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E-Central Hotel Opens Across From Staples Center

E-Central Hotel, formerly Luxe City Center, is the newest addition to Figueroa St. Located right across from L.A. Live, and the Staples Center, the trendy boutique hotel is colorful, contemporary and where comfort meets convenience. $182+;1020 South Figueroa St., Los Angeles, California, 90015; 213.748.1291

Pride Cocktail at Gracias Madre WeHo

Celebrate Pride Month with a fabulous cocktail special at Gracias Madre WeHo. The Harvey Milk Punch is made with hi-proof Blanco tequila, mango brandy, dry vermouth, pineapple, poblano chili, jasmine green tea, lime oleo, Oaxacan spice blend and clarified coconut milk. $2 from each cocktail will go directly to the Los Angeles LGBT Center. Gracias Madre will also match $1 to every $1 that tequila company Don Fulano donates. Through June 30th. 8905 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood CA, 90069; 323.978.2170.

Marina Drive-In Movie Nights

What goes better with summer nights than a drive-in movie at the Marina! Located at parking lot #2 Public Boat Launch, the drive-in movie nights will feature some of your favorite films like: Captain America: The First Avenger, Iron Man, Mean Girls and both A Quiet Place films. Bring your own food and drinks or grab a bite at one of the local restaurants nearby for outdoor dining and takeout. Food trucks will also be on-site. See website for the lineup. $20(per vehicle); Fridays – Saturdays, 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm; 13477 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, 424.526.7900.

Juneteenth at Dr. Shica’s Bakery

Celebrate Juneteenth with delectable home-baked sweets from Dr. Shica’s Bakery. Dr. Shica is commemorating Freedom Day by offering a special signature cookie box at her new location at Westfield Culver City. The box features: two confetti cookies, two Gigi’s Chocolate Chip Cookies, one Lemon Drop Cookie and one Red Velvet Cookie. Can you say Yummy! $19; Saturday, 10:00 am -9:00 pm; 6000 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA, 90230

Juneteenth at Georgia’s Restaurant

In honor of Freedom Day, Georgia’s Restaurant is offering Nana Gretchen’s Fried Chicken Bucket with 4 Legs & 4 Thighs and two Large Soulful Sides. Complete your meal with one of Nana Gretchen’s decadent desserts. I recommend ordering my personal favorite, the Lemon Cake. $19+ (Nana Gretchen’s Fried Chicken Bucket); Saturday, 11:00 am – 9:30 pm; Anaheim Packing House – 440 S. Anaheim Boulevards, #209A, Anaheim, CA  92805; 714.906.1900 and Long Beach Exchange  – 4104 McGowen Street, Suite 155, Long Beach, CA 92630; 562.420.5637




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