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Coming to America at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Hilarious and sweet, Coming to America is Eddie Murphy’s funniest film. African prince Akeem is on a journey across the world to find a queen and heads to Queens, New York! Akeem wants to live like the common people of queens do, but his faithful servant prefers the luxuries of palace life. Will they find a woman who wants Akeem for love not his wealth? Disguised as a janitor he’;ll have to work twice as hard to earn the heart of a queen, and when his father, the king, arrives in New York, things will get even harder! Jump into our free photobooth for a portrait, picnic at sunset, dance with DJ Questlove, then see Eddie Murphy’s comedy classic under the stars! $12-$16; Saturday, doors: 6:15 pm, movie: 8 pm; 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Viceroy Santa Monica’s Fresh Beats
Celebrate summer coming to a close under the moonlight at Viceroy Santa Monica with fresh beats provided by DJ Koko and DJ Miss Ninja – all from your own personal wireless headphones. Enjoy a full-service bar serving Blue Moon beer, cosmic inspired cocktails and out-of-this world nibbles to keep up with your dancing shoes! $17; Saturday, doors: 8 pm, event: 9 pm – 1 am; Poolside Lounge at Viceroy Santa Monica, 1819 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401

L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade
Over 50 top chefs—including Suzanne Goin, Giada De Laurentiis and Scott Conant—and mixologists serve signature menu items at this culinary event that helps fund the fight against childhood cancer. $195, under 13 free, $1,200/meet-and-greet; Saturday, 12:30-4:30 pm; Royce Quad, UCLA, 405 Hilgard Ave, LA; 610.649.3034

Lobster Festival
Get ready for a festival with 1,000 pounds of fresh Maine lobster inside the world’s largest cooker. There will also be live band karaoke, tents for catching a game on TV, and Screaming Lobster cocktails. $30-58; Friday-Sunday; 400 Shoreline Village Dr, Long Beach, CA 90802

Aroha’s Bubbles & Bites
The authentic New Zealand restaurant  in Westlake Village is celebrating its third birthday with a weekend long Bubbles & Bites menu. You can enjoy live music and unlimited Bubbles & Bites in the patio bar.Tray passed small bites include: Ora King Salmon Tartare on Wonton Crackers; Venison with Vanilla Parsnip Puree, Cherries and Pistachios; Pickled Green Lipped Mussels; and Crab Cakes. Drinks include: Hellason’s Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc, Aroha Nui Cocktail, and the Hamilton Cocktail $30; Friday – Sunday, 4-8 pm; 30990 Russell Ranch Rd, Unit C, Westlake Village, CA 91362; reservation for the event can only be made through

Buy a Dog a Beer Festival
This festival benefits no-kill shelters, and has you drink lots of beer to do so. Wolf Creek will host 25 craft breweries on-site, along with DJs and food trucks. $45; Saturday; 25108 Rye Canyon Loop, Valencia, CA 91355; 805.448.7070

Enjoy tastings from over 20 wineries, as well as local craft beers, spirits and small bites as you enjoy unplugged performances by Top 40 music artists Ryan Cabrera, Secondhand Serenade and more. Event benefits Adopt the Arts Foundation. $50-$70; Sunday, 1-5 pm; Marina del Rey Hotel, 13534 Bail Way, Marina del Rey, CA

Tower 12‘s Football Season Specials
The beachside bar & restaurant opens early on Saturdays & Sundays 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 home made 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; group reservations can be made by calling 310.561.6008

Yakitori Pop-Up at The Normandie Club
Joel Miller (The Wallace), Jon Yao and Max Boon (Kato), and Luke Reyes (Ninth Street Ramen) are joining forces to throw a yakitori style, Japanese inspired pop up dinner. The al fresco dinner will be held on the patio of The Normandie Club and all food will be served on skewers in true yakitori style. The pop up dinner is the first of more to come. The menu includes: Pork Belly with galbi glaze, lime and cilantro; and shishito skewer with soy sherry, rayu powder, and anchovy sauce (both by Joel); Maitake mushroom with plum, crispy chicken skin, and plum tare; and duck breast with spring onion, and sake (both by Luke); Grilled Spot prawns (by Jon) and strawberries glazed with rice for dessert (by Max). Sunday; 3612 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90005

Manuela‘s Big Lebowski Garden Party featuring Cutwater Spirits
This event celebrates one of my most favorite films of all time. Costumes are strongly recommended with big prizes being awarded to the best dressed. Sunday, 3-8 pm; 907 E 3rd St, 907 East 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Celebrate Forman’s Whiskey Tavern‘s 2nd Anniversary
Known for its expansive spirits menu, featuring more than 100 whiskey varieties, including its own reserve label, Forman’s Whiskey Tavern is celebrating its second anniversary. Head to the cozy Toluca Lake bar and receive 2-for-1 chicken sliders, 2-for-1 Fish Tacos and $7 whiskey sours. Additionally, the bar will be serving complimentary tray passed apps. Saturday; 3-6 pm; 10149 Riverside Dr, Toluca Lake, CA 91602

SOCA Launches Brunch
Ventura Boulevard’s new steak and seafood destination debuts a weekend brunch from Valley-based restaurateur, Chef Aaron Robins. Menu highlights include: Jewish Brisket Sandwich with house made brisket, corn rye, horseradish mustard, and Russian dressing; House Made Smoked Lox Plate with freshly baked bagels, cream cheese, red onions, and capers; Chilaquiles Breakfast Burrito with scrambled eggs, chile verde, tortilla strips, crema, and queso fresco; “Hatched” Egg Omelet with chile verde, hatch chilies, and queso; E.L.O. with house made ocean trout lox, onions, and eggs; Honey Greek Yogurt with house-made granola and seasonal berries; Chocolate Babka French Toast with dulce de leche. Also launching this weekend at SOCA is Sunday Dinner Service, which offers a three-course prix-fixe menu alongside half-price select bottles of wine. Courses include Herb-Roasted Half Chicken with chimichurri roasted potatoes; a Petite New York Steak dressed in sautéed wild mushroom demi-glace, among others. Weekend Brunch: Saturday-Sunday; 10 am-3 pm; Sunday Dinner Service: $36; Sunday; 5-10 pm; 14015 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423; 818.301.4300




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