To ring in the Thai New Year, RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen will give out a free shrimp toast appetizer with croutons, water chestnuts, jalapeños, chives and Sambal mayonnaise during both lunch and dinner. Thai musicians and dancers are scheduled to perform.
WHAT: Thai New Year
WHEN: Saturday, April 13
WHERE: RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles; (310) 552-9988.
COST: Free appetizer
Venice Surf and Skate Festival
It's a festival and swap meet in one with live music, food and beer. There will be a charity raffle, with proceeds going toward the Venice Boys & Girls Club.
WHEN: Saturday, April 13, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
WHERE: Venice Farmers Market Lot, 2150 Dell Ave., Venice.
COST: Free entrance
3rd Anniversary of Tony's Darts Away
The Burbank beer bar is celebrating its third anniversary with Darts Away IPA (an Imperial IPA at 9.65% ABV) as well as a menu of sausages (vegan and non) and vegan biscuits with gravy. Fifteen dollars buys a keepsake glass of the IPA along with an insider's fast pass to specialty taps, like the 2010 Russian River Sanctification and 2011 Lost Abbey Angel Share, set for release throughout the weekend. Keepsake glass holders get a 30-minute head start on specialty tappings.
WHAT: 3rd Anniversary of Tony's Darts Away
WHEN: Saturday-Sunday, April 13-14
WHERE: Tony's Darts Away, 1710 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank; (818) 253-1710.
COST: $15 for Darts Away IPA in keepsake glass
11th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational
It has been a little more than a decade since Tim Walker launched a competition where -- if you're a fan of grilled cheese -- there are no losers. There's still space to register as a competitor, which costs $50. Along with grilled cheese, there will be a beer garden and entertainment.
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
WHERE: Los Angeles Center Studios, 1201 W. Fifth St., Los Angeles.
COST: $12 for presale general-admission tickets ($15 day of); $25 for judging admission (prices do not reflect service fees)
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