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Wednesday, June 1

Curator Talk on George Platt Lynes

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024


Lunchtime Art Talks take place every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. The Hammer's curatorial department leads free and insightful 15-minute discussions about works of art currently on view or from museum collections. This talk on photographer George Platt Lynes will be led by Leslie Cozzi, curatorial associate, Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts. - See more at: https://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2016/06/curator-talk-on-george-p...

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Taste of Korea K-Cusine Contest

Art Institute of Santa Monica

2900 31st St., Santa Monica, 90405

2:00pm to 6:00pm

The Korean Cultural Center of Los Angeles, dedicated to providing insights into the rich cultural heritage of Korea, proudly presents Taste of Korea K-Cuisine Contest: Los Angeles Preliminaries. Chefs will be challenged to create a perfect pairing between entree and starter by using Korean condiments and kimchi to inspire and promote Korean cuisine to all food lovers.

Event Details
Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Time: 2PM (Contestants have 1 hour to complete all dishes)
Venue: The International Culinary School at The Art Institute, 2900 31st St, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Winners of this competition will be awarded as follows:
1st Place: 8 Day All-Expense Paid Trip to Korea and a chance to compete in the worldwide Korean Cooking Contest in Korea
2nd Place: US $1,000
3rd Place: US $500

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Next Guest Chef Dinner with Wolfgang Puck

Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air

701 Stone Canyon Road, Los Angeles, CA


On June 1st, esteemed Chef Puck and his executive chef, Hugo Bolanos, will welcome both José Meza from the St. Regis Punta Mita in Mexico and Chef/Owner Kenji Takeda of Tokyo’s Liberte a Table de TAKEDA for a special, one-night-only event. For $135 per person, the collaborative dinner will showcase each chef’s specialty, including a trio of Snake River Farms beef by Puck and Bolanos; “La Milpa” salad with blue corn, cilantro, avocado, beans and pumpkin by Chef Meza; and a spot prawn ceviche from Chef Takeda.

This is part of the ongoing series at the hotel restaurant, which continues throughout 2016 with upcoming dinners with Nancy Silverton, Francis Mallman, Eric Werner, Sean Brock and Dave Beran.

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Welcome to Monkey Town

Downtown Los Angeles

1019 E. 4th Place, Los Angeles, CA 90013


The New York City video cinema and dining project opens in Downtown Los Angeles for its Final Edition on June 1st and runs through October 1st. After 10 years in New York, Monkey Town traveled to Denver (2014), Barcelona (2015), and just finished a 3-month run in Austin in February.

The audience sits inside a giant 27-foot cube, watching a two-hour multi-screen video art program, dining on 4- or 5-course menus by Chef Nick Montgomery. June 1 – October 1, 2016 at 111 W 21st St (at S Main St), 6:30 & 9:00.

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Adam Haslett discusses and signs Imagine Me Gone

Book Soup

8818 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069


From a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist, a ferociously intimate story of a family facing the ultimate question: how far will we go to save the people we love the most?   When Margaret's fiancé, John, is hospitalized for depression in 1960s London, she faces a choice: carry on with their plans despite what she now knows of his condition, or back away from the suffering it may bring her. She decides to marry him. Imagine Me Gone is the unforgettable story of what unfolds from this act of love and faith. At the heart of it is their eldest son, Michael, a brilliant, anxious music fanatic who makes sense of the world through parody. Over the span of decades, his younger siblings -- the savvy and responsible Celia and the ambitious and tightly controlled Alec -- struggle along with their mother to care for Michael's increasingly troubled and precarious existence.   Told in alternating points of view by all five members of the family, this searing, gut-wrenching, and yet frequently hilarious novel brings alive with remarkable depth and poignancy the love of a mother for her children, the often inescapable devotion siblings feel toward one another, and the legacy of a father's pain in the life of a family.   With his striking emotional precision and lively, inventive language, Adam Haslett has given us something rare: a novel with the power to change how we see the most important people in our lives. 

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