The second annual CASA Wine + Art event will benefit CASA’s services supporting children in foster care in Los Angeles County. You can taste esteemed wines from California and beyond, Southern Neapolitan Italian cooking from Rao’s, artisan vegan cheese from Miyoko's Creamery and sweets from Essential Chocolate Desserts. Los Angeles contemporary art gallery Blum & Poe in the Culver City Arts District will feature the first in-depth exhibition looking at the relationship between the Korean Monochrome painters known as “Dansaekhwa” and the American minimal artists of the 1960s and 1970s.
Two hundred years of US military tradition changed when women fought in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Retired Marine Captain Anu Bhagwati, the former head of S.W.A.N. (Service Women’s Action Network), speaks about the new reality for the United States armed forces.
Chapman University’s new Hilbert Museum of California Art throws open its doors for the first time, with a two-day Grand Opening and Open House for the campus community and the public on February 26th and February 27th.
Start sorting out your summer plans now at Westridge School’s Summer Opportunities Fair held on Saturday, February 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be over 100 camps exhibiting, ranging from traditional day camps to international travel to programs designed for children with special needs.
The day after Super Tuesday, Hammer Forum will dig into the numbers, discern trends, and survey the political landscape ahead from Democratic, Republican, and independent POVs with three political analysts: Ed Kilgore, managing editor of the Democratic Strategist; Republican strategist John Thomas; and Sean Trende, senior elections analyst for RealClearPolitics.
Fifty people were killed and 53 injured in an attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando. Officials have said it may have been an act of terrorism. See updates from the Orlando Sentinel.
SoCal, What's Good?
What it is:
Few phrases are more SoCal than "organic vegan donut." But if you're skeptical, let Donut Farm make you a believer. Tucked away in an unassuming Echo Park plaza, the low-key spot has a small fan base that swears by Donut Farm's banana fritters, Candycap donuts (made from mushrooms!) and vegan latte bar.
Why it's cool:
Vegans and omnivores alike stop by for uncommon flavors like roasted red chili, matcha and a Donut Farm original dubbed "WTF" (whiskey, tangerine and fig).
You should know:
Pay careful attention to your GPS as you're heading down Sunset: the Donut Farm storefront is small and can be easy to miss. But, there's free parking once you arrive.