Weekend

05/19/2017

Boogie Nights at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
PT Anderson’s tour-de-force about the porn industry in 1970s Los Angeles swept across screens and launched the career of one of our most brilliant filmmakers. Mark Wahlberg stars as the well endowed but naive dishwasher who became one of the biz’s greatest heroes. Discovered by a powerful producer, his fame grows as does his attachment to his new film family. Pulsing disco, thrusting camera moves and a dream cast adorn this sparkling story that reveals the darkness at the edges of the glamor and dazzle of our most glittering era. Also stars Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, John C Reilly, Heather Graham and Don Cheadle. $12+; Saturday, doors: 6:45 pm, movie: 8 pm; 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Karma International’s 9th Annual “Karma Masquerade”
Beautiful people clad with only masks and periodic attire, with ambiance created by Hollywood’s best set designers as they transform the upscale Liaison Lounge for an evening of the ultimate avant-garde escape. The Karma Masquerade is a sight and sound experience that includes alluring and inspiring strolling performers,  living art vignettes, sexy music & dancing, DJ sets by DJCJ and DJ Bad Ash, with special performance by ATMOSPHERE. Tickets hereSaturday, 8 pm-2 am; Liaison Lounge, 1638 N Las Palmas Ave. LA CA 90028

Björk Digital
Dive into the world of Björk during the West Coast premiere of this exhibition. Expect six virtual reality works displayed in a succession of rooms, which feature music from her latest album, Vulnicura. In conjunction with the showcase, Björk will also make her Walt Disney Concert Hall debut, performing with orchestra in a concert conducted by Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason on May 30. Saturday through June 4th; Magic Box at The Reef, 1933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

Join in an afternoon of live music, art, shopping, beauty, free food and wine and more! Hosted by Casey Connor Entertainment & Bloomingdale’s Santa Monica, shop for a cause, and Bloomingdale’s will donate 10% of proceeds to Live Out Loud Foundation. The LOL is an organization that encourages children experiencing grief to turn tragedy into triumph and by Living out Loud! Saturday, 1-5 pm; Bloomingdale’s/BStyle Lounge, 315 Colorado Ave, 2nd Floor, Santa Monica, CA 90401

OFF THE 405
The 2017 season kicks off this weekend with Los Angeles electronic pop artist Nite Jewel, who brings her dance floor hits and celebrates the release of her new album Real High. Up next, on June 10, is the multi-faceted musician Tim Presley, who updates his ‘60s-influenced brand of psychedelic rock with a punk and garage edge. Performing on June 24, La Luz’s brings lo-fi doo-wop. Taking the stage July 29, acclaimed New York-based singer-songwriter Steve Gunn brings his guitar-forward rock to the courtyard stage with a signature blend of country blues and underground. On August 26, ‘70s nostalgia band Savoy Motel comes to the Getty with an orchestrated hybrid of glam rock, soul, and southern boogie. Free ($10 parking); Saturday, 6–9 pm; Museum Courtyard, 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles CA

Venice Family Clinic’s Art Walk & Auctions
This annual fundraiser benefitting the Venice Family Clinic features live music, a craft beer and wine garden, and art exhibitions, as well as artisan booths, an Imagination Station for children, gourmet food, and a Barking Lot for dogs. Artist studio tour tickets are also available. The silent auction includes work by artists including Kelly Akashi, Billy Al Bengston, Andrea Bowers, Sam Durant, Jennifer Moon, Ana Prvački, Ed Ruscha, and Analia Saban, and can be previewed online until May 19; Barbara Kruger has also designed limited-edition merchandise for sale. $50/studio tour tickets; Sunday, 12-6 pm; 340 Main St, Venice, CA

Beverly Hills artShow
The free show features art by 240 artists from around the nation who showcase their work in painting, sculpture, watercolor, photography, mixed media, ceramics, jewelry, drawing and printmaking.The Beverly Hills artSHOW features a street of food trucks plus a beer garden and a wine garden. Free; Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-6 pm; Beverly Gardens Park, Santa Monica Boulevard from Rodeo Drive to Rexford Drive

Save Our Souls Pop-Up
Save Our Souls (SOS) is a community-based nonprofit organization addressing the harsh reality of homelessness in the Greater Los Angeles community. SOS’s mission is to aid and empower men, woman, and children living in displacement across Los Angeles. To support and bring awareness to local non-profit Community Assistance Resource Team (CART), SOS has brought together artists to create a one-of-a-kind pop-up gallery. Sorenity Rocks Malibu will be open the public and feature surprise guest DJs throughout the weekend. Featured artists include: Aaron Axelrod, Alden Marin, Alec Monopoly, Alison Van Pelt, Andy Moses, Blakhat, Cisco Adler, Cory Osborne, Deanna Elsa, Dietmar Kohl, James Haunt, Katherine Kousi, Keegan Gibbs, Linda Margaret Kilgore, Lindsey Nobel, Love Crew, Mr. Brainwash, Nicholas Bernard, Norton Wisdom, Patrick Hoelck, RETNA, RISK, Robert Standish, Ryan Campbell, Sage Vaugn, Sheku Kowai, Shepard Fairey, Sonni Pacheco, Steve Olson, Jim Evans aka T.A.Z, and This Means Mar. Opening: Friday, 6 pm (through Sunday); Sorenity Rocks Malibu, 3939 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, CA 90265

Check out a Rare Rose Display from 9 am – 5 pm. You will get an up close look at rare and special roses from Descanso’s collection. Floral Art Activities are from 10 am – 2 pm, where you will make your own floral creations using roses and other flowers. “Human Vase” Living Art is from 11 am – 2 pm. Using the body as a canvas, floral artist Alison Franchi and make-up artist Jennifer Aspinall create a living work of floral art. Rose Garden Walk and Talk is at 10 am and Descanso’s horticulture staff will have a guided walk through the Rose Garden. All activities free with admission. Saturday & Sunday, 9 am-5 pm; 1418 Descanso Dr, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011; 818.949.4200

The Heritage of Aloha Festival
This two day festival features a cultural marketplace, island food booths, ‘ukulele contest, spam musubi eating contest and continuous Hawaiian/Polynesian music and dance on a beautiful outdoor stage. Free admission; Saturday, 10 am-6 pm, Sunday, 10 am-5 pm; Heritage Park, 12100 Mora Dr, Santa Fe Springs, CA

The Newly Opened Whiskey Lounge at miro Restaurant Hosts Whiskey and Food Tasting Event
The Whiskey Lounge at miro Restaurant will host a culinary and beverage experience in celebration of World Whisky Day. Enjoy tastings from distilleries around the world, as well as distinct gastronomic creations infused and paired with whiskey. Participating purveyors include Alexander Murray & Co. LLC, Benromach Whisky, WhistlePig Rye Whiskey, Teeling Whiskey Co., Glen Grant, Wild Turkey and Russell’s Reserve. Chef Gavin Mills’ menu offers Spiced Smoked Trout with crispy skin, burnt orange crème fraiche and candied ginger; Whiskey-Cured Ham with buttermilk biscuits and honey butter; Smoked Ricotta Tortellini with lonza and duck egg; WhistlePig Chicken and Waffles; and house-made meats and artisanal cheeses. miro will also offer specialty steak and whiskey pairing menus from Saturday through June 20, with $85 and $65 options including Chef Mills’ 30-60 day, dry-aged steaks that are aged in-house. $40 (includes tax and gratuity, provides entry, passed appetizers and tasting stations from seven brands with more than 20 featured expressions); Saturday, 5-8 pm; The Whiskey Lounge at miro (downstairs), 888 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017; 213.988.8880

Uncorked: Derby Days
This event will be held at The Culver Studios on the lawn of the mansion with over 50 wineries, live New Orleans jazz band, gourmet food trucks, photo booth, Champagne lounge, and other fun goodies to enjoy. $60-$70; Saturday, 12-4 pm, 5-8 pm; 9336 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

EEEEEATSCON
The first-ever EEEEEATSCON is coming from The Infatuation. The Infatuation is a website, newsletter, mobile app, and series of Instagram accounts, all designed to help you find the perfect restaurant for any situation. This weekend, restaurants participating include Chi Spacca, Jon & Vinny’s, Salazar, Shake Shack, Mr. Holmes Bakehouse, The Nomad Truck, special experiences from Nighthawk Breakfast Bar and Tinfoil, Badmaash, Afters Ice Cream, Sweetfin Poke, Yeasty Boys, Ramen Hood, Dream Pops, Matcha Bar, Maple Block Meat Co., and Eataly’s first ever appearance in Los Angeles. New York duo The Knocks will headline the music portion of the day, which will also include a set from new artist, Lizzo. The day will end with a discussion with Shep Gordon, the legendary music manager who is also basically responsible for creating the concept of the celebrity chef, along with a talk with LA’s very own Nancy Silverton, hosted by KCRW’s Evan Kleiman. $40+; Saturday, 12-9 pm; The Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Flavor of LA
Sip your way through the CBS Studio Center back lot while enjoying an afternoon of gourmet bites from LA’s best restaurants, along with craft beer, wines and cocktails. The all-inclusive event, benefiting Food Forward, will also feature film and TV car favorites from the Television Motion Picture Car Club. Eats and drinks include: The Bellwether, Barrel & Ashes, The Local Peasant, Frankland’s Crab & Co, Firefly, Salt & Straw, Boneyard Bistro, SOCA, Cake Bash Studio, Baklavalicious,Tender Greens, Coral Tree Cafe, Tuning Fork, Comoncy, The District by Hannah An, Laurel Point, The Six, Franco on Melrose, Cocina Condesa, The Front Yard, Golden Star Vineyards, Granville, Jumpin’ Java Kitchen, Knee Deep Brewing Co., JFC International, Sapporo, Lusy’s, Pizza Rev, Coffee Source, Crave, Claudine Artisan Kitchen and Bakeshop, Drink Houz, Tiki No, Cream, Fish Trap, Sushi Sazanami, Canelé Gourmet Pantry, Blvd Kitchen, The Woodman, Artisan Cheese Gallery and Vegetable. $75 (promo code: hla2017); Sunday, 1-5 pm; 4024 Radford Ave, Studio City, CA 91604; 818.655.5916

Filifera Opens
The new rooftop bar and lounge on the 23rd story of Hollywood Proper Residences, is now open to the public by reservation only via Resy.com. Designed by Kelly Wearstler and operated by Proper Hospitality, the new Hollywood hideaway has a swimming pool with plush private cabanas, indoor and outdoor dining areas, and a bar with sweeping views of the iconic Capitol Records building, Hollywood Sign, and Griffith Park Observatory. The menu, which includes a crafted cocktails, wines, and beers, alongside elevated bar bites made with artisanal ingredients, is now being served throughout the summer. Cocktail Menu Highlights include: Passion Fruit Fizz made with Maker’s Mark Bourbon, passion fruit, Aqua Faba, lemon, Pastis, wild fennel flower served up with a splash of seltzer; Chamomile Last Word made with Plymouth Gin, Lime, Aqua Faba, Maraschino Liqueur, Yellow Chartreuse served up with chamomile flowers; and a Gin & Tonic made with Beefeater Gin, tonic water, seasonal flowers, served à la España Over Ice. World-renowned interior designer Kelly Wearstler infuses her California cool aesthetic into Filifera’s distinct design with her fresh take on the rooftop lounge experience. The interior of the lounge has a palette of rich neutrals, organic textures, and furnishings produced by local artisans. The walls, made from raw birch wood, imbue the lounge with the warmth and casual elegance of the Los Angeles coast. Outside, Wearstler’s creative use of space has produced groupings of intimate seating that take advantage of the panoramic views of the city. 550 N. El Centro Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.499.4009

The Edmon‘s New Cocktail Hour
The Edmon is introducing a new Cocktail Hour featuring small bites ($6 – $9), cocktails ($7), beer ($5), and wine ($10). Executive Chef Gabriel Cappelli serves up modern twists on classic steakhouse starters and sides. The Cocktail Hour menu features: Curry Deviled Eggs with garlic chips, and lime togarashi; Baby Hot Fried Chicken with a crunchy spice rub; Edmon’s “Poutine” Fries with onion gravy, goat cheese and parsley; Pesto Mushroom Tartlets; Roasted Vegetable Salad with carrot vinaigrette; Eggplant Sliders with tomato fondue and crispy basil; and Steak Sliders with black garlic aioli, lettuce, tomato, and white cheddar cheese. The cocktail and beverage specials include: Old Fashioned Sour made with buffalo trace, amaro, montenegro, fresh lemon juice, and bitters; Cucumber Daiquiri made with plantation 3 star rum, fresh lime juice, and cucumbers; Ginger Margarita made with cimarron blanco tequila, aperol, fresh lime juice, ginger, and bitters; beer: Lagunitas IPA, Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Angel City Pilsner, St. Archer White Ale, and Guinness; and wine: Acustic Red (Garnacha/ Cariñena) or Merayo (Godello). TuesdaySaturday, 5 – 7 pm; 5168 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038; 323.645.5225

exhale Santa Monica‘s Summer Sun Yoga
Detox before you re-tox this summer and experience the Bungalow in a whole new light. Start your morning off flowing on your mat in the ocean breeze from the deck of The Bungalow, Santa Monica’s favorite local hot spot! This summer, it’s your private beachside yoga studio every other Sunday morning. Connect to your core with a strength building vinyasa flow that is open to all levels – the perfect way to start your day! Sunday, 10:30 am; 101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Beyond Yoga Sample Sale
Get ready for a major sample sale where you will find up to 85% off retail prices. Sizes range from XXS – XXL! All sports bras are now $15, all tops are $20, and all jackets and bottoms are $30. Friday12 – 6 pm, Saturday & Sunday, 9 am – 4 pm; Smashbox Studios, Studio 1 ‘Lightbox’, 8549 Higuera St, Culver City, CA 90232

By Whitney

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