Oysterpalooza at the Hungry Cat
It's the Hungry Cat's ninth anniversary in Hollywood. In celebration, the restaurant hosts an all-day oyster festival, with half-priced mollusks, oyster specials, all-day happy hour, anniversary cocktails and Eric Junker T-shirts. Call 323-462-2155 for reservations.
WHAT: Oysterpalooza at the Hungry Cat
WHEN: Monday, March 10, noon-10 p.m.
WHERE: The Hungry Cat, 1535 N. Vine St., Hollywood
COST: Menu prices
Kitchen Karate at Surfas
Surfas is holding a crash cooking course that will teach you how to make all your meals for the week –  in two hours. You'll learn how to shop, chop and season like the pros. No cooking experience necessary. Meals will be served. 
WHAT: Cooking class at Surfas
WHEN: Sunday, March 9, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
WHERE: Surfas, 8777 Washington Blvd., Culver City.
COST: $95

Ugly Drum Pastrami Pop-Up

Joseph Marcos and Erik Black started cooking out of their garage using “ugly drum smokers.” Now, they're holding pop-ups around Los Angeles. The next one will be at downtown's Mendocino Farms. Menu offerings include craft beer pairings, appetizers and smoked meat platters: 12-hour pecan wood – smoked brisket pastrami and Ugly Drum sausages – choose between classic Texas hot link, cheddar and jalapeño hot dog, and Thai chili chicken sausage. Sides include Drago Bakery's rye bread and potato white bread, apple slaw, potato salad and mustard sauce. Dessert included. 
WHAT: Pastrami pop-up at Mendocino Farms
WHEN: Thursday, March 6, 7-8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Mendocino Farms, 735 S. Figueroa St., dwntwn. 
COST: $25

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