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Los Angeles Weekend Roundup

The Best Things To Do in Los Angeles 5/3/24 – 5/5/24

Sting, Incubus, and Seal Live at the Beach Life Festival

Calling all Cali dreamers! Immerse yourself in the good vibes and crashing waves at the Beach Life Festival this weekend. Celebrate the iconic SoCal beach lifestyle with live music by Sting, Incubus, Seal, and more, view stunning art pieces, and dine on delicious food. $179+; Friday – Sunday, Various hours; 239 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

“Netflix is a Joke” Comedy Fest Returns to Los Angeles

Get ready to die laughing LA! The star-studded “Netflix is a Joke” comedy tour descends upon Hollywood for 12 hilarious days, featuring an all-star lineup including Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Jim Gaffigan, Seth Rogan, Ali Wong, Katt Williams, Kym Whitley, Deon Cole, Nicole Byer, Nick Kroll, Janelle James, Celeste Barber, Jason Mantzoukas, and more! Prepare for non-stop laughs with comedy’s elite. Don’t miss your chance to see these A-listers live – tickets are selling fast! Various prices, hours, and locations (Friday – 5/12)

An image of lifestyle blogger Ariel at the last Netflix is a Joke comedy tour.
The star-studded “Netflix is a Joke” comedy tour descends upon Hollywood for 12 hilarious days.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s time to show our appreciation for the most important woman in our lives. Finding the perfect gift for Mom can be a daunting task, but fear not, because we’ve got you covered. Our Mother’s Day gift guide is here to help you find a unique and thoughtful present that will make her feel loved and cherished. So, sit back and relax. Whether your Mom is into travel, relaxation, wellness, or sentimental items, we’ve curated a list of the best gifts that will suit any taste and budget and give Mom a happy Mother’s Day. Various prices


KA’TEEN Debuts Brunch Service for Cinco de Mayo Weekend

KA’TEEN, Hollywood’s beloved Yucatan-inspired restaurant by Chef Wes Avila, is pleased to announce that Cinco de Mayo weekend will mark the debut of a brand new, high-energy brunch service with updated menu items and a curated music program that will see DJ performances every Saturday within the al-fresco space. A staple in the Los Angeles culinary scene, KA’TEEN will introduce a new menu with specialty dishes such as the Breakfast Quesadilla and Strawberry Concha French Toast, accompanied by inventive cocktails including the large-format El Jefe Wes Colada or La Bloody Maria, for Mezcal lovers. On Saturdays, brunch will feature special DJ sets by LA-based talent throughout the spring and summer months. To mark the occasion and in celebration of Cinco de Mayo, KA’TEEN will be serving up a variety of drink and dish specials exclusively available this Saturday and Sunday, including the La Poblana cocktail made with Cincoro Tequila Reposado, a Duck MoleWild Boar Carnitas, and much more. There will also be musical performances all weekend long for guests to enjoy while dining. Various prices; Saturday – Sunday, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm; Tommie Hollywood – 6516 Selma Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.410.6360

An image of the Flan Brûlée Pancakes from KA’TEEN.
KA’TEEN is pleased to announce the debut of a brand new, high-energy brunch service featuring items like these Flan Brûlée Pancakes. Photo credit: Wonho Frank Lee

Corgi Derby Day at Benny Boy Brewing

Join Benny Boy Brewing for its first-ever Corgi Derby Day. Show up in your fancy attire, shop small with Wallflower Market (benefiting Queen’s Best Stumpy Dog Rescue), watch the cutest corgis race, and see who gets crowned at the rose garland ceremony. Enter your corgi in the race (mixed breeds welcome to participate). Food by pop-up vendors Big Javi’s Fried Chicken (12 -5 pm) and River St. BBQ (5 – 11:00 pm) Free entry; Saturday, 2 – 5:00 pm; 1821 Daly St., Los Angeles, CA 90031

Derby Day Brunch Party at Baltaire

To celebrate Derby Day, Baltaire is hosting a Derby Day Brunch Party, presented by Woodinville Whiskey and Veuve Clicquot. Guests will be able to stream the race while enjoying Baltaire’s Sunday Brunch offerings, with special additions to celebrate the festivities including a photo wall and photographer, live DJ, race commentator, a custom Veuve Clicquot roaming cart to enjoy Baltaire’s P.O.G. (passionfruit, orange, guava) mimosa tableside, featured Woodinville Mint Julep, and more. Guests are encouraged to dress in Derby attire and can win various prizes for best dressed/best hat! $85; Saturday, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm; 11647 San Vicente Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90049; 424.273.1660

An image of two women at Baltaire celebrating Derby Day.
To celebrate Derby Day, Baltaire is hosting a Derby Day Brunch Party, presented by Woodinville Whiskey and Veuve Clicquot.

Celebrate National Boba Day with FREE Boba and Tattoos from BOBABAM

To celebrate National Boba Day, BOBABAM, Los Angeles-basedinstant boba drink kits created to bring the authentic Taiwanese boba shop experience home, is celebrating the holiday with a boba-filled event at goodr Cabana in Venice. BOBABAM is hosting an “Ink + Drink” event at the goodr Cabana where guests can enjoy a “build-your-own boba” bar, DJ, ephemeral/boba-themed tattoos by The Tattoo Shop LA and snag fun, boba-inspired swag while shopping for bad*ss sunnies from goodr. BOBABAM will have music playing, snacks to enjoy and photo-worthy moments. Free entry; Saturday, 12 – 5:00 pm; goodr Cabana – 1348 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

No Kid Hungry’s Taste of the Nation Food Festival Returns to LA

No Kid Hungry’s Taste of The Nation food festival is making its return to Los Angeles, at Media Park in Culver City. Attendees will enjoy exceptional eats and curated drinks from Los Angeles’ top chefs and mixologists – including Brooke Williamson, Mei Lin, Shirley Chung, Stephanie Izzard, Jazz Singsanong, and Michael Reed – all united to support No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger in California and across the U.S. In addition to the incredible line-up of culinary talents, the afternoon will also include live entertainment and games. Taste of the Nation promises a fun-filled day highlighting the vibrancy and generosity of Los Angeles’ culinary community. Los Angeles has no shortage of food events. However, given that 1 in 8 kids in the U.S., and 1 in 7 in California face hunger each day. We’re proud to support No Kid Hungry’s Taste of the Nation which helps raise critical funds and awareness to end childhood hunger. $135+; Saturday, 1 – 4:00 pm; Media Park – 9070 W. Venice Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

An image of children sitting on a field.
We’re proud to support No Kid Hungry’s Taste of the Nation food festival which helps raise critical funds and awareness to end childhood hunger.

SHARE Inc. Annual Fundraising Gala for Los Angeles Communities

SHARE, Inc. invites you to the 71st annual Boomtown Gala at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel. SHARE, Inc. is Hollywood’s oldest and most noteworthy charity, founded in 1953 by seven women- some of whom were the wives of the famous Rat Pack!  Their mission is to improve the lives of children with special needs and members of the community who are less fortunate. To date, SHARE has raised more than $65 million benefiting charities in need across Los Angeles! Throughout the years, honorees, performers, and notable members have included Lucille Ball, Judy Garland, Priscilla Presley, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sharon Stone, Kathy Hilton, Sherry Lansing, Johnny Carson, Frank Sinatra and the list goes on. The annual gala benefits local charities including Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, CASA, The Rape Foundation, Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF), Team Primetime, The Art of Elysium, Ahead with Horses, Stuart House, Slavin Special Education Center and Sycamores- Hathaway House. and includes a live auction and dinner party. Please note the dress code is dressy Casual or dressy western attire. Various prices; Saturday, 6:00 pm; The Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel –  2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067; 310.424.3030


Cinco de Mayo Events in Los Angeles

What’s better than a Cinco de Mayo Sunday Funday! If you’re looking to celebrate on the town, we’ve got a list of the best LA restaurants, bars, hotels, and cantinas, serving cocktail and food specials and hosting special Cinco de Mayo events. And for those celebrating from home, check out our list of festive cocktail recipes to serve at your Cinco de Mayo party. So if you love tacos, nachos, burritos, margaritas, mezcal, and tequila, get ready because Cinco de Mayo is here! Various prices, hours, and locations

An image of the Cantarita from KA'TEEN.
We’ve got a list of the best LA restaurants, bars, hotels, and cantinas, serving cocktail and food specials and hosting special Cinco de Mayo events. Photo credit: Wonho Frank Lee

Three-Course Prix Fixe Sunday Brunch at Lavo

Craving a luxurious brunch experience in the heart of the Sunset Strip? Look no further than Italian bistro Lavo! This decadent three-course feast offers a taste of Lavo’s culinary artistry, featuring brunch classics with a gourmet twist. Highlights include: the Prime Burger, Lemon Ricotta Pancake, and Linguine alla Carbonara. $35; Sundays, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm; 9201 Sunset Blvd Suite 100, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 310.817.6441

Jazz Pianist Jacky Terrasson at the Moss Theater

Calling all jazz lovers. This weekend offers a rare opportunity to hear French-born New York-residing jazz pianist Jacky Terrasson at the Moss Theater! The most widely traveled of all jazz pianists, Jacky Terrasson is the “piano player of happiness,” according to Telerama magazine in France. He is an exhilarating musician, one of those who play their public straight to euphoria. Jacky will be joined at the Moss by bassist Jermaine Paul and drummer Damion Reed. One show – No Intermission. Tickets can be reserved up to 2:00 pm on the day of the show; with the remaining tickets available at the door at show time. $40; Sunday, 7:00 pm; 3131 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404





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