Brave the rain tonight and check out live performances or a panel discussion. Indie music lovers will be happy to hear the sounds of up-and-coming band, Grouplove, while fans of more experimental performance art can head to Venice for 2011's first max10 Performance Lab. Foodies with a love of the avant garde will be delighted to hear that the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills hosts a panel discussion featuring three world-renowned Spanish chefs titled "Ideas of Today, Foods of Tomorrow" this evening.
José Andrés, who serves as culinary director of Bazaar at the SLS Hotel and owner of ThinkFoodGroup, is joined by two equally-renowned Spanish chefs--Juan Mari Arzak, chef-owner of Arzak, and Ferran Adrià, chef-owner of El Bulli--for a panel discussion entitled "Ideas of Today, Foods of Tomorrow." The three chefs will discuss recent innovations in food technology and where they see the culinary world headed in the future. The panel discussion will be followed by a cocktail reception. "Ideas of Today, Foods of Tomorrow" panel discussion at SLS Hotel When: Monday, Jan 3, 5:30pm Where: SLS Hotel, Albert Ballroom, 465 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA Cost: Free, RSVP by e-mail to email@example.com Photo via ThinkFoodGroup
"After being named one of NME's best new bands of last year, Los Angeles-based indie upstarts Grouplove kick off a four-week residency at the Bootleg Theater tonight. The jangly five-piece channels a love of sun and surf via influences like the Pixies and Modest Mouse, and has already appeared as the opening act for Florence and the Machine's recent West Coast shows. Unrestrained vocals, loose harmonies, and quirky rhymes challenge dour sentiment, making Grouplove's music an ideal antidote to the storms of winter.” -C. Rock at Flavorpill Grouplove with Guards at Bootleg Theater When: Monday, Jan 3, 9:30pm Where: Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA Cost: Free Photo via Facebook: Grouplove by Matt Wessen
max10 Performance Laboratory, created by Cid Pearlman, David King, and Marcus Kuiland-Lozario, is that perfect place to go to watch performers experiment artistically right in front of your eyes. During this first show of 2011, ten performers will each get ten minutes--and only ten minutes--to perform any type of creative piece. In past years, people like actor Sir Ian McKellen have been known to grace the lab with their presence, so head there tonight to catch some of LA's most creative performances. max10 Performance Laboratory at Electric Lodge When: Monday, Jan 3, 7:30pm Where: Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Avenue, Venice Cost: $10 Photo by Electric Lodge