People/Events/Accounts: News about the Dr. Seuss Experience, Los Angeles Equality Awards, Open House New York, and More
COAST TO COAST: Dr. Seuss Enterprises has partnered with Kilburn Live, the live events division of Kilburn Media, to create The Dr. Seuss Experience, a 15,000-square-foot interactive pop-up that will have installations themed around Dr. Seuss stories and characters. The ticketed event kicks off in Toronto on October 26 at Square One. Following Toronto, the experience will travel to U.S. cities including Seattle, Boston, and Houston.
ATLANTA: Catering company Proof of the Pudding celebrated its 40th anniversary with a new community project, 40 Days of Giving Back. The project, which began in May, challenges employees to give back in honor of the company’s history. The company tapped regional and local community partners across seven states—including Open Hand Atlanta, Zoo Atlanta, and Animal Protection Society of Durham—where employees provided onsite assistance, food, supplies, and an extension of support for each cause over the course of 40 days.
LAS VEGAS: The ninth annual NF Hope Concert will take place October 6 at Myron’s Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts. The event raises funds for neurofibromatosis research.
LONDON: Festicket, a music festival booking platform, has acquired U.K.-based ticketing and cashless point-of-sale (POS) platform Event Genius. The sale also includes Event Genius’s consumer facing brand, Ticket Arena.
LOS ANGELES: The Surfing Heritage and Culture Center’s annual Follow the Light Surf Photography Awards will take place September 12 at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point.
The 20th annual Los Angeles Equality Awards will take place September 28 at JW Marriott at L.A. Live. Kim Petras will perform at the event.
For information on upcoming events in Los Angeles, visit Masterplanner: http://www.masterplanneronline.com/losangeles
MIAMI/SOUTH FLORIDA: Due to a state of emergency in response to Hurricane Dorian, the Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show has been rescheduled to September 13-15 at Mana Wynwood Convention Center.
Miami Beach Convention Center has debuted its 60,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom and the 20,000-square-foot Sunset Vista ballroom. The new event spaces are part of the convention center’s $620 million renovation.
The Walk Like Madd and Madd Dash Fort Lauderdale 5k Wrap Party will take place September 10 at Greenspoon Marder.
NEW YORK: The annual Open House New York will take place October 18-20. More than 200 buildings and sites across the five boroughs will be open to the public for tours, talks, special events, and more.
Pix 11: “The Paris Theatre, the last single-screen cinema in Manhattan, suddenly shut its doors. A notice was put up outside the Midtown establishment, saying its lease was not renewed. The theater was operated by City Cinemas, but the building is owned by developer Sheldon Solow.”
For information on upcoming events in New York, visit Masterplanner: http://www.masterplanneronline.com/newyork
PHOENIX/SCOTTSDALE: The Pearce Family Foundation, a nonprofit that provides financial assistance to families with children facing a chronic illness, will hold its second Beats and Brunch fund-raising event on September 7 at Onyx Art Gallery.
WASHINGTON: Destination and event management company CSI DMC has moved to a new, larger office in Fairfax County.
With contributions from Claire Hoffman in Los Angeles and Beth Kormanik, Michele Laufik, and Ian Zelaya in New York.
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