A sake tasting, including food, is set for the Samuel Oschin Endeavor Pavilion at the California Science Center. Along with a range of sake, there'll be beer and shochu. Small bites will be provided by restaurants such as Maison Akira. All proceeds from the event will go toward the nonprofit Little Tokyo Service Center.
WHAT: Mission Sake
WHEN: Friday, July 26, 7-9:30 p.m.
WHERE: California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles; (323) 724-3623
COST: $75 general admission; $85 at the door; $150 pre-sale VIP admission
Mixology: Craft Soda Cocktails
It's all about craft soda, starting with a presentation by Barley Forge Brewing founder Greg Nylen and ending with a craft soda tasting from some of the best brewers in Los Angeles.
WHEN: Sunday, July 28, 3-6 p.m.
WHERE: Craft & Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 937-4230
COST: $20 for general admission; $15 for members
California Spirit XXIX
A benefit for the American Cancer Society, the 29th annual California Spirit will feature food from restaurants including Angelini Osteria, Chinois on Main and Spago as well as wine from Revel Wines and Barrymore Wine.
WHAT: California Spirit XXIX
WHEN: Sunday, July 28, 4-8 p.m.
WHERE: Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood; (310) 657-0800
COST: $350 per person
Chaya Summer Festival
In honor of its 30th anniversary, Chaya Brasserie will throw a summer party with games and live entertainment as well as unlimited food and drink. Slated for the menu are Kobe sliders, baby back ribs, grilled corn, shrimp hand rolls and green tea shave ice. Refreshments include frozen beer, wine and sake.
WHAT: Chaya Summer Festival
WHEN: Sunday, July 28, 5-10 p.m.
WHERE: Chaya Brasserie, 8741 Alden Drive, Los Angeles; (310) 859-8833
COST: $55 presale; $65 at the door; free for children 12 and under
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