Things to Do in Los Angeles This Weekend (May 12, 2023 – May 14, 2023)
Lemon Grove, the stunning rooftop restaurant atop The Aster Members’ Club and Hotel in Hollywood, is so pleased to unveil their brand new spring/summer menu. The new dishes bring a fresh, vibrant selection of options that feature locally sourced produce and seasonal California ingredients to create unique dishes such as the Duck Roulade, Beet Trio, and gorgeous Salmon Crudo. $29+; Wednesdays, 4 – 10:00 pm, Thursdays – Friday, 4 – 11:30 pm, Saturdays, 11:00 am – 11:30 pm; Sundays, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; The Aster – 1717 Vine St, Los Angeles, California, 90028; 323.962.1717
The biggest drag party is back! Rupaul’s DragCon LA is here and bringing performances, panel discussions, live podcasts, photo ops, exclusive shopping experiences, and your favorite international queens and megastars! $50+; Friday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Los Angeles Convention Center – 1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.741.1151
Tonight, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra comes to the Walt Disney Concert Hall to bring the spine tingling music from Psycho to life. Ranked by AFI as one of the top 5 greatest film scores of all time, the orchestra will accompany the classic film as it plays on the big screen. $75 – $159; Friday, 8:00 pm; 111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012; 323.850.2000
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!
Danny Trejo, and renowned author, chef, and Guelaguetza co-owner, Bricia Lopez, are coming together at Trejo’s Tacos Santa Monica to celebrate the recent release of their anticipated cookbooks for a joint cookbook signing. Danny Trejo will be signing his cookbook, Trejo’s Cantina: Cocktails, Snacks & Amazing Non-Alcoholic Drinks from the Heart of Hollywood and Bricia Lopez will be signing her cookbook, Asada: The Art of Mexican-Style Grilling. Both cookbooks will be available for purchase at Trejo’s Santa Monica and guests are welcome to bring their previously purchased copies of their books for the authors to sign. Free entry; Saturday, 1 – 3:00 pm; 316 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.393.0622
After two years of virtual events, the Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers (BADWest) announces the in-person return of its 16th annual signature fundraising event – Day of Black Docs. The day showcases four documentaries about the Black experience made by Black creatives, plus Q&As with the filmmakers moderated by critic Tim Cogshell. The films include a bizarre and complex story about the ‘racist trees’ of Palm Springs; an investigation of the complexities of the US parole process; a career retrospective of pioneering Black model Bethann; and a heartwarming story of the friendship between two women training for the National Senior Games. $15+; Saturday, 12 – 5:00 pm; American Film Institute (AFI), Mark Goodson Theater – 2021 N Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027; 323.856.7600
Superstar hip-hop legend Lil Wayne is back in LA for a concert at the Wiltern. I’ve seen Lil Wayne twice, and let me tell you, he delivers an AMAZING show filled with high octane energy. $350+; Saturday, 7:00 pm; 3790 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010; 213.388.1400
Los Angeles is celebrating Mother’s Day with special brunch and dinner menus. So treat Mom to a luxurious meal with good food, cold cocktails, and love.
Mother’s Day is today, 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
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
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