Memorial Day Weekend

Eat Drink Vegan
EDV is back at the Rose Bowl & Brookside and is part of SEED Food & Wine Week Los Angeles! The festival features unlimited pours of the region’s best craft beer, wine, cider, kombucha, cold brew, craft soda and tea. We curate 100+ restaurants, food trucks, carts, and vendors. The vegan marketplace showcases vendors selling everything from clothing to skin care to croutons. New additions this year include Fast Passes for food vendors, travel packages for our out of town guests, and being an event of the SEED Food + Wine Week Los Angeles, a week of wellness, plant-based exhibitions, celebrity chef dinners, yoga, tastings, a 5K run, and more. $45; Saturday, 2pm, 12pm/VIP; 1001 Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena, CA, 91103

Foodways Summit
Learn all about Long Beach’s local food movement at this week-long culinary celebration. Expect talks, tastes and tours, with a special emphasis on expanding health food access, education and opportunities. Through May 31

Celebrate National Barbecue Month with Pearl’s BBQ
Pearl’s BBQ in DTLA kicks-off the beginning of summer with a four-day Memorial Day celebration featuring live music, cold beer, and the best barbecue West of Texas. Pearl’s BBQ Head Cowboy and Pitmaster Dana Blanchard has deep Texas roots and knowledge of well-cooked smoked brisket. Determined to serve the best barbecue L.A. has ever tasted, Pearl’s BBQ was born. Named after his grandmother, Pearl’s BBQ has picnic tables in the sandy, shaded outdoor building with the Texas flag hanging above the smoker, directly across from the retro Airstream. Order up brisket with homemade sides like the baked beans, coleslaw, and creamy potato salad; beef short ribs served by the pound and smoked for nearly 12 hours; and freshly made pearl’s apple or pecan pie. As for the festivities, there will be outdoor games, live country music, along with some of the best food trucks serving alongside Pearl’s BBQ including Chicas TacosGood Gravy BakesPedaler’s ForkAvocaToastDaddy’s Chicken ShackAll American Softie and Shiner Beer. A portion of the proceeds from the Pearl’s BBQ Memorial Day Picnic BBQ will be directly donated to American Legion Hall Post 75$5, $20/VIP; Friday, 12 – 10 pm, Saturday & Sunday, 12 – 8 pm, Monday, 12 – 10 pm; 2143 Violet St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Weekend BBQ Series
Enjoy long summer evenings and SoCal sunsets at The Roof Garden at The Peninsula Beverly Hills. Sample dishes straight off the grill from executive chef David Codney, include coffee and chipotle smoked beef ribs, Pabst Blue Ribbon beer can chicken and pulled pork biscuit. End on a sweet note with a house made s’more. Starting Friday (every Friday-Sunday), 5 – 9 pm; 9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA; 310.551.2888

Three Day Rule‘s 4th Annual White Party
Welcome to Summer! Three Day Rule is hosting the biggest white party of the year. Join over 500 guests, lots of dancing, poolside DJs, discounted cocktails, a conga line around the pool, pool floats, and a Caribbean BBQ. It’s the Sunday Funday you won’t want to miss. The first 200 guests to arrive will receive white sunglasses to get you in the summer spirit. White attire politely requested. Single and ready to mingle? Meet with a TDR Matchmaker for free, to be set up with their amazing premium members. Sunday, 1-5 pm; Viceroy Santa Monica, 1819 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Fiesta Hermosa 
This semiannual festival features over 300 artists and crafters, as well as food, live music, a “kiddie carnival,” a charity beer and wine garden and more. Free; Saturday-Monday, 10 am – 6 pm; Hermosa and Pier avenues, Hermosa Beach, CA; 310.376.0951

Topanga Days 2018 
Enjoy concerts, a parade (Monday, 8:30 am) and old-fashioned fun at this 45th annual fair. Spend Memorial Day weekend listening to live music and participating in games like sack races and horseshoes. $15-$25, $40-$65/three-day pass, under 6 free, $20-$50/Fun Zone passes; Saturday-Monday, 10 am – 7 pm; 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga, CA; 310.455.1980

Valley Greek Festival
This fest celebrates all that is Greek. Enjoy gyros and baklava, watch traditional dance performances, shop for Greek specialities at the outdoor market, tour a Greek Orthodox Church and much more. $4, free parking; Saturday-Monday, noon – 9 pm; 9501 Balboa Blvd, Northridge, CA; 818.886.4040

Lebowski Fest Los Angeles 2018
Celebrate 20 years of The Big Lebowski! On Saturday, you’ll find the movie party with music by Kyle Gass Band (of Tenacious D) with special guests Jack Kehler (Dude’s Landlord), Luis Colina (Angry Corvette Owner), Jim Hoosier (Liam) & Ajgie Kirkland (Eagles Cab Driver) followed by a massive screening of The Big Lebowski! On Sunday, join in the Bowling Party  with unlimited bowling, costume contest, trivia contest and special guests Jeff Dowd (real-life inspiration for The Dude), Jerry Haleva (Saddam), Lu Elrod (Family Waitress), Jim Hoosier (Liam) plus an appearance by Karl Hungus’s screen-used car as seen in the opening of Logjammin! A portion of the proceeds to benefit NAMI* Saturday: $20, $30/Loge Reserved Seats, doors: 7 pm, meet & greet w/the cast: 8 pm, music: 8:30 pm, movie: 10 pm, The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010; Sunday: $25, $30/at the door, 8 pm- midnight; Fountain Bowl, 17110 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Forest Lawn—Hollywood Hills Memorial Day Remembrances
For over 100 years, Forest Lawn Memorial Parks have honored and observed the bravery and sacrifices made by the members of the U.S. Armed Forces. This commemoration features a keynote address, presidential proclamation, rifle salute, invocation, color guard, patriotic music, wreath laying and more. Free; Monday, 10 – 11:30 am; 6300 Forest Lawn Dr, Los Angeles, CA; 888.204.3131

We Rise
This weekend continues the ten day event in DTLA. The event’s signature attraction is a massive walk-through gallery, featuring 150+ original pieces of art inspired by well-known artists’ experiences and feelings about mental health. The art is designed to encourage youth and family conversations about the subject and promote sharing on social media. Guided tours of the gallery are offered every 30 minutes. Free; Friday, 5 – 10 pm, Saturday –  Monday, 10 am – 10 pm; 1726 N. Spring St, Los Angeles, CA

Memorial Day Party at Hotel Figueroa
Join Hotel Figueroa on Memorial Day in their outdoor courtyard to kick off the unofficial start of summer. Indulge in Mediterranean tapas served poolside from James Beard Award Nominee Chef Casey Lane’s restaurants, Veranda and Breva. Quench your thirst with delicious coastal inspired cocktails from Rick’s bar by cocktail mastermind Dushan Zaric and Hotel Figueroa’s Beverage Director Mike Lay. Guest DJs will be spinning throughout the afternoon and into the evening to set a lively atmosphere in this urban oasis. $25 (includes admission and tapas); Monday; 939 S. Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Beer Fest for Beer Geeks Presents: The Rarest Experience
This intimate, outdoor festival showcases over 30 extremely rare beers – collected and cellared secretly for years. Sourced from the private collections of our multiple Stout Burger locations, and direct from our brewery friends around the world, these beers aren’t just limited- you literally can’t find some of them anywhere else on Earth. Stout Beer Manager Joey Anderson has been hoarding his rarest, most prized kegs for this event – which will be the final of Rarest Experience events coordinated by Stout (focusing instead on one yearly beer festival rather than two). Notable beers on the taplist include a 2012 “The Beast” by Avery Brewing Co – a beer that Avery won’t be making every again. The Modern Times “Monsters Park” is a 2015 Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels – and was the first time the brewery aged this beer. Sample pours of sours, Saisons and Belgians from Tahoe Mountain, Anderson Valley, Allagash, High Water, Logsdon and more. All ticket holders receive unlimited pours of draft beers. $40, $60/VIP (early entrance at 1 pm and access to special bottle pours) Saturday, 2 pm. Stout Burgers & Beers, 1544 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Marina del Rey Hotel’s Sunday Boat House Party
Enjoy sunshine and good vibes every Sunday from now until September at the Sunday Boat House Party. Hang poolside in one of the luxury cabanas and soak up the rays with marina views, tunes from guest DJ’s and a seasonal menu that will leave your mouth watering.  Dine off the specialty pool menu and enjoy favorites like the Bucket of Chicken or the English Fish and Chips, both of which include the option to “make it grown up style” by adding a bucket of bottled beers. Try the Little Gem Caesar or an order of Oysters on the Half Shell. Cool off with drink specials, rotating draft beers, their all-new frosé and adult snow cones! Free; Sunday, 12 – 6 pm; Marina del Rey Hotel; 13534 Bali Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Hotel Shangri-La’s Summer Pool Pass
Summer is just around the corner, which means you will soon need to beat the heat. Head to Hotel Shangri-La for their pool passes which combine lounges, swimming, and table side service. Perched atop Ocean Ave with expansive views, the Hotel Shangri-La offers a secret escape from the hustle and bustle that is Santa Monica in the summertime. Public day passes are available for purchase, which includes a full day of relaxation on the Streamline Moderne Art Deco design hotel deck, a full size swimming pool and Jacuzzi, both warmed by solar panels. Savory bites and refreshing beverages from the poolside bar include Filet Mignon Tacos, Fresh Oysters, Pork Belly Flatbread and the hotel’s signature Tamietini featuring Ketel One Vodka, Passionfruit Juice, Le Courtâge Brut and Fresh Basil. $100 and $500 F&B minimum, 22% service charge/6 people, $25 and $25 F&B minimum, 22% service charge/lounge chair rental; 1301 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401; reservations: 310.394.2791

Pool Opening Weekend
The Annenberg Community Beach House, situated in Santa Monica State Beach, kicks off summer pool days this Memorial Day weekend. As always, reservations and membership fees are not required. Saturday through Monday (and June 2 & 3), 10 am – 6 pm; 415 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica, CA; 310.458.4904

Memorial Day Brunch at Public School on Tap
Public School, LA’s scholastic-themed gastropub, is serving brunch on Memorial Day. Known for its creative fare and craft beer offerings, celebrate the long weekend with friends and signature dishes like the Fried Chicken & Waffles with red eye gravy and a fried egg or the Eggs Benedict Pizza with prosciutto, grana padano, hollandaise and topped with two fried eggs. Monday; Public School 310 in Culver City, Public School 213 in Downtown Los Angeles and Public School 818 in Sherman Oaks

Gabi James Introduces Brunch
Just in time for the Summer Brunch Season, Gabi James, Redondo Beach’s newest hotspot is serving up traditional items like Eggs Benedict; a Spanish Breakfast Sandwich with ham, cage free eggs, and Gruyere, served with french fries; and French Toast with lemon pastry cream and market berries. Brunch specialties include house made Merguez with eggs and mechouia served with an arugula salad and toast; Grilled Asparagus with poached eggs, brown butter, almonds and bacon; classic Pan Con Tomate with the option to add Manchego cheese, Jamon Serrano or Tuna Conserva; and an ‘Ugly Drum’ Hash featuring Ugly Drum pastrami, cage free eggs and red onion, served with toast. Favorites from the dinner menu are also offered at brunch, including the Tortilla Española, Citrus-Quince Salad, South Bay Caesar, and the grilled Flank Steak which is served with cage free eggs and breakfast potatoes, in addition to the arugula salad, for the earlier day part. Vincenzo Marianella has created some specialty cocktails for brunch, including the Bourbon Buzz with bourbon, Amaro Ramazzotti, coffee, vanilla syrup, cacao and cream, and the Redondo Snapper with gin, mezcal, sherry and house made Bloody Mary mix. Gabi James will offer two options of a Gabi James Sangria, with red or rosé wine. Bottomless Mimosas are also available for $19, with a choice of sparkling Brut or Rosé with orange or grapefruit juice. Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am – 3 pm, also Memorial Day; 1810 S. Catalina Ave, Redondo Beach, CA; 310.540.4884

Parallel Pizzeria Opens
A collaboration between Chef Ryan Adams, owner/chef of Three Seventy Common Kitchen+Drink in Laguna Beach and former musician turned chef James Nunn, this casual, quick counter service eatery specializes in pies baked in a wood stone pizza oven and more. Parallel Pizzeria’s oblong, New Haven, Connecticut-inspired pies are thin-crusted crispy with a satisfying crunch and topped with SoCal best-of-the-moment procured ingredients. The pizza oven, scented by hardwood charcoal, delivers medium or large pies within seven to 10 minutes. You’ll find options including the Killer Dana topped with Italian chicken sausage, sweet cherry peppers, garlic, parmesan and cilantro pesto; Mashed Potato Pie; and a Clam Pie reminiscent of old-school pasta with clam sauce. Pies with a gluten free cauliflower crust are also available. The menu also includes the West Coast-like House Salad of organic mixed greens, pear, candied walnut, gorgonzola and lemon vinaigrette and a Chopped Salad with iceberg, radicchio, salami, artichoke, onion and more. Sandwiches include a fully packed “real”Hoagie, a Meatball sandwich and the Chef’s Seasonal Selection. 34255 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 101-102, Dana Point, CA 92629; 949.441.7406

Baldoria 2nd Anniversary
To celebrate their anniversary and Memorial Day, executive chef Duke Gervais will offer $2 margherita pizzas and $2 shots of any spirit. On Sunday, the day before the celebration, create your very own pizza with the help of chef Duke; ticket includes a complimentary glass of beer or wine. $30; Sunday & Monday; 243 S. San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA; 213.947.3329

The Bungalow
Spend the extra long weekend chowing down on American summer classics like wings, nachos, chili fries and more. Also on tap for the holiday weekend are a pineapple margarita and DJs spinning tunes all day. Sunday, noon – 2 am., Monday, noon – 10 pm; 101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA

Fish Camp’s Clam Bake
This one-night-only clam bake is summer’s kick-off celebration with live music, outdoor games, and prize giveaways. Dinner includes a fresh lobster, clams, mussels, and more! You can also order from the regular Fish Camp menu, featuring countless seafood and sides combinations. Free, $25/dinner; Saturday, 4 – 8 pm; 16600 Pacific Coast Hwy, Sunset Beach, CA 92649

The Dolly Llama
The ice cream shop expands to DTLA with a new Koreatown outpost. Expect doughy, bubble waffles alongside waffle sticks, classic waffle cones, ice cream scoops and toppings galore. For the grand opening on Saturday, the first 100 people in line will receive swag like t-shirts, water bottles, hot cocoa mugs, gift cards and more. Free; Saturday, noon – 11:30 pm; 273 S. Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Burger Day
The 2nd annual Burger Day returns to Smorgasburg with vendor highlights include Pie N’ Burger, Alvin Cailan, Cassel’s, Fukuburger and George Motz serving the famous Oklahoma Fried Onion Burger. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free; Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm; ROW DTLA, 777 S. Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA

MiniBar Hollywood’s Bloodbath 2018
In partnership with Salt’s Cure, MiniBar Hollywood is hosting its first Head-to-Head Bloody Mary Competition. With 25 of Los Angeles’ best bars and restaurants participating, a panel of expert judges – including Brandon Boudet of Little Dom’s, Drew Langley from Kali, and Esther Tseng of the L.A. Times – will determine who offers the best Bloody Mary in LA. $35 (includes your choice of 3 small plates); Saturday, 3-5 pm; Salt’s Cure Hollywood, 1155 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Off the Menu x Postmates’ Secret Burger Showdown
Part of the monthlong LA Times Food Bowl programming, this burger throw-down pairs a handful of celebrity guests with some of the best burger joints around LA to determine who’s secret menu burger reigns supreme. Restaurants & Celebrity Mash Ups include: Cassells Hamburgers with Jenn Harris, Badmaash with Phil Rosenthal, Burgerlords with Alexa Losey, Grill ‘Em All with Tommy Lee, Button Mash with Timothy De La Guetto, Plan Check with Marshmello, Top Round with Josh Elkin, WOLF with Shay Mitchell, and Malibu Burger Company with Charlotte McKinney. If you can’t make it, or you just need to eat more of these burgers, each of the above Off the Menu burgers will also be available to the public starting Sunday, exclusively through Postmates. A portion of the ticket proceeds will be donated to No Kid Hungry & Feeding America. Off The Menu Club will donate 30 meals to a child in need for each ticket sold. $75 – $135; Saturday, 12 – 4 pm; Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 9390 N Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

MAINopoly: A Taste of Main Street
Eat your way through Santa Monica at this event benefiting Heal the Bay and Summer SOULstice. Exchange “MAINopoly dollars” for tastings at restaurants, juiceries, ice cream stores, coffee shops and more. Other highlights include a Go To Jail VIP beer garden and enjoy cocktails, champagne and a photo booth. You are invited to don your best Monopoly-inspired outfit. $25, $30/door, $40/VIP in advance, $50/door; Sunday, 1 – 6 pm, after party: 6 pm; check-In: Ashland Hill, 2807 Main St, Santa Monica, CA

Barnsdall Art Park: Friday Night Wine Tastings
Sip wine and picnic in the heart of Hollywood every Friday night this summer at this 10th annual wine tasting fundraiser. For opening night, held in conjunction with the L.A. Times Food Bowl, food critic Jonathan Gold and James Beard winning chef Daniel Humm (NoMad Los Angeles, Made Nice in NYC) join the evening for a special Q&A. The NoMad Truck will be on-site for bites while Silver Lake Wine returns with a curated selection of artisanal pours. $45 opening night, $35 rest of season; Friday through August 31st, 5:30 – 8:30 pmm; West Lawn, Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA

Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band at Malibu Wines
Celebrate the long holiday weekend with wine and live music in the picturesque Santa Monica Mountains. There will also be a Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band and Twisted Gypsy to kick off the festivities Friday. Friday-Monday, 11 am; Malibu Wines, 31740 Mulholland Hwy, Malibu, CA

JazzReggae Festival
For over 30 years, this local fest has brought good vibes, good music and good art together to California. This year’s lineup includes Konshens, Jamila Woods, Charlotte Day Wilson, among others. Food and art vendors will also be on-site. $25+; Monday, noon – 6 pm; UCLA, Westwood, CA; 310.825.4321

LACMA’s Target Free Holiday Monday: Memorial Day
Join in a free day of fun and learning at the LACMA. Expect art workshops for all ages, bilingual tours and live music with Soft Streak at 12:30 and 2:45 pm. Free; Monday, 11 am – 5 pm; LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Almost Famous at Hollywood Forever
Go Backstage with rock gods, wild parties, and mind-blowing music! A fifteen-year-old boy enters the world of musicians and the band-aids who love them when he gets a chance to write an article for Rolling Stone. Almost Famous captures the fun, free spirit of life on tour in the 70s. Join in and enjoy this coming-of-age film with a superstar cast including Frances McDormand, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Billy Crudup. and Kate Hudson as the free spirit Penny Lane. Pack a picnic and have a night with incredible DJ sets, a free photo booth, beer and wine and special surprises. $15; Saturday, gates: 6:45 pm, movie: 8:30 pm; Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Casablanca at Hollywood Forever
Join Cinespia for a romantic flight to Casablanca! Don’t miss the greatest love story on the big screen for the ultimate date night under the stars. It all starts in a hazy bar in Morocco when American expat Rick (Humphrey Bogart) is reunited with old flame Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman). On the run from Nazis with her new husband, Ilsa finds the romantic detour in Casablanca hard to leave behind. Will Rick and Ilsa rekindle their romance, or will they end their affair as time goes by?With a glamorous photo booth, beer and wine and romantic music at sunset, it will be a night to remember. $15; Sunday, gates: 6:45 pm, movie: 8:30 pm; Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Yoga Wake Up x La Peer Hotel
On the last Saturday of every month, now through September, you can flow on the rooftop of West Hollywood’s La Peer Hotel. After class, indulge in a complimentary mimosa. $25; Saturday, 10 – 11 am; La Peer Hotel, 627 N. La Peer Dr, West Hollywood, CA

Macramé Wall Hanging or Chandelier Workshop
Lifestyle brand Poketo hosts artist Emily Katz and online creative hub Modern Macramé for a day of DIY workshops. Create your very own wall hanging or chandelier, both in the macramé style of knotting, rather than weaving or knitting. $200-$225; Sunday, 10 am – 3 pm;Poketo, 777 S. Alameda St. #174, Los Angeles, CA

Gone Bazaar x The Hollywood Roosevelt
Shop and mingle with some of LA’s up-and-coming independent designers at this poolside shopping party. Singer and activist Meredith O’Connor hosts with music by BJ Panda Bear. Saturday, noon – 6 pm; The Hollywood Roosevelt, 7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA; RSVP to

National Wine Day at The Blending Lab
In celebration of National Wine Day, The Blending Lab will be offering a special Happy Hour all week long for all customers! The entire menu including wine by the glass, tastings, bottles and blending experiences at the bar will be 15% off during Happy Hour! Take advantage of this festive day with your friends or a date, expanding your knowledge of wine, getting creative to mix your own blend and teasing your palette with delicious juice from the vines, at Los Angeles’ only off-winery tasting room. Friday, 5 – 7 pm, Saturday & Sunday, noon – 4 pm; 7948 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048; 323.424.4051

National Wine Day at Pitchoun
To help you celebrate accordingly, Pitchoun will offer BOGO 50% on all glasses of wine. Pitchoun offers an extensive wine list comprised of wines from France. For those looking to nosh on a little something while enjoying a glass of wine, the bakery offers charcuterie and cheese boards! Friday; 545 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90013




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