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Havana Nights

Latino Professional Network hosts networking and social event, September 1

Published on LatinoLA: August 29, 2005


Havana Nights


Join the Leaders of the Latino Community for "Havana Nights" Networking Event, Complimentary Rum Tasting, and Celebration at the Bonaventure Brewing Company in Downtown LA! Thursday, September 1, 2005, 6:30p 1:00am. The Bonaventure Brewing Company was the setting of the previous LPN Networking Event, "A Summer Night in Sevilla", and is renowned for its beauty and the surrounding Downtown LA skyline!

Inspired by the nostalgia, allure, and excitement of Old Havana, the Latino Professional Network ("LPN") transforms LA's most beautiful, outdoor venue into a tropical summer paradise!

The Brewing Company's garden courtyard, lush lawns, and restaurant will set the stage for a sizzling evening filled with the sensual tropical rhythms of Afro-Cuban Dancers and Percussion, refreshing and flavorful Complimentary Mojitos, Complimentary Rum and Wine Tasting, Complimentary delectable Cuban appetizers, Hand-Rolled Cigars, live ten-piece Salsa ensemble "Latin Sol", and more!

Most importantly, NETWORK, SOCIALIZE, and CELEBRATE with Latino professionals from such diverse fields and professional backgrounds as law, medicine, business, engineering, finance and investments, education, entertainment, accounting, public relations, social work, technology, real estate, media, architecture, the non-profit sector, government, public health, marketing, insurance, the fine arts, politics, and more!

There is no better forum to network with the Leaders of the Latino community, seek out new career opportunities, expand one's clientele and customer base, make business deals, reconnect with old friends, make new ones, and have a great time in the process!
You are encouraged to invite friends and colleagues as the Bonaventure's garden courtyard, lush lawns, and restaurant accommodate over 900 guests!

The evening's festivities include:

- COMPLIMENTARY RUM TASTING (6:30pm- 8:30pm) Ten Cane Rum just added!
Join the Leaders of the Latino Community for "Havana Nights" Networking Event, Complimentary Rum Tasting, and Celebration at the Bonaventure Brewing Company in Downtown LA! Thursday, September 1, 2005, 6:30p 1:00am. The Bonaventure Brewing Company was the setting of the previous LPN Networking Event, "A Summer Night in Sevilla", and is renowned for its beauty and the surrounding Downtown LA skyline!

- COMPLIMENTARY MOJITOS! (6:30pm- 8:30pm)
This ever-popular marriage of fresh mint and rum is a refreshing way to quench your thirst on a sizzling summer evening!

- COMPLIMENTARY WINE TASTING (6:30pm- 8:30pm) New Domestic and Australian Wines just added! In response to the rave reviews received after "A Summer Night in Sevilla", many of the wines featured at that event will make an encore at "Havana Nights". Savor such wines as Castillo de Utiel and Senorio de Utiel from Spain, as well as La Playa, Vino de Ezyaguirre Cabernet Sauvignon, and Carmenere Reserva from Chile! Stallion Wines from Australia in such varieties as Shiraz and Pinot Noir, as well as Graceland Cellars' Wines direct from Elvis Presley's Estate have just been added to the tasting!

During this time, a diverse array of other popular spirits, will also be offered on a complimentary basis. Savor the taste of Dos Manos, Para Mi, Tonala, and Stallion Tequilas as the LPN tips its hat to its most popular event concept- Tequila Tasting!

- Live Afro-Cuban Folkoric Dancers and Percussionists!
As guests arrive arrive at the Bonaventure's breezeway, laden with colorful tropical flowers, they will be greeted with the sensual sounds of Cuba, as live percussionists and a vocalist immerse you in the sounds of Son, Bolero, Yoruba, Danzon, and Rumba!

At 7:30pm and 8:00pm, guests will be thrilled with the soul, beauty, spirituality, and energy of Afro-Cuban Folkloric Dancers as they move to the beat of Havana! Accompanied by a troupe of high- energy cong ros, these performers will take you on a musical journey into the roots of Cuban music, dance, and expression!

- Complimentary Cuban Appetizers (6:30pm- 8:30pm) Savor such delectable Cuban and Carribean specialties as empanadas, papas rellenas, coconut shrimp, and plaintains.

- Hand-Rolled Cigars! In true Havana style, a Cigar Roller will hand-roll cigars in the Bonaventure's circular garden courtyard. These hand- rolled cigars can be purchased at a discount. The perfect complement to a glass of rum or a delicious mojito!

- Live Salsa by "Latin Sol" (8:30pm- 10:00pm). Live ten-piece ensemble "Latin Sol" will perform a blistering set of its popular brand of salsa, merengue, cumbias, and more! After having played at "A Summer Night in Sevill and "Carnaval! A Night in Rio" to rave reviews, "Latin Sol" will make an encore performance at "Havana Nights". So, bring your dance shoes as well as your business cards.

- A DJ playing the best in salsa, merengue, cumbias, hip-hop, disco, and more will close out the evening playing until 1:00am!

Over the past five years, LPN Networking Events have created and strengthened networking and business relationships, as well as long-lasting friendships among Latino professionals. Guided by the philosophy that networking opportunities abound in open and enjoyable settings, the LPN has become extremely popular among various segments of the professional community. These events directly served to engender dialogue, collaboration, friendship, and unity among the Leaders of the Latino community. The events are well attended by young professionals, established professionals, as well as students seeking to connect with soon-to-be colleagues. LPN Networking Events are unique in the fact that they bring together professionals from a diverse array of fields. If you enjoyed the LPN?s past events "A Summer Night in Sevilla", "Una Noche En Guadalajara", "Carnaval! A Night in Rio", and a "A Night in Buenos Aires", join u for another valuable evening of countless opportunities.

As always, it is encouraged that you ARRIVE EARLY in order to take full advantage of the evening?s networking opportunities and festivities.

Important Parking Notice: It is strongly recommended that guests park at the Union Bank building (low flat rate and structure is open 24 hours) located across the street from the Bonaventure adjacent to Cuidad restaurant. Take the escalator from the parking garage to the Union Bank Lobby Level. Cross the pedestrian bridge to the Hotel and Bonaventure Brewing Co. Beer Garden. It is not recommended that guests park at the Bonaventure Hotel.
RSVP Required! Guests are required to RSVP at (http://www.lpnonline.com/rsvp ) or by emailing rsvp@lpnonline.com . Please specify the number of guests who will attend. Once you have submitted your RSVP, consider you and your guests confirmed. It is encouraged that you RSVP early. You may also call (213) 792-0877 to RSVP and for further information.

Details: Thursday, September 1, 2005, 6:30pm- 1:00am Admission: $20 per person. Admission includes complete event package including Complimentary Rum Tasting, Complimentary Mojitos, Complimentary Wine Tasting, Complimentary Tequila Tasting, Live Cuban Percussion and Dances, Complimentary Cuban appetizers, discounted cigars, Live Salsa Band, DJ, ncing and more. Admission to be paid at the door. Attire: Professional/Cocktail attire is recommended. 4th Floor of the Westin Bonaventure Hotel, adjacent to Swimming Pool.

Bonaventure Brewing Co
404 South Figueroa Street, #418A
Los Angeles, CA 90071


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