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Join artist Virginia Hein for a series that focuses on exploring color to sketch the summer landscapes of Descanso. Bring a spirit of play and experimentation while learning to work confidently with color. $90/members, $120/nonmembers; Saturday (also September 2nd, 9th, and 16th), 9 am-noon; 1418 Descanso Dr, La Cañada Flintridge, 91011; 818.949.7980

Ghost World at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Quirky high school graduates Enid (Thora Birch) and Rebecca (Scarlett Johansson) answer a personal ad as a joke, but when Seymour (Steve Buscemi) shows up, their lives are changed forever. Enid’s rejection of the trends, music and fashion choices is a hilarious. This character study takes aim at all things mainstream while creating hilariously hyperreal moments of self-discovery. Dress up for our photo booth, picnic with Cinespia DJs and cheer as Enid goes against the grain. $12-$16; Saturday, doors: 7:15 pm, movie: 9 pm; 6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

Summertime Square Dance Social
Say Howdy Partner and learn to Do-Si-Do at One Colorado’s Summertime Square Dance Social! Come with or without a partner – either way, we’ll get you all squared away with new friends for the hoedown. Practice your Roll Aways and Half Sashays with Silent DJ country western tunes (3 – 4 pm), then promenade to live music with our square dance caller. There’ll be a dolled up mirmir photo booth to socially share the fun, plus we’ll be serving up some summery sweet treats for a Shuffle Step energy boost. $10; Saturday, 3-6 pm; One Colorado Courtyard, West Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91103

DTLA Round Up
Grab your cowboy boots and your cowboy hat and head to LA Live for the ultimate country music street party. Party all night to live country music bands, along with mechanical bull riding, corn hole, line dancing and more. Also find $5 food and drink menus at participating LA Live restaurants. Friday, 6-11 pm; LA Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

DJ Nights in Grand Park
Spend the night dancing under the stars at Grand Park. The summer event features DJ tunes curated by influential artists and tastemakers. Friday, 9 pm-midnight; 200 N. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Venice Beach Music Fest
The annual festival features a lineup of music, art and dance. Strawberry Alarm Clock headlines with additional performances to be made by Barry “The Fish” Melton and The San Francisco All-Stars, Champa 51, among others. Free; Saturday, 11 am; West End of Windward Ave, Venice, CA

Summer of Sound: GLOW/TOWN
Settle in for a night of Motown in the spirit of American jazz. Inspired by the 100th birthdays of American legends like Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie, Artistic Director Rachael Worby brings together the talents of Hamilton star Joshua Henry and tap legend Savion Glover for a riveting finale to the Summer of Sound series. $25-$200; Saturday, dining: 5:30 pm,  show: 7:30 pm; Caltech’s Beckman Mall Lawn, 332 S. Michigan Ave, Pasadena, CA; 626.539.7085

LA Food & Wine
LA’s premiere four day food festival is back and promises chefs cooking nonstop food all over the city. Join in power lunches with top chefs, the Friday Night Market on Grand Ave, The Grand Tasting event, and more. Through Sunday, info and tickets here.

LA Taco Festival
The LA Taco Festival isn’t all about tacos, it is dedicated to solving the problem of youth homelessness at Boyle Heights based non-profit, Jovenes, Inc.  Jovenes is a place of personal transformation for homeless youth between the ages of 18-25. This annual event has outgrown Mariachi Plaza and moved to Grand Park in the heart of DTLA and continues to support homeless youth! $10+; Saturday; 200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Manuela’s Summer Garden Series: Summer Wine
Join Preston, Manuela’s in-house Sommelier with 11 years of wine knowledge, and taste some of the best summer wines currently on the menu. Wine focused summer cocktails will also be available for purchase. $25; Saturday, 4-9 pm; 907 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Tower 12‘s Football Season Specials
The beachside bar & restaurant opens early for college & NFL games. All-day, game day drink specials include 32 oz. double-sized draft beers for the price of a pint, 22 oz. mimosas for $6, half-priced Bloody Mary’s and half-priced Micheladas. Food specials include a $6 Breakfast Biscuit Blitz (served until 11 am) made with a homemade biscuit, scrambled egg, cheese, savory maple sauce & choice or Applewood bacon or sausage, served with tots. Saturdays & Sundays, 9 am; 53 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254; 310.561.6008

Grand Opening Celebration for Bludso’s BBQ
The Proud Bird is hosting a grand opening celebration for Bludso’s BBQ. The Proud Bird is the only spot on the west side to get Bludso’s, especially since the original store in Compton closed a while ago, and to celebrate the Food Bazaar is throwing a festive BBQ picnic. During the celebration, you can get $2 off all BBQ items, and $5 off full racks of ribs, and each guest will be able to walk away with a complimentary jar of Bludso’s special spice rub. They will also be hosting two rib eating contests for the chance to win a $100 gift card! Saturday, 11 am-3 pm; 11022 Aviation Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Tiki Lounge Pop-Up
Escape to a tropical island paradise at Beverly Wilshire’s CUT Lounge pop-up. Sip on hand-crafted tiki cocktails such as the Garden of Eden featuring tropical tea infused vodka, lemon and mint—or snack on Polynesian-influenced dishes like Kalbi short ribs. Through Sunday, 5 pm-1:30 am; CUT Lounge at the Beverly Wilshire, 9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA; 310.276.8500

Pacific PlateBrewing Co. Anniversary Bash
Pacific Plate is marking its fourth year as a brewery with a weekend party that features the release of it Tropical Triple IPA, a charity raffle, bites from Juju’s Famous Ceviche, and live music. Free ($5-11/beer & food); Saturday; 1999 S. Myrtle Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016

Luchini Pizzeria and Bar‘s Fight Watch Party
TAO Group’s Luchini Pizzeria and Bar will be showing the highly anticipated fight. Grab a couple slices of Luchini’s pizza and root for your favorite fighter! Plus, there are specials that night that include $10 Scarpriello wings with house made blue cheese dip; $15 Wagyu chili nachos, roasted shishito pico and pickled red onions; and $10 Pizza fries, crispy French fries topped with tomato, mozz, pepperoni and pepperoncini, baked like a pizza. $30 food & drink minimum; Saturday, 6 pm; 1607 Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028; table service:

Kettle Black’s Deals
Get ready for their daily happy hour from 5-7 pm which now includes: a glass of Frosé for $8; Slice & A Sip which includes a slice of margherita pizza with a Peroni or glass of red or white wine for $8; and Pizza&Pop which includes a whole margherita pizza with a Peroni or glass of red or white wine for $15 Also, on Sundays they have launched a new supper series that includes a 3-course Italian dinner for $20/person. To accompany the dinner they are also offering $20 bottles of wine – a Chianti and a Pinot Grigio – along with a $3 glass of Olympia Lager. The menus change every Sunday. Happy hour: daily, 5-7 pm; Sunday supper: $20; 3705 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Sawyer’s Happy Hour
Sit on the back patio and enjoy a daily happy hour that includes: $9 fried chicken sandwich with house made dill pickles, and red cabbage slaw; $14 1/2 dozen oysters of the day with choice of happy hour beer or wine, mignonette, horseradish, lemon, and Crystal hot sauce; $7 Sawyer Frites with Kennebec potatoes, garlic aioli, mornay, and sunny egg; and $4 Grilled corn on the cob with mayo, cilantro, and parmesan cheese. Daily, 4-7 pm; 3709 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026; 323.641.3709

Tequila Avión Celebrates Floyd Mayweather with Avión Reserva 44 Extra Añejo Tequila
Tequila Avión has created a limited edition, commemorative bottle of the brand’s ultimate tequila offering, Avión Reserva 44 Extra Añejo. Voted World’s Best Tasting Tequila, Tequila Avión has collaborated with American professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. to provide tequila and boxing enthusiasts with this ultra-exclusive spirit and to celebrate Mayweather’s 50th professional fight. With only 150 for sale worldwide, each custom bottle features an etched likeness of Mayweather and have been hand-signed by Floyd Mayweather Jr. Avión Reserva 44 Extra Añejo Tequila has a distinctive character of Avión agave with hints of warm vanilla, ripe luscious fruits with a touch of spice have won it critical acclaim. Floyd Mayweather Jr. will go head to head with MMA UFC fighter Conor McGregor this upcoming Saturday August 26th. The commemorative bottles will retail for approximately $1,500; orders will also be accepted by visiting or call 702.614.4001

Surfside Bar + Grill Opens
In the former Danny’s Deli location in Venice Beach, Surfside’s Chef Jesse Gutierrez is serving up California comfort food and a mix of LA-Korean inspired dishes, sustainable seafood, along with vegan and vegetarian options. Feast on dishes like the K-Town Bulgogi Burger, featuring 1/2 pound of certified Angus beef with house-made caramelized kimchi, fried egg and a savory Korean bulgogi spread, served on a buttery brioche bun; Korean Fries, with bulgogi steak, sriracha mayo, caramelized kimchi, onions, cilantro, sesame seeds and cheese; Surfside Nachos topped with tortilla chips and doused in nacho cheese, beans, pico de gallo, sour cream, guacamole and jalapeños topped with your choice of chicken, short rib or tofu; Seafood Linguini, tossed with shrimp, calamari, cod and seasonal vegetables, in a lemon herb-butter sauce; and the Lobster Roll with fresh cold water Canadian lobster in a seasoned mayo served with Old Bay seasoned fries. As for greens, there’s the Harvest Salad with mesclun and romaine mixed with sliced strawberries, diced apples, dried cranberries, caramelized walnuts, bleu cheese and a strawberry vinaigrette; the Namaste Bowl with massaged kale, turmeric brown lentils, pumpkin seeds, roasted squash, and topped with cashew cream dressing; the Black Kale Salad includes quinoa, black kale, roasted butternut squash, mint and currants while being dressed with a light lemon oil and vinegar; and the Farmer’s Friend is mixed with quinoa, greens, corn, tomatoes, cucumber, charred Brussels sprouts, and a balsamic vinaigrette. The brunch menu, which is available everyday and features Gold’s Standard brunch burger which is their house burger with bacon, cheddar cheese and a sunny side egg on a brioche bun; The Pipeline Burrito with scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, cheddar cheese, and country potatoes served with a side of wipeout salsa; Muscle Beach Tofu Scramble with black beans, onions, cilantro, country potatoes, tomatoes, wipeout salsa and avocado; and The Boardwalk breakfast sandwich is served with two eggs, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and cheddar cheese on a toasted baguette. The beer and wine program at Surfside Venice Bar + Grill includes local favorites like, House Beer, Strand Brewing and fresh, local ingredients within each cocktail. 23 Windward Ave, Venice, CA 90291; 424.256.7894.

BOMANE Salon Opens
Meaning “beautiful hair,” this salon  was founded by Sonny Henty and Andrea Jaclyn, who both bring different strengths and over 20 years of experience. BOMANE represents a connection between the client and the stylist, one that personifies the balance of trust and confidence when it comes to a one-of-a-kind haircare experience. BOMANE functions to ensure each relationship with each of their clients reaches the highest form of devotion. Services include: blowouts, style, cuts, color, highlights, extensions, and much more.  8668 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, 90211; 424.777.0638




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