The Apple Pushers
This new documentary film follows five immigrant pushcart vendors who bring fresh fruits and vegetables to New York City's "food deserts."
WHAT: The Apple Pushers
WHEN: 7 - 10 p.m., March 29
WHERE: Self Help Graphics and Art
COST: $10 suggested donation. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good Food Day L.A. Festival
The Los Angeles Food Policy Council hosts this event, one of nearly 40 citywide activities comprising Good Food Day L.A. Expect a resource fair, food trucks, chef demonstrations, a cabbage cooking contest judged by Jonathan Gold and several chefs, as well as a panel discussion titled "From the Local to the Global: Will Food Ever Be Fair?" Visit www.goodfoodla.org for other events.
WHEN: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., March 31
WHERE: Metabolic Studio
Sign up to try 26 beers at that many spots in downtown L.A., including Wurstkuche, Senor Fish, Pattern Bar, the Redwood and King Eddy's Saloon. (The list is being revealed day by day at facebook.com/labeerathon.) The cost covers all drinks.
WHAT: L.A. Beerathon
WHEN: 12 p.m., March 31
WHERE: Various restaurants and bars in downtown L.A.
Celebrity Chef Series: Frances Mayes & The Tuscan Sun Lunch
Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun, discusses her new cookbook. This event is free; pay extra for a lunch inspired by the book: pea and shallot crostini; salad with chickpeas, sun-dried tomato and grilled shrimp; rolled sole with fennel and citrus; and torta della nonna.
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WHEN: 10:30 a.m. (book signing), 12 p.m. (lecture), 1 - 2:30 p.m. (lunch), April 4
WHERE: The Getty Villa
COST: Advance tickets are required for the book signing and lecture (free) and lunch ($75, or $90 with wine pairings). Parking is $15.