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(Credit: union pasadena)


We hope you’ve got a good appetite because this week in Los Angeles is stuffed to the throat with culinary and epicurean delights from wine tastings and dinners to restaurant anniversaries to the All-Star Chef Classic this weekend. Diners have two unique chances to work off their extra pounds: a special St. Patrick’s Day dance party or the 30th annual Los Angeles marathon. Live theater, music, and television events round out the rest of this delicious week.

Monday, March 9
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(Credit: Augustine)


Wine Bar Opening: Augustine
13456 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
(818) 990-0938
www.facebook.com/augustinewinebar

The team behind the popular Bar Covell, Dustin Lancaster and Matthew Kaner, have teamed up with longtime friend and wine collector Dave Gibbs to open their newest wine-themed concept, Sherman Oak’s Augustine. The bar will rotate through 75 rare and vintage wines available by the glass (from $10-$100) and more by the bottle (from $100-$1000) as well as a selection of rare bottled beers and six beers on tap. Their selection includes rarities such as an 1874 Chateau Lafite and a 1934 Chateau Margaux Margaux as well as more approachable wines for the novice drinker.

Tuesday, March 10
(credit: Eveleigh Restaurant)

(credit: Eveleigh Restaurant)


Four Course Wine Dinner
Eveleigh
8752 W Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(424) 239-1630
www.theveleigh.com

Head to West Hollywood’s Eveleigh tonight for their four-course wine dinner hosted by local winemaker Michael Terrien of Terrien, Poseidon & Obsidian Ridge. For $115, diners can learning about the winery’s wines, including a yet-to-be-named Santa Cruz rosé debuting at the event, while dining on a family-style meal in the outdoor garden patio. Additional wines include a Vertical of Terrien’s Chardonnay from Hanzell Vineyard Sonoma ’07, ’08’, ‘09, 2013 Pinot Noir Poseidon Vineyard Los Carneros, Vertical of Cabernet Sauvignon from Obsidian Ridge Vineyard, Red Hills ’05, ’09, and ’11, and Half Mile Obsidian ridge Cabernet from a single block, Red Hills 2010.

Wednesday, March 11
(Credit: All-Star Chef Classic)

(Credit: All-Star Chef Classic)


All-Star Chef Classic
All-Star Chef Classic
800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
www.allstarchefclassic.com

Celebrate everything fabulous to eat at the second anniversary of the All-Star Chef Classic this week at L.A. LIVE. This exciting four-day culinary celebration brings together some of the world’s most renowned chefs giving fans the opportunity to enjoy their creations at the Chefs Tasting Arena and Restaurant Stadium venues. Masters’ Dinners, the multi-course events for up to 300 guests are the epitome of excellence for your palate. Don’t miss the weekend’s Grill & Chill where 20 chefs cookout their favorites or the Kitchen Kids class, attempting to break a world-record for the most children cooking at one time.

Thursday, March 12
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(Credit: Carrie the Musical)


Carrie the Musical
14900 La Mirada Blvd.
La Mirada, CA
(562) 944-9801
www.lamiradatheatre.com

The Los Angeles premiere of Carrie the Musical begins this week at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts for a limited engagement. Based on the acclaimed novel by Stephen King, the musical includes a revised book by Lawrence D. Cohen, screenwriter of the classic film, lyrics by Academy-Award winner Dean Pitchford, and music by Academy Award winner Michael Gore. Directed by Brady Schwind, and with choreography by Imara Quiñónez, the cast will feature Emily Lopez as Carrie White, the powerful high schooler who is tormented by both her peers at school and mother at home.

Friday, March 13
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(Credit: Michael Kovac for The Paley Center for Media)


PALEYFEST
The Dolby Theatre
6801 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
(800) 745-3000
www.paleyfest.org

The 32nd annual PALEYFEST continues through this weekend at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. Tonight, don’t miss the Glee Farewell panel including stars Jane Lynch, Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Amber Riley, Mark Salling, Heather Morris, Chord Overstreet, Darren Criss, and Dot-Marie Jones. Finish the weekend with Q&A panels from some of TV’s most popular shows such as Arrow and the Flash, Modern Family, and Jane the Virgin. The closing event for American Horror Story runs Sunday.

Saturday, March 14
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(credit: King Harbor Brewing Company)


Celebrate Pi Day 2015 – Pi(e) Day and Pie Eating Contest at King Harbor Brewery
King Harbor Brewery
2907 182nd St
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
(310) 542-8657
www.kingharborbrewing.com

Looking for somewhere to celebrate Pi Day 2015? Well, look no further than the King Harbor Brewery in Redondo Beach as they get ready to take on the holiday with sweet and savory pies from Studio City’s popular Pi Bake Shop. From 12pm to 4pm, Pi Bake Shop will be selling their delicious pies along with a pie eating contest. Six competitors will get their chance to try and get pies devoured as fast as possible as their hands are tied behind their back. Or, just be a viewer and buy a tasty pie.

(Credit: Jack Dinne)

(Credit: Jack Dinne)


Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra with Joseph Swensen
Alex Theatre
216 North Brand Blvd.
Glendale CA 91203
(213) 622-7001
www.laco.org

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), led by Music Director Jeffrey Kahane, will present two presentations of Prokofiev’s virtuosic Violin Concerto No. 2, featuring special guest violinist Joseph Swensen, as well as Mozart’s resplendent Flute Concerto No. 1, highlighting LACO Principal Flute David Shostac. Swensen, an exceptional violinist, is active as both a soloist, conductor, and part of the recently formed trio KahaneSwensenBrey. Concert Preludes and pre-concert talks held one hour before curtain and are free for ticket holders. After the performance, ticket holders are invited to mingle with LACO musicians at an after-party featuring complimentary appetizers and drinks in the lobby.

(Credit: Whiskey Red's)

(Credit: Whiskey Red’s)


Paddy O’Party
Whiskey Red’s in Fisherman’s Village
13813 Fiji Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
www.paddyoparty2015.eventbrite.com

Enjoy the largest St. Patrick’s Day party on the Westside at the 3rd annual “Paddy O’Party” at Whiskey Reds in Marina del Rey this weekend. Put on your best green garb as you enjoy a festive St. Patrick’s Day menu, $4 green beer, $5 whiskey shots, $6 Guiness beer, and $7 Irish car bombs. A jig contest, photo booth, flash tattoos, dancing, DJ, and live music by Jack of Hearts will round out the Irish party experience.

Take advantage of other Places To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day In LA as well.

Sunday, March 15
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Forever Flemenco! with Antonio Triana
The Fountain Theatre
5060 Fountain Ave.
Los Angeles CA 90029
(323) 663-1525
www.FountainTheatre.com

This month’s installment of Forever Flamenco includes dancers Fanny Ara, Manuel Gutierrez and Bianca Rodriguez; guitarists Andrés Vadín and Triana; singers José Cortes and Antonio De Jerez; and percussionist/cajónist Joey Heredia, all under the artistic direction of guitarist Antonio Triana. On stage at the intimate 80-seat Fountain Theatre, the action is sizzling hot right before your eyes.

(Credit: LA Marathon)

(Credit: LA Marathon)


L.A. Marathon
Dodger Stadium
1000 Elysian Park Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
www.FountainTheatre.com

Runners from all 50 states and 55 countries will convene on the streets of Los Angeles at the 2015 LA Marathon. Winding from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica, running past LA landmarks including Chinatown, the El Pueblo de Los Angeles State Historic Park, Los Angeles City Hall, Little Tokyo, the Disney Hall and Music Center of Los Angeles County, four different sites of the Academy Awards in Hollywood, parts of Historic Route 66 in West Hollywood, Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, and the famous runner’s mecca of San Vicente Boulevard in Santa Monica. The event includes categories for participants 16 and older, including those using handcylces and wheelchairs. The LA Big 5K is open to participants of all ages.

Katie Bodell is the Blog Editor for Trekaroo, the largest family travel website in the U.S. She is also a freelance writer, a happy wife to her best friend, and a mom to three sweet California girls. See more on: Trekaroo | CheapOair | Google+ | Twitter.

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