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Los Angeles Weekend Roundup

Fun Things to Do in Los Angeles

This Weekend (December 8 – December 10, 2023)

La Mesa Fridays

La Mesa Lounge invites you to spend Friday night at a Tulum-inspired magical experience, tucked in the heart of Hollywood. With over 10,000 sq. ft. of space, La Mesa presents a unique tropical oasis, that blends amazing cuisine with acrobats, fire dancers, and more. It’s unlike anything Los Angeles has seen before. Various prices; Friday, 10:00 pm; 1430 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.463.0004

Hip-Hop America: The Mixtape Exhibit at the GRAMMY Museum

The GRAMMY Museum® commemorates the 50th anniversary of hip-hop with Hip-Hop America: The Mixtape Exhibit. Immerse yourself in the vibrant 5,000-square-foot showcase, exploring the dynamic realms of hip-hop music, dance, graffiti, fashion, business, activism, and history. Delve into an awe-inspiring collection of artifacts, including LL Cool J’s iconic red Kangol bucket hat and the Notorious B.I.G.’s legendary red leather pea jacket. Engage in a unique Sonic Playground, featuring interactive stations that beckon visitors of all ages to unleash their creativity through DJing, rapping, and sampling. $18; Mondays – Sundays (except Tuesdays), 11:00 am – 5:00 pm and 11:00 – 6:00 pm (Saturdays); 800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.725.5700

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The GRAMMY Museum® Hip-Hop America: The Mixtape Exhibit, explores the dynamic realms of hip-hop including dance.

Made in L.A. 2023: Acts of Living at the Hammer Museum

Ready to experience art that doesn’t just hang on walls, but electrifies the air around you? Made in L.A. 2023: Acts of Living at the Hammer Museum spotlights artists who are pushing boundaries, redefining art’s role in society, and weaving their stories into the vibrant tapestry of L.A.’s cultural landscape. The new exhibit features powerful performances that blur the lines between art and life and thought-provoking installations that challenge your perceptions and leave a lasting impression. Free; Tuesdays – Sundays, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm; 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024; 310.443.7000

Debbie Gibson’s Winterlicious – An Evening of Holiday and Hits

Experience the magic of the holidays with pop icon Debbie Gibson as she takes the stage live at the Bourbon Room, delivering a mesmerizing performance of her chart-topping hits and festive classics. $55+; Friday – Saturday, 8:00 pm; The Bourbon Room – 6356 Hollywood Blvd., 2nd floor, Los Angeles, CA 90028; 213.667.4233

Los Angeles Celebrates the Holidays with Lights, Santa, Pop-Ups, and More!

The holidays are here, and LA has been converted into a Winter Wonderland of holiday pop-ups and activations. From pictures with Santa and gazing at beautiful Christmas lights, to screening holiday movies, ice skating, and more, we’ve got the best Christmas and holiday activities In Los Angeles.

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Santa is coming to town so get ready to have your picture taken with the big guy.

Weekends Are For Bottomless Brunch!

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!

Michelin-Starred Camphor Takes Over Santa Monica Proper Hotel

Camphor, the esteemed Michelin-starred restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles, is bringing its culinary excellence to the West Side for a pop-up collaboration with Open Table, at the Santa Monica Proper Hotel. The format will be a multi-course prix fixe dining room experience with a special bar menu featuring smaller bites also available. Co-Executive Chefs Max Boonthanakit and Lijo George have crafted an exceptional culinary journey, blending classic French flavors with innovative twists paired with curated wines. $150+ (prix fixe dinner) and $50 (bar bites); Saturday – Sunday, 6 – 9:30 pm; Santa Monica Proper Hotel – 700 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.620.9990


Football Sunday Funday: Scoring the Best Spots to Watch Football in Los Angeles

It’s football Sunday Funday, and we’ve got a list of the best LA sports bars and restaurants where you can watch all the games in Los Angeles.

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Are you ready for some football?!

Chocolate Sundaes at The Laugh Factory

On Sunday evenings, the Laugh Factory welcomes you to laugh until your stomach hurts at Chocolate Sundaes. The weekly comedy show features a hilarious host, DJ, and performances from seasoned veterans, as well as up-and-coming comedians whom you’ve seen on all of the major networks. You never know who you may see at Chocolate Sundaes. Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Justin Bieber, J Cole, and Tyrese have all been spotted laughing in the audience. And, some of your favorite funny celebrity comedians like Kevin Hart, Katt Williams, Howie Mandel, Bill Bellamy, Ali Wong, and Tracy Morgan have all dropped in to give the audience a surprise set. $25+; Sunday, 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm; The Laugh Factory – 8001 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

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(12/14 and 12/15): Wine Dinner with Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars at SALT Restaurant & Bar and The Wayfarer DTLA 

SALT Restaurant & Bar and The Wayfarer DTLA invite you to wind down 2023 with some nibbles and bubbles, featuring Napa Valley wines from Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars. Known for being the winery that won the Cabernet Sauvignon competition in the famous 1976 Judgment of Paris, Stag’s Leap Wine was founded in 1970 and is considered a Napa Valley first-growth estate. The three-course dinner includes wine pairings and a welcome glass. 

  • SALT: $95; 12/14, 7 – 10:00 pm; Marina del Rey Hotel – 13534 Bali Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292; 310.301.1000
  • The Wayfarer DTLA: $95; 12/15, 7- 10:00 pm; The Wayfarer DTLA Rooftop – 813 Flower Street Los Angeles, CA 90017; 213.285.4391
An image of a bottle of wine and a glass of wine from Stag's Leap Wine Cellars.
SALT Restaurant & Bar and The Wayfarer DTLA invite you to wind down 2023 with some nibbles and bubbles, featuring Napa Valley wines from Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars.





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