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Monday, February 22:

Plan Check Kitchen + Bar
The Sawtelle, Fairfax, and DTLA locations are all celebrating the four-year anniversary by serving complimentary Birthday Cake Crullers to every visitor who steps through the restaurant’s doors on Monday. Tradition says that fourth anniversaries should be celebrated with flowers. As a nod to this, Plan Check’s Birthday Cake Crullers consist of birthday cake batter-donuts coated with pink icing and crystallized rose, hibiscus, fennel flower, and mint sprinkles for garnish. Monday

Tuesday, February 23:

Maru‘s Happy Hour
Santa Monica’s newest go-to omakase/steakhouse from Chef Jason Park, is launching happy hour, with farmer’s market-to-table bites alongside ½ price cocktails from master mixologist Matthew Biancaniello, plus ½ price draft beer and $6 select wine by the glass. Dishes include: Lamb Tacos with syrah sauce, pico de gallo, and radish “tortilla”; Nachos with 3 cheese béchamel, marinated skirt steak pickled jalapeños, and pico de gallo; Pulled Pork Sandwich on a house made bun with cha shu, go chu jyang BBQ sauce, swiss cheese, marinated Bermuda onions, and chips; cocktails include the Ghost in the Garden made with pear cider, cherry tomatoes, shiso, lime, agave, and ghost pepper; the Morning Dill-Light mde with mocha-infused sake, pear, agave, dill, lime; and the Arugarita made with Dolin blanc vermouth, arugula, agave, lime. Tuesday-Friday, 5-7 pm; 12400 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025; 424.832.7118

Paul Martin’s American Grill‘s Fried Chicken Dinner
Tuesdays are all about fried chicken at Paul Martin’s American Grill! All day every Tuesday, enjoy a3-course fried chicken dinner including an organic salad, free-range buttermilk fried chicken, and housemade cookies and ice cream for dessert – all for only $23. As always, Paul Martin’s is committed to using only free-range, organic chicken that’s been butchered in-house and locally sourced produce. Tuesday; 2361 Rosecrans Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245; 310.643.9300

Wednesday, February 24:

Live At The Library
The Library @ The Redbury continues its ongoing music series, “Live At The Library,” with a free performance by local Los Angeles band, THE WILD. This music series features one of today’s up-and-coming trio bands at the property’s chic, laid back venue – The Library. Whether grabbing a drink in the book-lined lounge, or socializing outside under the stars in the courtyard, The Library is the perfect location to enjoy an evening of upbeat acoustic live music. You can also grab specialty cocktails and have dinner or small bites from Cleo, which serves Eastern Mediterranean cuisine with a modern twist. Free; Wednesday, 8 pm; 1717 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.962.1717

Wally’s Beverly Hills
Wally’s Beverly Hills will provide a rare opportunity to taste wine with Vincenzo Abbruzzese, owner and winemaker of one of Brunello Di Montalcino’s most legendary wineries, Valdicava. For $45, participants will be able to taste multiple older vintages and be the first to taste the 100-point 2010 Valdicava Madonna del Piano Riserva. Wines to be Tasted include: 2003 Valdicava Brunello, 2004 Valdicava Brunello, 2006 Valdicava Brunello, 2010 Valdicava Brunello, 2006 Valdicava Madonna del Piano Riserva, 2009 Valdicava Madonna del Piano Riserva, and 2010 Valdicava Madonna del Piano Riserva. Only 60 Tickets available. $45; Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 pm; 447 N Canon Dr; 310.475.3540

Thursday, February 25:

McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams
Beat the heat with free scoops today! The shop will be giving it away to anyone who shows up. It’s supposed to be 84 degrees tomorrow, so why not grab some free cold sweet stuff?! Thursday, 3- 8 pm; 12075 Ventura Place, Studio City, CA

Guest Room hosts Gin + Jazz
Guest Room, the hidden speakeasy above Estate Restaurant + Bar in Santa Monica will host Gin + Jazz –an evening of live music accompanied by cocktails featuring Martin Miller’s Gin. The Nu Movement Trio will provide live jazz to compliment the 1920s feel of Guest Room. Specialty cocktails featuring Martin Miller’s Gin will be available for just $8 during that time. Guests can also sip on drinks from Guest Room’s full cocktail menu, which offers unique and creative twists on classics, alongside a ‘select’ menu of specialty cocktails. The handcrafted ‘select’ menu includes drinks like the Smart Little Feller with Brandy, Demerara, Lemon and Soda and Devil’s Candy, a combo of Rye, Sherry and Sour Cherry Bitters. Thursday, 8-10 pm; 1519 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403; 310.394.7722

Rachel Zoe Pop Up
LA has tons celebrity stylists, but you can’t forget the one woman who put it all on the map, Rachel Zoe. The stylist turned fashion designer is now giving fans a chance to experience the world of Zoe via a new pop-up retail experience. The temporary store will feature her label’s retro-inspired apparel, footwear, and jewelry, along some some styles that you can only get at this shop. Prices will range from $75-$1,795. Thursday through March 31st; 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.900.8080

By Whitney

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