626 Night Market is one of the more interesting recurring food events in a town absolutely swarming with them. It's a pop-up done in the style of permanent Taiwan and Singapore night markets, the whole point of which are to provide a place to eat at night. It's a perfect match for L.A., especially given how hot the days are lately. There's a $3 admission fee in addition to the food cost; definitely worth it for the experience. Choose from many offerings on sticks (such as "potato swirls" and grilled squid) and in bowls (shave ice with grass jelly, yakisoba). 4pm-1am.
5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, 90038
This may well be the most important food event in Los Angeles. It certainly brings together the shiniest and brightest collection of local, renowned chefs. There are five different themed blocks within the event: Opening Night, Dinner with a Twist and Flavors of L.A. take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, while Field to Fork and Sunday Block Party are the slightly more low-key, less boozy daytime parties. It's all a great chance to try bites from expensive restaurants and, most likely, run into famous chefs, either at the booths or just wandering around.
1006 E. Main Street, Ventura, 93001
This is the hilarious fly-on-the-wall comedy by Ron Hutchinson about how the most iconic film in Hollywood history almost did not get made. Directed by Stephanie A. Coltrin, this production features the same principal cast members from her critically acclaimed staging of Moonlight and Magnolias at Hermosa Beach Playhouse in 2010. Three weeks into filming “Gone With the Wind”—Atlanta has burned, Scarlett O’Hara has been cast, but there’s no workable script and the director has been fired. Legendary film producer David O. Selznick seemingly has the biggest white elephant in Hollywood on his hands, and only five days to save the troubled production from certain failure. Desperate, he brings in the formidable Victor Fleming to take over as director and famed screenwriter Ben Hecht to rewrite the lackluster script. The only problem is Hecht hasn’t read the book, and the clock is ticking. With the shades drawn, phone calls unanswered, and subsisting only on a diet of peanuts and bananas, Selznick and Fleming reenact scenes from the novel for Hecht to adapt into a screenplay that would become an epic Academy Award-winning film.
August 31 – September 18
4800 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90027
Cinefamily launches its new partnership with Barnsdall Art Park Foundation with a Bowie Tribute Night in the Hollywood park. An outdoor screening of the 1973 documentary/concert film Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars will be accompanied by a live performance of classically arranged Bowie favorites by the Stardust String Quartet, plus the Cinefamily crew's own Bowie Mixtape of rarities. Bowie Night kicks off the first of four Sunday-night, wine-and-movie fundraisers to take place on scenic Olive Hill. Each night begins with a curated selection of wines by San Antonio Winery and tasty food-truck options, as well as DJs and other preshow entertainment.
4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
In an exciting new partnership with the Cinefamily, Barnsdall Art Park Foundation is kicking-off their Wine & a Movie fundraising series at Barnsdall Park on Sunday, September 4th through Sunday, October 2nd (4800 Hollywood Boulevard). The magical fall season of movies will take place on the lush West Lawn of Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed Hollyhock House, debuting with Bowie Tribute Night: Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. Other feature films include Jules et Jim, Black Orpheus and Fellini Satyricon. The weekly event runs from 5:30 p.m. until late with the movies beginning at sundown atop scenic Olive Hil. Tickets cost $25 for the screening and sips. Every show will have DJs and pre-show entertainment, and screenings will be introduced by different hosts and surprise guests! Patrons can enjoy a curated selection of wines, courtesy of San Antonio Winery, as well as some of LA’s finest food trucks.
13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, 90292
4:30am to 7:00am
Enjoy beer and bubbly and set off on a morning cruise for your Labor Day! In addition to salty breezes and abundant sunshine, Hornblowers Beer and Bubbly Brunch Cruise includes relaxing background mus...