Weekend

09/13/2019

Mid-Autumn Festival at WP24 by Wolfgang Puck

Located in The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles, the fall harvest celebration will showcase the culinary expertise of Wolfgang Puck’s restaurants including Spago, CUT, Hotel Bel-Air, and WP24 by Wolfgang Puck. Chef de Cuisine John Lechleidner will play hostto Chef Tetsu Yahagi (Spago), Chef Hugo Bolanos (Hotel Bel-Air),and Chef Hillary Henderson (CUT) as each they prepare and serve specialty dishes from stations spaced throughout the 24th floor restaurant. You will be greeted with a welcome drink upon arrival. Live entertainment will carry on throughout the evening as you explore the six interactive culinary stations serving specialty menus from each guest chef. Highlights include Chef John’s Whole Roasted Korean Spiced Sonoma Lamb and Chef Tetsu’s Ricotta Gnocchi alongside traditional fare like Black Sesame Egg Tarts and Moon Cakes. $69, $99/VIP, $149/Ultimate Experience including an exclusive meet-and-greet with featured chefs; Friday; 900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Off The Hook Santa Monica Seafood Festival

Check out the 5th Annual OFF THE HOOK Santa Monica Seafood Festival that benefit HEAL THE BAY, who helps make our oceans safe, healthy and clean! This oceanfront, culinary fundraiser will feature samplings from dozens of the city’s best restaurants, boutique wines and spirits tastings, beer gardens, live music, oyster shucking competition, artisan market and more! $65; $100/early entry; Saturday, 4pm – 7pm; Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Coast 

Prepare for Santa Monica to be car-less! Enjoy two miles of the city through non-fuel omitting modes of transportation that will be filled with roaming musicians, hands-on activities and an assortment of participatory classes. The event will be a pageant of attendees’ creativity! Free; Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm; Ocean Ave, Colorado Esplanade, and Main Street, Santa Monica, CA

Handaan at LASA

Indulge in a seven-course Filipinx-fusion tasting menu with chef Ross Magnaye of Rice Paper Sister and chef Jordy Navarra of TORO. Australian restaurant Rice Paper Sister is known as the “King of Collabs” because every dish is has culinary elements from around the globe. The Handaan—Tagalog for “feast”—will feature a mixture of tastes and cultures. $120; Friday; LASA, 727 N. Broadway, #120, Los Angeles, CA

Jaffa’s Wine Dinner

Jaffa welcomes Recanati Wine Ambassador Carmit Becker and Chief Winemaker Gil Shatsberg for a six-wine, seven-course dinner. Wine pairings are courtesy of Recanati Jaffa’s chef Anne Conness. Dine on new takes on prized classics like smoked whitefish, glazed short rib, and lamb couscous. $95; Friday; 8048 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048; Reserve here
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L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade

This culinary fundraiser has superstar chefs offering tastes of signature dishes at UCLA’s Royce Quad, all to benefit the fight against childhood cancer. Chefs include Timothy Hollingsworth, Adam Perry Lang and Nancy Silverton, to name a few. James Beard Award winners Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne, along with chef David Lentz, host. $195, $1,200/all-access ticket, free/under 13; Saturday, 12:30 – 4:30 pm; Royce Quad, UCLA, 10745 Dickson Court, Los Angeles, CA; 610.649.3034

Willy Wonka with Eat|See|Hear

The original traveling outdoor cinema series, presents a special Roald Dahl birthday screening of the beloved 1971 Gene Wilder children’s classic. A sweet boy from a poor family dreams of finding one of five golden tickets hidden inside chocolate bar wrappers which will admit him to the eccentric and reclusive Willy Wonka’s magical candy factory. Projected on to the largest inflatable movie screen on the West Coast, the film will follow a musical performance by Malia and bites from some of L.A.’s most delicious food trucks. $14, $16/at door, $8/ages 12 and under, $21/fashionably late; Saturday, doors: 5:30 pm, music: 7 pm, movie: 8:30 pm; Centennial Square at Pasadena City Hall, 100 Garfield Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101

Rooftop Food Festival Featuring Tastemade’s New Documentary FUNKE & Questlove

Join Fire TV for a free rooftop food festival featuring Tastemade’s new documentary FUNKE and a DJ set from Questlove. Amazon Fire TV is celebrating by throwing a free rooftop party that highlights L.A.’s unparalleled food scene. Tastemade’s new documentary FUNKE is an intimate look at chef Evan Funke who walked away from a critically acclaimed restaurant only to mount a comeback years later built around handmade pasta. Plus, experience hands-on demos of the full Fire TV line up of devices and the new Tastemade+ app for Fire TV. They’ll have food from Gastro Garage, Salazar, Dumpling Monster, The Prince of Venice, barista coffee art by Michael Breach and more. Free; Saturday, doors: 4 pm, Questlove DJ set: 5 pm, film pre-show: 7 pm or sundown, film: 7:30 pm; The Bloc 700 W 7th St, Unit U240, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Tarfest

Enjoy live music, live painting, art installations, a biergarten, food trucks, kids’ activities and more at the 17th annual edition of this cultural event. Free; Saturday, noon – 7:30 pm; La Brea Tar Pits, 5801 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA; 323.899.1363

Nautica Malibu Triathlon

Watch athletes, philanthropists and celebrities as they swim, run and bike at this annual Zuma Beach event. Now in its 33rd year, it’s all to benefit the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ Pediatric Cancer Research Program. There’s also a Nautica Kids Run and Tot Trot. Friday – Sunday; 30050 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA; 818.707.8866

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