Weekend

06/28/2019

Reality Bites at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

This night of MTV-tinted nostalgia includes 90s superstars: Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Ben Stiller, Janeane Garofalo, and Steve Zahn. The highs and lows of one night stands, coming out, and adulthood. Party like it’s 1994 with your crew with DJ sets, a photo booths, and a beer and wine bar. $12 – $20; Saturday, 9 pm; Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Movie Night in the Garden at Bacari W. 3rd

They are hosting its first movie night this weekend to kick off the summer. Enjoy a Mediterranean dinner and an intimate screening of the 90’s cult favorite ‘10 Things I hate About You’ starring Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger. Ticket price includes movie admission, a three course cicchetti-style dinner, and a selection of unlimited candy, snacks, and specialty popcorn. $50; Sunday, 8 – 11 pm; 8030 3/4 W. 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA; 323.452.9149

Stranger Things 3 Fun Fair

For those who can’t wait another second for the return of Stranger Things, immerse yourself in vintage Hawkins-style sci-fi carnival on the pier. The event has live ’80s cover bands, themed carnival games, a “curiosity house” with lurking Demogorgons and Hawkins High School cheerleaders. Pre-existing classic rides and shops will transform the pier and you can even take photos with Mike’s Schwinn at the “Hawkin’s bike shop.” Saturday & Sunday, 11 am – 9 pm; 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA

Norton Simon Garden Party

Let your imagination roam free in the Norton Simon Museum’s serene sculpture garden. Whether you wish to sketch, sculpt, watercolor or create satchels and flower crowns, there are plenty of activities and supplies for you. You can also unwind to live jazz music in the Garden Cafe. Saturday, 5-7:30 pm; 411 W. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA

Second Home Serpentine Pavilion by Segascano

A winding gallery of what TimeOut calls “rainbow tunnels” is at La Brea Tar Pits. Thanks to a collaboration between the London-based Second Home, a London-based creative workspace, and the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County (NHMLAC), the park at La Brea Tar Pits will welcome the 866-square-foot Pavilion in its US debut. Designed by SelgasCano, the Spanish team of José Selgas and Lucía Cano, Second Home Pavilion was originally installed in London’s Hyde Park in 2015. Wander through the structure and experience architecture through shape, light, transparency, color, and materials. Second Home and NHMLAC will partner on a diverse program of public talks, film screenings, and other events to take place throughout the five-month installation of the Second Home Pavilion. World-class speakers and experts across a range of fields will present programs focusing on key contemporary themes, including diversity in entrepreneurship; the future of Los Angeles in terms of equity and sustainability; and the possibilities for convergence and cross-pollination in art, science, design, nature, and innovation. It’s an opportunity to experience a range of cultural programing, at a space where art and science intersect. Free; Friday to November 24; 5801 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036; 213.763.3499

Uncorked: LA Summer Wine Fest

This event features over 200 wines from across the globe, gourmet local food trucks, live music, a photo booth and more! VIP admission is early admission at 6 pm and includes an extra hour of tasting and exclusive pours from select wineries during that hour. This event benefits local non profit MOSTe which is a community- based mentoring, scholarship and college access program that encourages you women’s success and education. $60 – $70; Saturday, 6 – 10 pm; Union Station, 800 North Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Negroni Week

To wrap up the weeklong celebration of Negronis, Cecconi’s will be offering up specialty bites and a couple of their unique takes on the Negroni, such as the Negroni sour and the smoky ‘mezcagroni.” All cocktail specials benefit the James Beard Foundation. 8764 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA; 310.432.2000

10th AnnualLA Food Fest

The LA Food Fest was born as the LA Street Food Fest in 2009 founded by Shawna Dawson, Founder + CEO of Angeleno, Inc. (Sauce LALA Food FestArtisanal LA and Clean Made). She kicked off her first event in DTLA in 2010 with a goal to support independent small businesses. LA Food Fest was the first event to support vendors by subsidizing the participation of nearly every participant, leading many other events to do the same. And in 2016, Dawson also decided to make LA Food Fest LA’s first Zero Food Waste event. Highlights from this year’s event include: guest chefs include Dante Ferrero (Dante Brasa y Fuego, Mexico City) returning for his third year, Olivier Deboise (Aperi, San Miguel de Allende) with his eclectic approach on sustainable cuisine, the daring gastronomy of Sergio Meza (Villanos en Bermudas, Mexico City), and one of the youngest executive chefs in the world, Rafael Covarrubias (Hexagon and 7 Enoteca, Ontario, Canada), Eduardo Morali (Pangea, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon) executive chef of one of 2019’s Best Restaurants in Mexico said Latin America’s Best 50 Restaurants 2019, and the French pastry chef Emmanuelle Deboise (La Casa Caramel, San Miguel de Allende). The theme for this year’s Nuevo Gastropub is “parrilada” (translates to BBQ). This year, you will also get a taste of Gordon Ramsay’s UNCHARTED, featuring an exclusive preview of the upcoming National Geographic series and sample dishes inspired by the show in the NatGeo Lounge. New Chefs and Restaurants make their debut including CuizinaQuiadaiynThe BurristasCevicheria las OlasAfrican ChopEl Chef TacoKen’s RamenPOKEBARBig Grandma’s Kitchen,Sushi RokuOak Smoke BBQ, EK’BALAM Yucatan Cuisine (formerly Delicias Yucatecas), The Vegan Salvi and Always Coffee, alongside neighborhood faves like Maquina TacoPasta SistersEagle Rock Public HouseComfort LAPinches FlautasBarranco Lounge by Chef Walther,Fishin for BrewsLow Key BurritosLuckdish CurryTakami SushiBearologyHumbleburgerzBite Me GourmasianPez Cantina, Padthai Boran, Mama MusubiNature WellCafé de Leche and more. The Ice Cream Social is back with treats from The DonutteryPie HoleYou Had Me at HeladoCommunitea Bakery, Down South Treats, Dearly Beloved Confections, Tastee Flavors New Orleans style shaved ice, Uncle Tetsu’s Japanese Cheesecake12 Oaks Desserts and many more. To keep the party going, Birds & Bees and Mister O’s Rafael Jonathan Barba brings bar talent to the mix alongside bars from local Citrus Grove Distillers doing both cocktails and mocktails, Revel Spirits and Broken Shed Vodka. Plus, Pez Cantina micheladas. For the wine drinkers, local Riboli Wines return, plus a new Wine Garden sponsored by Obvious Wines featuring acoustic tunes from Sylvia Bosco and games of pétanque from La Boulisterie Los Angeles. And for the beer drinkers there’s the Stella AirstreamGolden RoadEagle Rock Brewery,CALIDADBorder XElysian Brewing IPAGlutenberg BeerHop Valley Brewing and Michelob Gold Organic, plus Common Cider and Hard Kombucha. Plenty of non-alcoholic drinks will be on hand from SpindriftKeVitaHonest Tea and more. A portion of the proceeds will directly benefit Food Forward, who fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need and inspiring others to do the same. $69, $99/VIP Power Hour + Early Entry; Saturday; early access/2 – 3 pm, General Admission/3 – 7 pm; Santa Anita Park (Gate 6) – 275 Colorado Place, Arcadia, CA 91007

Summer Lobster Boil at the Tam O’Shanter

Tam O’Shanter kicks off summer with their first annual lobster boil. Hosted on the Tam’s expansive outdoor patio, the boil includes one whole steamed Maine Lobster per person along with steamed clams, corn on the cob, new potatoes, sausage, coleslaw and blueberry crumble for dessert. A cash bar featuring beers from local Maine breweries, frosé and blueberry mint smashes is also available. $59; Sunday, 7 – 9 pm; 2980 Los Feliz Blvd, LA, CA 90039; 323.664.0228

Pain Pizza Party

Start the last weekend of the month off with specialty cocktails and French bread pizza. Head to Birds & Bees for three types of savory pizza on French baguettes paired with pizza-inspired cocktails garnished with pepperoni and pepperoncini peppers. Friday, 5 pm; B, Basement, 207 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

Hello Kitty® 45th Anniversary Group Show

Downtown Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery is excited to announce their next big bash, the Hello Kitty® 45th Anniversary Group Show (in partnership with Sanrio®). Hello Kitty has been a symbol of friendship and kindness for 45 years, with a fan base that spans multiple generations. This special group exhibition, featuring 100 artists from all over the globe, examines the world of Hello Kitty and her influence on popular culture. The artists featured in this exhibition have re-interpreted the iconic image of Hello Kitty and her friends in their own aesthetic through a wide variety of mediums including painting, sculpture and animation. Saturday, 7 – 11 pm; 571 S. Anderson St, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Angel City Brewery + Surfrider Foundation Host Beach Clean-Up

Join in a day of beach preservation, local beer and live music. Angel City Brewery teams up with Surfrider Foundation for a series of four beach clean-ups and after parties featuring live music in Venice and Malibu. The KROQ concert series will feature performances by Brandon Jenner (6/30), SWIMM & Goldensuns (7/14), Trapdoor Social (7/28) and Your Favorite Color (8/18). All proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to Surfrider’s LA Chapter to support their mission of protecting the world’s oceans, waves and beaches. $20 (includes a ticket to the after party at Aviator Nation, as well as a beer); Sunday, Venice Beach, Surfrider Beach Clean-up: 2100 Ocean Front Walk, Venice 90291 (Meet in front of the beach parking lot), After-party: Aviator Nation, Venice, 1224 Abboy Kinney Blvd, Venice 90291; Sunday, July 14th, Surfrider Beach Clean-up: 23000 Malibu Pier, Malibu 90265 (Meet on the sand, just west of Malibu Pier), After-party: Aviator Nation, Malibu, 22967 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu 90265; Sunday, July 28th, Surfrider Beach Clean-up: 2100 Ocean Front Walk, Venice 90291 (Meet in front of the beach parking lot), After-party: Aviator Nation, Venice, 1224 Abboy Kinney Blvd, Venice 90291; Sunday, August 18th, Surfrider Beach Clean-up: 23000 Malibu Pier, Malibu 90265 (Meet on the sand, just west of Malibu Pier), After-party: Aviator Nation, Malibu, 22967 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu 90265

Humphry Slocombe Pop Up at Sidecar Doughnuts’ Santa Monica

Humphry Slocombe will be popping up at Sidecar Doughnuts’ Santa Monica location to offer $1 scoops to add a la mode – as an extra Pride treat – to any Sidecar donut. Saturday, 2 – 5 pm; 631 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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