The Kitchen Takeover at Abigaile

Manhattan's Abigaile will open its kitchen to chefs from around the city for each to create courses that celebrate their personal style. Guests include Bernhard Mairinger of BierBeisl, Lara Mandracchia of Cake Bakeshop, Meg Hall of Made by Meg Catering and

John-Carlos Kuramoto of Michael's Santa Monica.

WHAT: Kitchen Takeover

WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Abigaile, 1301 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach

COST: $65

Young Folks Family Supper at Good Girl Dinette

Young Folks Urban Farmers, a collective of urban agriculture advocates, hosts its yearly fundraiser dinner at Diep Tran's Highland Park bistro Good Girl Dinette. A menu of fresh goat cheese and pickled root vegetables, a seasonal salad, roasted squash and sage risotto, and an apple crisp with vanilla-lavender whipped cream will be served.

WHAT: Young Folks Urban Farmers Family Supper

WHEN: Monday, Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Good Girl Dinette, 110 N. Avenue 56, L.A.

COST: $20

Tamale Cooking Class at Chichen Itza

Chef Gilberto Cetina of Chichen Itza teaches student how to prepare succulent, banana leaf-wrapped, Yucatán-style tamales. A four-course, tamale-centric meal will be served after the class.

WHAT: Holiday Cooking Class

WHEN: Friday, Dec. 14, 6-9 p.m.

WHERE: Chichen Itza, 3655 S. Grand Ave., L.A.

COST: $70

Craft in America's Gingerbread Skid Row Street Scene

Sienna DeGovia, Los Angeles artist and food stylist, will be creating a Gingerbread version of a Skid Row Street Corner, live in the Craft in American Study Center window, in order to raise awareness of homelessness issues in L.A.

WHAT: Skid Row Gingerbread House Sculpting

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 15, 12-6 p.m.

WHERE: Craft in America Study Center, 8413 W. Third St., L.A.

COST: Free

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