Riofest

Imagine a Bavarian
Oktoberfest with an L.A. twist, a biergarten with oompah and cumbia
music, bratwurst and tacos, on a bridge over the Los Angeles River with
spectacular views of the downtown L.A. skyline. Join Us As We Present
2008 Los Angeles River Awards to:

Isar River "Re-Naturalization" Team, Munich, Germany

Natural Resources Defense Council Southern California Office

Laemmle Theaters, the Ira Yellin Award

Lupé Vela, Senior Policy Advisor to the Ad Hoc Committee on the Los Angeles River, the Merrill Butler Award

Man One, Crewest Gallery, the Josef Beuys Award

For more event information visit Friends of the LA River www.folar.org or call, 323 223-0585.

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