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ON THE MENU Caffe Primo
FASHION FOCUS Napoleon Perdis
ESSENTIAL L.A. Take a hike!
THEATER Fat Pig
COMEDY Latino Laugh Festival
EXHIBITIONS An American Love Story
L.A. UNDERGROUND Rocky DeLuca and the Burden
PAGES Poetry from the Indie Music Scene
Friday, June 1
LearnAboutWine Friday night wine tastings
N. Rodeo Dr. & Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills
The first Friday evening of June, July, August and September sippers and oenophiles gather at the annual TASTE Summer Series. June 1 features the Great Wines of Italy. A portion of proceeds will benefit "What A Pair!" and John Wayne Cancer Institute's breast cancer research. 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. $49 pre-sale, $59 general admission.
Saturday, June 2
ARTWALK Culver City
Intersection of Washington Blvd. and La Cienega Blvd., Culver City
A self-guided tour of forty-two local art galleries and exhibition spaces celebrating the Culver City Art District, a cluster of galleries exhibiting emerging and established artists. 12 noon - 8 p.m. FREE.
10th Annual Art & Design Walk
Melrose Avenue, Robertson and Beverly Blvds.,
Over 300 showrooms, galleries, boutiques, and restaurants are open for an early evening of special events, seminars, food, and entertainment. 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. FREE.
Sunday, June 3
Lummis Day: The Festival of Northeast L.A.
Rock Rose Gallery
4108 N. Figueroa St., Sycamore Grove
This festival brings together the musical, visual, culinary, and literary artists of Northeast Los Angeles to celebrate the multicultural spirit, culture, and history of the area. Take in poetry readings, gallery exhibits, interactive art installations, food, music, and dance. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. FREE.
10th Annual SoRo Festival
Robertson Blvd. and Beverlywood St., Los Angeles
This street festival features booths, games, food, entertainment, and cultural diversity. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. FREE.
Monday, June 4
Authentic Tuscan Dinner @ Chefs Inc.
10955 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles
Chef Roberto, a Tuscan native, demonstrates the splendor of Tuscan cuisine with zucchini flowers, cornish hens, sweet risotto fritters and more. Check the schedule for a wide range of classes. 6:30 p.m. $90.
Tuesday, June 5
Can the L.A. Times be saved? @ Central Library
630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Times has struggled to capture online readership and fight declining circulation. Times publisher David Hiller, editor Jim O'Shea, innovation editor Russ Stanton, and LATimes.com executive editor Meredith Artley provide an insightful discussion on the fate of one of LA's most valuable civic institutions. 7 p.m. FREE