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The best events this week
BBQ, Blues & Brews
Begin your workweek in Southern style while feasting on comfort food, sippin' on a cold one and listening to live blues at Baltaire's BBQ, Blues & Brews series every Monday night. Executive chef Travis Strickland presents a menu of finger-licking dishes like jalapeño cornbread with bourbon pecan butter, blue cheese fondue dip with housemade salt & vinegar chips, and the Southern burger with ramp aioli and smoked onion jam. Seating is first-come, first-serve and only available in the bar and lounge, so come early and plan on leaving with a Southern drawl.
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at El Chavo
Come Cinco de Mayo, Silverlake’s El Chavo will have more mescal-infused cocktails and cervezas than you’ll know what to do with. Considering its sister bar, El Chavito, is parked right next store, we can’t imagine why. Pair a lime-and-smoked salt-topped cocktail with finger-licking fare like street corn and tacos, set against live music into the night.
MAST Bros. Chocolate opening party
Help celebrate the opening of MAST Brothers Chocolate in the Arts District with a day-long party on May 7. From 11am-5pm, you'll be able to stop by for a free tour and tastings of chocolate, beer, bars and cookies. There are no reservations necessary.
Disco Dining Club: Gospel Edition
"And on the 7th day, God said, 'Let there be disco,'" At least according to the Disco Dining Club, an underground supper club and dance party that haunts the warehouses of Los Angeles at night, throwing epic, gluttonous fêtes with all-you-can-eat oyster buffets. On May 7, the roaming dinner club is back, offering both a dinner and after party experience for those seeking a more stimulated evening. Dinner is a two-hour, 44 person feast by Loghmela surrounding a ceremonial fire, with music by Magic Fly and flowers by Deep Nature Florals. A curated drink menu comes courtesy of mixologist Fabian Junio & FAIR Spirits. At the after party, unlimited oysters from Shucks Oysters will keep you fueld throughout the morning—yup, it ends at 5am—along with late night nibbles and sweets. There will be music by Darshan Jesrani from Metro Area, Magic Fly and Gay Marvine, as well as religiously-themed performances. We'll let your mind fill in whatever that may mean.
La Nuit En Rose at SkyBar
Attention rosé lovers! Transporting its pink-filled splendor from the east coast to LA, La Nuit en Rosé is turning the posh Mondrian Hotel into a rosé fanatic’s utopia. Whisk away to SkyBar for a three-day extravaganza, featuring a four-course wine dinner on Friday, a sunset soiree on Saturday and a pool party on Sunday. Each event will offer the chance to sample from over 50 different wines, a live DJ and a spa presented by Bermuda Tourism.
Pickle Party at Grand Central Market
Pickle lovers will be tickled to hear that Grand Central Market is hosting a celebration of all things pickled, brined and fermented. On Sunday, May 15, from 10am to 5pm, the venue will "introduce visitors to the wide world of pickles" and showcase pickling traditions from around the world. Peruse the Pop-up Pickle Marketplace, featuring local purveyors pickling everything from mushrooms to green beans. Then roll up your sleeves for a "kraut mob," where you and fellow fermentation lovers can contribute to 1,000 Pounds of Kraut, a crowd-sourced, communal sauerkraut-making session led by fermentation expert Sandor Ellix Katz, author of The Art of Fermentation. Each participant will go home with a free jar of the stuff, along with instructions on how to complete the fermentation process at home. If you can't get enough of Katz, stick around—he'll be giving a free public lecture on fermentation and culture, with a book signing to follow. More into sampling? Vendors will offer special pickled menu items, and chef demos will be taking place throughout the market, introducing visitors to far-flung flavors and techniques. Taste Asian and Latino pickles and condiments; learn how to reduce waste by using the entire plant in "leaf-to-root" pickling; and get an inside look at pickling wild foraged finds.