3 Events: Taste of OZO, M Cafe, Valley Beer Festival
Ozomatli and Street: L.A. band Ozomatli and restaurant Street have teamed up for an event on Aug. 25 that brings you around the world in music and flavors. The band will perform sets at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. while Street specialties from chef Susan Feniger will be served. $85 per person. Call (323) 203-0500 to reserve your spot. 742 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 203-0500, www.eatatstreet.com.
'Macrotize Me': M Cafe is challenging diners to submit their favorite comfort food dish to receive a macrobiotic makeover by chef Lee Gross. Beginning Aug. 15, diners can submit their requests along with an explanation as to why your dish should be "macrotized" via Facebook or Twitter over the next two weeks. The winner will receive a $100 gift card to the restaurant, dinner for four, a personal meet and greet with chef Gross and the winning dish will be featured on the M Cafe menu for two weeks. 7119 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 525-0588; 9433 Brighton Way, Beverly Hills, (310) 858-8459, www.mcafedechaya.com
Valley Beer Festival: On Aug. 20, The Lakes in Thousand Oaks will hold a fundraising event for Alliance of the Arts, an organization that helps elementary schools that lack arts education programs and/or access to cultural arts. Beers on offer for the tasting include Urtyp, Anno 1050, Aktien Edel, Surf Patrol Black IPA and more. Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased at www.valleybeerfestival.com. 2200 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Thousand Oaks, (818) 217-0024, www.valleybeerfestival.com
Photo: Susan Feniger at Street. Credit: Stefano Paltera/For The Times