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People/Events/Accounts: News about World's Best Bar Awards, Los Angeles Food & Wine, a 'Friends' Pop-Up, and More

DENVER: Destination and event management company CSI DMC will open CSI DMC Denver in August.

INDIANAPOLIS: Event management platform Socio has raised $6 million in Series A funding. High Alpha Capital led the round with a contribution from Greenspring Associates.

LONDON: The 2019 World’s Best Bar Awards, sponsored by Perrier, will take place October 3 at the Roundhouse in Camden. 

LOS ANGELES: The ninth annual Los Angeles Food & Wine festival will take place August 22-25, with events at restaurants across the city and Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. The festival is produced by Prodigal Events, L.L.C. 

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MIAMI/SOUTH FLORIDA: The third annual National Rum Day Fest will take place August 16 at the Confidante Miami Beach. The event is produced by Rose Gold Collective. 

The I.C.A.B.A. Global Hall of Fame Weekend will take place September 26-29 at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood. The event, which is sponsored by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, promotes economic development, diversity, and tourism.

NASHVILLE: JW Marriott Nashville has launched its Vice and Virtue Packages for groups of as many as 15. The Virtue option includes a guided running tour of Music Row, goat yoga, and a 15-minute meditation at Spa by JW. The Vice option includes a private boat tour of downtown and a guided tour of Big Machine’s Distillery. 

NEW YORK: To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Friends, Warner Bros. has partnered with Superfly to open a ticketed pop-up themed around the sitcom. “The One with the Pop-up” will run September 7-October 6 at 76 Mercer Street in SoHo. The pop-up will have set recreations, costumes, props, and a retail store. 

BCAGlobal’s 15th annual Food and Wine Experience will take place September 13 at Guastavino's. 

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PHILADELPHIA: W.R.G., a division of the Creative Engagement Group, has appointed Greg Kiner to lead its live event team in Philadelphia. 

WASHINGTON: Italian cafĂ© Piccolina da Centrolina has opened at CityCenter D.C. The restaurant, which is owned by executive chef Amy Brandwein, serves menu items from a wood-fired oven and 10 rotating varieties of freshly baked bread daily. 

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With contributions from Claire Hoffman in Los Angeles and Beth Kormanik, Michele Laufik, and Ian Zelaya in New York.

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