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Monday: Esters Wine Shop & Bar Wine Tasting Co-Owner and Wine Director Kathryn Coker will be sharing her three favorite springtime wines, as featured in the most recent issue of Food & Wine, in which she was also awarded as one of the top sommeliers of the year! Sip on three flights and listen to Kathryn chat about how to pair these selections with market-inspired dishes. $20; Monday, 6-9 pm; 1314 7th St, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310.899.6900 Tuesday: Zak Pelaccio at...

Weekend

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...

Viva Hollywood

Viva Hollywood is now open in the what was formerly Beso Hollywood. The elegant and chic Mexican restaurant showcases various unique elements of Latin culture in a tongue-in-cheek kind of way. From the buckets of roses for sale when you first walk in, to the room full of piñatas looking down on the sophisticated dining room, Viva Hollywood is classy, beautiful, but with fun twists along the way. Inside there is a huge, gorgeous, rustic chandelier hanging over plush leather sofas adjacent...

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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...

Weekend

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Beyoncé’s Lemonade at JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa Though one of the most anticipated headliners for Coachella has bowed out of the 2017 music festival, JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa believes the show must go on and will host a “When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Beyoncé’s Lemonade” tribute party. During both concert weekends, the 450-acre luxury Palm Desert resort will offer the Bey Hive the ultimate consolation with a poolside DJ...