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Los Angeles Weekend Roundup

Fun Things to Do in Los Angeles

This Weekend: Aug 4, 2023 – Aug 6, 2023

FREE Classes At Rumble Boxing Burbank

Rumble Boxing welcomes you to celebrate their newest location in Burbank, with a weekend of FREE classes! Experience a dynamic and invigorating high-intensity class that will challenge you to surpass your limits and leave you with a sense of accomplishment. Rumble Boxing offers boxing and strength group fitness workouts designed for individuals of all fitness levels. The workout seamlessly blends the art of boxing with HIIT, metabolic conditioning, and dynamic strength and cardio circuits, delivering a comprehensive workout that engages your entire body. Free; Friday – Sunday, various hours; 3820 W. Verdugo Ave, Burbank, CA 91505; 818.862.0114

An image of Ariel with boxing gloves at Rumble Boxing Burbank.
Rumble Boxing welcomes you to celebrate their newest location in Burbank, with a weekend of FREE classes!

Prosperity Market Hosts 3rd Annual Black Business Scavenger Hunt

In honor of Black Business Month, Prosperity Market, a roving farmers market spotlighting Black farmers, food producers, and chefs, is hosting a month-long Black Business Scavenger Hunt. For this year’s hunt, Prosperity Market founders Kara Still and Carmen Dianne have created an interactive map with 75+ Black businesses across food, fashion, wellness, and entertainment, encouraging participants to visit and support local shops, cafes, galleries, and more. People can text #BBSH23 to the number 323-417-0465 to participate, and earn points by texting the unique code for each business when they visit. The participants with the most points at the end of the month will win special prizes, which include Hollywood Bowl concert tickets to John Legend as well as Snoop Dogg & Friends, and other items that may include gift cards, services, merch, movie tickets, and food and beverages, to be revealed at Prosperity Market’s pop-up event on 8/27 at Hollywood Park. Let the games begin!

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Prosperity Market founders Kara Still and Carmen Dianne. Photo Credit: Asha Moné

Taylor Swift Brings “The Eras Tour” to Los Angeles

Calling all Swifties, your girl is coming to Los Angeles! Taylor Swift starts her 6-night run of “The Eras Tour” at SoFi Stadium. Grab your bestie and your dancing shoes because this tour has been making waves as being her best yet! And, in honor of Taylor’s LA takeover, two of your favorite LA hotels are offering special Taylor Swift programming. Friday – Wednesday, 6:30 pm; SoFi Stadium – 1001 Stadium Dr., Inglewood, CA 90301; 424.541.9100

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Calling all Swifties, your girl Taylor Swift is coming to Los Angeles!

U.S. Open of Surfing Returns to Huntington Beach

The U.S. Open of Surfing returns to Huntington Beach. The world’s biggest surfing event is set to draw over 700,000 spectators to watch as the finest surfers from across the globe compete for victory. Free entry; Friday – Sunday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; 325 Pacific Coast Highway Huntington Beach, CA 92648

West Hollywood Hotel Pools Offer Resort Pass for Rest and Relaxation

Want to luxuriate by your favorite West Hollywood pool, but can’t because you’re not a hotel guest? No worries, with Resort Pass, you gain an all-access day pass for 7 of the best West Hollywood hotel pools, including the Andaz, La Peer, Montrose, Chamberlain, Hotel Ziggy, Le Parc, and the Mondrian. $25; Various hours and locations

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With Resort Pass, you gain an all-access day pass for 7 of the best West Hollywood hotel pools.

Sushi by Scratch Restaurants Pop-Up at Beverly Wilshire

Scratch Restaurants Group, the innovative Los Angeles-based, multiple Michelin-starred group from husband-and-wife chef team Phillip Frankland Lee and Margarita Kallas-Lee, announce the launch of a limited-time pop-up of its award-winning Sushi by Scratch Restaurants concept at the Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel, beginning today. This pop-up of Sushi by Scratch Restaurants–who has locations in Encino in addition to Montecito (1 Michelin Star), Miami, Austin, Seattle, Chicago, and Montreal–follows the concept’s recent success with activations at both Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals in Indio. The pop-up at the Beverly Wilshire will be open to both hotel guests as well as the public, with reservations now live. True to the restaurant’s core, the pop-up will offer three seatings per night, in an intimate dining room of 12 chef counter seats, amongst a speakeasy-style setting. $165 ($25 deposit required); Mondays – Sundays (through 10/4), 5 – 9:30 pm; 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; 310.275.5200

23 Breathtaking Outdoor Patios for Al Fresco Dining in Los Angeles

This weekend, dine outside. Whether you’re craving a sun-kissed lunch under the glowy sunshine, or a sweet breeze through a romantic patio dinner, we’ve curated a list of 23 of the finest patios for al fresco dining in Los Angeles.

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This weekend, dine al fresco style!

A *French* Toast to Summer Brunch at North Italia

As a final farewell to this year’s national Summer Sips campaign, North Italia will be launching a sweet and savory, three-course prix fixe brunch starting today! Available every weekend throughout the month, the modern Italian restaurant’s prix fixe bunch will feature starter options including a Banana Coffee Cake, Sicilian Meatball, and Charcuterie Plate. Then dive into a dynamic, flavorful selection of mains such as Cannoli French Toast with ricotta, mascarpone, chocolate pearls, crushed pistachios, and maple syrupFarmer’s Market Scramble with grilled asparagus, piquillo pepper, spinach, cipollini, English pea, and grana Padano; along with a variety of hashes, pastas, pizzas and more will also be available for guests to enjoy. Third course dessert options include delectable Salted Caramel Budino and Italian Donuts. In addition, guests can make the most of summer weather and good company with select brunch cocktails ($10 each) such as the You, Me & Capri with Campari, peach, and sparkling rose; Breakfast Mule with crop Meyer lemon vodka, peach, fresh lemon, ginger beer and sparkling rose; and North Italia’s limited time brunch cocktail, the Hugo Spritz, made with Fiorente elderflower, torn mint & basil, smashed citrus and prosecco! $30; Saturdays – Sundays, various hours and locations

The London West Hollywood Partners with Phillip Ashley Chocolates to Launch Chocolate Afternoon Tea

The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills has partnered with luxury chocolatier brand Phillip Ashley Chocolates to create a new Chocolate Afternoon Tea. The new Chocolate Tea experience will feature delicious chocolate-flavored tea, chocolate cakes, and of course, the new Phillip Ashley chocolates, making The London West Hollywood the new go-to spot for chocolate lovers. The Phillip Ashley chocolate flavors featured on the menu will include: The Curry Cashew, Wild Strawberry Vanilla Bean, French Lavender Vanilla, Champagne, and Margarita. These beautiful and uniquely flavored chocolates can be perfectly paired with The London’s hot teas or new iced tea offerings, and guests can also order an exquisite box of Phillip Ashley chocolates to take home, following their tea experience. Chef Phillip Ashley is an award-winning chocolatier and regarded as one of the leading designers of luxury chocolate in the world. He creates beautiful chocolates with rich and unique flavors. He is a 2023 James Beard Award nominee, has been selected to Oprah’s favorite things list in 2020, and is also the exclusive chocolatier for Cadillac. Reservations are required (to reserve parties of 7 or more please contact Deborah Davis, the dining coordinator at $84; Saturdays – Sundays, 12 – 4:00 pm; The London – 1020 N. San Vincente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 844.489.9660

Aw Shucks! It’s National Oyster Day – Where to Celebrate with a Half Shell in LA

  • Coastal-Inspired Mediterranean Oasis at Hotel Figueroa’s La Casita: Guests and Angelenos alike can enjoy oysters poolside at DTLA’s urban oasis, Hotel Figueroa, which recently launched a new summer menu from Chef Joana Cruz at the hotel’s revamped poolside eatery, La Casita. The revitalized menu features an array of irresistible summer bites inspired by destinations such as Baja Mexico and the coastal villages of the Mediterranean including Oysters on the Half Shell ($28/45) with aguachile, serrano chili oil, and pickled onion relish. Fridays, 12:00 pm – 2:am, Saturdays, 11:00 am – 2:00 am, and Sundays, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; 939 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California 90015; 213.627.8971
  • East Coast Meets West Coast at Connie & Ted’s: Longtime culinary anchor Connie and Ted’s brings the flavors of the East Coast to West Hollywood —helmed by LA’s Michelin-Starred and James Beard Award-Winning Chef Michael Cimarusti. Giving diners the ultimate taste of New England, Executive Chef Sam Baxter demonstrates that the freshest seafood needs only a light touch and the simplest of the preparations to make outstanding food. Their fresh raw oysters reflect this concept and are paired with fresh horseradish and mignonette. Various prices; Fridays – Saturdays, 11:30 am – 3:00 pm and 5 – 10:00 pm, and Sundays, 11:30 am – 3:00 pm and 5 – 9:00 pm; 8171 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046; 323.848.2722
  • Pacific To Plate at Fairmont Miramar’s FIG Restaurant: Situated across the street from the Pacific Ocean at Santa Monica’s iconic Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, complete with spectacular pool-view dining—FIG is a beach lovers oasis incorporating locally sourced ingredients into all their dishes. The market oysters make for a light starter and are accompanied with house made sauces including a Red Wine-Shallot Mignonette Habanero Cocktail SauceFIG’s Hot Sauce, and squeeze of lemon for an exciting and spicy twist to the jewel of the sea. Various prices; Fridays – Sundays, 11:30 am – 3:00 pm and 5 – 10:00 pm; 101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.576.7777
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Aw Shucks! It’s national oyster day.

The Neverending Story at Cinespia

Grab your picnic baskets and blankets because The Neverending Story is playing under the stars at Cinespia. Relive the adventure of a young boy who discovers a magical book that transports him to the enchanting land of Fantasia, where he must embark on a quest to save the realm from destruction. $22+; Saturday, 6:45 pm (doors) and 8:30 pm (movie); Hollywood Forever Cemetery – 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038


Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen to Host Bottle Signing at Rock & Brews El Segundo

This Sunday, legendary rockstar and hall-of-famer Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick will make a special appearance at Rock & Brews in El Segundo to sign bottles of ROCK’N Vodka, mingle with fans, give out signed tin tackers to the first 25 guests and more! Rock & Brews first teamed up with Nielsen and the ROCK’N Vodka team in April 2023, when the trio co-created a limited-edition cocktail, the California Man. Thanks to high demand from guests (and to Nielsen’s loyal fanbase!), the cocktail has officially landed on-menu at all Rock & Brews 20+ locations nationwide. Attendees of the bottle signing will be able to purchase bottles of ROCK’N Vodka and the California Man, along with other fan-favorite items from Rock & Brews’ menu like the Alice Cooper’s Poison Burger, Demon Chicken Sandwich, Strawberry Fields Salad and more. Nielsen is excited to connect with Angelenos at Rock & Brews El Segundo in between Cheap Trick’s nearby performances in Chula Vista and Costa Mesa. Various prices; Sunday, 3 – 5:00 pm; 143 Main St., El Segundo, CA 90245

Coming Soon

(8/8): Last Day to Attend the LA Rams 2023 Training Camp

Are you ready for some football?! The 2023 Rams Training Camp is back at UC Irvine. Witness your favorite Rams players in action, sharpening their skills and preparing for the upcoming season. It’s a chance to get up close with the team, experience the thrill of the game, and potentially interact with players and coaches in a unique and immersive football environment. Free with ticket; 8/8; 3:15 – 6:25 pm; UC Irvine – 903 W Peltason Dr., Irvine, CA 92617

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Are you ready for some football?! The 2023 Rams Training Camp is back at UC Irvine.

(8/8): Café Gratitude Pop-Dinner w/ Chef Anne Thornton

Café Gratitude’s Chef Collaboration Series Presents: A California Summer- Inspired Dinner with Chef Anne Thornton & Chef Seizan Dreux Ellis! Guests can enjoy an evening of fresh, plant-based ingredients beautifully crafted into California summer-inspired dishes by Café Gratitude’s Executive Chef, Dreux Ellis, and Chef Anne Thornton with the option to pair the menu alongside natural wines and non-alcoholic beverages. Celebrate the spirit of summer with dishes like the Artichoke Caponata Toasts made with artichokeasparagusceleryolivessun-dried tomato pestogluten-free focaccia, and an Amuse-Bouche, a charred and chilled heirloom tomato soup with crema ajo blanco and herbed crouton. Next, enjoy a Lemon Herbed Summer Polenta crafted with white beansoyster mushroomsmarket vegetablescaperspistachios, and crispy shallots. Lastly, enjoy Summer Stone Fruits for dessert with cardamom coconut cream, and superfood crumble$125; 8/8, 7:00 pm; 512 Rose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90291; 424.231.8000

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




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