In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, The Virtue Project will host its next discussion at The West Hollywood EDITION. The panel features industry leaders and storytellers, Dr. Deepika Chopra (Optimism Doctor™ and Visual Imagery Expert), Linsey Godfrey (Actor, Activist, Advocate for Mental Health), Alo Johnston (Therapist specializing in LGBTQIA work as well as polyamorous and non-monogamous relationships) and Artie Gonzales (Film + Television Writer/Producer, Formerly incarcerated Person). Listen as they share their perspectives related to mental health and the role that hope and optimism play as we move into a post-Covid reality. Guests must RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to attend. Wednesday, May 18th; 5:00 pm (Cocktail) and 6:00 pm (Panel); The West Hollywood EDITION – 9040 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 310.953.9899
Next month marks the arrival of the new Del Mar Beach Hotel. Located steps from the Del Mar Villages, the hotel features a modern Coastal boutique vibe with 46 guest rooms and suites, in addition to two residences. Please contact the hotel directly for rates and availability. 1702 Coast Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014; 858.400.8800
Breaking Bad not only gave us one of our favorite duos, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, but it also helped bring about Dos Hombres. The mezcal, founded by the two actors is made with, “A unique blend of the finest Espadin agave, hand-selected from the hillsides of a small village in Oaxaca, Mexico.” The award-winning Dos Hombres is pure perfection in a bottle. On Friday, come and meet co-founder Aaron Paul at a VIP Happy Hour at the Redondo Beach Hotel. Your ticket includes 1 bottle of Dos Hombres Espadin Mezcal, personally autographed by Paul, and a Photo Opportunity with the actor and co-founder. Tickets are going fast as there are a limited number of bottles & signings available. $100 (Presale) and $150 (At the Door); Friday, 4 – 5:00 pm; Redondo Beach Hotel – 400 North Harbor Dr., Redondo Beach, CA 90277; 310.376.0746. Can’t make the VIP Happy Hour, no worries. Throughout the weekend, Dos Hombres is hosting other cocktail events at the Redondo Beach Hotel.
The Newport Beach Wine & Spirits Festival will make its return this Memorial Day weekend. The Balboa Bay Resort will host over 40 premium wineries and spirits, live music, coastal cuisine, photo ops, and more. Must be 21 and over. $147.50 – $413; Friday, May 27th, 6:00 pm – Sunday, May 29th, 6:00 pm; Balboa Bay Resort – 1221 W. Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663; 949.645.5000
It’s been one year since AKT opened its doors in West Hollywood. The “Full body workout that combines cardio dance intervals with strength and toning,” invites you to celebrate their anniversary, with four days of free classes, fun raffles, yummy food and drinks from local vendors. There will also be an official ribbon cutting this Saturday at 5:00 pm. Free with Sign Up; Thursday – Sunday, See class schedule below; 7111 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046; 323.336.6774