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Bark & Brews! Celebrate National Dog Day at Rock & Brews

Wanna treat your furry friend to a tasty meal for National Dog Day? Rock & Brews, the rock-inspired restaurant from the minds of rock icons Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS, has the perfect patio to unwind with your pup. The dog-friendly eatery offers the “Dog Side of The Moon,” a delicious complimentary menu your dog can feast on. Treat your doggie to yummy Grilled Chicken, Bacon, or Burger Patties. Make sure to snap a picture of your pup enjoying the menu and tag the Rock & Brews Instagram using the hashtag #servingthosewhobark. Friday; Various hours at all SoCal locations (excluding airports, casinos, and arenas)

Celebrate, it’s National Dog Day!

Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills Hosts Dog Adoption Day

In honor of National Dog Day, Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is teaming up with 501c3 nonprofit Wagmor Pets for a public adoption event. During the event, guests will be able to meet all kinds of furry friends with the goal of helping them find a furr-ever home! Friday, 12 – 3:00 pm; 8555 Beverly Blvd. (hotel lobby), Los Angeles, CA 90048; 310.278.5444

Diana Ross at the Hollywood Bowl

This weekend the queen of Motown herself, Miss Diana Ross, is performing at the Hollywood Bowl. The legendary diva will be singing hits like “I’m Coming Out,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” and “Stop in the Name of Love,” in addition to songs from her new album Thank You. $77+; Friday – Saturday, 8:00 pm; 2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90068; 323.850.2000

Last Chance to Experience Valley Fright Nights, L.A.’s First Ever Summer Horror Event

Calling all horror fans! This weekend is your last chance to experience Valley Fright Nights, L.A.’s first ever Summer horror event. Get ready for 100,000 square ft. of thrills and frights with three terrifying haunted houses, scare zones, food trucks, and horrifying fun! Please note no costume masks are allowed. $49 – $89 (use promo code FRI44 to save $5 on Friday night); Friday – Sunday, 8:00 pm – 12:00 am; Pierce College – 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Last chance to experience Valley Fright Nights

Txotx Cider Party at Benny Boy Brewing

Benny Boy Brewing invites you to a fantastic cider event. The Spanish-inspired Sidra cider has been aging for two months and is ready to be tapped! In celebration, Benny Boy is throwing a Txotx Party – a special toast that takes place in the Basque cider houses when the new cider is ready to be tasted! Pair your cider with tasty Spanish/Basque food from Baserriko Peppers. The first pours will be at 2:00 pm and will go until the barrel runs out. $35 (at the door); Saturday, 2 – 5:00 pm; 1821 Daly St. Los Angeles, CA 90031

Summer Taste Series at Jean-Georges Beverly Hills

Jean-Georges Beverly Hills, the signature restaurant at the Waldorf Astoria, is hosting a second cooking class and dining experience as a part of the Summer Taste Series. The intimate live demonstration showcases two signature Summer dishes, led by Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills’ executive chefs. The first dish presented will be Seared Hamachi, taught by Executive Chef, Peleg Miron. The second dish demonstration will be Ricotta Gnocchi, led by Executive Sous Chef, Alan Chang. After the cooking tutorials, dine on a decadent 3-course lunch and succulent summer cocktails. $95 (per person); Saturday, 11:00 am; Waldorf Astoria – 9850 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; 310.860.6666

Closing Reception for Art Exhibit Color Fields LA, an Immersive Escape Into Color

Artist Brian Zamora and Blush Studios invite you to the closing reception for Color Fields LA. This immersive 10,000 sq. ft. exhibition explores “color theory through light, shape, form, movement, technology, and self.” The show is designed to stimulate your senses and, “leave you with a new appreciation for colors and a deeper understanding of what their combinations can do.” Say farewell to this exhibit with a fabulous social event featuring yummy taco trucks and music. Free; Saturday, 12 – 10:00 pm; Blush Studios – 147 North Mission Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90033; 323.685.8550

Prosperity Market Pop-Up Farmers Market

August is coming to a close, which means the month-long Black Business Scavenger Hunt from Prosperity Market is also ending. Throughout August, you’ve followed the clues and earned points by visiting and promoting black businesses. Today, Prosperity Market, a roving farmers market spotlighting Black farmers, food producers, and chefs, will reward the participants with the most points at the Prosperity Market’s Pop-Up Farmers Market. The day includes a live DJ, photo booth, delicious food, wellness products, fashion & retail, hand-crafted goods, and prizes! Saturday, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm; Obama Sports Complex (Rancho Cienega Recreation Center) – 5001 Obama Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016

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 ladies Marina Quintero and Jackie Gold are back to bring you a laugh-out-loud lineup with killer whiskey specials. Free; Saturday, 7:00 pm; The Good Nite – 10721 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, CA; 818.505.3887

Get ready to laugh at the Whiskey N Donuts Comedy Show

Wellness Sunday at TruFusion West Hollywood

TruFusion, the WeHo fitness sanctuary with five studios under one roof, welcomes you to a Sunday Funday wellness day. Wellness Sunday begins with a restorative IV Drip and Vitamin B-12 injections. Next, embark on an amazing Breathwork Class, before ending the wellness session with rejuvenating Ice Plunges. Please contact TruFusion directly for rates and to book your spot. Sunday, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm; 900 N. La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038; 323.238.4970




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