Rick Bayless at Red O

On the occasion of Red O's second anniversary, chef Rick Bayless stops by during Street Food Social Hour to mingle and sign his latest cookbook, Fiesta at Rick's. Then he's in the kitchen during dinner, offering the strawberry shortcake gratis with each meal.

WHAT: Rick Bayless at Red O

WHEN: Social Hour 4 – 6 p.m., Dinner 6 p.m. – close, May 31 and June 1


COST: Free; menu prices for food and drink

Rosa Mexicano Partida Tequila Dinner

Each course is paired with a tequila cocktail for this Mexican dinner, the debut of a monthly series.The tequila this time is all Partida, made from 100 percent blue agave juice. The company's Sofia Partida will lead the event, with Jacques Bezuidenhout mixing cocktails. Reservations are required; call (310) 657-4991 or email hdemyers@rosamexicano.com to save a spot.

WHAT: Partida Tequila Dinner

WHEN: 7 p.m., May 31

WHERE: Rosa Mexicano

COST: $55 (including tax and tip)

Locanda del Lago Rabbit Dinner

This month's “Morso della Bestia” (bite of the beast) at Locanda del Lago brings you rabbit in each course — roasted loin in a salad, shoulder and belly in risotto, liver with garden peas, and roasted leg wrapped in pancetta. (Chocolate cake sans rabbit for dessert.) Call (310) 451-3525 for a reservation.

WHAT: Locanda del Lago Rabbit Dinner

WHEN: 7 p.m. – close, May 31

WHERE: Locanda del Lago

COST: $48 (not including tax or tip)

The Art of Mole

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art's new exhibition is “Children of the Plumed Serpent: The Legacy of Quetzalcoatl in Ancient Mexico.” Thus, an excuse to see art and sample moles (plus mezcal) in a tour hosted by LACMA with Six Taste. Call 888 313-0936 or visit sixtaste.com for tickets.

WHAT: The Art of Mole

WHEN: 10 a.m., June 2

WHERE: LACMA, Guelaguetza and Moles la Tia

COST: $40 LACMA members; $45 non-members

Salsa 101 & Beyond

Learn to incorporate salsa into a variety of dishes from chefs Mary Sue Miliken and Susan Feniger, who will demonstrate salmon, tortilla soup, green rice, avocado corn salsa and crepes, among other dishes. The class includes lunch and cocktails. Call (213) 486-5171 for reservations.

WHAT: Salsa 101 & Beyond

WHEN: 11 a.m., June 2

WHERE: Border Grill downtown L.A.

COST: $75

Design-n-Dim Sum

The Flying Pigeon bike shop leads a biking tour of artist studios (with a possible stop at Caine's Arcade), ending with dim sum in Chinatown at Golden Dragon. To join for just part of the day, follow deLab on Twitter.

WHAT: Design-n-Dim Sum

WHEN: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., June 3

WHERE: Flying Pigeon and Golden Dragon

COST: free, not including lunch (about $20)

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