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Monday: Milk Jar Celebrates National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day Milk Jar will be celebrating National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day by giving away a free chocolate chip cookie with any purchase. Monday; 5466 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.634.9800 Free Cookies at Cookie Good for Chocolate Chip Cookie Day Cookie Good will be offering free mini chocolate chip cookies in honor of the holiday. Known for their whimsical and innovative cookie creations (like the Cookie Dough Sandwich) the boutique bakery has become a favorite...

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Chinatown at Hollywood Forever Their 16th season of outdoor screenings begins with the movie about Los Angeles. With beautiful sunsets, deco mansions, and the glow of Chinatown, this mystery in one of cinema’s greatest masterpieces. Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway star in the murder mystery set in pre-war LA when a few men sought to control the city. A private eye investigates the murder of a city planner, and slowly uncovers a plot that would change the city forever. Join in Polanski’s jewel...

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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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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...

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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...