5 Events You Have To Attend In August/September

As you guys can probably tell, Randy Fuhrman Events is all about having fun during the Summer and taking advantage of the great weather that offers endless outdoor activities, events, and so much more. So for this week, we wanted to give you, our loyal readers, some fun suggestions for all things summer fun going on right now and for the rest of the Summer.

Summer is the perfect time to utilize your weekends off and explore all that your city has to offer! LA has phenomenal events to keep you busy for the rest of the summer, and some of our suggestions include:

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1. Outdoor Theaters:

Looking for a fun night out? Going to an outdoor theater is a great way to spice up date night! Enjoy a movie under the stars, with a gorgeous view to set the perfect mood for the film. With treats and drinks to accompany the show, the night is sure to go off without a hitch.

Fortunately, there are various rooftops and beach viewing events for both classic and newer movies popping up all around Los Angeles. With a nighttime breeze, these evening show times will be a great way to escape the heat! No matter where you are located in Los Angeles, there are several showings a week to accommodate most schedules. Some venues include downtown LA rooftops and even larger venues like the Hollywood Bowl which feature live orchestras to accompany the films.

Bring some blankets and get ready to cuddle up to your loved ones and enjoy a movie overlooking some of the most beautiful and famous spots in LA. If you are interested in an all day event, head over to the beach and watch the sunset before your screening! These outdoor screenings are currently being held, and they will run through Halloween of this year.

 

 

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2. 626 Night Market:

Are you a foodie looking for a new way to satisfy your cravings? Then this would be such a fun way to spend a summer night in Los Angeles! The 626 Night Market is an ongoing event in Los Angeles that delivers Asian entrees and snacks in a casual and fun presentation! Whether you are interested in a milk boba tea or the most tasty calamari appetizers, this street market will be able to appeal to any of your cravings.

The 626 Night Market has event dates running through the last couple weekends of August, going into September. This event includes a vast array of options for street vendors to showcase their skills and delicious Asian style treats for all to enjoy. From appetizers to the most outlandish desserts, you will be tempted to try a little bit of everything here! In addition to the copious amounts of snacks, the market also provides attractions, music, and live entertainment for all in attendance!

This is an opportunity to enjoy a night of entertainment with your friends in an nontraditional setting! The 626 Night Market will be held August 10-12, and August 31-September 2, at the Santa Anita Park. 

 

 

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3. Dance DTLA:

For those dancers and music lovers out there, Dance DTLA is the event for you! Are you interested in learning how to dance to many different styles? This event is such a great option for those wanting to step out of their comfort zone, and give it a try!

From Salsa to Hip Hop, Dance DTLA has various DJs playing different music each night to encourage those to get out there and dance your heart out! This is a free event that encourages beginners to experienced dancers alike, to come out and show off your moves. Each Friday night, you will be able to bring your friends out and have a great time, at no expense! Located at Grand Park in DTLA, this event is open to all age groups, and will be held every Friday until September 7th.

 

 

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4. Roaring Nights

If you are interested in a stepping out on the LA scene for some drinks and dancing, try this interesting event hosted by the LA Zoo! This summer, the LA Zoo is back with their Roaring Nights event, catering to a 21 and over crowd this year!

Get together with a group of your friends to enjoy an immersive experience with some of the zoo animals to start off the event. Afterwards, grab yourself a cocktail and start mingling with your group and the other guests at the event. You will also be able to select some tasty treats from the abundance of food trucks that will be at the event as well. One of the greatest features from the event has to be their silent disco that is put together by various DJs. You will be able to enjoy a stellar night of dancing in a fun and unique setting!

This event is great for date nights and group outings alike! Join the LA Zoo for the Roaring Nights event, August 17 or September 14!

 

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5. Strawberry Picking Farm

Summer is an amazing time to take the whole family out to enjoy the fresh fruit that is currently in season! With plentiful options in Oxnard, Camarillo, and Irvine, pick the nearest location near you.

When dropping in to the farm, ask for a tour for an added activity! Pick your own strawberries and enjoy a beautiful day outdoors with your family and friends! With beautiful backdrops, you will also be sure to take a great picture to commemorate your trip to the farm! With your fresh strawberries in tow, whip up a delicious dessert or add it to a delectable salad!

Incorporate your fresh fruit to one of our favorites recipes for the best sangria! Get creative with how you utilize and enjoy your newly-picked fruit to create the most tasty treats. Visit your local farms any weekend this summer!

Summer is the perfect time to utilize your free time and create memorable moments with your loved ones! With our suggestions for the best events in LA, you can satisfy your bucket list for the summer! Be sure to tell us if you enjoyed these tips for a great adventure with your friends or family, in the comment section below!

 

Looking for more ways to have fun this summer? Then check out some of our most recent articles, Party Trends for Summer 2018 or 4 Helpful Hints for A Summer Party.

 

5 Things To Look For in a Party Location

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With summer here, you can bet that it’s the perfect time to throw parties. As we’ve mentioned in our previous posts, “5 Things Anyone Planning a Party Should Know!”,“Party Trends for Summer 2018”, and “8 Signs You Need a Caterer/Event Planner” Summer is a great time to get people together to beat the heat, reconnect since all of the college students are usually back home, and entertain guests in a multitude of ways. With the endless possibilities of the types of parties that you can throw this summer, there’s going to be one question that everyone finds themselves asking, “Where will I throw this Party?” Yup, that’s right. This is the question that can sometimes be the most challenging to answer. Finding and choosing the right location for your event can be a challenge at times. With the varying party trends and venues today, the possibilities of what one may be looking for and actually able to find at a venue can almost impossible to find. And while there are those that may have an idea of where they would like to host there party, they still have to make sure that everything that they see for their party can come to fruition in the space that they have in mind. Will you need parking permits or valet? How about event permits? Insurance? 

Yeah, picking the perfect location for your party can be quite a process and that’s why we’ve written today’s blog post so that you can have a guide for what to look for in a party location. But if you think that choosing the right location for your party is something that you’d like to ultimately save time on and rest knowing it’s being handled, contact us today  to get the process started. Our team of trained professionals will bring your event to life with seamless elegancy and award-winning quality. We at Randy Fuhrman Events live by our company motto, “We Create So You Can Celebrate!” 


5 Things You Should Look For in Your Party Location

 

 

1. Location

Location, Location, Location! Yup, you guessed it, location! The location of your event is everything. Does your party call for an outdoor location? How about a bar or showroom in Downtown Los Angeles? Either way, picking the right location is a must. But it isn’t the only one. In choosing the location for your event, means having to consider the actual location of the space. How far is the location from your guests? Are there some guests who are closer to the location while others are pretty far out there? Perhaps having a party in a part of town that’s the middle ground for all of your guests is something that you’ll have to consider. 

Another thing to look at in your party location is how the guests will be able to get onto the property and if they will need any form of accommodations. If there are individuals on your guest list that you know will need special accommodations, it’s best to take that into consideration for you event as well. If you aren’t completely sure if there will have to be accommodations in place, then having someone there with you while your planning your event to catch things like this is just what you need. Having an event planner to assist you in the process of finding the locations and considering if they will be able to allow for guests to enter the property as well as facilitate the needs of your party such as electricity, wifi, and more is a must have. 

Last but not least, when looking for a location for your party, having an event planner that knows what venus to contact and even has exclusive relationships with some is something to think about. If you’re having a large party and need someone to contact venues, contact us today and we’ll be happy to assist you in the process.

 

 

2. Make sure the location fits your party theme

Picking the right location for your party is everything and as we all know, in order to have that extra something to wow your guests and make your party one to remember, you have to have the right location for the theme. If your planning on having a large event or even a small one, having a location that matches your party’s theme will completely make the difference. Depending on the theme of your party, renting a location may be in your future and with that come some additional expenses such as insurance, rentals, staff charges and more which can be difficult to manage in addition to facilitating the needs of your party in themselves. 

If you think that you’re going to have to host your party at a location outside of your own property, it’s best to bring in an event planner that will be able to assist you in the design the event itself. Luckily, we at Randy Fuhrman Events, RFE, have your back. Event Design, Management, and Consulting are all a part of the quality services offered by us. Check out our Events Page to see our work and previous events. 

 

 

3. Parking

When you have an event of any size, having parking for your guest is an absolute must. No matter if it’s a house party or one at a location that you’re renting, having a place for your guests to park is one of the first things that you have to consider when having people over. Will they be parking on the street or will you have to get a valet service? Even though it may sound like an easy task to achieve, finding parking solutions for your event can post a challenge due to the location of the party, weather conditions and more. If you’re looking for parking solutions for your party and need some assistance, feel free to contact us today. With Randy Fuhrman Events being full-service, guest parking is something that we also handle for your event. Having relationships with various valet companies, we can provide you with a multitude of solutions. 

 

 

4. Accessibility

As we mentioned earlier, making sure that your location can accommodate any anticipated or unanticipated special needs is something to consider. You can use your guest list to plan for this, but ultimately it’s best to be prepared no matter who you may be expecting. As we know, life can have unexpected moments, so why not be ready for them? Making sure that you location has a ramp and bathroom that is close enough to guests and is easy to get to is one of the first things to ensure. Making sure that there is an elevator to the bathroom if it’s above the first floor is something to do if you’re dealing with a location with more than one story. 

 

 

5. Costs

The thing that is at the forefront of everyone’s mind yet often most forgotten or overlooked. The cost of your party. How much will the whole thing cost? You’ll have to create a budget to see where spending has to be done so that budgeting and purchasing decisions can be made. With invitations - don’t forget you’ll also need stamps -, your catering, guest arrangements, flowers, rentals, parking, locations and more, calculating the exact cost can be a challenge if you haven’t done so before. Especially if you find yourself running into unexpected costs such as liability insurance, extra decorations, additional beverages, etc. Planning a party is a lot more than just putting elements together. It also requires financial management. 

If you’d like to save yourself the time and hassle of crunching numbers, give our team at Randy Fuhrman Events a call. We’ll take care of all of the finances of your event and manage every detail, relieving you of the stress of producing your party and make you feel like a guest to your own event. 

 

 

Like what you read in the article? Let us know in the comment section below. We’d love to hear what you think! If after reading this article, you feel as if you need an to hire an event planner, check out our article “8 Signs You Need a Caterer/Event Planner."  

Want to bring your event to life? Contact us today to get started! Remember, “We Create So you Can Celebrate!”

Randy's Flourless, Gluten Free Gravy

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Ingredients

1/2 Cup sweet sherry

All the roasted vegetables from the turkey in the cavity and around the turkey

(I use 1 bunch of celery, 6 large carrots, 3 large onions)
I season my turkey with paprika (not smoked), garlic, butter, salt and pepper

All the juices from the turkey

Some of the skin and turkey off the bone (you cannot use from carvings after you have carved the turkey.)

2 cups chicken stock

Method:

1. Take a small stock pot and place all ingredients.  Simmer in a pot for about 45 minutes until all vegetables are completely tender.  Get a blender and start taking small patches of the mixture with the juices and blend until smooth.  Keep doing until all liquid and mixture is done.  Take a look and taste (you can add Kitchen Bouquet to darken a little).

NOTE: This can be done the day ahead and reheated.  If too thick, use some chicken stock.