People/Events/Accounts: News about the Big Quiet, Australians in Film Awards, EeeeeatsCon N.Y., and More

COAST TO COAST: The Big Quiet, a mass meditation event, will kick off a 10-city tour at the Field Museum in Chicago October 1. Additional stops include the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever in Los Angeles October 6, Tillery Place in Austin October 17, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York October 25.

ATLANTA: The Burgess Hotel, a boutique hotel owned by Burges & Freny Jokhi, will open in Buckhead this fall. The 102-room hotel will have food and beverage concepts from Apicii Hospitality Group and multiple meeting spaces. 

Pop culture convention Dragon Con drew a record 85,000 attendees during its five-day run August 29-September 2. The event raised more than $110,000 for American Heart Association’s Georgia affiliate.

CHICAGO: The 19th annual One of a Kind Holiday Show will take place December 5-8 at the Mart.

MIAMI/SOUTH FLORIDA: Miami Today: “The home of the Miami Heat is getting a new name: American Airlines is no longer vying for the naming rights it bought more than two decades ago, Miami-Dade Deputy Mayor Ed Marquez said Monday.” 

Hilton West Palm Beach has appointed David Ecija general manager. 

LONDON: Rosewood London has appointed Simon Young executive chef.

LOS ANGELES: The eighth annual Australians in Film Awards Gala and Benefit Dinner will take place October 23 at Intercontinental Los Angeles. 

The Kimpton Goodland in Goleta has appointed Sylvie Monsivais director of sales and marketing.

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NEW YORK: The Infatuation’s EeeeeatsCon N.Y. will take place October 5-6 at Forest Hills Stadium. Vendors will include Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, Wade Cellars, and Doughnut Project, while talent will include Dwyane Wade and Questlove. 

The New York Times Food Festival has announced details for its inaugural edition October 5-6. Programs will include “The Park” in Bryant Park, featuring 23 chefs hand-selected by Sam Sifton and Christine Muhlke serving never-before-tasted bites; “The Talks,” panels with culinary experts including Danny Meyer, David Chang, Christina Tosi; and “The Nights,” in which Times restaurant critic Pete Wells selects 10 restaurants where he would eat eat on his own, asking each chef to create their perfect menu—the dinners will run September 30-October 10. 

Event management agency First has appointed Steve Parkes chief financial officer. 

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PHILADELPHIA: Gusto, an event series highlighting the Latinx culinary community, will kick off with an event on September 20 at A Seed on Diamond Gallery. The event will feature Gusto lead collaborator Luis Liceaga, owner and chef of Loco Lucho Latino Kitchen; Lisa Lombo,  owner of La Finca Catering; and Amy Rivera Nassar of Amy’s Pastelillos. The ongoing series will raise funds for grassroots organizations focused on rebuilding Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. 

TORONTO: Toronto Public Library’s annual Hush Hush fund-raiser will take place October 19 at Toronto Reference Library. 

WASHINGTON: The Alliance Française de Washington will hold Beyond the Little Black Dress, the nonprofit’s fourth biennial fashion show fund-raiser, September 28 at Maison Française in the French Embassy.

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

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