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X GAMES 17

July 28–31. ESPN kicks off its annual sports competition downtown, with more than 200 athletes at competition and event venues including Staples Center and Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. This is continuously one of the craziest fun events to watch while touring Los Angeles. New this year, Enduro X showcases riders’ talent on an all-terrain obstacle…

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Summer Thursdays Aperitivo at Fig & Olive

Thursdays through August. Oenophiles can sip and savor four new French wines from Provence at “Summer Thursdays”—alongside open forum discussions with the vintners and a complimentary appetizer with the purchase of a glass of Côtes de Provence rosé ($10; one appetizer per guest). Yet another of many cool places to indulge while your on a…

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Let Me Down Easy

Through July 31. Anna Deavere Smith (“Nurse Jackie,” “West Wing”) is a theatrical superstar, and her new solo show is as funny as it is tender. Having traveled to three continents and conducted over 300 interviews, Smith explores physical power and vulnerability in her signature style of journalistic performance. I thought this would be great…

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U.S. Air Guitar Championships

You don’t have to be a musician to be a rock star. In the case of air guitar, you don’t even need an instrument. Since 2003, faux axmen with stage names like Bjorn Turoque, Rockness Monster, McNallica and Derek Not-So-Smalls have been living out their rock star fantasies competing in the annual U.S. Air Guitar…

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Street Eats

Two festivals this month celebrate the street food of L.A. The Eat Real Festival, July 16–17, takes over Culver City’s Helms Bakery District with local street food vendors, placing an emphasis on sustainable ingredients. There are also a Craft Marketplace with artisan food products, a Beer Shed serving small-batch local beers and a Wine Barn…

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TASTE OF FARMERS MARKET

July 12. The annual tasting tour returns to celebrate the founding of the Farmers Market 77 years ago with tastes from 50 restaurants and grocers, cooking demonstrations and more. Eat and have fun while on your tour of Los Angeles. Cuisines offered include Cajun, Brazilian, Singaporean, Asian, Mexican, Spanish and Italian. 6333 W. 3rd St.,…

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Truck Stop

The food truck trend caused more than a few restaurants to start turning out meals on wheels, but a couple of popular trucks have established brick-and-mortar eateries. Coolhaus Ice Cream Sandwiches (8588 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 310.424.5559) sells its “architecturally themed” dessert sandwiches alongside Blue Bottle Coffee drinks. Ice cream flavors such as mango saffron…

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Pinot Bistro

Have a special bottle of wine that can be paired only with something a professional chef could create? Your dilemma is now solved, as Pinot Bistro takes their no-corkage policy to a new level with “Bring Your Own Bottle” dinners. What a great experience for a first Los Angeles tour! Just call at least three…

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SUNDOWN SOIRÉE at CAFE DEL REY

June 25. Cafe del Rey celebrates their 20th anniversary by inviting guests to their iconic seaside dining destination to enjoy complimentary passed small bites highlighting chef Daniel Roberts’ Mediterranean-inspired dishes, Champagne tastings courtesy of Perrier-Jouët, as well as an additional Champagne toast at sundown to the tune of live Mediterranean music from celebrated guitarist Juan…

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DWELL ON DESIGN

June 24-26. The West Coast’s largest architecture and design event features seminars, tours of outstanding homes in the Eastside and Westside of L.A. County, a conference and exhibitions. I’m very much looking forward to the weekend thanks to this. It’s looking to be a very good alternative to having an “average” weekend here while you…

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