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Steve “Carpi” Carpentieri, the Soul of “Hey Bartender”

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An interview with Steve “Carpi” Carpentieri, the everyman and the soul of “Hey Bartender,” the documentary film about the renaissance of the cocktail. [...]

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Steve Schneider: Employees Only, “Hey Bartender” & Beyond

Steve Schneider in "Hey Bartender"

Steve Schneider looks at his journey from a bar in Hoboken, NJ to becoming a Principal Bartender at Employees Only and his featured role in “Hey Bartender.” [...]

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“Hey Bartender” Director Douglas Tirola

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“Hey Bartender” director Douglas Tirola talks about how becoming barless led him to direct the documentary about the renaissance of the cocktail. [...]

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Party Like It’s 1933: Repeal Day Events in Los Angeles

Death of the 18th Amendment by 1933 Group

Repeal Day is celebrated every December 5th to honor the repeal of the 18th Amendment, which ended Prohibition. Bars across Los Angeles are featuring drink specials and events to help you party like it’s 1933. [...]

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September 17: The Bad Seed at Big Bar with Patty McCormack

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On Monday, September 17th, Big Bar is closing out its popular Walk-In Movie Night series in a big way with an outdoor screening of The Bad Seed, featuring a Q&A with actress Patty McCormack. [...]

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October 17: Walk-In Theatre Night Under the Stars at Big Bar

Big Bar Movie Night - The Lost Boys

With Halloween just a few weeks away, Big Bar is helping Angelenos get in a devilish mood with its latest Walk-In Theatre Night Under the Stars, featuring The Lost Boys on a 12-foot screen that’s draped over the front of the Big Bar – Alcove Cafe building. [...]

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May 23: Walk-In Theatre Night Under the Stars at Big Bar

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Memorial Weekend is right around the corner, and with it comes the start of the summer blockbuster movie season. To get you warmed up, Big Bar is hosting its first ever Walk-In Theatre Night under the stars, featuring the top grossing movie of 1985: Back to the Future. [...]

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Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry: Free Film Screenings at Laemmle Sunset 5

The legendary tattoo artist Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins left behind an enduring legacy that is celebrated in the documentary Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry: The Life and Times of Norman Keith Collins. Here’s an excerpt from the press release:  Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry is a feature [...]

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A Toast to 75 Years of The Thin Man

The Thin Man was released 75 years ago today, on May 25, 1934. Besides being a great cocktail movie, it’s simply a great movie period. If you’ve seen it, you know what I mean. If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend adding it to your Netflix queue, or catching it on TCM [...]

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