Los Angeles Weekend Roundup
BALEENKitchen at The Portofino Hotel & Marina has added live music to its fine dining experience. Every weekend the restaurant known for “its light mood and serious food,” will play the best local music the community has to offer. $34+; Fridays – Saturdays, 8 – 11:00 pm; The Portofino Hotel & Marina – 260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277; 310.421.4195
Alaska Thunderf*ck from RuPaul’s Drag Race and Joey McIntrye from New Kids On The Block star in DRAG: The Musical. The musical tells the story of two rival drag clubs that must overcome their differences in order to survive. $59.99 – $99.99; Fridays – Saturdays through 10/15, 6:30 pm (doors), 7:00 pm (show time) and 9:30 pm (doors), 10:00 pm (show time)
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! All October we celebrate Halloween in Los Angeles with haunted houses and hayrides, ghoulish attractions and entertainment at theme parks, pub/club crawls, festivals, scary movie screenings, and more! So Angelenos, grab your costumes and friends because we’ve got your Los Angeles Halloween roundup. Are you ready?!
Brush off your Sunday Best because on 10/29, the Paw Works Animal Rescue hosts the 6th annual Ties & Tails Gala. Paw Works is a nonprofit rescue organization that partners with county and city shelters to give abandoned animals a second chance at life. The theme of this year’s Ties & Tails Gala is Barking Mad, an ode to Alice in Wonderland. The evening features a red-carpet event, cocktail hour, dinner, music, and silent and live auctions. In addition, the gala will be presenting a special award to Emmy and Golden Globe winner Sarah Paulson for her work with animals. $300+; Saturday (10/29); 5 – 10:00 pm; Sherwood Country Club – 320 W. Stafford Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
Local beachside restaurant Playa Provisions welcomes the fall with live music on Saturdays. The laid back eatery owned by Top Chef winner Brooke Williamson and her husband Nick Roberts, welcomes you to “Saturday Sessions.” Enjoy live jazz for brunch with music from GB Entertainment, and more live music after dinner at the bar from singer-songwriters Mocha Chai. Reservations for brunch are highly encouraged. Various prices; Saturdays, 12 – 3:00 pm (jazz brunch) and 10:00 pm – 12:00 am (Mocha Chai), 119 Culver Blvd, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
Vegan Street Fair Nights are back, and the list of vegan vendors is absolute fire. The family-friendly street fair highlights the best of L.A.’s vegan industry in food, beauty, wellness, clothing, and much more. This event has free entry, and fast passes are available for purchase. Free – $120 (fast passes); Saturday – Sunday, 3 – 10:00 pm; 11430 Chandler Blvd, North Hollywood, CA
It’s World Sake Day and Echo Park sake bar OTOTO and sister restaurant Tsubaki are celebrating with a tasting of over 40 different sakes! Chef Charles Namba has curated a tasty list of small bites to accompany your tasting, including bite-sized Katsu Sando, Miso-cured Cream Cheese, and Furikake Popcorn. OTOTO will open for normal dinner service at 5:00 pm and Tsubaki at 5:30 pm. $65; Sunday, 2 – 5:00 pm; OTOTO – 1360 Allison Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90026; 213.784.7930 and Tsubaki – 1356 Allison Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90026; 213.900.4900