Memorial Day Weekend

Bootie Prom
This annual event means you will be laughing and dancing all night long. Live on stage at 11 pm, Bootie LA is presenting the return of the mashup band More Cowbell, from Austin, Texas — voted “Best Cover Band” by the Austin Music Awards. Keeping the mashups flowing will be resident DJs Adrian (of A Plus D) and ShyBoy! Resident dance crew, R.A.I.D., will take the stage plus there’s free Bootie mashup CDs for the first 100 people through the door! $10; Saturday, 9 pm; 1154 Glendale Blvd., (back entranceEcho Park, CA

E.P. & L.P. Opens
This multi-level modern Asian dining destination was developed by Australian restaurateurs David Combes and Grant Smillie of Botanical Hospitality. With Executive Chef Louis Tikaram (Australia’s 2014 Josephine Pignolet Young Chef of the Year), the L.P. Rooftop will serve late night and have handcraft cocktails by Beverage Director Alex Straus. Adjacent to L.P. sits Frankie’s bar, an intimate venue for private gatherings with handcrafted cocktails. Tikaram’s culinary direction is a mix of his Fijian-Chinese heritage, native Australian roots, and travels throughout Southeast Asia. Dishes include Nama Sea Pearls, seaweed ceviche with fresh coconut milk, lime, and chili; Chiang Mai Larb, spiced salmon, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaf, Vietnamese mint; Wood-Grilled Fijian Tuna, with green mango, roasted coconut, Thai basil, and chili; Lou Dogg’s Crispy Skin Chicken, a half Mary’s chicken with black vinegar, chili, and lemon; and Black Beauty, a dessert of black sticky rice – (two ways: puffed & ice cream), cucumber cream, and Szechuan cotton candy. Cocktails include Bubble Tea cocktails with house made bellini boba pearls or house made Indian tonic boba pearls and can be found in Where Love Lives, made with bourbon, mandarin liqueur, peach, ginger, fresh lemon with our house made bellini boba pearls and sparkling wine; Kriss Kross, created with vodka or gin, kaffir lime cordial, coconut water, fresh lime, cardamom bitters and our house made Indian tonic boba pearls; and Pump up the Jam (serves 4 – 6) made with tequila, white tea infused bianco vermouth, lychee liqueur, kiwi fruit, fresh lime and blue curacao, served in our ‘you pump it’ vessel. The interior has a dramatic staircase to the 3,400-square foot second-level dining room featuring a freestanding copper bar and open kitchen bordered by a custom green onyx chef’s table and copper chef’s counter. 6 pm-2 am; 603 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles; 310.855.9955

Tiki Ti Reopens
The family behind the Tiki spot on Sunset Blvd. has reopened the bar even though we thought it was gone forever. So get your Polynesian-themed cocktails at this hut and enjoy its rebirth. 4 pm-2 am; 4427 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027; 323.669.9381

Komodo Celebrates Burger Month
They are offering their signature Burgerrito Burrito for $5 each (normally $8). This special is going to be offered on the Komodo Truck, as well as both locations (Pico and Main Street Venice). Monday-Friday, 11 am-9 pm.

Catch & Release Serves Up Happy Hour
They have been open for a lil bit now, but now it’s time to take advantage of their happy hour! Slurp down $2 oysters, $6 Ho Jo clam strips, $6 fries with cod chowder on top, $6 cocktails, and $5 tap beers. Tuesday-Friday, 4-6 pm; 13488 Maxella Ave., Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Little Beast’s Five Bucks at the Bar
This little bar is rolling out its “Five Bucks at the Bar” special. Each weekday, chef Sean Lowenthal will offer one regularly priced menu item at the bar for $5. The first special kicked off with Little Beast’s $21 southern fried chicken, offered on Mondays only. The $5 menu item will be announced each afternoon on the restaurant’s social media sites, and will be available starting at 5 pm. 1496 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041; 323.341.5899

Valley Greek Festival
Enjoy Greek cuisine and pastries like gyros, spanakopita, baklava, lamb chops, roasted chicken and more. Plus, Greek wine, beer and coffee. Then you can join in dancing, watch cooking demos, wine tasting, gift items from Greece and more. Saturday-Monday, 1-9 pm; Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 9501 Balboa Blvd., Northridge, CA

ShipKicker Country Music Fest at Queen Mary
See country music favorites including Parmalee, Dustin Lynch, The Railers, CJ Simmons, Pawnshop Cowboys, Justin Lee, Scotty Mac Band and more. Enjoy more than 20 hours of great live country, along with enjoying food vendors, a beer garden, cocktails, yard games and a wild bucking bull ride.  $35-$65; Saturday & Sunday, 1-11 pm; 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, CA; 877.342.0738

Fiesta Hermosa
This semiannual festival and self proclaimed “largest arts and crafts fair in Southern California,” features more than 300 artists and crafters as well as food, live music, a “kiddie carnival,” a beer and wine garden and more. Saturday-Monday, 10 am-6 pm; Hermosa Avenue between 10th and 14th streets, Hermosa Beach, CA; 310.376.0951

Topanga Days
Celebrate music, the arts and the work of local artisans at the 42nd annual Topanga Days. Spend the weekend listening to live music on two stages, while shopping art, jewelry and clothing from local artisans. Musical headliners include: The English Beat, The Local Rebellion, Stone Foxes and more. Saturday-Monday; 1440 N. Topanga Cyn. Bl., Topanga, CA; 310.455.1980

Forma Opens
Cheese lovers (I have a few in my life), get ready! Montana Avenue’s new modern Italian spot has a cheese bar, wheels of cheese, cheese dishes, a cheese case filled to the ceiling, and beer/wine pairings…with cheese (of course). Lactose intolerant? Look away! Monday; 1610 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA; 424.231.2868

Manhattan House Soft Opens
Enter this spacious, industrial, comfortable spot that has cedar reclaimed from old Hollywood Bowl seats from Richard Drapkin and chef Diana Stavaridis. They are serving up crispy Dungeness crab beignets; spicy chicken with salsas verde and roja; bourride (French fish stew); and smashed pea toast topped with house-made burrata. Barman Kerry Donnelly has created classic cocktails with a modern twist to go along with craft beer, and California wines. Saturday; 1019 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Dive Club
The Dive Club series kicks off this Memorial Day with B2B DJ sets by MARBS + DEEP JESUS for a FRAMEWORK takeover with music acts and drink specials at the iconic Tropicana Pool. Keep those wristbands and man up for the after party at Sound Nightclub’s Monday Social. Entry’s free before 11 pm. Monday, 12-6 pm; The Roosevelt, 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA  90028

Stylecon Edit
StyleCon is partnering with Topshop for the launch of The StyleCon Edit. Head over to The Grove for beauty panels, meet and greets, complimentary “blush ups,” manicures, and other giveaways. Saturday, 2-6 pm; The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Brunch-a-thon at Tortilla Republic
This Mexican hot spot in the West Hollywood Design District on Robertson invites you to celebrate Memorial Day with a three day “Brunch-athon.” Relax on the patio while you people watch on Robertson Boulevard and munch on the menu created by Executive Chef Caterina Shyne, desserts by Pastry Chef Katie Shyne, and bottomless mimosas for $17. Saturday-Monday, 10:30 am-3 pm; 616 N Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 310.657.9888

Brunch at Bowery Bungalow
Bowery Bungalow is doing brunch differently. Feast on items like Shakshuka, a North African breakfast tomato stew, Sweet & Savory Goat Cheese& Brioche French Toast, and Andalusican herbed Omelette. Saturday & Sunday, 11 am-3 pm; 4156 Santa Monica Blvd., 323.663.1500

Playa Provisions Celebrates One Year
Brooke Williamson and Nick Roberts have had an incredible first year with their multi-concept restaurant, Playa Provisions. To show their appreciation, the couple is throwing a 1 year anniversary party at Playa Provisions on Memorial Day! Join Brooke, Nick and the Playa Provisions team for a backyard BBQ complete with bratwursts, ice cream treats, and beer provided by The Stone Brewing Truck. All food and drink will be available for 1 or 2 tickets. Tickets are $5 each and will be sold at the door. Monday, 11 am – 5 pm; Outside of Playa Provisions, 119 Culver Blvd., Playa Del Rey, CA 90293; 310.798.9183

Harlowe Turns One
Celebrate their one-year anniversary with specially-priced, rotating beverage and food offerings, culminating in a soiree complete with a live burlesque performance. Enjoy $25 all-you-can-eat festive pig roast, followed by $1 cocktail specials available daily, leading up to the official anniversary party at the end of the week. Nightly dollar deals are available from 8-9 pm and include: Sunday, $1 Avion Margaritas (and pig roast); Monday, $1 Pernod Death in the Afternoons (and $1 oysters); Tuesday, $1 Beefeater Collins and Beefeater & Small Hands Tonics; and Wednesday, $1 Jameson Black Barrel Old Fashioneds. Thursday, May 28th marks the grand anniversary affair starting at 8 pm. Check out the live burlesque show, a DJ, and $10 cocktail specials featuring cocktails from menus both new and old. Sunday-Thursday; 7321 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046; 323.876.5839

The Rockefeller Celebrates Memorial Day
Enjoy a boozy brunch at The Rockefeller, the South Bay gastropub. Enjoy $4 mimosas, house-made sangria and brunch specials like their Braised Short Rib Breakfast Burrito, Pork Belly Benedict and Nutella Belgian Waffles. Monday

Boardwalk Opens with Sunday Parties
SBE’s new roofless night life spot pretends to be a boat with wooden paneling, unfinished wood, and nautical accents (like a full deck). It’s the old Colony spot with DJs, dancers, and XIV Yacht Club (the Sunday party). 1743 N Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028; 323.525.2450

Del Frisco’s Grille Celebrates Memorial Day Weekend
Del Frisco’s Irvine is unveiling two new cocktails including The Dutch Mule made with Nolet’s Silver Gin, ginger beer, slices of red grapefruit and mint sprigs as garnish; and The Youth Serum made with Ketel One, Lemon Sour, simple syrup, diced cucumber and mint leaves all shaken together then garnished with a mint sprig. All Del Frisco’s will be serving Sangria Pops, which is a sangria-infused popsicle garnish and features Pinot Grigio, DeKuper Peachtree Schnapps, white peach puree and sprite. The cocktails will be offered for $7 on Memorial Day (regularly $12). They will also offer some Memorial Day specials, including barbecue ribs and beer brats plus happy hour will be offered all-day on the patio and at the bar. Irvine: Monday, 11 am-close; 772 Spectrum Center Dr., Irvine, CA 92618, 949.341.0376Santa Monica: Monday, 2-6 pm; 1551 Ocean Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90401

Head just east of the West Hollywood Design District on Melrose to experience this contemporary American comfort food restaurant and their three day “Brunch-athon.” Savor their brunch on the patio with a menu created by Executive Chef Louis Huh, dessert menu by Pastry Chef Katie Shyne, and bottomless mimosas for $16. Brunch menu includes: Lobster Benedict, Fennel & Roasted Red Pepper Frittata, Hole in One made with brioche bread, cremini mushroom, asparagus, shaved grana prado cheese, true cream sauce, rosemary garlic potatoes are organic mixed greens, Brioche French Toast, White Truffle Oil & Mushroom Mac & Cheese, and a Warm Cinnamon Roll. Friday-Sunday; 8454 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 323.852.6888

Amorino Gelato Deals
Get to Beverly Hills to get half off a second cone or cup with the purchase of a regular priced cone or cup.  Prices normally range from $3.50 for a kid’s cone to $14 for a large cup. Saturday-Monday, 11 am-11 pm; 9605 S Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; 424.335.0317

Harvey Milk Day
Celebrate the American politician who became the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in CA when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Harvey Milk Day is organized by the Harvey Milk Foundation and is celebrated each year on May 22nd in memory of the late gay rights activist. The Abbey is getting in on the celebrating with $5 Harvey Milk shots and Religious Freedom Cupcakes. Come back all weekend for $8 Absolute Mules and DJs. Friday, 3 pm; 692 N Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 310.289.8410

Art + Design Open Market
Now in its 14th year, Art & Design Open Market is a one-day outdoor art market featuring over 100 local artists whose artwork will fill the One Colorado courtyard. All participating artists are students or alumni from Pasadena’s leading cultural institutions, Art Center College of Design and Pasadena City College. Works include one-of-a-kind prints, photos, paintings and ceramics, as well as handmade jewelry and accessories. One hundred percent of the proceeds go directly to the artists.  The day will feature musical accompaniment with DJ Glenn Red. Free; Sunday, 10 am-3 pm; W colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91103; 626.564.1066

Barnsdall Park’s Friday Night Wine Tasting
With the recent reopening of Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Hollyhock House, one of the new features of this year’s fundraiser will be curator-led tours of the house during the course of the evening for an additional $12. The Barnsdall Friday Night Wine Tastings returns to the hill this summer. From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day Weekend, Barnsdall Park hosts’ evenings of wine and art in the gardens of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House. This summer, ongoing partner, Silverlake Wine, returns curating selections of boutique, small production, artisanal wines, as well as local gourmet cheese shop, Say Cheese. Art workshops for children, music by KCRW’s DJ Dan Wilcox and a host of specialty food trucks, also join in the fun event that has raised over $500K to support the Park’s capital projects, art programs, historic renovations and gallery exhibitions over the last six years. $25+; Friday (through September 4th); 4800 Hollywood Blvd.

Totally 80s Twilight Fridays
Turn back the clock and keep the party going with Santa Anita Park and K-EARTH 101! Twilight Fridays are going Totally 80s so join in and keep it rockin’ with K-EARTH Totally 80s Concert after the races! Plus, K-EARTH promotions, fun and more! Free/Club Members, $5/General Admission; Friday, 4 pm; Santa Anita Park, 285 W Huntington Dr., Arcadia CA 91007

California Gold Rush
Get in on one of the most exciting race days, CA Gold Rush Day, trackside at the Santa Anita Gold Rush Beer Festival. Sample amazing and unique beers from the the best craft breweries in SoCal, get a bite from delicious food trucks and, of course, watch and wager on Live Thoroughbred racing. $35 (includes admission, ten 3oz. Beer Tastings, one 12oz. Serving of your favorite beer, racing program, wagering tip sheet, and souvenir acrylic pint glass); Saturday, 12:30 pm; Santa Anita Park, 285 W Huntington Dr., Arcadia CA 91007

Santa Anita Carnival
The Santa Anita Park Infield transforms into the Santa Anita Carnival on Memorial Day weekend! Bring the family out to enjoy thrilling rides, delicious carnival snacks, challenging carnival games and more! Free; Saturday; 10:30 am; Santa Anita Park, 285 W Huntington Dr., Arcadia CA 91007

Katana’s Red Sun BBQ
The legendary Red Sun BBQ, returns for its 13th year, with a new menu, Yakiniku (Japanese-style grilled meats). The three course selection will include the following proteins, which you can grill tableside over charcoal: Chef’s Appetizer Trio, Bone-In Short Ribs, New York Steak, Filet Mignon, Pacific Shrimp, and Hibachi Vegetables. Adding an extra layer of indulgence to one’s sunset BBQ spread, guests can order supplemental items including: Hokkaido Scallops, New Zealand Lamb Chops, and A-5 Japanese Wagyu. During the soirée, sip signature cocktails ($13-15*), and listen to the musical selections of rotating guest DJs such as DJ Richie Rich (May 24, September 6), DJ Crash (May 31), DJ Ameria (June 28-July 26), and DJ Francesca (August 2-30). Katana’s regular menu will also be served alongside the Red Sun BBQ offerings. $45 (plus supplemental items from $5-64); Every Sunday through September 6, 6-11:30 pm; Katana, 8439 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 323.650.8585

BBQ With a View
The Peninsula Beverly Hills will once again inviting you to enjoy the sunset as The Roof Garden restaurant brings back its Weekend BBQ series. Sit among the lush greenery of the hotel’s rooftop surrounded by stunning views of the Santa Monica Mountains and sample a multitude of dishes straight off the grill. Executive Chef David Codney’s elevated approach to traditional barbequed specialties include Pabst Blue Ribbon™ Beer Can ½ Chicken with charred corn and cabbage cilantro slaw; American Kobe Style Brisket with lettuce, buttermilk and jardinière; Grilled Snapper with charred Roma tomatoes and spinach and warm leek salad; and Chipotle and Coffee Rubbed Prime Tri-tip served alongside house-made oak-aged sauce. End your meal with table side S’mores, prepared on a Hibachi grill. Saturdays & Sundays, 5 – 9 pm; 9882 S Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Odd Nights
The first in a series of monthly blowouts in Griffith Park, The Odd Market at the Autry is truly spectacular. Located directly across from the L.A. Zoo, they’ll be offering special promos for those of you who have never been in the Autry Museum, a cocktail lounge on the green, 200+ vendors and food trucks, and local bands. Free (and free parking); Friday, 6-11 pm; 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027

The Brig Crawfest
Join in the second annual Crawfest with 700 pounds of crawfish and Andouille sausage. Plus, unlimited jambalaya, beer, and boozy snow cones will also be in the mix to celebrate Memorial Day weekend. $45, or $55/door; Sunday, 11 am-6 pm; 1515 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

Dominick’s 6th Annual Crawfish Boil
New Orleans native Chef Brandon Boudet is bringing Big Easy inspired dishes back to LA with his 6th Annual Crawfish Boil in West Hollywood. Chef Boudet will be cooking up a selection of his famed specialties includeing Creole Pork Meatballs with Caramelized Onions & Hot Mustard; Chicken & Andouille Gumbo; Crawfish Boil Artichoke with Creole Remoulade; Crawfish by the Pound; Soft Shell Crab Po’ Boy; and Boozy Sno Ball. In the spirit of the Crawfish Boil, Boudet will also be serving Bloody Marys, Pecan Bourbon Old Fashions, PBRs in a can as and New Orleans Abita Amber in a can, keeping true to the NoLa tradition. Saturday, 12-4 pm; 8715 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90048

Mainopoly: Taste of Main St.
Experience Main Street’s best restaurants, coffee shops, juiceries and more at the 2nd Annual MAINopoly: Taste Of Main Street, benefiting Summer SOULstice and Heal the Bay. Participating locations will provide a tasting and food & drink specials in exchange for “MAINopoly” dollars. Join the “Go To Jail VIP Lounge” with hosted Shock Top brews, games, DJ, photo booth, snacks and more. Come out and enjoy a walking tour of Main St. and taste some of the best the city has to offer! $25/General Admission, $30/day of, $40/VIP, $50/VIP day of; Sunday, 3-8 pm; Main Street, Santa Monica, Between Pier Ave. & Bay St.

Almost Famous Screening By Eat See Hear
Go back to the ’70s with this Kate Hudson flick on the big screen at Griffith Park. Other movies Eat See Hear will be screening this month include Beverly Hills Cop, and Zoolander. $12; Saturday, 5:30 pm; The Autry In Griffith Park, 4700 Western Heritage Way; 323.667.2000

Close Encounters of the Third Kind at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Spielberg wrote and directed this science fiction piece that will still fill you with wonder. When strange sightings start to occur, a team of scientists and government officials make plans to make contact. But the mysterious visitors have other plans. Starring Richard Dreyfuss, Francois Truffaut and Teri Garr, Vilmos Zsigmond won an Oscar for his gorgeous cinematography. $14; Saturday, 6:45/gates, 8:30 pm/movie; 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

Dazed and Confused at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Richard Linklater’s portrays teenage life as we follow a group of high school kids on their last day of school in 1976. A group of seniors are on the brink of the unknown as they enter adulthood. Freshmen run for their lives from a brutal initiation, inevitable to all who attend the Texas high school. Join in the fun of high school. $14; Sunday, 6:45 pm/doors, 8:30 pm; 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA


AG Jeans: Camarillo Outlets
Get 20% off when you buy two items and 30% off when you buy three items. Through Monday; Camarillo Premium Outlets, 740 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, CA 93010

Elyse Walker
Get two items for the price of one on sale merchandise at the luxury designer boutique. Through Monday; Pacific Palisades Commercial Village, 15306 Antioch St., Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Get an additional 20% off sale merchandise; it’s also happening online (use code MD2015). Through Monday; 8459 Melrose Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90069; 323.330.8889

Fred Segal
Take 50% off select merchandise at JET by John Eshaya, Nina at Fred Segal, and Emphatic & Girl’s shop-in-shops at Fred Segal’s SaMo location only. Through Sunday; 420 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA, 90401

Hotel Surplus Outlet
Get deep discounts on furniture, lighting, home decor, art, and more from LA’s most stylish hotels at the hotel furnishings outlet’s Memorial Day weekend clearance sale. Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-5 pm, Monday, 9 am-6 pm; 16625 Saticoy St., Van Nuys, CA, 91406; 818.787.7807

Get 50% off everything at the minimalist-luxe UK brand’s boutique. Saturday; 156 S Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048; 310.385.7187

Flight 001
Score 40% off select items at the stylish travel shop. Through Sunday; 8321 W 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048

Junk Food Clothing
Save 30% off all Junk Food-branded merchandise in-store and online (excludes mystery tees and $10 tees). Through Monday; 1103 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

Paradise City: Daily Dose
Enjoy up to 70% of the men’s brand’s basics, including tees ($10), jackets ($30), and more. Saturday, 11 am-5 pm; 1820 Industrial St., Los Angeles, CA 90021; 213.281.8300

Polkadots & Moonbeams
Snag 35-75% off contemporary labels like Bailey 44, Wildfox, Dolce Vita, and more. Friday-Monday; 8361 West 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048; 323.651.1746

Now until stock lasts, score 50% off select spring styles during the French label’s in-store and online sale. Register here. 310 N Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; 310.281.0083

Saturday Sale: California Market Center
Save 50-80% off labels like Corey Lynn Calter; Young, Fabulous & Broke, and more. Saturday, 10 am-3:30 pm; 110 E 9th St., Los Angeles, CA 90079; 213.630.3600

Get an additional 20% off sale merchandise; it’s also happening online (use code MD2015). Through Monday; 8414 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90069

Beverly Center
For a limited time, enjoy deep discounts at select retailers, including 50% off at Sandro, $50 off at denim at True Religion (ends Monday), 40% off at BCBGeneration (ends Monday), and more; see the full list of promos here. 8500 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048; 310.854.0070

Gray Malin’s Summer Sale
This sale is your ticket to the Italian Riviera… no boarding pass necessary! Documenting many of Italy’s most famous beaches on a 2000-mile road trip, Gray Malin’s La Dolce Vita series was inspired by the glamorous Italian Riviera lifestyle that mesmerized the world during the 1950’s and 1960’s and now you can save 25% on these beautiful pieces of art! Through Tuesday; online.




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