Guest dinner series at Bar Marmont: Bar Marmont executive chef Carolynn Spence is collaborating with guest chefs for a series of dinners to take place at the restaurant, starting at the end of the month. The first installment of the dinner series features chef Gabriel Rucker of Le Pigeon in Portland, Ore. On May 30 and 31, Spence and Rucker will prepare a three-course menu featuring dishes crafted with ingredients from the farmers market, Beverly Hills Cheese Shop, Lindy & Grundy and more. The dinner costs $75 per person. Call or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations. 8171 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, (323) 650-0575, www.chateaumarmont.com.
Taco night at Jar: The taco party returns to the bar at Jar for one night only, starting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. [UPDATED: The story originally said Thursday night]. The taco menu, to be accompanied by spicy watermelon and blackberry margaritas, will include red chili tacos with guajillo pepper sauce; grilled market fish tacos with roasted corn salsa, mango and habanero; duck tacos with tamarind, Maui gold pineapple and pickled onion; and Suzanne Tracht's special tacos. Reservations not required. 8225 Beverly Blvd., L.A., (323) 655-6566, www.thejar.com.