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Cabinet of Curiosities
Peer into a collection of mysterious worlds designed by local artists that are only viewable through peepholes. Curator Carl Berg has assembled seven artists to construct these small wonder-rooms, viewable by only one person at a time.
Drag Queen Bingo: Live!
Grand Central Market is hosting Drag Queen Bingo: Live! on the first and third Thursday of the month. Jeffrey Bowman—otherwise known as "Bingo Boy" of Hamburger Mary's Legendary Bingo fame—hosts this raucous reinvention of the game of chance. He'll be joined by a rotating cast of saucy sidekicks, including drag queens and lively personalities like Calpernia Addams, Roxy Wood, Porsha Hayy, Deven Green and Willam Belli (of Nip/Tuck and RuPaul's Drag Race). Don't you dare claim false bingo, though, lest you face a public spanking.
South Park 20 Experience
Come on down to South Park as the Paley Center hosts the South Park 20 Experience. Celebrate 20 seasons of the foul-mouthed fourth graders with photo ops, free episode screenings and a South Park-inspired art exhibit.
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Sunset & Dine
Don't worry if you missed last year's sold out Sunset & Dine food festival featuring eats from the best restaurants in Hollywood, because the event is back for its fifth year and will be taking place on September 1. The festival will include more than a dozen restaurants around the Sunset and Vine area including Paley Hollywood, Beso, The Melt, Blue C Sushi and The Pie Hole, to name a few. Tickets include food, drinks and live entertainment, curated by Amoeba Records, with proceeds benefitting The Center at Blessed Sacrament.
LA Times The Taste
The Taste attracts foodies of all types to the Paramount back lot for a weekend to sample some of the best food and wine LA has to offer. "Opening Night" welcomes the LA Times' top-tier food staff and many of the weekend's featured chefs for a spattering of tastings (both edible and drinkable) from dozens of eateries around the city. The weekend's remaining highlights include "Field to Fork," hosted by LA Times food editor Amy Scattergood and Michael Cimarusti, chef and owner of Providence and Connie & Ted’s. Saturday evening's "Dinner with a Twist," hosted by Jonathan Gold (LA Times restaurant critic), Jenn Harris (LA Times deputy food editor), Ray Garcia (Broken Spanish and B.S. Taqueria) and Michael Lay (Broken Spanish and B.S. Taqueria) features live food/cocktail demos from some of the city's best culinary figures. The weekend rounds out with a "Sunday Block Party", followed by a colorful "Flavors of LA" cooking event. In addition, various LA Times editors and writers will host daily panel discussions and demonstrations on topics from farm-to-table cuisine to how to mix the perfect cocktail. Your ticket allows you full nibbling privileges, as you soak up knowledge from the esteemed panelists.
Barcito's one-year anniversary
Celebrate Barcito's one-year anniversary on September 8 with free frozen fernecocas starting at 6pm. The Downtown cocktail bar and tapas lounge will offer the complimentary beverages until they run out, and there will also be plenty of celebratory bites on hand.
L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade
Chef Suzanne Goin—along with business partner Caroline Styne of Lucques and husband David Letz of Hungry Cat—host the seventh annual L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade event. The day-long cookout brings in top chefs from across the country, including Giada De Laurentiis, Nancy Silverton and Thomas Bellec, as well as leading vintners and mixologists from around the country. Proceeds go to Alex's Lemonade Stand, which raises money and awareness for children's cancer. Join longtime attendees Jimmy Kimmel, Laura Dern and others in support of this incredible cause and delicious event.
Former Portlanders Ian Karmel and Andrew Michaan host this stand-up show the first Wednesday of the month. What started as a small but impeccably curated...