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Friday

Enjoy Amazing Deals and Street-Side Activations at the Bring Back W. 3rd Street Weekend Event

Chicas Tacos is partnering with Members Only, Bedhead PJs, Ecco Un Poco, Credo, Seoul Mates, Melanie Wine Bar, and SIR Salon to create a festive “deals” weekend for you to rediscover the unique businesses of W. 3rd Street. Start by picking up your “deals” booklet at Chicas (8312 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, 90048) and then proceed to the other businesses to receive the amazing specials. From tacos to curated workouts, gelato, beauty, and bedtime attire, W. 3rd St is where it’s at! Friday – Sunday, 12 – 6:00 pm; W. 3rd Street; Los Angeles, CA 90048; Specials listed below:

  • Chicas Tacos: 50% off for you and a guest + 10% off at any location, forever (must present coupon)
  • Members Only: offering a free class, one-time use
  • Bedhead PJs: offering 30% off full price on one 1 item; buy 3 or more 50% off
  • Ecco Un Poco: BoGo gelato in a cup, limited to one per customer (one-time) and a 10% discount on pints (one-time use)
  • Credo: offering a one-time $10 off coupon for each customer
  • Seoul Mates: Free Bulgogi Taco or Fries with an order of $29 or more
  • Melanie Wine Bar: 50% off your dine-in check, one-time use
  • SIR Salon: Free drink and $5 off your cut

The BeachLife Ranch Festival Returns to Redondo Beach

The BeachLife Ranch Festival makes its return to Redondo Beach this weekend. The festival celebrates the cowboy surfer way of life and focuses on Americana/Country/Roots music with amazing bands performing all weekend long. The lineup includes The Lumineers, Hall & Oates, Brandi Charlie, Waylon Jennings, and more. $159+; Friday – Sunday, 11:30 am; 239 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA, 90277. Why drive back and forth to the festival when you can stay at the Portofino Hotel & Marina and take a BeachLife Ranch staycation. The hotel is only a 5-minute walk from the festival grounds and has luxurious rooms with a view, a heated pool and Jacuzzi, and an outstanding signature restaurant, BALEENkitchen. 260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277; 310.421.4195

Clare V. Sample Sale

It’s the Fall and the perfect time to update your wardrobe. Clare V. invites you to add a splash of French-inspired allure to your L.A. look with marked-off bags and trinkets from Clare V.’s weekend Sample Sale. Various prices; Friday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm and Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; 767 S. Alameda St., Suite 134, Los Angeles, CA

Celebrate National Guacamole Day at These L.A. Restaurants

In honor of National Guacamole Day, Rubio’s is giving out FREE Chips and Guacamole to Rubio’s Rewards members with any order!
  • Encanto: It’s always National Guacamole Day at new Los Feliz restaurant Encanto! Share a delicious plate of Chips, Guacamole & Molcajete (house-fermented) Salsa ($15), made with Hass avocados, onions, and herbs. Pair the shared platter with Encanto’s signature Pork Cheek, Braised Beef, or Rajas on Queso Tacos. Friday, 4:00 pm – 1:00 am; 2121 Hillhurst Ave, Los Feliz, CA 90027; 323.741.0140
  • Gracias Madre West Hollywood: Plant-based favorite Gracias Madre wants you to celebrate National Guacamole Day with summer avocado cocktail, the Slushie (honeydew, avocado, hoja santa, lime, orange liqueur, and cupreata mezcal, $18). Pair the Slushie with Gracias Madre’s fan-favorite Guacamole & Chips ($14) made with avocado, jalapeño, red onion, cilantro, and lime. Friday, 11:00 am – 11:00 pm; 8905 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 323.978.2170
  • Rubio’s: Calling all guac lovers. In honor of National Guacamole Day, Rubio’s is giving out FREE Chips and Guacamole to Rubio’s Rewards members with any order! Simply place your order through the Rubio’s app, or scan your phone at the register. Rubio’s guacamole is made onsite daily, using rich Hass avocados, cilantro, garlic, lime juice, and natural sea salt. Tortilla chips are also prepared daily with a light sprinkling of all-natural sea salt. Free (to Rubio’s Rewards members, with any order); Friday; Various locations and hours
  • SOL Mexican Cocina: SOL Mexican Cocina serves inventive guacamoles, and is ideal for you to enjoy on National Guacamole Day! Choose from the Naked Guacamole (Hass avocado, cilantro & lime with onion, serrano & tomato), Guacamole Granada (naked guacamole topped with pomegranate seeds, green apple, spiced salted peanuts & cotija cheese, with beet chips), and Guacamole Sol (guacamole, mango, tequila, goat cheese, pepitas & cilantro). Friday; Various prices, locations, and hours
  • Solita Tacos + Margaritas: SOL’s little sister concept Solita, is known for its fresh tacos, ice cold margaritas, and the colorful guacamole appetizer, the Guacamole Solita. This mouthwatering dish is served in a delicious, fried tortilla bowl with mango, serrano, tomato, onion & cilantro. Friday; Various prices, hours, and locations
  • Trejo’s Tacos: Known for its bold and modern take on Mexican cuisine, Trejo’s Tacos is the perfect place to celebrate National Guacamole Day. Trejo’s unique Guacamole and Chips ($10) is made with Hass avocados, onion, serrano chiles, pistachios, and cilantro and served with lime zested chips. Here’s a tip, add it as a topping to your Pollo Frito Quesadilla or Carnitas Taco. Friday; Various locations and hours

On Sale Now (9/21): Esters and Little Fatty Host Fried Chicken, Caviar, & Champagne Dinner

Next week, Esters Wine Shop & Bar is hosting a Fried Chicken, Caviar & Champagne Night with Little Fatty Chef/Owner David Kuo. Chef Kuo is preparing platters of his signature Taipei Hot Chicken with shiso green goddess dressing, sesame coleslaw, and mini scallion buns, with the option to add caviar for extra decadence. Pair your meal with one of Esters’ favorite Champagnes—Bereche et Fils ‘Vielles Vignes’ Brut Reserve NV for $30/glass. There are only 50 platters available, so reservations are strongly encouraged. $22+; Wednesday (9/21), 6:00 pm; 1314 7th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.899.6900

Esters Wine Shop & Bar is hosting a Fried Chicken, Caviar & Champagne Night with Little Fatty Chef/Owner David Kuo.

On Sale Now (9/28): Experiential Garrison Brothers Whiskey Dinner Takeover at The Wayfarer DTLA

The Wayfarer DTLA is teaming up with Texas Bourbon distillery Garrison Brothers for a whiskey dinner and tasting at the hotel. The DTLA boutique hotel will host a one-of-a-kind experience held across the property’s 12 floors – from the sexy rooftop to the underground whimsical basement bar Lilly Rose. Your ticket includes the Tiki Old Fashioned welcome cocktail, a three-course dinner with Garrison Brothers Whiskey Pairings at Gaslighter Social Club (Baked Mac and Cheese, Fried Green Tomatoes with buttermilk dressing, Collard Greens w/ Potlikker, Pickle Brined Fried Chicken, Smoked Brisket, Bourbon Pecan Pie & Banana Bread Pudding) and ending with a nightcap in Lilly Rose. $110; Wednesday (9/28), 7 – 10:00 pm; Beginning on The Rooftop at The Wayfarer DTLA, 813 Flower St., Los Angeles, CA 90017 

Saturday

Los Angeles Beer Festival

The 14th annual Los Angeles Beer Festival returns this weekend to the Los Angeles Center Studios. L.A.’s largest craft beer festival features 200 beers from over 80 breweries, live bands, music from Power 106, food trucks, and more! Cheers! $50 – $90; Saturday, 12 – 8:00 pm; Los Angeles Center Studios – 1201 W. 5th St., #T-110, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Corey Helford Gallery Presents Messy Desk in the Cloudy Wonderland

The Corey Helford Gallery Presents Messy Desk in the Cloudy Wonderland. From the mind of Hong Kong-based Jane Lee, aka Messy Desk, Messy Desk in the Cloudy Wonderland is filled with joyful animals and characters displaying happy faces between buildings and rainbows. Messy Desk’s art is full of emotional stories, and her paintings have been exhibited in China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Poland, the UK, and the U.S. Free; Saturday, 7 – 11:00 pm (opening reception) and Tuesdays – Saturdays, 12 – 6:00 pm (regular hours through 10/22); 571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033; 310.287.2340

The Corey Helford Gallery Presents Messy Desk in the Cloudy Wonderland.

Museum Day Gives Free Tickets to the GRAMMY Museum and Other Museums in L.A.

It’s Museum Day, and the Smithsonian Magazine is allowing you to visit selected museums for free. The one-day event includes museums and cultural institutions across Los Angeles, including the GRAMMY Museum, the California African American Museum, the Pasadena Museum of History, and more. Free downloaded ticket per email address; Saturday

It’s Museum Day, and the Smithsonian Magazine is allowing you to visit selected museums for free. The one-day event includes museums and cultural institutions across Los Angeles, including the GRAMMY Museum.

OMAMImini Hosts Hearts for Ukraine Fundraiser

Support the victims of the Ukraine with a fundraiser hosted by Childrenswear retailer OMAMImini. The event features the debut of the OMAMImini’s “Light Always Wins” collection, in addition to a movie screening, live music, limited edition Ukrainian post stamp raffle, drinks and bites, a meet and greet with the designer and creative team behind the production, and plenty of entertainment for the kids. All profits will be donated to Hearts for Ukraine. Free (donation based) with RSVP; Saturday, 7 – 11:00 pm; ROW DTLA – 767 S. Alameda St., B2 Rooftop, Los Angeles, CA 90021

The Sound of Music Sing-A-Long at The Hollywood Bowl

“Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start…” The Hollywood Bowl welcomes you to the annual Sing-A-Long Sound of Music. Come dressed in costume and get ready to sing your heart out to the beloved soundtrack from Maria and the von Trapps. $30+; Saturday, 5:30 pm (doors open), 6:00 (pre-show and costume contest), and 7:30 pm (show); 2301 N. Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068; 323.850.2000

Sunday

Café Gratitude Venice Beach Celebrates 10 Years with Anniversary Party Hosted by Jason Mraz

Join Jason Mraz for an epic celebration of 10 years of mouthwatering vegan food at the Café Gratitude Venice’s 10-year anniversary. Enjoy a day filled with pop-ups by beloved vendors such as NomadicaJuneshineGroundworkand Stretchlab, along with a photo-booth, raffle prizes, tacos from the Gracias Madre’s Taco Cart (for purchase), and much more! $15; Sunday, 12 – 7:00 pm. Stay for the evening and watch as the event transforms into an “after-party” at the bar where the new Wine and Beverage Program and Happy Hour menu, launching across all Café’s on 9/20 will be unveiled; 512 Rose Ave., Venice, CA 90291

Drag Me to Brunch at Loews Santa Monica

Mimosas, brunch, and drag queens. Yes, please! Loews Santa Monica restaurant Blue Streak and Naysha Lopez welcome you to Drag Me to Brunch, a drag brunch featuring some of your favorite stars. Dine on Chicken & Waffles, Egg White Frittata, a Breakfast Burrito, special themed brunch cocktails, and more! $22+; Sunday (Every third Sunday), 11:00 am – 2:00 pm with a 12:45 show time; Blue Streak restaurant at Loews Santa Monica Beach – 1700 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.576.3136

Mimosas, brunch, and drag queens. Yes, please!

Messhall Kitchen Celebrates 10 Years with a Sunday Funday Block Party

Los Feliz favorite Messhall Kitchen celebrates 10 years with a Sunday Funday block party! Come and enjoy free BBQ plates, cocktail specials, games, raffles, a charity dunk tank, and more! Free; Sunday, 5 – 8:00 pm; 4500 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027; 323.660.6377

Mujeres del Maguey w/ RE:Her for L.A. Times Food Bowl

RE: Her is a “national non-profit driven by women and non-binary restaurateurs on a mission to empower and advance women, women of color, indigenous women, LGBTQ+ identifying women, and non-binary food and beverage entrepreneurs by way of innovative platforms.” In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, RE: Her is excited to showcase the tastes and talents of two of its members – Nativo’s Corissa Hernandez, and Todo Verde’s Chef Jocelyn Ramirez, with a four-course savory and sweet tasting. This experience celebrates generational agaves and the women inspired by their flavors. The evening will be filled with mezcal and tequila from Agua del Sol (Reyna Rodriguez – Maestra Mezcalera), El Tesoro (Jenny Camarena – Director of Operations), and Casa San Matias (Carmen Alicia Villareal – Owner). Your meal also includes savory plant-based bites inspired by traditional Mexican dishes. Non-alcoholic tickets are available for those who wish to enjoy the dinner without the tequila and mezcal pairings. $22.50 – $150; Sunday, 6 – 8:00 pm; Nativo – 5137 York Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90042

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