Memorial Day Weekend


Barnsdall Friday Night Wine Tastings
From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day Weekend, Barnsdall Park hosts evenings of fine wine and art in the gardens of Frank Lloyd Wright’s newly renovated architectural gem, Hollyhock House. This summer, ongoing partner, SilverLake Wine returns, curating fine selections of boutique, small production, artisanal wines. Art workshops for children, music by KCRW’s DJ Dan Wilcox, and a bunch of food trucks will also be at the event that has raised nearly half a million dollars to support the Park’s capital projects, art programs, historic renovations and gallery exhibitions over the last five years. $25 (including a limited edition wine glass) No tickets at the door; Friday, 5:30 pm; 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027

World Cup of Wine: Unlimited Wine Tasting
If the event above wasn’t enough for you, check this one out. Get unlimited (!!!!) pours of the world’s best wines all night at this event made for winos. Friday, 6:30-9:30 pm; Seasons 52 at the Century City mall

Cabaret Versatile at First & Hope American Bistro
Experience French Cabaret with an authentic Parisian night in DTLA. Dancers, singers, acrobats and even magicians will take you on a trip with their sexy, fun, French Cabaret. $20; Friday, 8 pm doors, 8:30 pm preshow, 9:00 pm show; 710 W 1st. St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

The 28th Annual Jazz Reggae Festival
Catch stars like Snoop Dog (Snoop Lion?), Aloe Blacc, and The Internet on Jam Day (Saturday) and Ky-Mani Marley, Black Uhuru, Kevin Lyttle and Gramps Morgan on Reggae Day (Sunday). $35$60 two day package; Saturday & Sunday, 12-7 pm, gates open at 11 am; Intramural Field, 405 Hilgard Ave., Westwood

Big Easy at The Brig
Celebrate the long weekend with crawfish. Lots and lots of crawfish. There will be 500 pounds of spiced crawfish tossed onto tables with corn, spuds, andouille sausage and rum. Time to whip out the eatin’ pants. $45; Sunday, 11 am-6 pm; 1515 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice; 310.399.7537

Memorial Day at STK Los Angeles
Join in their BBQ Bash that includes specials ($5.25) on menu items, like their decadent Truffle Fries, Lil Burgers (Wagyu beef, STK sauce, American cheese, onions and pickles), Kobe Dog on a Pretzel bun with brown mustard, grilled onions and sauerkraut, Baby Back Ribs, Fried Chicken Wings with Chipotle Maple Sauce and apple slaw and Chocolate chip ice cream sandwich for only $2.50. Sunday; 755 N La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069; 310.659.3535

Monaco Grand Prix Viewing Party at Shutters on the Beach
Yes, you thought you were going to catch up on sleep this weekend. Well, Shutters has a reason to get up before dawn. Drink bottomless champagne and eat eggs benedict on its oceanfront patio while you watch the
 Monaco Grand Prix at 4:30 am. The champagne starts at 6 am. $55; Sunday, 4:30 am; 1 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica; 310.587.1707

All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes at A-Frame
A-Frame is not messing around this weekend. Get over there for their all-you-can-eat stacks of pancakes, filled with blueberries or chocolate chips or ham and cheese (yep, you read right). Plus, wash it all down with bottomless micheladas. $14; Saturday & Sunday starting May 24, 10 am-3 pm; Mondays, 5-11 pm; 12565 W Washington Blvd.; 310.398.7700

Canvas Boutique and Gallery Pop-Up at Malibu Country Mart
Head up the PCH this weekend to shop Jack Purcell sneakers and Baxter hair stuff because it’s a Canvas Boutique and Gallery’s pop-up. Friday
-August 2411 am-7 pm; 3835 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu; 310.317.9895

Topanga Days
It’s the 41st Annual Topanga Days! Celebrate with live music, arts and discover art, jewelry and clothing from local artisans. Musical headliners include: Lockdown, Wooden Roots, Royal Southern Brotherhood, and more. Saturday-Monday; 1440 N Topanga Cyn. Blvd., Topanga; 310.455.1980

LA Indie Improv Festival
Laugh your butt off as you watch the city’s best improv comedians take over four stages across Hollywood. Over 150 improv teams will keep the laughs going for 13 hours. After your insides hurt, head to the nearby food trucks! Saturday, 11 am-1 am; Artworks Theater & Studios, 6567 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood

Dinner Lab Chef Tour
For the next nine weeks, nine chefs from all over the country will cook up special meals right here, in Los Angeles. Snag your membership now, then feast and judge these top chefs over the upcoming weeks. Saturday, 7:30 pm; TBD, exclusive location revealed day before the event

Memorial Day at Ricardo Zarate’s Restaurants
At Mo-chica, sangria pitchers will only be $25, mixing red wine, brandy, and fresh fruit to pair with updated versions of traditional Peruvian cuisine. Paiche’s recently announced Happy Hour will be available all day long, featuring discounts on wine, cocktails, ceviches, rock shrimp tempura, yuquitas, and more. At Picca, get a $30 punch bowl with your friends.  A blend of white and dark rum, Cava, lemon, honey, pineapple juice, and bitters brings a taste of South America to Beverly Hills. Sunday & Monday; Mo-chia, 514 W. 7th St., Downtown, Los Angeles, 90014, 213.622.3744; Paiche, 13488 Maxella Ave., Marina Del Rey, CA 90292, 310.893.6100; Picca, 9575 W Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035, 310.277.0133

WET Sundays
In partnership with ileftword EntertainmentW Los Angeles – Westwood is bringing back WET Sundays, a summer pool party series. Enjoy live beats from local DJs while sipping on craft cocktails from The Hookup at WET, the hotel’s mobile poolside bar. They also have a 280-square-foot pool and 11 private cabanas (upon request). You can also enjoy WET mid-week with the launch of their new summer program, The Midweek Hookup. There will be drink specials, live music by DJ Junkyard, ping-pong, giant board games, and a popsicle toast every evening at 6 pm. Bring your swimsuit! Free; Memorial Day – Labor Day, 11 am-6 pm; Midweek Hookup: every Wednesday in June, 5 – 9 p.m; W Los Angeles – Westwood, 930 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024; 310.208.8765

Sunday Funday! – Art + Design Open Market
Art + Design is a one-day open art market featuring 100 local artists whose artwork will fill the One Colorado courtyard. Art & Design 2014 will also art demons and workshops. All participating artists are students or alumni from Pasadena’s leading cultural institutions: Art Center College of Design and Pasadena City College. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go directly to the artists. Sunday, 10 am-5 pm; 41 Hughes Alley, Old Pasadena, CA

Jaws at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Jaws is the adventure movie that changed everything, and is still one of the most exciting films ever made. After shark attacks, a local cop, a scientist and a shark hunter set out to find the beast, only to become the hunted ones. Starring Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss and Robert Shaw. $15; Saturday, doors: 6:30 pm, movie: 8:30 pm; 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

Almost Famous at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Head back here Sunday for Cameron Crowe’s love letter to rock and roll. Based on his own experiences as a teenage rock writer, a 15 year old ends up on tour with a famous rock band and befriends the transcendent Penny Lane. Starring Zooey Deschanel, Frances McDormand, Billy Crudup and Phillip Seymour Hoffman. $15; Sunday, doors: 6:30 pm, movie: 8:30 pm; 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

MAINopoly: A Taste of Main Street
Celebrate the flavors of Santa Monica’s Main Street with the first annual MAINopoly: A Taste of Main St. event! Come out and taste the best of the season at Main Street restaurants, including Enterprise Fish Co., Areal, Rick’s Tavern, Panini Garden and more. Eat, drink and get your competitive spirit on with a live version of the classic board game, and see how many tastings you can try throughout the day! Ticket includes tastings and drink specials from participating restaurants. Patriotic red, white & blue or mustache’d/Monopoly attire is encouraged! $20, $35 day of; Sunday, 2-8 pm; Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405

Memorial Day BBQ At High Rooftop Lounge
Get to Hotel Erwin for a traditional Memorial Day BBQ at High! Your ticket includes craft beer, pig roast by Chef Adam Steudle from Barlo and sides from the rooftop overlooking the Pacific. Limited space available. $35; Monday. 12-5 pm; Hotel Erwin, 1697 Pacific Ave, Venice Beach, CA 90291

Katana’s 12th annual Red Sun BBQ
Every Sunday from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, the al fresco parties will feature the sounds of rotating DJs Anne-Tyler, Richie Rich, and Nikolas K. Plus, enjoy a special Red Sun BBQ-only menu of savory bites, including sushi rolls, sashimi, and Robata skewers, as well as signature cocktails and drink specials. Katana’s Red Sun BBQ menu will be available every Sunday from 6-11:30 pm, and the full Katana menu will also be offered during the event. May 25-June 22; 8439 West Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village Memorial Day Festivities
The luxury 5-diamond hotel can be a great staycation spot if you’re looking for a quick, easy and relaxing getaway. They are hosting a special Dive-In Movie screening of “Frozen” in the kids’ friendly Indoor Pool. Chefs will be serving up hamburgers and hot dogs from the grill, while an ice cream cart offers 6 flavors. Couples can opt for a more serene weekend—taking advantage of the poolside cabanas at the adults-only Serenity Pool; indulging in a couples treatment in one of our private Spa Suites; enjoying dinner at our contemporary Japanese restaurant ONYX; or taking in our Sunday Jazz and Champagne Brunch overlooking the Waterfall Lawn. Friday, 8 pm; Saturday: Farmer’s Market Breakfast from 7:30 – 11 am, ($34/ adult, $17/ child); Mercato Italiano interactive dinner, 5:30 – 9:30 pm, ($48/ adult, $24/ child); Sunday, Jazz and Champagne Brunch, 10:30 am – 2 pm, ($64/ adult, $32/child); Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, 2 Dole Dr.,Westlake Village, CA 91362; 818.575.3000

“The Big Lebowski” on the Autry Nation Center lawn
The Coen Brothers’ 1998 L.A.-centric cultural favorite will be shown on the West Coast’s largest outdoor movie screen. Expect food trucks and dogs are allowed. $10; Saturday, 5:30 pm; Autry National Center, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Grand Park’’s Got Moves: The Salsa Session
Celebrate the holiday weekend and the start of an LA summer with Grand Park’s Got Moves: The Salsa Session. Grand Park collaborates with the 16th Annual International LA Salsa Fest to host a free Salsa event. Enjoy free music and dance performances from artists like Ricardo Lemvo and Grammy- winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra. Monday, 2-6 pm; 200 Grand Ave., Downtown; 213.972.8080

Festival Hermosa at the Hermosa Beach Pier
SoCal’s largest arts & crafts fair hits Hermosa Pier with more than 300 artists and artisans as well as a ton of live music and great food. It runs through Monday, and if you miss it this holiday weekend, it returns for Labor Day Weekend. Free; Saturday-Monday, 10 am; Hermosa Beach Pier

Marina Del Rey Hornblower Yacht Party
Kick off the summer with three levels of fun on a Hornblower Yacht, including a VIP open bar, live DJs, cabanas, bottle service and more. Monday, 3-7:30 pm; 13755 Fiji Way Marina del Rey; 323.604.6030

Pier Pressure Marina Del Rey Yacht Party w/ DiJiTal
Celebrate the long weekend by partying on the multi-million dollar Entertainer Yacht. The three-level party includes LA’s top open format and house DJs DiJiTal and Dr. Coolwhip, VIP open bar, VIP bottle service, sunset views, party favors and more. Saturday, 3-7:15 pm; 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey; 323.604.6030

The Rockefeller’s Happy Hour & “Nightcap”
Get to Hermosa Beach for their happy hour that includes Flatbread du Jour, Truffle Macaroni & Cheese, and Braised Short Rib Tacos all under $6. If you’re too tired to make it to happy hour during the week, The Rockefeller sympathizes and has created a “Nightcap” offered Fridays and Saturdays, with everything for only $5 after 9 pm! (just remember to say the word “Nightcap”). Happy Hour: Monday-Friday, 5-7 pm; 422 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254; 310.372.8467

Valley Greek Festival at Northridge’s St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
Feast on homemade Greek pastries, and rock out with live Greek folk music. This festival also goes through Monday, May 26. Wear comfortable shoes. There will be dancing. Lots of dancing. Free; Saturday-Monday, 1-9 pm; St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 9501 Balboa Blvd., Northridge, CA

Gypsy05 Opens
L.A.-based line Gypsy05 may almost ten years old, but they are about to celebrate their first and second storefronts. Both stores open Saturday, 8811 Alden Dr., 90048 & inside the Malibu Country Mart


Alessi: Diva
Take 20% off the Italian design house’s entire inventory of home decor, kitchenware, textiles, accessories and more during their spring sale at Diva Furniture in West Hollywood. Through Monday; 313 N Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048

Bestow Furniture
Expect 50-80% off the furniture brand’s reclaimed wood home goods, including cabinets, sideboards, coffee tables and more, plus rustic couches, chairs and more seating during their Memorial Day clearance sale. In addition, enjoy 50 to 70% off custom orders. Friday-Monday; 416 E Alondra Blvd., Gardena, CA 90248; 310.742.4155

California Market Center
Enjoy deals at hundreds of showrooms offering men’s, women’s and kids’ apparel; gift and home decor, furniture and more at the DTLA market’s one-day public sample sale. Friday; 110 E 9th St., Los Angeles, CA 90079; 213.630.3600

Wren, Harlyn, More: Cooper Building
Enjoy up to 70% off LA brands like Wren, Harlyn, Corey Lynn Calter, Ace & Jig, Theonne cashmere, Tina+Jo and more during eM Productions’ sample sale. Friday; 860 S Los Angeles St., Cooper Design Space, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Trina Turk
Enjoy 20% off storewide at all of the LA designer’s boutiques, including Manhattan Beach and Palm Springs. Through Monday; 8008 W 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048; 323.651.1382

Ocean Minded
Take 20% off all full-priced items, plus score select merchandise for $2-5 at the beach-loving footwear brand’s Memorial Day sale. Plus, nab a free hat with purchase. Saturday-Monday; 3005 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672; 949.366.5464

Lovers+Friends, More: Saturday Sale at CMC
Enjoy up to 80% off an array of designer apparel and accessories, including women’s apparel from Lovers+Friends and Young, Fabulous & Broke; menswear from Mr. Turk during the monthly Saturday Sale at California Market Center. Previous sales have included handbags from Rebecca Minkoff and Botkier, footwear from Kelsi Dagger and Pour La Victoire. $2; Saturday; 110 E 9th St., Los Angeles, CA 90079

Hotel Surplus Outlet
Enjoy deep discounts on furniture and home decor from LA’s most stylish hotels, including palm leaf lamps from the Beverly Hills Hotel for $45 and minibar dressers from the Beverly Hilton for $135, plus mirrors, tableware, art, outdoor furnishings and more. Saturday- Monday; 16625 Saticoy St., Van Nuys, CA 91406

Hart & Huntington, More
Score over 50% off men’s and women’s apparel, swimwear and more during the three active lifestyle labels’ summer warehouse sale in Carlsbad. Friday & Saturday; 1835 Aston Ave., Carlsbad, CA 92008

Enjoy 20% off luxe designers like Chloe, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, Isabel Marant and much more during the vintage and consignment boutique’s Memorial Day sale. Through Tuesday; 8214 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046

Elyse Walker
Prices on contemporary apparel and accessories are slashed down to 50% off. Saturday; 15306 Antioch St., Pacific Palisades Commercial Village, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Planet Blue’s Backyard BBQ!
Shop for summer essentials while eating barbecue chicken and listening to an original DJ set by YACHT. 
Saturday, 3-7 pm; RSVP here for address

Mr. Kate
Get 30% off all jewelry from this LA based designer from the comfort of your own home! Saturday-Monday.

Theonne, Ace & Jig, Harlyn, Courtshop, d.RA
Score sale prices on a ton of designers including Theonne, Ace & Jig, Harlyn, Courtshop, d.RA, and more. 
Friday; Thursday, May 29-Friday, May 30, 10 am-6 pm; 860 S Los Angeles St., 90014

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