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Weekend Eats: Poolside Snow Cream, Tapas-Fueled Flamenco, And Good Food Fridays

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The weekend is so close you can practically taste it. Here are the edible events going on in the next few days to keep you occupied -- and sated, for that matter.

Thompson Beverly Hills: The Thompson Hotel has some of the best views of the city, and they're hosting a Friday night rooftop food series through September 13 where you get to eat and enjoy them. They'll have comfort food from Caulfield's Bar and Dining Room, and bangin Korean-fusion food from Seoul Sausage Company. There'll also be craft brews on hand. This week is featuring Port Brewing / The Lost Abbey. And for dessert, you can enjoy some of chef Jet Tila's Kuma Snow Cream by the pool. You can buy the $25 tickets here.

Good Food Fridays at Santa Monica Place: KCRW's Evan Kleiman will host a “Summer Beer Cocktails” presentation along with Evan George and Alex Brown of Hot Knivez at The Market at Santa Monica Place tonight, with discussions and demos featuring local craft brews from L.A. The event is free, but you need to RSVP. In the fabulous KCRW fashion there'll also be music music, food sampling, wine and beer tastings, a photo booth and pop up boutiques from local designers and food purveyors including; Gindo’s Spice of Life, Hepp’s Salt Barrel, Bolani Foods, Go Green Nopales Foods, and Malibu Olive Company. It goes from 7 to 10 p.m. You can find out more details here.

El Cid Flamenco Festival: Silverlake's El Cid is celebrating 50 years of flamenco with a two-day Flamenco Festival directed by Ethan Margolis of Arte Y Pureza Flamenco Company. This cultural experience offers two days of flamenco activities, master classes (accompaniment class for guitarists - guitarists should bring their guitars - and flamenco arm and hand movement class), art displays, and three full flamenco-themed performances each day. To keep you well-fed, there'll be Andalusian paella, Tinto de Veranos, sangria and plenty of tapas. Tickets are $45 for Saturday, July 27; $55 for Sunday, July 28; $85 for a two-day pass; two-day VIP Table for four is $400; two-day VIP Booth for five is $500. You can find out more info on their site.