Weekend

07/15/2016

East LA Meets Napa
California’s largest community health organization, AltaMed is bringing back its signature fundraiser, East LA Meets Napa. The annual celebration of food and wine will bring the best Latino-centric restaurants in Los Angeles and Latino-owned wineries in Napa together in DTLA’s California Plaza to raise money that will support essential health programs in underserved communities. This year, chefs and vintners from around the world will also participate alongside local, family-owned favorites as part of a “World Tour” theme, creating a one-of-a-kind tasting event. Participants include chefs like Top Chef-alum Katsuji Tanabe of MexiKosher; James Beard award-winning Socorro Herrera of Los Feliz taco stand Yuca’s; and Gilberto Cetina of Chichen Itza. You can also enjoy sips from members of the Mexican American Vintner Association (MAVA) in Napa along with Baja-based Latino vintners. Visiting winemakers include Rolando Herrera and Lupe Maldonado. A curated selection of varietals from the up-and-coming Baja wine region will include Alximia Vino Elemental, Baron Balche, and Bodegas de Santo Tomas. While experiencing the food and wines, you can enjoy music from Grammy award-winning music director Jose Rizo and his 15-piece ensemble, Jazz on the Latin Side All Stars, as well as Mexican-American conguero Poncho Sanchez. $225; Friday 6-9 pm; Two California Plaza, 350 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles 90071

dineL.A.
Discover Los Angeles is behind the return of 2016 Summer dineL.A. Restaurant Week, a popular celebration of the city’s culinary scene. You can expect lunch and dinner menus from over 300 restaurants and experiential menus from Exclusive Series restaurants, which will include both new and former participants. 2016 Summer dineL.A. Restaurant Week highlights include: The dineL.A. Exclusive Series where each restaurant offers unique, specially priced menus starting at $95; California Avocado Chef Ambassadors has chefs like Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger of Border Grill, Ted Hopson of The Bellwether, David LeFevre of M.B. Post, David Hands from Bouchon, and Andrew Gavalla with Craft Los Angeles will incorporate avocados into their menu items in unique ways; Dine. Snap. Win. Instagram Contest, sponsored by American Airlines, snap a photo of your dineL.A. dish, use hashtag #DineSnapWin, and include the restaurant name to enter. One winner will receive 100,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® miles. In terms of getting your grub on, you can choose options from lunch menus for $15, $20 or $25 and three options from dinner menus priced at $29, $39 and $49. Through, Sunday, July 31st

California Hot Sauce Expo
This hot summer festival returns with a variety of hot-sauce companies that will keep things spicy. Expect tastings, eating contests and mixology showdowns. $10; craft-brew package Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-6 pm; $50, $100/VIP; Rainbow Lagoon Park, E Shoreline Dr, Long Beach, CA

100 Wines. One Summer: National Tasting Event
Fleming’s invites you to attend the “100 Wines. One Summer: National Tasting Event.” The event will feature 50 wines from the Fleming’s 100®. While you sip free-poured wines, enjoy a spread of passed hors d’oeuvres, including Snow Crab Claws with Cocktail Sauce and House Smoked Scottish Salmon Crostini with Mustard Aioli, Cucumber Coin and Fresh Dill. Additionally, Fleming’s will gift each Guest in attendance a $25 dining card to be used during your next visit. $35; Saturday, 5 pm

Manhattan House Restaurant Celebrates First Anniversary
Manhattan House Restaurant, the garden-to-table seasonal gastropub located in Manhattan Beach, is celebrating its one-year anniversary with new food and drink specials in honor of their “House Guests” the entire month of July. Manhattan House elevates the happy hour experience and offers 51% off of all beer, wine, cocktails and “mocktails.” Executive Chef, Diana Stavaridis, has also released a small plates menu, which serves as a perfect complement to their “happier” hour libations. Happier hour rotating food specials include: a limited availability grilled Sonoma lamb burger on Tuesdays; the complimentary addition of foie gras to the signature “House Burger” on Thursdays; and “Breakfast for Dinner” themed Sunday nights, with brunch favorites such as Sausage, Egg and Cheese Sandwiches on house baked bread. In addition to the new happier hour, to commemorate the restaurant’s one-year anniversary, if you have a birthday in July, come in to dine with friends and receive a complimentary entrée up to $25. To qualify for the birthday special, guest must show proof of birth date with a government issued ID. Tuesdays-Sundays in July, 5-6:30 pm; 1019 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Citizen Opens
Chef Scott Howard is mixing rebellious style and glamour of the 1960s with eclectic American fare at this new Beverly Hills spot. The menu includes signature dishes like house made burrata with grilled red grapes and La Querica ham; white corn and zucchini fritters; Devil’s Gulch pork belly with chorizo, clams and bacon dashi; and desserts like warm brioche doughnuts with lemon custard and blackberry jam. Soigne Group’s Josh Goldman is behind the mixology program, so be ready for some unique tiki cocktails, along with some straightforward drinks. Lunch service begins August 22. Opens Friday; 184 N Cannon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA; 310.402.5885

71Above Opens
You guessed it. This place is 950 feet above DTLA, or should we say 71 floors up? Of course, there are incredible views you can take in, while you dine on modern American cuisine from Chef Vartan Abgaryan. The wine program is helmed by Master Sommelier Reggie Narito and the mixology program is lead by Darwin Manahan. Their TOCK reservation system will let you see your exact table and your exact views. Opens Friday; U.S. Bank Tower, 633 W 5th St, 71st floor, Los Angeles, CA; 213.712.2683

Gwen Opens
Chef Curtis Stone’s new restaurant and butcher shop is now open in Hollywood. Inside the dining room, you will find a glassed-in dry age room displaying ingredients for the five-course tasting menu. Each dining experience begins with charcuterie from the adjacent butcher shop and then salad and pasta courses. The main event is a whole animal broken down into multiple dishes—Stemple Creek Ranch lamb served three ways to start. Vegetarians do have options available for each course of the menu. Wash it all down with a wine program lead by an alum of The French Laundry and a seasonal cocktail menu. 6600 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA; 323.946.7500

The “Valley meets the Valley” 60th Celebration Dinner at Casa Vega
Casa Vega is proud to mark its landmark 60th anniversary this summer. Christy Vega, second generation owner and daughter of founder Rafael “Ray” Vega, welcomes her cousin and celebrated chef Javier Plascencia, known for the praised Misión 19 restaurant, for an intimate al fresco dinner honoring the milestone achievement. With proceeds benefiting the Los Angeles Food Bank, the Vega family celebrates with loyal patrons who have solidified Casa Vega as a fixture within the San Fernando Valley for six decades. You can enjoy live mariachi while feasting on a seven-course menu of rotating signature dishes. $109; Saturday, cocktail reception: 6 pm, dinner: 7 pm; 13301 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA  91423; 818.788.4868

L’Ami celebrates Bastille Day
L’Ami is celebrating the Bastille Day all night long with a special prix fixe menu, as well as a 30% discount on all bottles under $130. $45; Friday, 5:30-10 pm; 246 26th St, Santa Monica, CA 90402

Eating Ojai Tasting Tour
Join an up close and personal look at Ojai’s culinary scene. Walk through the downtown village to visit six shops and restaurants and taste locally made artisanal food and regional wines. $59; Saturday, 10:30 am-1:30 pm

“Breaking Convention” Summer Soiree
The out-of-the-box summer fundraiser kicks-off LA-based Artist Aaron Axelrod ’s three-day take over of Barnsdall Art Park’s campus, offering a preview of his multi-media exhibition, Dark Matter. Don your chicest cocktail attire for Barnsdall’s “Breaking Convention” Summer Soiree, which promises a night featuring DJs and live musical performances under the stars. Creating a provocative visual experience over the course of the evening, Axelrod will be projection mapping the iconic Hollyhock House; marking the first time this historic landmark has been a part of a public art installation. You will also preview a spectacular Axelrod and Swarovski collaboration art piece housed at LAMAG, featuring almost 700,000 multi-color crystals. The evening’s cuisine will be curated by executive chefs from Terrine, Faith & Flower, Hanjip, and Viviane, four of Los Angeles’ top restaurants under Bombet Hospitality Group. Following the event, Aaron Axelrod’s presentation will open to the public on July 16th, for two days. $75,$100/door; Friday, 7 pm; 4800 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

KCRW Summer Nights: Chinatown
This summer party in Chinatown has tastes from many gourmet food trucks, shopping from local vendors, performances from Chinese chefs, cooking demos, a large-scale, outdoor video projection, hands-on, Chinese cultural activities presented by local organizations and museums, craft brews and dancing in Central Plaza with KCRW DJs Garth Trinidad and Jeremy Sole. Saturday, 8 pm (also August 20th); N Broadway and W. College St, Los Angeles, CA

Colorado Street Bridge Party
Pasadena’s historic Colorado Street Bridge will have live music on three stages, a silent disco, dancing, vintage cars, children’s activities, beverages, food and more. Saturday, 6-11:30 pm; Defenders Park, corner of Orange Grove and Colorado Blvds., Pasadena, CA

Night Splash in Hollywood
With summer upon us, take advantage of the welcome break in temps when the sun goes down to splash high above Hollywood on the rooftop wet deck at the W hotel. Take a dip in the rooftop pool and enjoy spectacular views of LA after dark. Friday (every Friday through September 16th), 9 pm-2 am; W Hollywood, 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA

And They’r Off to the Races at L’Auberge Del Mar
L’Auberge Del Mar is celebrating the excitement and thrills of Del Mar’s upcoming racing season by throwing one of SoCal’s hottest summer parties, its Opening Day After Party. Don your finest hats and bow ties to enjoy a dance experience like no other with DJ FishFonics and DJ Gabe Vega on the pool deck. Enjoy jockey-themed entertainment, including go-go dancers, California-inspired culinary stations with local treats such as foie gras with pickled strawberries, ABJ (almond butter and strawberry jam); a craft beer, and cash bars. $250; Friday, 5-midnight; 1540 Camino del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014; 800.245.9757

Racing Season Spa L’Auberge Specials
At Spa L’Auberge, the goal is to help you look and feel as beautiful and well cared for as a racing beauty, so three new spa treatments are being offered during the racing season. Starting Gate Massage has you getting a get an early start and receive the Spa’s Signature Massage between 8 and 9 am at a discounted price (50 minutes: $125); Run Burgundy Foot Revival is designed to relieve tired, achy feet with a treatment using refreshing hot towels and a foot and calf massage (30 minutes: $75); and Winner’s Glow Hydrating Facial hydrates and nourishes the skin (50 minutes: $135). Through September 5th; 1540 Camino del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014; 858.793.6493

Summertime Cinema returns to Westfield Culver City
Westfield Culver City is bringing back their Summertime Cinema series to help kick-off the weekends this summer. Some of the biggest and most beloved movies will be screened outdoors, allowing you to relive the magic of the big screen. In addition to the movie screenings, enjoy pre-screening entertainment and raffle prizes. This weekend, catch Enchanted with music by Live jazz trio and Princess Giselle will host a DAVIDsTEA, Princess Tea Party. Movie will be held at The Promenade. Free; Friday through August 12, doors: 6 pm, movies: 8 pm; Westfield Culver City, 6000 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230

Kill Bill Vols. 1 & 2 at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Tarantino’s fourth film has become a cult classic. Uma Thurman gets her revenge in this thrill ride with samurai choreography, high flying kung fu stunts and rocking 60s music. Also starring Daryl Hannah, Lucy Liu, Viveca Fox and Sonny Chiba. $12+; Saturday, doors: 7:15 pm, movie: 9 pm; 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

MUSE/IQUE Summer of Sound
Pasadena’s non-profit orchestra stages has music, dance, theater, literature and fine art. The outdoor music experience that is built from the ground up is at the Beckman Mall Lawn at Caltech. This summer they celebrate the work of George Gershwin on three separate occasions. Food and wine are available for purchase, in advance, from Pasadena’s own The Kitchen for Exploring Foods. 7:30 concert. $25-$200; Saturday, doors: 5:30 pm, concert: 7:30 pm (also August 20 and September 10th); 332 S. Michigan Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106

Friday Flights at The Getty
The series at The Getty Museum brings together a wide range of Los Angeles-based creative thinkers working across artistic mediums for a vibrant evening of sounds and sights. The series spans contemporary classical music, artist-made interventions, electronic music, sound-based installations, poetry, dance, film, and more spreads out across the Getty Center from galleries to gardens. Friday (also July 29th); 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA

CURRENT:LA Water
City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs’ (DCA) CURRENT:LA Water, the City’s First Public Art Biennial is happening this weekend. CURRENT:LA Water is the result of Los Angeles being selected in June 2015 as one of four cities to receive up to $1 million as part of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge, a new program aimed at supporting temporary public art projects that celebrate creativity, enhance urban identity, encourage public-private partnerships, and drive economic development. CURRENT:LA is a combo of public art and family-friendly programming throughout the City along the Los Angeles River and LA’s other waterways. You can view 15 site-specific contemporary art sites, which have transformed public spaces around Los Angeles. There will also be 150 free events throughout the biennial’s run, which complement the public art ranging from film screenings to panel discussions and workshops. Saturday through August 14th

Corey Helford Gallery Unveil new works from Camille Rose Garcia
Garcia’s newest series of gothic-psychedelic nature paintings, titled “Phantasmacabre,” will be her first solo show in Los Angeles since 2011 and debut the biggest paintings of her career. In addition, this will be Garcia’s first show with CHG. Influenced by the surrealist and deeply symbolic films of Alejandro Jodorowsky, Jungian archetypes, and fairy tales,“Phantasmacabre” depicts a lush symbolic world that explores the realm of memories and dreams. Saturday; 571 S. Anderson St. (Enter on Willow St), Los Angeles, CA 90033; 310.287.2340

The Phoenix Partners with YG Studios
The Phoenix and TG Studios are partnering together for a yoga residency program. Top YG yoga instructor Marxel Léobez will host a series of Sunday Funday yoga classes all followed by a trunk show complete with cocktails and snacks. To celebrate the partnership, YG and The Phoenix are hosting a launch party this Saturday at 11:30 am. The party will begin with a #MarxelMadness yoga class led by Marxel (high energy vinayasa coupled with top 20 music), followed by cocktails and a trunk show featuring Revel in Greatness Apparel, Smoke and Mirrors Luxury Eye Wear, Soul Cycle and more. If you attend the launch party on Saturday, you will receive a special offer for the remaining Sunday Funday yoga classes – 3 class pack for $45 ($15 per class). Regular Sunday Funday class pricing is $25 per class. Sunday (also July 24 and 31); 8480 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

101/Exhibit Gallery Vintage Pop-Up Market
Shop for awesome vintage and antique goodies and jewelry at this pop-up market, hosted by art gallery and purveyors of fabulousness 101/Exhibit. Vendors include The Gem Hunter, Circa 1700, Lenore Dailey, and more. Saturday, 11 am-8 pm; 8920 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 310.271.7980

Garrett Leight x North Menswear Party
Eyewear superstar Garrett Leight is partying it up. The retailer is teaming up with menswear boutique North for an exclusive party with plenty of beer, tacos, reggae music, and a premiere of the film The Pianist by Rick Klotz. Saturday, 5-8 pm; North Menswear, 380 Glenneyre St, Laguna Beach, CA 92651; 949.715.9873

West Elm x VLM Jewelry Pop-Up
This fun pairing between home goods retailer West Elm and accessories mavens VLM offers two days of shopping and mingling. Enjoy exclusive discounts of up to 50% off select items and you can preview VLM’s new collection on Instagram. The pop-up is part of West Elm’s LOCAL program, which aims to support local businesses within the community. Saturday & Sunday, 1-4 pm; West Elm,1433 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Sales:

Cisco Home
LA based sustainable furniture brand, Cisco Home is having a huge sample sale! There is an incredible selection of seating, case goods, lighting, benches, poufs and ottomans, sofas and beds reduced up to 60% off. Plus, post a picture to Instagram of their new “Made in LA” wall on the side of our Beverly Store, tag @myciscohome using the hashtag #MadeinLAbyCisco, and show to a Cisco Home employee at checkout to receive an additional 10% off your purchases! Through – September 15th; 8126 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90048; 323.782.0296

Creatures of Comfort
Now until stock lasts, score up to 70% off Acne Studios, Lemaire, Jesse Kamm, CoC’s in-house label, and more. 7971 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

eM Productions
Enjoy up to 70% off LA labels like St. Roche, Stella & Jamie, Carolina K., Brian Lichtenberg, and more during the fashion showroom’s sample sale. Friday, 10 am-6 pm; 860 S Los Angeles St, suite 402, Los Angeles, CA 90014; 213.627.3754

Fleur’t Intimates
Get discounts on the lingerie label’s underpinnings and loungewear starting at $2 during its sample sale with Miki Miette. Every Thursday & Friday in July, 10 am-4 pm; 719 S Los Angeles St, #417, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Glyder Yogawear
Snag up to 75% off the activewear label’s tops, bras, yoga leggings, and more during its two-day warehouse sale. Friday, 9 am-6 pm; 1382 Valencia Ave, suite I, Tustin, CA 92780

Hale Bob & Liberty Garden
Score flip-flops for $20; towels for $15; tops, bikinis, and leggings for $20; and dresses for $40 from Hale Bob and its sister brand, Liberty Garden. Friday, 9 am-5 pm; 2711 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057

Heist
Now until stock lasts, score up to 80% off designers like Isabel Marant, Raquel Allegra, Ulla Johnson, and more during the boutique’s end-of-season sale. It’s happening online, too. 1100 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291; 310.450.6531

Herve Leger by Max Azria
Save up to 80% off the luxe label’s signature bandage dresses and more during its first-ever sample sale. They are also hosting a friends & family sale online. Through Sunday; 8400 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Ines Di Santo Bridal Trunk Show
Looking for a wedding dress? (I found mine)! Glendale’s Lovella Bridal hosts an exclusive trunk show from designer Ines Di Santo. The trunk show will feature the latest looks from the designer’s spring 2017 collection and is a great chance to score a fabulous dress for less. Friday 11 am-6 pm, Saturday 10 am-5 pm, Sunday 11 am-4 pm; Lovella Bridal, 224 S Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91204; 818.246.4637

Just One Eye
score up to 50% off labels like Chloé Stella McCartney, Robert Clergerie, Christian Louboutin, and more during the luxury boutique’s end of season sale. through July 8th; 7000 Romaine St, West Hollywood, CA 90038; 888.563.6858

Mohawk Man
For a limited time, save up to 50% off men’s shirts from Dries Van Noten, Schnayderman’s, Our Legacy, Engineered Garments, Lemaire, and more. 4017 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029; 323.669.1601

Mona Moore
Now until stock lasts, save 30-70% off footwear and accessories from luxury labels like Maison Margiela, Haider Ackerman, Marni, and more during the boutique’s end-of-season sale. 222 Main St, Venice, CA 90291

Oak
Enjoy up to 60-80% off the brand’s women’s and men’s merchandise at its DTLA location, which will transition into a permanent outlet store. 7228 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Please Do Not Enter
Now until stock lasts, save 30-70% off select items, including from designers like Lemaire, Walter Van Beirendonck, Cipher, Not Guilty, and more during the boutique’s end-of-season sale. 549 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90013; 213.263.0037

Trend Station
Ever Wednesday though Friday (10 am-6 pm) for the entire month of July, enjoy up to 90% off labels like Black Orchid Denim, American Retro, MLV, Alternative Apparel, and more. 1013 S Los Angeles St, 3rd floor, Los Angeles, CA 90015

The Way We Wore
For the entire month of July, take 50% off everything on the ground floor (excluding select case items) and 33% off everything on the second floor during the vintage boutique’s semiannual sale. 334 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.937.0878

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