Los Angeles Weekly Roundup
albertz benda and Friedman Benda welcome you to view their shared art and design gallery in the heart of West Hollywood. Located steps from the famous Chateau Marmont, the shared gallery currently features two thought-provoking exhibits that will close on 3/18. Free; Tuesdays – Saturdays (through 3/18), 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; 8260 Marmont Lane, Los Angeles, CA 90069
- albertz benda Los Angeles Presents the Group Exhibition Do You See Me: This is the last week to view group exhibition Do You See Me at albertz benda art gallery. The group exhibition features a brilliant sextet of young artists, including Dustin Harwood, Lanise Howard, Larissa De Souza, Natalie Wadlington, Robert Peterson, and Sydnie Jimenez. Via each artist’s chosen medium, this ensemble show represents the ongoing curiosity surrounding identity through painting, sculpting, and collage. In addition, the sextet employs a powerful imagination to investigate their own subjectivities while embracing the embodiment of trying to advance social, political, and theoretical concerns.
- Friedman Benda Los Angeles Presents Ebitenyefa Baralaye’s Making Space: Tracing Tomorrow: Ebitenyefa Baralaye’s solo debut, titled, Making Space: Tracing Tomorrow, will close at Friedman Benda next weekend. The calculated and intuitive show offers viewers a look into Baralaye’s exploration of the Black Diaspora through a collection of contemporary works by the ceramicist. Presenting three distinct bodies of work, the exhibition reflects Baralaye’s personal negotiation of and concern with the fragmented and transitional presence of the Black diaspora. The up-and-coming artist explores cultural, spiritual, and material forms, texts, and symbols interpreted through a diaspora lens and abstracted through an extensive education in craft and design.
Huckleberry Bakery and Café is cooking and baking up a variety of new offerings for supper that are hot and ready to eat right away on-site or take home, as well as some fun, comforting dishes made-to-order from the kitchen. The team is excited to become the early evening destination for the community, where you can pop by for a quick snack or meal with the kiddos, enjoy a casual dinner over a glass of wine with friends, grab something to-go, or stock up on gourmet provisions. The menu strikes a nice balance between nourishing, farmers’ market-driven food you could eat daily with more indulgent fare with a variety of hot and cold prepared foods, like Braised Brisket with caramelized onions & carrots, and Seared Salmon with winter citrus, toasted coconut, peanuts & Fresno chilies, alongside vibrant, seasonal sides, such as Tandoori Cauliflower, Cucumber & Herb Salad and more. Dishes made-to-order include Garden Fresh Vegetable Wraps with fife, quinoa, avocado, red pepper, feta & broccolini, Fried Chicken Sandwiches, and Executive Chef Catie Randazzo’s incredible Smash Burger with special sauce, housemade pickles, shaved red onion & Little Gem lettuce on a Milo + Olive brioche bun. On Fridays, enjoy Fried Chicken Plates (for 1, 2, or 4 people) with traditional sides, like collard greens, mac & cheese, mashed potatoes, and more. For kids, there are Plain Cheeseburgers, Organic Chicken Fingers, and Grilled Cheese. For the those with a sweet tooth, Pastry Chef/Partner Laurel Almerinda is piling the pastry case HIGH with the cutest corn-shaped Cornbread filled with honey butter or jalapeño honey butter, Red Velvet Layer Cakes, Monkey Bread, Chocolate Pudding, Lemon Bars, “Hostess with the Mostess” Cupcakes, Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Oatmeal Date Cookies and lots more. Hungry yet? $16+; Mondays – Fridays, 3 – 6:00 pm; 1014 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica CA 90401; 310.451.2311
The Comedy Store invites you to laugh your butt off with a hilarious lineup featuring Jay Pharoah, Iliza, Tim Dillon, Ron Funches, and Caroline Rhea. 21+ with a 2 drink minimum. $30+; Monday, 8:00 pm; 8433 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 323.656.6225
This summer, the gang’s getting back together. Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Too $hort, Warren G and Berner are heading out on the “High School Reunion” tour, and bringing their bangers to the FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to see all these titans of hip-hip together at one venue. $39+; 8/27, 6:00 pm; FivePoint Amphitheatre – 14800 Chinon, Irvine, CA 92618; 949.988.6800
Caldo Verde is excited to announce that Suzanne Goin and team will partner with acclaimed Rome-based author, television and podcast host, journalist, culinary guide, and educator Katie Parla for a special lunch on 3/17. The special menu highlights the New York Times best-selling author’s most recent release. It also marks the signature restaurant’s first book lunch event as part of an ongoing event series spotlighting chefs, restaurateurs, and food connoisseurs from around the globe that have inspired Goin and Styne throughout the years. The menu features Insalata di Carciofi e Bottarga, Fregola con Arselle (toasted couscous with clams, white wine, garlic rapini), Coniglio all’ Ischitana (braised rabbit in the style of ischia), Torta Caprese + Granita di Mandorla (capri’s flourless almond cake + almond granita), and more Italian delights. $45; Friday (3/17), 11:30 am – 2:30 pm; Downtown LA Proper Hotel – 1100 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.806.1023
LA County High School for the Arts (LACHSA), the number one arts high school in America, is hosting its 6th Annual Future Artists Gala on Saturday, 3/18. The event will take place at the AVALON Hollywood, one of Hollywood’s most historic landmarks, spotlighting special celebrity guests, exciting student performances, exclusive auction items from internationally renowned LACHSA artists, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, cocktails, delectable food, and much more! The Future Artists Gala will feature world-class entertainment by some of the most talented student artists in LA County in music, theatre, cinematic arts, dance, and visual arts. LACHSA alum Corbin Bleu (High School Musical and the Tony-nominated Kiss Me Kate on Broadway) will be the host for the evening. Tony Barbieri from Jimmy Kimmel Live! will serve as live auction host. Tony®, EMMY®, and four-time GRAMMY®-nominated LACHSA alum Josh Groban will be honored with the LACHSA Luminary Award and Warner Bros. Television Group Chairman and CEO, Channing Dungey, will be honored with the LACHSA Arts Advocate Award. This incredible evening will also feature a special performance by LACHSA alum Michael Fitzpatrick of Fitz and the Tantrums. Renowned actor, writer, and LACHSA Foundation Board Member, Melina Kanakaredes is this year’s event producer. The event raises funds to directly support the tuition-free arts education and programming at LA County High School for the Arts. $250+; Saturday, 3/18, 6:30 pm; Avalon – 1735 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.462.8900
SALT invites you to celebrate the creators of some of the top spirits, wines, and brews with the Meet Your Makers Series. Each month, the “Meet Your Makers” series offers the food & drink connoisseurs (or those who just want a nice night out on the town!) the chance to enjoy delicious aperitifs and learn what it takes to create a world-renowned liqueur, wine, and beer. Each event will offer vastly different food offerings paired with the highlighted drink to ensure that epicureans have a unique experience each time. 3/23, and 4/20; 13534 Bali Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292; 424.289.8223
- (3/23): Let the Good Times Be(Gin) with Sipsong Spirits: In honor of International Women’s Month, meet the makers behind Sipsong Spirits, a female-founded brand changing the spirit space. $91.59; 3/23, 7:00 pm
- (4/20): Flights and Bites with Tooth & Nail Winery: Become an oenophile for the evening with tasty treats and pairings, featuring Paso Robles-based Tooth & Nail Wine Company. $104.84; 4/20, 7:00 pm
Mark your calendars! The 6th annual Masters of Taste is approaching. The premier outdoor luxury food and beverage festival will return to the historic Pasadena Rose Bowl on 4/2 with Chef Michael Reed and Kwini Reed as Hosts. Host Chef Michael Reed is a classically trained chef and restaurateur who has spent 19 years as a chef for restaurants across New York and Los Angeles. Today, Chef Reed is the co-owner and Executive Chef behind two Los Angeles restaurants, Poppy + Rose of Downtown Los Angeles and Anaheim’s Poppy & Seed. In addition to the two concepts, Chef Reed and his wife and co-owner, Kwini Reed, also run an upscale catering company, Root of All Food. 100% of the proceeds will directly benefit Union Station Homeless Services, a non-profit organization celebrating 50 years of providing homeless services and housing for thousands of neighbors. $155 – $225; Sunday (4/2), 3 – 7:00 pm; Pasadena Rose Bowl – 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, CA 91103; 626.791.6677