Weekend

08/24/2018

Big at Cinespia
Be careful what you wish for! This 80s classic with Tom Hanks is one of my favorites. Hanks stars as a preteen who encounters a carnival fortune teller with the power to turn boys to men. When the twelve year old morphs into a thirty-something overnight, he has some catching up to do. It’s Tom Hanks at his most endearing with some of the best, beloved scenes in movie history, not to mention the coolest piano playing. Join in their custom photo booth, DJs and a sunset picnic this will be a night to remember. $12-$20; Saturday, 8:30 pm; Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Barbarella – Johnny Ramone Tribute at Cinespia
The cult wonder celebrates its 50th anniversary! Outer Space has never been more sultry than this sci-fi movie that features Jane Fonda! Galaxies collide when an agent searches space for a missing inventor capable of destruction in a utopian space life. There will be special surprise guests, DJs and musical performances. Presented as part of the annual Johnny Ramone Tribute, proceeds benefit the Johnny and Linda Foundation with a focus on cancer research. $16-$20; Saturday, 8:30 pm; Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

LACMA Muse ‘til Midnight
LACMA’ Muse ’til Midnight event is an immersive late-night museum experience that draws inspiration from current exhibition 3D: Double Vision. The evening includes a musical lineup curated by DUBLAB, featuring performances by Visible Cloaks, Jacques Greene, Asmara (Nguzunguzu) and more. Additionally, special site-specific sound and visual installations will be on view. Performances are to take place at various locations throughout the museum. $30, $20/members; Saturday, 8 pm-midnight; 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA; 323.857.6010

Venice Beach Music Fest 13
This all-day outdoor festival features art, music, dance, food and more. Performances by Venice locals run all day with Big Brother and the Holding Company (Janis Joplin’s original band from her Haight-Ashbury days) closing out the show. Bring canned goods donations to support the Westside Food Bank. Free; Saturday, 11 am; Windward Plaza Park, 1 Windward Ave, Venice, CA

Michael Jackson Jazz Night at The Living Room, W Hollywood 
W Sunday Jazz at The Living Room, located within the W Hollywood is featuring the music of Michael Jackson. Come groove to live music every Sunday with America’s Got Talent semifinalist Nikki Leonti and Brooke Lynn’s Burlesque. In honor of Michael Jackson’s upcoming birthday on August 29, The Living Room will be hosting a special Jazz Night dedicated to him, with covers of some of Michael’s best hits. Free; Sunday, 9 pm; 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028; reservations: 310.849.3400 or emailing Bobby Montes at bobby@justleveragela.com

Foo Fighters’ Cal Jam 18 Pop-Up
Foo Fighters’ Cal Jam 18 is back at San Bernardino’s Glen Helen Pavilion this October and to celebrate the all-day rock fest, the band hosts a special pop-up at the Hollywood Palladium featuring photo ops, food, drinks and deals for merchandise and festival tickets. Free; Sunday, 3 – 7 pm; Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Halo Top Scoop Shop Celebrates its Third Store Opening
Halo Top Creamery celebrates its third Scoop Shop opening at The Grove with the launch of a visual wonderland dedicated to celebrating some of its iconic pint flavors, including Birthday Cake, Rainbow Swirl and Strawberry. The first 100 guests on Friday will receive free Halo Top® soft serve or a scoop of the original hard-packed ice cream. The weekend experience gives you the chance to reimagine an ice cream utopia with a customized 3-D “playground.” Larger-than-life pint displays with art installations will be exhibited outside Halo Top’s newest scoop shop, paying tribute to three visually stunning flavors, including a fully immersive Birthday Cake pint, where you can play in a cake-inspired ball pit, taking festive shots with confetti-speckled balls. Next, the Rainbow Swirl pint will feature a whimsical dreamland with rainbows and clouds, complete with a Boomerang-worthy gold swing. Lastly, the Strawberry pint will feature a playful interior of red-and-white polka dots, where you can step into a giant Halo Top® basket with a strawberry hot air balloon for the ultimate Instagram moment. All of these experiences will lead to 40+ deliciously sweet and savory toppings, including new, unique toppings alongside your favorite Halo Top® soft serve and ice cream flavors. Friday & Saturday, 10 am – 10 pm, Sunday, 10 am – 9 pm; The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Bon Appétaste
Long Beach’s culinary community has come together to help support Steel Magnolias signature event, Bon Appétaste, a celebration of food, wine and spirits. Bon Appétaste features four award-winning chefs, including Pete Lehmar of Gladstone’s, Raquel Jubran of Lasher’s Kitchen, Louise Solzman of Table 301 and Andre Angles of Thai District, conducting cooking demos throughout the evening. Brad Fry, head mixologist behind the bar at Chianina Steakhouse, will educate you on how to create handcrafted cocktails including the event’s signature libation – The Steel Magnolia Mule. The Architects of Jazz will be providing Rat Pack-style entertainment and Stella Artois will be pouring beer in keepsake chalices, while Epic Wine and Spirits will be showcasing an array  of varietals at the wine bar. Desserts will be provided by The Pie Bar, Frosted Cupcakery and Great Dane Baking Co. $100, $175/VIP, $1000/six VIP tickets; Sunday, 5 – 8 pm; Friedmans Home Experience in Long Beach, CA; 562.331.8007

Los Angeles Food & Wine
The 8th annual all-star chef lineup featuring a blend of nationally-acclaimed star chefs as well as Los Angeles’ most-celebrated restaurants, is back! Featuring tastings, lunches, dinners, cooking demos, and more; some of the festival’s marquee events and talent this year include: This “Friday Fiesta” brings all the nuanced flavors of Latin cuisines to the plate, serving ceviche, tacos, carne asada, nopalitos, and more, with perfectly paired cervezas, tequila, and delectable wine (Friday); hosted by Curtis Stone & Tiffani Thiessen, the marquee tasting event features a lineup of can’t-miss star chefs, stellar wines, craft beers and cocktails, and more, along with music spun by DJ Questlove (Saturday);  and the Lexus Grand Tasting at The Barker Hangar is a Westside strolling event featuring more than 25 celebrity chefs and 200 wines where you can enjoy endless bites and sips, book signings and photo opportunities with some of the weekend’s biggest celebrity chefs, including Curtis Stone, Lexus Culinary Master Michelle Bernstein, and Alex Seidel (Saturday & Sunday). $125-$225; Through Sunday; 855.433.5239

Smorgasburg’s BBQ Day
DTLA’s Sunday market’s is celebrating its third-annual BBQ day. Enjoy vendors like Bludso’s and East LA’s Moos Craft BBQ slinging meat, as well as a whooe smoked alligator from regular vendor Black Sugar Rib. There’ll even be vegan BBQ sandwiches. Free; Sunday; 777 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Lucques’ Rib Fest
Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne present their 18th annual barbecue event featuring a feast of slow-cooked ribs, hot wings, and sides. A week of preparation goes into the smoking of St. Louis-style pork ribs, braised beef back ribs, spiced lamb spare ribs and too-hot-to-handle chicken wings, all served family-style. Sides include cole slaw, baked beans, collard greens and corn on the cob. If you’re not already stuffed, grab a slice of peach cobbler (served with ice cream) for dessert. Reservations are required. $65; Sunday, 3 – 9 pm; Lucques, 8474 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA; 323.655.6277

KCRW Summer Nights
Part food event, part summer party, Chinatown Summer Nights presents an exciting hot spot for Angelenos this summer. Taste the many culinary offerings of Chinatown and LA’s gourmet food trucks; sample the neighborhood’s wares; watch Chinese chefs perform cooking demos; experience large-scale, outdoor video projections; join in hands-on, Chinese cultural activities presented by local organizations and museums; sip on craft brews and dance in Central Plaza with 89.9 KCRW’s DJ’s! Bring cash for confetti cannons to add to the constant paper rain! Saturday, 5 pm; Chinatown’s Central & West Plazas, 943 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012

DTLA Proud Festival
DTLA Proud Festival returns to Pershing Square to celebrate the culture, history and diversity of DTLA’s LGBT community with a lineup of local stage talent, community booths, art installations, retail vendors, interactive exhibits, food trucks, bars and a pop-up water park. Festival proceeds will help build the DTLA Proud Community Center. $10; Friday, 4 -1 0 pm, Saturday & Sunday, noon – 10 pm; Pershing Square Park, 532 S. Olive St, Los Angeles, CA

Barks and Brews
Celebrate National Dog Day by bringing your furry friend to meet your human friends for the craft beer garden, live entertainment, outlet savings, and pet adoptions. Free; Sunday, 4 pm; 100 Citadel Dr, Suite 480, Los Angeles, CA 90040

Strut Your Mutt
Celebrate with your pup in style as Madame Tussauds’ is transformed into a puppy paradise for the evening. The museum is teaming up with celebrity dog groomer Jess Rona and spcaLA for Strut Your Mutt, a special event featuring Three Dog Bakery treats, pampering from Rona herself, a “pup-up” portrait studio, shopping and goodies from local pet boutiques and more. Enter a red carpet runway show to determine Hollywood’s best-looking pooch. $15-$30.95 (includes entry for one human and one doggie); Friday, 5 – 8 pm; Madame Tussauds Hollywood, 6933 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Ray’s & Stark Bar‘s Barky Brunch
Located at LACMA, the restaurant offers Barky Brunch on the patio, and caters to your furry friend with a menu created just for dogs. What better way is there to celebrate National Dog Day on Sunday than with a brunch outing you’ll both enjoy. Barky Brunch is inspired by Chef Fernando Darin’s own two dogs and includes healthy menu of homemade dishes, which includes a rotating selection of items, including Peanut Butter Cupcakes, Watermelon Sorbet, Steamed Chicken & Broccoli Bowl, and Chicken Liver & Brown Rice Cookies. As part of Darin’s sustainability efforts at Ray’s & Stark Bar, the Barky Brunch menu utilizes perfectly edible food scraps to reduce food waste. Sunday & Saturday; 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90036

Luigi’s Italian Ice “Give a Nice Day”
Cool down during SoCal’s summer with this interactive pop-up vending machine. Luigi’s will be dropped right into the action in San Diego this weekend and will be giving out free Italian ice samples for all visitors. But there’s a catch – you have to tweet for a treat! You will be asked to share a social post in order to receive a free treat. Saturday & Sunday, 12 – 6 pm; Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, CA

TLD 14 the Takeover
The team at Hatchet Hall is taking over the Lodge Dinners for TLD 14. Chefs Martin Draluck and Matt Lucas will be presenting an out of this world menu with wines paired by the otherworldly Ron Almgren. Former Hatchet Hall bartender Matt Bone will be teleporting into LA from San Diego for this very special full moon dinner. cocktail reception: Sunday, 6:30 pm, dinner: 7:30 pm; 4424 Lindblade Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Deviled Eggs Burlesque Brunch
Brack Shop Tavern will celebrate the one-year anniversary of its monthly event series. This month’s theme will be a throwback to its first show—a 1920s Prohibition-themed experience—and you are encouraged to dress in costume. Brunch buffet highlights include deviled eggs with caviar, herb-rubbed pork roast and gold-dusted chocolate truffles. $50; Sunday, 11 am – 2 pm; 525 W. Seventh St, Los Angeles, CA; 213.232.8657

Family Night at Westlake Commons
Grab your loved ones and join Westlake Commons for a fun-filled Family Night, bringing the community together in celebration of back-to-school days. There will be food and drink from Cisco’s Mexican Restaurant (which is opening a new restaurant concept at the plaza in September), nitro-artisan ice cream and a show from Supercool Creamery, live music, airbrush tattoos, balloon twisting, a bubble activation, and giant games. Free; Saturday, 4-7 pm; Westlake Commons: 2855 Agoura Rd, Westlake Village, CA 91361; RSVP to honora@wearewhiteoak.com

Jaclyn Jones USA Pop-Up
Women’s luxury footwear brand Jaclyn Jones USA has teamed up with Platt Jewelry Boutique and The Kit Vintage to showcase fashionable pre-fall styles. Exclusive pricing and gifts with purchases are promised. Through Saturday, 11 am – 6 pm; 7427 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

La Peer Hotel Rooftop Yoga Wake Up
La Peer Hotel has partnered with Yoga Wake up so you can relax and recharge with a rooftop yoga class taught by West Hollywood yoga instructor Arielle McFadden. After, enjoy a complimentary post-class mimosa. This will be the second to last class of the series this year. $25, complimentary for hotel guests (includes one mimosa); Saturday, 10 am (also September 29th, 10 am and led by Dana Kraft); 627 N. La Peer Dr, West Hollywood, CA 90069

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