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Napa Valley Grille’s Summer Menu
Let the tastes of summer take over your mouth with Napa Valley Grille’s new, limited time menu. Available throughout the summer, feast on summer items where the fruit is ripe, the veggies are fresh, the drinks are cold and the grill is always hot. Napa Valley Grille’s three-course summer menu offers seasonal selections, including a Garden Vegetable & Pasta Salad or Albacore Crudo for your Starter, followed by a Grilled Surf & Turf (filet mignon and jumbo prawns, roasted summer vegetables, garlic, lemon) and a Baked Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie for dessert. $35; 1100 Glendon Ave #100, Los Angeles, CA 90024; 310.824.3322

Ale Academy: Beer and Cheese
Angel City Brewery and Vagabond Cheese present a special addition of Ale Academy with a guided beer and cheese pairing. Tickets available at here. Monday, 7-8 pm; 216 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Esters Wine Shop & Bar‘s Monday Tastings
Join in Game Night. Gather your friends over a bottle of wine (corkage fees are waived every Monday) and an array of classic board games. Play Esters’ “Brown Bag Wine” game by guessing the wine variety in the bag for a glass on the house. Monday, 4-10 pm; 1314 7th St, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310.899.6900


Purple Grain Launch Party
Sip the craft beer creation that won Angel City’s 2016 “What Would You Brew” competition alongside the creator, as well as Angel City Brewery’s Head Brewer, Layton Cutler. Free; Tuesday, 6-8 pm; 216 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012


Brewskee-Ball LA is Back
Kick off the summer season of Brewskee-Ball at 1739 Public House. Free; Wednesday, 7-10 pm; 1739 Public House, 1739 North Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Imperfect Produce: LA Kitchen Volunteer Day
Imperfect Produce and nonprofit partner L.A. Kitchen invite you to join them as they celebrate the first day of summer by creating beautiful food out of ugly and unwanted produce to serve LA’s aging, low income and homeless population. Wednesday, 1 – 4 pm; L.A. Kitchen 230 West Ave, 26 Los Angeles, CA 90031

Summer Songs at Descanso Gardens
The 3rd and 4th Wednesdays of each summer month feature The Flashdance DJs spinning all-vinyl sets. Come relax, enjoy a cold beer, wander through the Rose Garden and the shade of Descanso’s oak trees and Camellia Forest as the sun sets. Wednesday (also on June 28, July 19, July 26, August 16 and August 23), 5-8 pm; 1418 Descanso Dr, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011; 818.949.4200

Summer Solstice at Michael’s On Naples
The restaurant welcomes Sicilian Winemakers Alberto Graciof Mount Etna and Salvatore Geraci from Italy to Long Beach’s Naples Island for a special five-course pairing dinner. Both winemakers will meet, greet and mingle, discussing their wines’ flavor profiles and nuances. Alberto Graci of Mount Etna is a third generation winemaker. Salvatori Geraci is an architect-turned-vintner and owner of the Messina-area cult winery Palari. Chef Eric Samaniego will create a menu selections that will pair with the following wines: Etna Rosato, an organic Rose made with 100% Nerello Mascalese grapes; Etna Bianco “Arcuria,” a dry white wine made with a blend of Carricante and Cataratto; Etna Rosso Graci Feudo di Mezzo, a red blend made from Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio; Rosso del Soprano from the House of Palari, a red blend of local native varietals inspired by a century-old blend; and Palari’s Faro, a dry red blend with dominant varietals, including Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio with smaller quantities of Nocera, Cappuccio Tignolino, Acitana, Galatena and Calabrese. $100; Wednesday, 6:30 pm; 5620 E. 2nd St, Long Beach, CA; 562.439.7080


Twilight Concert Series
Summer officially kicks off in Santa Monica with the 33rd annual Twilight Concerts at the Pier, presented by Snapchat! Catch the best contemporary and classic music with beautiful beach views. Artists include LeMaitre, Marcia Griffiths, Eric Burdon & The Animals, Miami Horror and more. Thursdays, June 22-August 17, 7 pm; Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier

By Whitney

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