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Extravaganza For The Senses: July 16th, Los Angeles

OK all you wine lovers in Los Angeles, listen up. July 16th marks the 8th annual Extravaganza For The Senses, which is basically LA's version of some of the big wine and food events that take place every few months up here in the San Francisco Bay Area. Like some of those events, this one benefits an extremely good cause: the LA Free Clinic, which has been providing free medical care, counseling, and legal and social services to needy folks in LA since 1967.

Held on the main lot of 20th Century Fox, this 3 to 4 hour evening extravaganza draws a sold-out crowd of nearly 2000 wine and food lovers each year. It's mostly about eating and drinking, but there are a whole lineup of DJs spinning tunes, fortune tellers, henna tattoo artists, and all sort of interesting things added to the mix.

Tickets are $75 General Admission and $175 VIP admission until Friday (July 1st) at which point they jump to $90 and $200. VIP admission allows you to enter one hour early, special parking privileges, a separate seating area, and some food that the general public doesn't get.

I've never been to this event but it sounds like fun, albeit maybe a bit crowded.

8th Annual Extravaganza For The Senses
Saturday, July 16, 2005
6-10 pm VIP | 7-10 pm General
20th Century Fox Studios Lot
10201 Pico Boulevard (at Avenue of the Stars),
Century City, CA
(310) 277-2211

Tickets on sale here.

Comments (6)

06.30.05 at 11:29 AM

I used to attend this event when I lived in LA. If you decide to go, be prepared for a sardine-packing of too many people wearing way too much cologne and perfume, basically trying to look prettier and smell better than the person sandwiched next to them.

And guys, if you like gawking at women with LOTS of plastic surgery wearing not much clothing and looking all the while the physical versions of anime porn characters, this is the place for you!

Alder wrote:
06.30.05 at 11:50 AM


I don't know whether that was an indictment or a ringing endorsement. Just kidding. Thanks for the scoop. Sounds like the VIP tickets might be worth it.

Lenn wrote:
06.30.05 at 12:04 PM

Carolyn...do you have something against plastic? ;)

Just joking of course. I've never been to LA, but that's my impression of the entire city as an East-Coaster.

06.30.05 at 12:30 PM

For me, it is an indictment -- for a virile young man, probably an endorsement.

You are pretty close to spot-on (and one of the reasons I was so happy to leave the city).

Seriously, worth heading down to La-La Land just to see lots of plastic people at a mass-tasting that is no different than most of the other mass-tastings we are all invited to? I wouldn't bother...

V. Tilley wrote:
07.05.05 at 9:00 PM

I attended this event last year and it was great. The people in attendance were highly informed, interesting and fun. Yes, Los Angeles has its beauties, but it is hardly the plastic landscape that Carolyn describes. She clearly does not know the right people...or perhaps she is just bitter.

v. Tilley 2 wrote:
07.14.05 at 10:54 PM

Yes, Carolyn must be a bitter from the tone of her comments. Anyway, the event is not only fun, but it's for a great cause. Also, people go there to enjoy the food, wine, and beautiful weather that L.A. has to offer, not to analyze and criticize the crowd or the "plastic."

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