Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Darren's Restaurant Charity Dinner

The reopening of Darren's is marked by a benefit dinner for No Limits for Deaf Children. This organization helps children with hearing impairments via after school programs. The menu will be a four course prix-fixe with wine pairings and there will be a comedy show with Kathy Buckley. $75-$100. 7-9 p.m. 1141 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach, 310-802-1973; eventbrite.com

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

In Focus: Tokyo

This exhibition features the works of contemporary Japanese photographers including Mikkio Hara, Daido Moirama, Shigeichi Nagano, and Masato Seto. Through December 14. J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., 310-440-7300; getty.edu

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Tony Orlando to Perform at The Grove

Tony Orlando is celebrating his 55 years in the show business with a special performance at The Grove. He will play some of his hit classics such as "He Don't Love You" and "Sweet Gypsy Rose." 6:45 p.m. The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr.; thegrovela.com

Thursday, August 7, 2014

A Night for Green Beauty

La Bells Figura invites customers, press, and retailers to unite for an evening and talk about the benefits of using green beauty products over mass-produced ones. Participating brands include Juice Beauty, Gressa Skin, and many others. 6-9 p.m. W Hotel Los Angeles, 930 Hilgard Ave.; labellafigurabeauty.com

LuckyRice Festival

The LuckyRice Feast is coming to Hollywood and taking over Create Nightclub for one night only. Asian-styled dishes will be paired with cocktails from LA’s star chefs and mixologists from Bombay Sapphire East. $88. 8-10 p.m. Create Nightclub, 6021 Hollywood Blvd.; luckyrice.com

Friday, August 8, 2014

Brew at the LA Zoo

After the zoo closes, sample local craft and microbrewery beers and pub fare with live music by local bands. Make it a complete trip to the zoo and stop by the elephants, gorillas, amphibians/reptiles, and rainforest exhibits. $25-$50. 7-11 p.m. 5333 Zoo Dr., 323-644-4200; lazoo.org/brew

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Annenberg Space for Photography Festival

Be sure to take lots of selfies at this photo-friendly event. Photographers Ameida Davis, Ethan Russell, and Mark Sellger will share their stories and country and blues music will be performed by live bands. View photo exhibits and a gratis photo booth. 2 p.m. Century Park, 2000 Ave. of the Stars; annenberg25.org

Vegas in the Valley

Put on your best poker-face and join Petopia Animal Rescue Adoption Center for a casino night to benefit animals in need. Try your luck at the money wheel or roulette, roll the dice at craps, play for prizes at Texas hold’em, or double down playing blackjack to help raise funds for this worthy cause. The evening will also feature a raffle, live and silent auction, an array of enticing food bars, a special musical performance by LA-based pop-soul artists David & Devine, and a meet-and-greet with adoptable animals. 7-11 p.m. Hilton Hotel, 6360 Canoga Ave., Woodland Hills; vegasinthevalley.org

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Mailbu Country Mart Summer Block Party

The famous country mart will be turned into a street fair with activities for children, carnival stations, a mobile photo booth, and summer bites like snow cones, funnel cakes, and cotton candy. 3 p.m. 3835 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu; malibucountrymart.com

Lucques' All-American Rib Fest

A feat of slow-cooked ribs, hot wings, and sides will be up for grabs at Lucques. Try some of their sides like coleslaw or grilled cornbread. $55. 12-9 p.m. Lucques, 8474 Melrose Ave., 323-655-6277; lucques.com

Thursday, August 14, 2014

HFPA Installation Dinner

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) is hosting the annual installation dinner to announce which film schools and organizations will be receiving grant funds for their programs. Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills; hfpa.org

Sunday, August 17, 2014

St. Regis Monarch Beach Chef's Farm-to-Feast

Talented chefs will gather to create delicious farm-to-feast meals. Support local farmers and artisan products while enjoying the ocean view as you walk around the botanical gardens and taste a variety of hand-selected cheeses, oysters, sustainable seafood, and more. There will be hand-crafted signature St. Regis Bloody Marys, local wines, and live entertainment. $55. 4-8 p.m. St. Regis Botanical Gardens, 1 Monarch Beach Resort N, 800-722-1543; stregismb.com

Monday, August 18, 2014

Nine-time Grammy Award Winning John Legend to Perform

Multi-platinum selling artist John Legend will be performing at the Greek Theatre outdoor venue in LA. Johnlegend.com

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival

Presented by Food & Wine, this festival showcases wineries, culinary demonstrations, and tastings. This will also be the first year of a chef challenge put on by Chase Sapphire. Two chefs based in Los Angeles will be competing for charity. Through August 24. lafw.com

Friday, August 22, 2014

Beyond Hunger: A Place at The Table Dinner

Heifer International is awarding their Noble Globe Award to Diane Lane, Ian Somerhalder, Tom Colicchio, Annie Griffith, and Lori Silverbush this year. All proceeds from the evening will benefit Heifer International to end global hunger, poverty, and environmental issues. 6:30 p.m. Montage Beverly Hills, 225 N. Canon Dr.;  heifer.org

Saturday, August 23, 2014

3rd Annual Women Making History Event

The National Women's History Museum (NWHM) and its Los Angeles Regional Council will host an intimate brunch to celebrate the achievements of women—including honorees Sophia Bush, Lesa France Kennedy, and Callie Khouri—and to raise awareness of the museum and its commitment to preserve women's history. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., 703-461-1920; nwhm.ticketleap.com\

PopUp Dinner LA

The secret picnic is back in LA and will be themed white this year. The picnic location is never revealed until two hours before the event. Bring out your creative side with table decorations, food, and attire. handmade-events.com

Friday, August 29, 2014

Aston Martin Motorsports Festival

See Aston Martin race cars and road cars with an opportunity to test drive them at this gala dinner. Through August 31. Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, 1021 Monterey-Salinas Hwy., Salinas, 831-242-8201; mazdaraceway.com

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

"The Long Thread" Exhibition

The work of Pam Douglas, including paintings on silk and rice paper, will be on display. The exhibit depicts the cycle of birth and death through a total of seven paintings. Through September 27. TAG Gallery, 2325 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, 310-829-9556; taggallery.net

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Macy's Passport Presents Glamorama Fashion Rocks

Macy's Passport will present Glamorama Fashion Rocks, an evening of fashion, dancing, and cocktails starring Paul Oakenfold with a special appearance by Jason Derulo. The event, which will include food inspired by Macy's Culinary Council chef Todd English, will benefit charity partner AIDS Project Los Angeles. $85 for general admission. $250 for VIP tickets. Create Nightclub, 6021 Hollywood Blvd.; macys.com/glamoramaasd

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Cool Off at the Los Angeles Zoo

Enjoy a weekend of ice sculpture demonstrations, animal enrichment presentations, arts and crafts activities, and more. $19. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Through September 14. 5333 Zoo Dr., 323-644-6042; lazoo.org

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Longines Los Angeles Masters

The first ever American branch of this international jumping competition will be held at the LA Convention Center. Guests are invited to shop at luxury booths, view art exhibitions, dine in the Masters Club, and, of course, watch the five shows. Through September 28. $30-$25,000. 1201 S. Figueroa St., 213-741-1151; mastersgrandslam.com

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