Weekend

03/31/2017

A Night of (at Least) 18 Laughs
This Largo for-charity show has a lineup with performers including Sarah Silverman, Will Forte, Dave Ross, and Maria Bamford. The show is  hosted by Dana Gould. $100+; Sunday, 6:30 pm; 366 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90048

Griffith Park hosts a speakeasy party where you can learn to dance the Charleston, Argentine tango, and early swing during their workshops. The Jazz Age celebration also has vintage vendors, a best dressed contest, a merry-go-round dance-off, and a lawn party. $25+; Saturday & Sunday; Griffith Park, 4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour
Explore the beautiful side of Los Angeles County during this weekend of self-guided tours of more than 30 inspiring home landscapes. Each garden contains at least 50% native plants. $30-$35, two tickets for $50-$60; Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-5 pm; 818.768.1802

Remote LA
In celebration of the Center Theatre Group’s 50th anniversary season, this guided audio tour reveals a “secret Los Angeles” as you travel through the city in a group of 50 people. Headphones provide a soundtrack to the sights. $39; Friday & Saturday; 213.628.2772

Spring has sprung in Los Angeles, which means it’s time for Artisanal LA’s Spring Market. Plan for 150+ indie makers, crafters, and chefs to samples all their yumminess. There will also be workshops, DIY sessions, and giveaways. Saturday & Sunday, 11 am-6 pm; California Market Center, 110 East 9th St, Penthouse, Los Angeles, CA 90079

Grab a soft pillow and some friends (and a garbage bag to help clean up) and head to DTLA for a pillow fight. There will be DJs, and food truck too. Saturday, 2-5 pm; Pershing Square, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Joy the Baker Celebrates Release of Over Easy with two Los Angeles Book Signing Events
Self-taught baker and food photographer Joy Wilson is behind the popular food blog Joy the Baker, which was launched in 2008. Joy is celebrating the release of her third cookbook, Over Easy, with two events in Los Angeles. Over Easy explores Joy’s favorite savory and sweet brunch recipes in celebration of one of the most decadent and leisurely of meals.The first event will take place at Hedley & Bennett, where you can join Joy and Ellen “The Apron Lady” as they unveil a special edition collaboration: A Joy the Baker x Hedley & Bennett apron! Mingle with Joy as she signs her new book. Brunch snacks and wine will also be served. The second event will take place at the Williams Sonoma store in Beverly Hills on Monday, April 3. Joy will perform a culinary demos with a recipe from her book, with a book signing to follow. Books will be available for sale during both events for $27.50. Sunday, 2 – 4 pm, Hedley & Bennett, 3864 S. Santa Fe Ave, Vernon, CA 90058; Monday, 6 – 8 pm, Williams Sonoma, 339 N. Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Bottlefish‘s Brunch
Brentwood’s hottest new seafood spot, Bottlefish, is launching brunch this weekend. With an extensive bar program and a beautiful outdoor patio with lounge seating and a succulent wall, the restaurant is West LA’s newest spot for springtime brunching. Standout brunch dishes include: The Bae, Chile-glazed bacon, avocado, fried egg, house-made English muffin and breakfast potatoes; Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with brown butter, blueberry compote and Vermont maple syrup; Salmon Gravlax with cucumbers, dill cream, capers, red onions atop a crispy potato galette; Fried Chicken & Waffle Sandwich with pickled green tomato; Lobster Toast with avocado mousse, lemon chili dressing and radishes on toasted country bread; and Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Benedict made with poached eggs, tomato hollandaise sauce and arugula. Full menu here. Saturday & Sunday; 11677 San Vicente Blvd #200, Los Angeles, CA 90049; 310.954.9495

Baltaire‘s Brunch
Brentwood’s steakhouse is introducing a new seasonal weekend brunch menu this, which is perfect for enjoying on the patio with their retractable roof. Executive Chef Travis Strickland’s highlights include Ahi Nicoise with banyuls vinaigrette and peewee potatoes; Roasted Cauliflower Steak with lentil chimichurri and sunny egg; Albacore & Salmon Poké Bowl with yuzu ponzu, avocado and house-pickled vegetables; Breakfast Sandwich with lamb merguez, feta cheese, soft scrambled eggs, and manchego; and Eggs Sardou with artichoke hearts, spinach, and hollandaise on a house made cheddar-scallion biscuit. Saturday & Sunday; 11647 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049; 424.273.1660

Mark Peel and Chef Jason Fullilove’s Brunch
Mark Peel will be cookin’ up brunch, for the first time since Campanile closed. Head to Barbara Jean, where he will be joined by Chef Jason Fullilove to create a menu that includes Chicken Liver Butter Sourdough Toast; Jason’s Chicken Liver Butter with smoked apple sauce, with grilled sourdough; Mark’s Sour Cream Waffles with smoked trout, creme fraiche, melted butter and chives; Mark’s Risotto with wheatberries, flax and pancetta, shaved parmesan; Jason’s Corn Sorbet with caramel corn and Pudwill Farms blueberries; along with a complimentary mango mimosa. $45Sunday, 12-3 pm; Barbara Jean LA, 7274 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, 90046

Beaming Superfood Café’s Healthy Happy Hour
Happy hour can be guilt-free thanks to Beaming Superfood Café’s Healthy Happy Hour at their locations in Santa Monica, West Hollywood and Brentwood! Beaming’s Healthy Happy Hour specials include: $1 off beaming baked goods and vegan gelato sandwiches; $2 off acai bowl, pitaya bowl, buddha bowl, and made-to-order superfood smoothies; Afternoon Special including a beaming salad/entrée, and a cold pressed juice selected by beaming team; and Loyalty Members earn double points from 5 – 6 pm. All Beaming items are organic, vegan, gluten and dairy free, offering the ultimate guiltless happy hour and midday wellness boost throughout the work week. MondayFriday from 4 – 6 pm; locations here.

Beauty & Essex Opens
The 10,000 square-foot space from TAO Group is now open in the Dream Hotel complex in Hollywood. This is the third location for this restaurant that has other restaurants i=in New York and Las Vegas. Celebrity chef Chris Santos is behind the menu that features signature international dishes like grilled cheese and tomato soup dumplings, tuna poke wonton tacos, oven-braised chicken meatballs and tomato tartare. You enter through a working pawn shop off the alley on Selma. Then grab a spot in their courtyard or patio…it’s the first location of theirs to have outdoor seating. 1615 Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA; 323.676.8880

Prank Opens
Dave Whitton is bringing Prank, a new cocktail bar to DTLA. Executive Chef Ricardo Sanchez is behind the kitchen, turning out healthy, non-GMO menu items to pair with Whitton’s choice of a cannabis terpene cocktail, wine, or beer. The Ricki Kline designed space features a walk-up bar that gives you the chance to drink and dine with the sun or on a warm night. There’s also live music and a karaoke booth. Menu highlights include: the Taco Trio & Pairing with Filet Mingnon with avocado pico de gallo, and cilantro chimichurri, Seasonal Fish with house pineapple salsa, slaw, and chipotle crema, and Vegan with guacamole, zucchini, tomato, red onion, potato, and pickled veggie paired with Kim Crawford Sauv Blanc, Row 503 Pinot Noir; Espolon; Spicy Margarita; Lot 40 Rye Presbyterian; and El Sully Lager, Tecate, Lagunitas IPA. The Jalapeño Burger & Pairing Options include Short rib, chuck, brisket beef, garlic aioli, candied jalapeños, gruyere cheese, fried onions on a brioche bun paired with Kali Hart Pinot Noir, Trefethen Riesling; Buffalo Trace Ward 8; Sazerac; Bacardi 8 Dark & Stormy; and Boont Amber Ale, Lagunitas IPA. Prank is LA’s first concept to offer cocktails infused with terpenes, which contain no THC or CBD, have a bunch of benefits. Cocktail highlights include: Mon Frere made with Plymouth Gin, Cocchi Americano, Limonene Terpenes, Regan’s Orange Bitters; and Black & Blue made with Johnnie Walker Black, Fresh Ginger Root, Honey, Citrus Myrcene Terpene, and a float of Johnnie Blue. Saturday; 1100 South Hope St, Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.493.4786

CREAM Opens
Known for its warm, handcrafted ice cream sandwiches, the brand new location in North Hollywood will offer one free ice cream sandwich on opening day. CREAM is best known for its unique, handcrafted ice cream sandwich combinations, prepared with super-premium, ice cream, warm freshly baked cookies and other innovative confections. Father and son founders Jimmy and Gus Shamieh first opened CREAM in 2010 in Berkeley, California, to share family ice cream recipes. As its popularity grew, CREAM gained a large fan-following, and now serves its loyal customers via company-owned and franchised stores throughout California’s Bay Area, Southern California, Florida and Nevada. Saturday, 12 pm; 11135 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601

Esters Wine Shop & Bar‘s Sunday Tastings
Continuing its Sunday Tastings tradition, Esters will be shining the spotlight on Farm Wine Imports from all over the world, including Germany, Canary Islands, Spain, France, and more! You will be guided through five glasses at your own pace, alongside cheese and crackers, and 10% off retail purchase of wines in the line-up. $25; Sunday, 3-6 pm; 1314 7th St, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310.899.6900

$1 Oysters
Celebrate Oysters on a half shell day with $1 Oysters at Killer Shrimp! Only gets better by pairing them with a glass of Champagne! Friday; Marina del Rey: 4211 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292; Hermosa: 11 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-3731

The Garland’s Block Party
The Garland in North Hollywood is throwing a block party with proceeds going to TreePeople, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit keeping our urban environment safe, healthy, and sustainable. Enjoy live music, tastings from breweries and wineries and small bites from chef Larry Greenwood. $25+; Sunday, 2-5 pm; 4222 Vineland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 91602

The Santa Anita Park Winner’s Circle BBQ Competition is part of the Kansas City BBQ Society’s sanctioned four-meat Championship Series, and it does not disappoint. Put on your judging pants and sample smoked chicken, pork ribs, pork shoulder, and beef brisket from some of California’s up-and-coming pitmasters. Saturday; Santa Anita Park, 285 W Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007

By Whitney

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