Weekend

06/07/2019

National Doughnut Day

Few know the national celebration was created in 1938 by The Salvation Army to honor their members who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I. Drawing on tradition, Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken is making a one-day-only specialty doughnut ($5) in partnership with the Los Angeles Salvation Army. The doughnut will feature the colors of The Salvation Army and 100% of the doughnut sales will go towards the local chapter. Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken has partnered with the Los Angeles Salvation Army since opening in DTLA in 2017. Through weekly donations, the home of comfort classics has donated over 20,000 doughnuts, biscuits, sandwiches, and chicken fingers to the Los Angeles Salvation Army for use around the city. Friday; 516 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Donut Fest

A dozen of LA’s best donut spots, including Voodoo Donuts and DK’s Donuts, will be part of this delicious celebration. There’s more than just a tasting, though: Food Network Spring Baking Championship winner Jane Soudah is doing demos, and there’s a donut-eating contest and a yoga workshop (gotta work off those donuts). $5/advance, $7/door; Saturday, 10 am; Union Station LA, 800 North Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Contemporary Crafts Market

More than 200 artisans will exhibiting and selling their custom creations of functional, wearable and decorative art at this 35th annual event. Shop one-of-a-kind furnishings, jewelry, textiles, ceramics, blown glass and more. $8; Friday & Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm; Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101

Roberta’s Brunch

Roberta’s in Los Angeles launched weekend brunch, with select items available for lunch during the week. Highlights from the new brunch menu include: Crispy Sweet Potatoes with sunny eggs, Stracciatella, Calabrian chilis, red onion and cilantro; Pan Seared Pork Collar with a sunny egg and salsa verde; Grandma’s Fluffy Pancake with a blueberry compote, lemon curd, and house cultured butter. Saturday & Sunday, 11 am – 4 pm; 8810 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Three Day Rule‘s 5th Annual White Party

Join at the newly remodeled Hotel Figueroa in DTLA for DJs, conga lines around the swimming pool, and lots of dancing! This year, they’ve also added a synchronized swimming performance from Aquabatix. Sunday, 2-7 pm; Hotel Figueroa, 939 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

sixth + mill x Tito’s Vodka’s Second Sundays Sixth Kickoff Pool Party

Summer is here and to celebrate, sixth + mill is partnering with Tito’s Vodka to bring you Second Sundays happening on the 2nd Sunday of every month until September! Dine poolside with  Sixth + Mill’s decadent chef-curated bites, artisanal pizza, and craft cocktails. A variety of Titos cocktails will be served as well as, beer, mimosas, and delicious spiked lemon Italian ices. The party will also have a fun DJ spinning tunes, lawn games, and a curated selfie wall. Guests are encouraged to bring their own towels and use a ride share service. $40 (includes food, beverage & pool admission); Sunday, 1 – 4 pm; 1335 E 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

First Fridays

See a whole new side of the Natural History Museum at this monthly after-hours series with bands, DJs, cocktails, food trucks and science discussions. This month, learn about earthquakes and groove to Gavin Turek. Friday; 900 Exposition Blvd, Exposition Park, CA; 213.763.3466

FigFest

Check out Cherry Glazerr as they kick off this year’s popular FigFest series at the Fig & 7th food court downtown. Future installments feature a hip-hop night with Oddisee & Good Compny next week and Latin-funk jams from Buscabulla on June 21. Free; Friday; 735 S. Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

UNIQLO Celebrates Sustainable Living

The Japanese global apparel retailer, invites you to celebrate sustainability through a series of inspiring events for the mind, body, and home this summer. This weekend join in Sustainability Gets Sporty with Deja Riley. Get sporty with UNIQLO and Deja Riley, fitness influencer and host of
POPSUGAR’s Dance FitSugar while experiencing a HIIT inspired workout that requires no equipment. You will be lead through a heart-pounding 45-minute workout followed by a refreshing cool down to settle the body and mind. Following the workout, enjoy fuel from like-minded partners. You are invited to attend a discussion focused on sustainable living with A Vintage Splendor and FIDM students. Learn how to stay fashion forward while reducing their carbon footprint with a few tips and tricks that can be incorporated into daily life. Bring in gently used clothing to participate in an upcycling workshop presented by FIDM, where you will make your own
reusable tote using a pair of scissors and one item of clothing. Guests who attend the events will receive a complimentary AIRism® t-shirt made from materials that will keep the wearer cool featuring DRY technology, heat-release, Cool Touch, anti-microbial/anti-odor, and deodorizing, while supplies last. Workout: Saturday, 12 – 2 pm; Upcycling: Sunday, 10 am – 12 pm; 700 S. Flower St, Los Angeles, CA; RSVP to reserve their spot at uniqlo@zapwater.com

Bon Temps Opens

This summer, chef/partner Lincoln Carson (Michael Mina Group, Superba) opens Bon Temps, a modern California brasserie in DTLA. Meaning “good times” in French, Bon Temps is the veteran pastry chef’s first solo restaurant, offering an all-day dining experience. The dinner menu includes an extensive raw bar alongside a range of canapés such as uni caviar tartlettes and tete de cochon, as well as modern renditions of brasserie fare such as Bibb lettuce salad with crisp pig ears, Dungeness crab cakes with avocado and sweet breads served with black trumpet mushrooms, celeriac and asparagus. Large-format dishes include a two-bone, 45-day dry-aged Creekstone ribeye with traditional accoutrements and potato onion rolls. Inventive presentations of classic desserts round out the menu, including chocolate soufflé, pot de creme and the famous French St. Honoré pastry. Along with the curated wine list, the cocktails are found in three categories: Avant cocktails, Trou Normand, and Apres. 712 South Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021; 213.784.0044

Russ and Daughters Pop-Up

Get a taste of the popular family-owned bagel and cured fish shop from New York. The pop-up at The Rose in Venice will be serving up some of Russ and Daughters’ one-of-a-kind dishes such as scrambled eggs with caviar and chocolate babka French toast. Saturday, 8 am – 2:30 pm (or until the food runs out); 220 Rose Ave, Venice, CA; 310.399.0711

Eataly’s Summer Weekends 

The Italian-style marketplace kicks off a season of cooking classes, wine tastings, walking tours and more. With a wood-burning grill, fresh ingredients, craft signature cocktails and a bloody mary bar, Eataly’s rooftop restaurant Terra is ready to serve you the ultimate summer brunch. Friday; 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Century City, CA

 The Milky Way’s LeeLee’s 7 O’Clock Wine Special

The Milky Way is now offering LeeLee’s 7 O’Clock Wine Special, inspired by beloved late owner Leah Spielberg Adler, who friends and family alike referred to as “LeeLee”. Adler initially opened The Milky Way with her husband Bernie in 1977, during which it quickly becoming a staple of the Pico Robertson neighborhood almost immediately upon first opening. LeeLee loved her wine, and every evening at 7 pm, The Milky Way restaurant staff would pour a glass of Cabernet – her favorite – and rang a big bell announcing that 7 pm is wine time. Adler would then sip and prance about the dining room from table to table schmoozing with guests, friends and family. Thus, in honor of her larger-than-life spirit that still lives in the room, The Milky Way has launched a 7 O’Clock wine special, featuring discounted wine varietals, with $4 off Teal Lake Cabernet and Herzog Variations Four Cabernet Sauvignon every night starting at 7 o’clock when the bell is rung. Daily, 7 pm; 9108 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035

National Rosé Day

Grab a glass (or bottle) and some spicy Thai food at Same Same. In honor of the “holiday,” the popular Silver Lake gem will be serving Capitelles des Feres rosé bottles for $22. Saturday; 2835 W. Sunset Blvd, Silver Lake, CA; 213.273.8424

L.A. Pride Festival

West Hollywood’s annual festival celebrating the LGBTQ+ community and their allies features a block party and concerts by headliners Meghan Trainor and Years & Years. The weekend kicks off with a free outdoor concert by Paula Abdul. Don’t miss the Pride Parade, which travels along Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood. Saturday & Sunday; West Hollywood Park, 647 N. San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA; 323.969.8302

Station Hollywood‘s Summer Programming

Launching this Saturday, Station Hollywood’s Champagne Garden is an outdoor oasis with endless Veuve Clicquot pours—including Veuve Yellow Label and Veuve Rich Rosé Champagne. There will also be live music from Scott Rusch from 6-8 pm on the Station Patio. Open daily throughout the summer, the outdoor garden features games like corn hole and Jenga and even a rosé bar cart, perfect for lounging all afternoon. Available June 1 – 30, Pride Punch is a tropical treat topped with a fruit rainbow, and made with Malibu Coconut Rum, Goslings Black Seal Rum, orange juice, pineapple juice, lime juice and grenadine. 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

Milk Bar Cake Class

Sip and snack while you learn how to bake and decorate a signature Milk Bar confetti birthday cake and cake truffles at this Pride-themed event. What you bake is yours to take home. Proceeds benefit AIDS Healthcare Foundation. $95; Friday, 7 – 9 pm; 7150 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA

Granville WeHo’s PRIDE-apple Margarita

For the month of June, 10% of proceeds from the PRIDE-apple Margarita, made with luna azul reposado, smoked jalapeño, pineapplewill go to the LA LGBT Center. Granville invites you to celebrate Pride all month long! Located on Beverly between Robertson and San Vicente, Granville is in the heart of all the WeHo action this month, so stop by for bites and drinks!

La Peer Hotel‘s Pride week

La Peer Hotel is at the heart of the West Hollywood Design District, and nearby to all the celebrations happening on Santa Monica Blvd. This Friday from 6 – 9 pm, check out Pride Unplugged where a local singer/songwriter will have an acoustic showcase on La Peer’s rooftop overlooking the Hollywood Hills and all of LA. Admission includes a signature welcome cocktail and the entertainment with a cash bar available for additional beverages. On Saturday, from 1 – 5 pm, join in a Pride Tea Party & Runway Show featuring tea inspired libations, light bites, a game room, and a Runway Show in La Peer’s courtyard and pool. Admission includes bottomless spiked teas, light bites, and live entertainment, with a cash bar for additional beverages. On Sunday, from 4 – 8 pm, join in Art & Wine in the lobby living room and backyard. It’s an artist exhibition, live painting, and wine tasting complimented by canapés from Viale dei Romani, and live music.  Admission includes bottomless wine glass, the food displays, and entertainment with a cash bar for additional beverages. Additionally, you can book a stay at La Peer Hotel and experience the entire weekend (June 7-9) through the Pride by Design Package.

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