Weekend

Pedal on the Pier

With the Pacific Ocean as a beautiful backdrop, ‘Pedal on the Pier’ is a spin cycle event that’s fun for the while family. Music, food, pop-ups and more. Helps to raise funds so under served kids in LA can have fulfilling camp experiences. Participants can register as a “Team” (1-5 riders) with a minimum fundraising commitment of $2,500 per bike or purchase a spectator tickets for $100 which includes access to the festivities and hosted food and beverages from local vendors, as well as a cash bar with beer, wine and cocktails. Sunday, 11 am – 4 pm; Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Plan-oat-arium Pop-Up

Planet Oat, a new alternative milk, is continuing the celebration of the launch of Plan-oat-tariums which will offer an immersive virtual reality experience for media and consumers alike. You will be able to try tasty treats and product samples as you take a trip through space and learn about the newest planet, Planet Oat. A 360° projected solar system will bring an out-of-this-world taste to life. Saturday and Sunday,10 am – 5 pm; Hollywood and Highland (Central Courtyard) 6801 Hollywood Blvd, #170, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Bird x EarthBar Ocean Ave Collaboration Launch

Celebrate spring with a delicious, new collaboration by Bird and EarthBar and join us for our launch party at EarthBar Ocean Ave! Featuring a DJ and special “toppings bar”, this is the best time to get your hands on the brand new Bird Bowl. The Bird Bowl- available exclusively at EarthBar Ocean Ave in Santa Monica – is a unique acai bowl with blended organic acai, blueberries, bananas, and hemp and topped off with coconut, almond butter, strawberries, banana with the Bird logo.If you take a Bird ride to EarthBar, you’ll get 10% off your next acai bowl! Bird offers a new way to get around that is affordable and environmentally friendly. Bird’s mission to make cities more livable by reducing car usage, traffic, and carbon emissions. Through the Bird smartphone app, riders can locate the most convenient Bird and ride directly to their desired destination. It costs $1 to start, then a per minute fee. Saturday, 1 – 4 pm; 1447 Ocean Ave, Suite 100, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Barnsdall Art Park Friday Night Wine Tastings

Barnsdall Art Park’s signature fundraising event is back for another summer season. Sip wine from Silverlake Wine, picnic, grab food from the food trucks, and watch the sunset atop Olive Hill on the west lawn of historic Hollyhock House. $35-$50; Friday, 5:30-8:30 pm; 4800 Hollywood Blvd, Los Feliz, CA

POP SK8

California’s first themed pop-up outdoor roller-skating rink features performances, contests and themed nights like disco, ’80s and “La La SK8 Land” (movie musicals and show tunes). Quad skate rental included with admission. You may also bring your own quad or inline skates. $15+; Saturday; Westfield Promenade, 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA; 818.508.0082

Terranea Resort Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Terranea Resort kicks off its annual Summer Celebrations this month with an all-new sun-soaked activities. Activities range from a variety of live music offerings, culinary experiences, charitable efforts, and wellness events. Summer Events include World Oceans Day (June 8th), help preserve and protect the natural environment surrounding Terranea with a day of education and activism. Activities including a Kelp Forest Clean Up Kayak Tour, Captain Gray Whale Cookie Decorating for the kids, and Guided Educational Nature Walks; Music on the Meadows + Fourth of July Festivities (July 4th, 12 – 7 pm), the resort’s annual summer concert will take place on the Meadows Lawn; Fourth of July Fried Chicken & Caviar Dinner (5-9:30 pm) where you can indulge with mar’sel’s annual family-style dinner with southern fried chicken and Petrossian caviar with Piper-Heidsieck Champagne; mar’sel Farm & Vine Dinner (September 19th), join Chef Andrew Vaughan at mar’sel for a 5-course dinner that features some of Terranea’s favorite farmers throughout California paired with select wines from Terranea’s signature cellars and top wineries throughout the region; Coastal Cleanup Day (September 21st), is the world’s largest volunteer day to protect our environment. 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Friday Night Music Series at The Original Farmers Market

Celebrate the start of summer at The Original Farmers Market with the return of their Friday Night Music Series! Enjoy weekly live music at the Farmers Market all summer long and the Market’s variety of al fresco dining and shopping options. The West Patio stage will come alive featuring a range of musical genres from jazz to salsa, rock & roll to reggae and much more. The series kicks off with The 4 Fabs, a Beatles Tribute band, with additional acts including ‘50s rhythm and blues band Abby Girl & The Real Deal, Tom Kenny (a.k.a. the voice of SpongeBob) and the Hi-Seas with their high energy rock n’ soul, pop/jazz performer Maiya Sykes from NBC’s “The Voice,” and many more. Free; Every Friday from May 31 until August 30, 7 – 9 pm, 6333 W 3rd St, West Patio, Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323-933-9211

The Whisky Extravaganza

Since 2000, The Whisky Extravaganza has been fostering a broader and deeper appreciation of whisky and its complexities by connecting consumers and brands through curated experiences. Each year, The Whisky Extravaganza (TWE) hosts tasting events and masterclasses in major cities throughout the U.S., offering whisky enthusiasts from the novice to the connoisseur the opportunity to explore some of the most prestigious single malt, premium Scotch whiskies and other unique whiskies from around the world. Each TWE event offers a tasting session, masterclasses curated by industry experts, and culinary pairings. $95/“Dram & Bites” package (Whisky tastings, Culinary light bites, & a Souvenir tasting glass); $195/Connoisseur package (Whisky tastings, Culinary pairings, & a Glencairn tasting glass, and access to the Connoisseur Masterclass with prior registration); Friday, 7:30 – 10 pm (Masterclasses 6:30 -7:30 pm); City Market Social House, 1145 San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

LA Wine Fest

Now in its 14th year, this outdoor festival brings wines and brews from around the world to a new location in Long Beach. Enjoy unlimited wine and beer sampling, a live DJ set and shopping at boutiques. $20-$95; Saturday, 2 -6 pm, Sunday, 1 – 5 pm; The Pike Outlets, 95 S. Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA

Pali Wine Co. Anniversary

Pali Wine Co. teams up with Porto’s Bakery & Cafe for a food and wine pairing event, celebrating the first anniversary of Pali’s Arts District tasting room. Porto’s will be debuting two new salads and a new guava creme bruleé dessert at the event. Entree choices are a mini guava pulled pork sandwich, mini medianoche or Porto’s classic Potato Ball Trio. $25; Sunday, 3-6 pm; 811 Traction Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Wine Riot

Wine Riot is back in Los Angeles with Wine Riot 2.0, hosted by Erik Segelbaum, a 2019 Food & Wine Sommelier of the Year.” Wine Riot is a tasting event that continues to introduce new wines to a growing Millennial audience. Wine Riot 2.0 is your opportunity to pick the brain of knowledgeable Sommeliers, taste wines from regions all over the world, compete in head to head challenges with friends, sip on your bubbly favorites, and so much more. $65/general admission, $95/VIP (Access to the VIP Lounge, including preferred seating areas, wine & food pairings from local restaurants, one-on-one exclusive access to local sommeliers; unlimited wine tastings; souvenir wine glass); Saturday, session 1: 2:30 – 5 pm; Session 2: 7:30 – 10 pm (*VIP 30 minute early access); City Market Social House, 1145 San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Cochon555

Cochon555 is a celebration of heritage breed pigs, fine wines, and world class cocktails set against a backdrop of education and philanthropy. At Cochon555, cooks, chefs, restaurant and bar owners, renowned sommeliers and barkeeps will work with responsibly sourced products, to create luxurious moments, all in the name of supporting family farmers and educating consumers about the agricultural importance of eating heritage breed pigs. Chefs compete for the title of Prince or Princess of Pork and bartenders go head-to-head to be crowned Punch King or Queen. The silent auction and pop-up butcher at Cochon555 benefits Piggy Bank, a start-up farm in Missouri that serves as a kickstarter for new family farms and a safety net for those in the wake of a disaster. $130, $200/VIP (Early admission + exclusive access to cocktail competition and allocated wines and spirits); Sunday, 5 – 7:30 pm (VIP: 4 – 7:30 pm, City Market Social House, 1145 San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

2nd Annual Bloom Summit

The 2nd Annual Celebrity Bloom Summit, presented by New Bloom Media and @beautymomme, will kick off the start of summer at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Bloom Summit is a wellness and beauty retreat for celebrities, influencers and guests. Immerse yourself in wellness education, pampering, and interacting with brands that help to sustain a wholesome non-toxic lifestyle. Highlights include B-12 Shots, Vitamin IVs, Cryofacials, Infrared Light Therapy, Manicures, Wellness Education, Healthy Food Samples, Fitness Classes such as barre from La Barre Belle, and much more. Discover many of the best health, fitness and non-toxic beauty products from national and local companies including event sponsors VConfidenceNaturadeNature’s FusionsSambucol, Just Thrive Probiotics, M-Design and many more. Take a sneak peek into some of the latest innovative products yet to hit the market. Bloom Summit will feature inspiring lectures, seminars and, demonstrations from renowned experts in the medical field, nutritionists, gynecologists, and beauticians and more! $21.50; Saturday, 9:30 am – 4 pm; 9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

The Goonies at Hollywood Forever Cemetary

Join in an adventure of underground treasure and pirates! A a group of best friends go for gold to keep their hideaway from being lost. Ride the nostalgia wave with Josh Brolin, Sean Astin, Corey Feldman, Martha Plimpton, and Jeff Cohen. Practice your truffle shuffle, grab your pack of beloved misfits and enjoy a night of beer/wine, a photo booth, and music before and after the film! $12 – $20; Saturday, 9 pm; Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Pride Is Universal

Celebrate L.A.’s Pride season ahead of next weekend’s festival and parade at this third annual Universal Studios Hollywood event. You will receive access to the theme park starting at 4 pm (2 pm for Universal Express ticket holders), plus exclusive after-hours full park access. $99; Saturday; 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA

LA Pride Week package deal @ Andaz WeHo

LA Pride Week, a weeklong festival from June 2- 9, celebrates the history and diversity of the LGBTQ+ community. Andaz West Hollywood is offering easy access to LA Pride Week events and world class boutique hotel amenities: complimentary access to the hotel’s 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center; complimentary access to the hotel’s rooftop pool, bar and chaise lounges; complimentary Wi-Fi; complimentary morning coffee, tea, and waters, evening wine service in the hotel’s lobby lounge, $100 food and beverage credit valid at all of the hotel’s dining outlets, a room category upgrade, and a 2 pm late check out. $289+; Sunday – June 9; reserve here, and use promotion code: 100EAZ

Smorgasburg: Pride Edition

DTLA’s largest weekly outdoor market heads west this week with a festive Pride celebration at the Santa Monica Pier. The food festival will include a beer garden, complimentary Pride bandanas, and proudly promoting Los Angeles’ reputable LGBTQ+ chefs. Free; Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm; 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA

25th Annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show

The Annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show returns to The Original Farmers Market! The theme this year is American Muscle Cars, with more than 100 lowriders, hot rods, and trucks on display, including the Peterson Auto Museum 1957 Lincoln, originally owned by Jayne Mansfield. Be sure to stick around to watch the ceremonial ‘drive off’ at 5 pm! Looking to do something with your car? Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm; 6333 W. 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Eat|See|Hear

The original traveling outdoor cinema, continues this summer as the series returns with movie screenings taking place every Saturday through the month of June. Enjoy live musical performances alongside 150+ rotating food trucks before settling in for a screening on the largest inflatable movie screen on the west coast. With timeless classics and current blockbusters, everyone will be able to find their fan favorite film. All locations are 100% dog friendly and even have a Fashionably Late VIP Section for optimal viewing. Bring your pup, grab a bite, and settle in for the show! This week, catch Young Frankenstein and a musical performance by Livingmore, Los Angeles based rock n’ roll bandFood trucks include Street Kitchen, Canvas Food Truck, Triple Threat, Oaxaca On Wheels and sponsor Tillamook Ice Cream Truck. $14, $16/door, $8/ages 5 -12; Every Saturday in June; North Hollywood Recreation Center, 11430 Chandler Blvd, North Hollywood, CA, 91601

Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken Taproom Pop-Up Series

The Main Street restaurant is teaming up with local-favorites Boomtown BreweryThree Weavers Brewing Company, and Smog City Brewing Company for a summer full of brews and exclusive beer-infused doughnuts, chicken, and more. The month-long partnerships will kick-off on the first Saturday of each month with a pop-up Tap Room hosted on the outdoor patio of Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken Santa Monica. Attendees will have a chance to sample a variety of craft beer, including flights from the hosting brewery perfectly paired with bites made by the culinary team at Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken. Monthly Partners and Pop-Up Tap Room dates include Boomtown Brewery this weekend; Three Weavers Brewing Company ( July 6, 2 pm) and August – Smog City Brewing Company (August 3, 2 pm). Items to be paired this weekend, include Boysenberry Sour Doughnut made with Boomtown Blonde Sour glaze, caramel drizzle, and house made beer nuts; Fried Chicken Mole: fried chicken drumette tossed in Boomtown Barrel Aged Imperial Stout mole; Fried Chicken Slider: Hazy IPA braised cole slaw, bacon, Dijon mustard, crème fraiche. $12/Three Four-Ounce Pours of Boomtown Beer; Saturday, 2 pm; 2309 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 424.280.4414

Sunday Funday at Nerano

Beverly Hills authentic Italian restaurant Nerano is hosting a special Sunday Funday! The Amalfi Coast-inspired fine dining restaurant will bring an afternoon of music, Southern Italian fare, and craft cocktails –with a special three-course menu of traditional Italian favorites and complimentary stuzzichini, courtesy of Executive Chef Michele Lisi.  Lisi ‘s simply prepared modern southern Italian dishes bring about a menu with fresh seafood, pasta, and traditional Italian dishes, with a twist. $50; Sunday, 12 – 4 pm; 9960 South Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; 310.405.0155

Le Grand Launches Brunch

This modern Mediterranean inspired restaurant with a focus on fresh seafood with a coastal California is launching brunch. Some of the new menu highlights include the Dungeness Crab Benedict, a poached egg and béarnaise jicama slaw on a brioche bun; the Noble Bourbon Pancakes, served with bourbon aged maple syrup, brown butter and blackberries; and the Lamb Shank Hash, a fried egg, roasted baby potatoes, cilantro and mustard béarnaise. Sharables for the table include the Dragon Fruit Pudding, made with chia seeds, guava, coconut milk, macadamia nuts and the Smoked Salmon Tartine, made with creamy ricotta, cucumber, fennel and turmeric. The menu also features three crudo dishes including the Hama Hama / Kumiai Oyster, Branzino Ceviche and the Hawaiian Poke Bowl. Saturday; 707 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Michael’s Santa Monica Brings Back Brunch

Michael’s Santa Monica is bringing back brunch service after 28 years. With chefs Jeff Lustre and Matt Wilson at the helm of the kitchen, the menu features an ingredient-focused approach to brunch classics such as blueberry pancakes with creme fraiche; blue prawn + grits with scallions; and cheddar and a breakfast sandwich with mortadella, egg and sottocenere. Starters and additional plates to share include kusshi oysters with blood orange granita and a cinnamon bun with buttercream icing. To complement the culinary offerings, a menu of seasonal brunch cocktails like the Smoked Palomino with mezcal, grapefruit, Palo Cortado & soda and La Floridita Daiquiri with rum, lime, maraschino and simple syrup will also be available. Saturday & Sunday, 11 am – 2 pm; 1147 3rd St, Santa Monica, CA 90403; 310.451.0843; Reservations here

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