawson.

About the book: “The book will take you from the days of the Santa Eulalia Rancho down to the Los Angeles River, over its bridges and on a trolley past the homes of Atwater Village families as they work, play, and shop. It also includes our wonderful equestrian community as well as a look at creative locals.”

The next book signing, along with a history presentation and fundraiser, is at 4:30 pm on September 27, 2011 at the Atwater Village Branch Library, 3379 Glendale Blvd.

You can purchase the book (before, after or during the event) at Potted, or at other locations around the area, including Alias Books East, Luis Lopez Automotive, Speed Co Fax & Pack, and Vince’s Market.

Atwater Village Book Signing
Thursday, September 15, 2011
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Potted is located at 3158 Los Feliz Blvd

Atwater Village Summer Nights on the Blvd Thursday

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 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.

Atwater Village Summer Nights on the Boulevard is back!

Tomorrow (Thursday, June 30, 2011) is the first of three Summer Nights on the Boulevard, and the kick-off promises to be good! From pickles to art completions, and plenty of live music, we are definitely looking forward to spending some time out on Glendale Boulevard in Atwater Village Thursday 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 July 28 and August 25, 2011.

Here’s the run-down for where to find what:

Atwater Village Farm: Pickle Pop-Up

The Atwater Village Farm will host vendors of  jams, jellies, pickles, and honey. The fabulous Chicks with Knives will have pickles, Bluestocking Farm with jam, Frog Dog with spices, jams and salsa, Jam I am with jams, Backwards Bee Keeping with a honey table, The Little Cart with hot snacks and jam, and Chef Tehra Turnbsugh Thorp of t3 Events with dressings. DJ Al G will also be spinning evening sounds.

Atwater Village Farm is located at 3224 Glendale Boulevard.


Revo Cafe: Live music starting at 6:30 pm

Musical acts Small Animals, Still Spark, and Seán Kangataran. Located at 3134 Glendale Boulevard.


Grain: Treats and refreshments

Music and offering an assortment of hors d’oeuvres, confections and bubbly refreshments. Located at 3135 Glendale Boulevard.


Santosha Space & Hypnotiq Solutions: Art Showcase

Art showcase and competition, visit or call 323-835-3039. Located at 3405 Glendale Boulevard.


Hearbeat House: Dance Performances

Nightlong dance performances by Heartbeat House (Kumbi) at the Madera Avenue/Kaldi Coffee House bump out. Located at 3147 Glendale Boulevard.


NILA: Family Fun Time

Family fun-time includes face painting, playtime and games from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at NILA (Nature Inspired Learning through Art). Located at 3010 Glendale Boulevard.


Hugo’s Tacos: Ice cream social

Hugo’s Tacos is bringing back the “Ice Creme Social” – dairy-free Frozato is specially priced for Summer Nights. Located at 3300 Glendale Boulevard.


55 Degree Wine: Food trucks

Food trucks at 55 Degree Wine and other locations along Glendale. Located at 3111 Glendale Boulevard.


The Little Knittery

Knitting machine demos by Kerry Regan, all night. Located at 3195 Glendale Boulevard.


WOOF Dog Boutique: 4 Year Celebration

From 7:00 pm-9:00 pm, Dog Beer FEST! Dog beer plus wine for the humans, and 20% off one single regular priced item (excludes dog/cat food and flea treatments)