Weekend

06/09/2017

Wizard of Oz at Hollywood Cemetery
Celebrate the life of Judy Garland on the occasion of the unveiling of her new grave at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The Wizard of Oz stars Judy Garland in her greatest role, and the movie embodies fantasy, song, beautiful sets and a sixteen year old starlet who took motion pictures by storm! Dorothy and Toto are transported by a cyclone from an ordinary Kansas life to a weird and wonderful kingdom where a wizard rules the land. $12-$16; Saturday, doors: 7:15 pm, movie: 9 pm; 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Movie Night Retreat
Hotel Irvine is holding its third annual Movie Nights in The Backyard series and invites you to make it a mini getaway with an overnight stay. Enjoy the hotel’s modern and vibrant accommodations and receive four tickets to the Friday night show plus a complimentary movie night welcome amenity. The schedule is June 9: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; June 30: La La Land;August 11: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Starting at $139 per night (all reservations based on availability. Pricing excludes applicable taxes); June 9, 30 and August 11; 17900 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92614; 888.230.4452HotelIrvine.com/packages

How To Break Up By Text
Allison Goldberg and Jen Jamula are two comediennes from NY who have been featured in WIRED, Forbes, Newsweek, the cover of Time Out NY (and ranked among the “top ten funniest women in NYC“). This month, they’re bringing their shows to LA for the first time ever. This weekend, catch How To Break Up By Text where they will analyze and perform real audience text breakups on-the-spot…for one hour of comedy-therapy. On June 24th, catch them in Blogologues, where they bring to life Craigslist, Amazon, Breitbart and other content from the internet, all word-for-word onstage. Saturday; 6366 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Playboy Jazz Festival
The 39th annual festival features master of ceremonies George Lopez, along with performances by Corinne Bailey Rae, Arturo Sandoval Latin Big Band, Gregory Porter, Common and more. Saturday & Sunday; 2301 N. Highland Ave, Hollywood, CA; 323.850.2000

LA Pride Festival
This year’s Pride festival features Brandy, Chromeo, Young M.A., Erika Jayne, and Aaron. Sunday’s parade is being swapped for a Resist March where organizers are requesting that LA’s entire LGBTQ+ community and its allies march to ensure our collective futures. Full line up and schedule here. $25/Single-day ticket, $35/weekend pass, Free/march; Saturday & Sunday; West Hollywood Park, 647 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048

The Dodgers’ Annual LGBT Night
The Los Angeles Dodgers are hosting to their fifth annual LGBT Night at Dodger Stadium. For the first time ever, the Dodgers have partnered with LA Pride and will host the official 2017 LA Pride kickoff party at Dodger Stadium beginning at 5:30 pm in the Right Field Plaza Bar. LGBT Night at Dodger Stadium will feature a ceremonial first pitch by Golden Globe Award winning actor Matt Bomer. Other scheduled special guests include Billy Bean (Major League Baseball Vice President & Special Assistant to the Commissioner), Brian Pendleton (founder of #ResistMarch), who will also throw out a first pitch, actor Noah Galvin (known for his role as on the ABC sitcom The Real O’Neals) actor Guillermo Diaz (starring as Huck in the ABC series Scandal) and Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, known for being plaintiffs in the landmark case in the Supreme Court, successfully overturning Prop. 8 and restoring marriage equality to California. Katami and Zarrillo can be heard weekly on their radio show/podcast “The Husbands” on iTunes and UBNradio.com. The Dodgers will also recognize several athletes, coaches and people who work or participate in the amateur or professional sports industry as featured on Outsports.com. Outsports.com is a sports news website focusing on LGBT issues and personalities in amateur and professional sports. The national anthem will be performed by Dot Marie Jones. The night will also include Friday Night Fireworks presented by Denny’s and for the third consecutive year, music by George Figares and DJ Blacklow (Jeremy Blacklow). Friday, 7 pm; 1000 Vin Scully Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

CicLAvia-Glendale meets Atwater Village
Streets in Atwater Village and Glendale will be cut off to traffic to make way for the bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly streets with plenty of bike shop and local merchant swag along the way. Map here. Sunday, 9 am-4 pm

Global Awareness Day at The Ritz Carlton Spa, Los Angeles
Join in a poolside Wellness Retreat on the hotel’s private rooftop. The retreat begins on the 26th floor with panoramic views of the city and features: 90-minute poolside yoga and meditation led by ERYT 500 Yoga Alliance certified teacher Rachel Jackson; “Garden to Glamorous” class led by a Debbie Leavitt, herbal healing specialist, guiding guests  on creating herbal remedies such as tinctures and scrubs (you will take home your own creation) using herbs picked from the rooftop garden; healthy bento box lunch provided by WP24 by Wolfgang Puck; and choice of 50-minute spa treatment in the Spa Sanctuary. $295; Sunday, 9 am-4 pm; 213.743.8800

Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village & California Health & Longevity Institute’s Global Wellness Day Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village and California Health & Longevity Institute (CHLI) are having a full day of activities in celebration of the sixth annual Global Wellness Day, an international day focused on living well with the mantra “One Day Can Change Your Whole Life.” Global Wellness Day starts with a Sunrise Cycle group lead by General Manager Robert Cima, who is an avid cyclist. Los Angeles based health and wellness expert and lifestyle blogger, Sophie Jaffe will lead two morning outdoor yoga classes on the Hotel’s Pagoda Lawn. Following yoga, VIMMIA Activewear will have a pop-up shop. Their workout wear provides precision fits, exceptional detailing, and technical properties that include thermoregulation, moisture wicking, and improved oxygenation to muscles. Two Morning Mindfulness meditation sessions are also available. Dr. Jonathan Cole M.D., Medical Director and Managing Partner of California Health & Longevity Institute, will host four different “Tea Talks,” covering a wide variety of topics including how to stay healthy while traveling and breast cancer prevention, to name a few.  An assortment of fine teas will be served. CHLI’s Director of Nutrition, Paulette Lambert, R.D., CDE, will lead four fun and interactive culinary demos in the open-concept Wellness Kitchen focusing on making healthful and family-friendly items that are easy to prepare. The award-winning Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village will be featuring the Lavender Milk Cocoon Wrap, a whole-body treatment which restores the glow of health (100 minutes, $335, (818) 575-3000). Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village welcomes day-of walk-ins to all activities, but you can RSVP: (818) 575-3000. Saturday, 6:30 am; 2 Dole Dr, Westlake Village, CA 91362

Art-Sea
L.A.’s Marina is turning into a pop-up arts district! Party on the beach at this community festival with outdoor art galleries, interactive art workshops, a maker’s market, food trucks, a wine & beer garden, watersports, dance performances, and all-day live music and DJ entertainment. The WaterBus, Free Ride, and Beach Shuttle will all be offering free transportation for ARTsea. Free; Saturday, noon-10 pm; Marina Beach in Marina del Rey

NHMLA First Fridays: “Serving Up Science”
Wild Belle, Gabriel Garzón-Montano, and Nick Hakim will perform in Museum’s outdoor Nature Gardens, with KCRW DJ Anne Litt, VOOMZ, and DJs Victoria Rawlins and Nina Tarr. Join in a special pop-up dinner ($100) hosted by Journeymen L.A. chef David Wilcox, and talks digging in to L.A.’s culinary history. Join in behind-the-scenes tours from 5-6 pm. $18; Friday, 5-11 pm;900 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007; 213.763.DINO

This First-Ever Outdoor Tea Room Pop Up
This first-ever outdoor Tea Room Pop Up turns the concept of high tea on its head, taking the hundreds-of-years old tradition of high tea and twists it with a new, modern daytime take focused entirely on Iced Tea. These Iced Tea Rooms will pop-up for one day only, on National Iced Tea Day, celebrating the growing movement for simple Iced Tea with fewer ingredients and delicious tea leaves, which the NESTEA brand continues to define. Saturday, 12-4 pm; The Americana at Brand (On the lawn in front of the Pacific Theaters)

Esters Wine Shop & Bar‘s Sunday Tastings
This Sunday, the husband and wife team, Ehren Jordan and Anne-Marie Failla, of Sonoma Coast’s Failla wines are in the shop. Cat Fairchild from the winery will be pouring and chatting about a few of their adored expressions of Chardonnay and Pinor Noir. $25; Sunday, 3-6 pm; 1314 7th St, Santa Monica, CA 90405

COD Seafood House and Raw Bar Celebrates National Rosé Day
Celebrate the warm weather with unlimited rosé during weekend brunch. The restaurant features bottomless pours of Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial that you can pair with the Asian-inspired brunch menu featuring Yuzu Blueberry Pancakes, Smoked Salmon Benedict, and Shrimp and Crab Omelet with ginger scallion chimichurri. The restaurant also just opened a beautiful second floor patio, perfect for the warm weather, with panoramic views of the Hollywood Hills. Saturday & Sunday, 10:30 am-3 pm; 8408 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Le Petit Paris Offers Bottomless Rosé & Oysters
Available exclusively on their patio located adjacent to the Spring Street Park. The bottomless rosé and oysters ($1 each) will be offered in addition to the restaurant’s regular happy hour menu. $18; Monday-Friday, 4-7 pm; 418 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013; 213.217.4445

Bubblyfest
A Champagne festival? Yep — the event includes unlimited tastings, a sabre demo, and light bites. The whole thing’s a preview of an even BIGGER Champagne festival from October 5-8; mark your calendar now. Sunday 1-4 pm; The Rose Room, 6 Rose Avenue, Venice Beach, CA

Barnsdall Fridays Wine Tasting
Enjoy evenings of fine wine and art in the gardens of Frank Lloyd Wright’s renovated Hollyhock House. The weekly event features boutique, small production, artisan wines from Silver Lake Wine, music by KCRW DJs, a bunch of food trucks and more. There’s also curator-led tours of the Hollyhock House. $35-$50; Friday through September 22nd; 4800 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA; 323.644.6275

Calabasas Malibu Wine Festival
Spending a day in Malibu drinking wine and eating food from veteran chefs for a good cause…what better way to spend your weekend? The event is 100% charity and benefits Parents & Teachers Together PATT. All the money raised will benefit Arts & Education programs at local schools from Calabasas to Woodland Hills.  Attire note: shorts and flip-flops are not allowed. $200+; Friday-Sunday; The Commons at Calabasas, 4799 Commons Way, Calabasas, CA 91302

Pechanga’s Beerfest
Hit the casino this Saturday…but not to gamble. To taste beer! This annual craft beer festival and chili cook-off has dozens of breweries serving up tastes. Tickets includes entry, 2 oz. souvenir glass for sampling beer tastings, and Pechanga chef chili cook-off tastings. $50/general admission, $65/VIP; Saturday; 45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula, CA 92592

Balboa Strawberry Festival
The Festival is centered around local residents’ love for delicious, California grown strawberries. Enjoy funnel cakes, crepes, waffles, and bites all based around strawberries. Then, grab some drinks at the beer and wine garden. Free; Sunday, 10 am-6 pm; 17019 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91316

Oinkster’s Burger Week
The Oinkster’s Burger Week features seven regional dishes. For Friday there’s the Philippines-inspired “Bicol Express Burger,” on Saturday there’s a Korean bulgogi beef number, and on Sunday an all-American burger with a chicken fried beef patty topped with mashed potatoes, bacon country gravy, and fried green tomatoes, served on a potato bun. Through Sunday; locations here.

LA Foodfest
The eighth edition of this food fest features over 100 food vendors, five beer vendors, six cocktail bars, and a Mexican food area with chefs from Mexico. Salud. Wear your stretchy pants. $50-$95; Saturday, 2-7 pm; LA Coliseum, 3911 South Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90037

Taste of the Nation
Share Our Strength’s annual LA foodie event features more than 40 top LA restaurants, including Union, Kali Restaurant and new supper club Mama Lion. There will also be California beer and wine. Proceeds go toward helping fight childhood hunger. $110, $160/VIP,$25/kids 6-13, free/under 6; Sunday, 1-4 pm (VIP admission 12:30 pm); Media Park, 9070 Venice Blvd, Culver City, CA; 800.969.4767

TART Restaurant‘s The Lemonade Stand
They are kicking off summer with a new outdoor bar called The Lemonade Stand. Located within the restaurant’s courtyard at the Farmer’s Daughter Hotel. Order cocktails from The Lemonade Stand while waiting for your table at TART, or relax by the various lounge areas surrounding the new outdoor bar. The menu is comprised of refreshing, summery drinks such as Frosés made with frozen rosé and strawberries; Frozen Blue Lemonades made with vodka, Blue Curaçao and lemonade; Blended Strawberry Daiquiris made with rum, strawberry and lime; Passion Fruit/ Mango Spiked Arnies made with Smirnoff Passion Fruit or Mango Vodka, fresh brewed iced tea & lemonade, as well as ice cold beer and non-alcoholic libations. Full menu here. Fridays, 1 pm-Sundays, 6 pm; 115 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.556.2608

“Tennessee-Style” Indoor Picnic
Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne present this indoor picnic inspired by Goin’s visit to Blackberry Farm in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Dine on sweet tea-brined fried chicken, pulled pork “sundaes” with coleslaw and baked beans, succotash salad, and more. 5-9:30 p.m. $65; Sunday, 5-9:30 pm; Lucques, 8474 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA; 323.655.6277

Casa Vega Extends Happy Hour
Casa Vega invites you to savor the summer season with a weekend-long happy hour program. Through Labor Day, they are offering 20% off all cocktails and appetizers will be available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Signature items include The Boss Margarita, Mexican Mule, Chopped Guacamole, Taquitos de Juan, Nachos Grandisimo, Lobster Quesadilla, and many more options. Adding to the expanded margarita list, a large selection of imported Mexican Wines from Baja and an elevated selection of tequila.  Friday-Sunday, 1-7 pm; 13301 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423; 818.788.4868 

Tuck Hotel Opens New Restaurant, Delicat
The Tuck Hotel opens Delicat, a restaurant specializing in Spanish-inspired creations and cocktails. An ode to the original Delicat restaurant by Chef Paco Parreño in Valencia, Spain, international hotelier Juan Torre saw the perfect opportunity to bring the concept to Los Angeles. Together, both Torre and Parreño have created a menu of bold and compelling elements. Delicat’s dinner menu highlights include: Just A Tomato Salad made with marinated tomatoes, guacamole, burrata ice cream, and lime air; House Smoked Salmon made with smoked salmon, seaweed, guacamole, and wasabi; Spinach Maltagliatti made with malfatti pasta, burrata, egg yolk, and truffles; Croquetas de Azafran made with saffron croquettes and aioli; Socarrat made with crispy paella with artichokes, mushrooms, and aioli; and Tataki de Chuleton de Buey made with grass-fed NY steak, potato ratatouille, mustard, and chimichurri. Opens Friday; 820 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014; 213.947.3815

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