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Things to Do in Los Angeles This Weekend (July 7, 2023 – July 9, 2023)

Maestro of the Movies: Three Nights of John Williams and the LA Phil at the Hollywood Bowl

This weekend, the Hollywood Bowl invites you to experience the awe-inspiring genius of John Williams, whose unmistakable scores are renowned for their sweeping melodies, heartfelt emotions, and exhilarating sequences. Widely hailed as the greatest composer in Hollywood history, Williams has crafted iconic music for legendary films such as Star Wars, Harry Potter, Schindler’s List, Indiana Jones, E.T., Jaws, and many other cinematic masterpieces. Immerse yourself in the magic as John Williams and his esteemed colleague Gustavo Dudamel take the stage together, leading the extraordinary LA Phil through three enchanting nights of spellbinding movie music, complete with captivating film clips. $65+; Friday – Saturday, 8:00 pm and Sunday, 7:30 pm; 2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068

Museum of Death Reopens in Hollywood

Calling all lovers of the macabre. The Museum of Death has reopened in Hollywood. Catch a chilling glimpse into the darker aspects of life. Prepare yourself for the stark exhibits featuring crime scene photos of Charles Manson and the Black Dahlia, the guillotined head of the Parisian killer Blue Beard, and real footage of death. Amidst the eerie displays and Museum of Death photos, you’ll encounter a peculiar diversion – the vibrant clown portraits by infamous serial killer John Wayne Gacy. Please note photographs and/or videos of any type (cellphones included) are strictly prohibited within the museum. $20+; Thursdays – Mondays, various hours; 6363 Selma Ave, located in Hollywood 90028; 323.466.8011

An image of a man dressed as a clown.
Amidst the eerie displays and Museum of Death photos, you’ll encounter a peculiar diversion – the vibrant clown portraits by infamous serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

Last Chance to See TINA – The Tina Turner Musical in Los Angeles

Tina Turner fans, this is your last chance to see TINA–The Tina Turner Musical in Los Angeles. Get ready to be uplifted by a remarkable comeback story unlike any other. This awe-inspiring production takes you on the empowering journey of a trailblazing woman who shattered barriers to become the Queen of Rock n’ Roll. With a heart-pounding soundtrack comprising her iconic hits, this electrifying sensation will have you soaring to the rafters in pure exhilaration. $39+; Friday, 8:00 pm, Saturday, 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm, and Sunday, 1:00 pm and 6:30 pm; The Pantages – 6233 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.468.1700

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Tina Turner fans, this is your last chance to see TINA–The Tina Turner Musical in Los Angeles.

The Shops at Sportsmen’s Lodge Welcomes Three New Tenants

The Shops at Sportsmen’s Lodge, a new outdoor shopping and dining center in Studio City, is proud to announce the addition of three highly anticipated tenants that will enhance the center’s vibrant retail and culinary offerings. With these new arrivals, The Shops at Sportsmen’s Lodge solidifies its position as the premier go-to shopping and dining destination in The Valley, offering an exceptional experience for residents and visitors alike. Various prices and hours; 12833 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA, 91604

  • Kismet Rotisserie: Renowned for its mouthwatering Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, Kismet Rotisserie opened its doors at The Shops at Sportsmen’s Lodge in late May 2023. Guests can expect a delectable menu featuring succulent rotisserie chicken, flavorful vegetarian options, and a variety of fresh sides. With its inviting atmosphere and commitment to high-quality ingredients, Kismet Rotisserie is set to become a favorite dining destination for locals and food enthusiasts alike.
  • Zadig and Voltaire: The iconic French fashion brand known for its effortlessly chic designs, is set to make its debut at The Shops at Sportsmen’s Lodge in mid-July. This stylish boutique will showcase a curated collection of contemporary apparel, accessories, and fragrances for both men and women. Fashion-conscious shoppers will delight in the brand’s signature blend of rock ‘n’ roll edge and Parisian elegance, making Zadig and Voltaire a must-visit destination for fashion-forward individuals.
  • Cosette Wine Bar and Bottle Shop: Located on the second floor of the esteemed Rolling Greens store, Cosette Wine Bar and Bottle Shop opens at the end of summer. Cosette aims to create a refined yet welcoming gathering place for wine enthusiasts and socializing aficionados. With a focus on locally sourced provisions from dedicated purveyors, Cosette will offer an extensive selection of wines, artisanal cheeses, gourmet meats, and farm-fresh produce. Whether stopping by for a post-workout refreshment, meeting colleagues for happy hour, or enjoying a pre or post-dinner aperitif, guests can expect a seamless blend of world-class hospitality and the unique aesthetic appeal of Rolling Greens.

The Dolly Llama Partners with Mondelez International to Launch New Limited-Time Offering Featuring Chunky Chips Ahoy! Cookies

In celebration of July being National Ice Cream Month, the Dolly Llama has teamed up with Mondelēz International to offer the new Dolly’s OG Waffle featuring Chunky CHIPS AHOY! Cookie Pieces at all locations. Guests can indulge in this mouthwatering offering throughout the month, featuring a Belgian OG Liege Waffle topped with salted caramel ice cream, Chunky CHIPS AHOY! Cookie Pieces, hazelnut and cookie butter sauces, whipped cream, and a whole Chunky CHIPS AHOY! Cookie. Available at all Dolly Llama locations nationwide, this collaboration promises to satisfy sweet cravings and chocolate chip lovers alike. The Dolly Llama prides itself on its innovative and artisanal menu, offering hand-crafted waffles and ice cream in a trendy and vibrant atmosphere. Various prices, hours, and locations

An image of the Dolly Llama Ice cream OG Waffle.
In celebration of July being National Ice Cream Month, the Dolly Llama is offering a new Dolly’s OG Waffle featuring Chunky CHIPS AHOY!

Longtime Fans and Investors Brooklyn Decker and Andy Roddick Welcome Tiff’s Treats Cookie Delivery to Los Angeles

Something sweet is coming your way for the summer. After much pleading from fans, Tiff’s Treats, the beloved warm cookie delivery brand from Austin, Texas, is officially coming to Southern California via a delivery pop-up, the company’s first-ever expansion to the West Coast. Californians are now able to send loved ones hot and fresh cookies on demand. The brand has earned millions of loyal fans with its unique straight-from-the-oven delivery model and has since grown to 89 stores and counting. Six coveted cookie flavors will be available during the delivery pop-up, including chocolate chip, snickerdoodle, oatmeal raisin, double chocolate chip, sugar cookie with M&Ms, and sugar. Brooklyn Decker and Andy Roddick, investors and loyal fans of the brand, love sending these deliveries to their loved ones as a pick-me-up or celebration. The treats are available for delivery now in Beverly Hills and Westlake Village, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, and La Jolla. Orders can be placed online, on the Tiff’s Treats mobile app, and via select third-party delivery services including DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Postmates.

Beat the Heat This Summer with Yogurtland’s Refreshing Watermelon Lemonade Sorbet

Yogurtland, the leading self-serve frozen yogurt brand, is embracing the start of summer and National Watermelon Month by introducing their delectable Watermelon Lemonade Sorbet and an online exclusive Beach Buddies Cup. Yogurtland’s Watermelon Lemonade Sorbet is crafted using real watermelon and lemon for a vegan and non-fat delight that embodies the essence of summer. Additionally, don’t miss out on the exclusive Beach Buddies Cup, a beach day in a cup featuring Yogurtland’s popular Rocket Pop Sorbet, mochi, mango bubble burst, and ocean pack gummies, available for online orders or through the Yogurtland app. Various prices, hours, and locations


Fred Segal and Love Weld Permanent Jewelry Pop-Up

Create a lasting impression with a permanent piece of jewelry! Join Fred Segal and Love Weld for a permanent jewelry pop-up at Fred Segal at Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City. Pick a treat from a selection of stunning bracelets, necklaces, and rings! Various prices; Saturday – Sunday, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm; Sportsmen’s Lodge – 12833 Ventura Blvd., #120, Studio City, CA 91604

Pickwick Vintage Show Returns to ROW DTLA

The highly anticipated Pickwick Vintage Show returns to ROW DTLA. This exciting outdoor event will bring together over 50 local vendors, showcasing an eclectic array of vintage clothing, jewelry, accessories, and beyond. Whether you’re drawn to retro chic or timeless elegance, discover your perfect vintage treasure spanning across different eras. Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of vintage fashion and uncover unique pieces that tell stories of the past. Various prices; Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; ROW DTLA – 777 S Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021; 213.988.8890

More Fun With Friends Package at the Culver Hotel

Round up your closest pals and escape to the Culver Hotel for an enchanting summer retreat with the More Fun With Friends Package. Immerse yourself in the delightful ambiance of Sundays at the hotel, where mimosas flow and brunch transforms into a culinary journey. Experience the epitome of luxury with a $100 credit to indulge in The Velvet Lounge, capture unforgettable moments with a complimentary Polaroid camera, and enjoy the convenience of complimentary parking. Wake up to the delightful combination of mimosas and fresh fruit delivered right to your door each morning, and savor a lavish Sunday Brunch for four. With these enticing inclusions, your weekend getaway promises to be a truly unforgettable experience. Various prices; Saturdays – Sundays, 9400 Culver Boulevard Culver City, CA 90232; 310.558.9400

The Best Bottomless Brunches in Los Angeles

Here in LA, booze and brunch go together like peas and carrots, especially during a holiday weekend! 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!

An image of Ariel with a mimosa, catfish and grits at a bottomless brunch at Blaqhaus.
Ariel is all smiles as she digs into her Mimosa and Catfish and Grits at the bottomless brunch at Blaqhaus.

2023 Los Angeles Brewsology Beer Festival at the California Science Center

Get ready for an extraordinary experience at the Brewsology Beer Festival, hosted at the California Science Center, offering a unique “night at the museum” vibe! This Los Angeles beer festival boasts a lineup of over 50 breweries and an impressive selection of 150 beers, all while granting attendees access to explore the museum. Make sure to secure your tickets in advance, as they will not be available for purchase at the door. $30 – $70; Saturday, 7 – 11:00 pm; California Science Center – 700 Exposition Park Drive Los Angeles, CA 90037

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This Los Angeles beer festival boasts a lineup of over 50 breweries and an impressive selection of 150 beers, all while granting attendees access to explore the museum.

OTOTO Hosts Special One-Night-Only Tasting

Prepare your taste buds for an exclusive culinary experience at James Beard Award-winning OTOTO in Echo Park. Savor the delectable offerings featuring tantalizing Bone-in Japanese-style Fried Chicken that will surely satisfy your taste buds. Complement your meal with our delightful Shaki Shaki Salad, boasting a delightful combination of crunchy cabbage and sesame dressing, as well as their creamy Macaroni Salad. Indulge in the delightful flavors of our Furikake Onigiri, perfectly seasoned and wrapped in a bed of fragrant rice. To complete your dining experience, choose from a refreshing beer or a glass of sake to enhance the flavors and elevate your enjoyment. $42; Saturday, 1360 Allison Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90026; 213.784.7930


Sunday Funday Pool Parties at the Marina del Rey Hotel

Join the Marina del Rey Hotel for an epic Sunday Funday! Experience the incredible sounds of the hottest DJs in town, indulge in mouthwatering bites, and take advantage of their amazing drink specials while soaking up the glorious Southern California sunshine. The hotel’s Sunday Funday pool parties are proudly sponsored by renowned spirits brands, ensuring that you’ll have access to the absolute best in the industry. Reserve a cabana, daybed, or loveseat to enjoy refreshing drinks and delectable snacks in ultimate style. Families are welcome, so don’t let this summer pass without experiencing the ultimate pool party of the season! $50 (adults) and $20 (kids) and Free for overnight hotel guests; Sundays, 1 – 5:00 pm; Marina del Rey Hotel – 13534 Bali Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292; 310.301.1000

Twilight Garden Strolls at Huntington Gardens

Prepare for a delightful experience of relaxation and exploration as you wander through the Huntington Gardens after hours. Take in the serene ambiance and enjoy the company of friends and family as you embark on a journey of tranquility and discovery. Please note food and drink are not permitted while strolling. Free (members and children 0 – 3), $20 (adults), $15 (65+ and military), $ (children 4 – 11); Sunday, 4:30 – 8:00 pm; Huntington Library -1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino, CA 9110

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Prepare for a delightful experience of relaxation and exploration as you wander through the Huntington Gardens after hours.
Coming Soon

(7/21): Meet the Makers of SelvaRey Rum at The Wayfarer DTLA

The Wayfarer DTLA is teaming up with the legendary SelvaRey Rum, co-owned by Bruno Mars, for a Meet the Makers dinner on The Rooftop. Guests are invited to enjoy signature cocktails and a curated menu inspired by the unique flavors of the rum, such as Balinese Chicken Satay and Skwerrum N Pepper Painted Fish. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the makers behind SelvaRey, diving into the world of rum and the spirit’s origins. The 21+ event will include three signature SelvaRey Rum cocktails, a selection of small bites, and a take-home souvenir. $55; 7/21, 7:00 pm; 813 Flower Street Los Angeles, CA 90017; 213.285.4400

(7/21 – 7/23): X Games California Tickets are Now On Sale

X Games California 2023 tickets are on sale now. This July the X Games California will take over the Ventura County Fairgrounds for three days of heart-pounding action as the world’s best skateboard, BMX, and Moto X superstars throw down their best tricks and compete for X Games gold! See your favorites like Tony Hawk, Sky Brown, Elliot Sloan, Nyjah Huston, Garrett Reynolds, Kevin Peraza, Axell Hodges, and Momiji Nishiya, among many other elite competitors. GA tickets include access to all competitions plus access to X Fest – the interactive fan experience featuring mini ramps, athlete appearances, art installations, food, live music, sponsor activations, games, and more family entertainment. Special ticket opportunities include SuperFan Passes, XIP Hospitality, and Exclusive Athlete Experiences. Can’t make it to X Games? Tune in live to ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, and streamed online on X Games platforms. $60+ (Discounts offered for children ages 6-12, seniors, military, and students; children 5 and under are free with a paid accompanying adult); 7/21 – 7/23; Ventura County Fairgrounds & Events Center – 10 West Harbor Boulevard, Ventura, 93001

An image of a skateboarder on a ramp.
This July the X Games California will take over the Ventura County Fairgrounds for 3 days of heart-pounding action.

*For fun things to do in Los Angeles next week, check back on Monday!*




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