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California’s first Cat Cafe is coming!

The “Catfe” is coming to Los Angeles in October. Carlos Wong announced half a year ago his Kickstarter to fund California’s first cat café.

From Oct. 2-5, Wong will partner with Chinatown BID and Best Friends L.A., a no-kill shelter, for four days of pure cat fun. There will be cats at the cafes to pet and also to adopt. (You will need to be 18 years or older to adopt.) According to LA Weekly, there will be costumed maids and there will be butlers. DJs and entertainment will also be present.

The location is in the center of Chinatown, at the Far East Plaza, and guests are encouraged to bring rice bowls from Chego, ice cream from Scoops and boba milk tea from Ten Ren.

On Oct. 5, which is the last day of the pop up, LACatfe will operate during CicLAvia. So cyclists can swing by if they want in on the cat action. The bike route passes the Catfe pop up shop.

The event will serve as the kickoff party to the second round of fundraising for the actual Catfe.

The hours of the upcoming Catfe pop-up will be from 4-9 p.m., all four days.

Catfe Pop-Up: Far East Plaza, 727 N. Broadway, Chinatown.
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The Results are in for the Emmys

Downtown LA – The Emmys saw a lot of action last night in Downtown Los Angeles. The huge award show everyone was waiting for saw a lot of surprises, and overall, the best man (or woman) took home the award. One of the biggest categories that was surrounded by speculation was who was going to win the Outstanding Drama Series category. With terrific television shows in the category, such as Homeland, Breaking Bad and House of Cards, everyone knew it was going to be a tight race. With surprising losses by Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul in their respective categories, it came as a great reward when Breaking Bad was announced the winner.

Other notable moments was Modern Family continuing its winning streak as they received the Outstanding Comedy Series award. The Variety Show category welcomed a newcomer as The Colbert Show took home the win. This year, The Voice won the title of best Reality-Competition Program, while Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn from Project Runway were given the award for best Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program.

With Neil Patrick Harris as host there were plenty of laughs to be had, and Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were never far from making their next joke, although both ladies were nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, but the title went to Julia Louis-Dreyfus of Veep.

Check out the full list of nominees and winners here:

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LA Beer Week

LA Beer Week is set to start on Thursday, September 19 and will continue until Sunday, September 29.
LA Beer Week is set to start on Thursday, September 19 and will continue until Sunday, September 29.

Beer Week is back in Los Angeles just in time as everyone realizes their summer festivities are coming to an end. LABW was founded by a group of beer enthusiasts and members of the Los Angeles and Orange County beer communities. This week and a half-long event is run by a volunteer group that brings together various breweries and restaurants to allow Los Angeles to enjoy a delicious beer and learn all there is to know about their favorite brew.

Beer Week runs from Thursday, September 19 to to Sunday, September 29, and will be kicking off at the Opening Gala that will take place at the LA Union Station. This event will feature over 50 local breweries that will offer unlimited sampling of their best beers. The event will take place on Sunday, September 22 and starts at 11am and will continue until 3pm in the iconic art deco ticketing hall of the Union Station.

The 11-day festival will take place in locations all over Los Angeles as participating companies create their own events to be a part of Beer Week. The fun part about this festival is that while there is a volunteer group facilitating the entire event, it is really up to each individual company or brewery to bring something to the table for Angelinos to enjoy. Such an interesting concept has allows them to get creative and offer something new to people who are excited to learn more about beer. To learn more about the happenings check out:


FYF at LA State Historic Park

FYF will be returning to the LA State Historic Park on Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25.
FYF will be returning to the LA State Historic Park on Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25.

The Los Angeles State Historic Park has become a popular location for musical events, and this weekend is no exception. The FYF Fest is back for its 10th year and will be hitting Los Angeles August 24 to August 25. The F’ Yeah Festival will be featuring 71 different bands that will perform throughout the course of two days. The LA State Historic Park will open its gates Saturday and Sunday at 2PM and is scheduled to end at midnight.

While the festival features various musical performances, there will be a few headliners that have made this an event you won’t want to miss. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are the headliners for Saturday and this New York band is no stranger to being front and center at musical festivals. The band recently released their fourth album, Mosquito in April. Sunday’s headliner will be My Bloody Valentine, a band from Ireland that broke up in 1997, came back together in 2007 and will be playing in their first American gig since 2009. The band has since gained notoriety and released a new album earlier in 2013, which spurned into a world tour.

FYF is expecting to draw in thousands of musical fans this weekend. Single day tickets are now sold out, but the 2-day passes are still a third of the price of other musical festivals. Other bands include TV On The Radio, Deerhunter, Yo La Tengo, MGMT, Washed Out, Toro Y Moi, Death Grips,The Breeders and FLAG. The festival will also feature comedy showcases, making this weekend’s event one you won’t want to miss!

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Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival Returns

The Third Annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival will start August 22 and continue on through August 25.
The Third Annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival will start August 22 and continue on through August 25.

The Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival is back in Southern California for its third consecutive year. The festival brings together some of the most celebrated culinary talent in the country for a four day event that takes place in various areas of Los Angeles. The festivities offer guests a chance to sample the cuisines and specialized products of the most prominent leaders of their industry. The entire event caters to nearly all of the human senses by also hosting the entertainment industry’s biggest talents during the live culinary demonstrations, wine and spirit tastings, book signings and many more.

The first annual Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival took place in 2011 and brought in over 15,000 attendees to witness and taste firsthand food from140 celebrity chefs and almost 300 wineries. Hollywood celebrities filled the event lineup, such as Kathy Griffin and Randy Jackson. The entire five-day event raised $400,000 to support St. Vincent Meals on Wheels.

This year’s festival will take place August 22 through August 25, and will spread its events between Santa Monica, Downtown Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. Learn more about the festival and all the events that will be taking place later this month here:

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Glendale Fighting Club Fighter Gearing up for December

Glendale Fighting Club-trained Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate continue their Ultimate Fighting Championship's World Tour 2013 at Club Nokia.
Glendale Fighting Club-trained Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate continue their Ultimate Fighting Championship’s World Tour 2013 at Club Nokia.

The 2013 Ultimate Fighting Championship World Tour landed in Los Angeles on Tuesday and Glendale Fighting Club-trained Ronda Rousey was there to prove she was there to win. The press conference at Club Nokia on Tuesday pitted Rousey with her competitor Miesha Tate, who Ronda will be defending her bantamweight championship against.

Ronda Rousey trained under Edmond Tarverdyan of the Glendale Fighting Club and has since one various awards and championships in Mixed Martial Arts and Judo. Los Angeles was only the second day of the five-day, 11 city world tour that hopes to promote the four pay-per-view fights that will take place at the end of December. Ronda will be facing off again Miesha on December 28 at UFC 168 in Las Vegas.

Following the tour, the Glendale-trained fighter will be leaving to film “The Expendables 3” where she will have many of her camp members so to not interfere with her training. “The Ultimate Fighter 18” is also scheduled to premiere on Fox Sports 1 on September 4 to further build anticipation for the December match between Rousey and Tate.


The Los Angeles Film Festival is Back

The LA Film Festival kicks off in downtown on June 13th and ends June 23rd.
The LA Film Festival kicks off in Downtown on June 13th and ends June 23rd.

Downtown LA – The Los Angeles Film Festival is back for its 19th year. Following the heels of the Sundance Film Festival, South by Southwest Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival, there is a lot of excitement surrounding the films to be seen in Southern California this year. The festival kicked off with some pre-festival excitement on June 12th with the pre-screening of much awaited “Man of Steel.” The next night, however, was the official opening night of the festival where they debuted “I’m So Excited” by Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar. Tonight the festival continues on with 11 screenings, the first one starting at 7:10 PM and the last one starting at 10:00 PM.

What sort of things do you have to look forward to these next 10 days? While the movies are still the main attraction, there has also been a particular emphasis on providing out-of-the-theater events that add to attendees’ movie experience. These include conversations and panels with actors, directors and writers. The festival is also offering a great opportunity for families with kids to enjoy the big film culture through Family Day. Family Day is an event free to the public that will be celebrated with activities the entire family can enjoy thanks to their sponsors at Hasbro Studios. This fun day of family-friendly adventure will conclude with the world premiere screening of “My Little Pony Equestria Girls.” Family Day will take place Saturday, June 15 at the Nokia Plaza at L.A. Live from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

While most of the screenings will be taking place at L.A. Live’s Regal Cinema, there will also be screenings at the LA County Museum of Art (LACMA), JW Marriot – ION Rooftop Bar, GRAMMY Museum and Grand Performances and Arts Brookfield at FIGat7th Plaza. Starting Thursday, June 13th, the festival will run until Sunday, June 23rd. For more details about the festival and the schedule, visit their website at