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Thursday, May 5

Spice Up Cinco de Mayo at Plan Check

Plan Check Kitchen + Bar

1800 Sawtelle Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

11:00am

Proving that variety is the spice of life, LA’s modern American hotspot Plan Check + Kitchen + Bar offers plenty of fiery options on its menu of reimagined comfort food:

Cheeseburger Machismo ($13) – beef patty, habanero cheese, bacon, spicy mayo, jalapeno escabeche, and battered fried onions ← special item

Tacos Hamburguesa ($8) – two ground beef tacos, habanero salsa, cheese, guacamole, and cilantro ← happy hour item

Pimento Grilled Cheese & Bacon ($8) – green chiles, and pickles ← happy hour item

Oaxacan Sour ($8) – mescal, egg white, lime, cointreau, and sugar ← special item

Tropical Daisy ($6) – jalapeno-infused tequila and the choice of blood orange or mango ← happy hour item

Available at all three locations - Sawtelle, Fairfax, DTLA

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Cinco de Mayo at BOA Steakhouse

BOA Steakhouse Sunset

9200 W. Sunset Blvd. , West Hollywood , CA

11:00am

BOA Steakhouse (West Hollywood, Santa Monica)

At BOA Steakhouse, Chef Melendez serves the Grilled Chicken Torta ($14) as a new steakhouse-inspired take on the traditional Mexican sandwich. The most authentic part of the sandwich is that it’s served on a bolillo roll, however the chicken is grilled instead of fried. For texture, Chef Melendez adds a pickled vegetable escabeche, and black bean chips, instead of a spread of black or refried beans. The panela cheese is also charred for added smoky flavor. The dish pairs nicely with a Sunset Heat (Patron Silver tequila, serrano pepper, pomegranate, lime, islay elixir) or Oaxaca Smoke (El Silencio Mezcal, Grand Marnier, orange, lime) cocktail.

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$3 Tacos at WP24 by Wolfgang Puck for Cinco de Mayo

WP24 by Wolfgang Puck

900 W. Olympic Blvd, 24th Floor, Los Angeles, 90015

12:00pm

WP24 by Wolfgang Puck is celebrating the Cinco de Mayo with $3 tacos, house-made salsas, and more atop The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles. This serves as the kick-off to the restaurant’s popular summertime programming series, which takes place on the hotel’s exclusive rooftop patio—typically reserved for hotel guests and residents (with this seasonal exception).

Specialty tacos include:

·         Santa Barbara spot prawns with chipotle and cilantro
·         Roasted pork shoulder with pineapple and guajillo chili
·         House-made chorizo, and more

The menu also features Mexican-inspired desserts such as a horchata ice cream coupe and warm house-made churros. Guests can enjoy a selection of beers and specialty cocktails, such as the Starry Night with RumChata, spiced rum, and vanilla bean; as well as margarita offerings, including the Cadillac with Chinaco Blanco, Grand Marnier, lemon and lime.

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Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at El Chavo

El Chavo

4441 W Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

4:00pm

El Chavo is throwing the biggest Cinco de Mayo fiesta in Los Angeles! On top of street corn, tacos, live music and more, El Chavo is partnering with Mezcal El Silencio, Jarritos and Tecate for the ultimate Cinco de Mayo drinks. 

Expect cocktails like Canelo y Pina and Fresa Refresca, both made with Mezcal El Silencio and Jarritos Soda. Even a frozen Paloma will be offered, made with Mezcal El Silencio, fresh grapefruit, Jarrito Toronja Soda, Oro Blanco, lime and smoked salt. Festivities start at 4pm, and we’d love for you to join in on the Cinco de Mayo festivities at one of the most classic Mexican spots in LA. 

Cinco de Mayo at El Chavo

4441 W Sunset Blvd. 90027

May 5th

4pm – close

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Band of Outsiders

Cinefamily

611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA

7:30pm

After the first eight minutes of Band of Outsiders, the narrator (Godard) dryly offers a recap: “A pile of money. An English class. A house by the river. A romantic girl.” Like everything else in the film, this summation is an allusion to murder. An earnest tribute to crime cinema told via the idiosyncrasies of three young Parisians, Band of Outsiders sketches a naïve love triangle’s inexorable march to destruction. Arguably featuring Godard’s most iconic set pieces—the foot-race through the Louvre, the impromptu dance scene in a cafe that Tarantino and many others would homage — the film weaves together childlike tangents, marrying an obsession with American gangster movies and playful experimentation with language and meaning. Effusive and impulsive as Godard’s directorial hand, the film primarily orbits around its emotional and moral center, the legendary Anna Karina — heartfelt even as she coyly glances at the lens and reminds us that she’s just an actress playing a character.

Dir Jean-Luc Godard, 1964, DCP (Restoration courtesy of Rialto Pictures), 97 min.

- See more at: http://www.cinefamily.org/films/bande-a-part/#sthash.YtBPqifC.dpuf

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PELÉ: BIRTH OF A LEGEND

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

7:30pm

Join us for Cinco de Mayo and our latest Latino Media Visions screening, PELÉ: BIRTH OF A LEGEND, the new biopic about the legendary Brazilian soccer star. The feature will be preceded by a seminar for independent filmmakers in the Spielberg Theatre, and followed by a reception in the courtyard.

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Friday, May 6

CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT / F FOR FAKE

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403

7:30pm

It's "Orson Welles 101" with this birthday double feature of films the legendary actor-director made in virtual exile. He stars as Falstaff in CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT, one of the all-time great Shakespearean adaptations, followed by F FOR FAKE, his delightful essay on the nature of illusion, fakery and fakers. Film historian F.X. Feeney will introduce the program.

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