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Culver City Centennial Westside Food & Wine Festival

Featuring Popular Restaurant Tastings, Wine and Spirits, and Live Entertainment from Culver City and Beyond


As part of the spectacular events surrounding Culver City’s 2017 Centennial Celebration Wescom Credit Union presents the 2017 Culver City Centennial Westside Food & Wine Festival which will serve up tastes of amazing food, wines and spirits to raise money for Backpacks for Kids program, on Sunday, July 2 from 4:30 pm to 8. (VIP 4 p.m.) at the Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Westside in Culver City. Delicious tastes from some of Culver City, Mar Vista, Venice and West Los Angeles’ popular restaurants and chefs are paired with tastings of wines, spirits and other libations. This Culver City celebratory event also features a silent auction, ambient music by DJ Gabe of Culver City; live guitar by Kevin G; Fantastic Paul, the professional strolling magician as seen on America’s Got Talent, and a fortune telling psychic; as well as raffle prizes. VIP tickets are also available, which include chair massages and other special perks. California’s Wescom Credit Union is the Gold Sponsor providing financial experts on hand to answer any banking questions. Big Blue, Wescom’s self-contained mobile financial center, will be on-site for guests to visit. Silver sponsors Culver City Honda and Culver City Toyota will showcase new cars and L.A. Weekly is the media sponsor. Proceeds benefit Culver City Council PTA’s Backpacks for Kids Programand Culver Palms Meals on Wheels. Backpacks for Kids discreetly provides nutritious, child-friendly, easy-to-prepare food to chronically hungry children. The food is distributed in ordinary backpacks students take home over the weekends during the school year. For more information please visit Culver Palms Meals on Wheels has been serving the homebound in Culver City and surrounding communities since 1974, providing nutritious meals at an affordable price to

persons who are confined to their homes because of illness, accident, convalescence or age. For more information, please visit Among the many restaurants providing sweet and savory tastings are Chef Kimmy Tang, Cava, Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Westside, Hanjip, LA Gastronomy, Le Pain Quotidien, Luciano Italiano Cucina, Mayura Indian Restaurant, Ococoa Chocolates, Panini Café, Pitfire Pizza, Primal Kitchen, Public School, Wildcraft, and more. Wineries and beverage companies pouring include a substantial and varied selection of fine wines, spirits and craft beer from Young’s Market, Martian Ranch & Vineyards, Boisset Collection, Plough Family Vineyards, Harmless Harvest Coco Water, Naked Juice, Spa Girl Vodka Cocktails, Rock N RollTequila, and more. The Silent Auction includes fun and delicious items from the LA Kings, Trader Joes, The Studio MDR, Sol Cantina, Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Westside, Swing Dance Lessons, and more. Since 1934, Wescom Credit Union has been dedicated to helping membersthroughout Southern California build better lives. Headquartered in Pasadena, Wescom now has 22 branches providing essential banking solutions to nearly 200,000 members. Benefits include lower loan rates, higher savings yields, reduced fees, and a robust network of branches and ATMs. #WescomKindness is an extension of Wescom Credit Union’s longstanding belief in the importance of serving its community through such programs as WeCare, Wescom’s employee run charitable foundation. For more information, please visit Tickets to the Culver City Wine & Food Festival are $60 per person if purchased in advance; $75 after May 31; and $85 at the door. A limited number of VIP tickets are also available for $85 per person or $100 if purchased after May 31 or $110 at the door. Sponsorships are available.

Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Westside is located at 6333 Bristol Pkwy., in Culver City. For tickets and information please call Todd Elliot Entertainment at (310) 827-0873 or visit or


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