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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...

Easter

Baltaire‘s Easter Brunch The contemporary-meets-classic Brentwood steakhouse will be offering an indulgent Easter Brunch. Executive Chef Travis Strickland is creating offerings such as fresh pastries (banana bread, croissants, and muffins), eggs Benedict with house made English muffins, French toast with mixed berry compote, and Baltaire’s signature lobster mac’n’cheese. You can also indulge in an iced shellfish station with fresh oysters, shrimp, scallop ceviche, and king crab; as well as a carving station with USDA Prime Rib, Glazed Nueske Spiral Ham, and...

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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,...

Weekend

Printed Matter’s LA ART BOOK FAIR 2017 The fifth annual LA Art Book Fair at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is a unique event for artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines presented by over 300 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers. The fifth annual LA Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference will feature a keynote address by AA BRONSON, titled MY LIFE IN BOOKS. Free; Friday, 1-7 pm, Saturday, 11 am-7 pm, Sunday February 26, 11 am-6 pm; The Geffen...