This week we’ve got you hook, line, and sinker.
Fishing with Top L.A. Chefs
What: Cast off with some of L.A.’s culinary elite. Top Chef winner Michael Voltaggio, Donato Poto (Providence), Dave Danhi (Grilled Cheese Truck), and others help you bag some swimmers and share recipes while they’re at it.
Why: Food from the chefs and the vessel’s own mixologist ensure a swashbuckling good time.
When: May 31, 6:30 a.m.
Where: The Monte Carlo Boat Landing, 141 W. 22nd St., at Miner St., San Pedro (310-963-7876). Tickets ($99) online at brownpapertickets.com.
Homegrown, by Marta Teegen
What: Front-yard-friendly raised beds, container gardens, and more solutions for the space-challenged green thumbers.
Why: The master gardener and chef shares more than 40 recipes that use your crop. Chilled cucumber and avocado soup with borage blossoms, anyone?
When: You’d like to reap, then eat, what you sow.
Where: Online ($14) at amazon.com.
The Living Wake
What: A self-proclaimed genius (Mike O’Connell) spends his last day on Earth with his only friend (played by the currently ubiquitous Jesse Eisenberg) on a bicycle-powered rickshaw, handing out invites to his living wake.
Why: It probes life’s deepest mysteries.
When: Showtimes online at laemmle.com.
Where: Laemmle Sunset 5, 8000 Sunset Blvd., at N. Laurel Ave., West Hollywood (323-848-3500).
Kendall Conrad Opens
What: The brand’s first-ever retail location bursts with handcrafted leather and exotic skin handbags, wallets, weekenders, and clutches.
Why: Everything is made by local craftsmen on our fair shores.
When: Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 1121 Abbot Kinney Blvd., b/t Westminster & San Juan Aves., Venice (310-393-1333).
Cavern Home Artist Wallpapers
What: Four contemporary designers redefine wallpaper with quirky and alluring results. Think instant libraries, flowers over houndstooth, and quilted chain patterns.
Why: Pediatric neurologist (and designer, no big) David Stark’s beautiful Golgi pattern is inspired by brain neurons.
When: The Yellow Wallpaper is really starting to resonate.
Where: Online at cavernhome.com.
Photo: Lillian Ashton / Flickr