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Friday

Earth Day Specials

“The earth has music for those who listen,” – Unknown

On this Earth Day, we express gratitude for Mother Earth, and raise awareness about the importance of sustainability and environmental protection. Below is a list of stores, restaurants and activations celebrating Earth Day around Los Angeles.

  • Brave Robot Pops-Up at Restaurants Around L.A. With Free Ice Cream : I scream, you scream, we all scream for free ice cream on Earth Day. Brave Robot, the animal-free ice cream that’s planet-positive is popping-up at restaurants and bars around L.A. handing out complimentary ice cream to all that come by! On Friday the truck will be at Block Party (5052 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042) after 5:00 pm. Saturday’s truck stops at  Prince Street Pizza (9161 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069) from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, before making its way to Taco Vega (456 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036) from 4 – 9:00 pm. Free; Friday – Saturday
  • Ama Sea Beauty: In honor of Earth Day, clean beauty company Ama Sea Beauty is offering 40% off their Sea Beauty Basics pack of Sea Mist Toner and VitaSea Hydrator (enter code EARTHLOVE at checkout). Ama is also giving away a SeaTea gift with every purchase to enjoy in the bath! $60; Friday – Monday, 11:59 pm
  • Earth Day Beauty Party at Credo: Celebrate Earth Day at Credo Beauty with free in-store treatments from Indie Lee and Axiology. Choose from the Get Glowing treatment or the 15-minute Balmie application. Free with RSVP; Saturday, 12 – 5:00 pm; 8327 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048; 323.272.3195
  • ROW DTLA : ROW DTLA, is the most sustainable shopping district in town, with a collective of businesses promoting sustainable practices year-round. From high-end boutiques, to chic vintage and secondhand shops, to salons and restaurants, ROW DTLA is the perfect place to shop sustainable for Earth Day. Monday – Sunday, 8:00 am – 10:00 pm; 777 S. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90021
  • Ron Herman: Shop sustainable brands this Earth Day at Ron Herman. The iconic Melrose store is partnering with the Conscious Market to host a sustainable shopping extravaganza featuring Be Bold Box, Babos, Marina Leight, and more. Attendees can also complete their Birth Chart Readings and will receive complimentary drinks from Vina. Friday, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm; 8100 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90046; 323.651.4129
  • Aquarium of the Pacific: The Aquarium of the Pacific welcomes you to an Earth Day celebration through visual and performing arts. The festival includes an Earth day Art Contest, Trashin’ Fashion Contest, and a Poetry Contest. $36.95, $26.95 (children); Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Also on Saturday, accompany the Aquarium of the Pacific and the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) as they walk to nearby habitats for migrating birds and marine life to remove trash. Registration is at 8:30 am in front of the Aquarium.100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802; 562.590.3100

Calling all fans of beer and mojitos. BJ’s Restaurants & Brewhouse is serving exclusive beer and mojito flights for a limited time. Mojito lovers, get ready to swoon because the BJ’s Mojito Flights feature an all-star lineup of Strawberry, Lavender, Tropical, and Mango Mojitos. Beer fans get ready to drink up BJ’s award-winning craft beers featuring: BJ’s Brewhouse Blonde®, BJ’s Hopstorm® IPA, BJ’s Jeremiah Red®, and BJ’s PM Porter®. Hurry and grab your flights soon because they’re flying off the menu on May 4th. various hours and locations

Cookies and Conversation: An Exclusive Zoom Baking Class with Dr. Shica’s Bakery and Santia Deck

On Thursday May 5th, grab your appetite and baking apron for an exclusive zoom baking class with Dr. Shica’s Bakery and pro football player and owner of Tronus Shoes, Santia Deck. Upon registering, you will get a Vegan Baking Kit, Vegan Cookie Mix, Mix-Ins and Decorations. “Come for the cookies. Stay for the chat.” Space is limited to reserve your spot now! $50; Thursday, May 5th, 4:00 pm

Flights & Bites Are Back at Playa Provisions

Owned by Top Chef winner Brooke Williamson and husband Nick Roberts, Playa Provisions is bringing back their popular back Flights & Bites tasting series on Wednesday May 4th. The special affair takes place at Playa Provisions speakeasy, Grain Whiskey Bar. Your ticket includes four expressions of Codiga Tequila paired with four courses from Chef Williamson’s kitchen. $80; Wednesday, May 4th, 6:30 pm; 119 Culver Blvd, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293; 310.683.5019

Discover Designer Kwame Adusei at a Weekend Pop-Up at Ron Herman

Discover Kwame Adusei. The Western African fashion designer with over 10 years of luxury fashion designing experience, is holding a pop-up at Ron Herman. Meet the designer Friday from 2 – 5:00 pm, and shop his new Okra Collection throughout the weekend. To RSVP or schedule a styling appointment, please email: vip@ronherman.com. Friday – Sunday, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm; 8100 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90046; 323.651.4129

Saturday

L.A. Times 27th Annual Festival of Books

This weekend marks the 27th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. The nation’s largest literary event highlights a diverse range of over 550 authors, poets, artists, chefs, celebrities, and musicians. Among the guests will be some of your favorite celebrities, including: Danny Trejo, David Duchovny, DeVon Franklin, Janelle Monáe, John Cho, Kal Penn, Kelly Rowland, Jessica McKay, Terry Crews, Ziggy Marley, and his wife Orly. Free (outdoor stages and activities) – $150; Saturday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; USC -intersection of Exposition Boulevard and South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90089

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