Eat This, Drink This, Do This: LA's Weekend Planner
It's National Fried Chicken Day, y'all! Celebrate tonight (Friday, July 6) at Campanile where a family-style feast features Mark Peel's famous Southern fried chicken with a relish plate, succotash, hush puppies and dessert. $35 per person; half-price for kids 6 through 12 (free for kids under 5). Look for the fried chicken the first Friday of every month throughout the summer (624 S. La Brea Ave.; 323-938-1447).
Check out Everson Royce, the new Pasadena wine bar and store by the same owners as Silverlake Wine, for a Friday or Saturday night wine tasting. The selection changes regularly, but be sure there's always something delicious (we're partial to the rose selection right now). $25 per person. It's a boon for anyone headed to the free weekend concerts at Levitt Pavilion across the street (155 N. Raymond Ave.; 626-765-9334).
On Sunday (July 8), Sanford Biggers, an installation, video and performance artist, sits down with New York chef Marcus Samuelsson (Red Rooster), whose new book, Yes, Chef: A Memoir is out now, for a conversation about art and food at the Hammer Museum. If the chef is as candid as he is in his book, and as he was in our interview, it will be a very enlightening afternoon. The event starts at 3 PM and is free. No reservations necessary (10899 Wilshire Blvd.).