Bartenders Joseph Brooke of Mixology101 and Salvatore Calabrese from London teach about cocktail culture and mixing techniques. "Journey Through the Classics" on June 25 features classic cocktails such as the martini and old-fashioned, while "Sizzling Summer Entertaining" on June 26 teaches how to pair summer cocktails with food. Classes include tastings and appetizers. Email RSVP@breadandbutterpr.com to reserve a spot.
WHAT: Cocktail Classes
WHEN: 5 - 7 p.m. June 25 and 4 - 6 p.m. June 26
COST: $30 per class
Restaurant Opportunities Center-L.A. Happy Hour
This fundraiser for the Restaurant Opportunities Center offers an open wine bar until 7 p.m. and appetizers from Red Hill, Good Girl Dinette, Mama's Hot Tamales, and Local -- all restaurants with fair treatment of workers, ROC's main cause.
WHEN: 6 - 8 p.m., June 25
WHERE: Lobby of MALDEF (634 S Spring St , Los Angeles)
KCRW's Dinner Date at Haven Gastropub + Brewery
Support KCRW with a roasted suckling pig dinner at Haven Gastropub + Brewery. The Dinner Date series (co-sponsored by dineL.A.) benefits KCRW, and offers a chance for guests to mingle with other fans and hear KCRW DJ songlists while dining.
WHEN: 7 p.m., June 25
WHERE: Haven Gastropub + Brewery
COST: $30 per person (excluding drinks and gratuity)
Tam O'Shanter's 90th Birthday Celebration
The restaurant billed as "L.A.'s oldest family-owned" still in its original location is reviving classic dishes and offering specials (two-course prime rib dinner for $19.22; desserts for 90 cents) to celebrate its 90th birthday. A ceremony with Glendale and L.A. officials happens at 4:30 p.m., followed by 1920s-era music by Ian Whitcomb at 5:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended.
WHAT: Tam O'Shanter's 90th Birthday Celebration
WHEN: 11 - 12 a.m. June 22
WHERE: Tam O'Shanter Inn
COST: Menu prices
Beer Dinner at The Federal Bar
Chef Stefhanie Meyers crafts a six-course tasting menu meant to complement seasonal brews from Firestone Walker, including DBA, Double Jack, Solace, Wookey Jack Black Rye IPA, Firestone Pale and Merkin. A Firestone representative will discuss the pairings. Buy tickets online or call (818) 980-2555.
WHAT: Beer Dinner at The Federal Bar
WHEN: 7 - 10 p.m., June 27
WHERE: The Federal Bar
COST: $55 per person (including tax and gratuity)