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BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse® Supports The Alzheimer’s Association® with FREE Pizookies® Initiative & More

In honor of National Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse® is showing support for The Alzheimer’s Association® with a $25,000 donation. They’re also offering an exclusive trio of purple beverages that are inspired by the official color of the Alzheimer’s movement, including Tito’s Lavender Lemonade, a Lavender Mojito, and a non-alcoholic Lavender Lemonade. You too can show your support for the cause by making a minimum $1 donation, and receiving a FREE Pizookie®! Through the 30th. Various prices, hours and locations

Sunset Strip Roller Rink Opens for the Summer

Summer on Sunset is here, and The Sunset Strip Business Improvement District is excited to bring you “A summer program, in partnership with Visit West Hollywood, bringing nostalgia, music, and life to The Strip all summer-season long.” One of the features of the program is the retro outdoor roller rink popping up next to the historic Carney’s. The rink will feature DJ sets on Saturdays, along with brand takeovers and exclusive collector’s merch. $13.50+; Sunday – Wednesday, 2 – 8:00 pm and Thursday – Saturday, 2 – 10:00 pm (Through August 27th); 8349 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

Packed Bowls by Rapper Wiz Khalifa is Coming to L.A.

Packed Bowls by Wiz Khalifa is coming to L.A., and hungry people all over the city will be transported to food euphoria. Crafted by a team of top chefs and the rapper himself, Packed Bowls by Wiz Khalifa includes unexpected mashups like crispy tots, gooey Mac and cheese, fried chicken, Hot Cheetos dust, special sauce, and more. Ariel got a sneak peek of the menu at an exclusive tasting held by Khalifa, and trust her, the Packed Bowls will satisfy your late-night cravings with a flavorful combination that will please all your taste buds. Available on DoorDash, Grubhub, Postmates, Uber Eats


Chef Tony Dim Sum Celebrates Grand Opening in Pasadena

Acclaimed Cantonese Chef Tony He brings elevated modern Dim Sum to Los Angeles with Chef Tony Dim Sum. In honor of the launch, the restaurant is throwing a Grand Opening this Saturday, featuring complimentary Dumplings and Pudding. The festivities kick off at 11:00 am! Wednesdays – Mondays, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm (Normal restaurant hours); 2 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA  91105; 626.803.0028; Photo Credit: Slique Media

Esters Launches Weekend Brunch

Esters Wine Shop & Bar has brought back weekend brunch, just in time for Summer. New Chef Sheyna McCallister combines her passion for wine and Mediterranean-influenced cuisine in the menu and has crafted brunch dishes like a Seasonal Vegetable Frittata, a Soft Scramble, and a candied pecan Sticky Bun. $13+; Saturday – Sunday, 12 – 4:00 pm; 1314 7th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.899.6900

Angel Brinks Hosts Annual BET Awards Fashion Show and After-Party

Basketball Wives star and fashion designer Angel Brinks invites you to a star-studded BET Fashion Show and After-Party. Come for the fashion, and stay for the music, guest performances, celebrities, and more! $100 – $3,000; Saturday, 9:00 pm – 2:00 am; Location to be given upon purchase of a ticket

Hotel June Celebrates 2nd Anniversary with an Afternoon Pool Party and Casa Del Sol Tequila

Celebrate Hotel June’s 2nd anniversary with an afternoon pool party of Casa del Sol cocktails, music by DJ William Reed, and Baja-inspired bites from Caravan Swim Club. Free entry with RSVP and $20+ (Day Pass -Day Bed); Saturday, 4 – 9:00 pm; Hotel June – 8639 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045; 310.645.0400; Photo Credit: Kate Berry

Hollywood Under the Stars Returns to the Paramount Pictures Studio Lot

Paramount Pictures invites you to spend an evening under the stars with L.A.’s top celebrity chefs and restaurants. Hollywood Under the Stars is a preliminary culinary event hosted by Paramount Studios to raise money for St. Vincent Meals on Wheels. The evening features live entertainment and mouthwatering food from such popular L.A. restaurants as L’Antica Pizzeria Da Michele, Wood & Wine, and Kali. $250 – $5,000; Saturday, 6:30 pm; 5515 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038; 323.956.1777

A Celebration of Joni Mitchell: Music at The Odyssey Featuring Susannah B

The Odyssey Theater Ensemble in West L.A. celebrates the music of Joni Mitchell. L.A. singer/songwriter Susannah B will be performing two of Joni’s songs, California and Hejira, along with some other featured guests: John Snow, Ren Martinez, Abby Litman, Moira Mack, Ben Flocks, Nathan Heldman, and Nate Lichtenberger. $30; Odyssey Theatre Ensemble – 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025; 310.477.2055

Whiskey N Donuts Comedy Show

This Saturday, get ready to laugh your behinds off as the Whiskey N Donuts Comedy Show makes its return. Funny lady Marina Quintero is back to host the evening with a laugh-out-loud lineup and killer whiskey specials. Free; Saturday, 7:00 pm; The Good Nite – 10721 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, CA; 818.505.3887


Art Beyond the Glass, The Original Bartender Art Festival Celebrates a Decade of Cocktails, Art & Community

This Sunday marks the 10th Anniversary of Art Beyond the Glass, L.A.’s original bartender and craft cocktail festival that benefits Street Symphony. Over 100 of L.A.’s top bartenders will wow you with their cocktails and flair as you eat, drink, enjoy live music, and shop in the art gallery and marketplace. $55; Sunday, 3 – 7:00 pm; Catch One – 4067 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019; 323.737.1159

2022 BET Awards Hosted by Taraji P. Henson Live on BET

The 2022 BET Awards will air live on BET from the Microsoft Theater on Sunday. The show will feature performances by Chance the Rapper and Joey Badass, Lizzo, Chlöe, Jack Harlow, and Latto, with Diddy receiving the lifetime achievement award. Sunday, 8:00 pm; Live on BET

Pride Paddle at the Portofino Hotel & Marina

The Portofino Hotel & Marina has partnered with The South Bay LGBTQ Center for the second-annual Pride Paddle. For those new to paddle boarding, support and instruction will be available during the event. After working up an appetite, stay for a special brunch reception at BALEEN Kitchen. Brunch features The Flamingo, the signature cocktail made with Watermelon Sorbet, homemade Coconut Orgeat, Drake’s Organic Vodka, Pineapple juice, and fresh mint, with a Fruity Pebbles rimThe Flamingo is $14 during regular hours and $10 during Happy Hour. 10% of all proceeds will go to the South Bay LGBTQ Center. Free; Sunday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Pride Paddle) and 12 – 2:00 pm (Brunch Reception); King Harbor Marina, 208 Yacht Club Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Sugar Palm Ocean Avenue and Supergay Spirits, Partner For Ultimate Pride Under the Palms

In honor of Pride Month, Viceroy Santa Monica is throwing the ultimate pride party ‘Under the Palms’ at the outdoor restaurant Sugar Palm. Your ticket includes passed appetizers such as Oyster Shooters, Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower, Rainbow Cheesecake Bites, specialty pride-themed cocktails from Supergay Spirits and a live DJ. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a local LGBTQ+ center. $75; Sunday, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm; Viceroy Santa Monica – 1819 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.260.7500




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