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Weekend

07/14/2017

The Fifth Element at Hollywood Cemetery
The Fifth Element depicts 23rd-century New York on the brink of cosmic destruction. It’s up to cab driver, Korben Dallas, (Bruce Willis) to protect Leeloo (Milla Jovovich), the human incarnate of the Fifth Element, with the potential to save or destroy humanity. Gary Oldham stars as the villain Zorg, with Chris Tucker as the dandy futurist Ruby Rhod.The Fifth Element is a unique sci-fi pop masterpiece. Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the film with a themed photo booth, DJs and Director Luc Besson will be in person to discuss the classic movie and his upcoming feature. $12-$16; Saturday, doors: 7:15 pm, movie: 9 pm; 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Sound in Focus
KCRW returns to Century City this month for three outdoor concerts in Century Park, held in conjunction with the Annenberg Space for Photography. The series kicks off this weekend with a headlining performance from Grammy-winning R&B artist Miguel, an opening set by Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Garzón-Montano and DJ sets by Stretch Armstrong. Check out other headliners: Paul Oakenfold (July 22) and Rodrigo y Gabriela (July 29). Free (RSVP required); Saturday, 5-7 pm; 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Century City, CA

SheLift SoulCycle Charity Ride
Sarah Herron will be hosting the first ever SheLift SoulCycle Charity Ride at the Culver City studioSarah is known from ABC’s The Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise for being the first contestant with a physical disability. Sarah was born with Amniotic Band Syndrome, but it hasn’t stopped her from climbing mountains, skiing double black diamonds, and even searching for love on television. Kombucha and refreshing snacks will be served after the 45-minute indoor cycling class and you will have the chance to meet and greet with Sarah. Some lucky attendees will receive special gifts! Laura Crago will be instructing the class. SheLift, a 501(c)3 organization, was born from Sarah’s love for outdoor adventures and the transformative powers of adventure. SheLift encourages girls to improve self-acceptance and confidence through outdoor adventures and body-positive mentorship. SheLift aims to normalize differences while challenging girls’ physical and emotional abilities. Saturday, 12:30 pm;8820 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232; Bikes can be reserved here.

World Series of Beach Volleyball  
The world’s best beach volleyball players come together with chart-topping musical artists, cutting-edge brands and assorted beach-related activities for a competition and fun in the sun. Free/Friday, $10/Saturday & Sunday; Friday-Sunday, 9 am; 700 E. Shoreline Dr, Long Beach, CA; 310.906.3800

Design Care 2017 Presented By Hollyrod Foundation

Join Holy Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete for an evening of fashion, music and philanthropy. What began nineteen years ago as an intimate mixer at Holly and Rodney’s home, DesignCare has grown to be one of the most exclusive, fashionable and inspiring events of the summer. After Holly and Rodney’s eldest son, RJ, was diagnosed with autism, HollyRod’s mission expanded to provide resources to families affected by an autism diagnosis. HollyRod launched the RJ’s Place grant in 2014 to provide assistive technology to children’s hospitals and autism centers. As these children grow, they require vocational training and specialized job placement assistance to transition to mainstream life and gainful employment. Saturday6 pm; Pacific Palisades, CA

Summer DineLA
Summer dineL.A. kicks off for 15 days, encompassing two weekends of value-driven menus starting at $15. The biannual food event spotlights the city’s rich, culinary diversity and features more than 300 restaurants throughout Los Angeles. “Summer roadtrip,” is this season’s dineL.A. theme, inviting you to travel throughout the city and eat your way across the various neighborhoods and a diverse variety of cuisines. Tying into the roadtrip theme, Gary Baseman, Emmy award-winning creator of ABC/Disney’s animation series Teacher’s Pet and collaborator with luxury brand COACH, has designed a map featuring iconic Los Angeles landmarks and restaurants that will be included in the dineL.A. Roadtrip Guide. The guide also contains a list of participating restaurants divided by neighborhoods a helpful tool that you can print from the dineL.A. website or pick up at visitor information centers throughout the city. For a second season, dineL.A. partners with the California Avocado Commission to feature California avocado-centric dishes from some of the best chefs in the city including: Akasha Richmond – AR Cucina; Chandra Gilbert – Gracias Madre; David Lefevre – Fishing with Dynamite; Josiah Citrin – Charcoal Venice; Neal Fraser – Redbird; Nick Erven – Erven; and Ted Hopson – The Bellwether. Newcomers include Officine BRERA, Odys + Penelope, The Ponte, and timeless favorites like Spago, Border Grill, Chaya, Alimento, Connie & Ted’s, a.o.c., and more. Another popular and returning program is the Exclusive Series, presented by American Express, offering you a chance to experience some of L.A.’s most luxurious restaurants at a value-driven price beginning at $95, such as Providence, ink., and BOA Steakhouse. Diners can visit the dineL.A. website to book reservations starting today.$15-$25/Lunch menus, $29-$49/dinner; Friday through July 28th.

Salt & Straw Celebrates National Ice Cream Day
Salt & Straw will be giving away a different special treat or commemorative item to one lucky, randomly selected winner every hour at each of its five shops across LA (Larchmont, West Hollywood, Arts District, Studio City, and Abbot Kinney). Prizes will include ice cream scoops, flights, pints, scoopers, t-shirts, and hats; winners can choose to cash in their prize right away or be given a gift card to take with them and use in the future. You will also be able to enjoy flavors from Salt & Straw’s classic series, or take advantage of the limited edition flavors from the creamery’s berries-inspired series, which will be available until the end of the month (and includes tempting selections such as Meyer Lemon Buttermilk with Blueberries andStrawberry Cilantro Lime Cheesecake). Sunday

South Bay Greek Festival
Opa! Enjoy music, games, dancing, and the best Greek food in town! Plus, you could be the lucky raffle winner to win $10,000. $2; Friday, 5-10 pm, Saturday, noon-10 pm, Sunday, noon-9 pm; 722 Knob Hill Ave, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Lobsterfest
With four Guinness World Records, the Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival is back for another record-setting year, offering fresh Maine lobster meals flown in daily and cooked on the spot. The festival’s signature meal, a 1.25 lb. whole steamed Maine lobster meal with spiced potatoes, cole slaw, roll and buttery dipping sauce will be available for $25, with additional lobsters for just $15, alongside lobster rolls, lobster mac & cheese, lobster quesadillas and more. Looking for an all-inclusive experience? Get the First Class tickets (available via online presale only), where each ticket includes a 3-day admission, one double lobster meal with seafood salad, dessert and other special sides, one complimentary beverage, VIP line access, VIP dining area and collectible poster for $65. Craft booths, games and rides, arts and crafts and other activities for kids will be available at an additional cost. The festival’s music lineup includes over 20 bands including Milo Greene, WATERS, Parade of Lights, Transviolet, Safety Orange, Honey County, Black Crystal Wolf Kids and more. A full list of artists and set times can be found here. $12, kids under 12, veterans and all active military personnel are free; Friday, 5-11 pm, Saturday, 11 am-11 pm, Sunday 11 am-7 pm; E 22nd St & Miner St, San Pedro, CA 90731

DTLA Breweries United‘s DTLA Brewers United Fest
Discover and enjoy the brews of DTLA! Angelenos are invited to spend the day tasting limited edition and specialty beers from Angel City BreweryArts District BrewingDry River BrewingIndie Brewing CompanyBoomtown BreweryIron Triangle Brewing Company and Mumford Brewing. In celebration of this neighborhood beer festival, each brewery will be debuting a new beer with “United” in the title. To fuel beer lovers in between tastes, Downtown Taco will be serving up their signature nachos and tacos. 100% of the ticket proceeds go to Keep A Breast, whose mission is to empower young people around the world with breast health education and support. $45 (include unlimited tastings and a DTLA Brewers United commemorative glass); Sunday, 4-8 pm; Triangle Lot, 224 Rose St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Splash Night Fridays
The rooftop pool party series is back at the W Hotel Hollywood. The night features a-list DJs spinning top 40 and EDM hits, cocktails and a bubble show at midnight. Fridays through August, 9 pm-2 am; W Hotel Hollywood, 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA; RSVP: splashnightfridays@gmail.com

Bastille Day at Avec Nous
Avec Nous, the French Bistro at Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills will be extending their “14 – Four – $14” specialty offering. They have chosen 14 of their favorite wines where you can taste 4 of them for $14. Friday; 9291 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Bastille Day at Church & State
Executive Chef Tony Esnault has added four special menu offerings to celebrate this French National Holiday. Nothing beats the heat and kicks-off a French celebration better than a Vichyssoise, a chilled soup of leeks, onions, potatoes, and cream, or the Salade Lyonnaise with frisée, soft poached egg and bacon lardoons. For the main attraction, Church & State will be offering two entrées: Bouillabaisse, a Provençal fish stew made with prawns, mussels, clams, rock fish, fennel, potato, leek, and rouille, or the Confit de Canard made of duck confit, ratatouille, pickled grapes, and duck jus. Friday, 6-11:00 pm; 1850 Industrial St, #100; Los Angeles, CA 90021; 213.405.1434

Bastille Day at Spring Los Angeles
Housed in the time-honored Douglas Building, and one of L.A.’s most beautiful settings, Owner Yassmin Sarmadi and Executive Chef Tony Esnault will be celebrating France’s National Day at Spring Los Angeles by offering a grignoter & sweets! Celebrate by indulging on a selection of nine a grignoter (nibbles) including a plate of Huitres Glacées du Jour, four daily market selected oysters,Melon et Jambon, fresh melon and handcrafted ham, Figues & Brie, and an assorted selection of additional delicious bites for $4. Spring will also be offering a special selection of sweets including the Chou à la Crème; a puff pastry filled with vanilla cream, the Louis XV; Valrhona Jivara Chocolate with crunchy hazelnut, or the Pastèque; a refreshing watermelon ice cream sandwich for just $3 each! Friday, 6-10 pm; 257 South Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012; 213.372.5189

Mr. C’s Champagne & Oysters Soirée
You are encouraged to wear your finest summer whites as you luxuriate with endless pours of Veuve Clicquot Champagne and feast on a raw bar featuring West and East Coast oysters and fresh shellfish, tray-passed hor d’oeuvres such as Blini topped with Norwegian smoked salmon and caviar, Crab Claws served in shot glasses filled with cocktail sauce, Seared Tuna with Dijon mustard and Sicilian pistachios, and Sea Bass Sashimi with mint. A specialty cocktail and Peroni Nastro Azzurro on draft will also be available, while a DJ spins tunes all night long. $99, $1500/VIP booth which includes: (8) tickets, reserved designated seating, and an exclusive pour of Veuve Clicquot; Friday, 7-9:30 pm; 1224 Beverwil Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90035

Dry River Brewing Opens to Public
Dry River Brewing is opening the tasting room to the public the first and third weekend of each month, Friday and Saturday, starting this Friday. You can expect six rotating taps of Dry River core and specialty brews as well as a selection of bottles. Some of the brews won’t be available outside of the tasting room, including Sequoia, a Sahti-style ale made by filtering mash through tree bark that brewmaster Naga Reshi foraged from a fallen Sequoia while on a camping trip to Yosemite. First and third weekend of each month, Friday and Saturday 4-10 pm, and Sunday 2-8 pm, starting July 14th; 671 S Anderson St, Los Angeles, CA 90023; 213.375.5235

The Garagiste Wine Festival: Urban Exposure
Now in its fourth year in LA, this wine festival has 50 high-quality, limited-production winemakers from all over California. Try 200 ultra-premium, hard-to-find wines, paired with complimentary cheese and charcuterie. $69, $99/VIP early access 2 pm; Saturday, 3-6 pm; Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club, 1210 4th St., Santa Monica, CA

Esters Wine Shop & Bar‘s Sunday Boozy Brunch
Enjoy an array of cocktails, bottles of rosé and bubbly, and sweet and savory dishes from Chef de Cuisine Chris Ono and Executive Chef Jeremy Fox. Cocktails include the Heirloom Tomato Bloody Mary with a smoked chorizo garnish; A Oaxacan Tail made with cold brew coffee, mezcal, and mole bitters; a Japanese Shandy made with Coedo Black Lager, pineapple, and amaro; alongside Mimosas and French 75s made with fresh-squeezed juices. In addition to Esters’ regular wine and beer list, magnums of Red Car Rosé of Pinot Noir and bottles of Drusian Prosecco di Valdobbiadene and Philippe Foreau Vouvray Brut Reserve are also available. Menu highlights include an Egg Sandwich with scrambled eggs and Applewood smoked bacon on a Milo & Olive brioche bun, served with a petite salad; Smoked Trout Bagel with tomato, cucumber, red onion, caper, and an “everything mix”; Brioche with Solstice Canyon Almond Butter, Bavarian pastry cream, and chocolate; Cornmeal Waffle topped with Zuckerman’s blueberries; and Organic Yogurt with Masumoto peaches, house made granola, basil, and balsamico. Sunday, 10 am-2 pm; 1314 7th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.899.6900

Eureka! Launches Brunch
The all-American restaurant is opening early on the weekends and putting twists on classic dishes like Bread Pudding French Toast with a blueberry compote and a whiskey créme anglaise; Chilaquiles featuring ranchero tortilla chips, two eggs, feta, and sour cream, purple onions, avocado, and pico de gallo; and mouthwatering Fried Chicken and Sweet Corn Bread, topped with whipped salted butter, jalapeño-infused maple glaze, and bacon. For some lighter brunch options, dive into Eureka!’s take on Avocado Toast topped with a hardboiled egg, diced tomatoes, watermelon radish, and chimichurri; or 6 Pack Breakfast Burrito with eggs, ground turkey, black beans, pepper trio, avocado, and served alongside charred tomato salsa; for an original breakfast dish, enjoy the Classic Breakfast served with two eggs, house potatoes, baguette, and a choice of bacon or sausage. There’s also new weekend cocktails, Weekend Thyme made with gin, aquavit, carrot, ginger, thyme, and lemon; Do You Even Juice Bro made with tequila, tomatillo, tomato, cucumber, and horseradish; or enjoy a $5 Bloody Mary or Mimosa. Saturday and Sunday, 10 am – 2pm; 6250 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91364

miro Launches Brunch
This summer, miro is launching bottomless bubbles & brunch. The all new brunch menu features a variety of sweet and savory dishes created by Chef Gavin Mills and bottomless mimosas for $14. Featured dishes include miro’s Chicken and Waffles, Duck Egg Omelet with farm eggs, caviar and crème fraiche, Italian Benedict with house-made prosciutto, poached eggs and orange hollandaise, Brioche Pain Perdu with maple glaze, fluffy Ricotta Pancakes with lemon, house-churned butter and local honey and homemade buttermilk biscuits with honey butter. To wash down the entrees, enjoy the bottomless mimosa option or choose from a variety of unique cocktails made especially for brunch, including a classic Bloody Mary made with house-made tomato mix and spices; Kale & Rice cocktail made with Vinn Rice Whiskey, purple kale syrup, dry vermouth, and citrus; Little Walter Rides Again made with Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey, Giffard Vanille, banana-infused sherry, coconut syrup, and lime; Hemingway Daiquiri made with white rum, lime, grapefruit, maraschino liqueur; and the Come On…Chai Me made with Tito’s, chai orgeat, lemon and orange curacao. Saturday & Sunday, 11 am-3 pm; 888 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017; 213.988.8880

By Whitney

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