This weekend, food author Charles Perry will host a talk on past and present Arabic food culture, complete with a sampling of traditional Egyptian foods. Afterward, the theater will screen Terrorism and Kebab, one of Egypt’s most popular comedy films. Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; 323-466-3456 or americancinematheque.com
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Join Tasting Table on Monday, May 20, from 7 to 9 p.m. for a night of Tex-Mex barbecue and free-flowing Belgian beer at Bludso’s Bar & Que in West Hollywood. For TT readers only, pitmasters Noah Galuten and Kevin Bludso are enhancing their masterful meats with a soulful Mexican twist as we toast to an early start to summer! Buy your tickets now($35 per person, plus tax).
The new-wave cooking of Baja Mexico is coming to L.A. in the form of a massive BBQ cookout prepared by chefs such as Pablo Salas, Javier Plascencia and Rodolfo Castellanos. The event, called La Gran Parrillada, will also feature wines from Ensenada's Valle de Guadalupe and artisan Mexican chocolate. La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, 501 N. Main St., Downtown; 213-542-6200 or lapca.org
Chef-collaboration dinners don’t get much bigger than this: Wolfgang Puck, Roy Choi, and David Chang of NYC’s Momofuku restaurants will be teaming up for an Asian-influenced five-course meal at the Hotel Bel Air. Tickets will go on sale soon, to be announced on @HotelBelAir’s Twitter account. Hotel Bel Air, 701 Stone Canyon Rd., Bel-Air; 310-472-1211 or hotelbelair.com