June 28: Art Beyond the Glass IV at General Lee’s

General Lee's in Chinatown

The fourth annual Art Beyond the Glass is taking place on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at General Lee’s in the heart of historic Chinatown. Art Beyond the Glass IV features dozens of L.A.’s top bartenders mixing cocktails and showcasing their artistry, from painting to photography, live music, DJs and more. ABTG is raising funds for KCRW, the Santa Monica-based public radio station widely regarded as one of the world’s most influential independent music radio stations. Proceeds from ABTG IV will go to KCRW’s Capital Campaign to build a 35,000 square-foot Media Center, which will house KCRW in its entirety and become a public gathering place for the city of Los Angeles.

Bartenders, artists and performers returning for ABTG IV include: Alex Straus (EP/LP), Anna Knudson (Sassafras Saloon), Beau Du Bois (The Corner Door), Brian Butler (Sunny Spot), Chris Amirault (Harlowe), Christine Wiseman (Break Room 86), Dave Fernie (Honeycut), Dino Balocchi (Melrose Umbrella Co.), Giovanni Martinez (Sadie), Greg Bryson (The Wallace), Jeremy Lake (Lost Property), Julian Cox (Soigné Group), Justin Pike (The Tasting Kitchen), Karen Grill (Sassafras Saloon), Kelly Merrell (Trader Sam’s), Kiowa Bryan (Eveleigh) and Una Green (Belcampo Meat Co.).

First time participants include: Aaron Alvarez (Big Bar), Brian Klemm (Magnolia House), Cappy Sorentino (Hatchet Hall), Dan Sabo (Ace Hotel), Daniel Eun (The Normandie Club), Garrett Mikell (Eveleigh), Gina Maria Allen (Artisan House), Katie Emmerson (Walker Inn), Marie King (Tonga Hut), Max Seaman (The Varnish), Melaney Schmidt (The Standard DTLA), Ryan Wainwright (Terrine) and The Godfather of the L.A. cocktail scene, Vincenzo Marianella (Copa d’Oro).

Hosted by Dan “The Imbiber” Dunn, ABTG IV is taking place at General Lee’s, a stunning two-level venue located in the heart of historic Chinatown. General Lee’s occupies a landmark space that was originally the legendary Man Jen Low, the earliest Chinese restaurant known by name in L.A. General Lee’s features a soaring interior with Mid-Century, vintage Chinese furniture and neo-Tiki design touches. The bar program is helmed by Christopher Day, an award-winning bartender and a veteran of some of the city’s most renowned bars. For the first time, ABTG is taking place in a public location: the Central Plaza outside General Lee’s, with the Seven Star Cavern Wishing Well as the backdrop for the event’s live performances.

ABTG IV is being co-presented by the Chinatown Business Improvement District. The mission of the Los Angeles Chinatown Business Council is to creatively plan, manage and facilitate the rebirth of historic Chinatown as a multinational, culturally defined, economically vibrant and socially engaging community.

Tickets to ABTG IV are priced at $60 and are on sale at Eventbrite.

Admission to ABTG IV includes cocktails, art exhibit, entertainment and bar bites. In addition, guests will be able to purchase bartender art, buy raffle tickets and bid on silent auction items, including artwork, photography, rare spirits and more. All proceeds will be donated to KCRW.

Please note: ABTG IV is a PRESALE EVENT ONLY. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Art Beyond the Glass IV is being made possible with the generous support of our sponsoring brands, including Auchentoshan, Aviation Gin, Bacardi, Back Bar Project (Nuestra Soledad, Giffard), Brugal, Bulldog Gin, Dirty Sue, Disaronno, Encanto, Famous Grouse, Jack Daniel’s, Jägermeister, La Niña del Mezcal, Leaf Vodka, Leblon, Lucas Bols, Rhum Clement, Selvarey, Snow Leopard, Tequila Cabeza, Ancho Reyes, Chartreuse, Golden Road Brewing, Henry Wine Group (Clear Creek, Imbue, Lucano), Jarritos, Lustau, Mandarine Napoleon, Miracle Mile Bitters, Perfect Purée and Q Sodas.

Sound is being provided by N>EFFECT PRODUCTIONS, a Southern California-based entertainment production company specializing in the spectacular.

Art Beyond the Glass IV is once again being produced with the participation and support of the Southern California Chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild (USBG).

Sunday, June 28, 2015
Tickets: $60
21 and over

General Lee’s
475 Gin Ling Way
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 625-7500

Please enjoy ABTG IV responsibly. Use Uber promo code “ThirstyInLA” for a free ride, up to $20 for new users.

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