Sideways Wine Tasting Adventure with Author, Screenwriter, Director, and Playwright Rex Pickett


Event Details

Date: Sunday, August 4, 2013
1:00pm Behind-the-Scenes Tour of La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla 92037
2:00pm La Jolla Playhouse Matinee Performance of Sideways
5:00pm Wine Tasting/Author Reception, Villa Portofino Clubhouse (Tierrasanta), 10690 Escobar Drive, San Diego, 92124 (note new location)
Event Cost: $109.00 per person (includes backstage tour, play ticket, autographed book, wine tasting, appetizers)*

About the Event

Please join author, playwright, screenwriter, and director Rex Pickett for an exciting Sideways Wine Tasting Adventure.  Your afternoon begins with a unique peek behind-the-scenes with a private backstage tour of the world-renowned La Jolla Playhouse, followed by a matinee performance of Sideways.  Afterwards, join the author for a fun and unique Sideways wine tasting reception, book signing, Q&A, and author discussion.

Event includes backstage tour, play ticket, autographed book, wine tasting, appetizers, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet the man behind the Sideways phenomenon up close and personal. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to the Tierrasanta Village, a non-profit organization that offers social activities and support services to enable senior citizens to remain in their homes as long as possible.

*Tickets are limited and are expected to sell out. Seating assignments will be determined on a first-reserved basis depending upon ticket availability.

About the Author and Book

Rex Pickett is the widely-acclaimed author of Sideways (and its sequel Vertical), which went on to earn blockbuster status as a film, winning more than 350 major industry awards, including an Academy Award.

The book follows good friends Miles and Jack as they venture to Santa Barbara wine country for one last hurrah before Jack’s wedding. The trip quickly turns into a mid-life road trip alternating between raunchy escapades with women and wine, and honest, touching life moments.


Physical tickets for the performance will be distributed at the 1:00pm backstage tour on the day of the event.  Tickets for late arrivals will be held at Will Call.  Due to the special nature of this event, tickets are not refundable.