Month: June 2019

4 Places to “Rosé All Day” in CtrCity Anaheim

Summertime is finally here! The California heat can be sweltering, but that doesn’t mean you have to be. What better way to refresh yourself than with a few glasses of rosé with your friends? It’s time to gather your squad and prep your palate to “Rosé All Day” in CtrCity! 

Start your journey at Cultivation Kitchen! Committed to giving back to the community, Cultivation Kitchen’s refreshments are all locally sourced from the great state of California itself. Grab a table in the beautiful greenhouse-style dining area or on their outdoor patio for your daily dose of sunshine and wine. Be sure to order a round of Cultivation Kitchen’s signature rosé, Joyce Rosé Monterey. Made from part Gamay Noir, part Grenache, this modestly sweet drink will be sure to brighten your afternoon!

Next, on your rosé rendezvous, stop in at Pali Wine Co. located inside the MAKE building. Their spacious outdoor patio welcomes wine-drinkers and dogs alike. Snap a cute pic of your pup while you sip on their 2018 Sunset Rosé. Made with Old World red wine grapes and inspired by Provence in France, this rosé will have you dreaming of those beautiful summer days in the French Riviera while you toast your pink drinks. You can even order a bottle to-go to satisfy all your rosé-needs! 

Head over to BXCR Wine Bar inside the Anaheim Packing House for a unique experience. Located in a vintage railroad boxcar, you surely can’t skip this place. Enter into this underground wine and cocktail society and grab a bottle of Domaine de Cala or Juliette. French rosés like these will have you saying “ooh la la,” for their impressive quality and affordability coming straight from the southern city of Provence. 

After getting your fill of French, end your “Rosé Day” by heading to the neighborhood wine bar. The Colony Wine Merchant has fine wine, sourced from smaller, family-owned producers, artisan cheeses, hand-selected from their in-house cheesemonger and much more to offer. Try their Malene Rosé, crafted with carefully selected fruit from specific sites in the regions of Santa Barbara and Paso Robles. You might even catch some live music to keep the summer groove going all day long!

CtrCity Anaheim offers many different options for wine-lovers. From novice to connoisseur, there’s something for everyone. Your afternoon full of great wine is waiting for you! 

Cultivation Kitchen

350 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805

Pali Wine Co.

500 S Anaheim Blvd Unit C, Anaheim, CA 92805

BXCR Wine Bar

440 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805

Colony Wine Merchant

280 S Lemon St, Anaheim, CA 92805

Make Sweet Music

 International Make Music Day comes to Anaheim June 21st

Imagine a day where music rules. Professional performers are found on street corners, parks and other public spots sharing their skill and talent free of charge. Want to join in? Amateur and hopeful musicians are encouraged and even expected to join in the celebration. Pick up an instrument, sing or simply tap along, it’s all good.

This day becomes reality on June 21st as Anaheim introduces its first ever International Make Music Day. It’s a free musical celebration featuring concerts, lessons and jam sessions on the streets, sidewalks and parks throughout the city.

The Packing District serves as the home base for the festivities, but informal and spontaneous jams are welcome. The official roster of events is completely family friendly and open to all ages, and takes full advantage of the extra sunlight as June 21st also happens to be the longest day of the year.

Even kids get in on the action. Students from Anaheim Elementary School District will perform  while some scheduled events include bucket drumming, guitar lessons and a stringed instrument jam both at Farmers Park and harmonica lessons and a blues jam will be at the MAKE building.

Additional activities abound like a BoomwhackersⓇ Playalong sponsored by Rhythm Band Instruments (it’s as fun as it sounds) and even FRAN will be in on the action. As you hop from jam session to local bands and back again, sing your heart out as the free ride service turns into a roving karaoke bar-it’s FRANpool Karaoke!

Live music performances are around every corner: from the Packing House stage, to the Farmers Park and MAKE Building stages. Begin or end in the Packing District while exploring other happenings across the town like a concert at the Anaheim Presbyterian Church and an Open Mic Night at Music & Arts. Pro tip: if you sign up for lessons there you get a free guitar! Check out the official listings page to find your scene.

Fun Facts About International Make Music Day

  • Make Music Day began in 1982 when the French Ministry of Culture, Jack Lang envisioned a day where music is celebrated across the nation; accessible and open to everyone. Called te de la Musique in France, it has since caught on and is now celebrated in 120 countries and over 1,000 cities across the globe.
  • The original name, has a double meaning. In French the word “fȇte” means party or celebration. It’s pronounced the same as the word “fait” which means “make.” This way, it’s clear participation is encouraged.
  • Anaheim has long been a birthplace of musicians and artists. Noted musicians from Anaheim include Gwen Stefani and Tony Kanal of No Doubt, Jeff and Tim Buckley and composer Don Davis.