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Monday

Dear White People Star Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins’ New Podcast on OWN

OWN Podcasts has launched a new series from Dear White People star Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins. Trials to Triumphs will feature Jenkins as she speaks with friends, colleagues, and people she admires about the moments when their trials have led to triumph. Podcast guests include Kelly Rowland, Robin Thede, Michelle Williams, Amber Riley, Danielle Brooks, and Estelle. Free

Bridgerton Afternoon Tea Experience Launches in Los Angeles

You have been cordially invited to a Bridgerton Afternoon Tea. Immerse yourself in the Bridgerton universe with a royal tea at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. Socialize with the Ton as you sip teas and dine on delicious bites (vegan options are available). $85; Select Saturdays – Sundays, 1 – 2:30 pm and 4 – 5:30 pm; Millennium Biltmore Hotel – 506 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071; 213.624.1011; Photo Credit: Roberts/Fever

Netflix is a Joke Presents: A WeHo Drag Brunch

The Netflix is a Joke comedy festival is approaching with a full lineup of laugh-out-loud comedy events, including a hilarious WeHo Drag Brunch! This live LGBTQ+ comedy show is hosted by William and Alaska and features an array of popular and hilarious queer comedians from around the world. Free; Sunday, 1 – 2:30 pm (doors open at 12:00 pm); Palladium Hollywood – 6215 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.962.7600; 90019

Tuesday

HADESTOWN, the Tony Award-Winning Musical, is at the Ahmanson Theatre

HADESTOWN, the winner of Best Musical for the Tony Awards is here in Los Angeles at the Ahmanson Theatre. With a love story that surpasses death and time and songs that you won’t be able to get out of your head, HADESTOWN is a must-see musical experience. Hurry, this innovative show is only here through May 29th. $51+; Please check the website for show times; Ahmanson Theatre – 135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012; 213.628.2772

Thursday

Cinco de Mayo

Here in L.A., we love a good Cinco de Mayo celebration. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite restaurants, bars, and lounges, that are offering specials in honor of the popular holiday. Remember to hydrate while drinking! Photo Credit for Tallula’s: Meghan Reardon

  • Alma Cocina de Mexico: Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, Alma Cocina de Mexico makes its U.S. debut at The Grove. The multilevel restaurant space will open in phases, with the cocktail bar, taqueria, and tiendita opening first. Authentic Mexican Cuisine meets L.A.’s finest, most fresh, high-quality, local ingredients. Various prices and hours; 189 The Grove Dr. Suite H-10, Los Angeles, CA 90036;
  • Bar Lis: Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo at French Riviera-inspired lounge, Bar Lis. For the holiday, Bar Lis will feature two craft cocktails with Tres Generaciones, the Golden Hour (Tres Generaciones Plata, Passionfruit, Orange, Guava, and Lime ) and the Desert Flower (Tres Generaciones Plata, Hibiscus, Prickly Pair, and Lime). $16; Thursday, 6:00 pm – 2:00 am; Thompson Hollywood – 1541 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.410.6210
  • Cabana Lounge: Join the Cabana Lounge at Hotel Casa del Mar for Cinco de Mayo drinks and bites! Sip ice cold Hibiscus Margaritas and Spicy Palomas while socializing and eating Taco Flights with Fish, Carne Asada, Al Pastor and Veggie Tacos. Thursday, 5:00 pm; Hotel Casa del Mar -1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310.581.5533
  • Caravan Swim Club: This Cinco de Mayo, dine poolside at Caravan Swim Club. Steve Livigni’s acclaimed Baja-inspired restaurant, is hosting an afternoon pool party with a DJ and cocktails from Tanteo Tequila. Free entry with RSVP; Thursday, 1 – 5:00pm; Hotel June – 8639 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045; 310.645.0400
  • Castaway: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with stunning views at Castaway, named one of OpenTable’s “50 Best Restaurants for a Date in America.” The restaurant will be serving three special festive craft cocktails including One in a Melon (Don Julio Blanco Tequila Watermelon and Pink Himalayan Salt), Some Like it Hot (Del Maguey Mezcal, Strawberries, and Habanero Essence), and Dave’s Margarita (Milagro Reposado, Grand Marnier, Cointreau, Lime). Thursday, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm; 1250 E. Harvard Rd, Burbank, CA 91501; 818.848.6691
  • Desert 5 Spot: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Desert 5 Spot with a complimentary 3-hour open bar in partnership with Avion Cristalino Tequila. From 8 – 11:00pm; guests can drink specialty cocktails Pure Aviation (Avión Cristalino, Maraschino Liqueur, Fresh Lemon Juice, Violette Liqueur), Old Fashioned (Avión Cristalino Agave Syrup, Orange Bitters), and Crystal Clear Margarita (Avión Cristalino, Clarified Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Lemon Twist) while mingling and listening to an authentic Mariachi band. Free; Thursday, 8:00 pm – 2:00 am (Open Bar till 11:00 pm); tommie Hollywood – 6516 Selma Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.410.6370
  • El Granjero Cantina: L.A.’s newest most colorful Mexican cantina El Granjero Cantina invites you to spend Cinco de Mayo with food, cocktails, and Live Mariachis. Dine on Tacos, Dorados, Vegan Tacos, Salads, Bowls, Burritos, Quesadillas, Tequila, Mezcal, Top Shelf Margaritas, Sangria, Specialty Cocktails, Cerveza, and Mocktails. Guests can also feast on three festive specials  FRY-CHOS (fries, guajillo cheese sauce, black olives, pickled onions, salsa verde, pico de gallo, and sour cream), Lobster Tacos, and Steak Tacos. $16.50+; Thursday, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm; The Original Farmers Market – 6333 W. 3rd Street, Stall 750, Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.933.9211
  • Gracias Madre (West Hollywood): Gracias Madre is throwing an all-day fiesta in honor of Cinco de Mayo! Stop by and enjoy plant-based Mexican cuisine, while listening to live music from a mariachi band! In addition to your savory meal, beverage director Maxwell Reis has partnered with El Tesoro Tequila, Bruxo Mezcal to bring you special craft cocktails. Did I mention there will also be hourly raffles and a photo booth…! $17+; Thursday, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; 8905 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 323.978.2170
  • The Green Room: Nestled within Burbank hilltop restaurant Castaway sits speakeasy, The Green Room. More than a cocktail den, “The Green Room offers guests a luxurious space to enjoy creative cocktails and bites.” For Cinco de Mayo, The Green Room is serving three festive craft cocktails including One in a Melon (Don Julio Blanco Tequila Watermelon and Pink Himalayan Salt), Some Like it Hot (Del Maguey Mezcal, Strawberries, and Habanero Essence), and Dave’s Margarita (Milagro Reposado, Grand Marnier, Cointreau, Lime). Thursday, 6 – 11:00 pm; 1250 E Harvard Rd., Burbank, CA 91501; 818.848.4446
  • I|O Rooftop: I|O, Hollywood’s largest rooftop lounge invites you to a special Cinco de Mayo party with tequila tastings, live food stations, live DJs, and spectacular 360 views of the city. $10; Thursday, 3:00 pm – 12:00 am; The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood – 1400 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90028; 323.762.1000
  • KA’TEEN: Spend Cinco de Mayo at Wes Avila’s coastal Mexican restaurant KA’TEEN. In addition to the regular à la carte menu, KA’TEEN will also be serving a Taco Perrón (order of two tacos served on flour tortillas with Oaxaca cheese, cranberry beans, ribeye, onions, and cilantro salsa). Specialty Avión Cristalino Tequila cocktails will also be available. $15+; 5:30 – 9:00 pm; tommie Hollywood – 6516 Selma Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.410.6360
  • Más Veggies: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo plant-based style at Más Veggies Vegan Taqueria. A ghost kitchen concept from the team behind Veggie Grill, Más Veggies serves classic Mexican dishes with a vegan flair. In honor of the holiday, Más Veggies is offering a Buy one Get One Free Burrito deal. Choose from the Chickin’ Tinga, Smokey Mushroom, and Crispy Baja Fish, place your order, and enter code CINCO at checkout. $11.75+; Thursday, Various hours and locations
  • Milagro Tequila: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Milagro Tequila. The popular tequila brand is offering specials at several local L.A. bars. Pattern Bar in DTLA is serving $7 Milagro Margaritas and $6 Milagro Tequila Shots until 10pm. Thunderbird (West LA) is offering $8 Milagro Margaritas during happy hour from 4 – 7:00 pm, $10 for the rest of the day, and DTLA’s Strada Eatery has $10 Milagro Margaritas.
  • Odyssey: In the hills overlooking the San Fernando Valley sits farm-to-table restaurant Odyssey. Known for its picturesque views, seasonal menus, and craft cocktails, Odyssey is your premier dining destination for Cinco de Mayo. From 4:30 – 6:30pm, enjoy three Prime Rib Tacos and three seasonal cocktails: One in a Melon (Don Julio Blanco Tequila Watermelon and Pink Himalayan Salt), Some Like it Hot (Del Maguey Mezcal, Strawberries, and Habanero Essence), and Dave’s Margarita (Milagro Reposado, Grand Marnier, Cointreau, Lime). $8+; Thursday, 4:30 – 9:00 pm; 15600 Odyssey Dr., Granada Hills, CA 91344; 818.366.6444
  • Orange Hill: Cinco de Mayo is here, and elevated dining steakhouse Orange Hill is serving three festive craft cocktails including the One in a Melon (Don Julio Blanco Tequila Watermelon and Pink Himalayan Salt), Some Like it Hot (Del Maguey Mezcal, Strawberries, and Habañero Essence), and Dave’s Margarita (Milagro Reposado, Grand Marnier, Cointreau, Lime). 6410 E. Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92869; 714.997.2910
  • The Proud Bird: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the Proud Bird. The hybrid food bazaar and historical aviation hub is serving, Elote Tacos, and a Surprise Three Taco Trio. The venue’s Mile High Bar will also be featuring three seasonal cocktails including One in a Melon (Don Julio Blanco Tequila Watermelon and Pink Himalayan Salt), Some Like it Hot (Del Maguey Mezcal, Strawberries, and Habañero Essence), and Dave’s Margarita (Milagro Reposado, Grand Marnier, Cointreau, Lime). Thursday, 11:30 am – 7:00 pm; 11022 Aviation Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045; 310.670.3093
  • The Roof at The West Hollywood EDITION: The Roof is the perfect spot to kick back and celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Menu highlights include the Jackie Brown (Mezcal, ancho Verde, Pineapple, Agave, Lime) and Fame Game (Casamigos Blanco, Melon, aperitif, Lime, Peychaud’s, Wasabi Salt). $20; Thursday, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; The West Hollywood EDITION – 9040 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069424.310.1622
  • Tallula’s: Tallula’s, the coastal Mexican restaurant from Rustic Canyon Family is offering tasty food and drinks for Cinco de Mayo. Guests can savor Nachos Sencillo, Chicken Tinga Tostadas, Shrimp Cocktail, and Margarita Pitchers, all while being serenaded by a live Mariachi Band. $8+; Thursday, 4 – 9:00 pm; 118 Entrada Dr., Santa Monica CA 90402; 310.526.0027
  • Trejo’s Tacos: Trejo’s Tacos is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with live music, food and drink specials, and an appearance from Machete himself, Danny Trejo. He’ll be at the Farmer’s Market location from 4 – 5:00 pm and the Hollywood location from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Channel your inner bad boy and order your Trejo’s TacoMachete-Style‘ (+$2). For Cinco de Mayo, you can add burnt cheese crusted tortillas and avocado slices to give your taco an extra kick. Wash it down with a delicious, ice cold Strawberry Fantasy Jalapeno Margarita ($13). This Machete-Style Taco and Margarita deal is available only at the Hollywood location.
  • Whiskey Red’s: Known for its beautiful views of the bay, and delicious menu, Whiskey Red’s is throwing the ultimate Cinco de Mayo fiesta with food, drink specials, games, raffles and a DJ. Enjoy $2 Tacos, $6 Margaritas, and $36 Beer Buckets. Thursday, 3 – 8:00 pm; 13813 Fiji Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292; 310.823.4522

Photo Credit for El Granjero Cantina: Michael Brown

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