Weekend

07/27/2018

California Pizza Festival 
California Pizza Festival hosts its inaugural Los Angeles event that has unlimited pizza-sampling from 20 pizzerias in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Georgia, as well as world-renowned pizza chefs from Naples, Italy. Try some of the world’s most famous pizza, right in the heart of Los Angeles. Headlining California Pizza Festival’s first event, pizzaiolos from Naples’ Da Michele and Port’Alba. I recent visited Da Michele and let me tell you…it is the best pizza I have ever had. Founded in 1870 and known for its feature in the movie Eat Pray Love; Antica Pizzeria Port’Alba, the oldest pizzeria-tavern in Naples established in 1738, are being flown in just for the festival. Domestic places joining include Vito Lacopelli of Prova Pizzeria, Fernando Darin of Ray’s & Stark Bar, Ali Haider of 786 Degrees, and 12-time World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani of Tony’s Pizza Napoletana. You will have an abundance of styles to choose from, including Neapolitan, Sicilian, New York, and several gluten-free and vegan options. Entertainment during the event includes live pizza-making demos (including a gluten free one) from chef Leo Spizzirri of Le 5 StagioniPurgatory pizza pop-up – serving vegan pizza; Pizza tossing performance & game with the Jersey Pizza Boys; Pizza tossing & demo with chef Tony Gemignani; 5’ Pizza from Big Mama’s & Papa’s Pizzeria pop-up; Cooking demo with chef Gennaro Luciano from the famed Antica Pizzeria Port’Alba in Naples, Italy; The Pizza Acrobats ; Cooking demo with chef Giulio Adriani of The Local Pizzaiolo in Atlanta, GA; Cooking demo with chef Ali Haider of 786 Degrees; and Cooking with Marra Forni. Beverages sold throughout the venue include beers from L.A.’s Golden Road Brewery, along with wines from The Winebow Group. Notable culinary talent and eateries participating include: 786 Degrees, LBK Pizza, Prova Pizzeria, Antica Pizzeria Port’Alba, Da Michaele, Dominic’s Pizzeria, Local Pizzaiolo/Giulio Adriani, La Parolaccia, Scugnizza Pizza/Le 5 Stagioni, Naked City Pizza, Ray’s and Stark Bar,Angelo and Franco Mozzarella, Baldoria, 786 Degrees, Pizza Crek, Brooklyn Pizza Crew, Angelinas Pizzeria, Sleight of Hand, Pizza Rev, Uppercrust Pizzeria and State of Mind Public House & Pizzeria. $45$20/children between ages 4-10; Saturday, 12 – 8 pm; Los Angeles Center Studios, 450 South Bixel St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Hudson House Crawfish Boil for No Kid Hungry
Nothing screams summer like all-you-can-eat crawfish! Join the Hudson House team for a Crawfish Boil supporting No Kid Hungry, a campaign aimed at eliminating child hunger in America by connecting kids in need with nutritious food. Enjoy an afternoon complete with AYE Crawfish, Trumer Pilsner, and frozen daiquiris along with face painting and a bounce house for the kiddies. $55, $65/door, $15/kids (includes a hot dog, drink, and as much bouncing in the bounce house as their stomach will permit); Sunday, 12 pm; 514 N Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277; 310.798.9183

AltaMed Food & Wine Festival
The AltaMed Food and Wine Festival celebrates the richness of Latin food and the success of Latino-owned vineyards in California and Mexico by pairing gourmet cuisine with fine wines! Join in East “LA Meets Napa” and go on a journey to the vineyards of the famed Napa Valley, where the quality of the wine reflects the deep roots of so many family vintners. Over 80 top LA restaurants and premium Napa wine-producers are on hand to offer samples while patrons enjoy live music throughout the evening. On Saturday, OC Meets Napa is an intimate food and wine experience at the historic Mission San Juan Capistrano. This event celebrates the richness of Latin food throughout Orange and San Diego counties as well as the success of Latino-owned vineyards in California and Mexico. $75; Through Saturday; Los Angeles, CA

Rare & Wild Beer Fest
The inaugural Los Angeles Rare and Wild Beer Fest features over 120 rare, barrel aged, funky, sour and often inaccessible beers for a one-of-a-kind beer fest. Tickets will not be sold at the door.  Admission will not include food, which will be sold separately. $55, $70/VIP (early admission); Saturday, 7 – 10 pm; Barker Hanger, 3021 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Dudes’ Brewing Company Opens
The local microbrewery’s fifth location has officially opened its doors at Santa Monica Place. Located on the third floor of the shopping center, you can expect 27 rotating beers are on tap alongside a menu featuring pizza and salads. 395 Santa Monica Place, Suite 304, Santa Monica, CA; 310.893.2151

Cool of with Four Winters Ice Cream
This London-based ice-cream shop, Four Winters, has officially launched its first U.S. location. All goodies are made-to-order with seasonal ingredients and toppings, then frozen on the spot using liquid nitrogen. 8065 W. Third St, Los Angeles, CA

Chinatown Summer Nights
Head to DTLA for culinary discoveries, craft brews, dancing, arts and crafts, vintage shopping and cultural workshops make for a fun evening out exploring L.A.’s Chinatown district. Saturday, 5 pm – midnight; 900 block of N. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

Summer Happenings at The Broad
Held on the last Saturday night of each month from June through September, The Broad has a party full of music and art that lasts late into the night. Tonight’s lineup features experimental rock group faUSt, Baltimore duo Matmos and more. 21+. $3;Saturday, 8 pm; 221 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA; 213.232.6200

L.A. Shorts International Film Festival
Check out over 300 films representing 23 countries and a multitude of genres. There are works featuring Billy Bob Thornton, Katie Holmes, Jane Lynch, Alfred Molina, Michael Madsen and more stars. Through August 2nd; Laemmle NoHo 7, 5240 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA

The Graduate at Hollywood Forever
This hilarious and provocative film redefined the times. Dustin Hoffman stars in his breakout role as an aloof post-grad trying to make sense of life after returning to the suburbs. That is, until Mrs. Robinson chooses him for an affair. But when Mrs. Robinson’s daughter enters the picture, it confuses everything. With a soundtrack by Simon and Garfunkel and direction by Academy Award winner Mike Nichols, it’s sure to be an amazing night with this film. Pack a picnic with beer and wine, visit their photo booth and listen to the music of the 60s for this memorable evening under the stars. $16-$20; Saturday, doors; 7:15 pm, movie: 9 pm; Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

“Mean Girls” in Malibu
Raise a glass (or more) of Semler & Saddlerock Wines while watching the cult comedy Mean Girls outside under the stars. The La La Lasagna food truck will be there to dish out Italian eats. Outside food and blankets are welcome if you want to sit on the grass. Otherwise, be sure to reserve a table in advance. Free; Friday, 7:30 pm; Malibu Wines, 31740 Mulholland Hwy, Malibu, CA; 818.865.0605

The Music Center Presents Max Richter’s Sleep
Presented for the first time outdoors, SLEEP takes you on an overnight eight-hour musical journey that pushes the boundaries of the interplay of music and consciousness. Richter’s piece is a hybrid of classical and electronic music across 31 uninterrupted pieces. Performed live by Max Richter on piano and keyboard along with the musicians on the 2015 Deutsche Grammophon recording of the work, American Contemporary Music Ensemble, and soprano Grace Davidson, SLEEP invites you to fall asleep and drift in and out of consciousness and lucid dream states, entering into another world through the act of slumbering. The absorbing soundscape culminates as dawn breaks and sunlight streams over City Hall and into Grand Park, awakening the audience to a new day. $60+; Friday, 10:30 pm; Grand Park, 200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

MUSE/IQUE
Pasadena’s eclectic orchestra MUSE/IQUE continues its inaugural summer series outdoors at The Huntington Library’s botanical gardens with a program featuring music by John Williams, George Gershwin and Irving Berlin, as well as the songs of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Consuelo Velázquez, Gloria Estefan and more. Ballet Hispánico also performs. $30+; Saturday, mingling & dining: 6 pm, show: 8 pm; 1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA

Aura Photography
Do you know the color of your aura? I have alwasy wondered what mine would be. See the Polaroid evidence along with an informational card with keywords on each color’s meanings and a personal interpretation of what it means for you. $40; Sunday, 11 am – 4 pm; Auragami, 777 Alameda St, Suite 136, Los Angeles, CA

Central Avenue Jazz Festival
Artists, Betty Bryant and the Pete Escovedo Orchestra, are among the dozens of performers taking the stage at the 23rd annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival. The event features back-to-back concerts on three stages throughout the weekend. There will also be food, merchandise vendors, and arts and wellness pavilions. Saturday & Sunday, 11 am – 7 pm; Central Avenue, between Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Vernon Ave, Los Angeles, CA

W Hollywood Presents W Sunday Jazz With Nikki Leonti
W Sunday Jazz returns to the Living Room at W Hollywood. Groove at this live music series with Nikki Leonti featuring Brooke Lynn’s Burlesque and special guests each week including: Ryan Edgar, Aaron Encinas and Matt Bloyd. Free; Sunday, 9 pm; 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA, 90028; Table reservations: 310.849.3400 or bobby@justleveragela.com

Luxe Obscura at The Sayers Club
The Sayers Club will debut Luxe Obscura, a bold immersive cabaret that has girls performing on every surface. This choreographed dance production uses the entire venue as its stage, and features a live band and stadium rock tour lighting that consumes the room. Located in the heart of Hollywood, The Sayers Club has a diverse program of live entertainment for those who appreciate and are passionate about the performance arts. Created by stage artist and choreographer, Molly D’amour, this theatrical performance is a two-part show that is provocative, yet tasteful, dance production. Luxe Obscura will be a weekly Saturday night destination with a wide array of custom libations and premium VIP bottle service available throughout the venue. $35; Saturday (weekly), doors: 9 pm, show: 10 pm; 1645 Wilcox Ave, Hollywood, CA; table reservations contact reservations@sayersclub.com.

AVP Hermosa Beach Open
Head to the sand for a weekend of sun, music, food, drinks and pro beach volleyball. The AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour returns to Hermosa Beach for its annual four-day competition. The tournament will be made up of 24 Main Draw teams for men and women. Through Sunday; Hermosa Beach Pier, 1 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA

2018 Vans US Open of Surfing
The Vans US Open of Surfing brings a 9-day celebration of surfing and surf culture to the sands of Huntington City Beach with over 300 world class athletes. Experience the top surfers in the world competing in the world’s only surf arena, along with skateboarding and BMX in the at the beach.  This family-friendly event will feature sponsor exhibits on the sand, free outdoor movie showings, art installations, over 20 sponsors, retail store, athlete meet & greets or autograph sessions, and musical acts. Free; Saturday through August 5th, 6 am – 7 pm; 315 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Eberjey + D.L. & Co. Sample Sale
260LA welcomes back Eberjey featuring women’s ready-to-wear swimwear and loungewear, along with fragrances including candles and diffusers from D.L. & Co. Friday & Saturday, 10 am – 7 pm, Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm; 265 N. Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA; 424.278.1257

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