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Sunday, December 7

Border Grill Downtown LA Seasonal Cooking Class

Border Grill Downtown LA

445 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA, 90071

10:00am to 12:00pm

Arm yourself with the tools to craft a memorable holiday meal under the experienced teachings of Border Grill Chef/Owners Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger. Guests are invited to enroll in a two-hour demonstration-style cooking class where they can learn how to prepare festive dishes that are sure to be the highlight of any holiday gathering.

To ring in the holiday season, guests will receive a multi-course meal at Border Grill Downtown LA, signature cocktails, and a recipe booklet. The class is priced at $85 per person and will include demonstrations of the following:

Ruby Cerveza Rosa  

partida blanco • ruby red grapefruit • stiegl grapefruit radler

Caribbean Carpaccio

catch of the day • coconut chile broth • celery leaf shaved red onion • shoestring yams

Mussel Clam Pozole

cabbage • radish • lime

Spicy Caesar Tostada

peppers • añejo croutons

Chicken Tinga Tamales

pumpkin seed puree • citrus crema

Blistered Green Beans

spiced pepitas • charred cherry tomato • coriander vinaigrette

Candied Pumpkin Sundaes

cinnamon • brown sugar • candied pumpkin seeds • vanilla ice cream

$85/person (plus tax). Space is limited. Please purchase tickets at bordergrill.com

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L.A. Weekly's New Holiday Event: Sips & Sweets

The Majestic Downtown

650 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA

2:00pm to 5:00pm

L.A. Weekly is excited to announce a new holiday event to finish 2014 on a sugar-filled note. Sips & Sweets is an eating, drinking and shopping event featuring desserts from some of the city’s top pastry chefs, holidaycocktail samples shaken by L.A.’s most respected mixologists and bartenders, and handcrafted gifts made by the city’s best artisanal vendors. Curated by Roxana Jullapat of Cooks County alongside L.A. Weekly’s award-winning editorial staff, this is a holiday event not to be missed.

This year’s pastry chef and baker lineup features sweets from Mariah Swan of bld; Annie Miler of Clementine; Roxana Jullapat of Cooks County; Shannon Swindle of Craft LA; Nicole Mournian of Gjusta; Clemence Gosset of the Gourmandise School; David Rodriguez of Heirloom LA; Sarah Lange of Ladies Gunboat Society; Ann Kirk of Little Dom's; Christina Olufson of Lucques, A.O.C. and Tavern; McConnell's Ice Creams; Dahlia Narvaez of Mozza; Na Young Ma of Proof Bakery; Rose Lawrence of Red Bread; Sharlena Fong of Semi Sweet Bakery; Kei Okemura Sugarbird Sweets & Teas; The Patina Group; Barbara Monderine of The Village Bakery & Café; Valerie Gordon of Valerie Confections; and Hans Röckenwagner.

Hand-made cocktails will be prepared by 1886 at The Raymond, Karen Grill of The 1933 Group, Christiaan Rollich of A.O.C., Danielle Crouch of Caña Rum Bar, The Chestnut Club; Robin Chopra of Corazón y Miel, Beau du Bois of The Corner Door, Chris Amirault of Harlowe, François Vera of Pour Vous, Darwin Manahan of PUNCH, Ben Scott of Sassafras and John Kelly O'Hare of Sonny's Hideaway.

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Toy Drive and Fundraiser at Upper West

Upper West

3321 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA

6:00pm

Upper West is making a difference in the community by donating back 50% of this event's proceeds to Miracles for Kids, in addition to educating the Miracles' patients on how to prepare and cook a meal,  along with kitchen safety. Miracles for Kids is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of children battling life-threatening illnesse and the families that care for them. 

Tickets: $120 per person with one unwrapped toy

4 course meal, tax and tip included; alcohol separate, pay at restaurant

6pm: Cocktails and silent auction

7pm: Dinner is served

Please RSVP by Friday, November 14, 2014 to Bre Hance [email protected] 

 

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Monday, December 8

BierBeisl Popup: Austrian vs Thai Street Food Dinner

Si Laa Thai Dining

1128 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

5:00pm to 10:00pm

On Monday, December 8 and Tuesday, December 9, BierBeisl's Chef Bernhard Mairinger will be cooking an "Austrian vs. Thai Street Food Dinner " with the team at Silla Thai from 5-10pm. 

The menu will be features traditional Austrian and Thai street dishes and the cost is $65/person for a six course meal.  Reservations are required at [email protected]

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John Safran presents and signs God'll Cut You Down: The Tangled Tale of a White Supremacist, a Black Hustler, a Murder, and How I Lost a Year in Mississippi

Book Soup

8818 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

7:00pm

A notorious white supremacist named Richard Barrett was brutally murdered in Mississippi in 2010 by a young black man named Vincent McGee. At first the murder seemed a twist on old Deep South race crimes. But then new revelations and complications came to light. Maybe it was a dispute over money rather than race--or, maybe and intriguingly, over sex.  John Safran, a young white Jewish Australian documentarian, had been in Mississippi and interviewed Barrett for a film on race. When he learned of Barrett's murder, he returned to find out what happened and became caught up in the twists and turns of the case. During his time in Mississippi, Safran got deeper and deeper into this gothic southern world, becoming entwined in the lives of those connected with the murder"--"white separatist frenemies, black lawyers, police investigators, oddball neighbors, the stunned families, even the killer himself. And the more he talked with them, the less simple the crime"--"and the people involved"--"seemed to be. In the end, he discovered how profoundly and indelibly complex the truth about someone's life"--"and death"--"can be.  This is a brilliant, haunting, hilarious, unsettling story about race, money, sex, and power in the modern American South from an outsider's point of view.

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Tuesday, December 9

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