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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...

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Ciclavia-Culver City Meets Venice This massive bike-riding event closes down major streets to car traffic and becomes a huge, bike-riding, walking, skate boarding, running party all on the Westside.While you are enjoying your car free streets, swing by The Mar Vista, where Co-owner and Executive Chef D. Brandon Walker is serving up new signature brunch dishes like Egg Hot Pot with Applewood smoked bacon, Cured Salmon Loaded Potato, and Goat Cheese Chilaquiles (vegan alternatives available), while enjoying live music performed throughout the day. Free; Sunday, 9 am-4 pm; Culver City,...

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Dine Out Long Beach Restaurant Week 2.0 Eat your heart out during the annual Dine Out Long Beach, Restaurant Week 2.0, which is a seven-day celebration of dining conceived by Elizabeth Borsting, president of Elizabeth Borsting Public Relations Inc. You can enjoy two-course brunches and lunches starting at $10 and/or three-course dinners or small plates starting at $20. Dine Out Long Beach showcases more than 50 restaurants from across the city and participating restaurants to date, include: Chianina Steakhouse, Open Sesame, Michael’s On...

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Cupid’s Undie Run Hundreds of Angelenos will brave the cold in just their underwear to raise awareness and fund the research of neurofibromatosis (NF).  The world’s largest organized undie run, Cupid’s Undie Run, is a valentines themed, 1 mile fun run+ a massive party.  All money raised benefits the Children’s Tumor Foundation. $35; Saturday, 11 am; The Victorian, 2640 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405 Sex & The City Zoo The L.A. Zoo’s adults-only Valentine’s celebration features Fool for Love, a provocative...