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The HALL Cabernet Cookoff The HALL Cabernet Cookoff will return for its eighth year and it hosted by Vintner Kathryn Hall and HALL Wines. The annual event will feature a lineup of renowned chef teams trying for a chance to win proceeds for a charity of their choice by participating in a food and wine pairing competition. 100% of ticket proceeds benefit Napa Valley non-profit organizations. Chef Teams present paired seasonal bites with HALL Cabernet to an all-star panel of celebrity Judges...

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Los Angeles Times‘ 22nd Annual Festival of Books The nation’s largest literary festival is headed to the University of Southern California. The event will feature more than 500 authors, celebrities, musicians, artists and chefs. On Friday, April 21, the 37th annual Book Prizes will honor reading and educational activist Ruebén Martinez with the Innovator’s Award, novelist Thomas McGuane with the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement, and 11 outstanding literary works published during the last year. Authors and celebrities scheduled to appear at the festival...

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Monday: “Abbey Air” Flies to the White Party Palm Springs David Cooley, owner of The Abbey Food & Bar, and JetSuiteX announced a new partnership to launch “Abbey Air”, bringing the party to the sky en route to Jeffrey Sanker’s White Party Palm Springs, the world’s biggest gay dance festival weekend. Departing from Burbank airport on Friday, May 5 and returning from Palm Springs on Monday, May 8, “Abbey Air” by JetSuiteX will bring parts of The Abbey experience to...

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LA Beer Fest The annual beer fest is here once again at LA Center Studios. Expect live music, a dueling piano bar, and food truck alley, along with 80 breweries for you to try from. Splurge for the Connoisseur’s admission because it includes all the sampling of general admission, plus exclusive access to the VIP Lounge, air conditioned bathrooms, an indoor/outdoor event deck overlooking the event, with access to limited beers and one-offs not available to general admission attendees. $45+; Saturday, noon-3 pm, 5-8...

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Monday: The Strand House Culinary Masters Series Opening consulting chef Neal Fraser (Redbird) mans the stoves along with the Strand House’s recently appointed executive chef Austin Cobb and chef/partner Greg Hozinsky. Dine on a six-course dinner that includes dishes like sautéed Monterey Bay abalone; duck breast with black rice; and grilled lamb belly. The courses are accompanied by wine pairings from Challen Winery in Santa Barbara County; proprietor and actress Challen Cates will introduce each pairing throughout the evening. $150;...