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Sunday, August 24

LA Weekly Pancake Breakfast 2014

The Legendary Park Plaza L.A.

607 South Park View Street, Los Angeles, 90057

11:00am to 2:00pm

LA Weekly presents Pancake Breakfast 2014 at The Legendary Park Plaza Hotel in downtown on Sunday, August 24th 2014 from 11am to 2pm, the ultimate brunch event!

Curated by KCRW's Evan Kleiman, Pancake Breakfast 2014 will feature breakfast and brunch items from some of LA's hottest spots!

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Tasting Table Presents a Pizza Palooza at Stella Barra Pizzeria

Stella Barra Pizzeria Santa Monica

2000 Main St, Santa Monica, CA

12:00pm to 3:00pm

On Sunday, August 24, join Tasting Table and Stella Artois for brunch at Stella Barra Pizzeria in Santa Monica! Chef Jeff Mahin will be dishing out unlimited servings of breakfast pizza along with endless chalices of cold, refreshing Stella Artois. Pizza. Palooza. Perfection.

For $25, plus tax, your ticket includes: 

Unlimited servings of:

  • Fresh Fruit Salad & Spinach and Crispy Purple Kale Salad
  • Kickstart Pizza, Chilaquiles Breakfast Pizza, & Venice Beach Breakfast Pizza (See full menu here)
  • Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Stella Artois*

Gratuity

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The Gaucho (1927): screening and panel

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

5:30pm

The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and American Cinematheque present Douglas Fairbanks’ remarkable swashbuckling adventure fantasy THE GAUCHO (1927), spotlighting the Production Design by Carl Oscar Borg on Sunday, August 24, at 5:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre. This rarely seen film will be presented in 35mm on the Cinematheque's newly installed screen with live accompaniment by pianist Cliff Retallick. This will be the season's final program of the "Production Design's Forgotten Treasures" Film Series 2014, sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter.

A special panel discussion featuring Fairbanks expert, Professor John Tibbetts of the University of Kansas and special guest Patricia Ward Kelly, widow and biographer of Gene Kelly, will explore the relationship of film design to dance and stunt choreography, as well as Douglas Fairbanks and Gene Kelly as filmmakers, and their influence on the evolution of American film. The panel will be moderated by Production Designer John Muto, Film Society Founder and Co-Director.

“THE GAUCHO is unique among Fairbanks' swashbuckler films in both tone and look - it is a darker fantasy, tragic yet somehow more rugged and realistic,” said Muto. “Much of the film takes place in a magnificent white city, set high in the Andes. The enormous set, built from scratch was totally the creation of supervising art director Carl Oscar Borg. The enormous, blocks long, multi-story city was designed specifically for Fairbanks to confound an entire army with his vigorous stunt work.”

Other wonderful sets include a rustic cafe where Fairbanks dances an erotic tango with Lupe Velez, the Mountain Girl, who lives in a very well-appointed cave below. Elsewhere in the film, Borg convincingly creates the illusion of enormous mountain vistas and vast plains on the back lot, through the use of glass shots and perspective miniatures.

Fairbanks, the producer of his own epics, was well aware that the sets of his highly physical adventures had to not only be beautiful, it also had to be designed and built specifically to accommodate the action that was his trademark. Another great American performer who often paid tribute to Fairbanks' work was actor, dancer and director Gene Kelly. Kelly acknowledged THE GAUCHO as an inspiration for certain elements of The Pirate (1948). A special clip reel featuring excerpts from Fairbanks' swashbucklers, as well as Kelly's work in The Pirate, The Three Musketeers (1954), and Singing In The Rain (1952), will explore this relationship. Douglas Fairbanks also had a special connection to the Egyptian Theatre as his film Robin Hood opened the theatre on October 18, 1922.

“The 2014 ADG Film Society/American Cinematheque Screening Series has been extremely well-received with the screenings of The Prisoner, Monsieur Verdoux, Dante’s Inferno and The Devils,” states Muto. “We look forward to continuing to screen unique films for anyone who loves great filmmaking in general and is fascinated by great film design in particular.”

Representing the ADG are Film Society Co-Chairs John Muto and Thomas A. Walsh, and Debbie Patton, ADG Manager, Awards and Events. Working with them are the American Cinematheque’s Gwen Deglise, Margot Gerber, and Grant Moninger.

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Monday, August 25

"ONE NIGHT ONLY: A DINNER WITH JESSE BARBER"

Fifty Seven

712 South Santa Fe Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

6:30pm to 9:00pm

Fifty Seven continues the ongoing Monday night dinner series “One Night Only: A Dinner with…” which invites talent from many mediums, from chefs to artists, into the kitchen to collaborate with the Fifty Seven team to create and execute a special menu for the evening. Classically trained in French cuisine, Chef Jesse Barber is as sophisticated as he is unpretentious in the kitchen. Although his background reads mostly French and Italian, he has also spent time behind the lines cooking Japanese - one of his favorite cuisines. Jesse, now settled in at his new restaurant Barnyard, stays true to a farm-to-table approach and knows that sourcing locally not only gives you the freshest possible ingredients, but also ties the community together - which is where great relationships and great food form.

Ramen:

(choose one)

·      Traditional Ramen with chashu pork, soft-boiled egg, traditional condiments

·      Shio Ramen with miso, crab broth, soft-shell crab

Skewers:

(choose two)

·      Sticky Chicken Wings

·      Shishito Peppers

·      Eggplant

·      Ora King Salmon Belly

 

Salads:

(choose one)

·      Shredded Pickle Salad

·      Kimchi/Fennelkraut

·      “Hayayako” Tofu with smoked mackerel, scallion

·      “Kara-age” Japanese Fried Chicken

 

Classics:

(choose one)

·      Tuna Poke with quail egg

·      Pork Belly with pickled watermelon rind

·      Dungeness Crab Siu Mai with hot mustard

·      Yakisoba with crispy chicken skin, scallion, sesame, shoyu

·      “Onigiri” with ora king salmon roe, florida bottarga

·      “Okonomiyaki” with octopus, bull-dog sauce & kewpie mayonnaise

Condiments:

(compliments)

·      Horseradish

·      Chinese Hot Mustard

·      Yuzu Kosho

·      Daikon Snow

·      Prepared Garlic

·      Shichimi Togarashi

·      Crab Miso

To Finish

·      Slice o’ Melon (frozen)

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Tuesday, August 26

sona reunion dinner at fundamental LA

fundamental LA

1303 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, 90024

6:00pm

sona reunion dinner at fundamental LA

reunited. one night only.

In 2008, Chefs Philip Pretty, Eric Samaniego, and Steve Samson cooked on the line together at Michelin-starred Sona Restaurant in West Hollywood. Now, 6 years later, they each run their own kitchens at fundamental LA, Little Sparrow, and Sotto.

On August 26th, join us as they reunite on the line together, for a special 6-course dinner at fundamental LA.

Philip Pretty – fundamental LA
Eric Samaniego – Little Sparrow
Steve Samson – Sotto

$65 six courses
$30 wine pairing

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