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Hollywood Farmers Market Turns 25, Gospel Dance Party, and More Morning News

Plus new happy hours, brunches, and live music galore

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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Red White and Blues at Tart

Tart on Fairfax is getting into the live music game, with events running every Thursday as of next week. The plan is to pair blues tunes with a special glass of wine and rotating menu item every week. Total cost is $24 a pop, and the timing runs 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for the music.

Disco Dining Club hits Boyle Heights

Popular underground dining party Disco Dining Club is doing a gospel-themed party on Saturday, with general admission tickets running $80. Inside the undisclosed location, 44 guests will get to dine on unlimited oysters, an open bar, and dance to an all-vinyl disco set until 5 a.m.

Aperitivo hour at Barcito Downtown

There’s a new menu coming down the line at Barcito as of Monday, with an all-$8 run of cocktails, shot-and-a-beer combos, and wine. Each drink comes with a small slate of snacks too, like chimichurri potato chips and olives. Aperitivo hour runs daily from 5 to 7 p.m.

First Thursday at Far East Plaza

You might have missed it last night, what with all the Cinco de Mayo happenings, but First Thursdays will come around again soon at Far East Plaza. Here's a quick look at what they monthly event is all about, thanks to LA Downtowner.

Fritzi’s new lunch plans

Neal Fraser’s Fritzi is getting into the zone, updating their lunch menu to include new fare like a chopped chicken cobb and smoked salmon sandwich. The healthier options should play well against the existing run of hot dogs, burgers, and potato waffles the place has been doing for a while now.

Paley adds brunch

Star Hollywood newcomer Paley is adding brunch to their repertoire. The recent hotspot started with lunch before expanding into dinner not long ago, but as of this weekend they’ll be turning out eggy dishes on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with extended hours of 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for Mothers Day.

The Day Shall Declare It

The Day Shall Declare It

Here’s a truly immersive pop-up drinking experience: The Day Shall Declare It kicks off May 10 and will run for a while in an old warehouse in the Arts District. The plan is to sort of weave together various aspects of live performance in one large space, following performers as they go. At the beginning and end you’ll be able to enjoy the site-specific Paradise Bar, where there will be small bites and cocktails on offer. Tickets run $75.

The Hollywood Farmers Market celebrates 25 years

it’s been a quarter-century of selling produce at the Hollywood Farmers Market, and to mark the occasion all month long the folks behind the market are putting on a series of fun events. This Sunday you can watch cooking demos beginning at 9 a.m. and running through 1 p.m., and for the rest of the month you’ll find book signings, demos with the likes of Minh Phan, Brendan Collins, and Curtis Stone. The whole schedule can be found here.

A line around the block

Here's the line for Tacos tu Madre yesterday in Los Feliz, as the upstart shop on Vermont dished out $1 breakfast burritos for Cinco de Mayo. The line was actually even longer earlier in the day, though by lunchtime it had shuffled down to 30 or so patiently hopeful diners.