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5/6 Event with Angeleno Wine Co

  • 1.  5/6 Event with Angeleno Wine Co

    Posted 04-29-2021 22:06

    Hi, SLA-SCC! Please see below for an upcoming event of interest – BEST Friends of LAPL is hosting the founders of Angeleno Wine Co., the first winery to open in Los Angeles since Prohibition, for a discussion about their business and the economics of wine making in Los Angeles.  Register Here and details below

    Other upcoming events from BEST Friends and the Octavia Lab are also linked below – all are open to anyone interested, so please feel free to share widely.

    And don't forget to register for the SLA-SCC event next week, too – Bibliophile Bingo, hosted by Richard Hulser!


    From: BEST Friends <>
    Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 8:44 AM
    To: Ray, Shelly <>
    Subject: New BEST Friends upcoming events: Spring 2021 Program, "Hidden Heroes, Historic Places" virtual book talk, Octavia Lab events


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    Announcing the BEST Friends Spring 2021 Program, the new date and time for the Hidden Heroes, Historic Places virtual book talk and newly announced Octavia Lab sponsored events.


    BEST Friends is happy to announce our Spring 2021 Program. Jasper Dickson and Amy Luftig Viste of the Angeleno Wine Co. will be joining us on Thursday, May 6, to discuss the economics of their Los Angeles based wine making business. Register on Eventbrite. In addition to this newly announced program, please note the date and time change for the Hidden Heroes, Historic Places virtual book talk, in partnership with Skylight Books, as well as upcoming events celebrating the birthday of Octavia E. Butler.



    BEST Friends Spring 2021 Program
    Angeleno Wine Co.
    4:00 PM PDT, Thursday, May 6, 2021



    Meet Jasper Dickson and Amy Luftig Viste of Angeleno Wine Co., the first winery to open in Los Angeles since Prohibition.



    As wine historian and Emeritus Professor of English Thomas Pinney put it, "The most striking fact about the history of winemaking in Los Angeles, city and county, is the completeness with which it has been forgotten."


    Since launching their social-media-driven Kickstarter campaign in 2018, Angeleno Wine Co. has worked to educate its audience about the beauty and balance of locally grown grape varieties, its use of traditional and modern technologies, and a forgotten part of Los Angeles history through their wines. Join Amy Luftig Viste and Jasper Dickson, the co-owners of Angeleno Wine Co., in this presentation about their 21st-century winemaking and business practices. 


    Please use this EventBrite link to register for the May 6th Zoom event.



    Amy and Jasper will include a discussion of their wines, and attendees might find trying their products useful in understanding the outcomes of their decisions. Before the event, customers can place orders for one, two or all three bottles by emailing and they will be securely invoiced via Square. If the three bottle option is chosen and the customers live within 15 miles of downtown LA, delivery is free. If not, pick up is available at the winery Saturday 12-8 and Sunday 12-6, or by appointment other days of the week. Shipping is also available via UPS (shipping charges will apply).





    MAY 24, 4:00 PM



    Please join BEST Friends and the Octavia Lab, in partnership with Skylight Books, as we celebrate the publication of our family friendly coloring book, Hidden Heroes, Historic Places, with a virtual book talk. The event will be held on Monday, May 24, at 4:00 PM and will be available on LAPL's YouTube and Facebook Live channels. It will also be recorded and made available for later viewing. No RSVP is necessary.

    On hand to help us celebrate will be the following guest speakers:
    1. Michelle Banks (Arnett Hartsfield – African American Firefighter Museum)
    2. Gail Rolf (Dr. Virginia Uribe – Project 10)
    3. Sana Ahmed (Los Angeles Conservancy)
    4. Arianne Edmonds (J.L. Edmonds Project)
    5. Ryan Ballard (John Ballard – Ballard Mountain)
    6. Lorena Villegas (Aurelio Jose Barrera)

    Hidden Heroes, Historic Places has recently been featured on a segment of Spectrum News 1, viewable here. It is available for sale at the Library Store, Skylight Books, and



    SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 4:00 P.M.



    As part of the Octavia E. Butler Celebration, please join the Octavia Lab in a book club conversation about the book and graphic novel of Octavia Butler's "Parable of the Sower." "Parable of the Sower" is available via hoopla. This event is open to teens and adults, and is part of the Octavia E. Butler Celebration.




    FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 4:00 P.M.



    Come visit the Octavia Lab virtually and become inspired by the projects and equipment you can use once becoming a member of the Octavia Lab. The Octavia Lab is a 3000 square feet intergenerational DIY makerspace and studio space with 3D printers, recording booth, laser cutter, and much more! This is a part of the Octavia E. Butler Celebration. 




    SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 4:00 PM



    Come meet John Jennings and Damian Duffy, the adaptation team for the Parable of the Sower graphic novel. The graphic novel has been nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story for 2021. The team, currently working on Parable of the Talents, will be showing how a graphic novel is made. 






    BEST Friends is looking for a few short-term volunteers with some technical experience who can help modernize our approach to events and fundraising with virtual options. If you can help, please email BEST Friends to let us know.






    Help sustain the support BEST Friends has provided to the Business & Economics Department and the Science, Technology & Patents Department since 1980 by becoming a member or renewing your membership.

    You can now join or renew your membership online! Just submit this form. Other options for supporting BEST Friends are on the membership page of our website. As always, thank you so much for your support.







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