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$1 oysters at Messhall, 'mocktails' at Fig & Olive, 'Viva Mezcal' screening and more

Messhall in Los Feliz is offering $1 oysters and $5 beers every Tuesday night from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. 4500 Los Feliz Blvd., (323) 660-6377, www.messhallkitchen.com.

Fig & Olive will debut its new spa-inspired "mocktails" during brunch for Memorial Day weekend. The "mocktails" ($10 each) are made with no alcohol. The drinks include a spiced orchards made with cloudy apple juice, muddled Thai basil and lemon, ginger and lime juice; the banane et orange made with orange juice, muddle banana, fresh ginger, lemon juice and clover honey; and the jardin de fraises with kefir clover, muddled strawberries and fig, clover honey and fig balsamic. Brunch is $28 per person. 8490 Melrose Place, (310) 360-9100,  http://www.figandolive.com/.

Guelaguetza restaurant is teaming up with the Hola Mexico Film FestivalMezcalistasChef Rodolfo Castellanos and filmmaker Pedro Jimenez for dinner, mezcal and a screening of "Viva Mezcal." In the documentary, biologists, agronomists, maestros mezcaleros, bartenders and other experts weigh in on the politics surrounding mezcal. The screening will take place May 16 at 8 p.m. Chef Castellano will prepare antojitos and there will be plenty of mezcal. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased at http://www.ticketfly.com. 3014 W. Olympic Blvd., www.ilovemole.com.

The Napa Valley Grille is offering a special wine dinner with Executive Chef Taylor Boudreaux and Trefethen Family Vineyards on May 15 at 6:30 p.m. The four-course menu will include a Dungeness crab salad paired with a '12 dry Riesling; a roast chicken roulade with a '10 Chardonnay; crispy lamb belly with a '10 Merlot; braised veal short ribs with a '10 Cabernet; and an apricot tart tatin with an '09 late harvest Riesling. Dinner is $75 per person. 1100 Glendon Ave #100, (310) 824-3322 http://www.napavalleygrille.com/.

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