• "Spirit of Hungary" Dance Performance

    Wilshire Ebell Theatre

    The following event was shared by Piros: "An exclusive dance and music performance to commemorate the brave spirit of the 1848 Hungarian Revolution against the oppression of the Austrian, Habsburg Monarchy; and celebrate the vibrant and energetic folklore of the Hungarians in the Carpathian Basin. The Hungarian National Dance Ensemble (Magyar Nemzeti Táncegyüttes) is one of Hungary’s most important professional folk dance companies, which has toured on every Continent of the world with great success and acclaim. The Ensemble’s appearance in North America is a rare opportunity to witness Hungarian dance culture at its best. Director/Coreographer: ZOLTÁN Zsuráfszky www.facebook.com/thespiritofhungary https://www.discoverlosangeles.com/what-to-do/events/spirit-hungary-1848 Tickets from $15."

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  • DINNER at The Main Course Restaurant in West L.A. featuring European Cuisine

    Join us for Dinner at The Main Course Restaurant in West Los Angeles. The Main Course Restaurant serves a variety of European cuisine, including Hungarian. It is a small, casual restaurant. From their menu: Ukrainian Stuffed Cabbage $14.95 Two large steamed cabbage leaves stuffed with pure ground turkey, baked in a sweet and sour sauce, served with real mashed potatoes, broccoli and carrots Bulgarian Stuffed Bell pepper $14.95 With lean ground turkey and baked in tomato and basil sauce served with real mashed potatoes, broccoli and carrots Hungarian Chicken Paprikash $14.95 Taste you'll never forget! Hungarian dish of, boneless, skinless chunks of chicken cooked in a mild paprika and garlic sauce, served with your choice of potatoes, broccoli and carrots or with noodles Romanian Stuffed Eggplant $14.95 With lean ground turkey and baked in a tomato and basil sauce served with real mashed potatoes, broccoli and carrots. Hungarian Beef Goulash $16.95 Boneless, tender chunks of beef, marinated and cooked with fresh paprika, garlic, herbs, and seasonings, served with your choice of mashed potatoes, broccoli and carrots or with noodles. Soups, salads, sandwiches, and desserts are also available. For Yelp Reviews CLICK HERE (https://www.yelp.com/biz/the-main-course-los-angeles-2). See you soon, Louis

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  • Magyar Haz Event: A Magyar Kultura Napja Eloesteje

    Ünnepeljük meg együtt a Magyar Költészet Napját! "Ócska keringő" címmel Lutter Imre Radnóti - és Wlassics-díjas előadóművész önálló előadóestje lesz a Magyar Hazban. Az előadás a születés, a szerelem, a felnőtté válás, a hit, a haza és az elmúlás tematikáját táncolja végig, sajátos dramaturgia mentén. A belépés $20. Mindenkit sok szeretettel vár a Magyar Haz! For our first event of the year let's go to the United Hungarian House. This evening will be a celebration in honor of the Day of Hungarian Culture. Imre Lutter, a Radnoti and Wlassics Prize-winning performer will entertain guests with a selection of Hungarian and American poems. You can buy tickets at the door for $20. RSVP if you would like to meet up with your fellow Magyar Meetupers before/after the event or sit together during the performance.

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  • Hungarian Wine Tasting at Uncorked

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    Uncorked Wine Shop in Hermosa Beach will have a Hungarian wine tasting event on June 24 from 6-9pm, hosted by Lillie Farkas. Orsi Kiss from Blue Danube Wines will be pouring a selection of 5 wines: most likely 2 whites, maybe a rose, and 3 reds. The cost is $15. You are welcome to bring snacks for yourself or to share with the group if you like. They will be pouring from 6pm til 10pm and you can arrive any time. The photos on this page are from the last Hungarian Wine meetup event there.

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  • Tankcsapda Koncert West Hollywoodban

    Whisky a Go Go

    Urai vagyunk a turne'nak! cimmel koncertet ad a Tankcsapda West Hollywoodban. Aki szereti a zenejuket, illetve szeretne megismerni, az csatlakozhat a meetup csoporthoz Nemeth Juli es Laci szervezeseben. Belepes 9 oratol. Jegyek itt kaphatoak: http://www.songkick.com/concerts/24426479-tankcsapda-at-whisky-a-go-go Aki szeretne velunk a koncert elott talalkozni, Peter ajánlt [?] egy jo kis pizzeriat, hogy ott 8-kor talalkozzunk. Dough Pizzeria & Bar, 8947 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069. Nem foglalunk kulonosen helyet, majd talalkozunk ott es aki ott van az velunk tart! Hungarian band Tankcsapda is on tour in the US, and will be playing at Whisky A Go Go on November 15th, Sunday. If you are interested in joining meetupers who are attending, Julia and Laszlo Nemeth are organizing an outing. Doors open at 9pm. Tickets are on sale here: http://www.songkick.com/concerts/24426479-tankcsapda-at-whisky-a-go-go Whoever wants to MEETUP before the concert: Peter recommended a local pizzeria, to meet at 8pm. Dough Pizzeria & Bar, 8947 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069. I'm not going to reserve a table, we'll just meet out front at 8 and whoever's there can join us. If you are not familiar with their music, you can find plenty of videos of their performances on YouTube, e.g.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMVMw8S0LZI

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  • Getty Muzeum: Tura es Piknik - III. Felvonas

    The Getty Center

    Csoportunk egyik tagja, Szaloky Melinda, a Getty Muzeumban docens es eddig ketszer nagy sikerrel vezetett minket korbe a muzeum kertjeben, illetve adott epiteszeti turat nekunk. Igeretehez hiven ismet felajanlotta Melinda, hogy szervez nekunk egy ujabb csoportos turat, magyar nyelven. Aki ott volt a multkor, az tudja, hogy nagyon jol sikerult, es biztos szivesen csatlakozik ha a datum megfelelo. Aki meg nem volt a Getty Muzeumban, vagy mar reg volt, annak csak javasolni tudjuk, mert egyedi alkalom magyar vezetovel megnezni! A programterv a kovetkezo: du. 3 ora - talalkozo a muzeumnal, a villamos elso megallojanal (ahol fel lehet szallni, NEM ahova felvisz). Gyertek idoben! du. 3-4 ora - piknik a kertben - mindenki hozzon maganak ennivalot, innivalot! Leulunk es beszelgetunk a kertben. du. 4-tol a piknik utan a resztvevoket muzeumi turara invitalja Idegenvezetonk, aki onkentes turavezeto a Gettyben. Melinda magyar nyelven fogja bemutatni a Getty muzeum Turner kiallitasat: http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/turner/ A Turner kiallitas egyik kepe: A tura korulbelul egy oras lesz, de ha igeny van ra, Melinda szivesen meghosszabbitja. A vezetett tura utan egyenileg vagy csoportban folytathatja mindenki a nezelodest. Tudnivalok: *A belepes ingyenes de a parkolas $15/auto a Getty garazsaban. *Erdemes a parkolasra 10-15 percet szanni, mert a hetvegen sokan vannak, tehat 2:45-re erkezzetek a Getty kapujahoz, ha nem szeretnetek elkesni! *A muzeumban jelenleg a kovetkezo kiallitasok tekinthetoek meg: http://www.getty.edu/visit/exhibitions/ (http://www.getty.edu/visit/cal/days/04262014.html) *Gyertek kenyelmes cipoben! *Hozzatok fenykepezogepet,ha szeretnetek a kertben setalni utana! *Erdemes idoben jonni, mert nehez lesz megtalalni a csoportot a muzeumon belul. Ha valakinek egyeb tanacsa van, itt megoszthatja a csoporttal.

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  • Marcius 15.-ei Megemlekezes

    exposition park rose garden

    "Dr. Kálmán László, Magyarország Los Angeles-i főkonzulja, Pereházy Miklós, az Egyesült Magyar Ház elnöke, valamint a Ház Igazgatótanácsa szeretettel meghívja Los Angeles magyarságátaz 1848-as Forradalom és Szabadságharc 167-ik évfordulójára emlékezőünnepi műsorra és fogadásra - 2015 március 15. vasárnap, du. 5:00-kor - “LEGYEN BÉKE, SZABADSÁG ÉS EGYETÉRTÉS!” A vendégeket köszönti: Pereházy Miklós, a Magyar Ház elnöke Ünnepi beszédet mond: Dr. Kálmán László, Magyarország Los Angeles-i főkonzulja Műsorvezető, művészeti vezető és rendező: Antal Tímea Nyitó és záró imát mond: Nt. Tóth Viktor, az Első Magyar Református Egyház lelkésze A műsorban fellépnek: Ildy Lee, Mező Borbála, Neszlényi Judith, Reeves Anna, Tóth Nerella, Antal Tímea valamint a Kárpátok Néptáncegyüttes és a Los Angeles-i és Hollywood-i Cserkészek Cím: United Magyar House, 1975 W. Washinghton Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90018. Tel:[masked] Belépő: $5. Pártolja a Magyar Házat, lépjen be tagjaink sorába!" Aki szeretne a parkbol a Magyar Hazba egyutt atmenni, esetleg jelezze az RSVP-jeben, vagy az oldalon kommentalva.

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  • Getty Muzeum: Tura es Piknik - II. Felvonas

    The Getty Center

    Csoportunk egyik tagja, Szaloky Melinda, a Getty Muzeumban docens es aprilisban nagy sikerrel vezetett minket korbe a muzeum kertjeben, illetve adott epiteszeti turat nekunk. Igeretehez hiven ismet felajanlotta Melinda, hogy szervez nekunk egy ujabb csoportos turat, magyar nyelven. Aki ott volt a multkor, az tudja, hogy nagyon jol sikerult, es biztos szivesen csatlakozik ha a datum megfelelo. Aki meg nem volt a Getty Muzeumban, vagy mar reg volt, annak csak javasolni tudjuk, mert egyedi alkalom magyar vezetovel megnezni! A programterv a kovetkezo: du. 2 ora - talalkozo a muzeumnal, a villamos elso megallojanal (ahol fel lehet szallni, NEM ahova felvisz) du. 2-3 ora - piknik a kertben - mindenki hozzon maganak ennivalot es innivalot, leulunk es beszelgetunk a kertben. du. 3-tol a piknik utan a resztvevoket muzeumi turara invitalja Idegenvezetonk, aki onkentes turavezeto a Gettyben. Melinda magyar nyelven fogja bemutatni a Getty muzeum valogatott mukincseit. A tura a festmenyek mellett betekintest nyujt a francia dekorativ muveszeti gyujtemenybe is, mely XVIII. szazadi butorok es egyeb berendezesi targyak kapraztato egyvelege . Ezen kivul meglatogatjuk az ideiglenes Rubens kiallitas mukincseit is, ahol Peter Paul Rubens altal tervezett gobelineket es azok festett modelljeit csodaljuk majd meg. A tura korulbelul egy oras lesz, de ha igeny van ra, Melinda szivesen meghosszabbitja. A vezetett tura utan egyenileg vagy csoportban folytathatja mindenki a nezelodest. Tudnivalok: *A belepes ingyenes de a parkolas $15/auto a Getty garazsaban. *Erdemes a parkolasra 10-15 percet szanni, mert a hetvegen sokan vannak, tehat 1:45-re erkezzetek a Getty kapujahoz, hogyha nem szeretnetek elkesni! *A muzeumban jelenleg a kovetkezo kiallitasok tekinthetoek meg: http://www.getty.edu/visit/exhibitions/ (http://www.getty.edu/visit/cal/days/04262014.html) *Gyertek kenyelmes cipoben! *Hozzatok fenykepezogepet,ha szeretnetek a kertben setalni utana! *Erdemes idoben jonni, mert nehez lesz megtalalni a csoportot a muzeumon belul. Ha valakinek egyeb tanacsa van, itt megoszthatja a csoporttal.

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  • Brian's Holiday Extravaganza - 2014 edition!

    Brian's Holiday Extravaganza! Last year was great, it's time to do it again. We are doing a shorter, simplified version of last year, hopefully more gentle on the neighbors... End time will be 9 pm, but there is plenty of fun to be had before then: Cookie swap White Elephant Gift Exchange Hungarian music, fun and friends You can come anytime or leave anytime, but the schedule of the party is as below: 4 pm - Cookie swap Please let us know in advance if you are coming, so we can have enough boxes ready. We will plan for 12 people, but this can be adjusted. With 12 it would work like this: everyone makes 24 pieces of whatever cookie they would like and brings them on a plate / in a box. Everyone will get a box or plate and can go around, take 2 cookies from each box/tray and eat (or taste) one, take the other home. Of course the cookies should be homemade, and Hungarian cookies are preferred! You are welcome to attend just the cookie swap or just the party or both. 5 pm - Holiday potluck party starts - We will put on some Hungarian music and enjoy the food and drinks everyone brings to the potluck. Please indicate on this page what you will bring. 7 pm - White Elephant - Please bring a gift (wrapped). We will draw numbers and choose gifts in that order. You will get a chance to "steal" someone's gift too! Let's aim for gifts in the $10-$15 range and that are unisex. Then the party continues on with the possibility of: -singing Hungarian carols-playing a Hungarian Christmas game -watching a Hungarian Christmas movie So come and join us! Merry Christmas! See you there, and if not, come to the cabin party! Brian ************************************ Brian partija nem szorul bemutatasra, de aki meg nem volt nala annak igerhetjuk, hogy nagyon jol fogja magat erezni! Brian remek hazigazda es a tavalyi karacsonyi partiba is beleadott apait-anyait! Lesz suti cserebere, karacsonyi jatekok, ajandekozas... Szoval lehet valasztani, hogy ki miben szeretne reszt venni! *************************************

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  • Forest Cabin Magyar Christmas Party

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    My Son took a picture of these today at SPORT CHALET. This is what you should get just to have in case of ice and snow. DO NOT wear tennis shoes. Friday morning will tell a lot. I will put an update here on weather. When I get to cabin on Friday, I will call NANDA, and she can post an update here. Meanwhile remember,,, I do not get internet or wi-fi up there. If you've been following the event page, you already know that there is a storm coming in on Thursday and Friday, which will make transportation more difficult and which might impact your ability to get up to the cabin. At this point our recommendation is that only those who are avid hikers and have the right equipment go up. Brian suggests having snow chains ready, yak trax, packing an extra set of cold weather clothes, setting aside additional time for driving and parking, and more. Please take that into consideration when deciding if you are up for it or not.If your plans changed, update your RSVP accordingly. If you are still in, post your food choice for the potluck. Brian has an event page on Facebook for it where you can keep track of what's next. https://www.facebook.com/events/404021243082761/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming# Thanks. **************** Még egy kabinos parti Brian szervezésében! :) Legyetek szivesek jelezni, hogy mikor jottok es mit hoztok! Nyomtassatok ki az alabbi infot kesobbre! Koszi! From Brian: "it's coming on Christmas they're cuttin down the trees they're putting up reindeer and singin songs of joy and peace oh I wish I had a trail i could hike away on... You could hike this trail so long you can teach your feet to fly..." Its time. "THE 15TH ANNUAL LEGRADY FOREST CHRISTMAS PARTY, and MAGYAR Forest Buli!" Shake it up. Go to the forest for Christmas. I work for Santa Claus, and he said you better be there. I would do what he says. Start out early from LA to get to the trail head by 11:00 am. See Directions Below....... The hike is just under a mile. Always give yourself extra time. Time: Plan to eat around 2:00pm Hike up with a friend, loved one, or by yourself to a whole different reality from the showbiz scene. It’s only 45 miles from Downtown Los Angeles! Decorate a live tree, drink cider, sing songs, warm hands over the fireplace or pot bellied stove. Walk outside, smell the pines, take a walk down to the stream and listen to the music of the wind dance in harmony with the water. Bring the kids. Musical instruments are encouraged. This 100 year wilderness homestead requires a 1 mile hike into the Cucamonga Wilderness. Elevation starts at 5600’ at the trail head, and climbs to 6800’ at the destination. That’s a 1200’ elevation gain along one of the most beautiful trails in the local mountains. Note: I will not have access to the other cabins, so sleeping space will be limited. Please plan to hike down in time to drive back OR stay at the Baldy Lodge a few miles down. They have beautiful rustic cabins and a group rate might be possible if we plan ahead. Directions: From Los Angeles: Check your local map to plan a route to the 210 freeway traveling east from Pasadena. As you enter the town of Upland, look for Mountain Avenue, “Mt Baldy” exit and take it North. (Careful, there is another Mountain exit in Arcadia) Follow directions “B” below From San Diego County: Take the 15 freeway North towards Riverside to the 210 freeway. Take the 210 West towards Los Angeles. As you enter the town of Upland, look for the Mountain Avenue, "Mt. Baldy" exit and take it north. Follow directions “B” below Directions “B” You will be traveling 1.9 miles north on Mountain Avenue through the suburbs of Upland. Make a left or Euclid Avenue continuing past the fire station, the river bed and upwards to Baldy Road. Make a right on Baldy Road into the mountains towards Baldy Village. Several miles after Baldy Village you will enter the parking lot for Icehouse Canyon. The entrance to the parking lot is just before the road hairpins to the left up to the Chairlifts. Make sure you do not keep going up to the lifts. There is a little road block right there where a wonderful lil’ lady by the name a Dee Hanson sells honey, and “Wilderness Pass” parking permits. You will want to grab one of these permits for $5.00. Park your car in the parking lot making sure to display your pass in the windshield. Enter the trailhead a Icehouse Canyon. You will hike a mile up a well-marked trail. The path stays fairly close to the stream. About 7/8 of a mile up, you will see a sign signaling a junction: left, up the slope, is the Chapman Trail to Cedar Flats (I mile) and the “high route” to Icehouse Saddle; right, straight ahead, is the old trail up the canyon. Do not go up to Cedar Flats. Just 50’ beyond the sign, to the right, is cabin 35, and the destination for your afternoon. Things to Bring: Warm clothes, Good walking boots, First aid kit, Flashlight with 1 set of extra batteries, Water. Things to bring for the party: Bring one of the following items to share: a main dish (Hungarian food wold be nice!), wine, crackers, brie, pate', bread sticks, yams, candy, you name it. Be creative!! Salads and vegetarian side dishes are really needed. If you want......bring a candle for the mood. (You can’t eat that though.) And a Christmas ornament to represent the love you have for a deceased family member. Materials you find by the cabin or bought at the store can make this ornament. There is a tree between the cabin and the stream that we decorate to represent the love for this specific family member. The decorations will stay on the tree until nature decides it's time for them to fall. This yearly demonstration of love has become a poignant and meaningful ritual. If there is snow: The trail can get icy even if it's an old snow fall. It can get very slippery. I suggest going to Sport Chalet to buy an item called "Yaktrax". These, or an item like it, can strap on the bottom of the shoes, and stop you from sliding. They run around $14.00 a pair, and come in assortment of sizes. Little cost for so much more traction. They will fit even on tennis shoes.....I Think. The following text is reprinted from the book, "Trails of the Angeles" to give you a better description of the area. Icehouse Canyon to Icehouse Saddle 8 miles round trip; 2600' elevation gain Classification: Moderate Season: June-October Topo maps: Mt. Baldy, Cucamonga Peak FEATURES Icehouse Canyon is the hikers' gateway to the eastern high country and the Cucamonga Wilderness. Its broad, V shaped portal leads east from San Antonio Canyon, 10 miles north of Mt. Baldy Village, and climbs 2600' to Icehouse Saddle, a prominent gap on the great Telegraph Ontario Ridge. The saddle is a major trail junction, with routes leading in four directions. For hikers of moderate ability, the trip up-canyon to Icehouse Saddle is rewarding. You pass through some of the finest stands of incense cedar in the range, and the ponderosa and sugar pines are healthy and towering. From the saddle you look into the inviting Cucamonga Wilderness country and down over the Lytle Creek drainage. Legend has it that the magnificent cedar beams for Mission San Gabriel were cut in the canyon,. then laboriously dragged down to the lowland by oxen teams. For years it was known as Cedar Canyon (now the name for a tributary of Icehouse Canyon). The present name dates from the 1860s, when an ice plant in the lower canyon supplied ice to valley residents. The lower reaches of the canyon are dotted with private cabins. Once there were many more; the big flood of 1938 wreaked havoc here, as it did in other canyons of the range. Today, the boulder-strewn floor of Icehouse Canyon bears testimony to nature's torrential fury. DESCRIPTION Drive to Icehouse Canyon parking area, 1-1/2 miles above Mt. Baldy Village just off the San Antonio Canyon Road. Park in the parking area immediately below the resort. Walk up the trail that starts just to the right of the resort. In the first 1-1/2 miles you pass many private cabins, climbing gently through a forest of oak, big-cone spruce, and incense cedar. You reach a junction: left, up the slope, is the Chapman Trail to Cedar Flats (I mile) and the "high route" to Icehouse Saddle; right, straight ahead, is the old trail up the canyon. The new "high route" is easier walking, but the old canyon way is shorter-take your choice. The canyon trail passes more cabins, then zigzags several hundred feet up the north slope before dropping back into the canyon and crossing the creek. You enter Cucamonga Wilderness and in 3 miles you reach Columbine Spring, a small water seepage just below the trail. This is the last water enroute. Beyond, the trail switchbacks steeply through tall pines and firs, makes a junction with the new "high route," and reaches Icehouse Saddle, 4 miles from the start. You now have several options. You can take a good look, then return the way you came. You can turn left (north) and follow the trail that climbs around the west slope of Timber Mountain and over Telegraph Peak, then drops to Baldy Notch. You can turn hard right (southwest) and take the lateral trail to Kelly's Camp and Ontario Peak. You can go right (southeast) on the trail that contours around the east slopes of Bighorn Peak to Cucamonga Saddle, then climb the north face of Cucamonga Peak. Or you can drop eastward down the Middle Fork Trail to Lytle Creek. Whichever option you take, you are sure to travel through some of the finest high country in the range. DISCLAIMER / RELEASE OF LIABILITY IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ BELOW IN ITS ENTIRETY: We are volunteers (i.e. not liable for the group). Safety is a priority for everyone in the group. Think of this as hiking with a group of friends. Outdoor sports and other events we plan can be inherently dangerous and accidents may happen. By participating in any posted event, you're taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. The Los Angeles Hungarian Meetup Group and its organizers are not trained hikers and hiking leaders and we do not confirm the qualifications of any of its members to lead or participate in trips. All participants take full responsibility for their own actions. If you choose to sign up for any Los Angeles Hungarian Meetup events, you are releasing the Los Angeles Hungarian Meetup Group and its organizers from all liability in case of possible injuries as stated in paragraph 6.2 of the Meetup “Terms of Service” located on the bottom of the Meetup website. Your personal safety depends on your own judgment and experience.

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