Things to Do in Los Angeles This Weekend (April 28, 2023 – April 30, 2023)
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; Friday – 5/12
A.O.C. debuts a new cocktail menu crafted by Ignacio Murillo to welcome the changing spring produce and warmer temperatures. In addition to the full bar of premium and classic cocktails, the specialty drinks at both 3rd Street and Brentwood locations include Kingdom (Suntory Toki Whiskey, House Strawberry Aperitivo, Rhubarb Bitters & Orange), Sugar Daddy (Gin, Lime Juice, Sugar Snap Pea Syrup & Kiwi Puree), The Fulton (Bourbon, Lemon Juice, Oat & Banana Syrup), Ruta Oaxaca (Mezcal, Tequila, Lime Juice, Pineapple & Opal Basil) and the Molcajete (Tequila, Lime Juice, Cilantro-Avocado Syrup, Orange Juice & Jalapeño Juice). $18 -$19; Various hours at the 3rd Street and Brentwood locations
Los Angeles’ iconic award-winning craft cocktail bar, The Roger Room, presents ten new cocktails, including their new Martini Menu, to ease out of the winter blues. After weeks of rain, Angelenos are out and about enjoying the sights and fragrances brought by California’s Superbloom this spring. Some of these elements inspire the new collection of drinks at The Roger Room, designed to keep you refreshed all season. Roger Room’s Jared Miesler explains, “The spring menu is a collection of new drinks with a strong backbone that highlights light and fresh flavors. And martinis are so popular at the Roger Room, we figured it would be cool to create a standalone Martini Menu with some classic, some creative, and lots of savory flavors.” Highlights include Strawberry Fields Forever (Pox, Strawberry Maple Syrup, Lemon, Mint, La Fee Absinthe), Trinidad Killer (Rittenhouse Rye, Angostura Bitters, Orange Juice, Lemon, Cream of Coconut), and the Bloody Mary Martini (Serrano-Infused Luksusowa Vodka, Roger Room House-Made Bloody Mary Mix, Can also be made with Tanteo Habanero-Infused Tequila). $16 – $25; Mondays – Fridays, 6:00 pm – 2:00 am; Saturdays, 7:00 pm – 2:00 am; and Sundays, 8:00 pm – 2:00 am; 370 La Cienega Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90048; 310.854.1300
Auberge Resorts Collection debuts Camp Auberge, a new series of highly curated summer trips with a host of nostalgia-inducing experiences for multiple generations. In anticipation of a summer in which families want to vacation longer together, these four- to seven-day itineraries maximize the joy of family time and leave the planning to Auberge. Various prices and availability
Planning your summer vacation? Exploring California is an unforgettable experience, with endless opportunities for adventure and discovery, many of which are within a few hours’ drive of the main metropolitan areas – San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego. From the sun-kissed beaches of Southern California to the rugged coastline of Big Sur, the state is home to a diverse range of landscapes and destinations. So whether you’re looking to hike through California’s national parks, indulge in world-class cuisine, or simply soak up the laid-back California lifestyle, there’s something for everyone. With its year-round sunshine, stunning scenery, and endless possibilities for exploration, California truly has it all.
Here in LA, booze and brunch go together like peas and carrots. Whether you want Waffles, Eggs, or Avocado Toast, nothing complements your meal like an ice-cold cocktail, especially if that glass is endless. But where can you find these brunches with bottomless cocktails and tasty bites? Don’t stress; I got you. I’m here to give you a list of the best bottomless brunches in Los Angeles. So all you have to do is grab a cute brunch outfit and your date, and get ready to indulge in fun, good food, and drinks. Cheers!
Beverly Hills’ celebrity-packed and vibrant dining hot spot TATEL Restaurant is taking strides to be the city’s best brunch in 2023. TATEL recently launched a new weekend brunch menu featuring 17 new dishes, including 12 of its tastiest treasures, now offered in tapas-style tradition. The new Tapas & Brunch menu crafted by newly minted Chef Marva Desimone features a varied selection of authentic Spanish tapas alongside a handful of quintessential American brunch dishes, trendy cocktails, and sangria. Star dishes include Andalusian Gazpacho, Ensaladilla Rusa (a potato salad with shrimp and tuna), Tortilla Espanola (a traditional Spanish Omelet), Croquetas de Jamón Ibérico, Croquetas de Maiz, and Gambas al Alijio (wild-caught shrimp with garlic, extra virgin olive oil and guindilla peppers). For those craving an American-style meal, the menu rounds out with Avocado Toast, French Toast, Steak and Eggs, a Spinach and Mushroom Omelette, and a Smoked Salmon Bagel. Pair your brunch with Sparkling Wine, Aperol Spritz, Espresso Martinis, Mimosas, Bellinis, Mojitos, and the star of the cocktail program, Sangria. $11+; Saturdays – Sundays, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm; 453 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; 310.651.8553
This weekend, Santa Anita Park combines two of America’s favorite things: hot wings and horse racing. Bring your appetite, dine on tasty wings, and hopefully win some money! $35 – $55 (minimum of 2 and maximum of 12); Saturday, 12:00 pm; Santa Anita Park – 285 W Huntington Dr., Arcadia, CA 91007; 626.574.7223
Calling all pizza lovers, Pizza City Fest is here and ready to make your mouths water. Started by 13-time James Beard Award-winning food reporter Steve Dolinsky, Pizza City Fest aims to showcase LA’s “unsung pizza artisans, educate and inform the public on how to make a better pizza at home, and highlight what goes into great pizza.” The lineup includes 40 unique pizzerias from Santa Barbara to San Diego, ranging in styles from Sicilian, artisan, Neapolitan, Detroit, and L.A. style. Yummy! $95+; Saturday – Sunday, 12 – 5:00 pm; The Event Deck at L.A. LIVE – 800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015; 877.237.8425
Melanie Wine Bar, West 3rd Street’s neighborhood wine bar, has announced its spring Melanie Talks Wine lineup of intimate, conversational wine tasting classes! Lead by Melanie Wine Bar’s wine director and locally beloved expert sommelier, Austin Ferrier, and lead sommelier Stephen Sherry, Melanie Talks Wine invites wine novices and enthusiasts to explore the history and winemaking methods behind unique and familiar wine varietals from around the globe. Each event in the series features themed wine talks and tasting experiences focusing on specific wine varietals or regions. Continuing its goal to transform the traditional wine culture from one of intimidation to an approachable experience, Melanie Talks Wine will celebrate curiosity amongst guests and encourage conversations about wine, all while pouring tastings over complimenting Cheese and Charcuterie. Cheers! $75; Saturday (theme: Sonoma), 5/13 (theme: Alsace), and 5/27 (theme: Oregon), 4 – 5:00 pm; 8310 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048; 323.592.3390
Endlessly-inventive sculptor, Misha Kahn, is pleased to announce his riveting new exhibit, STAGED, opening today at Friedman Benda Los Angeles. A master of his craft, Misha will be debuting a show that represents a sense of personal acceptance coupled with the love of one’s own chaos. Set in a 2,800+ sq. ft home, better known as Friedman Benda Los Angeles, Misha will carefully tie a variety of creative explorations together that he has carefully accumulated over the years. Misha Kahn is best known for his unique process, which flows fluidly between hand sketching, watercolor painting, clay sculpting, and virtual reality design-pinballing. Originally from Duluth, Minnesota, Misha’s work currently lives in many private collections and hotels, as well as Dior stores and an underwater sculpture garden for a resort in the Maldives. The show will include pieces such as the Ammonoid Delta chair, Pig of the Earth sofa, and Hold the Line lamp. Free; Tuesdays – Saturdays, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm (through 6/2); 8260 Marmont Lane, Los Angeles, CA 90069; 212.239.8700
Iconic singer Willie Nelson is turning 90 and celebrating by headlining a two-night show at the Hollywood Bowl. The show features an all-star lineup, including Sheryl Crow, Miranda Lambert, Dave Matthews, Neil Young, Snoop Dogg, Chris Stapleton, and more. $338+; Saturday, 7:00 pm and Sunday, 6:30 pm; Hollywood Bowl – 2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068; 323.850.2000
Coffee and Plants, the 100% plant-based coffee shop from singer, songwriter, and activist Leona Lewis opens today in Studio City. The first 20 guests who purchase a coffee will receive a free Hoya Heart planted in Coffee and Plants’ signature pink pot. Various prices; Coffee and Plants opens today at 9:00 am, with regular hours of operation, Mondays – Sundays, 6:00 am – 8:00 pm; 12334 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604
Get ready to indulge in Benny Boy Brewing’s first-ever crawfish boil, presented in partnership with Craw Daddy Boiler. Enjoy authentic Louisiana crawfish, gulf shrimp, andouille sausage, and California produce – all boiled to perfection with signature spice blends and Cajun remoulade. Your ticket includes one beer or cider and one meal. Guests must be 21+, and valet parking is available. $50; Sunday, 2:00 pm; 1821 Daly St, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Southern California nonprofit Chrysalis’ “GO ALL IN” Poker Night will return on 5/3 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+; 5/3, 6 – 10:00 pm; 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067; 310.424.3030
Santa Monica’s most iconic hotel, Shutters on the Beach, has partnered with FACEGYM, the cult facial fitness brand, to celebrate FACEGYM’s new store opening on Santa Monica’s charming Montana Avenue. Tickets include a full-face masterclass workout plus the best-selling Full Face Sculpt Kit worth $105. Limited spots are available, so run, don’t walk – this is one event you cannot miss! And the best part, Shutters on the Beach + FACEGYM have launched a giveaway to include a one-night stay for 2 at the hotel, overnight parking and F&B credit during the winner’s stay, plus transportation to and from the new FACEGYM Santa Monica studio, a complimentary FACEGYM Signature Sculpt workout for both of you, and a goody bag of FACEGYM’s award-winning skincare and tools! $30; 5/9, 6 – 7:00 pm; Shutters on the Beach – 1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.458.0030
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