July 17th, 2012 — 12:59pm
We’re thrilled that Metro will run trains and the Orange Line busway until 2am on Friday and Saturday nights! Now you’ll be able to get to and from our downtown LA bars via the Metro with even more ease. We love public transit and encourage all of our patrons to take the Metro to our bars whenever possible.
All Metro Rail lines will run until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. That includes the Red / Purple Line subway, the Blue Line, Expo Line, Green Line and Gold Line.
Trains will run every 20 minutes between midnight and 2 a.m.
The Orange Line will run until 2:40 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights in order to meet the last trains at the North Hollywood Red Line station. The Orange Line will also run every 20 minutes between midnight and 2:40 a.m.
The plan at this moment is to begin late-night service on the weekend of July 27-28 but Metro is also working to determine if late night service is needed on the Silver Line, as well as working with Metrolink on the possibility of extending their service to connect with Metro’s.
We’ll post additional details as we learn more.
July 17th, 2012 — 11:59am
Our RSVP list for the Bruichladdich event on Wednesday filled so quickly that we decided to add an additional tasting.
David Ferguson will stick around and offer another education at 8:30pm, immediately following the the 7pm meeting, which will let out at 8:15.
RSVP right now to get your chance to taste some of the most unique Islay Whiskies in the world, especially if you tried to RSVP and were unable. This is for you!
We will be meeting in the Jackalope Room, as usual, please be punctual, so we can squeeze our education in before the band starts to play at 10pm.
If you’re not a paid-up member, no worries, first one is on us.
For more information on the Seven Grand Whiskey Society, hit the link beneath my signature.
Memberships are 120$ per year and allow you to bring a guest to any event. Purchase them at the bar.
We look forward to seeing you.
Pedro, currently sipping water.
Spirit Guide, Seven Grand Whiskey Bar
Co-curator, Seven Grand Whiskey Society
July 16th, 2012 — 4:44pm
John Daversa is a versatile and respected performer, composer, arranger, producer, bandleader, and educator. Coming from a musical family, Daversa took an immediate interest in music at an early age; first through piano and voice, and later with trumpet and EVI (Electric Valve Instrument).
By the age of 15, jazz had become part of John’s identity as he attended the Los Angeles Music Magnet, Hamilton High School Academy of the Arts, from 1989 to 1991. After high school, he attended UCLA studying with classical trumpet virtuosi Mario Guarneri and Malcolm McNab. Although John’s musical interests were firmly placed in jazz (playing trumpet and electric bass in the UCLA jazz bands), he pursued a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in classical composition. During that time, John won the Herb Alpert Award, David Joel Miller Award, National Trumpet Competition, ITG Jazz Soloist Competition, and was a finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. Want to be amazed by true talent? Stop in tonight and drink some premium whiskey and enjoy the music. Your boss will understand why you were late to the office in the morning. He was probably there too.
Music Director – 213 Dave Freeman