Thursday, August 2, 2012

Events for Aug. 2-8

Cindy Crawford, Ferre 3, Malibu 1993
(The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles,
Gift of Herb Ritts Foundation)




Herb Ritts L.A. Style @ The Getty (Brentwood)
If you haven't visited this exhibit of the fashion and celebrity photographer's work, now's your chance since it's been extended through Sept. 2. Known for his distinctive black-and-white style and aesthetic of incorporating facets of L.A. life into his work, Ritts remains a photo icon.



First Fridays on Abbot Kinney (Venice)
Every first Friday of the month Abbot Kinney Boulevard all of the merchants stay open late and food trucks and people from all over the city pack the block. You can find jewelry vendors, musicians playing in art galleries and bars to sit down in and enjoy a drink at the end of the night.


HARD Summer @ L.A. State Historic Park (Downtown)
The fifth annual festival returns as a two-day event, kicking things off with the likes of Bloc Party, Boys Noize, Miike Snow, Chromeo, Little Dragon tonight. Saturday's headliners include Skrillex, Nero, Bloody Beetroots, Squarepusher and A-Trak.

Rachel Weisz in 360 (courtesy of Magnolia Pictures)



In Theaters This Week
360 interconnects the lives of individuals around the globe, portrayed by a cast that includes Anthony Hopkins, Rachel Weisz, Jude Law and Ben Foster; Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg in Celeste and Jesse Forever; Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Billy Nighy and Jessica Biel in the Total Recall remake. Also in theaters: The Babymakers; Craigslist Joe; Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

Pulp Fiction @ Devil's Night Drive In (Downtown)

Some of my fondest childhood memories are summer nights spent at the drive in. Devil's Night brings back the drive in movie theater every summer in Downtown. Tonight's selection is Quentin Tarantino's crime extravaganza, Pulp Fiction. It's BYOB, but the Angel City Derby Girls are on hand as car hops to deliver snacks right to your car.


Evan Kleiman: Pies @ The Market at Santa Monica Place (Santa Monica)
The Gourmandise School welcomes the best-selling author and "Good Food" host, as she doles out tricks and tips on how to make the perfect pie.

Plate By Plate @ Vibiana Cathedral (Downtown)

The annual benefit features a silent auction, music, a mixology challenge, a cooking demo by Wilshire's Executive Chef Nyesha Arrington ("Top Chef") and tastings from some of L.A.'s best restaurants, including Providence, Picca/Mo-Chica, Jar and Playa/Rivera.


The New L.A. Folk Festival @ Zorthian Ranch (Alta Dena)
Join bands like Beachwood Sparks, He's My Brother She's My Sister, Spindrift and Dustbowl Revival at Zorthian Ranch (built from junk, spare parts and relics of legendary parties). Explore the grounds, visit all its animals, listen to music and have fun square dancing.



Aerosmith @ Hollywood Bowl (Hollywood)
Aerosmith is one of those bands that everyone should see at least once in life, and with a setting like the Bowl, it should be an unforgettable night.



The JC100: Julia Child Restaurant Week
Marking the centennial of the beloved chef, restaurants across the country are celebrating a week in her honor (culminating on Aug. 15, what would have been her 100th birthday). Take for example, Vertical Wine Bistro in Julia Child's birthplace, Pasadena, which is featuring a special menu with some of her staples: Salade Nicoise, Boeuf Bourguignon and Mousseline au Chocolat.

Buddy Guy (Derrick Santini)


Buddy Guy @ Greek Theatre (Griffith Park/Los Feliz)
The Chicago blues pioneer is not only one of the greatest guitar players ever, he's one of the best all-around entertainers. His performances inspire a plethora emotions: laughter at his in-between song jokes and hijinks, tears from his emotive lyrical delivery and, of course, taking your breath away with awe-inspiring solos.



Emily Giffin @ Barnes and Noble (The Grove)
The author of beloved chick lit novels, like Something Borrowed and Something Blue, discusses and signs her latest, Where We Belong. The book deals with two women, their families, love and loyalty.


25th Anniversary @ The Bagel Broker (Mid-City West)
The bagel shop celebrates its anniversary this month with a slew of special events, discounts and deals. If you go in dressed for 1987 today, you can get six free bagels. If you graduated in 1987, bring in your yearbook on Aug 15 and get a free dozen. Aug. 22, those married for over 25 years get a free pair of matching bagel sandwiches. And on Aug. 29, anyone born in 1987 gets a dozen for free.

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