8009 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Chefs Daniel Mattern and Roxana Jullapat of Cooks County will host an exclusive book signing and dinner to celebrate the latest edition of Deborah Madison's The New Vegetarian Cooking For Everyone. Guests will have the opportunity to meet and interact with Madison while enjoying a four-course, vegetarian, family-style meal showcasing recipes from her newly updated cookbook.
The New Vegetarian Cooking For Everyone book signing at Cooks County will be Deborah Madison's only scheduled signing in Los Angeles. The dinner and signing event will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and cost $45 per guest. Signed copies will be available for purchase.
12825 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, 91604
3:00pm to 9:00pm
50 Vendors, 10 Food Trucks, Four-Hour Happy Hour at Pool Bar, Dinner Specials at New Patio Café, and 20% Discount for a One-Night Stay in Re-Imagined New Guest Room
After a multi-million Hollywood-style make-over, the iconic Sportsmen’s Lodge Hotel in Studio City is set to launch the San Fernando Valley’s only Night Market. Turn up the music and turn down the sun… the Sportsmen’s Lodge First Thursday’s Night Market has arrived just in time to hit the Studio City summer calendars. Launching on May 1, and continuing through October (6/5, 7/3, 8/7, 9/4, 10/2) on the first Thursday of the month, 50 vendors and 10 food trucks will transform the spacious front lot of the newly re-modeled Sportsmen’s Lodge Hotel into a concentrated mecca of clothing, craft, and greasy foodie satisfaction.
Hosted by the Sportsmen’s Lodge Hotel and produced by LA Event Co, the Sportsmen’s Lodge First Thursdays Night Market invites all Angelenos to engage this free valley bazaar from 3:00p.m. - 9:00p.m. As dusk descends a DJ will spin a funky web of eclecticism for the crowd of visitors, merchants, and chefs. The grubbing options will be many, as the fleet of food trucks will include:
For people of-age that might be thirsty for a proper drink, the hotel is setting up an outdoor bar/lounge in the market and will also launch a poolside happy hour. Additionally, the hotel’s iconic Patio Café (recently transformed into a modern, sleek American café) will be firing up its new menu and feature special offers for all Night Market-goers seeking a sit-down dinner before, during or after the festivities. For those looking to extend their good time, enjoy the new rooms and make a splash in the pool, the Sportsmen’s Lodge Hotel will offer a 20% discount to all market-goers each Thursday night (based on availability) simply by booking at www.SportsmensLodge.com and typing in special code: MARKET.
Rows of night market merchants will be offering a motley collection of interesting products. While the vendor list is still being trimmed by LA Event Co’s Phillip Dane, the ranks will include Rustic Threads, Detroit Trash, and Treehaus. Dane, hot off producing the Downtown Flea, first made his stamp on LA markets with the Fairfax Flea, which still sets up every Saturday at the corner of Fairfax and Melrose.
2525 Michigan Ave., Unit F2, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Dave Barry is the author of more than thirty books, including such national bestsellers as the nonfiction I’ll Mature When I’m Dead, Dave Barry’s Money Secrets, Dave Barry Turns 50, and Dave Barry’s Guide to Guys, as well as the novels Insane City, Tricky Business, Big Trouble, Lunatics (with Alan Zweibel), and his Peter Pan prequels (with Ridley Pearson). Two of his books have been made into movies (Big Trouble and Dave Barry’s Guide to Guys), and a play based on his first Peter Pan book, Peter and the Starcatcher, is currently on a national tour after winning five Tony Awards on Broadway. For a while, his life was even a television series, Dave’s World. He plays guitar in the all-author rock band, The Rock Bottom Remainders. For many years he wrote a nationally syndicated humor column, which won a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary.