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Weekend

04/13/2018

Las Vegas Polo Classic
The first outdoor grass polo game will be played in Las Vegas this weekend. Polo America, 16 polo players and 100 horses will provide edge-of-your-seat excitement, while you are pampered with two days of polo, fashion, and gourmet food and drinks. The polo field will be filled with luxury VIP tailgating tents known as Millionaire’s Row. In the center of Millionaire’s Row is the Polo Village that features sponsor boutiques and displays. You will have the opportunity to purchase anything from a new Range Rover to Tiffany & Co. jewelry and watches to private jets or a new wardrobe. Festivities also include the traditional champagne half-time divot stomp, hat contest, the Land Rover Million Dollar Road Rally, a tailgating contest and more. Tickets; Saturday & Sunday; 7000 E Russell Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89122

Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
Catch car races, concerts, car displays, rock-climbing walls, racing simulators and more activities at the Toyota Gran Prix of Long beach. There will also be a lifestyle expo featuring green technology.  $27-$90/One-day admission, $65-$147/three-day pass; Friday-Sunday; 300 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA; 888.827.7333

17th Annual Dance Camera West Film Festival
Experience the power of dance at this annual local festival. Film screenings take place at UCLA’s Fowler Museum and the Laemmle Film Center, while free dance concerts take place on the Santa Monica Pier. $12+; Through Sunday; various locations

Noir City: Hollywood
Enjoy ten days of 20 noir films, all in 35mm and all shot in Los Angeles. Each evening of the fest includes a double-feature, with The Blue Dahlia and I Love Trouble kicking off the festivities on Friday evening. Through April 22nd; Egyptian Theatre: 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA; L.A. Aero Theatre: 1328 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA

Downtown Burbank Arts Festival
his annual festival transforms four city blocks into an interactive playground with over 200 artists of all kinds. Highlights include a teen art challenge, book signings by Disney animators, a Doodle Run, drawings sessions, paint your own scarf activation, a beer garden and much more. Free; Saturday & Sunday; Burbank, CA

Tattoo Exhibit
Tattoo is an exhibition 5,000 years in the making. The art of marking skin with ink spans cultures, continents, and has evolved over time. Learn about ancient and modern tattoo practices. Are they considered a part of sacred ritual or an act of rebellion? A sign of belonging or expression of individuality? In the special exhibit, you’ll explore the history, technique, motivation, and artistic genius that are connected to one another by ink. $23; Through Sunday; 900 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Redondo Beach’s 36th Annual SpringFest
The carnival kicks off tomorrow and features a petting zoo, pony rides, carnival rides for all ages, food court & food trucks and live entertainment. Food trucks include Yalla Truck, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Mr. Coolee Ice Cream and Wanna Chill. Free; Through Sunday; 3800 Aviation Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90278

Unique LA
This series of weekly pop-up markets is back! These weekly mini markets will feature a monthly rotation of hand-picked local artists, designers, and emerging brands such as Rose GypsyAccoutrements L.A.Molly PepperSmiths & KingsNew ProjectNotox LifeLorenzo DigginsLit Candle SupplyStory SparkPreston and JamesPamela V JewelryBOLLA KILLS, and many more. Shop Unique L.A.’s highly-curated collection of 300 of home décor, apparel, art, jewelry, kid’s items, stationery, apothecary, and pottery vendors, all while giving back to the local economy. While shopping, you can also enjoy a number of amenities including food, free drinks and cocktails, interactive art installations, DIY project spaces, and more. Saturdays, 10 am-3 pm; ROW DTLA, 777 S. Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA

Bubble Run
This is unlike any traditional 5K. The Bubble Run is like running through Willy Wonkas’ factory. Run through the foam bogs where there is enough colored foam to cover you from head to toe! Once you cross the finish line, jam out and dance to the DJ’s, get some free swag and get ready to get a serious dose of extra foam! Then strut around like a peacock sporting your boss finisher’s status. $50; Saturday, 8 am; 1101 W McKinley Ave, Pomona, CA 91768

Tax Day at Winston Pies
Just because you’ve forked over a bunch of money to Uncle Sam, though, doesn’t mean the day has to be all doom and gloom. To help you feel better, Winston Pies has prepared a special Pay Day Pie, and it’s launching this Friday! Featuring a peanut butter cookie crust, with a layer of chewy salted caramel and another layer of peanut butter mouse, topped with crushed peanuts, the Pay Day Pie will be available in mini pie size (5 inch rounds that are perfect to eat by yourself, or split with a friend!) or you can order in a full sized 11-inch round. Friday though the end of April; 11678 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Jane Q Launches Mug Club
All-day Hollywood eatery Jane Q is launching an in-house “mug club” that provides members with a year’s worth of drip coffee for just $25. Coffee mugs emblazoned with initials in the style of Jane Q’s signature graphic “Q” line the shelves along the coffee bar, where mug club members will receive a card granting them unlimited free LAMILL drip coffee to drink in the restaurant. Valid for one year from the date of purchase, mug club members also have the option to upgrade to lattes, nitro cold brew and other specialty coffee drinks for just $3. The newly minted mug club debuts along with Jane Q’s new spring menus on April 11, which includes an official daily brunch and happy hour. $25; 1800 Argyle Ave, Hollywood, CA 90028; 213.279.3534

INKO NITO’s Sake Special
For the month of April, if you dine at INKO NITO during the week, you will receive a glass of Sierra Sake for free with the purchase of any Nigaki, Limited to one per guest. Monday – Friday5 – 7 pm; 225-227 S Garey St, Los Angeles, CA 90012; 310.999.0476

The Mezcal Collective and Panorama Mezcal Present: “The Mezcal Cocktail Mission”
This multi-city cocktail competition with Pelotón de la Muerte aims to develop an original cocktail that belongs to mezcal using only four ingredients (including the garnish). As the cocktail scene booms, the Mezcal Collaborative, Panorama Mezcal and Pelotón de la Muerte are working towards innovating new mezcal forward cocktails that become synonymous to the spirit. Just as an “Old Fashioned” is synonymous with whiskey and bourbon, this multi-city cocktail competition is challenging industry tastemakers to create the first ever cocktail that can be uniquely identified with mezcal worldwide. Mixologists are encouraged to be as creative as possible with the idea that less is more and simple is better because cocktails must be replicable at home or at any reputable cocktail bar. The competition will be judged on taste, appearance, originality, and cocktail name. Every ingredient must be readily available and house-made syrups or infusions are prohibited. Each cocktail must contain at least one ounce of Pelotón de la Muerte mezcal and no more than one ounce of any other spirit.The six finalists from San Francisco and New York competitions will be flown to Mexico City to compete with fellow bartenders from Mexico, London, Australia and Japan. Aside from being recognized as the inventor of the world’s ‘signature mezcal cocktail’, the ultimate winner will be awarded an all-expense paid, five-day trip for two to Michoacán, Mexico. The winner and their guest will explore the beautiful colonial town of Morelia, tour some the best mezcal palenques in the state, and then head west to experience Charanda (its own DO of r(h)um) and finally, in Raicilla country where they’ll spend time in the quaint beach town of Playa Azul. $15; Sunday, 3-6 pm (also April 23rd & May 14th); Tres, 130 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA

By Whitney

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