Weekend

07/20/2018

Friday at Hollywood Forever
Craig Jones (Ice Cube) and his buddy (Chris Tucker) let their Friday go up in smoke when they go through a stash of weed that was meant to be sold during this 90s classic comedy. Now they have until the end of the day to scrounge $200 dollars or they’ll be in big trouble. With world famous DJs playing classic hip hop, during this LA summer night, pack a picnic and make a night of it! $16-$20; Saturday, doors; 7:15 pm, movie: 9 pm; Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Old Pasadena Summer Cinema
One Colorado continues its summer outdoor movie series with The Incredibles (Friday) and Wonder Woman (Saturday). Restaurant Prawn will have a pop-up bar for some libations and will be grilling their Campanile/Mark Peel grilled cheese to order. Courtyard seating provided, but bring a blanket if you prefer your movie night picnic-style. Friday & Saturday, 8:30 pm; 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, CA; 626.564.1066

Outfest Los Angeles
The nation’s premiere LGBTQ film festival heads into its final weekend. See some great films including Sundance Fest Grand Jury Prize winner The Miseducation of Cameron Post. Screenings are held at multiple venues around town, from downtown to Hollywood to Beverly Hills. Through Sunday

“Jaws” in Concert
The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra brings John Williams’ scary summer, Oscar-winning score to life at the Bowl’s screening of the original summer movie blockbuster. Friday & Saturday, 8 pm; 2301 N. Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA; 323.850.2000

Don’t Tell Comedy
Don’t Tell Comedy is a secret comedy show that takes place in unique and intimate settings. Come out to see your favorite top level comedians make you laugh until you cry. Identities remain under wraps until these funny people hit the stage making this the best kept comedy secret in Los Angeles. They’ve got an awesome lineup so be sure to bring your own beverage and enjoy the show! Saturday, 7 – 9 pm; PLATFORM, behind Blue Bottle Coffee and Loqui (entrance on Landmark Street across the street from Park Century School), 8850 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Odd Nights at the Autry
Every third Friday of the month through October, the Autry Museum in Griffith Park kicks the weekend off with its monthly festival featuring 22 food trucks, a full bar, mobile boutiques and pop-up shops from local makers, live music from emerging artists, along with kids’ activities include rock walls, massive inflatables, bungees and a toddler swing. $5, free/kids under 12; Friday, 6 – 11 pm; 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA

Modern Artisan Marketplace
Modern Artisan Marketplace is a pop-up experience founded in Los Angeles to support the global movement toward shopping small and supporting local businesses. The weekend long event highlights a carefully curated collection of emerging artisans and inspiring brands. Featuring retail, workshops, and interactive experiences, MAM is a platform for brands to share their products and services with a likeminded audience. In order to foster community, MAM offers a unique boutique-size experience which allows brands the opportunity to engage more customers on a personal level, while simultaneously encouraging guests to connect with brands and learn the stories behind their products for a more meaningful retail experience. Saturday & Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm; 8850 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

TDR’s Private Party at The California Yacht Club
Three Day Rule, LA’s hottest matchmaking company, is bringing a taste of East Hampton to the West Coast, by taking over The California Yacht Club, SoCal’s hippest and most prestigious private yacht club. Polish off your boat shoes and join 500 singles for an alfresco afternoon of bocce ball, boating, cocktails, complimentary Sprinkles Cupcakes and My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream plus DJ beats from KCRW DJ Marion Hodges, all with a view of the water and yachts. Throughout the event, they’ll be taking groups of 8 at a time out on the water on sail boats! It’ll be a great way to meet fellow party-goes in a more intimate setting, and see what’s it’s like to be a boat owner. Encouraged attire is “yacht club chic.” $8 cash/valet parking. $10-$20; Saturday, 3 – 7 pm; California Yacht Club, 4469 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Delicious Little Tokyo 2018
Go Little Tokyo is two days of delicious food harvested from the streets of Little Tokyo! Delicious Little Tokyo invites all foodies to experience the vast array of cuisines that the restaurants of Little Tokyo have to offer, along with giveaways, demonstrations, hands-on workshops and tastings. Come explore the culinary gems of Little Tokyo with your family and friends! Download your passport here. Friday & Saturday; Little Tokyo; Register here

Nagoya Fair
If Delicious Little Tokyo got you into a Japanese food mood, hit up Mitsuwa Marketplace’s Torrance and San Jose stores! There will be fantastic offerings that showcase the bold, rich flavors of Nagoya, Japan’s third-largest city. The city is known for their phenomenal chicken wings called “tebasaki.” Experience them at Torrance’s Mitsuwa Marketplace along with additional regional specialties like wagyu beef doteni bowls and hitsumabushi eel bowls. Friday-Sunday; 21515 S Western Ave, Torrance, CA 90501 (July 26-29: 675 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129

Japanese Car Cruise-In & Super Street Meet
Last year’s event brought out hundreds of SoCal’s finest street, show, and track cars, from Civics to Skylines and everything in between! All Japanese makes and models are welcome. Sunday, 6:30 am; 6060 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90036

DTLA Brewers United hosts Beer Festival in Arts District
DTLA Brewers United Festival 4.0 brings the best of the growing DTLA brewing scene into one outdoor festival featuring eight local breweries pouring limited edition and specialty beers. Each brewery will also showcase a themed fruit beer as well, perfect for the summer weather. 100% of the proceeds benefit the Keep A Breast Foundation, a nonprofit breast cancer organization. This is the fourth and largest DTLA Brewers United festival thus far. Participating breweries include Angel City Brewery, Arts District Brewing Co, Boomtown Brewery, Dry River Brewing, Highland Park Brewery, Indie Brewing Company, Iron Triangle Brewing, and Mumford Brewing. $45 (include unlimited tastings and commemorative glassware), $15/designated driver; Sunday, 4-8pm; 216 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Westside Food & Wine Festival
Enjoy unlimited samples of fine eats and sips from 40+ area restaurants and vendors at this annual benefit for Palms Culver Meals on Wheels. Scheduled participants include Border Grill (with chef Susan Feniger appearing), Truxton’s, Wildcraft, Cafe Vida and more. $75+; Saturday, 2 – 6 pm, Sunday 1 – 5 pm; West LA College, 9000 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA

Tiki Cocktails 101 with Hudson House
Ever wanted to know the secrets behind your favorite tiki cocktails? Look no further than “Tiki Cocktails 101”, led by lead bartender and resident tiki expert Jessica Sousa, you will be guided through a brief history of tiki culture, a little rum 101, as well as an interactive, hands-on tutorial of building, tasting, and garnishing three tiki drinks. $50; Saturday, 2 – 4:30 pm; 514 North Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Walker Inn’s New Cocktails
Bring some friends to sip on new libations at the bar located inside of Hotel Normandie. New drinks include Festival Looks made with toasted coconut tequila, clarified cucumber & lime juices, and aloe, Summer Spritz made with white peach, basil blanc vermouth, gin, amaro angeleno, and bubbles, and Laurel Canyon made with whiskies, cardamom honey, balancing spices, and embered sage. $45+;seatings: 7 pm & 9 pm; 3612 W. Sixth St, Los Angeles, CA; 213.263.2709; Reservations here

Brunch at Bluebird Brasserie
Sherman Oaks’ newest Belgian brewpub, Bluebird Brasserie, is now officially open for brunch. Enjoy items like a Breakfast Board with baguette, shaved ham, chicken liver, soft-boiled eggs, sour cherry mostarda and pickles; and quiche and tartines. Saturday & Sunday, 10 am – 3 pm; 13730 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423; 213.410.5250

Broadwater Plunge Cocktails
The Broadwater Plunge, the new bar owned by actor Patrick Duffy and his family, has unveiled its inaugural craft cocktail menu. Each of the five drinks on the menu is named for a particularly colorful regular at the rural Montana bar Duffy’s parents owned and operated when he was a child. 6324 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Bar Joe at Spoonfed Opens
Drink all-day at the recently opened all-day comfort food spot in Hollywood. You’ll find a curated wine and beer selection along with plenty of non-alcoholic options including a full coffee bar. Daily 6:30 am-11 pm; 959 Seward St, Los Angeles, CA; 323.347.7000

Belcampo Meat Co. Opens in Santa Monica
Belcampo Santa Monica opens with a refreshed menu. With a more global focus, the kitchen is cooking up dishes like Argentinian Grilled Lamb Rack, Duck Confit Poutine, and Thai Beef Salad alongside Belcampo signatures like the Tallow Wrapped NY Strip and the 100 Day Dry Aged Burger. 1026 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA; 424.744.8008

The Crack Shack Opens
Los Angeles’ dining scene continues to heat up with the opening of the gourmet fried chicken concept, The Crack Shack, at the Westfield Century City Mall. Brought to you by founder Michael Rosen and renowned culinary team Chef Richard Blais and Culinary Director Jon Sloan, The Crack Shack will be the first Los Angeles location for the brand. The restaurant has a modern and accessible menu of high quality, locally raised, antibiotic-free fried Jidori chicken, eggs from Eben-Haezer Ranch and Gone Straw Farms, produce from local boutique farms, and the city’s very first Moët & Chandon vending machine. The Crack Shack offers a chef-driven menu utilizing its own “crack spice” – a proprietary blend of spices from Le Sanctuaire in San Francisco. The Crack Shack offers a selection of five and 10-piece fried chicken, sandwiches served on freshly made breads, chicken oysters and poutine, as well as bowls, salads and made-to-order biscuits. Sandwiches include options like the Double Clucker made with two ground chicken patties, cheddar, bacon, avocado, burger sauce, pickles and fried onions on a potato roll; the Firebird made with a spicy fried chicken thigh topped with cool ranch, crispy onions and pickles on a potato roll; the Señor Croque made with crispy fried chicken breast, a runny fried egg, white cheddar and miso-maple butter on a brioche bun; and the signature California Dip made with pollo asado, schmaltz fries, guacamole and pickled jalapeño served on torta bread with pozole broth and the option to add jalapeno cheese wiz, made in house. Lighter signature options like the Anti-Salad Power Bowl made with smoked chicken, soft boiled egg, quinoa, chato’s salsa, avocado and arugula; and the Border Slaw with papaya, mango, jicama, coconut, chili and pineapple; and the Matzo Ball Pozole made with braised chicken, lime schmaltz and all the fixin’s. To top it off, The Crack Shack will also be serving signature milkshakes from Salt & Straw. They have a full bar with a selection of craft cocktails made with SoCal spirits and freshly made juices that include the Scramble, a blackberry mule made with vodka, crème de mure, lemon and ginger, and the Hot Mess, a take on a smoky margarita made with mezcal, Ancho Reyes, honey, lime and grapefruit. Alongside the expansive cocktail list, the restaurant will also carry a top shelf selection of champagne available by the bottle that, upon purchase, will include 10 pieces of fried chicken, biscuits and fries. Saturday 10:30 am; 10250 CA-2, Los Angeles, CA 90067

Casa Buona Rolls out Brunch
Love pizza? Love brunch? Then hit up this Silver Lake spot for pizza topped with coppa, bacon, potatoes, roasted onions, provolone, and eggs. They have launched a new brunch menu that also includes daily pastry specials, Sicilian-style squares, and a French toast dish with mascarpone and prunes. Saturday & Sunday, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm; 2100 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026; 213.908.5211

Hayden Sunday Brunch
Chef Ari Kolender’s restaurant and bar, Hayden, opens earlier than usual with the introduction of Sunday brunch. Starting this week, select from inventive spins on the eggs Benedict and other favorites. Sunday, 10:30 am-7 pm; 8820 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA; 310.593.4777

Brack Shop BBQ
DTLA’s Brack Shop Tavern will host a special pop-up barbecue! They are serving up Texas-style brisket and a selection of sides including mac and cheese, collard greens, black-eyed peas, potato salad, coleslaw and cornbread. A live southern rock and blues band will be playing too. Saturday, 4 pm; 525 W. Seventh St, Los Angeles, CA 213.232.8657

P.Volve x Varley Pop-Up Featuring Celebrity Trainer Stephen “P” Pasterino
Celebrity trainer Stephen “P.” Pasterino, founder of P.volve fitness, will be bringing his revolutionary fitness approach to the west coast in collaboration with Varley. This exclusive experience is only available to the first 16 people to sign up, so grab a friend and get your spot! All equipment is provided. $40; Sunday, 11 am – 12 pm; Varley at The Platform, 8850 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Bark & Bend Yoga at Brennan’s
Brennan’s will be hosting a Bark & Bend Yoga featuring Forte Animal Rescue! $1 from every specialty cocktail goes to Forte! The class is led by fitness instructor Homa. All dogs are adoptable on site after the class, so get fit and find your new furry best friend! Stay for Sunday Funday to enjoy Brennan’s Brunch that includes $1 mimosas and sangria until 3 pm. $15 (includes class and a beverage); every Sunday, 10 am; 4089 Lincoln Blvd, Marina del Rey, CA 90292; 424.443.5119

Cloud City
Watch OUE Skyspace LA transform into a yoga studio at sunset, followed by a dance hall and visual art experience. Expect digital art, sound baths, virtual reality experiences and kombucha tastings by Kevita plus tunes spun by DJs Eric Sharp (Sound Nightclub) and Valida (KCRW). $22-$37; Friday, 8 pm – 2 am; OUE Skyspace LA, 633 W. Fifth St, 69th and 70th floors, Los Angeles, CA

The Winners’ Circle Racing Season Package at L’Auberge Del Mar
The Winners’ Circle Racing Season Package offers Del Mar horse racing fans an enhanced way to go to the races and stay at the close-by iconic SoCal resort. It includes plush accommodations for two in a Cabana or Coastal room, signature Del Mar Julep cocktail for two and complimentary transportation to and from the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, plus $150 Spa L’Auberge credit and complimentary hotel parking. $799+ (based on availability during racing season), Wednesdays – Sundays through September 3rd; L’Auberge Del Mar, 1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014; 858.259.1515

Accessory Junkie Pop-Up
Following the success of last year’s trunk show in West Hollywood, The Accessory Junkie has gone a step further with a pop-up shopping experience for its curated limited-edition collections. Through August 4th, daily, 11 am-6 pm; Malibu Lumber Yard, 3939 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, CA

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