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Black Angus Announces Free Gas Cards, Discounted Meals, and Longer Hours for Economic Relief

America’s beloved steakhouse is doing its part to contribute to Economic Relief. For the next week, Prime Club Members will get a $10 gas card when they spend $50 or more! The restaurant is also offering discounted meals. Through September 1st, you can purchase Ranch Hand Plates, a discounted dinner plate for the working man and woman. Choose between Grilled Ribeye Steak or Grilled Salmon along with Broccoli and Wild Rice. Black Angus is also extending its hours to accommodate those working long days. Each location will now be open until 10:00 pm Mondays – Saturdays and 9:00 pm on Sundays. $20.22; Various hours and locations

Dunkin’ Marks Expansion with Next Generation Store at USC Medical

Dunkin’ is excited to announce the opening of its latest next-generation location near USC Medical. The new 1,100-square-foot store features a modern atmosphere with state-of-the-art technologies. This store of the future is designated as a DD Green Achievement restaurant™, which saves 25% more energy than other Dunkin’ stores. $4+; Mondays – Fridays, 5:00 am – 9:00 pm and Saturdays – Sundays, 6:00 am – 8:00 pm; 2200 Trojan Way, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Plantmade – Health & Wellness Designed for People of Color

Shaun Nzeribe, the founder of wellness company Plantmade, set out on a mission to “Redefine the relationship between people of color and the world of health & wellness…. (Plantmade) seeks to develop a safe space where people of color can heal, innovate, and discover true happiness.” Nzeribe wants to be clear, Plantmade was born to bring wellness to people of color, BUT all are welcome in the Plantmade family. As an advocate for health, Nzeribe understands that wellness starts from within. His line of vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO unique supplements such as Super MultivitaminsApple Cider Vinegar Gummies, and Protein Powders was carefully curated to promote healthy digestion, boost your immune system, increase energy levels, maintain weight loss, support muscle mass, improve skin & hair, and more. But there’s more. Plantmade promotes positive thinking and physical fitness through the Plantmade Wellness Club’s FREE yoga sessions. The high-energy class boosts your confidence through high vibrations, affirmations, and mindfulness. The morning starts with a discussion, followed by a yoga flow before ending with a sound bath and meditation. $14.99+ (Use coupon code HOOPLABLOG for 10% off); Available online for nationwide shipping at Plantmade, and you can find them most Sundays, 11:00 am; Vegan Exchange – 5300 Bakman Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91601

Flora Nero, Launches The World’s First Design-Forward Cannabis Accessories

The future of luxury is here, thanks to Los Angeles-based design house Flora Nero. A pioneer in the cannabis industry, Flora Nero has the world’s first ultra-luxe, design-forward cannabis accessories made from gold and bronze. “Embodying the principles of tradition, design, craftsmanship, aspiration, sustainability, and sensuality, each collection piece is a showpiece, crafted to provide an exceptional cannabis experience, and to be proudly displayed.” $280+ (Available online at Flora Nero)

Mark Your Calendars (Friday, July 29th): Women Under The Influence Screening in Support of Women’s Reproductive Rights at The West Hollywood EDITION

This Friday, Women Under the Influence is hosting a cocktail reception & screening of the Cannes prize-winning film Portrait of a Lady on Fire. The film screening supports women’s reproductive rights, with 100% of proceeds benefitting Swing Left & The National Abortion Fund. After the screening, guests are invited to the hotel’s basement club SUNSET for an evening of music, cocktails, and dancing. $30 – $80; Friday, 7: 00 pm (cocktails), 8:00 pm (screening); The West Hollywood EDITION – 9040 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 310.953.9899

On Sale Now: This Fall the Champions of Magic Tour Heads to Southern California

The Champions of Magic Tour makes its return to So Cal this Fall. The cast will perform two shows that have been described by Access Hollywood as “tremendous.” The evening will be filled with interactive illusions, an escape from Houdini’s water torture cell, a jaw-dropping levitation high above the stage, and more mind-blowing magic from some of the greatest magicians in the world. $49; September 30th – October 1st, 7:30 pm; City National Grove of Anaheim – 2200 E. Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806


Final Week to See Broadway Musical Hit Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen, the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical leaves Los Angeles this Sunday. With music by songwriters Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, the team who brought you La La Land and The Greatest Showman, Dear Evan Hansen is more than a musical, it’s a “deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.” Get ready to cry tears of joy as you realize you are not alone and #youwillbefound. $69+; Ahmanson Theatre at The Music Center – 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012; 213.628.2772


Western Wednesdays at A+O Restaurant | Bar

Yee haw! Premiere waterfront oasis, Balboa Bay Resort, and signature restaurant A+O welcome you to Western Wednesdays. The weekly Western affair features a tasty BBQ station of Texas Style BBQ Spare Ribs, Tomato Braised Collard Greens, Potato Salad, Smoked Whiskey Cocktails, and more! $32+; Wednesdays, 6 – 10:00 pm; Balboa Bay Resort – 1221 West Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, CA 92663; 949.645.5000

Whiskey Documentary Screening + Interactive Tasting at Lilly Rose

Lilly Rose, the whimsical underground lounge at the Wayfarer DTLA, invites you to a private screening of the documentary The Water of Life, followed by an interactive whiskey tasting experience. Lilly Rose is the lounge “where bizarre meets beautiful,” and is the perfect setting to learn about the Bruichladdich Distillery and the whiskey-making process. $25; Wednesday, 7:30 – 10:00 pm; The Wayfarer DTLA – 813 Flower St., Los Angeles, CA 90017; 213.285.4400




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