Fun Things to Do in Los Angeles
This Weekend: Sep 8, 2023 – Sep 10, 2023
There’s a new culinary destination at The Original Farmers Market. THICC Burger, winner of the “New Originals” entrepreneurial competition, is now open. This will be the first retail location for the mom-and-pop style burger hotspot which serves mouthwatering burgers and sandwiches all day alongside a delicious array of sides and shakes. Various prices; Mondays – Saturdays, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm and Sundays, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm; The Original Farmers Market Plaza – 6333 W. 3rd St., Stall 126; Los Angeles, CA 90036 Cover Photo Credit: The Original Farmers Market
Calling all classic car enthusiasts. Have you been to Bob’s Big Boy’s® weekly car show? Here, the excitement is not only in the air but also on the plates, as the food sizzles while the cars steal the spotlight. At Bob’s Big Boy®, every visit promises a delightful surprise. You never know who or what you might encounter. In fact, musical legend Brian Wilson, of the Beach Boys, and Jay Leno have been known to make an appearance alongside their classic cars at this auto event. Free; Fridays, 4- 10:00 pm; 4211 W Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91505
Lady Blackbird often hailed as the Grace Jones of Jazz and compared to legends like Billie Holiday and Nina Simone, will be on stage live at the Sun Rose. She stunned audiences on Graham Norton’s BBC One chat show, leaving Taylor Swift and Bono in awe of her performance. Not only does she sound like a superstar, but her peroxide afro and flamboyant dresses complete the picture. It’s no wonder she’s in high demand, having clinched the Best International Jazz Act award at the 2021 Jazz FM Awards. Her bold debut album, “Black Acid Jazz,” received rave reviews from The Times, The Guardian, KCRW, NPR, and BBC Radio, with The Metro urging fans to “See her before she goes galactic.” She even graced the Queen’s Jubilee with her talent and has since rocked sold-out shows, late-night TV spots, and jazz festivals worldwide. Don’t miss the chance to catch her exclusively at the Sun Rose for an unforgettable evening filled with original music, covers, and special guests. $46.35+; Friday, 8:00 pm; The Sun Rose – 8430 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Grammy-winning artist Maxwell will light up the stage during the Bowl’s spectacular Fireworks Finale, infusing his velvety and soulful R&B style, along with three decades of chart-topping hits, complemented by his seasoned touring band. Joining him for this unforgettable weekend are Pink Sweat$ on Friday, SiR on Saturday, and Raveena, who will close out the weekend on Sunday. $26+; Friday – Sunday, various hours; Hollywood Bowl – 2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068; 323.850.2000
Broadway in Hollywood welcomes you to experience the final weekend of the beloved classic, Les Misérables at the Pantages. Set against the rich tapestry of 19th-century France, Les Misérables weaves a captivating narrative of shattered aspirations, unrequited love, fervor, selflessness, and redemption – a timeless testament to the resilience of the human soul. $185+; Friday – Sunday, various hours; The Pantages – 6233 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.468.1700
Jono Pandolfi, the beloved handmade dinnerware brand, is coming to LA! The Jono Pandolfi Pop-Up will host a blow-out seconds sale featuring an enviable array of its coveted mainstay collections of dinnerware at Platform in Culver City. Jono Pandolfi creates handcrafted dinnerware for the best restaurants in the world like Felix, Girl & the Goat, and Soho House, and collaborates with a host of Michelin-starred Chefs that include Daniel Humm, Missy Robbins, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten. And the brand was also recently featured on the critically acclaimed show The Bear adding authenticity to the show as the dinnerware of choice for Carmy’s new restaurant. Founded by ceramicist Jono Pandolfi to provide high-quality and unique dinnerware options for restaurants, he began working with chefs to create custom handmade dinnerware. Various prices; Mondays – Sundays (through 9/24), 11:00 am – 7:00 pm; Platform LA – 8850 Washington Blvd., Culver City 90232
Calling all fans of Friends. The Lakewood Center welcomes you to experience the last weekend of The FRIENDS Experience. Step into the world of your 6 favorite friends, and relive all the hilarious moments with activities, props & costumes, photo ops, and more. $28+; Wednesdays – Sundays (through 9/17), various hours; Lakewood Center – 4661 Silva St, Lakewood, CA 90712
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!
This weekend, Los Angeles Center Studios welcomes you to the LA Tequila Festival, featuring an impressive selection of nearly 300 tasting options from over 75 award-winning mezcal and tequila brands. In addition to the diverse drink offerings, enjoy gourmet food trucks, lively DJ sets, and exciting activities. By attending this festival, you are contributing to the support of the Andrés y María Cárdenas Family Foundation, which assists at-risk students in Sylmar. $40 – $165; Saturday, 1:30 – 6:30 pm; Los Angeles Center Studios – 450 S. Bixel Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017; 213.534.3000
The Anaheim Packing District is thrilled to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the grand opening of the Packard Building with a full day of vintage-inspired festivities. This event is part of the “Doors Open California” initiative by the California Preservation Foundation, celebrating historic places throughout the state. Come dressed in 1920’s attire and celebrate this cultural milestone! Saturday, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm; 440 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805
Here are some of the exciting highlights of the event:
- Classic Car Show: Farmers Park will come alive from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm with a stunning display of Packard and 1928-1931 Model-A Ford Club cars. Car enthusiasts and history buffs alike will be treated to a unique experience.
- Live Jazz Music: Throughout the day, from 11:00am – 9:00 pm, guests will be treated to the melodies of four incredible jazz bands, including Jazzie Flom Trio, Big Butter Jazz, Jazz Conspiracy, and General Area Jazz.
- Historical Tours: Guests can participate in guided tours led by the Anaheim Historical Society. These tours will explore the historical properties of the Packing District, including the Packard Building, Anaheim Packing House, and the MAKE Building, between 3:30 – 6:30 pm.
- Culinary Delights: “En Familia,” a chef-driven restaurant and craft bar inspired by Valle de Guadalupe, will be opening its doors at the Packard Building. Monkish Brewing Company will be rewarding guests who guess their speakeasy-style code word with special beer pour offers.
- Prohibition-Style Elixirs: For those embracing the 1920s theme, Hammer Bar and BXCR Bar at Anaheim Packing House will offer prohibition-style elixirs at special $10 pricing.
- Art Drawing: Art and car enthusiasts will have the chance to win an original acrylic work on canvas of the Packard Building, created by Chris Bennett, the Packing District’s Director of Development. The proceeds from this drawing will benefit the Anaheim Historical Society.
The Day of the Dog festival is here! Enjoy 70 pet-focused vendors and dog-friendly activities, including a ball pit, foam party, surf machine, pool party, and much more. Additionally, you can take part in photo sessions, races, fashion shows, and even yoga sessions featuring adorable adoptable dogs. Free entry; Saturday, 12 – 5:00 pm; Main Street (between Ocean Park Boulevard and Strand Ave), Santa Monica, CA; 855.872.6797
Abernethy’s in DTLA introduces Toni’s Menu, a unique dining experience designed for dogs. To celebrate the new menu, they’re hosting a Puppy Yoga Event. Participate in a complimentary yoga session and socialize with adorable, adoptable puppies, or bring your own furry friend. While your new canine friends indulge in complimentary treats, you can savor Abernathy’s happy hour menu, featuring chilled mussels, tempura fried squash blossoms, Basque cheesecake, and of course cocktails! *Please bring your own mat!* Free entry; Sunday, 1 – 2:00 pm; 220 N. Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012; 213.972.8088
Sundays are for rooftop yoga and bottomless mimosa brunch! The AC Hotel Beverly Hills welcomes you to spend your Sunday am with a rooftop sweat and flow session, before relaxing with a lovely bottomless mimosa brunch. Cheers! $35; Sundays, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm; 6399 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048; 323.852.7000
Are you ready for some football!? The LA Chargers take on the Miami Dolphins for the first week of the NFL season. $73+; Sunday, 1:25 – 5:25 pm; SoFi Stadium – 1001 Stadium Dr., Inglewood, CA 90301; 424.541.9100
The Moxy DTLA invites you to a night of hip-hop and Bingo! Unlike anything you’ve experienced before, the night features Bingo, dance-offs, prizes, and booze-fueled antics, all set to hip-hop and R&B. $35+; Sunday, 5 – 9:00 pm; (Bar Moxy) -1260 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
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 . 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; Sunday, 5 – 8:00 pm; Malibu Pier – Malibu Pier Malibu, CA 90265