Things to Do in Los Angeles This Week (May 1, 2023 – May 4, 2023)
Coffee and Plants, the 100% plant-based coffee shop from singer, songwriter, and activist Leona Lewis is now open in Studio City. In honor of the opening, the coffee shop and its sponsored plant-based milk partner, Califia Farms, are giving away its new signature Laurel Latte and the fan-favorite Vanilla Latte for FREE ALL WEEK from 6 – 9:00 am! Free; Mondays – Sundays, 6:00 am – 8:00 pm; 12334 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604
The London West Hollywood Launches New Menus for Lunch, Dinner (Including a Dinner Tasting), and Bottomless Brunch
Boxwood, the signature restaurant at the London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills, launches new lunch and dinner menus, including an incredible new dinner Tasting Menu, AND bottomless brunch! These new menus showcase Executive Chef Anthony Keene’s inventive approach to global cuisine. The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills – 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 844.489.9660
- Lunch: Standouts from the new lunch menu include Risotto, Croque Madame Sandwich, and English Toffee Pudding. $32+; Mondays – Sundays, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Dinner: The new dinner menu features a 6 oz. Beef Filet Mignon, Baked Sea Bass, and Roasted Cauliflower Steak. $42+; Mondays – Sundays, 5 -10:00 pm
- Dinner Tasting Menu: The incredible dinner tasting menu includes Dungeness Crab Cake, Maine Scallop, Braised Port Belly, Binchotan-Grilled Wagyu Steak, White European Asparagus, and ends with a Basque-Style Burnt Cheesecake. $78; Mondays – Sundays, 5 -10:00 pm
- Brunch: Brunch lovers can enjoy a luxurious brunch with bottomless cocktails AND food. Unlimited brunch features dishes from the starters, specialties, and dessert section, in addition to endless brunch cocktails. Highlights include the Queso Fundido, Ceviche, Short Rib Hash, Chocolate Brownie, and Mango Mimosas. $82 (bottomless food only) and $110 (bottomless food & drink) (2-hour time limit with a selection of 1 item per course); Saturdays – Sundays, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Discover Los Angeles welcomes you to the spring Dine LA Restaurant Week. Over the next two weeks, hundreds of local Los Angeles restaurants will offer special lunch and dinner menus for dine-in. Please note there are no tickets or passes required to participate; just ask your server for the Dine LA Restaurant Week menu, and enjoy! Various prices and locations; Mondays – Sundays, various hours and locations through 5/12
Australian-owned, Los Angeles-based all-day cafés Great White, has just released its first candle, Daybreak. In an effort to enhance and complement the existing Great White guest experience, co-founders Sam Cooper and Sam Trude originally created Daybreak for the restaurant’s personal use and, due to increasing demand, decided to produce them in a limited quantity. Made with 100% natural coconut soy with notes of birch wood, patchouli, vanilla, sandalwood, amber, and musk, Daybreak is reminiscent of the best parts of summer – a sunset dinner outside on a warm, coastal night or the feeling of warm light coming through in the morning – and is a natural extension of the brand and a unique memento for guests to experience and appreciate beyond Great White’s doors. $45; available online and at the flagship Venice Beach location – 1604 Pacific Ave, Venice, CA 90291; 424.252.9099; Cover Photo Credit: Brecht Van’t Hof
Southern California nonprofit Chrysalis’ “GO ALL IN” Poker Night returns to Los Angeles’ luxury landmark hotel, Fairmont Century Plaza. The spirited Texas Hold-Em fundraising event will help its clients navigate barriers to the workforce, and prepare for, find, and retain employment through Chrysalis’ job-readiness program, individualized supportive services, and paid transitional employment. The annual event will feature a night of competitive play, a buffet dinner, cocktails, a silent auction, and prizes for the first, second, and third chip leaders. Latham & Watkins and Ernst & Young (EY) are returning as Title Sponsors. Since 2016, this event has raised over $650,000. $325+; Wednesday, 6 – 10:00 pm; Fairmont Century Plaza – 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067; 310.424.3030
Singer-songwriter Chlöe (Chloe Bailey) is bringing her sultry sound to the Novo at L.A. Live. Chlöe is best known for her time in the musical duo Chloe x Halle with her younger sister Halle Bailey. The concert presented by Goldenvoice will celebrate the debut of Chlöe’s first solo album, In Pieces. $51+; Wednesday, 8:00 pm; The Novo – 800 W. Olympic Blvd., a335, Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.765.7000
It’s Star Wars Day, and there’s no better place to celebrate than Star Wars-themed pub Scum and Villainy Cantina. For the entire day, Scum and Villainy Cantina will honor the beloved movie franchise with a limited themed food and drink menu and trivia. This event is first come, first served, so arrive early. The first 100 guests will receive commemorative May the 4th Buttons. Please note backpacks or totes are not permitted inside. May the 4th be with you! Free entry with RSVP; Thursday, 10:00 am – 2:00 am; 6377 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028
Cinco de Mayo is on Friday (woo hoo), and people all over Los Angeles are gearing up to enjoy a weekend of Mexican food, drinks, music, games, and more! If you’re looking to celebrate on the town, we’ve got a list of the best LA restaurants, bars, hotels, and cantinas, serving cocktail and food specials and hosting special Cinco de Mayo parties. And for those celebrating from home, check out our list of festive cocktail recipes to serve at your Cinco de Mayo party. So if you love tacos, nachos, burritos, margaritas, mezcal, and tequila, get ready because Cinco de Mayo is almost here!
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s time to show our appreciation for the most important woman in our lives. Finding the perfect gift for Mom can be a daunting task, but fear not, because we’ve got you covered. Our Mother’s Day gift guide is here to help you find a unique and thoughtful present that will make her feel loved and cherished. Whether your Mom is into travel, relaxation, wellness, or sentimental items, we’ve curated a list of the best gifts that will suit any taste and budget. So, sit back, relax, and let us help you make this Mother’s Day extra special.
The Rooftop, the sexy rooftop lounge at DTLA’s The Wayfarer, invites you to the Meet Your Makers series. Each month, food & drink connoisseurs (or those who just want a nice night out on the town!) will have 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. In honor of Cinco de Mayo, The Wayfarer DTLA will continue its Meet Your Makers series with an El Tesoro Tequila Barrel Tasting experience with three specialty cocktails featuring the Private Pacifica El Tesoro barrel, passed appetizers, a take-home souvenir, and the opportunity to meet the makers behind the brand. $104.84; 5/18, 7:00 pm; The Rooftop – 813 Flower Street Los Angeles, CA 90017; 213.285.4400