TechCity Bowl to Celebrate 60 Years on Saturday – Everyone is Invited!

TechCity BowlTechCity Bowl, Kirkland Washington’s premier independent bowling center, is celebrating its 60th anniversary on Saturday, August 11th, 2018 between the hours of 12PM and 6PM.
The public is invited to join the celebration which will be held at the bowling center located at 13033 NE 70th Place in the Bridle Trails neighborhood of Kirkland.  During the event we will be rolling back bowling pricing and featuring $1 game and $1 shoes.  We will have local spirit and brewery tastings, as well as offering small bites of our new food menu.  So bring the family, grab some friends and come join the fun.

Help TechCity Bowl Celebrate 60 Years on Saturday

TechCity BowlTechCity Bowl, Kirkland Washington’s premier independent bowling center, is celebrating its 60th anniversary on Saturday, August 11th, 2018 between the hours of 12PM and 6PM.

The public is invited to join the celebration which will be held at the bowling center located at 13033 NE 70th Place in the Bridle Trails neighborhood of Kirkland.  During the event we will be rolling back bowling pricing and featuring $1 game and $1 shoes.  We will have local spirit and brewery tastings, as well as offering small bites of our new food menu.  So bring the family, grab some friends and come join the fun.

America’s Automotive Trust To Host Annual ‘Cars & Cigars’ Signature Event In Tacoma On Aug. 4

America’s Automotive Trust (AAT) will hold its annual “Cars & Cigars: Havana Nights” event on Saturday, August 4 at LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM) in Tacoma, Washington. The festivities will include Montecristo cigar and Scotch whisky tastings from Balvenie as well as tiki cocktails from Heritage Distilling Co., Hedges Family Estates wine and food from award winning Tacoma-based chefs.

America’s Automotive Trust America’s Automotive Trust To Host Annual ‘Cars & Cigars’ Signature Event In Tacoma On Aug. 4

The theme to this year’s Cars & Cigars – “Havana Nights” – will serve as a celebratory nod to Caribbean and Central American cigar makers, featuring Montecristo’s Cigar Lounge with a variety of exceptional stogies, four unique tastes of Balvenie Scotch whisky – including a 14-year, Caribbean Cask Scotch – and Hemmingway-approved rum cocktails from Heritage Distilling.
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Evite Top 10 Cities for Summer BBQ/Pool Parties

Evite an online and text invitation service, recently announced its annual list of the 2018 Top 10 U.S. Cities for Summer BBQ/Pool Parties, as well as the most popular days to throw a party this summer.

EviteEvite Top 10 Cities for Summer BBQ/Pool Parties

Evite analyzed the number of invitations sent to Summer BBQ/Pool Parties using Evite in 39 metro areas across the United States from Memorial Day through Labor Day in 2017. The analysis showed Chicago, Austin and San Diego leading the country in getting together for summertime fun! San Jose also made the list this year, replacing Dallas in the Top 10 ranking when compared to the previous year.

Evite’s 2018 Top 10 Cities for Summer BBQ/Pool Parties are as follows, along with the cities’ previous rankings in 2017 for comparison:

Ranking
Evite’s 2018
Top 10 Cities
for Summer BBQ/Pool Parties
Number of Summer BBQ/Pool Party Invitations Sent
in 2017
Number of Summer BBQ/Pool Party Invitations Sent
in 2016
(previous year rank)
#1
Chicago, IL
42,073
35,511 (2)
#2
Austin, TX
36,095
25,924 (7)
#3
San Diego, CA
33,602
27,106 (6)
#4
Seattle, WA
33,272
36,623 (1)
#5
Denver, CO
31,973
28,357 (4)
#6
Los Angeles, CA
29,097
29,623 (3)
#7
Houston, TX
28,969
23,622 (9)
#8
San Jose, CA
27,196
(n/a)
#9
Atlanta, GA
24,746
27,909 (5)
#10
Portland, OR
24,163
23,839 (8)

The average Summer BBQ/Pool Party nationwide in 2017 had approximately 28 guests invited and 19 attendees. While the 4th of July is the most popular date to get together during the summer, the last three Saturdays in August are the next most popular days to hold a Summer BBQ/Pool Party. In 2018, those dates (in ascending order of popularity) are predicted to be August 11th, 18th and 25th.

“These 10 U.S. cities know there is no better way to celebrate summer than with the classic BBQ or pool party,” said Victor Cho, Chief Executive Officer of Evite. “Evite’s new text invitations make it easier than ever to throw a party this summer with family and friends. No matter the occasion, we invite everyone to get together and make summer memories that will last all year long.”

San Diego 4th in US on Cvent Lists For 2018 Top Meeting Destinations Worldwide

Cvent, Inc., whose business is meetings, events, and hospitality technology, released on July 26,2018 its annual lists of the top cities for meetings and events worldwide. Three new regions are highlighted this year: Caribbean and Latin America (CALA), Canada and Europe. The lists were compiled based on sourcing activity through the Cvent Supplier Network. In 2017, more than 40 million room nights worldwide and $14.7 billion of business were sourced through the Cvent Supplier Network – helping to support more than 715,000 events around the globe.

Cvent Cvent Lists For 2018 Top Meeting Destinations Worldwide

“When we first launched Top Destinations in 2012, the only cities highlighted were located in the United States. Now, six years later, Top Destinations includes six lists covering every region in the world,” said Chris McAndrews, Vice President of Marketing for the Cvent Hospitality Cloud. “Additionally, secondary cities like Guangzhou, China and Hyderabad, India on the APAC list, and Aurora, Colorado and Burlingame, California on the U.S. list, are making their first appearance and are helping to drive their local economies by attracting group business to their locales. The Cvent Supplier Network is the world’s largest platform for sourcing meetings and events, and our data demonstrates that more events are being held all over the globe. This highlights the overall strength and positive impact the meetings and events industry has worldwide.” Continue reading “San Diego 4th in US on Cvent Lists For 2018 Top Meeting Destinations Worldwide”

KKR-The Bay Club Company Acquisition Agreement

KKR, a leading global investment firm, and The Bay Club Company (“Bay Club”), a premier active lifestyle and hospitality company, announced on July 26,2018 the signing of a definitive agreement under which KKR will acquire Bay Club from York Capital Management and minority investors, including JMA Ventures and Roxborough Group. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

KKRKKR-The Bay Club Company Acquisition Agreement

Founded in 1977, Bay Club operates a collection of active lifestyle campuses, welcoming more than 50,000 members throughout California. The clubs are designed with innovative amenities to support the company’s focus on Fitness, Sports, Family and Hospitality.

Bay Club is recognized as the pioneer of the urban sports resort. Over the past several years, Bay Club has assembled an experienced management team—a blend of fitness, hospitality, technology, and finance veterans. Under the direction of this team, Bay Club was given the opportunity to evolve beyond the fitness industry. As a result, the Company entered the realm of hospitality by grouping complementary properties into campuses and offering its members a range of high-end lifestyle amenities typically only found at country clubs and luxury resorts.

“At Bay Club, we are proud to have created California’s leading active lifestyle community. In partnering with KKR, we are excited to build even further on what we’ve accomplished thus far and bring our unique offering to even more communities across the country,” said Matthew Stevens, President and CEO of Bay Club.

“Bay Club’s pioneering and differentiated model is one of the few scaled platforms in a large and highly fragmented health and wellness industry, where members can find options that meet all of their – and their families’ – needs,” said Nate Taylor, KKR Member and Head of KKR’s Americas Consumer Retail team. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Matthew and the rest of Bay Club’s management team.”

KKR is making the investment through separately managed accounts and its balance sheet.

Bay Club is being advised by Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC as lead financial advisor, North Point Advisors LLC as co-financial advisor, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP as legal advisors. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is serving as legal advisor to KKR.

Seattle Art Museum Presents Peacock In The Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India

Seattle Art Museum (SAM) presents Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India (October 18, 2018–January 21, 2019), showcasing five centuries of artistic creation from the kingdom of Marwar-Jodhpur in the northwestern state of Rajasthan. Organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in partnership with the Mehrangarh Museum Trust of Jodhpur, the exhibition features 250 objects from the 16th to the mid-20th century including intricate paintings, decorative arts, elaborate tents, canopies, textiles, jewelry, and weapons, presented with photos and videos that evoke the impressive setting of the Mehrangarh Museum.

Seattle Art MuseumSeattle Art Museum Presents Peacock In The Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India

Peacock in the Desert presents a vision of a cosmopolitan court culture that relies on art as an essential aspect of its rule. Established in the 15th century, the city of Jodhpur was ruled by the Rathores for over seven centuries. The objects on view, many of which have not been seen beyond palace walls or traveled to the United States, tell the story of this vast desert kingdom.
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Spinasse Celebrates 10th Year

Spinasse has secured a spot as one of Seattle’s most notable and popular restaurants. The restaurant has struck a chord with both locals and visitors with its warm interior, casual, yet professional service, and commitment to the food and wine from Italy’s Piedmont region. Spinasse’s accolades are many, including a feature on the Food Network’s “Top 5 Italian Restaurants” and One of Seattle’s “Best Neighbourhood Restaurants” by Virgin Atlantic. Conde Nast Traveler, in its Seattle City Guide said: “Welcome to spaghetti church, where pasta worshippers come to praise. Spindly wood chairs, lace curtains, and rustic ceiling beams bring a monastic brand of beauty, but the overall austerity signals that food is the focus here.”

SpinasseSpinasse Celebrates 10th Year

In 2018, Spinasse marks its 10th year. Started by Chef Justin Neidermeyer in 2008, Spinasse was a tiny trattoria. Justin had the notion to serve pasta from Northern Italy and he traveled to Barbaresco to learn how to make the restaurant’s renowned tajarin noodles. His artisan touch and deft handling of pasta took Seattle by storm. Working with Justin was Chef Jason Stratton. When Justin left the restaurant in 2009, Jason took over the kitchen and the restaurant garnered major acclaim. With greater demand for the pasta than the restaurant could accommodate, Spinasse took over the business next door and doubled its seating capacity. A pasta station and window were added and the coveted counter seating was extended into the new space.
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Maritime Museum:155-year-old ship Sets Sail for First Time in Five Years

Maritime Museum of San Diego, home to one of the world’s finest collections of historic vessels, from sail to steam to submarine, will rally sail crew and staff, key donors, supporters, and special guests for an exclusive Star of India sail Saturday and Sunday, November 17 and 18, 2018.

Maritime MuseumMaritime Museum:155-year-old ship Sets Sail for First Time in Five Years

Dr. Raymond Ashley, Ph.D., K.C.I., President/CEO of the Maritime Museum of San Diego, describes the event as “a time when we take to sea not only Star of India but also other vessels in our historic fleet to celebrate Star’s long-running history as the world’s oldest active sailing ship and centerpiece of the Museum’s historic fleet. This is the public’s opportunity to join in the celebration and at the same time join us on the water aboard either the official tall ship of the state, the Californian, or the 1542 Spanish galleon replica San Salvador, for a special daytime catered affair and sailing experience.”

Star of India has circumnavigated the world 21 times and has recently undergone a complex restoration of her decks. Dr. Ashley adds, “We normally sail Star of India two successive weekend days, one weekend every two years. Five years have elapsed since the last time Star of India sailed, so the opportunity to join us under sail with her this November makes this a more unique experience.”

Maritime Museum of San Diego traditionally offers weekend day sail adventures about the tall ships throughout the year which has become a popular treat for visitors and local San Diegans. The Saturday, November 17, and Sunday, November 18, Star of India sailing celebration adventures aboard Californian and San Salvador will include a host of additional treats including champagne, lunch, and bar service.

Guests can make reservations for this special weekend of celebration sailing aboard Californian or San Salvador at sdmaritime.org starting August 31, 2018.

Space is limited, tickets are non-refundable, and will also include admission to the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

Billboard Partners With Nissan Kicks for Hot 100 Music Fest.

Billboard, the world’s largest voice in music announced on July 17 they will be partnering with Nissan Kicks at the 2018 Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival taking place on August 18 and 19 at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater. The partnership will include an immersive in-vehicle experience for attendees plus a groundbreaking, collaborative special guest performance sponsored by Nissan Kicks.

BillboardBillboard Partners With Nissan Kicks for Hot 100 Music Fest.

The collaboration performance, taking place on Sunday evening, August 19 at the Main Stage, will be in partnership with Nissan Kicks. They will bring together an inspiring musician, who will be announced prior to the festival, and a groundbreaking visual artist to create a boundary pushing set at the festival inspired by Nissan Intelligent Mobility. The performance will be unlike anything seen before at the Hot 100 Festival, giving fans an unforgettable musical experience.

Throughout the weekend, an immersive in-vehicle experience will be set up for concertgoers in the General Admission area. The activation will tease the collaboration performance. The installation will surround fans with visuals from the upcoming set while the performing talent’s music plays. Continue reading “Billboard Partners With Nissan Kicks for Hot 100 Music Fest.”