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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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A Night of (at Least) 18 Laughs This Largo for-charity show has a lineup with performers including Sarah Silverman, Will Forte, Dave Ross, and Maria Bamford. The show is  hosted by Dana Gould. $100+; Sunday, 6:30 pm; 366 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90048 Roaring Twenties Street Jam Griffith Park hosts a speakeasy party where you can learn to dance the Charleston, Argentine tango, and early swing during their workshops. The Jazz Age celebration also has vintage vendors, a best dressed...

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Angel City Brewery Celebrates & Motivates Runners at the Sketchers Performance LA Marathon For the second year in a row, Angel City Brewery, located in DTLA’s Arts District, will be sponsoring the Skechers Performance LA Marathon. In celebration, Angel City will bring their beer and cheer to those running and watching. While runners take on the Stadium to the Sea course, The Angel City Brewery team will be at Mile 11, located at Hollywood and Orange, to cheer on racers with...

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Cochon555 Cochon555 is a culinary competition for a cause in support of safe, honest foodways and family farms producing heritage breed pigs. This year’s competing chefs include Chef Bruce Kalman of Union, Chef Kyle Johnson of Bourbon Steak Los Angeles, Chef Jonathan Granada of Otium, Chef Dakota Weiss of Estrella, and Chef David Féau of Wally’s Beverly Hills. One week before the event, five competing chefs receive a 200-pound heritage breed pig from a local farmer and they are each tasked to create and...