This is the last year that the UCLA Film & Television Archive’s 13th Festival of Preservation takes place in the James Bridges Theater before moving into the state-of-the-artier Billy Wilder Theater at the UCLA Hammer Museum. And yet, I will still continue to call it Melnitz Hall, site of the one and only screening of my Project 1. The series continues with “Johnny Carson Before the Tonight Show,” including his roles in Playhouse 90: Three Men on a Horse and Queen of the Orange Bowl. James Bridges Theater, UCLA, Westwood; Wed., July 26, 7:30 p.m.; free; series thru Aug. 20. (310) 206-FILM.
Do any L.A. Weekly readers have $95 to spend on Noe chef Robert Gadsby’s Outlaw Dinner? If so, you can dine on such “taboo” dishes as “foie gras bonbons with Pop Rocks,” unpasteurized cheeses (sacre bleu fromage!), hemp-seed ceviche (can we get that to go?), morel terrine (no clue) and lots more foie gras, which is apparently soon to be banned. Also, let me know how it is. Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza, 251 S. Olive St., downtown; Thurs., July 27, call for resv. (213) 356-4100.?