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Get Out: Berlin Wall, Go Gourmet at Petrossian, Great Chefs of LA, Loft Seven Sample Sale, Il Sole Goes Rustic

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Wall Project: 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
The Berlin wall was toppled on November 9th, 1989. To commemorate this landmark event, the Wall Project has had several segments of the wall erected on Wilshire Boulevard across the street from LACMA, and local artists, like renowned muralist Kent Twitchell, have contributed art to the panels. Today panels will be erected enough to fully block Wilshire, there will be an evening of activities and entertainment, and at midnight the wall will be toppled, marking the anniversary, which will be broadcast live on German television.

Petrossian West Hollywood's Pre-Holiday Tasting & Shopping Event
Whether it’s for a festive party at home or a personally customized epicurean gift basket, Petrossian Boutique & Restaurant is making holiday shopping on Robertson Blvd. more enjoyable with a pre-holiday tasting today from Noon-5 p.m., Petrossian’s knowledgeable staff will be on hand to guide customers through a variety of signature luxury products such as Caviar, Foie Gras, fine Olive Oils, Smoked Salmon, and French Chocolates and Truffles. Complimentary Champagne, appetizers, and samples of the boutique’s decadent chocolates will be offered to shoppers as they get a head start on an elegant holiday.

Great Chefs of LA
The 23rd Annual Great Chefs of Los Angeles brings together L.A.'s top tastemakers for an afternoon of food, wine, music and auctions to benefit the National Kidney Foundation of Southern California. Foundation spokesman George Lopez, a kidney disease survivor, and his wife and kidney donor Ann Lopez, will host the afternoon's festivities as Honorary Chairs. Chefs of Honor Neal Fraser (LAist Interview) and Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger (LAist Interview: Border Grill Truck) lead a stellar lineup of top toques from Los Angeles. Oh...and there's a ton of amazing food from several local restaurants and chefs. Tickets are available at the door for the full price of $150. [LAist event prewrite]

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Loft Seven Sample Sale
The Loft Seven Sample Sale goes down every second Sunday of each month--and, hey, that's today! The store offers complimentary beverages to shoppers, sets the mood with guest DJ's, and gives killer discounted prices on designer clothing. Happens from Noon-6pm in Downtown LA.

Il Sole's Sunday Rustic Menu
If you're looking to wind up the weekend with a meal out, you might want to check out the debut of Il Sole’s new Sunday Rustic Menu. The menu is $35 per person, available from 5-9 p.m., and includes choice of one appetizer and one entrée from a selection of Il Sole favorites, as well as new dishes—all inspired by traditional Italian comfort foods and representing a variety of regions throughout the country. Select wines by the glass are also available from $6-8 and select bottles under $40. Desserts range from $6-8, including seasonal sorbet or tiramisu. This is the first time Il Sole is open on Sundays, so they are excited to welcome diners to what may become a successful tradition.

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