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Monday: Delicatessen by Osawa Opens This contemporary Japanese style delicatessen is the first of its kind in Los Angeles and is from the owners of Osawa, Sayuri Tachibe and Executive Chef Shigefumi Tachibe.  Executive Chef Tetsuya Osaki, appointed by Chef Shigefumi Tachibe, is behind deli selections like the Organic Mixed Seaweed; Potato & Edamame seasoned with wasabi mustard sauce and topped with micro wasabi; Sweet & Spicy Marinated Tofu topped with ginger flavored Japanese eggplant and Anaheim chili, dressed with soy sake dashi and gochujang; or Renkon Kinpira, a...

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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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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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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...