1119 S. Olive Street
Los Angeles, California 90015

Be a part of the most talked-about Networking Event in Los Angeles! Come discover what all the buzz is about!

RSVP for the LPN's highly-anticipated Kick-Off Event of 2007! Join the Leaders of the Latino Community at Downtown LA's Newest Venue- J Restaurant & Lounge! Network with hundreds of Latino Professionals in a beautiful, colorful setting reminiscent of Carnaval!

Complimentary Caipirinhas and Mojitos! Complimentary Rum and South American Wine Tasting! Live Samba Dancers! Live Bossa Nova! Dance the night away to Live Salsa Band, "Latin Sol"! Connect with the most influential Latinos in Los Angeles!

Final Opportunity to RSVP (RSVP Required!): All RSVPs must be submitted no later than 5:00pm, the day of the event. Please specify the number of guests who will attend.

Join the Leaders of the Latino Community for "Carnaval! A Night in Rio" Networking Event, Complimentary Tropical Spirits Tasting, and Celebration! Thursday, February 8, 2007, 6:30pm- 2:00am. Invite friends and colleagues to this landmark gathering as J Restaurant accommodates over 1,500 guests!

Inspired by the vibrant colors, explosive pageantry, and spectacle of Carnaval, the Latino Professional Network ("LPN") transforms Downtown LA's newest venue with the sights, sounds, and pulsating energy of Rio!

Less than two months after its grand opening, J Restaurant & Lounge has quickly become the talk of the town and "the place to be" for dining, dancing, and entertainment. This spectacular venue features an elegant dining experience downstairs, a mahogany-accented lounge and cigar patio upstairs, a huge dance floor bathed in ultra-hip lighting, and a spacious, heated tropical patio dotted with cabanas featuring gorgeous, panoramic views of the Downtown LA cityscape. Each unique space at J Restaurant and Lounge will be transformed with the sights, sounds, and pulsating energy of Brazilian Carnaval! Join the LPN for a sizzling evening filled with the explosive pageantry and rhythm of Live Samba Dancers, the seductive and sensual sounds of a live Bossa Nova ensemble, flavorful Complimentary Caipirinhas and Mojitos, Complimentary Rum and South American Wine Tasting, Complimentary Appetizers, live ten-piece Salsa ensemble "Latin Sol", and more!

Most importantly, NETWORK, SOCIALIZE, and CELEBRATE with Latino professionals from such diverse fields and professional backgrounds as law, medicine, business, engineering, finance and investments, education, entertainment, accounting, public relations, social work, technology, real estate, architecture, the non-profit sector, government, public health, marketing, insurance, the fine arts, politics, and more!


There is no better forum to network with the Leaders of the Latino Community, seek out new career opportunities, expand one's clientele and customer base, make business deals, reconnect with old friends, make new ones, and have a great time in the process!

If you had a valuable and enjoyable experience at the previous LPN Event, "Nuestro LA" at the Bonaventure, or previous events, "Havana Nights" (Villa Sorriso), "A Summer Night in Sevilla" (Bonaventure), or "Una Noche En Guadalajara (Bonaventure) be sure to join us for the kick-off event of 2007!

"Carnaval" A Night in Rio" is consistent with the LPN's goal of celebrating the various cultures and communities that contribute to the diversity of Los Angeles. For this special event, the LPN highlights the culture, warmth, and joy of Brazil, and extends a special invitation to the Brazilian professional and business communities! Most importantly, LPN Networking Events serve to unify the diverse communities that make LA great!

As you arrive at J Restaurant and Lounge, you will be greeted with the rhythmic sounds and percussion of "Batucada" luring you into sultry Rio De Janeiro. A four-piece Bossa Nova ensemble, "Viaje", will immerse you in a seductive, beautiful, and provocative musical landscape. Viaje's vocals and music is reminiscent of such legendary performers as Bebel Gilberto and Astrud Gilberto, who sang the classic "Girl from Ipanema". Live Bossa Nova from 6:30pm to 8:30pm will be attractively featured amidst the white-linen cabanas in J Restaurant and Lounge's heated and spacious patio!


The sultry sounds of live Bossa Nova and beauty of tropical flowers will create a sensual backdrop as you enjoy COMPLIMENTARY CAIPIRINHAS and MOJITOS from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Complimentary caipirinhas (Brazil's most popular cocktail), will be served during the first hour (6:30pm-7:30pm) while complimentary mojitos will be served during the second hour, from 7:30pm to 8:30pm.

A caipirinha is a refreshing cocktail made from a sugar cane based liquor known as cachasa, and filled with limes. Its exquisite flavor can best be described as a blend between a mojito and a margarita! The second hour will showcase the delectable and refreshing taste of mojitos! This ever-popular marriage of fresh mint and rum is sure to please!


From 6:30pm to 8:30pm, guests can also enjoy a Complimentary Rum Tasting! During this time, enjoy complimentary servings of such exquisite rums as Angostura Carribean Rum in such tropical flavors as Mango, Passion Fruit, Pineapple, Carribean Rum Cream Café, Coconut, and Traditional, as well as Zacapa Centenario, Ron Botran, and Flor de Cana rums.

South American Wines will also be featured at a wine station, where guests can savor and taste several highly acclaimed wines. From 6:30pm to 8:30pm, enjoy a Complimentary Wine Tasting showcasing such wine varieties as Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, and Tempranillo from Argentina!

The evening will be further punctuated with the crescendo of pulsating Samba beats and rhythms as beautiful Samba Dancers adorned in colorful and shimmering regalia perform to the delight of attendees! Samba Dance Performances start at 8:30pm and will be showcased in the upstairs lounge and dance floor as well as in the heated patio.

Premium Cigars will also be available for purchase at J's Cigar Lounge. This outdoor space is nestled adjacent to the upstairs main bar and features views of the Downtown's skyline.

Complimentary Appetizers will also be available from 6:30pm to 8:30pm highlighting J Lounge's culinary favorites. It should be noted that J's menu was conceived by Ryan McKay, formerly the Sous-chef at the acclaimed L' Orangerie in Beverly Hills. Non-host food stations will also feature a sampler of some of J Lounge's most popular appetizers.

LIVE SALSA BY "LATIN SOL" (9:00pm- 11:00pm)
From 9:00pm- 11:00pm, live ten-piece ensemble "Latin Sol" will perform a blistering set of its popular brand of salsa, merengue, cumbias, and more in the upstairs, indoor lounge! "Latin Sol" is a true crowd favorite, and has performed at such LPN events as "A Night in Buenos Aires", "Havana Nights", and "A Summer Night in Sevilla"! So bring your dance shoes as well as your business cards!

A DJ playing the best in salsa, merengue, cumbias, hip-hop, disco, and more will close out the evening playing until 2:00am!

Over the past eight years, LPN Networking Events have created and strengthened networking and business relationships, as well as long-lasting friendships among Latino professionals. Guided by the philosophy that networking opportunities abound in open and enjoyable settings, the LPN has become extremely popular among various segments of the professional community. These events directly served to engender dialogue, collaboration, friendship, and unity among the Leaders of the Latino community. The events are well attended by young professionals, established professionals, as well as students seeking to connect with soon-to-be colleagues. LPN Networking Events are unique in the fact that they bring together professionals from a diverse array of fields. If you enjoyed the LPN's past events "Nuestro LA", "Havana Nights", "A Summer Night in Sevilla", and "Una Noche en Guadalajara", join us for another valuable evening of countless opportunities.

Important Notice--RSVP REQUIRED! Guests are required to RSVP at (http://www.lpnonline.com/rsvp) or by emailing [email protected]. Please specify the numbers of guests who will attend. Once you have submitted your RSVP, consider you and your guests confirmed. It is encouraged that you RSVP early. You may also call (213) 792-0877 to RSVP and for further information.

Parking: Ample parking can be found in a structure adjacent to J Restaurant & Lounge. Valet Parking is also available.


Thursday, February 8, 2007, 6:30pm- 2:00am

Admission: $20 per person. Admission includes complete event package including Complimentary Caipirinhas and Mojitos, Complimentary Rum and South American Wine Tasting, Live Bossa Nova, Live Samba Dance Performances, Complimentary Appetizers, Live Salsa Band, DJ, and more. Admission to be paid at the door.

Attire: Professional/ Cocktail Attire is Strongly Recommended. It is encouraged that gentlemen wear coat and/ or suit and tie. It is encouraged that ladies wear cocktail/professional attire.

J Restaurant & Lounge
1119 S. Olive Street,
Los Angeles, CA 90015
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(J Restaurant & Lounge is located across the street from the Transamerica Building in Downtown LA)

For further information (213) 792-0877

Previous LPN Events include "Nuestro LA" at Bonaventure, "Havana Nights" at Villa Sorriso, "A Night in Buenos Aires" at Villa Sorriso, and "Una Noche en Guadalajara" at Bonaventure.

(All attendees must be of legal drinking age, and identification is required.)
See you there!

Official Website: http://www.lpnonline.com/adelante/a-night-in-rio-2007-6.html

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