Weekend

05/17/2019

Armed Forces Day at Klatch Coffee

In honor of Armed Forces Day (May 18), Klatch Coffee customers have the opportunity to thank U.S. military for their service by purchasing a bag of Klatch’s exclusive Armed Forces blend ($15) to send to troops stationed around the world. For every bag purchased, customers receive 50% off any other bag (up to $15). Saturday; locations here.

Flavor of L.A.

Enjoy eats from over 70 notable restaurants, bakeries, and ice cream shops, along with craft brews, wine, shochu, sake, and cocktails. Past participants including Boneyard Bistro, The Bellwether, Firefly, Barrel & Ashes, Uncle Paulie’s Deli, MacLeod Ale, The Local Peasant, and The Front Yard return along with exciting newcomers. $75, (Use code SCP19 at checkout for $25 off); Sunday, 1 – 5 pm; CBS Studio Center, 4024 Radford Ave, Studio City, CA; 818.655.5916

Birds & Bees and Pain Pizza Pop Up

Is there a better combo than cocktails and pizza? LA favorite Pain Pizza is back popping up at downtown underground cocktail lounge Birds & Bees for the ultimate night out. Cheese, pepperoni, and Standing’s Butchery sausage French bread pizzas on Bub & Grandma’s baguettes will be served until sold out – so make sure to get there right when Happy Hour starts! You can also ‘cheers’ your delicious slice with specialty cocktail from Bar Manager Jake Larowe. Between the 1950s cocktails and throwback pizza vibes, your weekend plans are covered. Friday, 5 pm; 207 S Broadway, B
Los Angeles, CA 90012

A Tutta Pizza: L.A.’s Pizza Fest

Enjoy all-you-can-eat pizza slices along with craft beer whiole you check out panels and Q&As from world-renowned chefs and food aficionados. There will also be cooking demos, and culinary workshops. Experience all different styles of pizza from New York to Chicago and Roman to Neapolitan. Music will be spinning all day too. $30 – $85; Sunday, Noon-8 pm; Hollywood Palladium, 6215 W. Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA: 323.962.7600

FITatFIG x luminhero

Experience a daylong celebration of fitness and community with top trainers and lifestyle gurus. Enjoy curated workouts on FIGat7th’s outdoor plaza, plus wellness activities including yoga, massages, sound bath sessions, fitness and beauty tips, and refreshments. Free; Saturday, 9 am – 2 pm; 735 S. Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA

Terranea Resort‘s Immersive Wellness at Terranea

This event includes experiences focused on total overall wellbeing. Highlights of the day’s activities include a Wellness Workshop, with Energy Medicine Facilitator Angela Matthews; Lunch & Learn at solviva, with Terranea Resort Nutritionist Navil Lorenzana; choice of Ocean Kayaking at the Catalina Channel’s famous underwater reserve, or Mandala Painting with an experienced wellness coach; choice of 60-minute spa treatment, available at the award-winning Spa at Terranea; optional Seaside Cycle at 8 am for an invigorating start to the day while enjoying the views from the Oceanfront Terrace; optional Full Moon Yoga at 8 pm on the Ocean Lawn; and a choice between a session of Seaside Yoga or “Nature’s Gym,” the resort’s signature boot camp fitness class, led by one of Terranea’s expert instructors from the Fitness and Wellness Center. A full schedule of retreat events is available here. $450 (Guests of the program who choose to add an overnight stay will receive a preferred room rate); Saturday 8 am; 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275; 310.265.2740

NKLA Super Adoption

Best Friends’ NKLA Super Adoption brings together over 1,000 cats, kittens, dogs and puppies from No Kill L.A. rescue coalition partners and local animal welfare organizations for this adoption extravaganza. All pets are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Pet goodies for all adopters (while supplies last). Food trucks and vendors will be selling pet-related products. Free; Saturday & Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm; Warner Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA

Long Beach Pride

A two-day LGBTQ+ festival with live music, community programming, and food and drinks from local eateries. “A Million Moments of Pride, Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall” is this year’s theme for the annual Pride Parade beginning 10:30 am on Sunday (9:30 am pre-show). The grand parade marshal is Kate Linder of CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. $20, $125/VIP; Saturday & Sunday, 11 am – 10 pm; Marina Green Park, 386 E. Shoreline Dr, Long Beach, CA

Cuban-American Music Festival

The third annual Cuban-American Music Festival brings together Latinx music lovers from throughout Southern California for a day-long celebration of Cuban music, culture, and cuisine. 21+. $25-$50; Sunday, Noon – 8 pm; LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, 501 N. Main St, Los Angeles, CA

ARTsea

Get ready for two days of fun in the sun as Los Angeles’ Marina turns into a creative playground with art galleries, live music, dance, food trucks, a Beer and Wine Garden hosted by Cafe del Rey and more. Saturday & Sunday; 4101 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

40th Anniversary of Venice Family Clinic Art Walk & Auction

Venice Family Clinic  will commemorate the 40th edition of its annual Art Walk & Auction in support of the Clinic’s mission to provide quality health care for those in need. This year’s Art Walk will highlight the works of nearly 500 Los Angeles-area artists, and will offer fun  for all ages, including live music, a beer and wine garden, food trucks, artisanal workshops, a family fun zone and more. Access to the silent auction and on-site happenings are complimentary, however art enthusiasts can meet the featured artists, see their work up-close and tour their studios by making a $40 donation for a Studio Ticket. Tickets grant access to all of the studios located throughout Venice, along with a complimentary shuttle service to each and a limited edition 40th Annual Venice Family Clinic Art Walk & Auction t-shirt. Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm; Google Los Angeles, 340 Main St, Venice, CA  90291

Downtown Burbank Arts Festival

A world of creativity and imagination will be revealed at the Downtown Burbank Arts Festival featuring 200 world-famous animators, trendsetting indie creators, cosplayers recreating favorite animated characters, live entertainment, and more. The Downtown Burbank Arts Festival brings together digital and special effects animators selling their personal work, along with inventive artisans selling handmade housewares such as candles and ceramics, fashion and accessory designers, body products, and visual art for a one-of-a-kind festival experience unique to Southern California. New this year is the Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair, which will be curating the festival’s 100 indie craft exhibitors. Los Angeles-based Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair specializes in uniting local culture with high-quality artisans that are carefully selected for the ultimate in handmade shopping experience. Free; Saturday & Sunday, 11 am – 7 pm; San Fernando Boulevard between Burbank Town Center and the Holiday Inn

Beverly Hills artSHOW

This long-running outdoor art showcase displays artwork by over 245 exhibitors twice a year. Browse paintings, sculptures, watercolors, photography, ceramics, jewelry, drawings and more. Wine and beer gardens and food trucks are also on-site. Free; Saturday & Sundauy, 10 am – 6 pm; Beverly Gardens Park, along Santa Monica Boulevard from Rodeo to Rexford drives, Beverly Hills, CA; 310.285.6830

The Matrix at Hollywood Forever Cemetary

Neo (Keanu Reeves) is on his quest to decode the truth in crypto-dystopia. When Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) leads him to the elusive Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), airborne action is just the beginning and risking his life is only half the battle. DJs, a beer and wine bar and a free Matrix themed photo booth make this a night to remember! $12 -$20; Saturday, 8:30 pm; Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Tim Ho Wan Opens

International dim sum specialists Tim Ho Wan open their first-ever California location at Irvine’s Diamond Jamboree Shopping Center—also the first U.S. location to offer a dedicated takeout window. Known for authentic Cantonese dim sum, Tim Ho Wan was founded by chefs Mak Kwai Pui and Leung Fai Keung in 2009. The original Hong Kong location earned a Michelin star within its first year of operation and gained a cult following as the world’s cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant at the time. Tim Ho Wan’s signature dim sum-focused menu features a variety of pan-fried, baked and steamed specialties, all of which are handmade to order using fresh ingredients. Items exclusive to the California market include Shrimp Toast and Deep-Fried Bean Curd with avocado, shrimp and golden chive. Other highlights include Baked BBQ Pork Buns, Steamed Shrimp Dumplings (Har Gow), Sticky Rice in Lotus Leaf, Pan-Fried Turnip Cake and Steamed Rice Rolls with BBQ pork, minced beef, orshrimp and Chinese chives. A grand opening ceremony with a lion dance and ribbon cutting is scheduled on Saturday. Saturday, 5 pm; 2700 Alton Pkwy, Suite 127-131, Irvine, CA 92606

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