What's cookin', good lookin'? Find out at Cube Marketplace's Downtown Pop-Up Shop, where the cool kids go to learn how to prepare summer sweet corn; where to find boutique Italian wines; how to plant a vegetable garden; and what to do with homegrown herbs. On Cube's executive chef Erin Eastland and pastry chef Jun Tan's menu: corn chowder, corn pudding and sweet corn panna cotta with blueberries. (BYOK: Bring Your Own Knife.) On the tip of wine instructor David King's tongue: a 2006 Gumphof Weissburgunder, a 2007 Benito Ferrara Greco di Tufo, a 2005 Braida “Bricco dell'Uccellone” Barbera d'Asti, and other vintages. On the planting tip: SoCal strategies for year-round produce in your very own backyard. And always on your mind: turning rosemary, sage and mint into flavored salts, herbal vinegars and bath and beauty products. Cube Marketplace, 550 Ceres Ave., L.A.; Sat., Aug. 14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; corn class, $75; wine class, $50; garden class, $35; herb class, $40. (213) 542-3316, register at cubemarketplace.com.

Sat., Aug. 14, 10 a.m., 2010

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