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Monday, April 11:

2016 LA Pride Mustic Festival & Parade Pre-Sale on Sale Now 
LA Pride Music Festival & Parade has officially launched their online pre-sale festival passes.  Taking place June 10th-12th, the most inclusive music festival and parade in the country will celebrate its 46th anniversary in West Hollywood. LA Pride Music Festival & Parade is a festival featuring a lineup of today’s hottest performers alongside emerging artists. Presale passes for the three-day festival are now available online. Previous music festival performers have included Kesha, Jenifer Hudson, Fifth Harmony, Tinashe, Danity Kane, Ciara, Kelly Rowland and many more. Last year’s festival brought in over 50,000 festival attendees throughout the weekend, making it the largest ticketed music festival in Los Angeles. This year’s VIP experience will feature raised viewing platforms and prime Main Stage viewing spots, exclusive food options with accompanying seating, premium restroom facilities and more. Single day private cabana packages with bottle service and an unobstructed view of the Main Stage are now available for reservation. $50/three day pass general admission before April 26th, $55 before June 3rd, $60 thereafter, $100/VIP three day pass before April 26th, $125 before June 3rd, $150 thereafter.

Barry’s Bootcamp Workouts
With only 10 weeks until summer, Barry’s Bootcamp is offering more incentive to book a class! This week’s themed class schedule has all the makings to prepare you for the summer! Plus, this Saturday and Sunday, Barry’s Bootcamp is doing a festival fitness pop-up at The Saguaro (free, email Niki@BarrysBootcamp.com to reserve your spot). Experience “the best workout in the world,” set to a live DJ! Schedule: Irvine: April 11th, 6:40 pm with Mark G – Divas through the Decades; Hollywood: April 12th at 5:30 pm wwith Ingrid — Drake vs. Nicki Minaj; San Diego: April 12th at 6:40 pm with AJ – I Love the 90s; Sherman Oaks: April 13th at 11 am with Storm: Back to the 70’s; West Hollywood: April 14th at 2 pm with Kyle K- Jack Knives with the Jacksons: Michael + Janet; and San Francisco: April 15th at 3 pm with Vanessa: #FlashbackFriday Early 00s

Spa Week
Spa Week is the biannual event where participating spas around the city offer signature treatments (massages, scrubs and facials that usually cost $100-$500) for just $50. Snag the deal at top Los Angeles spas, including Cinema Wellness, ONSEN LAB – Personal Skin Care, Le Jolie Medi Spa, Vida Emanuel European Day Spa and Tikkun Holistic Spa. Monday through April 17th; 212.352.8098

800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria Hollywood Opens
Chef Anthony Carron and partners’ 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria are opening their hollywood location that is a 3000 square foot, two-story venue featuring a patio, full upstairs bar and private event space alongside the signature ‘classic Italy meets modern pizzeria’ design elements. All pizzas include Italian ‘00’ flour, fresh mozzarella, imported Italian tomatoes and extra virgin olive oil before being baked in a very hot wood-burning brick oven. You can also order customizable salads, burrata plates and authentic Italian gelato. 1539 North Vine St, Hollywood, CA

Tom’s Urban at L.A. Live‘s Beat the Clock Happy Hour
Indulge in bites and booze during this Beat the Clock happy hour that runs in the afternoon, Monday through Friday. Prices starting at $3 and rise every hour until 6 pm and late night, Sunday through Thursday with prices starting at $5 and drop every hour until1 am. You are able to choose from 12 small plates including Ginger Chicken Potstickers, Crispy Brussel Spouts, Fried Dill Pickles, Urban Street Tacos, and more. Imbibe with a selection of select signature cocktails including the Infinite Monkey Theorem Wine, Urban Mules and Margs, Tom’s Backyard Lemonade, well drinks and all draft beers. Monday-Friday, 3 pm, Sunday-Thursday, 10 pm; 1011 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.746.8667

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will be celebrating Songkran Festival marking the Thai New Year, with Thai Restaurant Week in Los Angeles. Songkran, the most famous festival in Thailand, is in keeping with the Buddhist/Hindu solar calendar and it signifies when the sun enters the sign of Aries the Ram. In honor of Songkran nineteen restaurants in Los Angeles, including Ayara Thai Cuisine, Jitlada, Night+Market will be offering special dishes and/or pre-fix menus throughout the week. During the week-long celebration, if you visit Ayara Thai Cuisine, you can enjoy Khao Kluk Kapi, a special Songkran dish of fermented shrimp paste fried rice with sweet pork belly, egg omelet, crispy dried shrimp, and other assorted toppings; paired with a side of refreshing gourd soup for $15. Chef Nooror Somany Steppe from the Blue Elephant Cooking School in Phuket will be offering cooking classes during the week at the New School of Cooking.

DATA DETOX
Consumers in NYC and LA will be able to purchase the DATA DETOX, a package of certified organic juices, nutmilks and superfood tonics that are tailored to suit the nutritional needs of these city residents, as revealed by food-tracking and behavioural data sourced using Lifesum, a leading international health and fitness app. A partnership between farm-to-table food delivery service, PALETA and digital health company, Lifesum; the anonymized dietary and nutritional information of 120,000+ Lifesum users in LA, and 100,000+ users in NYC, was analyzed by in-house nutritionists at both PALETA and Lifesum to identify the key nutrients missing from the average diets in those cities. PALETA then devised two delicious DATA DETOX juice plans to fill these dietary gaps and provide NYC and LA residents with tasty, natural health detox drinks that can be integrated into their day-to-day routines. LA Lifesum users were lacking in zinc, vitamins A, C and K, as well as potassium, calcium and magnesium; NYC residents using Lifesum shared their West Coast counterpart’s calcium deficiency, but also lacked vitamin E, potassium, and zinc. Both deotxes are certified organic, non-gmo, vegan, loq glycemic, gluten free, paleo, and contain no soy or added sugar. These packages are conveniently delivered straight to your doorstep and ship twice weekly. $69 (plus s&h)

Wednesday, April 13:

Women & Whiskey
Who says whisky is a man’s drink? Join in Women & Whisky at Del Frisco’s Grille in Santa Monica and learn from women in the biz. Enjoy four tastings of  TheMacallan whisky paired with food from Chef Daniel and a lesson from Brand Ambassador Amber Hauser.  Stay after the tasting for a special Macallan cocktail at the bar! Men are welcome to join too! $20; Wednesday, 6:30 pm; Del Frisco’s Grille Santa Monica, 1551 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401; Must RSVp: 310.395.7333

Andaz Taste
The Andaz is teaming up with Sidecar Doughnuts for their Andaz Taste event. Sidecar Doughnuts will bring selections from their limited-time-only April menu to be paired with select sparkling wines and beer.  Made famous for their “from the earth” ingredient sourcing approach, these delicious bite size donuts perfectly pair with bubbles! Following the sampling, you can enjoy happy hour at Andaz’s Riot House Bar with drinks and appetizers starting at $5. Discounted valet parking will be available for $7. Free; Wednesday, 5-7 pm; Andaz West Hollywood, Andaz Wine Gallery on the first floor, 8401 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 323.656.1234

Tam O’Shanter’s Wine Dinners
They are hosting a festive spring wine dinner where guests will embark on an incredible tour of exquisite wines from California and France including 2015 Brander Rose, Santa Ynez Valley; 2013 Brooks Note Pinot Noir, Forestville, Marin County; 2012 Sean Minor Nicole Marie Red Blend, Napa Valley; and 2014 Marie de Beauregard Vouvray, Loire Valley, France.  Guests will also enjoy a four-course meal of exceptional cuisine, including an incredible cheese and fruit plate (1st course); duck confit salad with toasted farro, pickled strawberries, baby greens and duck vinaigrette (2nd course); grilled brisket with mac and cheese and braised mustard greens (entrée); and white chocolate mousse with fresh berries and orange sorbet  (dessert). The Tam’s in-house wine expert, Brien McNally, will guide guests through each tasting. $65; Wednesday, 6:30 pm; 2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039; 323.664.0228

Serial Killer Speed Dating
Originally conceived for the ScareLA horror convention, Serial Killer Speed Dating is speed dating, in which prospective daters will have five minutes to sit across from each other and connect. What makes it different is hidden among the daters will be a few “serial killers”. It is up to the daters to determine if they are sitting across from a potential match…or a murderer! It all builds up to when the daters try to guess the serial killers for the chance to win some prizes. Wednesday, 8-10 pm; Barfood LA, 12217 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Thursday, April 14:

Same Same Opens
In celebration of the Thai New Year, Same Same opend where Sunset Boulevard and Silver Lake Boulevard meet. LA’s first wine and beer concept offering authentic Thai bar food is from a partnership between operations group Last Word Hospitality (Holly Zack, Adam Weisblatt & Angus McShane) and Katy Noochlaor & Annie Daniel, the longtime owners of Rambutan Thai. Expect traditional Thai street food, shared plates, daily market-driven specials, and bar snacks based on Daniel & Noochlaor’s family recipes, alongside an esoteric yet playful beer and wine list. Thursday; 2835 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

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