Archive for the ‘Charities’ Category
Tonight at 7:30 at the Avalon in Hollywood, Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller will host a comedy and variety show so good that it will shake the shekels from your wallet and benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Even if you can’t go be sure to visit the website (click the poster to the left) and donate generously.
The party will feature performances and appearances by Kevin Hart, Mindy Kaling, Seth Rogen, Nick Kroll, Bo Burnham, Ken Marino, John Mulaney, Justin Willman, Billy Eichner, Garfunkel & Oates, Sadie & The Blue Eyed Devils, plus many more special guests still to be announced!
If you have never visited the Avalon in Hollywood then know you are stepping back through an illustrious entertainment history begun in 1927 when it opened as the Hollywood Playhouse. Also once named the El Capitan Theater (before Disney got their hands on the Paramount Theater around the corner) and the Jerry Lewis Theater (for Jerry’s weekly television variety show), this is today a rocking nightclub where all the best people of Los Angeles show up to party!
We are hoping that our private Los Angeles tour guests will be eager to visit the club after their custom luxury tour around Hollywood and Beverly Hills especially if they go this evening to help out families suffering from the scourge of Alzheimer’s disease.
We here at Elite Adventure Tours would like to wish Clint Black a very happy birthday today. His melodious and meaningful songs have been moving us for many years and we really appreciate his artistry, his music and his voice. We recently learned that Clint supports the efforts to raise research money and awareness for Rett Syndrome, a little known developmental condition with dire outcomes. Please take a moment to wish Clint a happy birthday and then visit the Spending Time Ending Rett website to learn how you can help. Should you ever find yourself on a private luxury tour of Hollywood with us make sure we include in our sightseeing a visit to Clint’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Are you looking for something completely different to do around Los Angeles for Thanksgiving? Let us suggest a Hollywood tradition — Thanksgiving dinner at the Laugh Factory on Sunset Boulevard. Having served more than 150,000 hungry folks over the years, the Laugh Factory offers 4 seatings (1, 3, 5 and 7 p.m.) with a full turkey dinner and trimmings followed by a comedy show. Equally important — it’s FREE! Expect to see celebrities and comedy heroes serving food and jokes for the lively crowd. We entertain our private luxury tour guests sightseeing through Hollywood with tales of the Laugh Factory and its colorful history and we always mention their contribution to the community at Thanksgiving.
Pasadena is a great city, well operated, major technical university, rocket scientists, historic homes, a magnificent bridge, oh, and that annual New Years Day parade that everyone watches on television before the football game. But when it comes time to loosen its tie, unbutton its collar, slip into something more comfortable and untwist its knickers there is nothing more fun, irreverent and licentious then the annual Doo Dah Parade.
Saturday, April 28th
Colorado Boulevard in East Pasadena
This year’s 35th Annual Doo Dah Parade promises the likes of Snotty Scotty & the Hankies, League of Steam, Conehead Rocket Sled, Hippie Cream, Easy Acres Chicken Sitters, Balkan Brass Band and Mile High Bed, the Army of Toy Soldiers, Mobile Cupcakes, the BBQ & Hibachi Marching Grill Team, Boo Boo Kitty, and the Billionaires. Toss tortillas, look for hidden celebrities like Barry Gordon and Tim Roth, and be a part of the festivities as the paraders march by. It’s cheap (FREE) and easy like the parade queen herself. Sponsored by the Lightbringer Project, a worthy arts foundation, make it a point to join in the fun. Search the internet for Doo Dah and visit their website for more or less information. Elite Adventure Tours likes to bring it private luxury tours guests on a custom tour of Los Angeles to Pasadena to see what can be seen nowhere else.
Nov. 6. Neil Patrick Harris joins Suzanne Goin (Lucques, AOC, Tavern), Caroline Styne and David Lentz (The Hungary Cat) to host the culinary cookout that features fantastic fare from award-winning chefs, cocktails from top mixologists, children’s activities and more. A great event and a great cause, just a fun new place to be while taking a sightseeing tour of LA. All proceeds will benefit ALSF.
Noon-4 p.m. Culver Studios, Culver City, 9336 W. Washington Blvd. www.AlexsLemonade.org
Enjoy wine Tuesday evenings each week and free jazz, a very fun and unique environment that’s home to many interesting people. Great place to be while on a sightseeing tour of LA. All concert performances are free and will be held in the Central Courtyard. Wine tasting costs $10 and benefits Project Angel Food.
June 7 – August 30
hollywood & highland center
6801 Hollywood Boulevard Hollywood, CA 90028
Set your sights east, downtown, that is, to the second annual City of Angels Wine Fest to toast those who gave their lives serving our country. You’ll be able to make multiple tributes, since reps from 24 California wineries will be pouring, including San Antonio, Alma Rosa, Wilson Creek, Hunt Cellars, Pali Wine Co., Flora Springs, Tolosa and Claiborne & Churchill. A great place to be while you tour LA, filled with a fun traditional atmosphere. Pair your wine choices with foodstuffs from Nick+Stef’s Steakhouse, Kendall’s Brasserie, CafÃ© Pinot, Tina Tacos and Zucca Ristorante. while listening to the tunes of the Family Crest and Jimmy Gnecco (from the rock band Ours). Since the Rotary Club plays host, proceeds will benefit Volunteers of America, a program that helps homeless individuals transition to the workplace. Drink up. A living vet may benefit.
Mon., May 30, 1:00pm-6:00pm
Music Center Plaza
Price: $25 (food only), $70 (food and wine), $150 (VIP)
On April 17-19, dynamic duo David Haskell and Chef Joseph Mahon pop up at Royal/T in Culver City for three nights of innovative cuisine and innovative drink pairings. Diners have a choice of a five ($62), seven ($80), or ten-course menu ($118) with optional wine pairings ($45-92). The event pairs Mahon’s French cuisine with Haskell’s sake, Asian beer, and French and Italian wine selections (with a special menu on Tuesday, April 19 in celebration of Haskell’s 35th birthday). Courses will include: Fennel Royale with Sea Urchin, Apple Cloud, and Nori Powder; Braised Baby Octopus with Leek Risotto, Pine Nuts, and Pancetta Vinaigrette; Miso-Cured Hangar Steak with Creamed Spinach, Shitake Mushroom Tempura, Sesame Seeds, and Ponzu Sauce; Yuzu Crème Brûlée with Poached Apricots. This is a great place to try something new while you make your Los Angeles tour plans. Small plates and sake pairings by Mahon and Haskell will also be available at Royal/T’s bar throughout the three-night series.
Royal/T and Magnum are also working in collaboration with the Japan Sake Brewers Association to donate 5% of dinner proceeds and 100% of silent auction (featuring vintage wines, cooking classes and a private dinner by Chef Mahon) proceeds to benefit the devastated sake industry (more than 200 sake breweries were affected by the earthquake and at least 10 were completely wiped out). They have set up a fund where all of the money will go directly into rehabilitation and restoration of all of the affected breweries.
Reservations for the event need to be made by calling the Magnum reservation line at 323.798.4648 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Royal/T, 8910 Washington Blvd., Culver City.
Through March 13. Tchaikovsky held Shakespeare in the highest esteem. He even tried learning English so he could read the Bard in the original. As the result of his passion, Tchaikovsky composed three single-movement orchestral fantasies or overtures inspired by Shakespeare plays – Hamlet, The Tempest and Romeo and Juliet. At these performances each of these works are preceded by selections from the plays, with Orlando Bloom as Romeo, Anika Noni Rose as Juliet, Malcolm McDowell as Prospero, and Matthew Rhys as Hamlet. This great cast of celebrities, is a great addition to the performance. Celebs such as these are possibilities for star tours in Hollywood. This’ll allow you to get up close and personal with certain stars. Kate Burton serves as director, as well as host for the LA Phil LIVE broadcast on March 13, will be simulcast to movie theatres across the U.S. and Canada.
Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., downtown, 323.850.2000
Get ready for the animal adventure of a lifetime with a visit to the Wildlife Waystation in Tujunga, a remote, rugged and mountainous area of the Los Angeles National Forest, just north of the city.
Founded in 1976 by internationally renowned wildlife rescue expert Martine Colette, the Wildlife Waystation is a non-profit safe haven for both native and exotic wildlife and its mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, relocate and provide sanctuary for animals from every area corner of the world.
This incredible tour features a breathtaking helicopter flight directly to the Waystation and offers the exclusive opportunity to experience this unique wildlife sanctuary as the private guest of Ms. Colette. This is one of our exclusive Los Angeles tours that is not offered anywhere else, and something we are proud to showcase in our menu of private Los Angeles Helicopter Tours.
The Safari lunch experience always promises to be a simply unforgettable experience! You’ll enjoy an elegant, gourmet meal surrounded by the magical sights and sounds of the many animals that call this sanctuary home: African lions, bears, tigers, wolves, chimpanzees, and many more. A magical Safari adventure awaits you! A significant portion of the cost goes directly to the Waystation as a donation.
Contact us for pricing and schedule.
Length of Tour: Varies – approximately 5 -6 hours