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Photos From Los Angeles Times’ The Taste at Paramount Studios

The LA Times labor of love Labor Day tradition continued over the past Labor Day Weekend with The Taste LA. Along with celebrating amazing and inventive cuisine by Southern California’s best chefs, The Taste also celebrated the legacy of the late Jonathan Gold. His image appeared in certain shadows of the event space as if he were watching from above and smiling down. We went to all three nights of the event!

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Highlights of the 2019 COLCOA French Film Festival

COLCOA French Film Festival returns to Los Angeles on September 23rd with 59 new feature films, documentaries, classics, TV Dramas, TV comedies, and short films to the DGA Theater in Hollywood. COLCOA is the acronym of “City of Light, City of Angels” the original name of an event celebrating relationships between filmmakers from two capital cities of cinema. Since 2015, the festival’s name has officially become COLCOA French Film Festival. The festival is committed to promoting new French films in the U.S. and to showcasing in Hollywood the vitality and the diversity of French cinema, television, shorts, web series and VR program. I go every year and it is a festival not to be missed, complete with worldwide premieres, films sure to generate Oscar buzz, and happy hour screenings with wine and cheese receptions.

Below I’ve selected a few notable highlights, but be sure to visit COLCOA for the complete schedule and ticket details.

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The Best Labor Day Events in Los Angeles – 2019

Making plans this Labor Day weekend? Look further than this curated list of the best events happening in Los Angeles this weekend. From today until Monday, the city is offering dozens of unique and can’t miss events, from The Taste at Paramount Studios, outdoor movie screenings at Hollywood Forever Cemetery and Griffith Park, to pool parties at some of LA’s swankiest hotels, to feel good runs up the expanse of Mt. Baldy, this list of events will have you covered.

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The Best of SoCal Chefs at The Taste Labor Day Weekend at Paramount Studios

Los Angeles Times’s The Taste food & wine festival returns to Paramount Studios this Labor Day weekend and if you are in the mood for end-of-summer craft cocktails, local brews and award-winning wine from the best players in the beverage space and, of course, plenty of bite-sized, mouth-watering eats from the best of the culinary scene in Southern California, plus live music, cooking demonstrations, panels with celebrity chefs, and lots more, you won’t want to miss the foodie event of the year. Read on for tickets, other info, and a who’s who of participating restaurants, wineries, breweries, and distilleries.

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A Taste of East LA Meets Napa

Another year, another amazing AltaMed’s East LA Meets Napa food and wine festival. What sets the annual downtown Los Angeles apart this year is the vast and growing need for support AltaMed provides. The spate of current events have left many people in Los Angeles and Orange counties, and around the country, feeling vulnerable, fearful to seek medical treatment and other services they made need. That makes AltaMed, who presents the festival, more vital than ever. The always sold-out event draws 2,000+ people annually and proceeds benefit AltaMed’s initiatives and services that create access to health and dental care, senior and HIV services, teen mentoring programs, and more to undeserved families in Southern California. It’s an excellent way to eat amazing food, drink spectacular wine, and support a great and necessary local cause. It’s an event you won’t want to miss in 2020.

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East LA Meets Napa Returns to L.A. Live With Several Michelin Starred Chefs

On Friday, July 26, in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, East LA Meets Napa returns to L.A. Live bringing over 100 top LA chefs, restauranteurs, award winning Napa wine-producers, and premium spirit distributors. We’ve covered the food and wine festival several times over the past few years and it has undoubtedly become our favorite festival in the city. But what separates the festival this year is the inaugural Michelin Guide California has been revealed and the highly anticipated list features several of this year’s AltaMed Food Wine Festival participants! Get your tickets, follow AltaMed Food on Wine on Instagram, and read on for more info on this annual culinary bash.

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The Best 4th of July Events in Los Angeles 2019

The best part about most of these 4th of July events? You can end the evening with a bang of dazzling fireworks in the night sky. There’s no shortage of ways to celebrate the birthday of America. Whether you’re looking for a festive parade or some great music while watching a pyrotechnics display, you’re sure to find something in this California city to enjoy. Or, if we finally find our way out of June Gloom this July 4th, why not spend a patriotic day at the beach?

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The Best Events & Things to Do in Los Angeles This Weekend

Happy June! Here’s a quick guide of the best events and things to do going on in Los Angeles this weekend. What are your weekend plans?

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Hollywood Bowl’s 2019 Schedule & the Bowl’s 5 or More Deal

The Hollywood Bowl’s complete summer calendar plus information on how you can score a free ticket when you create your own season with 5 or more purchased tickets. Purchase 10 tickets? Yes, that means you will receive two free tickets to the show of your choice. You can read more about the Bowl’s awesome create your own season deal here.

There are still a few things to note: the sixth show has to happen on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Sunday. And, in better news, those individual per-ticket fees have transformed into “one low fee” to buy more tickets en masse. It’s always nice to avoid paying several of the ticket fees.

Which shows are you planning on attending at this year’s sizzling Hollywood Bowl summer schedule? Vampire Weekend? Hootie and the Blowfish? Heart? Tony Bennett?

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Last Minute Easter Sunday Brunch, Hunts, & More in Los Angeles

Happy Easter Sunday! If you’re hoping to trade peeps for pasta on Sunday, April 21, you may be in luck. All of the restaurants below have tables available to celebrate the holiday for both brunch and dinner. If you’re making last minute Easter Day plans, check out the list, which also highlights a dish or two, desserts, whether the restaurant is all ages or best for adults, and we’ve thrown in an Easter egg hunt or two at the end. Enjoy!

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