September 26, 2008 |
Beer Pong: oafish drinking game or noble lesser sport? If the San Bernardino World Series of Beer Pong Satellite Tournament was any indication, the answer is both. Two weeks ago, more than 100 contestants (forming 62 two-person teams) showed up at Stinger's nightclub in a bleak office park to vie for a shot at winning the entry fees for the World Series of Beer Pong IV, slated for Jan. 1-5 at the Flamingo hotel in Las Vegas.
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January 28, 2010 |
New businesses opening in downtown Huntington Beach can cut beer pong out of their possible entertainment lineups. City leaders recently voted to ban alcohol games for new businesses or those renewing their entertainment licenses. Beer pong has been a form of entertainment at a number of establishments in Surf City, where aficionados tested their accuracy and alcohol tolerance in a satellite tournament during the World Series of Beer Pong in 2008. Beer pong starts out with partially filled cups of beer arranged in triangles on opposite sides of a table.
December 24, 2009
Sure, there's always the old standby for those of the Jewish persuasion on Christmas Eve -- go see a movie. But for the young and vital, JDate brings you the 16th annual Schmooz-a-Palooza , three floors of dancing, socializing and games, including the ancient Hebrew sport known as beer pong. House of Blues, 8430 W. Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thurs. $25-$250 (VIP with table service). www.houseofblues.com.
September 16, 2011
MOVIES with BEER PONG "The Lost Boys" & "The Goonies" Downtown Independent, 251 S. Main St. 7-11:45 p.m. Friday, $10-$15 (213) 617-1033 MUSIC "Moulin Rouge: A Magical Evening in Paris" Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave. 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday (323) 850-2000 STREET FEST Chinatown Moon Festival 943-951 N. Broadway, Chinatown 5 p.m.-midnight Saturday Chinatownla.com ART FAIR East Hollywood ArtCycle Santa Monica Boulevard between Virgil and Vermont 2-10 p.m. Saturday (323)
August 14, 2009 |
News and notes on L.A. night life: Make that drink with Chartreuse Do the Carthusian monks, who produce Chartreuse, add their secret-recipe herbal liqueur to cocktails? If not, they should now. The Chartreuse Sweet 16 Competition, held at the Doheny on Aug. 10, produced several interesting cocktails by local bar superstars including Damian Windsor (Roger Room), Matty Eggleston (WurstkÃ¼che) and Chris Bostock (the Varnish). Matthew Biancaniello, of the Roosevelt Hotel, eventually won the final round with a bell-pepper cocktail, but it was his Grapes of Wrath drink, made with Concord grapes, lemon juice, agave, Hendricks gin and Chartreuse, that really had us smitten.
February 5, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Jon Favreau's career took off when, at age 23, he interrupted U.S. Senate candidate Barack Obama during a speech rehearsal to offer some suggestions for improvement. That cheeky move led to a seven-year tour as Obama's lead speechwriter, an assignment that ends March 1 as Favreau considers trying his hand at another form of drama - as a screenwriter, perhaps in Los Angeles. The departure subtracts a vivid personality from the president's operation, defined since the beginning by Obama's spoken words and the team that wrote them.