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Things to Do in Los Angeles This Weekend (June 2, 2023 – June 4, 2023)

First Fridays: Superheroes at the Natural History Museum

It’s the first Friday of the month, and the Natural History Museum welcomes you to explore the museum after hours with live music, DJs, topical discussions, signature cocktails, pop-up experiences, special NHM collections displays, and more. Today’s theme is Superheroes, and you’re welcome to come as you are or dress as your favorite superhero. Free (members) – $20 (non-members); Friday, 5:00 pm; 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007; 213.763.3466

An image of a man dressed in an Aquaman costume.
It’s the first Friday of the month, and the Natural History Museum welcomes you to their monthly after-hours party. Tonight’s theme is Superheroes and you’re invited to come as you are or dress as your favorite superhero.

La Lo La Rooftop Debuts at AC Hotel Downtown LA

Located 34 stories up above Downtown Los Angeles at AC Hotel, La Lo La Rooftop is the premier destination for tapas, cocktails, and brunch with remarkable wrap-around views of the city. The rooftop designed by Yabu Pushelberg spans almost 4,000 square feet with stunning desert inspired design touches in white, olive, and gray hues. La Lo La Rooftop’s tapas and cocktail offerings are fixed in the AC Hotel’s Spanish roots featuring dishes like Gambas al Ajillo with shrimp, garlic, brandy white wine, lemon, and Ahi Tuna Tostadas with avocado spicy tuna and a radish salsa macha. The rooftop bar and lounge is currently taking reservations via OpenTable. Mondays – Sundays, 5:00 pm – 12:00 am; AC Hotel – 1260 S. Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Rubio’s Launches New Carnitas Celebrating the Summer of Baja

It’s time to celebrate Rubio’s 40th summer — the summer of Baja — beginning with the launch of tender, slow-cooked Carnitas. Guests can enjoy the new, bold Baja-inspired Carnitas Macha Two Taco Plate, Carnitas Macha Bowl & Carnitas Macha Burrito. Guests can also get the carnitas on any of their favorites, as a substitute for chicken or steak. For example, choose carnitas on the Burrito Especial or Street Tacos, or atop the California Bowl. Rubio’s Summer of Baja also features Baja Weekends. Through Labor Day weekend (9/3), guests can enjoy $3 alcohol and FREE chips with any drink purchase. This offer is for dine-in only, Thursdays – Sundays, after 3:00 pm. Rubio’s Baja Weekends encourages guests to come in and enjoy a relaxing happy hour, or dinner on Rubio’s patios, while enjoying FREE chips and cold beers. Plus, Rubio’s is offering new refreshing beverages — Mango Lime Agua Fresca, Jarritos Pineapple, Mandarin and Mineragua, and a new ready-to-drink Seaborn Margarita. Various prices, hours, and locations

An image of Rubio's Street Tacos with Carnitas.
Substitute Carnitas in your next order of Street Tacos from Rubio’s.

TATEL Beverly Hills’ Newly Minted Chef Desimone Launches Dinner Menu Offering a Tour of Southern European Taste

Celebrity-backed dining hotspot TATEL Beverly Hills is taking steps to impress with the arrival of Chef Marva Desimone and her new menu featuring classic and refreshed staples from Spain and Southern Europe. Schooled in Israel and touting Bestia’s Ori Menashe as one of her culinary heroes, it’s not surprising TATEL’s new chef is inspired by, and passionate about, cuisine which celebrates the treasures from the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea.  Chef Marva’s new dishes showcase the simple, clean flavors and presentation you would find in Spain, the south of France, and other sunny destinations in southern Europe. Marva has added a Traditional Spanish Gazpacho, along with three new salads, including the Abuela’s Ensalada with radish, red onion, Campari tomatoes, cucumbers, Tassos olives, sumac, and yogurt; the “Opengarden” Salad of little gem, arugula, endive, red onion and walnut vinaigrette; and her spin on a classic Caesar Salad with zhuzh-ed up bread crumbs and tarragon. Other additions to the appetizer menu include Steak Tartare; gluten-free Fried Cauliflower, Fried Calamari, Boneless Short Rib Paella, and Grilled Whole Branzino. $42+; Dinner is served: Sundays – Wednesdays, 5 – 11:00 pm, Thursdays, 5:00 pm – 12:00 am, and Fridays – Saturdays, 5:00 pm – 2:00 am; 453 N Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; 310.651.8553

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!

An image of people at a Pride parade.
We’ve got your ultimate guide to LA Pride and WeHo Pride.

27th Annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show is Returns to The Original Farmers Market

The 27th annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show returns to The Original Farmers Market with the theme, Wonderful Wagons: A tribute to woodies and all the great family haulers. All are welcome to learn about these automobiles and how they offered newfound freedom to explore the open roads and discover marvelous places from coast to coast. Load up the family and hit the road to celebrate.  More than 70 wonderful wagons and a variety of American classics will be on display. Free entry; Saturday, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm; The Original Farmers Market – 6333 W. Third St., Los Angeles, CA 90036

18th Annual LAWineFest

Calling all wine lovers! The 18th annual LAWineFest is back! The two-day event features wines, beer, and spirits from across the globe, alongside food trucks, music, and pop-up boutiques. Proceeds benefit the Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club. $80+; Saturday, 2 – 6:00 pm and Sunday, 1 – 5:00 pm; 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802

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Calling all wine lovers! The 18th annual LAWineFest is back!

The Best Bottomless Brunches in Los Angeles

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!

A photo of Ariel with food and a mimosa for brunch at Blaqhaus
Love brunch and cocktails? I’ve got a list of the best bottomless brunches in Los Angeles, like this one at Blaqhaus in NoHo. Cheers!

Benny Boy Brewing and Biite Host A Taste of Barbecue Showdown with ZEF BBQ

Benny Boy Brewing, in partnership with Biite, is hosting ZEF BBQ for a pop-upChef Logan Sandoval and the ZEF crew will be serving the Blazing Hot Beef Cheek Ramen that dazzled the judges on Netflix’s Barbecue Showdown Season 2, which just premiered 5/26. The menu also includes Brisket Tacos and Wet Yer Melon Cider. $49 (with cider) and $35 (without cider); Saturday, 5 – 11:00 pm; 1821 Daly St, Los Angeles, CA 90031


Sunrise Yoga Shred at The DTLA Proper

Start your Sunday Funday with a sunrise yoga class led by yoga instructor Soha Panah. This session is meant to be physically challenging, linking breath to movement to shred and define your muscles, while the cardio aspect is designed to increase your stamina. Namaste. Free; Sundays, 9 – 10:00 am; DTLA Proper (Cara Cara lower deck) -1100 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.806.1010

An image of people doing yoga.
Start your Sunday Funday with a sunrise yoga class at the DTLA Proper.




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