I’m leaving shortly for San Diego for four nights. Why? Comic-Con, of course! This is my first time at the mega-convention, and I’m excited about all of the people watching. Here’s a list of things worth checking out if you are staying in town.
Thursday-Saturday: For the Record- Coen Brothers
After tackling Baz Luhrmann, Show at Barre is tackling the music of Coen Brothers films with their supper club cabaret. Enjoy dinner, drinks, and a unique 360-degree theatre experience that features songs and scenes from O Brother Where Art Thou, The Big Lebowski, Fargo and more. Tickets are $25 (food and drink extra) and it runs through September 24th. Read LAists glowing review of their Baz Luhrmann production.
Show at Barre
1714 N Vermont
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Sunday: Sushi Roku Hollywood All-Night Happy Hour
Sushi Roku Hollywood launched a new weekly All-Night Happy Hour this past Sunday featuring new and classic menu items, cocktails, beer, wine and sake all for under $6. Menu items include new signature dishes such as Albacore Tacos “Roku” Style with Yuzu Guacamole ($5); Sushi Roku classics like Hanabi with Spicy Tuna or Yellowtail with Diced Chiles ($5); Miso Eggplant Dangaku ($5); and more. The Happy Hour menu also features sake, select wine and beer, and cocktails such as the Fuju Apple Martini ($5).
Sushi Roku Hollywood
8445 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Sundays 5-11 pm
Sunday: GLAAD Hancock Park: Top Chef Invasion
This Sunday, you have the opportunity to support a great organization and eat delicious food while rubbing elbows with some of your favorite Top Chefs (and housewives?). This event features Top Chefs Antonio Lofaso, Fabio Viviani, and Jamie Lauren, as well as Lisa Vanderpump (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills). Other celebs include Chef Susan Feniger (!), Dustin Lance Black (!!!), and Shonda Rhimes (Creator of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice).
Restaurants offering delicious bites include: Border Grill, Comme Ca, Dominick’s, Little Next Door, Michael’s Restaurant/Calivirgin, Paul’s Kitchen, Ray’s and Stark Bar, Simon I L.A., and Barefoot Wine.
General Admission tickets are $100 and Platinum Level tickets are $150 that include access to the Corporate/Talent lounge, and a Judging Entry for the Chef Challenge. All proceeds benefit the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), a national non-profit based in LA that works to promote culture changing stories of the LGBT community to Americans through the media.
Fortunately, I’ll be back in LA for this event, so you’ll probably see me here. I’ve very recently warmed up to anime, and was bummed that I didn’t find time to visit a maid cafe while in Japan. Here are the details about what sounds like a tasty and informative event:
As part of Royal/T’s “Japanology” series, a screening of Hamana Takayuki Suzuki’s 2009 anime film—Chocolate Underground—casts the story of chocolate lovers in a futuristic dystopia with a “Chocolate Prohibition Law.” Royal/T’s Japanese “cosplay” maid café will serve a special chocolate menu, and UCLA Lecturer Jordan A. Yamaji Smith will lead a discussion on “Bittersweet Decadence: A Political History of Chocolate” that will trace the history of chocolate in Japan from 18th century Nagasaki prostitutes and post-WWII street urchins to modern-day “White Day” decadence. Lecture starts at 7 p.m., and film screening starts at 7:30 p.m. The event will also feature a “Truffle Raffle” from local boutique chocolatiers for charity.
8910 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232