5x5 Chef Collaborative Dinners
Sunday, April 29
1104 Wilshire Boulevard
A series of five extraordinary tasting dinners at five of the best restaurants in Los Angeles as created by six top chefs. Each participating chef will be present at the 5X5 dinners to prepare a course in the style of the Host Restaurant. This season, each restaurant has invited a special Guest Chef to join the group as an added attraction. Pricing for the dinner will be $150 with wine pairings available at a supplemental charge. Josiah Citrin will be the chef at Mélisse; the Guest Chef is Ludo Lefebvre. Credit card deposit required to reserve; taxes and gratuities not included. A portion of the evening sales will be donated to the Special Olympics. The tasting continues on May 21, then on July 16, Aug. 20, and Sept. 16. Melisse.com. 310.395.0881
National Geographic Live presents: Being There
Thursday, May 3
The Broad Stage
1310 11th Street
On Expedition with National Geographic Photographer and Filmmaker Mattias Klum Take an awe-inspiring journey around the world, featuring unique perspectives on some of Earth’s natural wonders—including Africa’s Okavango Delta, Iceland’s glaciers, and the rainforests of Southeast Asia. Your guide? One of the most important natural history photographers of our time. Mattias Klum’s work documenting our planet’s biodiversity earned him a medal from the King of Sweden and the title of 2008 Young Global Leader by theWorld Economic Forum. His dynamic storytelling and award-winning photographs and film documentaries convey a resonant message: to lighten our footprint on Earth and to consider the legacy we will leave to those who follow. Through Klum’s camera lens, you’ll get an up-to-date report on the state of our planet. And, you’ll marvel at the beauty of the natural world captured in striking new photographs and high-definition video from his most recent expeditions to the world’s last wild places. Enjoy his trademark humor, passion, and optimism, as Klum reaches out to audiences on an emotional level, combining astute observations with concrete solutions for sustainability. Meet the speaker at a book signing in the lobby after the event. Admission is $47 to $75. 7:30 pm. thebroadstage.com/BeingThere. 310.434.3200.
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