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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: Burger Mondays at La Frite Cafe Longstanding restaurant La Frite Cafe in Sherman Oaks is adding a new Monday burger deal. The new deal by young chef Andres Martinez pairs a burger with fries and a drink. $17; Mondays; 15013 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 Casa Vega Celebrates Spring This Mexican restaurant staple invites you to celebrate spring with the signature Rehab Margarita specialty priced at $6. The cocktail is made with 1800 Tequila, coconut water, pineapple juice, fresh lime juice, and...

Cinco de Mayo

In the land of tequila, Mexican beer and tacos (ok, maybe that’s Mexico) there are ample places to hit up for a Cinco de Mayo celebration. Here are a few: El Carmen This place is the LA mecca for tequila (and where I will probably be this Thursday). The bartenders know their stuff and can whip up the best of the best in margaritas right in front of you. If tequila isn’t your thing, they have delicious sangria and a...

Mas Malo

Mas Malo (515 W 7th St., Los Angeles, 90014; 213.985.4332) is the new Downtown sequel to Silver Lake’s hipster Mexican institution, Malo. Opening this Friday, expect a larger room than the original Malo, but the same black, red and white interior. For lunch, try the Baja shrimp and soy chorizo tacos. Dinner, ask for their carnitas marinated with OJ and Coca-Cola. After dinner, head down a covert stairwell to find the Cantina, a breezy basement speakeasy that feels like a Brazilian back porch that’s decorated with...