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The 2017 Dia de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever For our 18th Annual Dia de los Muertos, we tip our feather and flower adorned hat to the Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada.  Over 100 years ago, Posada gave us many of the foundational images of Dia de los Muertos that are still venerated today and which have become treasured images of Mexican culture and identity.  J.G. Posada reminds us that art is power – political and social speech – mass...

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Monday: Pitchoun! Bakery’s AIDS Red Ribbon In honor of the AIDS Walk Los Angeles and AIDS Awareness Month, Pitchoun! Bakery has created a limited-edition baguette to raise funds for those affected by AIDS. The baguette, formed into the shape of the AIDS Red Ribbon will be sold at the bakery and 50% of all proceeds from the Benefit Baguette will be donated to the AIDS Walk Los Angeles and APLA Health. Through Thursday; 545 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90013 Erbaviva at Le Pop-Up The...

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Pedal on the Pier We Spin, Kids Win! Join Pedal on the Pier and support the Harold Robinson Foundation’s Camp Ubuntu, which provides LA’s underprivileged children with a unique camp experience. The Santa Monica Pier will be transformed into a high energy outdoor cycling studio with 100+ stationary bikes and 400+ cyclers, including celebrity riders like actress Molly Sims, Clippers’ Paul Pierce, boxer Victor Ortiz and more, for a 5 hour/100 mile ride while family and friends cheer them on. Pedal...

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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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Chef Jeremiah Bullfrog Debuts New Dining Concept “Kiwicha” at LA’s Smorgasburg Critically acclaimed Miami Chef Jeremiah Bullfrog, founder of gastroPod Mobile Gourmet and the long-running P.I.G. culinary event series, is pleased to announce an exciting new pop-up dining venture: Kiwicha. Kiwicha is an ancient Peruvian superfood and presents a new approach to quick, simple, healthy eating. The Peruvian kiwicha seed, also known as amaranth, comes from a plant with broad green leaves and purple, red and gold seed heads and was widely cultivated by the...