Friday, May 3, 2013

Descanso Gardens benefit gala July 13

Tickets on sale for Light Up the Night,
a new Descanso Gardens benefit July 13 

Remember the fun of exploring outdoors late on a summer night? Recapture that excitement at Light Up the Night, an evening of fine food, live music, craft beers and California wine set in three beautiful locations in Descanso Gardens. Light Up the Night will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 13.

This evening of fun serves a vital function: Light Up the Night is a benefit for Descanso Gardens, raising funds to help the Gardens grow and continue to serve the community. Tickets are $125 each, and are available online only at:
Everything is more mysterious in the night: Trees loom larger, shadows are deeper, night-sounds are nearer. Light Up the Night will capture the youthful anticipation of exploring in the dark, but with a grown-up vibe. Three different Patina restaurants will create casual, elegant cuisine served at tasting stations located across Descanso. The participating restaurants include:
  • Ray's & Stark Bar 
  • Nick + Stef's Steakhouse 
  • Kendall's Brasserie
And what's a summer party without a little night music? Light Up the Night will feature music as diverse as the menu, including:
  • Dustbowl Revival, a Venice-based collective that merges old school bluegrass, gospel, jug-band, swamp blues and hot vintage swing.
  • Roger Espinoza, a guitarist and composer who captures the global sound of urban Southern California, including Latin guitar and Gypsy music.
  • DJ Matthew Rubino, "a curator of vibes," spinning vinyl and brewing an eclectic musical mix.
Light Up the Night is generously sponsored by Patina Restaurant Group, Taylor's Steakhouse, The Capital Group, Karen & Louis Bachand, and Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP.

About Descanso Gardens:
Established as a public garden in 1953, Descanso Gardens is located at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge 91011. The Gardens are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Christmas Day. Descanso Gardens is accredited by the American Association of Museums.

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