Chinese Cuisine Festival, 10-day event organzied by Icon Union, a Chinese student marketing platform, starts March 7th and runs until March 16th. The fest will feature restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley that represent the regional cuisines of China. Thirteen restaurants will offer special and/or secret menus, including Chengdu Taste in Alhambra, Duck House in Monterey Park, Wok B.B.Q. in Monterey Park, Three Travellers Bone Hot Pot in Monterey Park, Hong Yei Restaurant in San Gabriel, Dong Ting Chun in San Gabriel, Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot in San Gabriel, Hunan Style Restaurant in San Gabriel, Beijing Restaurant in San Gabriel, Spicy City in San Gabriel, Beijing Tasty House in Rosemead, Haige Star in Rowland Heights and Zheng’s Fusion in Rowland Heights.
Check out their Facebook page for menus and more details.
8818 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, 60069
Carole Radziwill presents and signs The Widow's Guide to Sex and Dating
Claire Byrne is a quirky and glamorous 34-year-old Manhattanite and the wife of a famous, slightly older man. Her husband, Charlie, is a renowned sexologist and writer. Equal parts Alfred Kinsey and Warren Beatty, Charlie is pompous yet charming, supportive yet unfaithful; he's a firm believer that sex and love can't coexist for long, and he does little to hide his affairs. Claire's life with Charlie is an always interesting if not deeply devoted one, until Charlie is struck dead one day on the sidewalk by a falling sculpture ... a Giacometti, no less! Once a promising young writer, Claire had buried her ambitions to make room for Charlie's. After his death, she must reinvent herself. Over the course of a year, she sees a shrink (or two), visits an oracle, hires a "botanomanist," enjoys an erotic interlude (or ten), eats too little, drinks too much, dates a hockey player, dates a billionaire, dates an actor (not any actor either, but the handsome movie star every woman in the world fantasizes about dating). As she grieves for Charlie and searches for herself, she comes to realize that she has an opportunity to find something bigger than she had before--maybe even, possibly, love.
4451 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA
7:00am to 12:00pm
GUESTS HAVE “PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD” WITH CAFE DEL REY’S DEEP SEA FISHING EXCURSION ON SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014
Seafood enthusiasts are invited to fish and dish with Executive Chef Chuck Abair on a half-day fishing expedition ($55) followed by an outdoor barbeque including the Chef’s preparation of the catch of the day ($110)
On Saturday, March 8, 2014, Marina del Rey’s iconic seaside dining destination, CAFE del REY will host the second installment of “Permission to Come Aboard,” a bi-annual package for seafood enthusiasts and adventurous diners in Los Angeles and beyond. Guests are invited to join Executive Chef Chuck Abair on a half-day fishing expedition ($55, ½ day boat trip and fishing license included) along the Marina del Rey coastline followed by a barbeque-style lunch at CAFE del REY featuring the freshly caught catch of the day ($110, boat trip and barbeque). The trip—with an intimate number of guests, ranging between 10 to 30 people – departs with Chef Abair from Marina del Rey in search of sustainable game fish in the Santa Monica Bay and is ideal for first-time fishermen, with boat fees and fishing license included.
At the restaurant, CAFE del REY Executive Chef Chuck Abair utilizes market-fresh ingredients from local artisans and farmers and incorporates an array of house-made specialties in his seasonal Mediterranean-inspired menus. Standout menu items for the winter menu include Fish Stew comprised of assorted fish and shellfish, orzo, chickpeas, carrots, fennel, and tomato broth and Dorade with couscous, tzatziki, red onion, mint, and cucumber.
Bringing farm-to-table dining to the next level, the “Permission to Come Aboard” package allows guests to have a hands-on-deck experience of the fresh seafood sourced daily from the Marina del Rey docks. The package will be available bi-annually with the next trip in the fall. The trip is approximately 4.5 hours beginning at 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.
285 West Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007
10:00am to 5:30pm
Santa Anita Park gears up to celebrate the spirit of the West on Saturday, March 8th with their Big Cap Craft Beer & Music Festival. The event will infuse the spirit of country with a contemporary vibe to create an infield festival dedicated to live music, craft beer and thoroughbred racing.
Guests can discover some of Southern California’s most talented and eclectic country-inspired acts like LA Hootenanny and Doublewide while enjoying local favorite craft breweries and finger-licking BBQ (in the VIP area). Festival goers can take the day by the horns and test out their skills on the mechanical bull, kick back and enjoy the rustic ambiance with a refreshing cocktail or wager on a spectacular day of live horse racing with over $1.4 million at stake.
Featured Craft Breweries: Over 30 craft breweries will participate including: Eagle Rock Brewery, Lagunitas Brewery, Stone Brewing, Co and Saint Archer Brewery.
· Guests enjoying Big Cap Craft Beer & Music Festival trackside amongst the beautiful backdrop of the San Gabriel Mountains
· Live music entertainment from: Brother Yusef, LA Hootenanny (featuring Todd Lowe from HBO’s hit series True Blood) and Doublewide
· Fans placing bets while enjoying the best that thoroughbred racing has to offer
· Katie Abbot, Director of Interactive Media, available on-camera interviews showcasing the event’s featured musical acts and craft breweries.
General Admission ($40.00) - includes General admission, a daily racing program, Tip Sheet (ABR), a commemorative Santa Anita Park Trucker Cap and two drink tickets.
VIP ($100.00) - includes General admission, daily racing program, Tip Sheet (ABR), a commemorative Santa Anita Park Trucker Cap and Big Cap T-shirt, as well as access to:
o VIP Betting Area
o VIP Bathrooms
o VIP Back Stage Seating Area
o 4 Drink Tickets
o Happy Hour priced beer & specialty cocktails all day (1/2 off)
o Food from Gus’ BBQ in Pasadena
1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90278
11:30am to 1:30pm
Los Angeles Ballet presents Quartet, a mixed program of both renowned and new works selected by LAB Artistic Directors Thordal Christensen and Colleen Neary: Return to a Strange Land by Jiri Kylian, W...