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Monday, June 1




Entering its second year, EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES is back, bigger and bolder, with restaurants, bars, food trucks and everyone in between ‘turning (RED)’ this June to raise money and awareness for the Global Fund to fight AIDS. In Los Angeles, establishments ranging from Son of a Bun to The Bazaar by Jose Andres are creating special (RED) dishes, drinks and tasting menus.

All offerings will be available throughout the month of June.


There are numerous food and drink businesses in and around Los Angeles turning (RED) this June, including:

Mélisse, M Street Kitchen, Stella Barra, Emporium Thai Cuisine, Tres @ SLS Beverly Hills, Ta Bom Truck, Canvas Food Truck, Son of a Bun, The Bazaar by Jose Andres, The Library at the Redbury, Katsuya Brentwood, Katsuya Hollywood, Katsuya LA Live, Peaches’ Smokehouse and Southern Kitchen, Cleo Hollywood, Pizzeria Mozza LA, Osteria Mozza, Pizzeria Mozza Newport Beach, Sushi Roku, Petit Trois, Coral Tree Café, Sanook Soi 38, Gourmet Genie, Baby’s Badass Burgers, chi SPACCA, Mozz2Go, The Pudding Truck, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Canvas Food Truck, Ta Bom Truck, Hurricane Kitchen, and more!

Additionally, a number of LA’s world-renowned chefs are serving as culinary ambassadors, supporting the campaign across social media, events and many other ways. Interviews with Chef Ambassadors based in LA and beyond can be arranged pending their availability. Names include: John Shook, Vinny Dotolo, Ludo Lefebvre, Nancy Silverton, Anthony Bourdain, Amanda Freitag, David Chang, Anne Burrell, April Bloomfield, Bobby Flay, David Burke, Dominique Ansel, Josh Capon, Seamus Mullen, Wylie Dufresne…and more!


The EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES campaign goes live in LA’s restaurants, bars and food trucks from June 1 through June 30, 2015.


EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES transforms food and drink into a force to fight AIDS. What people choose to eat and drink this June will help raise money for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, to provide life-saving HIV/AIDS medication to those who need it most. 100% of each participating business’ donation will go to the Global Fund to fight AIDS.


Starting May 7, 2015, consumers can visit www.eatREDdrinkRED.org to find out where to EAT (RED) Drink (RED) SAVE LIVES in Los Angeles and around the world.  Diners can also follow @RED and #86AIDS to see firsthand the great (RED) food and drink experiences that will be available in cities around the world.

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Story Time in the Galleries


5905 Wilshire Blvd, 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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The Count of Monte Cristo: The Musical

Lounge Theatre

6201 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90038


Through the Hollywood Fringe Festival, musical theatre writing team Dahan and D'Angelo present their WORLD-PREMIERE of THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO: THE MUSICAL, a story about one man, Edmond Dantès, and his undeniable thirst for revenge against his enemies, based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas.

This production features an incredible ensemble, from those who have been on Broadway to newcomers on the scene, starring our first-ever cast: David Meinke as The Count of Monte Cristo, Laurine Price as Mercedes, David Zach as Danglars, Anthony Gruppuso as Villefort, Parnell Marcano as Caderousse, Bryan Vickery as Albert, Mary Nepi as Valentine, Henry Kaiser as Abbe Faria, Teresa Tracy as Heloise, Anderson Piller as Edward, Stephen Novick as Andrea Cavalcanti/Young Dantes, Jillian Easton as Lucille Debray, Todd Andrew Ball as Noirtier/Morrel, TR Krupa as Franz D'Epinay, Richelle Meiss as Luiga/Young Mercedes, and Amanda Walter as The Dancer.

Come with us on an incredible journey to nineteenth-century France, where unsettling politics, playful masquerades, and conniving desperation all intertwine to create THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO: THE MUSICAL.

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Muppets, Music & Magic


611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA


Before gay marriage, before Ru Paul’s Drag Race, before “fierce” was a household term, were the drag balls, ecstatic underground gatherings of the largely non-white, gay and transgender working class community of New York City, as captured in this now iconic 1991 documentary. Enter the glittering boudoirs and fragile hearts of ball legends Pepper LaBeija, Venus Xtravaganza and Willi Ninja in this 25th anniversary UCLA restoration of the film, which captured the last days of the scene that inspired Madonna’s Vogue and Malcolm McLaren’s Deep in Vogue. Dir. Jennie Livingston, 1990, DCP, 71 min. - See more at: http://www.cinefamily.org/films/paris-is-burning/#paris-is-burning-527

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Tuesday, June 2

Boone Children's Gallery


5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036


Pick up a brush and practice a style of calligraphy invented by contemporary Chinese artist Xu Bing, whose work is currently on view in the exhibition The Language of Xu Bing. As participants write in the tracing books, they'll notice that the words, written in the style of Chinese calligraphy, are actually English. Visitors are encouraged to imitate the brushstrokes to create their own square words! 

Located next to the Korean and Chinese galleries, the Boone Children’s Gallery is a free creative space where visitors of all ages are invited to learn the art of East Asian brush painting. No prior art-making experience is necessary. Friendly and helpful staff introduce painting techniques, offer tips, and even provide high chairs for very young artists. Visitors sit at communal tables in this fun, family-friendly, and resourceful place to relax, create, and make new friends.

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