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Things to Do in Los Angeles This Week (May 15, 2023 – May 18, 2023)

Tiffany Haddish, Craig Robinson, Pete Holmes, Matt Rife, & MORE at the Bourbon Room

Get ready to laugh your butt off tonight because the Bourbon Room invites you to the Whiskey Business comedy show. The night features a lineup of hilarious all-star comics, including, Tiffany Haddish, Craig Robinson, Pete Holmes, Matt Rife, and more. $60 – $100; Monday, 7:00 pm (doors open at 5:00 pm); 6356 Hollywood Blvd, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90028; 213.667.4233


Taco Tuesdays at Trejo’s Tacos, AND it’s Founder Danny Trejo’s Birthday!

Trejo’s Tacos is celebrating more than Taco Tuesday. Today is also founder Danny Trejo’s birthday! Celebrate Danny and enjoy Trejos’ mouthwatering street and regular tacos discounted all day! $2.30 – $3.40 per taco; various hours and locations

An image of Ariel with Trejo's Tacos founder Danny Trejo.
Trejo’s Tacos is celebrating more than Taco Tuesday. Today is also founder Danny Trejo’s birthday!

Legally Blonde Live Show & Party ft. Jan Sport & Julian Cookies

RuPaul’s Drag Race singing sensation Jan Sport and the Bourbon Room welcome you to come out and celebrate the Legally Blonde movie and musical with a fun and hilarious tribute show and party. The musical spectacle stars Tik Tok icon Julian Cookies in the role of Elle Woods and is sure to be an event you don’t want to miss! $25 – $75; Tuesday, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm); 6356 Hollywood Blvd, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90028; 213.667.4233


Bar Lis Piano Nights

Bar Lis, the chic rooftop lounge that captures the iconic spirit and style of the French Riviera, wants you to wind down on Wednesdays with Piano Nights. Starring Dave Schulz, the weekly lineup includes musicians performing memorable classics to modern favorites to sing along to. Free entry; Wednesdays, 7 – 11:00 pm; Thompson Hollywood – 1541 Wilcox Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.410.6210

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Sing along to your favorite songs at Bar Lis’ Piano Nights.

Female Founder’s Night at Benny Boy Brewing

Hosted by Benny Boy Brewing Co-Founder Chelsey Rosetter, Female Founders Night is a quarterly networking event where guests can mingle, build new connections, and hear from a panel of female entrepreneurs about their successes and lessons learned in launching a business. The evening begins with a brewery & cidery tour, followed by a panel discussion and networking. This edition’s panelists include dumpLins Founder Jodi Lin, Camber Co-Founder Mady Maio, Shift Our Ways Collective Co-Founder Stephanie Gomez, and The Solis Space Curator Tyler Faye. Food will be available for purchase from pop-up food vendor Tirzah’s Mexi-Terranean. This event is female-focused but open to all 21+. $15; Wednesday, 6 – 9:00 pm; 1821 Daly St., Los Angeles, CA 90031

Melanie Wine Bar Launches Melanie Burger

Today, Melanie Wine Bar, West 3rd Street’s neighborhood wine and food pairing hotspot, launches Melanie Burger, a daily daytime lunch program offering a flavorful variety of smash burgers and fries. A throwback brand, Melanie Burger taps into childhood nostalgia by serving all orders to-go style in a sack-lunch-inspired paper bag stamped with the restaurant’s familiar fox logo and the guest’s handwritten name. Offering a menu of four different burgers, fries, and their signature Havesum Ranch sauce, each burger is complete with toppings like pepper jack cheese, arugula, onion jam, “melaoili” and pickles served in a potato roll. Our favorite, The Juicy Durrty, stacks high with two patties topped with hand-cut fries and loaded with pepper jack cheese. To accompany the burger, sit down with a glass of wine, a crisp Topo Chico, canned soda, or cold beer in Melanie Wine Bar’s elegant and hip space, or take your lunch to go, whichever best suits your schedule. Available for dine-in, take-out, and delivery, Melanie Burger orders can be placed in advance by visiting$9+; Mondays – Sundays, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm; 8310 W 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048; 323.592.3390


Meet Your Makers Monthly Drink Series Continues at Wayfarer DTLA’s The Rooftop

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; Thursday, 7:00 pm; The Wayfarer – 813 Flower Street Los Angeles, CA 90017; 213.285.4400

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The Rooftop, the sexy rooftop lounge at DTLA’s The Wayfarer, continues its Meet Your Makers series with an El Tesoro Tequila Barrel Tasting experience.
Coming Soon

(5/26 – 5/28): Food as Art Series Debuts at The Aster Members’ Club and Hotel

Following their incredibly successful, three-day multi-course dinner series with Chef Mads Refslund, the Aster Member’s Club and Hotel is pleased to announce the next two participants in their invigorating culinary pop-up series: Food as Art. From 5/26 – 5/28, esteemed Chef Alvaro Clavijo will bring his avant-garde twist on classic Latin American flavors to Los Angeles in the form of a five-course dinner at The Aster. Following Clavijo will be culinary pioneer Chef Najat Kaanache, who will serve her exquisite Moroccan-inspired cuisine from 6/24 – 6/26. $150+; 5/26 – 5/28, and 6/24 – 6/26; 6:00 pm; Lemon Grove (The Aster) – 1717 Vine St., Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.962.1717

(5/27): MAINopoly: A Taste of Main Street Returns to Santa Monica

Throw on those top hats and monocles, the 8th Annual MAINopoly: Taste of Main Street is returning Memorial Day Weekend! This all-ages event is an interactive twist on the classic board game that offers a culinary tasting tour of Santa Monica’s popular Main Street, allowing attendees to exchange “MAINopoly dollars” for tastings at restaurants, bars, and eateries. Stop by the “Go to Jail” VIP Beer Garden and complete your official game board for the chance to win a Taste of Main Street Prize Pack with $1,000+ in prizes. Each ticket includes tastings at 20 locations, including Ashland Hill, Holey Grail Donuts, Alfalfa, JuneShine, Library Alehouse, Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar, Jameson’s Pub, Tavern on Main, The Victorian, Papille Gustative, Pasjoli, Ubatuba Acai, and more! $15 – $450; 5/27, 1 – 5:00 pm; Check-In at The Victorian – 2640 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405

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Throw on those top hats and monocles, the 8th Annual MAINopoly: Taste of Main Street is returning Memorial Day Weekend!

(6/11): No Kid Hungry’s Taste of the Nation Event Returns to LA

No Kid Hungry’s Taste of The Nation is making its highly anticipated return to Los Angeles this June and celebrating 10 years of hosting the event at Media Park in Culver City. Attendees will enjoy exceptional eats and curated drinks from Los Angeles’ top chefs and mixologists – including Jackson Kalb, Shirley Chung, Stephanie Izzard, and Jazz Singsanong – all united to support No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger in California and across the U.S. In addition to the incredible line-up of culinary talents, the afternoon will include live entertainment, games, as well as an interactive scavenger hunt for kids. Taste of the Nation promises a fun-filled day highlighting the vibrancy and generosity of Los Angeles’ culinary community. Los Angeles has no shortage of food events. However, given that 1 in 8 kids in the U.S., and 1 in 7 in California face hunger each day, we’re proud to support No Kid Hungry’s Taste of the Nation which helps raise critical funds and awareness to end childhood hunger. $115+; 6/11, 1 – 4:00 pm; Media Park – 9070 W. Venice Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

An image of three children sitting on the grass.
No Kid Hungry’s Taste of the Nation helps raise critical funds and awareness to end childhood hunger

(6/24): Hollywood Under the Stars Returns to Paramount Pictures Studio Lot

Paramount Pictures invites you to spend an evening under the stars with LA’s top celebrity chefs and restaurants. Hollywood Under the Stars is a preliminary culinary event hosted by Paramount Studios to raise money for St. Vincent Meals on Wheels. The evening features live entertainment and mouthwatering food from such popular LA restaurants as Hank’s, Que Padre, Alexander’s Steakhouse, and Georgia’s Restaurant. $250 – $5,000; 6/24, 6:30 pm; Paramount Pictures – 5515 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038; 323.956.1777




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