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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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Monday: Mama Lion Opens Owner Robert Kim, whose 18 years in the food and beverage industry (The Beverly Hills Hotel, The Legendary Park Plaza Hotel, Eurochow) has brought him full circle when he took ownership of a property in his old stomping grounds of Koreatown that once held the original Mama Lion, a nightclub. With Chef/Partner Michael Hung, Mama Lion has a playfully decadent new Supper Club Menu. Aidan Demarest is behind Mama Lion’s Beverage Program and also has the role of General Manager. The menu includes snacks...

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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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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...

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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...