Virtual Events
Virtual Events


Bringing you the experiences you’ve come to expect from Los Angeles Times, no matter where you are. Tune in live or on your own time for exclusive streaming events plus panels, cooking demos and Q&As with authors, professors, journalists, chefs and more. Join us for the best of L.A. Times online.

Eat See Hear brings dinner and a show right to your living room.

Sign up to receive 16 weeks of exclusive access to Showtime’s Sunday Night Features plus you’ll also get the locations of secret food trucks across L.A. offering off-menu meals that pair perfectly with each Sunday night episode.

Our season culminates with a Drive-in Special Feature. Details coming soon.

On November 17th, legendary sports broadcaster Jim Gray joined L.A. Times sports editor Chris Stone to cap a month-long 25th-anniversary celebration of storytelling that featured 100 participants on panels covering topics from romance and crime fiction to presidential politics and the coronavirus pandemic. View the conversations here.

Since the festival’s inception in 1996, festival goers have listened to Eric Carle read about a ravenous caterpillar; the late Congressman John Lewis discuss his work for racial equality; Julie Andrews reminisce about the Swiss Alps; Luis J. Rodriguez wax poetic about life in Los Angeles; Padma Lakshmi dish on food and life; and gone home inspired.

Each year, we aim to make the festival an event to remember. Stay tuned for 2021 details.

This year Food Bowl comes to you.

Watch our virtual Cook-a-thon, a food focused fundraiser featuring 30 chefs and celebrities. Benefiting World Central Kitchen and hosted by Jenn Harris and Ben Mims of L.A. Times Food, we’ve got a lineup you won’t want to miss. Our lineup includes:

José Andrés, Jamie Lee Curtis, Phil Rosenthal, Alice Waters, Eric Ripert, Susan Feniger, Jack Black, Ludo Lefebvre and more.

Don’t forget to check out our Takeout List, because helping out your local restaurants is as easy as ordering in.

Don’t miss this special virtual Ideas Exchange with musician, performer and founding member of the band Wilco, Jeff Tweedy on Tuesday, January 26th at 5:30pm (PT). He will be joined by L.A. Times staff writer Randall Roberts. Together they will delve into creativity and explore the mysteries and mysticism of songwriting.

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Welcome to We Can Teach You That, a new series where Times journalists and other experts teach online courses.

In our upcoming webinar, How to Write and Sell Your Mystery Novel, Joe Ide, author of the bestselling IQ detective series, will discuss storytelling (the ingredients that make one story compelling and another fall flat); how to create dynamic characters and sharp dialogue; and his approach to building action scenes. The class will also delve into the logistics of getting published, the industry gatekeepers, the mystery market and the money (advances, royalties, movie and TV options). Ide also will answer questions during the webinar, on Wednesday, January 27th at 6pm (PT).

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On Sunday, January 31st at 1:30pm (PT), the L.A. Times Dinner series heads to Orange Country for this exciting luncheon event with Knife Pleat restaurant, helmed by Michelin-starred chef Tony Esnault and restaurateur Yassmin Sarmadi. Enjoy a 4-course modern French style takeout meal with an optional caviar and champagne add-on while tuning in to a fun conversation with actors Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) and Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal); hosted by L.A. Times Editorial Television Editor Matt Brennan in support of Project Angel Food.

Attending this event helps the LA Times Foundation Fund in granting $10,000 to Project Angel Food as part of our ongoing Dinner Series partnership.

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