Los Angeles Weekly Roundup

Fun Things to Do in Los Angeles

This Week (September 25 – 28, 2023)

ClassPass Offers a FREE Month of Fitness Classes

Get ready to supercharge your fitness journey! ClassPass is offering a FREE month of access to a wide range of exhilarating fitness classes all over Los Angeles. Elevate your wellness routine, explore new workouts, and embrace a healthier you, all without breaking the bank. I’m currently entering my second week of free classes, and am loving it so far! I’ve done Pilates and two different boxing workouts, and this week I’ll be kickboxing and sweating in hot yoga. *Note that with the free month trial, you will not be able to repeat classes. FREE; available online

An image of two women in a boxing class.
Get ready to supercharge your fitness journey! ClassPass is offering a FREE month of fitness classes all over Los Angeles.

Ocean Prime Offers Prix Fixe Three-Course Lunch and Prix Fixe Three-Course Dinner

Since 2014, Ocean Prime Beverly Hills has been a go-to restaurant for special occasions, business meals, girlfriend gatherings, after-work happy hour, and more. And recently the popular Beverly Hills restaurant unveiled two new prix fixe choices: a three-course Prime Lunch and a three-course Early Dining menu for dinner. 9595 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; 310.859.4818

Prime Lunch: $35; Mondays – Fridays, 11:30 am – 4:00 pm

  • Shellfish “Cobb” Salad gfm; (mixed Ggreens with shrimp, lobster, bacon, egg, blue cheese, tossed in a gourmet dressing)
  • Poke Bowl (ahi tuna, salmon, avocado, sriracha vinaigrette
  • Teriyaki Salmon (shiitake sticky rice, soy butter sauce
  • Roasted Chicken gfm (spinach bread salad, roasted tomatoes, olives, balsamic jus
  • 8 Oz. Filet * ($10 Upcharge – gouda potato cake, chili seared spinach, cabernet jus)
  • A selection of shellfish on ice and sushi is offered as well as items such as:
    • Pork Belly Bao (sweet chili sauce, pickles, cashew, scallion)
    • Whitefish Ceviche (mango, avocado, lime, crisp tortilla)      
    • Parmesan Truffle Fries (parmesan cheese, truffle oil, ketchup)     
    • Short Rib Tacos (hand-pressed tortillas, salsa, pickled red onion)

Early Dining Menu: $65; Mondays – Fridays, 4 – 5:30 pm

  • Lobster Bisque (butter-poached lobster)
  • Sea Scallops (parmesan risotto, English peas, citrus vinaigrette) 
  • Teriyaki Salmon (shiitake sticky rice, soy butter sauce)
  • Bacon Creamed spinach 
  • Truffle Mac & Cheese 
  • Chophouse Corn 
  • Five-Layer Carrot Cake 
  • Warm Butter Cake
An image of Ocean Prime's Warm Butter Cake.
Ocean Prime’s Warm Butter Cake is absolutely delicious!

Sunset Hour at The Surfing Fox, the Newest Spot for Drinks and Views in Santa Monica

There’s an exciting addition to the Santa Monica dining scene – ‘Sunset Hour’ at The Surfing Fox! The perfect spot to enjoy California-inspired bites and innovative libations on an expansive open-air patio set against direct views of beach sunsets, the newly-opened restaurant just steps from the Santa Monica Pier will feature a special weekday Sunset Hour menu Monday – Friday. Selections include Shishito Peppers with charred onion aioli, togarashi, and lemon; Brussels Sprouts, Kale Salad with cotija, avocado, pepitas, and vinaigrette; and the fan-favorite Guacamole with serranos. Sunset Cocktails feature the East Side with gin, lime, cucumber, and mint and the Margarita with el jimador, lime, and agave (pro tip: try it spicy), while the bar’s signature Foxtails, including the popular Prickly Pear with Corazon Blanco, prickly pear and hibiscus cordial, are available at $2 off. Furry friends at The Surfing Fox are welcomed with pet-friendly options including the Barkuterie Board and options such as lean proteins, veggies, and riceVarious prices; Mondays – Fridays, 3 – 7:00 pm; The Pierside Santa Monica – 120 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 424.214.1830

An image of a few items at Sunset Hour at The Surfing Foxincluding Shishito Peppers, Brussels Sprouts, and libations,
Sunset Hour at The Surfing Fox features Shishito Peppers, Brussels Sprouts, and delightful libations.

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.

BOA Steakhouse Hosts Exclusive VIP 6-Course Tasting Menu

BOA Steakhouse is excited to announce an exclusive tasting menu experience at all BOA Steakhouse locations. Guests can explore the best of Paul Hobbs Winery with Wine Director Guy Sandin. The dinner includes a 6-course tasting menu with an A5 Kagoshima Oscar style, a Chilean Sea Bass & Uni, a hearty Lamb Bolognese Tagliatelle pasta with olives, and ricotta salata. The tasting ends on a sweet note with a decadent sweet and rich Port, made with cherry mousse cherries, sorbet, and chocolate. $295 (Reservations are required); Tuesday (Manhattan Beach) and Thursday (West Hollywood) locations

Chris Carpenter Wine Dinner at Mastro’s Steakhouse Beverly Hills and Mastro’s Ocean Club Los Angeles 

Mastro’s Steakhouse Beverly Hills and Mastro’s Ocean Club Los Angeles will host a one-of-a-kind dinner featuring wines crafted by renowned winemaker, Chris Carpenter. For one night only, guests can enjoy a masterfully paired five-course menu featuring the finest Jackson Family Wines, Pan-Seared Scallops, Prime Boneless Ribeye, Cherry Crisp, and more. $375; Tuesday, 7:00 pm; Mastro’s Los Angeles and Mastro’s Beverly Hills

Tuesday Discount for SAG-AFTRA and WGA Members at The Original Farmer’s Market

In solidarity with the SAG-AFTRA strike, The Original Farmers Market is offering weekly discounts. Every Tuesday, members and union cardholders can enjoy a generous 15% pre-tax discount on all purchases at select merchants, listed below. Additionally, members will receive free all-day parking. These benefits will continue throughout the strike, demonstrating The Original Farmers Market’s commitment to the individuals in the entertainment industry. Various prices; Tuesdays, 6333 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.933.9211

Select merchants include:

Enjoy 75 Cent Hotcakes at NORMS for National Pancake Day

Calling all pancake lovers! In honor of National Pancake Day (or ‘Hotcake Day’ as they call it at NORMS), diners at all NORMS Restaurants can enjoy a stack of two hotcakes for just .75 cents ALL DAY! Available for dine-in, take out, and online ordering, guests can sink their teeth into famously fresh and pillowy hotcakes from SoCal’s favorite diner chain, with butter and syrup encouraged. Please note, there is a limit of two orders per customer. $.75; Various hours and locations

An image of two pancakes with butter on top.
Calling all pancake lovers! In honor of National Pancake Day, diners at all NORMS Restaurants can enjoy a stack of two hotcakes for just .75 cents ALL DAY!

Family Guy Experience Arrives in LA

Step into the hilarious world of Family Guy at the Family Guy Experience, where you can enjoy a real-life visit to The Drunken Clam, complete with a Family Guy-themed cocktail menu. Putt your way through the immersive 9-hole mini golf course, designed exclusively for fans of the Griffins, and satisfy your appetite with a delectable selection from Peter’s ‘Eat My Junk’ food truck, featuring a menu inspired by the beloved animated series. $27+; Wednesdays – Sundays (through 11/15), various hours; 613 Imperial St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Win a FREE Trip to Cabo with Rubio’s “Back to Baja” Sweepstakes

Rubio’s is launching a new and improved mobile app, making it easier than ever to earn and redeem rewards for free food, customize menu items, and receive special challenges to earn points even faster. The app features faster reordering, and the ability to quickly add-to-bag. App users will have the chance to win a trip to Cabo in the “Back to Baja” Sweepstakes, running today – 10/31. Every order for Rewards members earns an entry for a chance to win a five-day trip to Cabo, including flights and transportation to and from the airport. Various prices, hours, and locations

An image of the famous arc in Cabo San Lucas.
Win a FREE trip to Cabo with Rubio’s “Back to Baja” sweepstakes.

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; Thursday – Sunday, various hours; various locations; national and international coffee day.

An image of a cup of coffee.
Klatch Coffee celebrates 30 years with the Klatch House Party Tour!

Glendale International Film Festival

The Glendale International Film Festival (GIFF) is a celebration of the cinematic arts spotlighting local and global independent film and filmmakers. During GIFF’s upcoming ninth edition, attendees will convene in person for eight days of screenings; special events; film, student film, and screenplay awards; networking; and Q&As. $15+; Thursday – 10/5, various hours and locations

Broken Shaker Sunset Dance Party

Broken Shaker is hosting its second event with JADE for a Sunset Dance Party. This 2SQTBIPOC-centered event will be taking over the entire rooftop and pool. Find yourself dancing to Latine y Afro diaspora rhythms by DJ Hoeteps and Cquestt or join a Sound Bath & Queer Ancestral Ceremony by Allie Brown & Devyn Galindo at 6:00 pm. When you’re done, take a gander at the art installation by Ry and catch some instant memories on the way to their queer photo booth. Free (hotel guests) – $20; Thursday, 5 – 9:00 pm; Freehand Los Angeles – 416 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014; 213.612.0021

Coming Soon

(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, whipped cream). Enjoy! $169; 10/12, 7:00 pm; The Palm Los Angeles and The Palm Beverly Hills





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