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Stuttgart Beer Festival

This September, Stuttgart is celebrating a bicentennial double jubilee: 200 years of the Stuttgart Beer Festival along with 100 years of the Agricultural Show. The city will commemorate the founding of these two biggest festivals in the state by King Wilhelm I of Württemberg and his consort, Queen Katharina, with the Historic Volksfest that will start a few days before the agriculture and beer festivals. All of the merriment for the Historical Festival will take place on the Palace Square in the center of Stuttgart surrounded by the New and Old Palaces whereas the modern day beer festival and the agricultural festival, will be celebrated on the Canstatter Wasen, once a grassy plain not far from the city center.

On 28th September 1818, the day after the king’s 36th birthday, he founded the first agricultural show to strengthen and reform the region’s farming industry, which had been severely affected by the eruption of the volcano on the island of Sumbawa in today’s Tambora. This volcano had a big impact on Europe and resulted in the “year without a summer,” when gasses and ash caused climate changes leading to crop failures and famine in southern Germany.

The fact that 2018 is the 173rd and not the 200th anniversary of this merry traditional festival is easily explained: by order of King Karl, the Wasen was held only biennially from 1882 onwards, and this continued up to the king’s death in 1891. This, along with the repercussions of the two World Wars, resulted in Stuttgart having to go without its festival for 28 years in all.

Every four years, the agricultural festival still takes place and runs parallel to the beer festival on the Canstatter Wasen. These days, the LWH is the biggest agriculture and forestry show in southern Germany. This year, from 29 September to 7 October 2018, Stuttgart will again be transformed into Baden-Württemberg’s biggest farm. It will include a multitude of topics to do with nutrition, animals, sustainability and agriculture.

Starting on September 26, the Historical Volksfest will be the real draw this jubilee year as it will be a nostalgic view down memory lane for the locals and offer a unique look at Stuttgart’s past for the visitors. History will be the dominant feature of the celebratory Volksfest on Stuttgart main square, the Schlossplatz. Visitors can look forward to a colorful mixture of activities with fairground attractions and rides from times past, including jugglers, acrobats, old traditional crafts and farm animals. Two avenues will include fairground amusements that will be split up into the 19th and 20th century styles.

An exhibition showing the history of the local Swabian people’s biggest festival will take place around the Jubilee Column while King Wilhelm I and his wife Katharina, played by amateur actors dressed in historical garb, will make regular appearances. A festival tent with about 1,000 seats will be a focal point along with a dance floor, traditional dances and bands performing in historical clothes. Classical dishes of the era such as “Metzelsuppe,” a sausage soup, sauerkraut, boiled beef and fish on sticks, will be served with a jubilee beer made by the Stuttgart breweries, Stuttgarter Hofbräu and Familienbrauerei Dinkelacker.

Just two days later, the contemporary beer festival (often referred to as the Canstatter Wasen) gets underway! On the last Friday in September, the 28th of September, the seven beer tents, the two wine tents and the Alpine Village will open their doors to the public and the fairground rides will get under way. Round about the Fruit Column, the historic symbol of the traditional festival, 330 showmen, hosts and stallholders have a wide variety on offer. A double-looping roller coaster, autoscooters or Chair-O-Planes: modern attractions or old favourites – they’re all here at the Wasen. Hearty dishes such as grilled knuckle of pork, fried steak or Swabian “Maultaschen” (filled pasta) are served to go with the mugs of beer.

Canstatter Wasen is a benefit to Stuttgart’s economy not only for tourism but also for the local trades. Traders’ markets have a long tradition in Stuttgart and were part of the original foundation of the beer festival as the traveling tracers brought stayed to sell their goods. Even though times have changed, traders’ markets have remained and are a permanent and much-loved part of the beer festival on the Cannstatter Wasen. Visitors will also be given an insight into traditional craftsmen’s and traders’ markets showing old crafts, such as brush and basket making. In addition, household goods made of wood and other natural materials will be on sale.

As the second largest beer festival in the world after Oktoberfest, the Canstatter Wasen attracts approximately four million visitors including more than 20,000 Volksfest club members (former German emigrants and their families) from New York, Philadelphia and Chicago who regularly visit the Cannstatter Volksfest to affirm and renew their ties of friendship with Stuttgart. Benefitting from the festival are not the visitors but also bakers, butchers, suppliers, the service industry, the retail trade, hotels, transport companies and lots more businesses. According to a market survey, approximately 17,000 people are directly or indirectly involved in the Cannstatter Volksfest.

Brunch Life Fest

Some of the best restaurants in Long Beach, Orange County, and Los Angeles came together for the first ever Brunch Life Fest in Long Beach, CA. At the event, there were local brunch tastings, mimosas, and specialty drinks. Bottomless mimosas, beer, and brunch? What can be better than that?

This was a one-day outdoor food and entertainment festival that debuted at Long Beach’s Rainbow Lagoon Park at 400 E Shoreline Dr, Long Beach, CA. The parks turf recreational lawns, waterfront views and walkways are the draw at the traditional Japanese-style park. This event was exclusive to 21+  on August 4, 2018. with day drinking, samples, and tastings while supplies lasted.

At the event, full sized entrees and beverages were available through vendors. Agaves Kitchen, GD Bro Burger, Gourmet Blends, Padre, Drake’s Brewing, Essential Water, and Liberation Brewing were just some of the vendors at the event offering tastings and specialty drinks. Pearson Brother’s Winery provided a mimosa bar. Patrons were able to try the first grapeless wine made with wildflower honey, valencia orange, and indonesian vanilla.

Event goers enjoyed live music and entertainment from local bands, photo booths, lawn games, and other fun activities.  VIP tickets were $90 and that included open mimosas bar, bloody marys, beer tastings, brunch food samples, access to the VIP section, and cocktail bar.

General Admission tickets were $75 and that included open mimosas bar, bloody marys, beer tastings, brunch food samples, and access to merchants and vendors.

A La Carte was offered to patrons and that paid entry to the festival, and access to food vendors and merchants.

If you’re a brunch enthusiast, you’ll want to head over to the Brunch Life Festival in Long Beach on August 4.

The event was packed by mid-morning and drew in so many people in Southern California. The Brunch Life crew worked around the clock pooling funds to pay for the event and sourcing local businesses to create this fun day for patrons. There first time doing this was a success and they hope to continue to do this annually.

SEA Blue Prostate Cancer Walk & Run

SEA Blue is a celebration of life, of those who have risen to the challenge to fight prostate cancer, of the lives that have been lost to the disease, and of the people we will help to combat it in the future through Support, Education and Advocacy. The longest running Prostate Cancer event in the Chicagoland area will take place on Sunday, September 9th in Lincoln Park (LaSalle & Stockton), Chicago. The event offers a celebration walk and 5K run.Proceeds from this event benefit Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network providing educational resources and support to the prostate cancer community at no charge. Registration includes talk to the doc prostate cancer education tent with Q&A, Free PSA (prostate specific antigen) testing, Free Lunch and Snacks, Event t-shirt, expanded family fun zone with face painting, jump houses and more, one complimentary beer for those ages 21 and older courtesy of Hofbrauhaus and live music. Event registration is priced at $50 for 5K adult runners, $40 for adult walkers, $30 for 5K child runners, and $25 for child walkers. Participation is free for children six and under. Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education and Support is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We are committed to helping those affected by the disease and this event has played a significant role in raising money and awareness. To register or for any additional information please visit: www.seablueprostatewalk.org

New Concert & Event Center at The Rock

SLO Brew is opening up a new concert venue and Event Center at The Rock. Set to be the most state-of-the-art venue on the central coast, the new Event Center is kicking off with a 30th Anniversary Festival on September 8th, plus a grand opening show featuring hit reagge artist,Collie Buddz, on September 6th at the SLO Brew Rock. Lineup announcement for new shows at the SLO Brew Rock Event Centerare released below!

SLO Brew 30th Anniversary Festival

SLO Brew is hosting our 30th Anniversary Festival on September 8th, 2018 from 12pm – 11pm at The Rock. SLO Brew invites you to join us in celebrating thirty years of brewing craft beer on the Central Coast.

Held at the new event center venue and outdoor beer garden, the festival will featurecraft beer, street food and live performances by Electric Guest, Fialta, Wordsauce, Truxton Mile, Shawn Clark Family Band, Ras Danny, Chris Beland and Bear Market Riot.

General Admission tickets go On-Sale Friday, July 20th at 10am and include access to the event and concert. VIP tickets will include front of the line access to the event and concert, two drink vouchers, two food tickets, a 30th anniversary shirt, commemorative poster, and free cover for the after-party at The Brew downtown. Tickets will be available for purchase at www.slobrew.com/live.

Upcoming Live Shows:

Excitement amplified. Our summer concert season at SLO Brew brings fresh new artists and classic favorites to the stage.

Check out our music lineup below!

July

Katastro with Aloha Radio and Tyrone’s Jacket– Monday, July 30

August

Comedy Show – Sunday, August 5

Valley Queen with Black Match –Wednesday, August 15

Parsonsfield – Sunday, August 19

Josh Heinrichs – Wednesday, August 22

Jocelyn and Chris Arndt – Sunday, August 26

Battle of the Bands – August 1, 6, 8, 12, 20, and 27

September

Comedy Show – Sunday, September 2

Blind Melon– Wednesday, September 5

Collie Buddz – Thursday, September 6 at the SLO Brew Rock Event Center

30th Anniversary Festival – Saturday, September 8

Tomorrows Bad Seeds – Wednesday, September 12

Flamingosis – Wednesday, September 19

Houndmouth with Family of the Year – Tuesday, September 25 at the SLO Brew Rock Event Center

Live at SLO Brew on Spotify

From rockin’ good beer to a rockin’ good concert, follow this playlist on our Spotify to discover the upcoming artists performing live shows at our SLO Brew Downtown and Rock venues. Hear an artist you love? To purchase tickets to their show visit: www.slobrew.com/events

Wave Wrangler on Spotify

A great surf session is always made better with rad music. That’s why SLO Brew is not only providing you with a refreshing beer to finish off your session, we’ve also wrangled together our favorite surf rock jams into one playlist for the perfect soundtrack to your beach day.

Reggae Red on Spotify

Our Reggae Red ale was born at our brewpub amidst influential musical acts of California’s 90’s reggae movement. We put together a playlist of the reggae artists that influenced the harmony of seven different malts, three types of hops, and a dash of hemp seeds that make Reggae Red a crowd pleaser.

Hip Hops on Spotify

From experimental to old-school, our hip-hop playlist serves up tracks as fresh as our hops. Follow SLO Brewing on Spotify to listen.

Harley-Davidson Museum

We’ve hit double digits! Since opening its doors on July 12, 2008, the Harley-Davidson Museum has welcomed hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts, riders and non-riders from around the globe to pay homage to the history and heritage of Harley-Davidson that comes to life at 6th & Canal.

Join the Harley-Davidson Museum July 12-15 as we celebrate a full decade of being one of Milwaukee’s top tourist destinations. Of course, the celebration begins with a bang at Bike Night.

Whether you visited during our inaugural year in 2008 or you rode down on your Harley-Davidson for the last Bike Night, the H-D Museum always has something new to see or do, including a few just-opened exhibits. Join us for more than a few surprises as we invite our neighbors in Milwaukee and our friends from the world over to help us mark this milestone in Harley-Davidson history.

Here are just a few of the activities planned for our Birthday weekend:

  • Enjoy $10 Museum admission all weekend long to celebrate 10 years of making memories in our hometown of Milwaukee, U.S.A.
  • Thursday kick-off with Bike Night featuring 10 years of Museum trivia, live music by the Radio Wranglers and fireworks around 8:50 p.m.
  • Friday, join WISN-TV and 99.1 The Mix forCoffee with the Morning Crew. Enjoy a complimentary cup of Joe and enter to win terrific prizes, including a Harley-Davidson 115th Anniversary Chrome Rally pack.
  • Start out your Saturday watching the police-escorted Panhead 70th AnniversaryPandemonium Ride at 10 a.m. then stay for the antique motorcycle show and field games. It’s all a part of the Wild Ones: Vintage Motorcycle Rally.
  • All weekend long, enjoy the Wall of Death Stunt Show (by Ives Brothers) for free.
  • All weekend long, MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant will feature special menu items including the Original Cafe Racer Footlong Hot Dog, Birthday Cupcakes and a Bloody Mary Bar!
  • All weekend long, The Shop will stock special Museum birthday swag like special-edition T-shirts, patches, pins and $10 featured bundles.

Thursday, July 12

Bike Night, 5-9 p.m.

Thursday, kickstart the party with Bike Night where we’ll feature 10 years of Museum trivia, live music by The Radio Wranglers, a Milwaukee Fire Department Fire Boat Show at 7 p.m. before we end with a bang when the fireworks show begins at 8:50 p.m.

Future Bike Nights:

July 19 – Classic Rock Bike Night (featuring a pop-up performance from the city’s preeminent dancers)

July 26 – German Fest Bike Night (featuring an unique demonstration from STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS athletes)

Saturday, July 14

Wild Ones: Vintage Motorcycle Rally

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Harley-Davidson Panhead Engine

Featuring the 16th Annual Knucklehead Company Reunion

Marking the Museum’s 10th Birthday

Come celebrate Harley-Davidson’s unrivaled motorcycle heritage with a vintage 1940s-style motorcycle rally at the H-D Museum.™ In partnership with the Antique Motorcycle Club of America (AMCA), the H-D Museum™ will host a 70th Anniversary celebration of the legendary Panhead Engine, featuring a timeline of these historic motorcycles dating back to 1948 and running through 1965. Panhead fans from the world over are invited to Milwaukee to show off – or admire – these iconic rolling sculptures.

Additionally, the 16th Annual Knucklehead Company Reunion features an antique motorcycle ride-in show and the AMCA Badger Heritage Chapter hosts authentic motorcycle field games (slow race, plank ride, barrel race, T-ball, ball on cone and weenie bite), with proceeds benefiting Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin.

Plus, enter for your chance to win a customized Harley-Davidson motorcycle, inspired by the art of Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins, father of the old-school American Tattoo. Click here for more details.

Exhibits and Displays

“Taming the Road in Style”
Comfort, redefined by each new generation of riders, plays a significant role in Harley-Davidson’s ongoing story of combining cutting-edge innovation with timeless styling cues. The Harley-Davidson Museum’s newest exhibit, “Taming the Road in Style,” examines this history, drawing a line from the dawn of the bicycle to the launch of present-day Harley-Davidson Softail® models
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“Panorama”
Among the tens of thousands of pieces of original photographic material in the Harley-Davidson Archives, a number of panoramic images can be found in the collection. These large-scale photos provide a detailed visual record of motorcycle clubs, organized rides and outings, and formal portraits of military and police groups. “Panorama” includes framed original prints, as well as modern prints from negatives or digital scans
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The Engine Wall
The H-D Museum is proud to announce its all-new Engine Wall is currently on display. Designed for performance and styled for appearance, engines are at the center of Harley-Davidson’s identity. It is, after all, the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. The H-D Museum’s new Engine Wall artfully displays 24 examples from the major engine families that Harley-Davidson has engineered over its 115-year history alongside impressive interactive displays that let visitors dive deep into the motor’s workings and supplies the H-D enthusiast with tidbits and trivia related to the Motor Company’s legendary story.

Lobby display

1948, FL

OHV V-TWIN

In 1948, rider Jim Kobe purchased this motorcycle new for $965. In 1998, he donated it to Harley-Davidson. Kobe modified his bike over the 50 years that he owned it to enhance its performance. For example, he converted it to a 12-volt electrical system and upgraded from chain to belt drive. Kobe racked up more than 100,000 miles, earning the last few miles on his trip to Milwaukee to hand off the bike at Harley-Davidson’s 95th anniversary celebration.

Experiences and Other Events

Gallery Night Free Admission

July 20, 5-9 p.m.

The Museum offers free admission Friday evening only as part of the Historic Third Ward Association’s Gallery Night. Check out our new displays, get reacquainted with some of your favorites and prep for that party 115 years in the making coming to town over Labor Day weekend.

Demo Rides
Demo Rides are now available at the world’s only Harley-Davidson Museum! Visit the Museum campus Saturdays* from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and throw a leg over a 2018 motorcycle to experience the fun and freedom that only a Harley-Davidson can deliver.
Visitors with their motorcycle endorsement will be able to choose from more than a dozen of the latest and greatest #FreedomMachines from Harley-Davidson, including Touring, Softail, Sportster and Street models. A pre-determined scenic route through the Menomonee Valley will give riders the chance to explore the Museum’s surrounding neighborhoods.

• Demo Rides will run 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. weather dependent.
• Sign-up is on a first come first service basis.
• Riders and passengers must be at least 18 years of age. Riders must hold a valid license with a motorcycle endorsement.
• All riders and passengers must wear a helmet, eye protection, shirt, long pants and closed toe shoes with heal strap. A limited selection of helmets, chaps and jackets will be available on site.
*Demo Rides will not be available on Saturday July 14th or Saturday September 1st

Jumpstart
Don’t have a motorcycle endorsement? No problem. You can still experience the thrill that only comes from being on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle. The Harley-Davidson® JUMPSTART™ Rider Experience combines a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a specially-designed, stationary support stand. That means no previous motorcycle experience is necessary. The motorcycle will not tip over. You’ll mount the bike, set your boots on the foot pegs and fire up the engine under the watchful eye of trained personnel. Give the throttle a twist and hear that unforgettable Harley sound. Sitting comfortably on the bike, you’ll continue to shift through the gears – all securely attached to the JUMPSTART™ platform. Visit the H-D Museum today and try it out.

TOURS

Inside H-D: All-Day Experience
Offered the first Friday of the month (through October). Also available for private group bookings. (12-person minimum).
The Inside H-D: All-Day Experience is an in-depth immersion into the world of Harley-Davidson. This guided tour kicks off in front of The Shed on the Harley-Davidson Museum® campus, where you’ll learn about the humble beginnings of the world’s most iconic motorcycle brand. Then it’s time to go inside the Harley-Davidson Museum for an exclusive guided tour featuring new exhibit content and conversation with the Curatorial, Archives or Conservation professionals who are behind the engaging stories on display and behind-the-scenes at the Museum. After the tour, the group will head over to Harley-Davidson Corporate Headquarters located on Juneau Avenue – which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Lunch is served while employees from HDMC and the Harley-Davidson University will swap stories and provide a glimpse of the inner workings of H-D. Upon returning to the Museum, tour participants are invited to enjoy a special discount for The Shop at the H-D Museum™, where you’ll find unique clothes and merchandise found nowhere else. The day concludes with happy hour at MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant. Transportation to and from Corporate Headquarters is included.

For more information or to book your tour, call 414-287-2799 or email groups@h-dmuseum.

Bikes Brats & Beer Tour
Thursdays @ 3 p.m. and Sundays @ 10 a.m. (through August)
Get an authentic taste of American history and culture on Harley-Davidson Museum’s Bikes Brats & Beer Tour, offered in partnership with Milwaukee Food & City Tours®. The 3 1/2-hour excursion begins with a guided H-D Museum tour, highlighting Harley-Davidson’s journey from garage start-up to iconic global brand. Next, you’ll board the tour bus for a close-up look at Milwaukee’s legendary beer- and sausage-making heritage, traveling through the Menomonee and Miller Valleys and downtown Milwaukee. Narrated points of interest include Miller Park, Miller Brewing Company, the family mansions of Milwaukee beer barons, Pabst Brewery Complex, Schlitz Park, and Usinger’s Famous Sausage Shop.

Purchase tickets online or in person at the H-D Museum lobby.

SAVE THE DATES

115th Anniversary
Aug. 29–Sept. 2, 2018
Mark your calendars because, for our 115th Anniversary, we’re throwing parties for the people. Celebrations all about riding, racing, meeting new friends and connecting with people from all over the world who share a passion for the freedom of two wheels. The H-D Museum™ will be the Central Rally Point all week long, and riders will have a list of destination rides and bike shows from which to choose.

About the Harley-Davidson Museum
A walk through the Harley-Davidson Museum® is a walk through the history of America. With an unrivaled collection of Harley-Davidson® motorcycles and memorabilia, a 20-acre, park-like campus, and a calendar full of activities, the H-D Museum™ is one of Milwaukee’s top tourist destinations for visitors from around the globe. A visit to the H-D Museum™ is an experience that will stay with you for a lifetime. Make your plans to visit the Harley-Davidson Museum® at h-dmuseum.com.

MAGIC BUS EXPERIENCE

L.A.’s Largest Immersive Marijuana Inspired Experience

Magic Bus Experience is a 60,000 square foot psychedelic wonderland comprised of multiple whimsical environments inspired by marijuana culture.

 

The Marijuana Prohibition is Over

Magic Bus Experience is an artistic representation and celebration of an emerging marijuana culture, with safe, responsible recreational use at the core of its philosophy.

 

Designed With Your “State of Mind” in Mind

The interactive environments are designed to stimulate the senses, inspire creativity and engage the imagination, be it by navigating the winding corridors of the “Hotbox” white-out maze, leaving your own creative mark in our Giant Coloring Book or crawling through the adult-sized Pillow Fort! You never known where you might run into live musicians, odd-ball roaming Minstrels, magicians, or circus performers! Challenge your friends to pinball, arcade games or cornhole at High Score. Settle in for a trippy multi- sensory cinematic experience at the Bean Bag Cinema. Grab a snack from Munchie Mountain, a floor to ceiling snack bar or satisfy your cravings with food from one of the many food trucks. Wash it all down with an adult beverage from the Black Light Beer Garden! There is something for everyone and for every state of mind!

VIP guests enjoy expedited check-in, exclusive access to the Cloud Room VIP Lounge, a private cash-bar, and best of all, a complimentary, all you can eat Chicken Nugget and Tater Tot Bar!

 

Tickets on Sale Now

Magic Bus Experience is coming to Los Angeles for three days, April 20th-22nd. $45 for General Admission, $65 for VIP.

 

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SPENCER MAKENZIE’S × CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT

SPENCER MAKENZIE’S FISH CO. CELEBRATES SUMMER WITH WORLD’S

LARGEST CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT

Award-winning Fish Taco Eatery to Offer Bigger Prizes for 9th Annual Cornhole Throw Down

The nation’s largest cash cornhole tournament will take place in beautiful beachside Ventura as part of Spencer Makenzie’s 9th annual End of Summer Block Party. This California-classic multi-day party will feature the coast’s best food, cold drinks & craft beer, and a free concert with the best local bands on Saturday evening, as well as DJs spinning great music throughout the tournament for players and spectators alike.

Spencer Makenzie’s is a celebrated seafood staple of Ventura’s local food-scape, celebrating its 11th anniversary in this quintessential California beach town this year. Masters of this family friendly sport, outdoor activity enthusiasts, music lovers and foodies alike will want to mark their calendars to descend upon Spencer Makenzie’s to send off the summer in style.

Cornhole team registry for the tournament is open now. Registration is $190 per two-person team, with over $36,000 in guaranteed cash payouts going to winning teams over the course of the weekend. Early signup is encouraged, as space is limited to 192 teams and will sell out. There are no age restrictions.  Ventura County residents will compete for an additional $2,500 in prize money.  The Throw Down Tournament is sanctioned and hosted by the California Cornhole Association.

For those who want to play cornhole just for fun, an open-to-the-public court will be on site, in the midst of the excitement but without the high stakes. Spectators are encouraged to visit the recreational courts to see who will become 2018’s unofficial “King of the Court”.

Spencer Makenzie’s 9th annual End of Summer Throw Down will take place from Friday, August 24 through Sunday, August 26, 2018. Friday’s activities are from 6 to 10 pm and include check in for players, a D.J. and live music provided by local bands TBA.  Saturday and Sunday are devoted to the tournament and freeplay, accompanied by a D.J., with food and drink available for purchase.  Saturday night features live bands.   For check-in times, entertainment details and tournament scheduling, please see here.  There is no charge to attend the all-ages End of Summer Block Party and Throw Down. Must be 21+ with valid I.D. to purchase and consume alcohol. Spectators and participants are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs. The Throw Down will take place at Spencer Makenzie’s Fish Co., located at 806 East Thompson Blvd, Ventura CA 93001. For more information, please visit www.spencermakenzies.com or call (805) 643-8226.

About Spencer Makenzie’s Fish Company

Originally founded in 2007 by John Karayan and his wife Jennifer as a festival concession, the Karayan’s named their award-winning restaurant after their two children – their son Spencer and their daughter Makenzie. With the goal of offering fresh, healthful food at consumer friendly prices, its reputation was quickly established at such popular Ventura events as the Ventura County Fair, the Aloha Festival and the C Street Long Board Classic.

During that time, they perfected such signature dishes as Clam Chowder, Shrimp & Fish Ceviche and Giant Fish Tacos into unique recipes that provide a tastier, healthier and delicious alternative to typical “Fast Food”.  Everything is made to order, they only use sushi grade fish, produce is purchased from local vendors and 100% of their famous sauces are homemade.

Along with health consciousness, Spencer Makenzie’s makes going “Green” a priority. All of the cooking oil they use is 0 Trans fat and is repurposed as biodiesel for vehicles.  They use environmental products and recycle whenever possible.

About Cornhole

Cornhole or Corn Toss is similar to horseshoes except that you use wooden boxes called cornhole platforms and corn bags instead of horseshoes and metal stakes.  Contestants take turns pitching their corn bags at the inclined platform until a contestant reaches the score of 21 points.  A corn bag in the hole scores 3 points, while one on the platform scores 1 point.  Scoring can be swift and the lead may change hands several times in a match before the winner is decided.  The game is generally played tournament style with an individual or team being named the champion at the end of the tournament.

Thought to have originated in Germany in the 14th Century, the game surfaced in the Ohio Valley in the 19th Century.  Also known as corn toss, bean toss, dummy boards, doghouse, soft horseshoes and Baggo, cornhole became widely played at tailgate events, contributing to its nationwide popularity.

PEDAL ON THE PIER

HAROLD ROBINSON FOUNDATION HOSTS 8TH ANNUAL “PEDAL ON THE PIER” FUNDRAISER IN SANTA MONICA SUNDAY, JUNE 3

 

High Energy 100-Mile Outdoor Ride, Red Carpet, Food, Music and Fun Festivities on the Iconic Santa Monica Pier Benefiting LA’s Underserved Youth

 

WHO:  Harold Robinson Foundation 501(c)3

 

WHAT: The Pedal on the Pier fundraiser transforms Santa Monica Pier into a high energy outdoor cycling studio to raise money for the foundation’s Camp Ubuntu, which provides LA’s underprivileged children with a unique camp experience. The lessons and experiences these children learn at Camp Ubuntu enrich their lives and empower them with necessary skills needed to better themselves at home, across their communities and throughout life. Pedal on the Pier has raised over a million dollars last year, totaling over five million dollars, and hopes to far surpass those numbers this year.

 

With the Pacific Ocean as the backdrop, Pedal on the Pier’s 5-hour spin-a-thon features teams riding on indoor cycling bikes provided by Stages Cycling, live musical performances, DJs, spin instructors from Revolution Fitness Santa Monica, celebrities, athletes, food and drinks from local restaurants, influential brands and fun festivities in the sun.

 

In order to participate, riders can register as an individual and join a team or start a team. Each team must raise a minimum of $2,500 for the Harold Robinson Foundation to have a bike reserved. Registered riders will receive a free T-shirt, swag bag and a meal ticket and access to the 21 and over lounge with hosted alcoholic beverages from sponsors. There will also be a cash bar with beer and wine. There will also be a limited number of $100 spectator tickets which includes access to the festivities and hosted food and beverages from local vendors.

 

WHEN:

June 3, 2018

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Red carpet begins at 9:30 a.m.

 

WHERE:

Santa Monica Pier

200 Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica, CA 90401

 

TICKETS: Participants can register as a “Team” (1-5 riders) with a minimum fundraising commitment of $2,500 per bike or purchase a spectator tickets for $100. Tickets and registration are available at www.pedalonthepier.com and click on REGISTER.

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About The Harold Robinson Foundation: 

 

The Harold Robinson Foundation is a 501(c)2 founded in 2009 by Jeff Robinson, Joyce Hyser Robinson and David Moss. It began with an idea from Jeff Robinson, almost 20 years ago; that every child should have the same opportunities he had as a kid, no matter where they stand on the socioeconomic ladder. The foundation is named for Jeff’s late father. The Harold Robinson Foundation provides the funding and resources to send Los Angeles’s less fortunate children to camp, in a safe and nurturing environment, far away from the stress that most of them face on a daily basis. The foundation also runs a summer day at the Markham Middle School in Watts, CA. For more information, visit www.haroldrobinsonfoundation.org/.

SLO BREW LOFTS

SLO BREW ANNOUNCES NEW CITY-CENTRAL ACCOMMODATIONS IN DOWNTOWN SAN LUIS OBISPO

The SLO Brew Lofts Poised to Become SLO’s Most Coveted Address

Destined to become downtown San Luis Obispo’s most sought-after accommodations, SLO Brew Lofts will radiate a cool, contemporary vibe and are perfect for any type of getaway or celebration.

Located at the heart of Downtown San Luis Obispo, SLO Brew Lofts are perched above the new SLO Brew on the second floor with their own private entrance. Each loft overlooks the lively downtown scene, featuring views of the bustling and historic Higuera Street, the famous Farmer’s Market and the picturesque San Luis Obispo Creek. SLO Brew Lofts enjoy a city-central location and a happy proximity to dozens of walking-distance restaurants, shops and pubs, putting guests in the middle of all the action.

The spacious SLO Brew Lofts will feature one, two or three bedrooms complete with kitchens, dining areas and living rooms with fireplaces. The tastefully furnished spaces are intended to be inspiring to their guests and provide a sense of chic, authentic comfort.

The SLO Brew Lofts are designed with clean lines, exposed brick walls and solid reclaimed Douglas fir floors throughout, creating spaces that project a modern urban aesthetic. To provide comfort with a sense of sophistication, “The Lofts” are furnished with custom designed, renewably-sourced hardwood furniture, with each loft featuring a different color story centered around large hand woven rugs in either neutral, blue/green, warm earth tones or green-tinged hues.  Every bedroom has either a California King or Queen bed, some with contemporary four posters, and all covered in white duvets with accent pillows and throws that echo the theme color.  The three-bedroom lofts each have spacious private balconies with outdoor seating for four with views of the historic Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa.

In addition, each loft has its own kitchen and dining area, including high-end appliances and a dining table. Three-bedroom lofts also have seating for four at a countertop bar, and all kitchens have Moroccan patchwork pattern backsplashes and solid wood cabinetry that matches the custom hardwood furniture.  All SLO Brew Lofts guests also have access to room service, available from the SLO Brew restaurant below.

In the center of SLO Brew Lofts is a hidden space, dubbed the Carissa Club, accessed through a disguised, speakeasy-style bookcase. With its oversized “live edge” solid plank table, it lends itself equally to family gatherings, casual entertaining or for private meetings. The Carissa Club has its own private fireplace as well as a bar with SLO Brew beer on tap. Here, guests can make arrangements with the brewery for special tastings or dinners.

Another highlight of the SLO Brew Lofts is the large, 700 square foot private rooftop deck, overlooking San Luis Obispo Creek and the nearby Mission. Featuring a variety of seating options and multiple fire pits, the deck is available to the occupants of one of the three-bedroom lofts.  All five lofts, including The Carissa Club, may be reserved individually, in their entirety or in any combination.

“We wanted our guests to have the feeling that they were in their own well-appointed apartment,” explained Rod Cegelski, co-owner.  “Whether they are traveling as a couple, with a group of friends or family, or on a business trip, SLO Brew Lofts are designed to make everyone feel at home.”

With the intention of setting a new standard for modern accommodations, SLO Brew Lofts air a lively, upbeat atmosphere matched only by the SLO Brew downstairs and Downtown San Luis Obispo outside. Perfect for small get-togethers, birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, business gatherings or any type of celebration, SLO Brew Lofts are a place to take in and celebrate life’s important moments.

The interiors of “The Lofts”, as well as SLO Brew and the new brewing facility SLO Brew Rock, were all designed by Celadon House.   Based in San Luis Obispo, Celadon House will be available to work with our guests who would like more information about the design and process of the projects. Accommodations at SLO Brew Lofts can be reserved through the SLO Brew website or VRBO.com.

About SLO Brew

Since 1988, SLO Brew has been an integral part of the San Luis Obispo community, brewing award-winning craft beers, and regularly featuring live performances from local, national and internationally recognized artists. The restaurant, bar and intimate venue has made SLO Brew a popular hub for residents, music and beer lovers alike.  SLO Brew plans to continue to evolve as one of the major destinations for food, great craft beer, and music in the state, offering a unique and authentic atmosphere for their guests to enjoy.

About SLO Brew Rock

Scheduled to open in early 2016, SLO Brew Rock, is the SLO Brew’s new brew facility with over 10,000 square feet of floor space that will feature a tasting room, beer garden, and event space.  Located off Broad Street near the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport, this new brewery will expand SLO Brew’s production capacity. Featuring a 35-barrel brewing system with a goal of producing 2,500 to 3,000 barrels by the end of 2016, and 5,000 barrels the year after, SLOBrew plans to increase distribution of some of the most popular brews.

SLO BREW LOFTS

SLO BREW LOFTS TO OPEN LABOR DAY WEEKEND

San Luis Obispo’s Most Coveted Lodging Provides One-, Two- and Three-Bedroom Options

Downtown San Luis Obispo’s newest contemporary accommodations are now taking reservations for its five furnished suites, with availability beginning Labor Day Weekend.

Setting a new standard for modern accommodations, SLO Brew Lofts air a lively, upbeat atmosphere that is perfect for small get-togethers, birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, business gatherings or any type of celebration. Because of The Lofts’ downtown location, directly above the SLO Brew gastropub and music venue, The Lofts are great for accommodating groups of concert-goers and craft beer enthusiasts on “Beercations”.

SLO Brew Lofts radiate a cool, urban vibe.  They feature one, two or three bedrooms, and feature fully outfitted kitchens, dining areas and living rooms. Designed to provide its guests a sense of chic, authentic comfort, SLO Brew Lofts are located at the heart of Downtown, perched on the second story above the new SLO Brew. Overlooking the lively downtown scene, SLO Brew Lofts enjoy a city-central location and a happy proximity to dozens of walking-distance restaurants, shops and pubs, putting guests in the middle of all the action.

SLO Brew Lofts offers the following accommodation options:

The Castaway Suite

Sitting comfortably above SLO Brew, the one-bedroom “Castaway” loft features a contemporary four poster king bed, a large flat screen television, a kitchen and a seating area with exposed brick walls and wood floors.  Designed with a modern, urban aesthetic, the one-bedroom loft is fully furnished with custom renewably-sourced hardwood furniture centered around a large, hand-woven rug.

The Gypsy Suite and the Vagabond Suite

Each of the two-bedroom lofts features two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, a dining area and a living room with a fireplace and a large flat screen television. With a sense of comfort and sophistication in mind, the space is designed with exposed brick walls, solid reclaimed Douglas fir floors throughout, and furnished with custom designed, renewably-sourced hardwood furniture. The bedrooms are outfitted with queen beds and the kitchen features high-end appliances and a Moroccan tile backsplash with solid wood cabinetry. Both the Gypsy and Vagabond Suits overlook San Luis Obispo’s iconic bubblegum alley and are the only rooms to overlook the famous Higuera Farmer’s Market.

The Voyager Suite and the Drifter Suite

The tasteful and inspiring three-bedroom units feature fully furnished spaces with custom-designed, renewably-sourced hardwood furniture. The Voyager and Drifter Suites radiate a contemporary urban vibe with its exposed brick walls and solid wood floors. Each unit is outfitted with one king and two queen beds. The three-bedroom loft includes two bathrooms, a fully outfitted kitchen with a Moroccan tile backsplash and high-end appliances, a dining area, a countertop bar with seating for four and living room with a fireplace and a large flat screen television. Each three-bedroom suites has its own private patio that overlooks the SLO Brew beer garden as well as the San Luis Obispo Creek and the nearby Mission De Tolosa.

The Voyager Suite has exclusive access to a private, 700 square foot rooftop deck, featuring spectacular views of the bustling and historic downtown district. With a variety of seating options and multiple fire pits, the deck is available exclusively to the occupants of this three-bedroom loft.

The Carissa Club

At the center of SLO Brew Lofts is the Carissa Club, a modern and flexible gathering space accessed through a pair of French doors. Inside, the boardroom features an oversized and solid live-edge plank table, lending itself equally to family gatherings, casual entertaining or for private meetings. The Carissa Club has its own private fireplace as well as a bar with SLO Brew beer on tap. Perfect for small meetings or private parties, guests can make arrangements with the brewery for special tastings or dinners.

The interiors of The Lofts, as well as SLO Brew and the new brewing facility SLO Brew Rock, were all designed by Celadon House. Accommodations at SLO Brew Lofts can be reserved through the SLO Brew website or by emailing Lofts@slobrewingco.com.

About SLO Brew

Since 1988, SLO Brew has been an integral part of San Luis Obispo’s cultural scene, brewing award-winning craft beers and regularly featuring performances from both local and internationally recognized artists. Today, SLO Brew is composed of three venues, The Brew, The Rock and The Lofts, giving the community more options for entertainment, accommodations, eating, drinking and hanging out. While The Brew will maintain its local spirit by serving up gastropub fare and intimate shows, The Rock offers expanded brewing and canning capacities as well as a tasting room, beer garden, restaurant and a concert and event space. The Lofts feature contemporary one-, two-and three-bedroom suites perched directly above The Brew.  Together, the three venues offer a complete experience that’s perfect for any type of night out or celebration.