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Los Angeles Weekend Roundup

Fun Things to Do in Los Angeles

This Weekend (Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2023)

Klatch Coffee’s 30th Anniversary House Party Tour

Klatch Coffee celebrates 30 years with the Klatch House Party Tour! This extraordinary event coincides with National and International Coffee Days and promises a weekend filled with coffee delights, family fun, giveaways, and exciting activities. Various prices; Friday – Sunday, various hours and locations; national and international coffee day.

Celebrate National Coffee Day at Laidrey with Free Drip Coffee and More

In honor of National Coffee Day, Laidrey Coffee Roasters in Encino and Tarzana will offer guests complimentary drip coffee from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm! For those visiting the valley, stop at the café’s newly opened Encino location for taste and comfort in one sip with the Latte bowl ($7). The team has partnered with LA Baked @allaboutthecinnamonbaby, who has crafted a bread bowl lined with dark chocolate syrup, tossed in an organic cinnamon and sugar mix, and filled with Laidrey’s freshly roasted expresso. Free; Friday; 7:00 am – 5:00 pm; 18600 Ventura Blvd. Tarzana, CA; 818.938.9304 and 17034 Ventura Blvd., Encino, CA 91316; 747.264.1303

An image of Laidrey's Latte bowl.
Enjoy your complimentary coffee with Laidrey’s Latte bowl.

THE FRIEND & THE LITTLE FRIEND Present New Autumn Cocktails

THE FRIEND & THE LITTLE FRIEND, Silverlake and Venice’s go to late night bars by artist Andre Saraiva and bar owner and designer Jared Meisler are the go-to spots for artists, musicians, creatives, and aficionados. Both locations are perfection, small enough to be intimate, big enough to spread out and have fun. Guests come to enjoy edgy cocktails and select small bites in a timeless aesthetic that’s part playful 1950s décor mixed with walls adorned by contemporary artworks by Saraiva, Raymond Pettibon, Aaron Rose, Kenny Sharf, Tofer Chin, and ceramics by Peter Shire. The beverage program headed by Eric Jimenez is always inventive and has made THE FRIEND & THE LITTLE FRIEND the local favorite to gather for cozy autumn evenings. For the fall, both spots are rolling out new cocktails, like The Daddy (Bourbon, Chai, Brown Sugar, Angostura Bitters, Stirred, Rocks), The Trick (Bourbon, Pumpkin, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Ginger, Agave Nectar, Rocks), and The Flower (Gin, Hibiscus, Elderflower, Rose, Tonic Splash). Various prices and hours; THE FRIEND – 2611 Hyperion Ave., Silverlake, CA 90027; 323.522.6835 and THE LITTLE FRIEND –  822 Washington Blvd., Venice, CA 90292; 310.747.6969

Friday Happy Hour at Ocean Prime Beverly Hills

Fridays are FriYay at Ocean Prime Beverly Hills where guests can enjoy $20 glasses of Veuve Clicquot Rosé (regularly $32) and $2 oysters during happy hour. Cheers! Various prices; Fridays, 4 – 7:00 pm; 9595 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; 310.859.4818

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Fridays are FriYay at Ocean Prime Beverly Hills where guests can enjoy $20 glasses of Veuve Clicquot Rosé.

Exciting New Dining and Drinking Destination RDEN Bar & Restaurant Opens in Hollywood, Combining Old Hollywood Glamour with Modern Flair

Hollywood’s newest culinary gem, RDEN Bar & Restaurant is officially open and, offering a one-of-a-kind dining and drinking experience that seamlessly merges the timeless glamour of old Hollywood with contemporary culinary excellence. RDEN’s culinary journey is expertly guided by Chef de Cuisine Noe Olivera, a master of his craft. Olivera’s menu pays homage to classic steakhouse fare while infusing it with modern global twists. Appetizers like Spicy Hummus and Lavash ChipsPeruvian CevicheMussels, and lush Charcuterie set the stage for a gastronomic adventure. The Salad section boasts creations like the Summer Beet SaladSunomono Crab SaladWakame Salad, and Albacore ensuring there’s something to please every palate. But it’s Olivera’s entrées that truly steal the spotlight, with Hollywood classics reimagined with a modern flair. Dishes such as Uni PastaSurf & Turf, and the 32 oz. Wagyu Tomahawk tantalize taste buds and showcase Chef Noe’s culinary prowess. Sides like Lobster Tail with ButterMac & Cheese, and signature Brussels Sprouts complete the unforgettable dining experience. To make RDEN even more exceptional, Executive Sushi & Omakase Chef Tommy Ko has brought his 23 years of sushi experience to the table. At the intimate six-seat Omakase Bar, Chef Tommy crafts unique, chef’s choice Omakase menus for adventurous guests. A full sushi menu also delights patrons with traditional Rolls, Sashimi & Carpaccio, and Nigiri Sushi & Sashimi, ensuring there’s something for every sushi lover. RDEN Bar & Restaurant offers an exquisite dining experience across its multiple spaces, including a glamorous upstairs dining room with panoramic views of Hollywood Blvd., a sleek omakase bar, and a stunning patio for alfresco dining under the stars. Whether for drinks with friends, pre-theatre dining, intimate gatherings, or special events, RDEN promises an exceptional experience for all who walk through its doors! $28+; Mondays – Sundays, 5:00 pm – 12:00 am and 5:00 pm – 2:00 am (bar); 6280 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.977.1680; Cover Photo Credit: Ryan Tanaka

An image of sushi at RDEN.
Calling all sushi lovers, RDEN’s full sushi menu delights patrons with traditional Rolls, Sashimi & Carpaccio, and Nigiri Sushi & Sashimi. Photo Credit: Ryan Tanaka

Netflix Bites Serves Scoops Ahoy Sundaes All Weekend Long

Scoops Ahoy (Netflix’s new line of ice cream inspired by the hit series Stranger Things) will exclusively serve sundaes at Netflix Bites this weekend. Fans can immerse themselves in the world of Hawkins with a two-sided Scoops Ahoy Sundae inspired by the upside-down and the regular world. Scoops Ahoy launched earlier this month and is available at Walmart and, and includes seven flavors inspired by the Stranger Things universe, including favorites such as Pineapple Upside Down (from Vecna’s private stash), Chocolate Pudding (a Hawkins Middle School classic), and Cinnamon Bun Bytes (paging Dustin). Various prices; Friday, 5 – 10:00 pm and Saturday – Sunday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm; Short Stories Hotel – 115 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for Scoops Ahoy Sundaes at Netflix Bites! Photo Credit: Netflix

Spooky Season Unmasked: Your Ultimate Guide to Halloween 2023 in Los Angeles

Embrace the spooky season in style with our guide to the most thrilling Halloween events in Los Angeles. From haunted mazes and scary thrill rides, to bar crawls, parades, and costume parties, we’ve curated a list of the city’s top attractions that will make Halloween 2023 unforgettable.

An image of someone dressed as Pennywise from the movie "It."
Embrace the spooky season in style with our guide to the most thrilling Halloween events in Los Angeles.

Fuel Up On Brunch at Meyers Manx Café Located in the Petersen Automotive Museum

Have you heard about the Meyers Manx Café,  located inside the Petersen Automotive Museum on Wilshire Boulevard? The Meyers Manx Café, complete with a 400 sq. ft. patio, is inspired by the eponymous Meyers Manx dune buggy and the vibrant beach culture of 1960s Southern California. Having softly opened and serving the neighborhood with delicious all-day breakfast and lunch, they’ve added a weekend brunch featuring new items like Chilaquiles, Cinnamon French Toast Sticks, Breakfast Toasts, and Vegan Quinoas Tacos, as well as the café’s best-loved Breakfast Burritos and clay oven-baked Pizzas. Diners with a sweet tooth can still enjoy the café’s Soft Serve Ice Cream or Italian treat, Affogato. The menu introduces a Strawberry Cold Foam Matcha, and Tea and Coffee featuring Ube to its lineup of mocktails, cocktails, and caffeinated beverages. All coffee is roasted in-house using a state-of-the-art Bellwether roaster, and the café will continue to carry Lemon Perfect cold-pressed lemon waters, and chocolates, teas, and gifts from the Highland Park botanical provisioner, Flamingo Estate. Various prices; Saturdays – Sundays, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm; Petersen Automotive Museum – 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.999.3242

An image of the Breakfast Toasts at Meyers Manx Cafe.
Is it just me, or does this picture of the Breakfast Toasts at Meyers Manx Café make your mouth water?

Gidi in Hollywood Afrobeats Event

Immerse yourself in the heart of Hollywood for a night of Afrobeats. Gidi in Hollywood will be an unforgettable night of infectious Afrobeat rhythms, dancing, and of course cocktails. Dress to impress. Free – $100; Saturday, 9:00 pm – 2:00 am; Next Door Lounge – 1154 North Highland Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90038

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Immerse yourself in the heart of Hollywood for a night of Afrobeats.

Melrose Hill Block Party

The Melrose Hill Block Party is back again, and taking over Melrose Ave with an incredible lineup of DJs, top restaurants, and brands from the Melrose Hill community and beyond. This year’s event will benefit No Us Without You LA, a 501c3 Non-Profit providing food security for undocumented Back Of House Staff and their families. Free entry with RSVP – $60 (open bar); Saturday, 2:00 pm – 12:00 am; 5009 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90038


Sunday Surf & Turf at Ocean Prime Beverly Hills

Ocean Prime Beverly Hills welcomes you to feast on their delicious Sunday Surf & Turf. The mouthwatering two-course (plus choice of side) meal is the perfect way to end a weekend. A first course of French Onion Soup, Caesar Salad, or House Salad segues to a juicy 8 oz. Filet and choice of Shrimp Scampi, Oscar Styler, Lobster Tail (+$14), as well as four different sides. $70; Sundays, 4 – 9:00 pm; 9595 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; 310.859.4818

OTOTO’s World Sake Day Celebration

Calling all sake lovers! LA’s destination for all things sake, OTOTO, will be celebrating World Sake Day with 65 (!) sake at their annual gathering of importers and brewers from all over Japan. Your ticket includes a tasting of 65 sake – some never available in Los Angeles until now – poured by importers and, for the very first time, the actual brewers from Akabu and Heiwa Shuzo. Light snacks from OTOTO and Tsubaki will be served and bottles will be available for purchase at a discount. $65; Sunday, 2 – 5:00 pm; 1360 Allison Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026; 213.784.7930

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Calling all sake lovers! LA’s destination for all things sake, OTOTO, will be celebrating World Sake Day with 65 (!) sake at their annual gathering of importers and brewers from all over Japan.
Coming Soon

(10/3): Brewer Dinner with Azuma Ichi + Banshu Ikkon at Tsubaki

Discover the art of sake with the brewers themselves! Join Tsubaki for an exclusive Sake Pairing Dinner with Azuma Ichi (Saga) and Banshu Ikkon (Hyogo) Craftsmen. Get ready for a unique opportunity to connect with the masters behind your favorite sakes, all without leaving LA! Enjoy an intimate communal dining experience at our indoor tables and bar counter, savoring a one-time-only menu crafted to perfection. Reserve your spot now for this extraordinary evening! $175; 10/3, 7 – 9:30 pm; 1356 Allison Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90026; 213.900.4900

(10/6): Pasadena Magazine Presents the Inaugural Taste of Pasadena 2023: A Culinary Extravaganza

Pasadena Magazine is thrilled to announce the debut of its highly anticipated culinary event, the Taste of Pasadena 2023! “The Taste of Pasadena is not merely another event; it is an immersive celebration of culinary excellence, culture, and community,” says Malina Saval, Editor-In-Chief for Pasadena Magazine.“ This event promises an unforgettable evening of delectable experiences, featuring unlimited tastings from top chefs and renowned restaurants spanning the San Gabriel Valley and beyond.” Guests can look forward to a wide array of culinary offerings, handcrafted cocktails, live music, and captivating experiences that will engage and delight every guest. $60 – $100; 10/6, 7 – 9:30 pm; Pasadena Convention Center – 300 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101

(10/12): The Palm Los Angeles and Beverly Hills JUSTIN Winery Dinner

The Palm Los Angeles and Beverly Hills present an evening with JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery. On Thursday,10/12, embark on a journey of wine appreciation with knowledgeable experts as they guide you through a four-course menu with perfect pairings of JUSTIN Winery’s award-winning wines. Start with Spiedini (shrimp skewers with merguez sausage, red pepper feta sauce) before moving on to Carpaccio (filet mignon topped with green peppercorn aioli, horseradish gremolata, capers, parmesan cheese, micro basil), and then Cacciucco (seafood stew with black cod, shrimp, clams, calamari, garlic bread). The third course features Porchetta (Tuscan-style rolled pork roasted for six hours and served with radicchio salad, herb-roasted potatoes, and creamed spinach). Your meal ends with Affogato (vanilla gelato topped with espresso soda, caffè borghetti liqueur, caramelized walnuts, semi-sweet chocolate shavings, and whipped cream). Enjoy! $169; 10/12, 7:00 pm; The Palm Los Angeles and The Palm Beverly Hills

(10/18): Chef Priyanka Naik Teams Up with Café Gratitude (Venice)

As part of their ongoing pop-up dinner series, Café Gratitude invites guests to Venice for an enchanting evening with celebrity chef and author Priyanka Naik on Wednesday, 10/18. Café Gratitude’s Executive Chef Dreux Ellis and Chef Priyanka have curated a four-course, entirely plant-based, Indian-fusion dinner that will be served al fresco on the restaurant’s warm and inviting outdoor patio accompanied by live acoustic music. Celebrate the spirit of India with dishes like an Amuse-Bouche, made with Chaat Masalaspicy tomato chutney, and herbed coconut cream. Followed by a Tamarind Tofu Bánh Mì, with a herby cucumber carrot slawsriracha mayo, and tamarind tofu on a toasted baguette. Lastly, a Mango Mousse Parfait for dessert. $130 (with a $20 gift card redeemable at any Café Gratitude location) and $150 (with a copy of Chef Priyanka’s cookbook, The Modern Tiffin, and an intimate book signing by Chef Priyanka and a $20 gift card, redeemable at any Café Gratitude location); 10/18, 7 – 10:00 pm; 512 Rose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90291; 424.231.8000

An image of Celebrity Chef and Author Priyanka Naik.
As part of their ongoing pop-up dinner series, Café Gratitude invites guests to Venice for an enchanting evening with Celebrity Chef and Author Priyanka Naik.





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