Win Tickets To La Vida Sake Now
Have you ever wondered what might occur were the Losanjealous editorial staff to overindulge in sake while inside a museum? It keeps me up at night, too. Find out this May.
Fellow boozehounds and fans of lowriders, rejoice. Every year, the Little Tokyo Service Center throws a big fundraising party featuring an inordinate number of sakes for the imbibing and foodstuffs for the eating, all within the confines of a decidedly non-Asian-centric museum of note. Case in point: Last year’s gala featured Iron Chef Morimoto and Star Wars memorabilia at the Expo Center downtown. The year before that, the group invaded the Museum of Neon Art. This year’s event, entitled La Vida Sake, will take place May 22 (Thursday) at the Petersen Automotive Museum on Wilshire. More specifically it will take place during the lowrider exhibit, and while we typically take our lowriders with tequila, we’re exuberant for a valid excuse to collectively shift gears to sake for the evening. Plus, we have no choice but to applaud the LTSC for managing to neatly encapsulate the essential ingredients and flavors comprising Los Angeles, our fair city, within this one event: fund raising, alcohol, small portions, numerous cars and Wilshire Boulevard will all be simmered in a melting pot of cultural influences with serious Latino and Asian leanings. Voila!
The LTSC’s annual sake-infused fundraiser is hands down one of my favorite events – and as such one of my favorite giveaways – of the year, every year: the event is by no means cheap, but it’s a great party for the price and it invariably sells out. (On a personal note, my favorite part of the festivities might be that special moment when, after having partaken of one sake too many, I suddenly and without warning commence bidding on a vast array of gift baskets and vouchers located in the silent auction. Good times, indeed.) Get your tickets here, risk the door or send me an e-mail now with your first and last name for a chance to win your very own pair of tickets to La Vida Sake. We’ll draw from the hat this Friday. From the official release:
Join us at La Vida Sake on May 22nd for an evening of sake and food tasting benefiting the Little Tokyo Service Center. Cruise the lowrider exhibit at the Petersen Automotive Museum and take a little trip to sake and food stations. Also, Chef Akira Hirose of Maison Akira will be honored for his community involvement. Hop to LTSC.org/sake for more info and tickets.
“Helping people, building community”
Learn more about what your fundraising dollars help accomplish (other than that massive headache, should you overindulge) by visiting the LTSC’s website.