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Sunday, September 4

El Haru Kuroi

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049


Wrap up this season of Family Amphitheater Performances with El Haru Kuroi. Natives of East Los Angeles, El Haru Kuroi perform music representative of their cultural upbringing, blending the styles of Mexican, South American, African, and American music.

The trio, who met in middle school, have performed at festivals and venues throughout Los Angles, including First Fridays at the Natural History Museum, Levitt Pavillion in MacArthur Park, and at Union Station for the Metro Art Los Angeles concert series. They have produced three full-length albums, Sabung (2007), Canta Gallo (2012), and their latest 192 192 192 (2016).

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Andell Family Sundays—A Family Collection: Chinese Paintings


5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036


Make, look, and talk about art at Andell Family Sundays! This weekly family event features artist-led workshops and friendly gallery tours and activities thematically based on special exhibitions and LACMA’s permanent collection. Create memories together and have fun!    

Be inspired by the special exhibition Alternative Dreams: 17th-Century Chinese Paintings from the Tsao Family Collection to start your own collection of art! Begin by making your own paintings in art workshops then add works made by friends and family.


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The Emerson Trio


5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036


Violinist Endre Balogh, cellist Antony Cooke, and pianist Donna Coleman perform Horatio Parker: Suite for Piano Trio, Opus 35, and Brahms: Trio in C major, Opus 87. 

With an impressive list of international concert triumphs to his credit, violinist Endre Balogh has performed as soloist with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Zürich Tonhalle Orchestra, and the Frankfurt and Basel symphonies. In the United States, he has appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the orchestras of Washington D.C., Seattle, Denver, Dallas, and Honolulu. He is an accomplished chamber performer, having played with such luminaries as Vladimir Horowitz and Leonard Pennario. He toured throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe as a founding member of the Pacific Trio for nearly 30 years. 

Born in Australia, American cellist Antony Cooke has a multi-faceted career as a solo performer/classical recording artist, composer, and an author of books about astronomy. He is also a 30-year veteran of the Hollywood film music industry. The protégé of the legendary pedagogue Helen Just, Cooke received his training in London with artist diplomas from both the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music, establishing an early career as a solo cellist. Cooke was a gold medalist at the London Music Competition in 1966, also receiving the prestigious Young Musicians 73 Award, and appearing as a concerto soloist and recitalist on the BBC. In 1984, he moved to Los Angeles and established himself as one of the luminaries in the Hollyword recording industry, participating in movie soundtracks, countless television and recording productions, as well as composing music for primetime television. He is also a founding member of the Charles Ives/Emerson Trio.

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Monday, September 5

Boone Gallery Storytime


5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036


Ever wonder why dragons love tacos and why crayons decided to quit one day? Join Boone Gallery staff every Monday and Friday at 2 pm in the Korean art galleries as they take us on a reading journey into a world of folk tales and colors. Relate the stories to the art in the Chinese and Korean galleries in a comfortable space suitable for families and children of all ages. Admission is free!

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Tuesday, September 6

Plan Check Kitchen + Bar "Comfort Masters" Guest Chef Series

Plan Check Downtown

1111 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90017

5:00pm to 10:00pm

This September – December, modern American eatery Plan Check Kitchen + Bar (Sawtelle, Fairfax*, Downtown*, and soon-to-open Santa Monica*) launches Comfort Masters, a lineup of exclusive pop-up dining events ($60**) created by owner/founder Terry Heller and longtime travel and food tastemaker Andy Wang in collaboration with mobile app and web-based dining guide, Table8. From elegant dining to casual street eats, the Comfort Masters series will feature meals by acclaimed chefs, up-and-comers, those without brick and mortar and some who’ve never cooked in Los Angeles. The limited-run events will be a unique showcase of new concepts and a celebration of indie culture.

*Dinners will be held throughout the following Plan Check locations; refer to ticketing link for details

**Ticketing price includes tax and gratuity; Table8 Dining Club members receive a complimentary cocktail

The guest chef lineup includes the following (more chefs to be announced in the coming weeks):

Chris Anderson | September 6th & 7th | Tickets on sale soon

Michelin-starred chef, Chris Anderson, kicks off the dinner series by lending a high-tech touch to the menu, a talent he obtained while working at Moto, Alinea, and L2O—three powerhouses of Chicago’s molecular gastronomy scene. Presently, Anderson spearheads the dynamic al fresco experience at SO•PA in the L’Horizon Palm Springs Hotel, where he blends re-conceptualized technique with seasonal ingredients to offer compelling plates and aromatics, such as “carrot air” and “miner lettuce foam.”

Jamie DeRosa | September 13th & 14th | Buy Tickets

Miami's Jamie DeRosa will give L.A. a taste of Izzy's Fish & Oyster. Before he was the chef/owner at Izzy’s Fish & Oyster in South Beach and rocked the festival world with his cooking at both Coachella and Desert Trip, Jamie DeRosa was an L.A. force as the executive chef of both Campanile and Patina. DeRosa was also part of the Wolfgang Puck restaurant empire, where his cooking credits included Spago in both Beverly Hills and Las Vegas.

The Paleo Chef | September 18th | Buy Tickets

The highly sought-out private chef to A-listers across the nation, Mary Shenouda, The Paleo Chef, will be cooking up a paleo feast featuring nutrient-dense and flavor-packed dishes. Mary brings us some of her most nostalgic childhood-inspired, (Egyptian) soul-food dishes, with a twist. All of these are prepared grain-, casein-, and soy-free.

Monsieur Madame | September 21st | Buy Tickets

Jeremie and Nissa Banet take their food truck brick-and-mortar for a night of French sandwiches and foie gras. Expect croque monsieur bites, merguez, a tagine, foie gras and some surprises.

Sheridan Su | October 9th | Buy Tickets

The Hainan chicken at chef/founder Sheridan Su's Flock & Fowl in Las Vegas was named Best Signature Dish by Desert Companion. Flock & Fowl, which celebrates all things chicken, was also honored as Best House of Fowl by Las Vegas Weekly. Su, also the chef/founder at Fat Choy, previously cooked at Joel Robuchon at the Mansion and was the executive chef of Comme Ca in Las Vegas.


Jason Dady | October 25th & 26th | Buy Tickets

San Antonio's No. 1 chef gives L.A. a taste of Texas. James Beard Award semifinalist Jason Dady's restaurants include Tre Trattoria, Tre Enoteca, Two Bros BBQ Market, B&D Ice House and Shuck Shack.

Golden Boys Chinese | November 1st & 2nd | Tickets on sale soon

After selling out pop-ups Downtown and in Culver City, chefs Hunter Pritchett and Adam Midkiff bring their moveable guerrilla Chinese restaurant to Plan Check Fairfax. The chefs take their experiences dining in the red-lacquer and jade palaces of the East Coast, the humid and rowdy shophouses of Southeast Asia, and the humble San Gabriel Valley mom-and-pop restaurants -- and filter it through the farmer’s market produce and mindfulness of Southern California.

Richard Hales | November 15th & 16th | Buy Tickets

Richard Hales, the man behind Miami's Blackbrick and Sakaya Kitchen, goes big with his bold Asian flavors. Hales' Blackbrick was honored as a 2014 bon appétit Best New Restaurant and as Miami New Times' Best Chinese Restaurant. Sakaya Kitchen, with its Asian funk fusion, was named as one of the Top 6 Places to Taste the New Asian Fusion by bon appétit and an Eater 38 essential Miami restaurant.

Mike Randolph | December 4th & 5th | Buy Tickets

Mike Randolph gives L.A. a taste of Público, his St. Louis restaurant that earned two James Beard Award semifinalist nods this year. Randolph also runs breakfast/lunch restaurant Half & Half, wildly popular with two-plus-hour waits on the weekend. His other restaurant, Randolfi’s, was just named "Best Italian" in St. Louis by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Tory Miller | December 7th | Buy Tickets


James Beard Award winner Tory Miller shows L.A. what his Madison, Wisconsin empire is all about. 2012 James Beard Award winner for Best Chef: Midwest, Miller has four restaurants in Madison, WI, including L'Etoile (Wine Spectator Top 100 three times), Graze (2014 Best Restaurant, Madison magazine), Sujeo and Estrellon.

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Friday, September 9

Saturday, September 10

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation


8700 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA


Support Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation and Enjoy a Private Dinner Prepared by Award-Winning Chefs

You and a friend will:

Share an exclusive private dinner with actor Timothy Olyphant at Suzanne Goin & Caroline Styne’s celebrated a.o.c. in Los Angeles. Enjoy incredible food prepared by 2016 James Beard Foundation award-winning chefs Suzanne Goin, Jon Shook, Vinny Dotolo and Dahlia Narvaez. Fly to L.A. and stay in style at a 4-star hotel.

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