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Things to Do in Los Angeles This Week (June 5, 2023 – June 8, 2023)

Jazz Night at Riviera 31 – The Place to Be and to Be Seen, Where the Unexpected Can Happen

Monday nights are for jazz. Every Monday night, Riviera 31 transforms into the jazz mecca of Los Angeles with music by cello Maestro Ryan Cross and his band at the epicenter. Guests can enjoy the best of jazz & blues with exceptional live music and surprise performances from special guests. You never know who may take the stage or be a part of the crowd at Riviera’s Jazz Night. Stevie Wonder, Craig Robinson and Imagine Dragon frontman Dan Reynolds have all come to sing and enjoy the best jazz night in the City of Angels. Enjoy mixology cocktails and delicious bar bites while listening to unforgettable live performances. Seatings are available only with bottle service. To reserve your table, call or text 310.770.1654. Free entry; Mondays, 8:00 pm; Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills – 8555 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048; 310.278.5444

Ultimate Guide to LA Pride & WeHo Pride: Parades, Drag Brunches, Concerts, Pop-Ups, and More!

We’ve got your ultimate guide to LA Pride and WeHo Pride. Show your solidarity and support, and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community with colorful parades, drag brunches, concerts, pop-ups, and more! Love is Love!

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We’ve got your ultimate guide to LA Pride and WeHo Pride.

PARIS AT NIGHT – House Tuesdays at Bootsy Bellows

David Arquette’s decadent nightclub Bootsy Bellows welcomes you to PARIS AT NIGHT, the hottest night for house, EDM, and tech-house music in Los Angeles. Dress to impress for you never know which A-list celebrities may show up to this lavish hot spot. Free (at the door’s discretion) – $50 (fast lane at the door’s discretion); Tuesdays, 11:00 pm – 2:00 am; 9229 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 310.859.1011


Just Dance! It’s Salsa Night at Riviera 31

Hump Day just got a whole lot better, thanks to Riviera 31’s Salsa Night. Every Wednesday, the incredible Angelo Pagan and his band spread their caliente Cuban and Puerto Rican rhythms at the spiciest and sexiest Salsa Night in town. Whether you’re a professional salsa dancer or an enthusiastic beginner, come feel the Latin vibes at Riviera 31! “Discover the night where Marc Anthony and Jamie Foxx come to sing and where Hollywood celebs go to hang out and dance, like E!’s Total Bellas sisters Nikki and Brie Bella, DWTS stars Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and famous couple Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson!” Seatings are available only with bottle service. To reserve your table, call or text 310.770.1654. $20 cover at the door (no cover with tables reservation); Wednesdays, 8:00 pm; Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills – 8555 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048; 310.278.5444

An image of people salsa dancing at Riviera 31.
Riviera 31’s Salsa Nights are hot and spicy. Whether you’re a professional salsa dancer or an enthusiastic beginner, come feel the Latin vibes at Riviera 31!

SoCal’s Most Talented Teens to Perform at The Music Center’s 35th Annual Spotlight Grand Finale

After a yearlong journey to reach The Music Center’s Spotlight Grand Finale, 14 young performers will showcase their artistry on stage in front of a live audience at The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The Music Center’s Spotlight is a free nationally acclaimed performing arts competition, scholarship, and artistic development program for Southern California teens in seven categories: acting, ballet, dance, classical voice, non-classical voice, classical instrumental, and jazz instrumental. Hailing from Arcadia, Huntington Beach, Ladera Ranch, Los Angeles, Murrieta, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rosemead, San Diego, San Marino, Santa Monica, Temecula, and Van Nuys; these high school students bested more than 1,300 applicants for the ultimate experience to perform on stage in front of a live audience and win a $5,000 college scholarship. Free; Thursday, 7:00 pm; The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion – 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012; 213.972.7211

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(6/10): Inaugural Rosé on Rose Wine Fest In Venice Launches on National Rosé Day

Calling all rosé enthusiasts… it’s a triple dose of everything Rosé! The inaugural Rosé on Rose Wine Fest is happening on National Rosé Day in Venice. Grab your rose-colored glasses and raise a glass of delightful blush while raising money for the Venice Family Clinic. Top restaurants and retailers of the eclectic Rose Avenue neighborhood will come together to offer attendees exclusive rosé specials and tastings, gourmet food deals, games, art, music, and a VIP Rosé Garden experience. Enjoy rosé all day while supporting local businesses and experiencing the eclectic Venice vibe that Rose Ave. is known for. Wearing pink is highly recommended! $20 – $60; Saturday, 12 – 7:00 pm; Check-in for General Admission is at 551 Rose. Ct. (Venice Family Clinic parking lot behind Big Red Sun) Venice, CA 90291. Check-in for VIP is at Big Red Sun at 560 Rose Ave., Venice, CA 90291

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Calling all rosé enthusiasts… it’s a triple dose of everything Rosé! The inaugural Rosé on Rose Wine Fest is happening on National Rosé Day in Venice.

(6/11): Sip, Savor & Celebrate The Annual AbilityFirst Food & Wine Festival!

Come celebrate the AbilityFirst Food & Wine Festival presented by CHUBB, a spectacular outdoor gourmet food and drink in-person festival taking place in the stunning gardens at the Historic Laurabelle A. Robinson House in Pasadena. This year’s AbilityFirst Food & Wine Festival will bring 400 guests together for one exquisite evening featuring more than 20 top restaurants, cocktail bars, wineries, breweries, and much more. Some of this year’s AbilityFirst Food & Wine Festival Restaurants and Desserts include Alexander’s SteakhouseBone KettleCasa CordobaChefelle – A Personal Chef & Catering ServiceEl Cholo CaféGale’s RestaurantKensington CaterersPez CantinaPorto’s BakeryRuth’s Chris Steak HouseTam O’ShanterThe GeorgeWe Olive, and many more. Beverages featured include Cocktails and Spirit Tastings from 1886 at The RaymondDulce Vida TequilaEmpress 1908 GinGerlach’sGolden Road BrewingKnox & DobsonKrafted Spirits, San Gabriel’s Ogopogo Brewing, and Pasmosa Sangria along with specially curated Wines and Pasquini Coffee Co. Proceeds from this year’s event directly benefit AbilityFirst’s programs help individuals with developmental disabilities successfully transition from childhood to adult life; providing employment preparation, training, and experience; build social connections and independence; and offer participants and their caregivers an opportunity to refresh and recharge through recreational activities. AbilityFirst’s person-centered programs empower individuals to discover what is important to them in their lives, and to develop the skills that are important for them to achieve their goals. $250+; 6/11, 5 – 8:00 pm; Historic Laurabelle A. Robinson House – 195 South Grand Ave., Pasadena, CA  91105

(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, 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

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No Kid Hungry’s Taste of the Nation helps raise critical funds and awareness to end childhood hunger.

(6/15): LA All-Day Café Great White, Kicks Off Pop-Up Series with Molly Baz

Great White, the beloved all-day café, is excited to announce a pop-up dinner event at their newest location on Melrose. The pop-up features a collaboration with NYT Bestselling Cookbook Author and Chef Molly Baz, to celebrate the spring releases from her wine label Drink This Wine. Molly and Great White’s Executive Chef Juan Ferreiro have collaborated on a special menu featuring Molly’s original recipes alongside her twists on some signature Great White dishes – all designed to pair with the wines, which they’ll be pouring throughout the evening. Various prices; 6/15, 5 – 10:00 pm; 8917 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 424.274.3244

(6/15): The Sounds of the Tribe Summer Concert

Presented by the VBS Annual Concert Series and Distant Cousins, The Sounds of the Tribe summer concert brings together LA’s finest musicians for a night of vibrant and modern Jewish music, live at Valley Beth Shalom! The lineup for the evening includes a large variety of Jewish artists from Los Angeles: Cantor Jacqueline Rafii, Distant Cousins, Moshav Band, Mostly Kosher, and more. $30 – $180 (adults) and $15 – $90 (under 18); 6/15, 6:30 pm; Valley Beth Shalom – 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino, CA 91436; 818.788.6000

(6/16 – 6/18): Kendrick Lamar, Logic, Drake, Lenny Kravitz: Complexions Contemporary Ballet Returns to The Music Center

Complexions Contemporary Ballet returns to The Music Center, LA’s only performing arts center, as part of the 20th dance season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center. The New York-based company, hailed as a “matchless American dance company” by the Philadelphia Inquirer, is led by dance icons Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, who have brought a new, exciting genre to the dance world with their singular approach of reinventing dance and contemporary ballet. Complexions will present a duo of bold works guaranteed to awaken audiences: WOKE is a dynamic one-act ballet featuring the full company and examines humanity in conjunction with the enlightened awareness of today’s generation. A physical reaction to the daily news, WOKE is set to music by recording artists Kendrick Lamar, Logic, Drake, and others. Closing the evening is LOVE ROCKS, set to the Rock ‘n Soul music of GRAMMY® Award-winning singer-songwriter Lenny Kravitz whose lush melodies and retro musical style lay a foundation for passionate storytelling through edgy, athletic, and theatrical movement. Rock meets ballet in LOVE ROCKS! In addition, patrons for the 6/18 dance performance will be invited to attend a pre-show discussion, beginning at 1:00 pm, with the company’s Co-Founders and Artistic Directors Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion’s Stern Grand Hall. $34+; 6/16 – 6/17, 7:30 pm and 6/18, 2:00 pm; The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion – 135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles 90012; 213.972.7211

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Complexions Contemporary Ballet returns to The Music Center with WOKE, a dynamic one-act ballet set to music by recording artists Kendrick Lamar, Logic, Drake, and others.

(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, Qué 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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