Downtown Culver City’s Third Wednesday “Summer Solstice” Happy Hour – The temperature is rising and the fun is just starting to heat up. Catch some rays on the very first day of summer in a neighborhood that is always hot and happening. Cool off with free samples of Spiked Lemonade at select establishments (virgin options available for the under-21 set), then vote on your favorite drink for a chance to win a Downtown Culver City prize package featuring gift certificates to restaurants, spas and tickets to the Kirk Douglas Theatre. The more samples you try the more chances to win! So throw back a couple of summertime spiked lemonade shooters and help decide who will win bragging rights for “Best Spiked Lemonade in Downtown Culver City 2012.”
You won’t need a designated driver either—Culver City just got a whole lot closer with the grand opening of the new Expo Line Culver City Station, and rides are FREE all day June 20! After checking out the rails, check out Downtown Culver City’s galleries, including Gallery 9 and WWA, which will stay open late to welcome the long days of summer. Stop by Main Street to marvel at music by Marston, Lord of the Cello, who will perform on his unique six-string electric cello. Wear your dancing shoes–-Pilgrim Tunes will roam the downtown area with their spirited brand of acoustic Americana. Stop by the outdoor patio at Ford’s Filling Station to catch the sounds of New Orleans inspired by the swampy sounds of Louisiana rhythms. Visit the Kirk Douglas Theatre for an Open House featuring theater tours, ticket giveaways, free refreshments and music from LA’s rockin’ Irish band, Slugger O’Toole.
As the sun sets, celebrate the longest days of the year with a cocktail under the awning of a shaded patio eatery, or savor seasonal-inspired menus at one of Downtown Culver City’s fine dining establishments. Summer is the best time to explore Culver City’s downtown area, Southern California’s best-kept secret, featuring a wonderful mix of historic buildings, boutiques, theaters, galleries, and unique restaurants opening onto tree-lined streets. Parking is free in municipal structures for up to two hours, or valet parking is available at three convenient Downtown locations.
Bars, restaurants and retail outlets participating in the “Best Spiked Lemonade in Downtown Culver City 2012” contest include:
Culver Hotel (“Culver” lemonade)
Ford’s Filling Station
Hikari (“Sake” lemonade)
Kay n Dave’s (“Oaxaca Mezcal” lemonade)
Main Street Optometry
Novecento Pasta and Grill
Rocco’s (“Jersey Shore” lemonade & “Virgin Sugar Shaken” lemonade
Seventy7 (“Black Cherry” lemonade)
The Whole 9 Gallery (“Peace” lemonade)
Plus many more!
Wednesday, June 20 from 5 pm – 9 pm
Downtown Culver City is located just south of the 10 Freeway and east of the 405, between the intersection of Culver and Washington Blvds and Dusquene Ave.
Freebies, Offers, and Discounts from 30 area merchants.
For a complete list, scroll down or go to www.downtownculvercity.com