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The best events this week
Night markets seem to be popping up left and right, but this one-night-only fest is no newcomer. Now in its seventh year, LUCKYRICE Feast is coming to Los Angeles on July 29, when the trio behind Seoul Sausage will host the three-hour foodie extravaganza featuring an array of Asian food paired with Bombay Sapphire EAST cocktails and other beverages. Bites from Katsuya, Blue Ribbon, Komodo, Bling Bling Dumpling and more will be on hand, as will pours from top LA bar houses.
Delicious Little Tokyo
Explore the mini metropolis of Little Tokyo with a weekend for foodies and Japanophiles alike. The weekend-long fest kicks off with Friday's Starry Night in Little Tokyo, the annual sake and food tasting event, and continues on Saturday and Sunday with food and drink specials, giveaways, cooking workshops, chef demos and more throughout the weekend. 7/29, 7-10pm: Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC)'s 10th Annual Sake & Food Tasting Event, Starry Night in Little Tokyo 7/30, 10am: Little Tokyo Historical Society (LTHS)'s Historical Food Walking Tour 7/30-7/31, 1-9pm: Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple's Annual Obon Festival 7/30, 6-9pm: Izakaya & BAR Fu-ga, Little Tokyo Vibes & Mutual Trading Co., Inc. present, Shochu Night in Little Tokyo 7/30, 6:30pm: Tea Tasting at the Chado Tea Room 7/31, 10:30am: Japanese American National Museum (JANM)'s Cultural & Culinary Walking Tour 7/31, 11:30am: Beginner's Ukulele Workship with U-Space 7/31, noon-4pm: Interactive Paint Workshop with Mobile Mural Lab 7/31, 2:30pm: Award-Winning Film Screening of There is a New World Somewhere with Visual Communications 7/31, 2:30pm: Cocktail Demo with Wolf & Crane
Crab Cake LA
Maryland will descend on West Hollywood for Crab Cake LA, now in its 4th scrumptious year. Native chefs from the crab capital of the U.S.—including Ben Feldman, Duff Goldman and Bryan and Michael Voltaggio—are teaming up for a classic crab boil, with 100% of the proceeds benefitting Chrysalis, a non-profit benefitting homeless and low-income individuals. Held at Maple Block Meat Co. in Culver City, the event will feature live jazz along with the bounty of steamed Maryland blue crabs, peel 'n eat shrimp, hush puppies, corn on the cob, boiled potatoes and Smith Island cake. Tickets start at $150 and can be purchased here.
Live & Dine LA
Angeleno hosts its annual Live & Dine LA event in celebration of the city's best restaurants and chefs from their July/August restaurant issue. There will be culinary demonstrations by award-winning chefs paired with exclusive wines and artisanal cocktails, all enjoyed to the tunes played by Dave Damiani & The No Vacancy Orchestra. With a portion of the ticket proceeds going to the Los Angeles Mission, all for dining on delicious food and drink along Santa Monica's gorgeous beach, Live & Dine LA is surely a Sunday well spent.
Stu and the Kids Fundraiser at Vibiana
Chef Stuart Skversky will be hosting the third annual Stu and the Kids Fundraiser for a charitable and Thai-themed night filled with delicious food and drinks. The event will raise money for the scholarship funds of Thai kids, to help prepare them for adult life after graduation. Chef Stuart Skversky founded the organization after leaving LA to live in Thailand as a full-time volunteer, and will be leading the event with a team of more than 30 fellow chefs including Neal and Amy Fraser from Redbird, Andy Ricker and Thomas Boyce from Pok Pok LA, and Walter Manzke from Republique. There will be Thai food, drinks, music, dancing, and silent auction. Tickets are $125 for general admission and $195 for VIP, which grants guests early access to the event and a special cooking demo with the Culinary Ambassador to Thailand, Chef Jet Tila.
An Evening on the Beach
Fingerlicking grub, tasty cocktails, and ocean views—it must be the 7th annual "An Evening on the Beach" bash. Back again in support of St. Vincent Meals on Wheels of LA, chefs and attendees will fill the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica with mouthwatering morsels we all know and love. The event takes place on August 4 and promises snacks off the grill, wine and cocktail tastings, mixed with great music, the sun and barefeet. If that doesn't persuade you, then maybe the chef's line-up will. With over 15 chefs, you can enjoy the likes of Micah Wexler (Wexler's Deli) and Dahlia Narvaez (Pizzeria and Osteria Mozza), while washing down your food with specialty cocktails at the martini bar. Tickets are $185 and include parking, and all proceeds go towards providing homebound seniors and other vulnerable residents with over 4,000 needed meals.