Los Angeles magazine's Big Holiday Party

Celebrate the holidays with Los Angeles magazine at a party featuring a variety of creative cocktails made with some of the season's most sought-after vodkas, tequilas, gins and whiskeys. Meet the mixologists, learn new recipes and sample festive bites.

WHAT: L.A. mag's Big Holiday Party

WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 7-9 p.m.

WHERE: 5900 Wilshire Blvd., L.A.

COST: $55

Iron Chef Sakai Live

Got some extra money to spend? Hiroyuki Sakai, better known as the “King of Iron Chefs” and one of Japan's most renowned chefs, is cooking at the InterContinental L.A. Century City. The multicourse meal is pricey, but considering how often Sakai makes it stateside, hard-core fans should be enticed. Proceeds benefit the Japan America Society of Southern California.

WHAT: Iron Chef Sakai Dinner

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m.

WHERE: InterContinental L.A. Century City, 2151 Avenue of the Stars, Century City.

COST: $450

Swedish Christmas Fair

Along with arts, crafts, dancing and live music will be a whole host of homemade Swedish cuisine specialties. Try some famous meatballs, fika coffee and pastries, or maybe enjoy an invigorating glass of hot Glögg.

WHAT: Swedish Christmas Fair

WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 9, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WHERE: Shrine Expo Hall, Los Angeles.


Foodprint L.A.

Foodprint L.A. is the fourth in a series of international conversations about food and the city. Foodprint L.A. panelists will explore the forces that have shaped the Angeleno foodscape — from taco trucks to the world's largest Frito factory and the eviction of South Central Farm — and speculate on how to feed Los Angeles in the future.

WHAT: Foodprint LA Panel Series

WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 9, 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A.

COST: Free

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