4/18/2013 01:00:00 PM

LA Weekend Planner: Grilled Cheese, Taco Madness, Book Fest and More

Taco madness!
Eat This
This Saturday, April 20, it's munchie heaven in Downtown LA, with the 11th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational happening at Los Angeles Studios (a few general admission tickets are still available for the event, but not for judging) and Taco Madness, a day full of tacos, beer and more tacos, taking place at Grand Park.

Do This
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books takes place at USC this weekend, with a bunch of food offerings. The culinary stage heats up with demos from Melissa d'Arabian, Susan Feniger, Alex Guarnaschelli and Brian Boitano on Saturday, and Antonia Lofaso, Valerie Bertinelli, Ludo Lefebvre (how DOES he find the time??) and Aida Mollenkamp on Sunday. There will be book signings from chefs and authors, and food trucks galore to fuel up throughout both days. Festival passes are $30.

And This
Have Breakfast for Dinner at LACMA, chef Jason Fullilove's pop-up dinner inspired by the 24-hour screening of The Clock. If you haven't seen Christian Marclay's masterpiece, go. Moments of cinematic history are seamlessly spliced together to create a timepiece, then synchronized to local time wherever it's viewed. It will be shown for FREE starting at noon on Saturday, April 20, and running through Sunday, April 21. The four-course dinner, which takes place at midnight Saturday, includes dishes like house-cured gravlax, smoked pork belly with 63-degree egg hash, and chocolate banana French toast. $45 per person; make reservations by calling 323-377-2698 or emailing red@patinagroup.com.

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