Category Archives: Events

LA Asian Pacific Film Festival: Interview with Wong Fu Productions

On Friday April 24th, I was able to sit down with the Wong Fu Productions team (missing Ted Fu and Phillip Wang) to discuss the recent world premiere of their movie Everything Before Us.  Director Wesley Chan and producers Christine Chen and Chris … Continue reading

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LA Asian Pacific Film Festival: Opening Night

Thursday night was the long awaited opening night of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, as well as the world premiere of Wong Fu Productions’ first full length feature film, Everything Before Us.  This romantic 99 minute film follows two … Continue reading

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Newport Beach Film Festival Opens with a Gala Food Event and the U.S. Premiere of ‘The Water Diviner’

Last night, the 16th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival opened. The featured film for the event was Russell Crowe’s The Water Diviner, making its U.S. premiere before opening in theaters today. The movie, based on historical events, is very powerful … Continue reading

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Celebrity Cruises’ Great Wine Festival Will Bring Great Food and Drink to Irvine’s Great Park

Irvine’s Great Park on Saturday, May 2nd will be the site of the 2nd Annual Celebrity Cruises’ Great wine Festival. Marilys Ward, team manager Los Angeles/Palm Springs, states, “Celebrity’s devotion to the culinary arts continues to flourish. Southern Californians expect … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival: Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Red Carpet Gala Honoring “The Outrageous Sophie Tucker”

By all accounts last year’s 9th Annual Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival was a howling success honoring the legendary Carl Reiner. The evening red carpet was a notable crew that included: Francine York, Doris Roberts, Kat Kramer, Karen Sharpe Kramer, Lainie Kazan, Lorraine Newman and Jon … Continue reading

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May 1 is Lei Day in Hawaii but the celebration’s here at Tiki No

May 1st is Lei Day in Hawaii, with hula dances, lei making demonstrations and contests, plus many festivals on the islands to celebrate the official holiday commemorating Hawaii’s famous garland. Here on the Mainland, Tiki No in North Hollywood also … Continue reading

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What’s Better Than Burgers and Beer? A Burger and Beer Music Festival in Oxnard, of Course!

On May 2, 2015, the best of both worlds meets as Oxnard hosts the Hamburger and Hops Music Festival. From 11:30am to 5:00pm, the 2nd Annual Hamburger and Hops Music Festival will feature the best in craft beers, hamburgers and … Continue reading

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Defending Grand Champions ‘Jet Coatings Monkey Style’ Get Ready for the West Coast BBQ Classic at the Queen Mary

Coming up on May 9th, the Queen Mary in Long Beach will host the 4th Annual West Coast BBQ Classic. Coming back to Long Beach are the 2014 West Coast BBQ Classic Grand Champions, Jet Coatings Monkey Style. I caught … Continue reading

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HorrorHound 2015 Brought the Dead and Anarchy to Cincinnati

HorrorHound started the year at the Sharonville Convention Center in Indianapolis, and as usual, everyone showed up. The bi-annual movie convention brings all manner of creature, beast, freak, rebel and misfit for a weekend of very crowded fun, signing, pics, … Continue reading

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‘A Day In The Life Of Miles Davis’ Photo Exhibit By Glen Craig April 15 – May 11 At Leica Gallery

This Thursday from 6-9pm catch a rare and intimate glimpse of music legend Miles Davis as shot by photographer Glen Craig at the Leica Gallery which is hosting an opening reception for A Day In The Life Of Miles Davis. Glen Craig got his … Continue reading

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