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Sunday, April 20

CJ Jacobson's Rustic 3-course Easter Brunch at Girasol

Girasol

11334 Moorpark Street, Studio City, CA

12:15pm

Indulge in a rustic-refined three-course prix-fixe Sunday Brunch ($35/person) from Executive Chef CJ Jacobson and Girasol in Studio City. The exclusive menu features foraged (by CJ) and locally sourced ingredients to showcase the spring season such as California Citrus, Wild Sage, local artisan cheeses, Wild Mustard, and more.

First

California Citrus Baby Clafoutis with young herb salad and local yogurt

Second

A Spring Quiche of Farmers Market Vegetables served with crispy wild sage scented potatoes and Flora Bella arugula

or

Duck Confit Hash with poached eggs, wild mustard hollandaise and grilled bread

Third

A Cheese Board of select California cheeses and accoutrements

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Monday, April 21

Earth Week at Terranea Resort

Terranea Resort

100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275

9:00am to 5:00pm

Terranea Resort, by Destination Hotels & Resorts, is inviting guests to go green during the resort’s annual Earth Week, April 21-25. In celebration of its fifth anniversary, the eco-friendly, oceanfront resort is offering five days of green events and activities, including a pelican release, ocean clean up by kayak, and a denim drive for guests and local residents alike to take part in and learn more about how they can support environmental conservation.

Set atop a bluff on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, the resort’s natural setting provides not only stunning views but also an opportunity for guests to commune with nature and spot wildlife such as dolphins, sea lions, and the endangered Palos Verdes Blue Butterfly.

Year-round conservation programs through Terranea’s Pointe Discovery’s activity center allow guests to participate in sustainable efforts by land and by sea. During the ocean clean up by kayak eco-excursion, guides navigate guests through the local coastline to help pick up debris and educate participants about the region’s history and marine environment. During Earth Week at Terranea, a donation from each kayak trip is made to organizations such as The Surfrider Foundation and Heal the Bay to further the cause to keep the ocean environment clean and safe. Guests can also take a walk on the wild side with a Pointe Discovery naturalist and learn about the Palos Verdes Peninsula’s unique local ecosystem and Terranea’s year-round conservation efforts.

Throughout the month of April, guests may take part in a Green Getaway enabling them to both enjoy and support the environment in a variety of ways.  The Green Getaway Package includes overnight accommodations; a bottle of ONEHOPE Sauvignon Blanc wine that benefits Save Our Planet; complimentary use of a Lexus hybrid vehicle for a coastal drive to explore more surrounding nature; choice of an ocean clean up by kayak, eco-excursion, or guided coastal hike for two by Pointe Discovery; and a plantable seed ornament. Terranea will also plant a tree on the guest’s behalf. Package starts at $650 per night. When booking online guests should enter promotional code GREEN at www.Terranea.com.

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Scratch|Bar Welcomes Chef Pajo Bruich at Chef's Counter

Scratch|Bar

111 N La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Chef Phillip Frankland Lee, Executive chef/owner of Scratch|Bar, has announced that starting Monday, April 21, Pajo Bruich, formerly of Sacramento’s Enotria Restaurant, will be starting a three-week residency at the Chef’s Counter of his La Cienega Restaurant Row eatery. Designed to bring a personal touch to high-end dining, the Chef’s Counter offers diners the ultimate in intimate culinary experiences as Chef Lee or his guest chefs personally craft each dish directly in front of them. Bruich’s multi-course tasting menu will reflect his well-known artistic and technical abilities, while featuring thoughtful, seasonal ingredients.

The sample menu is as follows:

“Caesar Salad” kale chips

Beef tartar, crispy tendon, egg yolk, capers

Laminated pain au lait, cultured goat and cow’s milk butter

Hamachi, green apple, avocado, Szechuan, scallion, jasmine rice

Spring’s first “risotto”, ricotta, herbs and shoots, spring vegetables

Barely cooked farm egg, chicken skin, coriander, radish, salmon roe

Black cod, asparagus, almond milk, Nicoise olive, crispy brassica

Pork belly confit, sunflower seed, hemp seed, rhubarb consommé, spring onion

Rib-eye cap, flavors of Thailand

White chocolate, spring strawberry, Sicilian pistachio, cucumber

** menu subject to change based on availability and chef’s inspiration

Tasting menus at the Chef’s Counter are offered at $111 per guest. Additional wine pairings are available. Space will be limited to 11 diners for each seating, with Chef Bruich’s dinners occurring at 6 and 9 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday evenings for the following dates: April 21, 22, 28, 29, May 5 and 6.

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Tony Fletcher presents and signs Boy About Town: A Memoir

Book Soup

8818 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069

7:00pm

The author of highly acclaimed Keith Moon and Smiths biographies now tells his own story of a life in love with music, taking the reader back to the glory days of the 1970s. This is the story of his formative years in the pre- and post-punk music scenes of London, told via a Top 50 countdown: attendance at seminal gigs and encounters with musical heroes; schoolboy projects that became national success stories; the style culture of punks, mods, and skinheads and the tribal violence that enveloped them; life as a latchkey kid in a single-parent household; weekends on the football terraces in a quest for street credibility; and the teenage boy's unending obsession with losing his virginity. Featuring a vibrant cast of supporting characters from school friends to rock stars, and built up from notebooks, diaries, interviews, letters, and issues of his now legendary fanzine Jamming!, this is an evocative, bittersweet, amusing, and wholly original account of growing up and coming of age in the glory days of the 1970s. (Random House UK)

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MORLEY reads from IF YOU'RE READING THIS, THERE'S STILL TIME

Skylight Books

1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

7:30pm

Join us today for a very special event with a very special artist. Poetic and insightful, there's no mistaking the work of Morley.

Morley is a Los Angeles-based street artist that specializes in bold, typographic posters which he wheat pastes within the urban landscape. Blending humor, hope and his unique perspective on life, Morley's aim is to act as a friendly voice amongst the cacophony of billboarded messages and corporate slogans. This voice was given a face when he began including an image of himself in each of his pieces, looking to create a more intimate relationship between the artist and the audience than many of his anonymous contemporaries could allow.

In 2011, Morley's work caught the eye of Steve Lazarides whose Outsiders imprint began selling his work, describing it thusly: "His sympathetic statements give the tirelessly aspirational residents a welcome reminder of what's important in life: love, simple pleasures, making the world a slightly better place and not hating on yourself too much."

Today, he continues to paste his work in any city that doesn't enforce their vandalism laws through caning. Also he made us promise to include the fact that he can hold his breath for over an hour, and that "if anyone challenged him to a breath holding contest, they would totally lose," but he was probably lying about that.

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