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Torched Experience by Gastro Garage

The Gastro Garage returns with their fiery Torched Experience pop-up on the beautiful garden terrace of the SLS Hotel. The one of a kind culinary event features an 8-course fully immersive, progressive-style dinner that is guaranteed to blow your mind. The stars of the show are the Gastro Mechanics and their jaw dropping usage of blow torches to create savory Donut Sliders, Skewers, and Sides$120 – $1,440; Friday – Saturday, 8:00 pm; SLS Hotel – 465 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048; 310.247.0400 and 310.993.3979

Immersive Frida Kahlo Exhibit

From the same producers who took you on a journey with Van Gogh comes Immersive Frida Kahlo. The highly anticipated art exhibit is now open at the Lighthouse Artspace Los Angeles. Learn how the artist overcame a life of pain and adversity through self-expression and art. Immersive Frida Kahlo takes you on a tour of, “Her Life. Her Love. Her Art.” $39.99; Please refer to the website for visiting hours (through June); Lighthouse Artspace Los Angeles – 6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90028

Tupac Shakur. Wake Me When I’m Free

Tupac’s legacy is alive and well, and thriving in a new exhibit in DTLA. Tupac Shakur. Wake Me When I’m Free is an immersive experience that takes you on a journey through the life of the poet, rapper and activist. The unique installation mixes technology, contemporary art, and never before seen artifacts from Tupac’s personal archives to bring you an exclusive look into the mind of the late Shakur. Tickets/reservations required. $24.50 – $44.50, Fridays, 12 – 9:00 pm, Saturdays, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm, Sundays, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm, Mondays, Wednesdays, 12 – 7:00 pm, Thursdays, 12 – 8:00 pm; 944 Georgia St., Los Angeles CA 90015 (at L.A. Live, across from JW Marriott at the intersection of Georgia Street and Olympic Blvd)

Tickets are Now On Sale for Chris Rock’s Ego Death Tour

Everybody Hates Chris! Funny man Chris Rock will be performing live in Hollywood this Fall at the Dolby Theatre. Tickets are on sale now for a show that we’re pretty sure will have you hollering and crying with tears of laughter. $99+; November 17th – 19th, 8:00 pm; Dolby Theatre – 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028


New L.A. Private Members’ Club, The Aster Hosts Hospitality Salt School In Los Angeles

Ok, we all saw Netflix’s Inventing Anna and saw Anna’s friend Neff wield her magic wand as the concierge of one of New York’s premiere luxury hotels. Her New York clientele understood the power she had and hung on her every word. But how did she do it? What was her secret sauce? You too can learn the art and business of boutique hospitality and become a master player like Neff. This weekend The Aster, the Private Members’ Club & Hotel is hosting a free two-day seminar on all things hospitality. The curriculum will teach you the Business of Hospitality, Hospitality Branding, Human Resources, Hotel Operations, Guest Service Principles, Food & Beverage Management, Finance & Compliance, Sales & Revenue, Marketing & Social Media, and more. Free; Saturday – Sunday, 9:00 am – 6:30 pm; The Aster – 1717 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90028

Desert 5 Spot Pop-Up at the Santa Anita Derby

Hollywood comes to Santa Anita Park! Desert 5, the indoor/outdoor rooftop bar atop the tommie Hollywood is celebrating Santa Anita Derby Day with a pop-up at the Santa Anita race track. Enjoy savory BBQ, live music, cocktails, vintage shopping, a mechanical bull, food trucks, and more! Free; Saturday, 1:00 pm – Dusk; Santa Anita Park – 285 W Huntington Dr., Arcadia, CA 91007; 626.574.7223

Treat Your Dog to Yappy Hour with Benny Boy Brewing and Chippin

L.A.’s first brewery & cidery Benny Boy Brewing, and eco-friendly pet nutrition company Chippin, are hosting a Yappy Hour for you and your pup. Bring your doggie to Benny Boy Brewing and treat your furry best friend to tasty doggie treats that promote sustainability and reduce the carbon pawprint. Give yourself some love too by treating yourself to some of their delicious craft beer and craft ciders. No RSVP required. Free (Dog treats complimentary; beer & cider for purchase); Saturday, 2 – 5:00 pm; 1821 Daly St., Los Angeles, CA 90031


DanceBody Rooftop Workout at the tommie Hollywood

Nothing says Sunday Funday like a heart-pumping rooftop dance class! Now through late Spring, DanceBody and the tommie Hollywood are partnering to bring you a free 60-minute HIIT cardio workout on the rooftop of the Hollywood lifestyle hotel. Get ready to lose your breath as you move your body to set choreography with light weights and resistance bands. The workout is designed to, “Leave no muscle untouched,” and will help build your stamina and burn calories, while having fun! Free (with RSVP RSVP@tommiehollywood.com); Sundays, 11:00 am; tommie Hollywood – 6516 Selma Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.871.1234




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