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 Contemporary at MOCA, 152 North Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012; 213.626.6222

Pop-Up Magazine
The live multimedia magazine, created for a stage, a screen and a live audience returns to LA. The event features stories about the world with illustrations, film, photography and an original score. Contributors for this show include Kelly McEvers (NPR), Kelley L. Carter (Emmy Award–winning writer) and Jazmine Hughes (New York Times magazine), and more. $32; Friday, 7:30 pm; The Theatre at Ace Hotel, 933 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

Late-Night Lichtenstein at the Skirball
Get to the Skirball up on the rare opportunity to see its exhibition—Pop for the People: Roy Lichtenstein in L.A. for free. The show includes more than 70 works by the Pop Art master. You’ll also have the chance to pick up some exhibition swag and take part in curator-led tours of the galleries. Friday, 5-10 pm; 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA; 310.440.4500

The League of Extraordinary Mutts
The League of Extraordinary Mutts is a non-profit dog rescue in the Los Angeles area. It is a volunteer run organization that focuses on animals least likely to receive another chance due to physical, emotional and health issues. Adorable dogs are in need of loving homes! Malibu Country Mart and the League of Extraordinary Mutts are hosting an adoption event, where you can meet adoptable dogs who are in need of home. There will also be a kissing booth to take pictures with the dogs. Saturday, 11 am-2 pm;  Malibu Country Mart, 3835 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, CA 90265; 310.456.7300

Bake &  Gather, A New Community Fundraising Series
“The great uniter of all people is food and social rights,” says Rustic Canyon Family of Restaurants Co-Owner Zoe Nathan. The celebrated baker has teamed up with an incredible group of women and top bakers and pastry chefs across Los Angeles to create Bake & Gather—a grassroots campaign to bring people together in a family-friendly, bake sale-inspired setting in order to raise funds for causes the community feels passionate about. The first will be held this weekend at Santa Monica’s Rustic Canyon Park, with Huckleberry Bakery & Café, Caffe Luxxe, and Rusticoffee selling pastries and coffee to help benefit the American Civil Liberties Union and Los Angeles’ Public Counsel, which supports immigrants and underserved communities with pro bono legal services. DTLA’s Woo Souvenir Shop has created Bake & Gather t-shirts that you can buy at the event and at Huckleberry for $40, with 100% of the proceeds from the first 100 sold going to the organizations. Any additional profits made from t-shirt sales will be given to the ACLU and Public Counsel. The Bake & Gathers schedule incldes: March 11, 12-3 pm at Silver Lake Reservoir’s Meadow (1850 W. Silverlake Dr), hosted by Roxana Jullapat, Proof Bakery’s Na Young Ma, and Alimento’s Harriet Ha; March 25 with The Rose Café’s Neidy Venegas and Joshua Graves and Broken Spanish’s Ivan Marquez; April – Cake Monkey’s Elizabeth Belkind and food stylist Staci Valentine will host earlier in the month, followed by Bear Claw Kitchen’s Sarah Lange; May – Platine Bakery’s Jamie Ginsburg and The Gourmandise School’s Clémence Gossett will host a gathering, with more to come; Coming This Summer – Hatchet Hall’s Paige Russell, Sqirl’s Sasha Piligian, Lodge Bread’s Jacqui De Borga, Bub & Grandma’s Andy Kadin, and more. Saturday, 9 am-12 pm; 601 Latimer Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402

Farmer Boys® Opens on Hollywood Blvd
Farmer Boys®, the fast casual concept is now open in the heart of Los Angeles. To celebrate their grand opening, Farmer Boys® will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony with city officials, where the first 50 guests in line will receive a free Big Cheese® cheeseburger. In addition, Farmer Boys® will be offering $2 Big Cheese® Cheeseburgers (¼ lb. 100% USDA pure beef patty topped with All-American cheese, onion, dill pickles, lettuce, tomato and 1000 island on a sesame seed bun, regularly $4.99) from 3-5 pm on Friday & 24 and Saturday (with a limit of two per guest). On Saturday & Sunday get Breakfast Burritos and Daybreak Sandwiches half off (with the purchase of a drink) from 6-11 am (limit of two per guest, drink purchase required with each discounted breakfast item). Friday, Celebration: 3 pm, deals: Friday-Sunday; 5519 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Baran’s 2239 Launched Brunch
One of the South Bay’s new restaurants, Baran’s 2239 in Hermosa Beach, is launching brunch. Chef Tyler Gugliotta is serving up a weekend menu filled with Japanese omelettes with yuzu, biscuits and gravy, and more. Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-2 pm; 502 Pacific Coast Hwy, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Congee Pop-Up from Mei Lin
Top Chef Mei Lin is popping up in LA with a congee menu. Try dishes like The “OG” with pork sung, onsen egg, fried shallots and garlic, XO sauce and scallions; “Shrimp & Grits;” and Truffled Crab Congee. Cash only. Saturday, 6 pm until food is gone; 6624 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA

San Francisco Bay Area’s Manresa Bread Pops Up in Los Angeles
Manresa Bread, the neighborhood bakery launched in the kitchen of Chef David Kinch’s three-Michelin star Manresa, will showcase bread and other baked goods at two pop ups across Los Angeles. On Saturday, Manresa Bread head baker and partner Avery Ruzicka will collaborate with Chef Jeremy Fox, offering a selection of bread, pastry, sandwiches, and toast at Esters Wine Shop & Bar in Santa Monica. On Sunday, Ruzicka takes Manresa Bread to Hollywood, collaborating with Akira Akuto and Nick Montgomery of NOTO on a menu of bread, pastry, sandwiches, and pastas at the Baroo restaurant space. Ruzicka will bring some of Manresa Bread’s most popular and signature dishes to Los Angeles including levain, pumpernickel, croissants, chocolate croissants, kouign amann, and prosciutto and kale pesto croissants. Chef Fox and Chefs Akuto and Montgomery will highlight Manresa Bread on a special menu of sandwiches, in addition to other items offered that day. Saturday, 9 am – 1 pm, Sunday, 10 am-3 pm; Saturday: Esters Wine Shop & Bar, 1314 Seventh St, Santa Monica, CA 90401; Sunday: NOTO at Baroo, 5706 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

The Future of Food at The Autry Museum
The Autry Museum is hosting Future of Food, where you can learn all about sustainability efforts, changes in agriculture, and what the next generation can expect on their plate. Oh, and food will be served. You can try Crispy Pig Ear Lettuce Wraps With Radish Slaw; Pulled Pork Shoulder Sliders With Hoisin BBQ and Togarashi; Ling Cod Brandade Toast With Frisee and Mustard Salad; Rockfish Key Lime Ceviche; Slow-roasted Heirloom Carrots With Whole-braised Lamb Jus; and Cured Lamb With Fermented Cucumber and Hot House Tomato Salad. $45; Friday, 7-9:30 pm; The Autry in Griffith Park, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Little Dom’s Mardi Gras Menu
A New Orleans native, Chef Brandon Boudet is bringing the flavors of Mardi Gras to his Los Feliz restaurant Little Dom’s with a Fat Tuesday feast, including Boudin Balls, Red Beans & Rice, Pork Belly Cracklins, Soft Crab Po Boys, Beignets, King Cake and Shrimp, Andouille & Chicken Gumbo. Saturday through February 28th (dinner only); 2128 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027; 323.661.0055

Mardi Gras Celebration at The Original Farmer’s Market
The Original Farmers Market celebrates Mardi Gras every year. Get in the spirit with traditional New Orleans and Zydeco music, bead-throwing, authentic Cajun food, beer, and much more including the annual Mutti Gras Pet Parade. Saturday & Sunday (and February 28th); Farmers Market, 6333 W. 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA; 323.933.9211

Michael’s Restaurant Group Hosts Whiskey Tasting
Michael’s Restaurant Group (Chianina Steakhouse, Michael’s On Naples, Michael’s Pizzeria and Working Class Kitchen), will host “An Evening with Master Distiller Dave Pickerell of WhistlePig Whiskey”.  Dubbed the ultimate “whiskey walk,” you will begin with a cocktail reception on the Rooftop Lounge at Michael’s On Naples from 6-8 pm and then walk two blocks to Chianina Steakhouse for a family-style steak dinner with Mr. Pickerell – only 16 seats are available for this portion of the evening. The cocktail reception at Michael’s On Naples will feature Old Fashioneds, Smoked Sours, and Swizzles all made with 10-year-old WhistlePig barrel-aged whiskey.  The communal dinner at Chianina will include a family-style steak dinner featuring 10, 12 and 15-year-old WhistlePig whiskeys.  You will dine with Pickerell, formerly with Master Distiller with Maker’s Mark, where he’ll share with them his story and that of WhistlePig. $75, $8/cocktails; Friday, 6 pm; 5620 East Second St, Long Beach, CA; 562.439.7080

Ocean Prime‘s Oscar Viewing Party
The Beverly Hills steak and seafood spot is hosting an Oscar viewing party in their two lounges, where you can indulge in a Sunday Surf & Turf menu (two courses and a side for $60) or sip on a signature cocktail. Fill out a ballot of winners for a chance to win a $100 gift card. Sunday; 9595 Wilshire Blvd,
Beverly Hills, CA 90212; 310.859.4818

The Oscars Viewing Party at Caulfield’s Bar and Dining Room
Enjoy special Oscars-themed cocktails and bites while you sit back, relax and watch a live screening of the Oscars at Caulfield’s Bar and Dining Room! $50 minimum food and beverage purchase per person. Free (register here); Sunday, 3:30-11 pm; 9360 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Academy Awards viewing at The Church Key
Award season is in full swing and The Church Key on Sunset Strip will be streaming the Academy Awards live on their projector while offering a specialty preset three-course dinner menu. You will have the option to choose from an assortment of The Church Key’s classic dishes as well as a few new ones. If you arrive before 7 pm, you will receive a complimentary cocktail, popcorn, and choice of donuts or cotton candy. The Church Key’s preset dinner menu highlights include: The “Stuffed” Avocado with tuna tartare, Japanese cucumber, radish, tempura, and ponzu aioli; Crispy Pork Belly with a Korean chili glaze, sesame, escarole “kim-chi”, sunny side up egg, and cilantro; Beef & Broccoli made with grilled 8oz. hanger steak, charred broccolini, crispy maitakes, and a Chinese black bean vinaigrette; Tapioca Crusted Thai Snapper with a green papaya salad, thai basil, nước chấm, peanuts, and crispy shallots; and a Butterscotch Pudding Parfait with angel food cake and pine nut brittle. $39; Sunday, 4:30 pm; 8730 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 424.249.3700

Paley’s Oscars Party
Hollywood’s Paley is serving up a cocktail menu inspired by dresses of Oscar’s past. Enjoy drinks crafted to capture the spirit and aesthetic of those famous frocks — from Gwyneth Paltrow’s pink Ralph Lauren ballgown to Nicole Kidman’s Dior by John Galliano dress. You can also watch the Oscars from a projector at the restaurant, and they’ll be handing off a $100 gift card to the diner with the best voting ballot. Sunday, 2:30 pm til close; 6115 Sunset Blvd, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.544.9430

Ace Hotel‘s Oscar Party
What better place to watch the Oscars than in a Oscar-worthy theater (but away from all the action)? The Theatre at Ace Hotel will be streaming both the red carpet arrivals and live ceremony. Creative fancy dress strongly encouraged. Free with RSVP; Sunday, 3:30 pm; The Theatre at Ace Hotel, 929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.235.9614

Tres by José Andrés‘ Sparkle Like Starlets Oscar Party
Head to this SLS Hotel on Sunday for a Sparkle Like Starlets Oscar Viewing Party, red carpet and all. Each ticket includes a red carpet photo op, a welcome glass of cava, truffle popcorn, seating and a raffle ticket to win a night at the hotel. There will also be signature bites, like croquetas de pollo and homemade pappardelle pasta. $40; Sunday, 4:30 pm; 5900 Wilshire Blvd, 31st Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.655.8000

Tuck Room Tavern‘s Oscar Viewing Party
Watch all the glitz and glamour during a four-course meal from James Beard Award-winning Chef Sherry Yard, along with a red carpet, and games. Tickets include a prix-fixe dinner with dishes like “La La Lamb,”mirin marinated lamb chops, ginger chili and mint vinaigrette, and “Meuniere by the Sea,” filet of sole, browned normandy butter, grilled lemon, chips (pommes parisienne). Themed cocktails by Master Mixologist Adam Seger will start with the Red Carpet Fizz. $65; Sunday, 4-10 pm, 10850 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024




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