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Weekend

03/30/2018

 The Museum of Selfies is an interactive museum that explores the history and cultural phenomenon of the selfie – an image of oneself taken by oneself – with roots dating back 40,000 years. Visitors can explore the origin of the selfie through the lens of art, history, technology, and culture while taking some cool selfies of their very own with interactive installations. $25; Sunday; 211 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA

Midnight Showing of Purple Rain
Prince wrote all the original music in this masterpiece. With wall to wall hits, this is the movie includes musical numbers “When Doves Cry”, “Darling Nikki”, “The Bird”, “Let’s Go Crazy”, “The Beautiful Ones” in back to back to back performances. Filled with energy and a time capsule of the Minneapolis music scene of the late 70’s, early 80’s, Purple Rain is gospel, document, testament to the genius and talent of Prince. $11-$45; Friday; Vista Theatre, 4473 Sunset Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Gone Bazaar x The Hollywood Roosevelt
Shop poolside while you mingle with some of LA’s up-and-coming designers. NYC photographer and DJ Kristin Gallegos will be spinning tunes while Polaroid Originals snaps some pics. March, noon-5 pm; The Hollywood Roosevelt, 7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA; RSVP to info@thegonecat.com

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Los Angeles Debuts Crystal Clarity Treatments in Collaboration with Metaphysical Boutique House of Intuition
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Los Angeles offers a limited-time collaboration with House of Intuition, the city’s spiritual destination for empowerment and personal growth. The Crystal Clarity collection incorporates crystals, natural stones, essential oils, and other holistic ingredients into three curative treatments guided by House of Intuition teachings, while complementing the spa’s practices designed to soothe, pamper, and rejuvenate skin and body. Treatments include a Jade Facial, Rose Quartz hands and feet therapy, a Chakra Balancing massage, and a customized treatment informed by a consultation with House of Intuition healers. Upon arrival, you are welcomed with a glass of Champagne in the Spa Sanctuary for pre-treatment grounding and relaxation. Considered a purifying stone, jade is thought to manifest good fortune and promote outstanding health. The Jade Facial Treatment begins with a gentle exfoliation using a jade crystal scrub followed by an age-defying massage with a jade facial roller to help lymphatic drainage, diminish dark circles, tighten pores and boost skin elasticity. A skin radiance mask heightens the complexion’s natural glow, followed by a misting of calming spray. At the end of the treatment, a custom House of Intuition Healing Crystal Grid composed of three different healing stones – amethyst, clear quartz and moonstone – will be placed on the high points of the skin to help promote mind-spirit balance ($260/80 min). Rose Quartz Mani/Pedi Treatment pamper hands and feet with an aromatic soak infused with rose oils and Himalayan sea salt to promote relaxation and purification. Real pieces of raw and tumbled rose quartz will be submerged in the pink-colored soak to encourage a feeling of nourishment and comfort during the treatment. Next, feet will be exfoliated with a rose quartz crystal scrub to leave skin smooth and soft, followed by a misting of rose spray to inspire the flow of harmony. Finish with cuticle care and polish of choice (Manicure $80/50 min; Pedicure $85/50 min). Ease muscle tension, soothe the mind and promote energy flow with the Chakra Balancing Massage that combines traditional massage techniques with gemstone therapy. Following a relaxation massage, crystals curated by House of Intuition will be placed on each of the seven chakras from the base of the spine to the crown of the head. Different stones corresponding to the various energy centers are meant to induce a sense of harmony – including clear quartz for clarity, amethyst for awareness and garnet for grounding. Finally, a citrus-infused spray will be misted over the body to encourage clarity and a renewed sense of overall well-being ($260/80 min). The Custom Clarity Package is an immersive experience transforming the mind and body featuring a collaboration with House of Intuition to create a custom treatment tailored to wellness needs. Begin with a consultation at House of Intuition to select three unique crystals that will be integrated into a custom Clarity Massage treatment enjoyed at a secondary appointment within the Spa. The crystals will be a take-home memento, along with a House of Intuition gift box featuring a selection of the company’s signature items such as an intention candle, smudge kit, raw crystals, beauty products and bath bomb ($450/80 min Massage, Consultation, Crystals, and Gift Box). Sunday through June 31, 2018;900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.763.4400

April Spa Specials Offer Relaxation During Stress Awareness Month at Burke Williams Day Spa
The ultimate in relaxation and renewal, Burke Williams Day Spa, encourages you to escape the daily stressors of life with special pricing on aromatherapy massage enhancements, H2V products and skin care services for the month of April. For a limited time, upgrade your favorite massage service and purify your body with aromatherapy massage enhancements and receive 20% off the regular service price. Enjoy the Anti-Aging Facial ($185+, through April 30th) and receive up to 30% off H2V products, Burke Williams’ exclusive skin care line. De-stress and repair with any 80-minute Pure Relaxation Massage ($160, through April 24th) by adding an aromatherapy massage enhancement and receive 20% off the entire service. Burke Williams offers four aromatherapy enhancements to gently release stress and regain inner peace including Unwind, Play, Love, and Renew – which enhance the advances all of the body’s systems toward maximum health with natural fragrances and oils. The Anti-Aging Facial ($185, through April 30th) repairs damage, increases skin’s resiliency, and boosts collagen production. The facial leaves skin glowing as it refines and repairs the skin by utilizing Burke Williams’ H2V products and botanically derived stem cells to regenerate and firm skin cells. Enjoy the benefits of a Burke Williams facial at home with the spa’s results-driven H2V skin care line. For the entire month of April, members can receive 30% off all H2V products in spa and online. For exclusive April offerings, follow Burke Williams’ social media pages for the chance to win giveaways and receive up to 15% off on H2V products for non-members. Through April 30th; 866.239.6635

The Greyhound Bar & Grill presents Blue Hour
It’s officially my favorite season! Baseball season! This also means that The Greyhound is welcoming back Dodgers Blue Hour! Catch all the game on their 120″ HD TV while you feast on some of LA’s best wings and enjoy ridiculous Dodgers specials. Specials include: $11.50 1 lb of wings & Olympia Lager; $11 burger & Olympia Lager; $9 veggie wings & Olympia Lager; $36 margarita pitchers; $6 add-on Jameson shots; $21 select beer pitchers; and $15 buckets of beer. Combos include “The Kershaw” 1 lb of wings & a bucket of beer for $22; “The Koufax” 2 lbs of wings & a bucket of beer for $32; “The Jackie Robinson” 3 lbs of wings & a pitcher of beer for $42; and “The Mannywood” 4 lbs of wings & a bottle of Champagne for $99. 5570 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042; 323.900.0300

Live Music + Block Party at Hayden
Hayden will host a block party featuring live music from The Loud as Funk Band, alongside La Morra Pizzeria’s mobile pizza oven, and oyster and wine specials. La Morra also continues to pop-up at Hayden every Tuesday from 4-9 pm. Saturday, 5-8 pm; 8820 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232; 310.593.4777

#StayLuckySundays Pop-Up with Chef Vinh Nguyen
Each Sunday in April, Hayden will host Executive Chef/Partner Vinh Nguyen of Stay Lucky – a new Chinese concept opening in Los Angeles in late 2018 – for a series of pop-ups. Formerly of Father’s Office, Nguyen has cooked in acclaimed kitchens in New York and Shanghai, and now returns to LA to open Stay Lucky. Beverage Director Akari Yamamura will pair select wines with Nguyen’s dishes, alongside Taiwanese beer. In addition to Hayden’s regular menu, a la carte dishes include Pidan Tofu with century duck egg, pork floss, lotus crisps, and seasonal market vegetable; Chinese Green Dumplings (vegan) with pea sprouts, bok choy, kale, shiitake mushroom, and gold potatoes; and Shanghai Vegetable Rice with Lap Cheong Sausage with pea sprouts, bok choy, shiitake mushroom, Meyer lemon, and brown butter. Sunday, 2 pm; 8820 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232; 310.593.4777

Winsome’s Spaghetti Sunday
Gather your Los Angeles family for a meal at Winsome. Feast on your choice of pasta, garlic bread, a seasonal salad, and a scoop of ice cream from house pastry chef Leslie Mialma. Also, be on the lookout for drink specials from Campari and Peroni available all night. $20; Sunday, 5:30 pm; 1115 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90012; 213.415.1818

Filifera’s Boozy Weekend Brunch
located on the 22nd story of the Hollywood Proper Residences, Filifera launches a boozy weekend brunch. The Kelly Wearstler-designed rooftop bar and lounge will allow you to experience Filifera’s stylish patio and sweeping views during the day. Chef James Wilschke created a brunch menu that features elevated takes on classic brunch favorites, from Eggs Benedict to Bananas Foster French Toast. You can also indulge on boozy brunch staples including fresh pressed mimosas, sangria, and Bloody Marys. Saturday & Sunday, 11 am-3 pm; 1550 N El Centro Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.465.7767

Crackin’ Kitchen Opens
The first mainland location of Crackin’ Kitchen, an eatery dedicated to Cajun cuisine infused with the spirit of Hawaii is having their grand opening. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Crackin’ Kitchen is best known for its hands-on approach to Cajun seafood with bags of shellfish sprawled across the table for you to crack and open by hand. Infused with the spirit of Aloha, the full-service restaurant pays homage to its roots through light, beachy interiors and authentic island flavors. Crackin’ Kitchen’s menu was developed by Michelin-starred chef Takeshi Omae (Morimoto XEX, Japanese Cuisine by Omae) and the menu blends traditional Cajun seafood with Hawaiian tradition. Highlights include Lomi Lomi Salmon, a traditional Hawaiian salmon salad with diced tomatoes, green onions, and red chili water; Guava Soy Chicken Wings, crispy wings tossed in the Crackin’ Kitchen house made tangy sauce & Hawaiian macadamia nuts; and Ahi Poke, cubed ahi, cucumbers, and sweet onions tossed in a soy sauce-based sauce. The signature Cajun menu items are available in varying spice levels and with three sauce options—Red (Hawaiian chili), Black (Hawaiian cacao and cracked black pepper) and White (Maui onion, lemon, and butter). You can may seafood by the pound or choose among signature items such as the Ultimate Combo (serves two to three with snow crab, shrimp, clams, mussels, corn, potatoes, andouille sausage, and all three sauces); Shrimp Combo (serves two with 1.5 pounds of shrimp, clams, mussels, corn, potatoes, andouille sausage, and choice of two sauces); Lobster Combo (serves two with whole lobster, shrimp, clams, mussels, corn, potatoes, andouille sausage, and choice of two sauces); and the Dungeness Combo (serves two with whole Dungeness crab, shrimp, clams, mussels, corn, potatoes, andouille sausage, and choice of two sauces). A la carte sides include Veggie Sticks, Creamy Noodles, Garlic Butter Rice, as well as traditional Hawaiian classics such as Grilled Spam Slices and King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls. Exclusive to the new Pasadena location, Mussel Pots are presented in a shiny bucket, filled with a heaping amount of Prince Edward Mussels, a varietal Chef Omae specifically selected due to the low environmental impact during harvesting. The flavor-packed pots come with a choice of 15 sauces, including Portobello, Kentucky, Amatriciana and Pacific Rim. You can amplify your crustacean dish can add shrimp and clams for an additional charge. On the sweet side, an interactive, Crackin’ Kitchen’s tableside Sweet Art dessert features locally sourced fruits and malasadas—Hawaiian style donuts dusted in cinnamon and sugar. Complementing the Hawaiian-Cajun flavors are playful cocktails infused with exotic fruits, salts and spices. Served in mason jars, signature libations include Mainland Mai Tai, made with Captain Morgan, Grand Marnier, almond syrup, and juices; Pele made with chipotle-infused tequila, lilikoi, lime; and Blue Hawaii made with lychee liquor, blue curacao, pineapple juice, tonic. Rounding out the beverage program is a large selection of canned craft beers and wines, alongside creative non-alcoholic offerings. Friday; 115 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105; 626.714.7227

Flora & Fauna
Break out all the floral prints you own, as the Disco Dining Club celebrate spring with a lush rooftop brunch time gathering that has DJ sets, floral installations, adult Easter egg giveaways from Doc Johnson sex toys, and tarot readings. Free; Saturday, 12-5 pm; 929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

Put an Egg on It at Smorgasburg
Smorgasburg is celebrating Easter Sunday, where they are putting an egg on everything. You’ll find bacon and egg goa-taco special, roe and uni topped oysters from The Jolly Oyster, an omelet topped pad thai from Sticky Rice, a fried egg to the top of Banh Oui’s fried chicken sandwich, along with adding eggs to all of Cheezus’ grilled cheese sandwiches. hey are also having a “Put an Egg on Everything” Instgram photo contest! You’ll be able to win a signed copy of the brand new Lucky Peach cookbook “All About Eggs” by posting your best egg moments of the day and tagging @smorgasburgla with #smorgasburgla. Sunday, 10 am-4 pm; Alameda & Bay St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt by the City of Redondo Beach

Bring your own basket to the free Easter Egg Hunt from the City of Redondo Beach. The family-friendly event will feature games, yummy treats and fun for all ages. Saturday, 10:30 am/ages 0-2, 11 am/ages 3-5, 11:30 am/ages 6-8, 12 pm/ages 9+; Franklin Park behind Franklin School, 807 Inglewood Ave. Redondo Beach, CA 90278

Big Bunny’s Spring Fling at the LA Zoo
Join in this annual event featured activities throughout the weekend include bunny nose and whisker face painting, two zoo keeper talks, a dance party and an Egg-ucation Station. $21, $18/seniors (ages 62+), $16/children ages 2-12; Friday-Sunday, 10 am-4pm; Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, 5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA

SALT Restaurant at the Marina Del Rey Hotel celebrates Easter
Executive Chef Mark Gold has curated an exclusive a la carte menu that will be offered during brunch hours. The special offerings will highlight the chef’s innovative approach on his California cuisine with seasonally inspired fare utilizing locally-sourced ingredients. Celebrate Easter Sunday with a scenic brunch taking in breath taking views of the Marina. The limited Easter Menu will include steak and eggs, medallions of prime flat iron steak lightly covered in a savory bordelaise sauce, a bed of crispy potatoes with salsa verde and organic eggs served sunny side up. Order Chef Gold’s savory Avocado Hummus with Indian paratha bread and a medley of local farm crudités. For the main course try SALT’s “Nantucket” Lobster Roll served with a side of house slaw with fries or indulge in their Zucchini and Basil Ravioli with oven dried tomatoes, parmesan-reggiano and their brown butter sauce. Sip on SALT’s refreshing cocktails, the Afternoon Delight made with Gin, raspberry syrup, lemon juice and sparking rosé or try their In Bloom cocktail with Vida Mezcal tequila, pineapple liquor, hibiscus agave and lime juice provided by SALT at their highly acclaimed bar program. SALT also offers an extensively curated wine list including sparkling whites, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Rosé, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Merlot ranging from wineries along the California coast. Sunday, 7 am-2:30 pm; 13534 Bali Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

All Easter eating here.

By Whitney

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