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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...

Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern arrives in Santa Monica!

Imagine this, you are relaxing by the beach in Santa Monica listening to the waves crashing, when your stomach starts growling. What are you going to do? Where will you eat? Everyone in your group wants a different type of food and no one wants to compromise. The solution to your problem is within an arm’s reach from your spot on the sand – Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern. The large menu caters to a variety of tastes and cuisines. JFAT...

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Monday: Le Petit Paris’s Bottomless Rosé & Oysters Available exclusively on the patio located adjacent to the Spring Street Park, the bottomless rosé ($18) and oysters ($1 each) will be offered in addition to the restaurant’s regular happy hour menu. The gift shop of Le Petit Paris, La Boutique also offering a Latte & Macaron special, available on Mondays-Fridays between 11am-2pm. The special includes La Colombe’s cold-pressed espresso with your choice of an espresso, mocha or vanilla flavor and two macarons ($7)....

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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...

Boxwood at The London West Hollywood

The Boxwood at The London West Hollywood is a hidden gem right in the heart of West Hollywood at The London. The elegant restaurant is the perfect setting for date night, a girl’s night out, catching up with a friend in an intimate setting, or enjoy cocktails in the beautiful London Bar. With a decor of marble, gold fixtures, cream colored booths, and black accents, The Boxwood serves up something for everyone to enjoy. They have a small menu that packs a lot of flavor...