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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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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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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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COCHON555 This year’s tour will benefit Piggy Bank, a genetic sanctuary that will provide free heritage breed pigs and business plans to emerging family farms. The Los Angeles flavor-studded weekend starts with two unique dinners bringing together five guest chefs, world-renowned winemakers and beverage experts to create a multi-course, interactive dining experience. Friday kicks off with a Late Night Asian Speakeasy, an all-inclusive guest chef’s dinner party paying homage to Chinese, Sichuan, Korean, Thai and Japanese restaurants. On Saturday, the Chef’s...

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Chocolate & Art Show Chocolate and Art? Um yes, please! Head down to Chinatown and enjoy free henna tattoos, live art, live music by DJ Chris Jon and DJ Mateo, five bands,street food provided by Little Lily’s Kitchen, and most importantly – free chocolate. The Chocolate and Art Show aims to promote up-and-coming artists, photographers, and innovators with this epic party. Friday, 7 pm-2 am; KGB Studios, 1640 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012 Civil Coffee Screw free donuts! This spot is giving away free...