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Upcoming events (5+)

Boo’s Philly Cheesesteaks & Hoagies Koreatown

Boo's Philly Cheesesteaks

Time for another field trip to Boo's Philly Cheesesteaks & Hoagies in Koreatown! (https://boosphilly.com/) At Boo's Philly, you'll find the most authentic Philly cheesesteaks in LA! Made from thinly sliced steak, your choice of cheese (American, Provolone, Cheez Wiz) and grilled onions on an Amoroso roll straight from Philly! Not a beef eater? They also offer chicken substitution and hoagies - tuna, hot veggie, turkey, etc. DTLA Rendezvous Premium Members will get COMPLIMENTARY drink AND chips/small fries. (Check in with DTLA Rendezvous host, Carrie, for your ticket. Please remember to tip on comp items.) Sign up for Premium Membership: http://www.dtlarendezvous.com/membership/ Check out INSIDER's "Is This LA Cheesesteak Restaurant Better Than Philly?" video: https://youtu.be/2pEj1dVtK9U METRO Boo's Philly Ktown is just a few stops off the Metro Red & Purple lines. Take Red & Purple lines to Wilshire/Vermont and walk 4.5 blocks west or take the Purple line to Wilshire/Normandie and walk 2.5 blocks east. PARKING Parking entrance to the Brown Derby Plaza is on Alexandria Ave bt. Wilshire & 6th Street. Bring your parking ticket in to Boo's for validation. There is also street parking in the area. Boo's Philly is located on Wilshire Blvd., street level, between Alexandria & Kenmore.

Celebrating Vinicius de Moraes - samba, bossa nova, Brazilian jazz, Afro-Samba

Vera’s Heartbeat celebrates beloved Brazilian lyricist, composer and poet Vinícius de Moraes’ 105th birthday with a unique tribute show featuring local musicians and a very special guest – the poet’s beloved granddaughter, the singer Mariana de Moraes. The evening will include performances of samba, bossa nova, Brazilian jazz, Afro-Samba, and poetry. The band members are Mika Mutti (keys), Ted Falcon (violin and mandolin), Lucio Vieira (on drums), John Leftwich (on bass), Nando Duarte (7-string guitar) and special guest Scott Mayo (saxophone, flute). TICKETS are $25 at the door only. http://www.bluewhalemusic.com/event/2019/3/28/mariana-de-moraes Nicknamed “O Poetinha” ("The little poet"), Vinicíus de Moraes was a Brazilian poet, lyricist, writer and playwright, who even served as vice-consul at the Brazilian embassy in Los Angeles, his first diplomatic post. While in Los Angeles he became close with Brazilian musicians stateside including Carmen Miranda and her Bando da Lua, and befriended Orson Welles. Also, while living in Los Angeles he wrote his books “Livro de sonetos” ("Book of Sonnets") and “Novos poemas II” ("New Poems II"). A prolific songwriter, he helped define Bossa Nova in the 60’s, partnering with many other musicians. Inspired by the then-18-year-old beauty Heloisa Pinheiro, with Tom Jobim he co-wrote the classic “Girl from Ipanema” which has become an international hit and the second most-recorded song in history. In fact, The U.S. Library of Congress added “Girl From Ipanema” to the National Recording Registry designating it as an “culturally, historically, or aesthetically important” song. Tom Jobim, master guitarist João Gilberto, and Vinicíus de Moraes became known as the founders of Bossa Nova. Another partnership between Vinicíus de Moraes and Baden Powell produced one of the most definitive songbooks of the Brazilian popular music, fusing Baden’s guitar, Vinicius’s lyrics and the rhythms and themes of the Bahian Candomblé. Vinicíus de Moraes also enjoyed a successful career as an author, journalist and playwright. His play Orfeu da conceição (Orpheus of the Conception), a reworking of the story of Orpheus and Eurydice set in the carnival of Rio, was adapted into the film Black Orpheus, which won an Academy Award in 1959 as Best Foreign Language Film. Vinicíus de Moraes has so shaped Brazil’s cultural landscape that the public named the 2016 Summer Olympics mascot after him and the samba school Império Serrano based its theme around Vinícius de Moraes for Carnaval. Singer Mariana de Moraes was born in Rio de Janeiro into a family of artists, her father is the photographer Pedro de Moraes (the son of Vinicíus de Moraes) and her mother is actress Vera Barreto Leite. She began singing in childhood, encouraged by her famous grandfather. Mariana de Moraes performs elegant recreations of Brazilian music classics and sambas from the 30s to 50s enchanting audiences with a rare sensibility, breath-taking tone and intellectual curiosity. She has a compassionate ability to shepherd her listeners into an audience with the luminaries she holds dear. Her voice weaves delicate nuance into timeless songs. Her artistry holds each of us in a spellbound partnership. Mariana de Moraes has performed on stage with Maria Bethania, Joao Donato, Paulo Jobim, Carlos Lyra, Luiz Melodia, Joao Nogueira, Dominguinhos, Edu Lobo, and Bebel Gilberto, among others. Her albums include a live recording of the A Alegria Continua, a publicly-acclaimed concert with Elton Medeiros and Ze Renato. In her first solo album Mariana de Moraes - recorded in 2001 in Los Angeles and produced by pianist Guilherme Vergueiro - she interprets sambas, Bossa Nova songs and North American music classics. More info on performers, etc.: http://www.dtlarendezvous.com/event/vinicius-de-moraes/ flexLA DTLA ride-share Download the app for $2 flat rate anywhere in DTLA, everyday of the week, 4pm-2am. https://fastlinkdtla.org/flexla/

The Other Art Fair Los Angeles - FREE

Magic Box

Several of us experienced this art show last year and absolutely loved it! Can't wait to check it out again and share it with you all! We've got FREE tickets for the entire weekend! Register for FREE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-other-art-fair-los-angeles-complimentary-ticket-tickets-54750804129?discount=DTLARENDEZVOUS Join Saatchi Art's The Other Art Fair Los Angeles for their 3rd edition of the fair from Friday 29th - Sunday 31st March 2019. Browse thousands of original and limited edition artworks, and buy directly from a curated selection of 140 established and emerging independent artists from across the globe. Enjoy a unique and immersive program of features that include interactive artist installations; a special program of eco-friendly and sustainable activities produced by the Global Head of Collection at Soho House & Co.; hand poke tattoos; delicious food and drink pop-ups; DJ sets; children's activities and much more. http://la.theotherartfair.com/site MEETUP: We will go as a group/Meetup on Friday, March 29, 5-8pm. Feel free to go anytime during the weekend if you can't join us on this date and time, or if you want to go a few times over the weekend. For those meeting us, please TEXT me when you arrive. (213)[masked]

Foodie Series @ barcito


I'm excited to bring back the DTLA Rendezvous Foodie Series! Join us for curated family-style dinners at our local DTLA favorites to share delicious meals and great conversations with fellow DTLA neighbors and friends. barcito is an Argentine-Inspired all-day cafe where you'd want to go with friends and get several things to share, perfect for our Foodie Series style! Family-Style DInner Menu Ground Beef Empanadas Palmitos Salad: arugula, butternut squash, grilled hearts of palm, pumpkin seeds Provoleta Bites Broccoli Asado Sandwich: shortrib, havarti, caramelized onion, chimichurri Frid Chicken Sandwich: buttermilk fried chicken, pickled cabbage slaw, spicy honey Churros $35/person includes tax & tip TICKETS: https://foodie-barcito.eventbrite.com Drinks are available for purchase. DTLA Rendezvous Premium Members will get one complimentary drink. Sign-up for Premium Membership: http://www.dtlarendezvous.com/membership/ 6:30pm | Mingle + Happy Hour + Wine Wednesday (half off all bottles + discounted flights) 7:00pm | Dinner service starts Stay for drinks and enjoy Wine Wednesday specials untili midnight. Seats are limited! *Sorry, no refunds, but reservations are transferable.

Past events (752)

Happy Hour at District 7

District 7 DTLA

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