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Carnivore! Tomorrow at the LA Weekend!

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The LA Weekend hosted by The LA Weekly and sponsored by Nike has a wide variety of free events happening at The Ricardo Montalban Theater tonight and tomorrow, including music, film, dance, readings, book signings, and even a visit from the Kogi Korean taco truck.

But one event has us giddy with anticipation.

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At noon tomorrow, Jonathan Gold will be moderating a panel called Carnivore! Other heavy hitters on the LA food scene including Mark Peel of Campanile, Octavio Becerra of Palate Food + Wine, Vinny Dotolo from Animal and Susan Feniger of Street will be participating.

According to Gold, the focus will be on "the meat of culture; the culture of meat. A celebration of carnal pleasure rooted in deep respect for the animals involved." Jonathan Gold tells LAist, "We will answer the most pressing question of our times: Why pork belly? Why now?"

Hot dogs will also be available for lunch at noon from Let's Be Frank. If you are a vegan or professional fashion model, you can while away the time dancing in the Belvedere Lounge from noon-4pm wth DJ Kiddkit.

See a complete listing of events after the jump!

Friday, April 24

7-11 pm Art opening featuring KEVIN SCANLON's LA Weekly Portraits Special dinner visit from the KOGI Korean taco truck Special guest DJ's Henry Rollins from KCRW and LA legend Keith Morris
7:30 pm Wil Wheaton reading and book signing 8:30 pm A dance piece by Ryan Heffington
9:30 pm Music and Video by THE HUMAN EAR COLLECTIVE featuring a performance by Geneva Jacuzzi
10 pm Lynda Kay performs songs from "Dream My Darling".

Saturday, April 25

9:30 pm Performance by Matt Sorum and friends, including Juliette Lewis, Billy Morrison (the Cult), Chris Chaney (Janes Addiction), Donovan Leitch and a Special Guest TBA
8 pm Special screening of the film, "The Heart is a Drum Machine"
7 pm "Unbearable Lightness of Being" Taylor Negron
6 pm Lonn Friend signs "Life On Planet Rock"
3 pm Rare book signing and prints with artist David Weidman
3 pm Authors panel moderated by Joe Donnelly featuring Jerry Stahl, Richard Lange, Patrick DeWitt and Evan Wright
2 pm A special bank robbing, big-wave surfing, 100% pure adrenaline matinee performance from the cast of Point Break Live

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