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Aburiya Toranokor

The izakaya, Japan’s take on the gastropub, was the inspiration for Aburiya Toranoko, now open adjacent to Lazy Ox Canteen in Little Tokyo. Owned and operated by veterans of Nobu Matsuhisa, Aburiya Toranoko offers a menu of sushi, noodles and small plates, from traditional Himalayan salt-sprinkled edamame and sumiyaki meats and vegetables to more adventurous…

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Guillermo Gomez-Pena

Performance artist Guillermo Gomez-Pena unveils his new solo work, Strange Democracy — a shocking, gripping and insistently entertaining meditation on both the chalk-white past and the multicultural future of America. Peter Sellars, himself a master of the stage, calls him “one of the handful of great performance artists in America today.” Like a seeker missile…

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New Mixology at Michael’s Santa Monica

Michael’s, the acclaimed Santa Monica restaurant known for sourcing the freshest sustainable ingredients for its cuisine, teams up with acclaimed mixologist, Jason Robey to launch their new mixology program. Stop by for gourmet cocktails–some made with herbs grown on the new rooftop garden and fresh produce from the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market. Many of those…

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March 27. When some of contemporary theater’s most talented voices – including Pulitzer Prize winner Beth Henley, Peabody Award winner Theresa Rebeck and two-time Steinberg/ATCA New Play award finalist Michele Lowe — tackle the subject of motherhood, the result is an eyeopening, hilarious and irresistible night of theater. Theater is a popular subject of interest…

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Thought I’d share a few of my favorite museums in LA. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences The organization that presents the Oscars offers entertainment-industry-related displays and film series. Continuing Masters of the Close Up, Up Close: Portraits of Cinematographers by Owen Roizman; Bob Peak: Creating the Modern Movie Poster. Tu–F 10 am–5 pm;…

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SaMo Pier

Small post for the Musement park on the Santa Monica Pier with rides including a solar-powered Ferris wheel, plus midway games, food vendors, specialty shops. M–Tu noon–7 pm; F–Sa 11 am–midnight; Su 11 am–11 pm. If you aren’t aware of this fantastic pier, you can get some more info off an LA tour. Admission free;…

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Starts March 31. BREADBAR Century City’s guest food truck series extracts chefs from LA’s premier food trucks and offers a one-night-only meal of inspired small plates priced at $8 each. This long event is something that should be added to your los angeles tour plans, easy enough to find some space i’m sure. In March, selected…

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Umami Burger

Umami burger – What is Umami Burger? Maybe you have heard abour this burger. The umami burger is served up by a four-restaurant chain in Los Angeles, which uses Japanese-style ingredients to create savory umami burger creations. Umami Burger, southern California’s new, Japanese-flavored burger chain, is expanding with a new twist – a delicatessen dedicated…

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de LaB (Design East of La Brea) Gathering

DESIGN Gathering Hooray for Inglewood! The balance of cultural, cocktail, foodie and fashionista power in L.A. continues its steady shift inland. Everyone knows about Downtown, Highland Park, and Koreatown, but the new star on the block, so to speak, is Inglewood. This is partly the inevitable result of artists and students getting pushed out of…

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March 19. Find an all-day, city-wide Sidewalk Sale where more than 80 of Santa Monica shops will have tables and racks out on the sidewalk, offering specials and deals, also find live music, a performance by Ashleigh Haney and other entertainment. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. This gives an opportunity to head down to the beach, enjoy…

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