LAWineFest | June 2-3, Saturday 2-6 PM, Sunday 1-5 PM
The 13th Annual LAWineFest, Los Angeles’ signature celebration of all things wine, brings varietals and craft brews from around the world to ROW DTLA for an unforgettable two-day festival. Guests are invited to sample new flavors, hear from the masters behind favorite libations, shop artisan merchandise, and vibe to live entertainment.
Attendees can sample vintages from over 40 different large-scale and boutique wineries including local brands like Cass Wines and Wendell Cellars, as well as pours from global winemakers such as New Zealand Wine and Bekeseju Korean Wine. Beyond the vineyards, guests can also enjoy some of L.A.’s best local and international craft brews from Highwater Brewing, Laguanitas Brewing Company, Peroni, and more. To complement bottomless wine and beer samples, LAWineFest also includes popular food offerings from Cousins Maine Lobster and Goshen Cuisine as well as lifestyle exhibitors including Cutco Cutlery, Kissy’s Creations, and ROW DTLA’s own Flask & Field.
The LAWineFest is also proud to benefit a charity every year and this year’s beneficiary is the Los Angeles Jazz Society. Day 2 of the event will thus be dedicated to the theme of jazz & wine—a great pairing—featuring live jazz musicians.
Tickets range from $25 for designated drivers to $190 for all access passes and includes a custom LAWineFest wine glass; unlimited wine and beer samples; as well as complimentary water, coffee, and small nibbles.
L.A. Design Festival | June 7-10, Opening Night June 7, 7 PM-10 PM
Now in its 8th year, the L.A. Design Festival honors Los Angeles’ rich design culture and celebrates the city’s status as a global design capital. It is the only citywide festival of its kind, featuring over 50 unique events throughout L.A. From architecture and interiors to graphic, industrial, fashion, set, costume, and experiential design, the L.A. Design Festival showcases the best of the local design scene as well as exciting national and international voices.
The L.A. Design Festival kicks off with an Opening Night Fundraiser & Awards Night and features a full schedule of exhibitions, installations, film screenings, workshops, and much more. Guests can explore a number of installations scattered throughout the ROW DTLA campus from renowned designers such as Eric Junker, Krystal Chang Projects, Susan Maddux, and more. Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from notable figures in the design world including notable figures such as L.A.’s Chief Design Officer Christopher Hawthorne and Rebrand Cities founder Hajj Flemings. For a more laidback experience, guest can also relax in one of several design lounge areas presented by MUJI and Tidelli.
ROW DTLA x L.A. Design Festival Block Party | June 8, 6-9 PM
ROW DTLA’s carefully curated collection of tenants help kick off this year’s L.A. Design Festival with a Block Party. Stores will stay open late to host after-hours parties, workshops, and special exhibitions.
The Block Party will also showcase some of ROW DTLA’s own design tenants. Stockholm-based design brand, Hem, will debut their first retail space on the West Coast with a month-long shop-in-shop located within Poketo’s Project Space. A+R also welcomes Lee Broom for the West Coast debut of his latest award-winning collection “Observatory,” plus a lively conversation with the London design star over gin and tonics. The festival is free and open to the public.
And, while you are venturing downtown for all the fun festivities in June, be sure to pop into the first full service restaurant to hit the complex, Rappahannock Oyster Bar. This Virginia based, 4th generation family run oyster farm also serves lobster rolls, tuna melts, scallops, shrimp, salads and a messy burger. None other than Executive Chef Nick Erven is behind the kitchen of this oyster bar concept which will be opening for dinner sometime after June 8th, followed by a beer and wine license. The seafood offerings under the industrial chic design will only be enhanced by a crisp sauvignon blanc or glass of bubbles.
Fairfax District favorite, Paramount Coffee Project also recent joined the existing line up of coffee shops on the grounds and the Sunday only Smorgasburg LA.
Tartine Bianco, Chef Kunico Yagi’s Pikunico, Japanese kaiseki restaurant Hayato, and local coffee favorite go get em tiger are next up on the ROWDTLA dining expansion scene.