Taste of Farmers Market: To celebrate its 79th birthday, the Third and Fairfax Farmers Market is holding a wandering feast, offering tastings from the market's restaurants and grocers, on July 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. The extensive menu includes chicken pot pies, stuffed mushrooms, flatbread, gumbo, orange chicken, pastrami sandwiches, barbecue, falafel, crepes, toffee, doughnuts and more. The tickets are available here for $35 or $40 at the door. 6333 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, (323) 933-9211.
New School of Cooking: Leading up to their launch of the Professional Culinary Arts and Pastry Arts Programs on July 29, the New School of Cooking will be hosting open houses for prospective students each Monday in July from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Each night, there will be tastings and interactive demos to demonstrate what students can expect during the comprehensive six-month programs. The open houses are free, though reservations are requested. 8690 Washington Blvd., Culver City, (310) 895-6855.
"Roaring Nights": A new 18-and-up nighttime series is coming to the L.A. Zoo on Thursday, and July 18 and 25 from 7 to 10 p.m. There will be food trucks with zoo-inspired treats such as Coolhaus’ Monkeying Around ice cream sandwich with vegan chocolate banana truffle cookies and bananas Foster ice cream; Crepe'n Around's the Zookeeper, a fresh mango crepe with coconut pastry cream, coconut shavings and mango coulis; and Komodo's Indonesian steak stir-fried rice with garlic aioli and fried egg in honor of the Komodo dragon. In addition to the food truck offerings, there will also be animal-inspired cocktails, live music by So Many Wizards, CHIEF and NO, stand-up comedians at the petting zoo, dancing with DJ Morningstar, and pop-up zookeeper talks. General admission is $18 and tickets can be purchased here. 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, (323) 644-6042.
Back Lot BBQ: Adam Perry Lang, grill expert and author of "Serious Barbecue," is hosting a two-month barbecue on the back lot of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Every following Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from Tuesday until Sept. 5, you're invited to eat lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., pre-order takeout from 4 to 5 p.m., or join one of the cooking demos or tastings at night. The event will also donate food to L.A.C.E.R., an afterschool arts and literacy program, and P.A.T.H., which provides transitional support for homeless men and women. Menu items range from $15 to $35. 6901 Hawthorne Ave., Hollywood.
Movies at Bouchon: Bouchon is teaming up with the Beverly Canon Gardens, adjacent to the restaurant, for Sunday Movie Nights at 8 p.m. Bouchon Bistro will be featuring its Sunday roast chicken from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m., Bar Bouchon will have a pre-movie happy hour from 6 to 8 p.m., and Bouchon Bakery will be offering caramel corn, cookies and ice cream to snack on during the movie. "Moulin Rouge" will be playing on Sunday, "Wreck-It Ralph" on July 28 and "Enchanted" on Aug. 11. BYOB – bring your own blankets! 235 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, (310) 271-9910.