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Fun Things to Do in Los Angeles

This Week: Aug 14, 2023 – Aug 17, 2023

Last Chance to See Never-Before-Seen Images of Hollywood Icons at Gallery 33’s Star Struck Exhibition in Santa Monica

This is your last chance to view Star Struck at Gallery 33 at The Georgian. Star Struck is a captivating photography show featuring never-before-seen recently uncovered negative images of Hollywood icons including James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, and more. A history lesson on photo editing that dates back to the late 1800s, these negatives have been meticulously retouched using a graphite pencil against a backlit LED screen to create flawless beauty. The process yields remarkable results including refining bone structures, smoothing skin, and slimming appearance. Two original negatives will be on display beside the retouched images, demonstrating the meticulous process of photoshopping conducted in the early-mid 1900s. Free entry; Monday – Tuesday, various hours; The Georgian – 1415 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.395.9945

An image of Marilyn Monroe.
Star Struck is a captivating photography show featuring never-before-seen images of Hollywood icons including James Dean, and Marilyn Monroe.

Long Beach Walls and Art Renzei Festival 

18 artists will be changing the face of Long Beach, one brush stroke at a time, thanks to the Long Beach Walls and Art Renzei Festival. Now in its eighth edition, the city of Long Beach will once again be filled with art and music as notable international and local artists come together to create murals and other forms of art and music. This year’s festival, themed, Follow Your Bliss, promises to take visitors on a unique week-long journey of outdoor installations and interactive events that encourage self-reflection and exploration of one’s passion and joy. Festival goers can enjoy 24/7 viewing of the mural art, participate in mural bike tours, enjoy an exhibition by Open Gallery featuring over 30 past and present Long Beach Walls artists, attend artist talks, and much more. The festival kicks off with a party this morning at 9:00 am The Cove at the Long Beach Convention Center. Free; Monday – 8/19, various hours, Long Beach, CA

Introducing Klatch Coffee’s New Pearl Reserve Line

To celebrate their 30th anniversary, Klatch Coffee has meticulously curated Klatch Coffee’s Pearl Reserve, sourcing rare varietals from esteemed estates and roasting them to perfection. Available now, and presented in a sleek, limited edition packaging, the Pearl Reserve is a coffee connoisseur’s dream. It’s a testament to Klatch’s unwavering commitment to quality and excellence. Launching today are the Panama Esmeralda ($89.95 – a captivating blend with floral, fruity tones of watermelon candy, jasmine, and cherry, complemented by tangerine and stone fruit hints, from the esteemed Jaramillo farm, crafted through a 6-day wash-dry process), and the El Salvador Jasal Orange Geisha Anaerobic Natural ($19.95 – Klatch’s first El Salvador Jasal Anaerobic Orange Geisha, a natural cross with geisha and orange bourbon, yielding cherries from 2019 and fully productive in 2021, offering sweet strawberry, floral raspberry, and stone fruit cherry notes via Anaerobic Process).

An image of a hot coffee cup.
To celebrate their 30th anniversary, Klatch Coffee has meticulously curated the Klatch Coffee’s Pearl Reserve, sourcing rare varietals from esteemed estates and roasting them to perfection.

Gracias Madre Launches Weekly Power Lunch

Angelenos who are short on time and looking for a flavorful lunch can head to Gracias Madre. Starting today, the plant-based favorite offers an excellent and affordable lunch pre-fixe where guests can pick one starter, entrée, and beverage to satisfy their taste buds. Opt for dishes like the Heart of Palm Ceviche, the Roasted Mushroom Quesadilla, and horchata—all for just $25. Now available during lunch and brunch, guests can relax and enjoy the gorgeous patio with their signature bottomless mimosas with housemade Hibiscus, Lavender, and Raspberry infusions ($35). Mondays – Fridays, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm; West Hollywood and Newport locations


Lululemon Hosts Free Yoga in The Park Series

Unleash your inner zen with Lululemon’s yoga in The Park series, a delightful opportunity to stretch and rejuvenate. Mark your calendar for the third Wednesday of each month and join them in The Park for a complimentary yoga flow session, complete with yoga mats provided. While reservations are recommended, this event welcomes the public to embrace the tranquility of yoga. Free; Every 3rd Wednesday, 9 – 10:00 am; The Park – 189 The Grove Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.900.8080

An image of a person on a yoga mat for the yoga in the park series.
Unleash your inner zen with Lululemon’s yoga in The Park series, a delightful opportunity to stretch and rejuvenate.

Stellar Pizza Dishes Up Pies for Back to School at USC

Calling all pizza lovers! Stellar Pizza is on a “mission is to spread joy in the world, one pizza at a time, with robots.” Throughout the coming weeks, the tasty automated pizza food truck will pop up in a variety of events across Los Angeles, spreading joy through pizza to the masses! Today, the truck makes its anticipated return to USC, welcoming students back to campus. The automated pizza truck can make up to 420 custom variety of pies, having your pizza ready in about 5 minutes. Various prices; Wednesday, various hours; USC.

Below are a few upcoming events where you’ll find Stellar Pizza:

  • Rosemead Moon Festival on 9/23
  • LA Times Food Bowl on 9/24
  • American Democracy Summit on 9/27-29
  • Demetri Martin’s Art Show on 9/29

Jazz Night at TATEL Beverly Hills

On Thursday evenings, TATEL Beverly Hills’ indoor dining room comes alive with live jazz by the Ice Gonzalez Quartet. It’s the perfect excuse for a night on the town, and to try Chef Marva’s refreshed dinner menu. Reservations are recommended. $28+; Thursdays, 5:00 pm – 12:00 am; 453 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210 310.651.8553

An image of a jazz band.
On Thursday evenings, TATEL Beverly Hills’ indoor dining room comes alive with live jazz by the Ice Gonzalez Quartet.
Coming Soon

(9/2 – 9/3): K-PLAY! FEST OC 2023

K-PLAY! FEST OC 2023 is bringing a two day K-Pop fan festival to the Anaheim Convention Center on 9/2 – 9/3! Escape the summer heat and welcome in chill vibes and smooth grooves with K-PLAY! FEST as they welcome the one and only Junny to its OC event! With exclusive ticketed opportunities for hi-touch, soundcheck, group photo, fan signings, a live performance, and JUNNIVERSE, you definitely do NOT want to miss out on this event! $15 – $40; 9/2 – 9/3; 3940 Rosemead Blvd., Rosemead, California 91770

(9/10): Visionary Women to Host Once-In-A-Lifetime Outstanding in the Field Dinner on Malibu Pier

Los Angeles’ premier social impact non-profit organization for women, Visionary Women, will host a once-in-a-lifetime sunset dinner experience on the Malibu Pier with Outstanding in the Field on 9/10. Set on the iconic Malibu Pier, the extraordinary culinary experience will pair a multi-course meal with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and offer an incredible night celebrating the origins of food and the land, among a group of powerhouse women across various professional fields. The spectacular culinary experience is open to Visionary Women members and the public, with a portion of ticket proceeds benefiting Women’s Earth Alliance; a nonprofit that supports women leaders working to mitigate the effects of climate change and protect their communities. Additional proceeds will benefit Visionary Women’s mission in support of initiatives elevating women and girls. The elevated dinner will be prepared by female executive chef Bricia Lopez, behind the James Beard American Classic award-winning Guelaguetza Restaurant in LA and the experience is sponsored by Geary’s Beverly Hills and The Wall Street Journal. $495; 9/10, 5 – 8:00 pm; Malibu Pier – Malibu Pier Malibu, CA 90265

*For fun things to do in Los Angeles this weekend check back on Friday!*




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