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(Things to do in Los Angeles the week of March 27, 2023)

Celebrate National Paella Day at Telefèric Barcelona

Today is National Paella Day, and Telefèric Barcelona is the perfect place to enjoy the tasty Spanish dish. The Barcelona-based restaurant group is known for their traditional-yet-creative Spanish fare, including hearty paellas like the Maine Lobster Paella (freshly caught Maine lobster, gulf shrimp & octopus), Paella Mixta (squid ink, gulf shrimp, scallops, octopus, and clams), and Paella Veggie (seasonal mushrooms, cauliflower, artichokes, seaweed stock), as well as new additions like the Ibérico Pork Paella (acorn-fed pork chop, pork belly, mushrooms). Wash it down with a classic Spanish Gin & Tonic or one of Telefèric’s signature cocktails and you have the perfect National Paella Day meal! $38+; Mondays – Wednesdays, 11:30 am – 9:15 pm, Thursdays – Fridays, 11:30 am – 10:15 pm, Saturdays, 11:00 am – 10:15 pm, and Sundays, 11:00 am – 9:15 pm; 11930 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049; 424.832.7595; (Cover Photo Credit: Abel Rincon)  

An image of Teleferic's Maine Lobster Paella
Today is National Paella Day, and Telefèric Barcelona is the perfect place to enjoy the tasty Spanish dish. This Maine Lobster Paella is simply delicious. Photo Credit: Abel Rincon

The Best of The Eastside; Luminarias Lights Up Happy Hour!

Offering a spread of New American and Latin-influenced sips and snacks that are ideal to indulge in while unpacking the work week, Luminarias is Monterey Park’s hilltop happy hour sanctuary, with its revamped happy hour menu, vast patio, and unmatched views of LA! For local Eastsiders as well as Westsiders looking for a spot to wait out their cross-town commute home, the concept’s Chilled Oysters, Beef Birria Empanadas and Cheese & Charcuterie are the perfect shared plates for you and your afterwork crew to enjoy. Slide that Slack status to “away” and sip one of Luminarias’ discounted $6 specialty cocktails like the picturesque Cute-Cumber featuring vodka, St Germain, lime juice, simple syrup, basil, mint, cucumber and sparkling wine, or the tiki-inspired Rum Away with Me made with rum, passion fruit, luxardo maraschino, coconut and lime. Luminarias’ happy hour offerings are perfectly complemented by the concept’s panoramic views overlooking Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley. Whether you’re dining in the open-air indoor dining room or you’re basking in the sun on the large outdoor patio, Luminarias is the perfect spot to unwind with happy hour to gear up for the weekend this spring and summer! $5+; Wednesdays – Fridays, 4 – 6:30 pm; 3500 W Ramona Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754; 323.268.4177

Cirque du Soleil Presents Corteo

Cirque du Soleil Presents Corteo. The visual spectacle tells the story of Mauro the Clown, and the fantastical way he envisions his burial. Told through jaw-dropping acrobatic acts and music, Corteo will leave fans breathless and and in awe. $50+; Wednesdays – Sundays; Microsoft Theater – 777 Chick Hearn Ct, Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.763.6030


Guest Chef Chris Keyser at AKASHA

Akasha welcomes Chef Chris Keyser for a one-night-only dinner. Guests will be transported to the Italian islands of Sardegna and Sicilia for an evening of delicious small plates and wines. Highlights include Pizza with preserved artichokes, pecorino, and bottarga, Sicilian Timballo for two (deep dish baked pasta wrapped in eggplant, filled with beef, Raghu, ricotta, mozzarella, parmigiana, peas, and nonna’s tomato sauce, Asparagus with lemon & Sardinian olive oil, and Sicilian Cassata Cake$15 – $45; Thursday, 5:30 – 9:30 pm; 9543 Culver Blvd. 90232; 310.845.1700

Lemon Grove Rooftop Bar Announces Moonlight Hour

Lemon Grove restaurant is kicking off Spring with the debut of a brand new Moonlight Hour atop The Aster Members Club and Hotel. Beginning today, hotel guests and the public alike will be able to visit the rooftop for a late-night twist on the traditional happy hour with an offering of discounted menu items and specialty cocktails. Staying true to their casual Californian style, Lemon Grove Bar’s new menu features a curated selection of delicious food items along with unique wine and beer selections to choose from. The menu which features Mixed Mushroom Flatbread, Charcuterie & Cheese, and Banana Cake, focuses on simplicity without losing any of its riveting flavors. Guests can indulge under the moonlight as they admire 360-degree views of Hollywood including the famed Capitol Records building and Hollywood Sign. The recurring soiree will have ambient sounds from exceptional local DJs, as well as creative displays by multi-media artists for attendees to truly feel transported from the urbanity of Los Angeles. $9+; Thursdays – Saturdays, 9:30 – 11:30 pm; The Aster (rooftop) – 1717 Vine Street, Los Angeles, California, 90028

An image of Lemon Grove restaurant atop The Aster Members Club and Hotel
Lemon Grove restaurant is kicking off Spring with the debut of a brand new Moonlight Hour atop The Aster Members Club and Hotel.
Coming Soon

(3/31): Jokes for Jobs: Comedy Store to Benefit Nonprofit Chrysalis

The Comedy Store invites you to JOKES FOR JOBS – a fun night out featuring talented comedians in support of Chrysalis, a Southern California nonprofit changing lives through jobs. 100% of event proceeds will directly fund Chrysalis’ program and services, including their job-readiness program, individualized supportive services, and paid transitional employment. Comedians to perform include Neal Brennan (Netflix, Chappelle Show); Monique Marvez (HBO Max); Darren Carter (The Tonight Show); Chris Spencer (Real Husbands of Hollywood); Felicia Michaels (Showtime, Full House); and Vargus Mason (Comedy Central, HBO). Since 1984, Chrysalis has served more than 77,000 individuals at its six centers and locations throughout Southern California. In 2022, nearly 3,000 Chrysalis clients secured employment while participating in Chrysalis’ program and/or worked a transitional job with the organization’s social enterprise. $25; (2 drink minimum); Friday (3/31); 7 – 9:00 pm; 8433 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 323.656.6225

(4/2): The 6th Annual Masters of Taste

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 (USE CODE HOOPLA FOR $10 OFF); Sunday (4/2), 3 – 7:00 pm; Pasadena Rose Bowl – 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, CA 91103; 626.791.6677

Mark your calendars! The Masters of Taste (the premier outdoor luxury food and beverage festival) will return to the historic Pasadena Rose Bowl on 4/2.

(4/20): SALT’s Boozy Monthly Drink Series: Flights and Bites with Tooth & Nail Winery

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. For example, on 4/20, 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; 13534 Bali Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292; 424.289.8223




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