The first annual BBQ & Beer Festival premieres in Santa Clarita on May 6-7. On Friday, the first day of the festival, attendees will have the opportunity to taste more than 45 craft beers on tap from 20+ microbreweries. On Saturday, the best of BBQ and BBQ sauce will be showcased alongside craft beer pairings. Live entertainment will be present for both days' eating and drinking festivities. For more information, visit the official website. Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Rd., Santa Clarita, CA 91350, 805-628-9588.
La Nuit en Rosé returns to Los Angeles for the second year. The weekend-long event will feature a 4-course Rosé wine pairing dinner on Friday nihgt, a Rosé Sunset Party on Saturday and a Rosé Brunch on Sunday, seafood bars, live DJ and unlimited pours of more than 50 Rosé wines. Tickets can be purchased on the official website. La Nuit en Rosé Los Angeles, Skybar at Mondrian Los Angeles, 8440 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069, (646)654-3425.
Benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the 27th annual Culinary Evening with the California Winemasters takes place at the "Midwest Street" backlot at Warner Brothers in Burbank. Dozens of wineries and restaurants will offer samples. Special wine and travel packages will be available at the silent and live auctions. A single ticket costs $375 and the event begins at 6 p.m. Premium tickets, which allow early entrance and include valet parking, are available for $500. For further details, visit the official website Warner Bros. Studio, Gate 7 - Forest Lawn Dr., Burbank, CA 91522, 323-939-0758.
Grand Central Market's Texas barbecue spot Horse Thief hosts "Tap Takeovers" on the third Thursday of the month. For the May installment, patrons can enjoy the outdoor beer garden and sip craft beers and IPAs from Three Weavers Brewing Co. Horse Thief, Grand Central Market, 324 S. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA 90013, 213-625-0341.
Sam's By the Beach will be collaborating with Gourmet Wine Getaways and Lido Bay Wines for a wine tasting dinner on May 25. Wine consultant Peter D. Kerr will be hosting the five-course dinner created by Samer Elias of Sam's By the Beach. The dinner will be paired with Lido Bay Wines, and owner David Armstrong will be present as a special guest alongside Kerr. For more information about the event, visit the official website. Sam's By the Beach, 108 W. Channel Rd., Santa Monica, CA 90402, 310-230-9100.
The 7th annual Los Angeles Vegan Beer & Food Festival will take place at the Rose Bowl. Upon entry, attendees will receive a festival glass to enjoy unlimited pours from 50-plus breweries offering beers, kombucha, cold brew and craft sodas on draft. Food is sold separately. Tickets cost $45 for general admission. For more information, visit the official website
Silverlake Wine offers “Blue Monday” wine tastings to take the edge off the beginning of the week. Participants enjoy samples of three wines along with farmhouse cheeses, olives and Heirloom LA bread. Price is $15 per person. The tastings run from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. each Monday evening. Silverlake Wine, 2395 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039, 323-662-9024.
Whisky Wednesdays are back at MudHen Tavern! Enjoy a featured Craft Whisky Cocktail for $5 or a selection of four whisky flights for $15. To find out more information or to make a reservation, visit the MudHen Tavern official website. MudHen Tavern, 742 N. Highland Ave. , Los Angeles , CA 90038, 323-203-0500.
On the third week of every month from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Eagle Rock Brewery presents a Women's Beer Forum. The brewery's co-owner Ting Su will present a flight of four to six beers and host a discussion about each. Cost is $10-$20. Visit the Eagle Rock Brewery official website to purchase tickets. Eagle Rock Brewery, 3056 Roswell St., Los Angeles, CA 90065, 323-257-7866.
Thursdays through Saturdays
Pasadena’s Le Petit Vendôme wine store offers tastings every Thursday beginning at 5:30 p.m., every Friday beginning at 6 p.m. and every Saturday beginning at 3:30 p.m. Each tasting features 10-15 wines. Apart from Thursdays, when each pour is $1, the price of each tasting varies. Call the store for pre-registration. Le Petit Vendôme, 906 Granite Dr., Pasadena, CA 91101, 626-396-9234.
At Birch in Hollywood, chef Brendan Collins offers a three-course, prix-fixe Sunday Supper for $35 per person from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. All bottles of wine are also half off during Sunday Supper. Birch, 1634 Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028, 323-960-3369.
Also consult GAYOT's listings of Los Angeles Culinary Events