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Boogie Nights at Hollywood Forever Cemetery PT Anderson’s tour-de-force about the porn industry in 1970s Los Angeles swept across screens and launched the career of one of our most brilliant filmmakers. Mark Wahlberg stars as the well endowed but naive dishwasher who became one of the biz’s greatest heroes. Discovered by a powerful producer, his fame grows as does his attachment to his new film family. Pulsing disco, thrusting camera moves and a dream cast adorn this sparkling story that reveals...

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Monday: Incidentally Coffee Cafe Tour Incidentally Coffee takes you on a walking tour of three LA-area coffee houses to learn about the history of coffee and the shops’ individual roasting or brewing techniques. These tours will also give you a unique way to explore LA’s neighborhoods. Three drinks will be provided and they suggest you eat something before you arrive. $45; Monday, 10:30 am-12 pm; Dinosaur Coffee, 4334 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029 Wine Dinner at WBK with Ray Coursen of Elyse Winery...

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First Fridays at Natural History Museum This year’s First Fridays are foodie-themed. Expect discussions from top scientists, prestigious food writers and farm and garden experts, along with live music and DJ tunes. Drop by this month for cutting-edge science and musical performances by Buyepongo and Chico Mann & Captain Planet, and DJ performances from KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez and Subsuelo. Friday, 5-10 pm; 900 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, 213.763.DINO 2nd Annual Masters of Taste This outdoor, luxury food and beverage festival will bring...

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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...