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Los Angeles Weekly Roundup

The Best Things To Do in Los Angeles 6/17/24 – 6/20/24
Monday

The Peninsula Beverly Hills Welcomes Celebrity Hair Stylist: The Hair Atelier

The Peninsula Beverly Hills welcomes celebrity hairstylist, David Pierre, with the launch of his second salon location, The Hair Atelier. As the trusted hair stylist for many notable celebrities such as Kate Hudson, Shaun White, and Nina Dobrev, The Hair Atelier is known for its meticulously tailored experiences that leave clients feeling their best. The unveiling of the private styling lounge marks a new pinnacle of refinement at The Peninsula Beverly Hills’ acclaimed spa, renowned for its results-driven approach to wellness and beauty. Catering to the discerning tastes of hotel patrons and locals, the space promises to be a luxurious haven for guests, where indulgence and relaxation intertwine seamlessly. Services will include everything from signature stylings and blowouts for special events, hair reparative treatments, haircuts, scalp treatments, and more. Various prices; Mondays – Saturdays, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (by appointment only); 9882 S Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; 310.733.7690

An image of celebrity hairstylist David Pierre.
The Peninsula Beverly Hills welcomes celebrity hairstylist, David Pierre, with the launch of his second salon location, The Hair Atelier. (Photo Credit: Jester Jungco)

Seafood and Steak Destination Ocean Prime Beverly Hills Launches New Happy Hour Menu and Fish Dishes

Seafood and steak destination Ocean Prime Beverly Hills invites you to enjoy their new happy hour menu and new seafood dishes. Mondays – Sundays, various hours (with Happy Hour Mondays – Fridays, 3 – 7:00 pm and Saturdays, 4 – 7:00 pm); 9595 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; 310.859.4818

  • For happy hour, prepare to sink your teeth into Crab and Artichoke Dip, Pastrami Sliders , and my favorite, the Spicy Salmon Tacos. These savory bites complement Ocean Prime’s lounge menu which features Parmesan Truffle Fries, Lamb Lollipops, Pork Belly Bao, Oysters on the Half Shell, sushi rolls and more – all $5 off during happy hour. You can also enjoy a variety of their signature cocktails, wines, and beers.
  • Ocean Prime also welcomes you to try their new flavorful, flakey fish dishes, like the Pacific Halibut ($70), Blackened Snapper ($52), Sea Scallops ($58), Chilean Sea Bass ($62), and Teriyaki Salmon ($51).
An image of the new Short Rib Sliders from Ocean Prime's new happy hour menu.
Prepare to sink your teeth into Ocean Prime’s new happy hour menu featuring items like these Pastrami Sliders. (Photo Credit: Nkechi Ahaiwe)

Los Angeles Celebrates Pride

We’ve got your ultimate guide to LA Pride and WeHo Pride 2024. Show your solidarity and support, and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community with colorful parades, drag brunches, concerts, and more! Love is Love!

Tuesday

This Iconic LA Hotel is Making A Splash This Summer with Poolside SCUBA Classes from June – September 2024

DTLA’s award-winning urban oasis, Hotel Figueroa is offering Angelenos and travelers alike the chance to begin their scuba journey closer to home with the return of weekly SCUBA classes in the hotel’s pool. Led by master diver and scuba expert, Beth Beltramo of the Los Angeles-based & female-owned PADI outfit, Eco Dive Center the two-hour introductory sessions will teach divers the SCUBA basics including how to become weightless and swim effortlessly, how to use SCUBA gear, and other basic skills and safety rules. All equipment will be provided – all one needs to bring is a bathing suit and a PMA (positive mental attitude)! $199; Tuesdays, 6;00 pm (through 9/24); 939 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213. 627.8971

Wednesday

Kendrick Lamar and Friends Live at the Kia Forum

Attention all LA hip-hop fans! Don’t miss Kendrick Lamar’s epic Juneteenth throwdown, “The Pop Out – Ken & Friends,” live at the Kia Forum. It’s sure to be a scorcher, so grab your tickets now and celebrate freedom with King Kendrick! $404+; Wednesday, 4:00 pm; 3900 W Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90305; 310.862.6200

Juneteenth Celebration at the Hollywood Bowl with T-Pain Plus Special Guests

Mark your calendars, Angelenos! This Juneteenth, the Hollywood Bowl is thrilling music lovers with a special performance by T-Pain and friends. Get there early (doors open at 5:00 pm) and experience the return of the Hollywood Bowl Food + Wine’s popular Complimentary Wine Tastings, featuring distributor Keith Fox of Grapevine Wine Company pouring Opp Wines – the perfect way to start your Juneteenth celebration! $29+; Wednesday, 5:00 pm (wine tasting) and 8:00 pm (show); 2301 Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068; 323.850.2000

Thursday

Summer Solstice Food & Libations Festival at the Marina del Rey Hotel

Celebrate the summer solstice with a food & libations festival at the Marina del Rey Hotel. Soak up the sun on the scenic marina lawn as you discover the craft behind your favorite spirits (Golden Eagle Vodka, Hendricks Gin, Terlato Winery, Caymus Vineyards, High Noon, and Gin and Juice) and savor delicious bites from Chef Garee Battad at SALT. $58.82; Thursday, 7:00 pm; 13534 Bali Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292; 310.301.1000

An image of the sun shining on the trees.
Celebrate the summer solstice with a food & libations festival at the Marina del Rey Hotel.
On Sale Now

On Sale Now (6/22-6/23): Popera: Sex, Death & Politics Live On Stage at the Hollywood Fringe Festival

Get ready for feminist jokes, a crash course in the history of opera, and plenty of pop music sprinkled in with Popera: Sex, Death & Politics. POPERA merges two passions – pop + opera and creates a brand-new genre! The game show-style cabaret encourages audience participation and makes for a fun night of comedy, music, and more! Audiences will be encouraged to use their mobile phones while other volunteers will be dragged up on stage… and might or might not,  win the grand prize of box wine! The show premiered in Australia to rave reviews and will play five shows on its U.S. tour stop in Los Angeles, as a part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival (through 6/30.) $17 or $10 (student); 6/22 – 6/23, 3:30 pm; Jaxx Theatre  – 5432 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90029; 323.650.0878

On Sale Now (6/22): Hollywood Under the Stars Returns to Paramount Pictures Studios

Spend an evening under the stars with LA’s top celebrity chefs and restaurants. Hollywood Under the Stars is a preliminary culinary event hosted by Paramount Studios to raise money for St. Vincent Meals on Wheels. The evening features live entertainment and mouthwatering food from such popular LA restaurants as Pez Coastal Kitchen, Angelini Osteria, Georgia’s Restaurant, and L’antica Pizzeria da Michele. This year will be co-hosted by our very own guest blogger E-Kan Soong and will honor award-winning actor Ian McShane and his wife Gwen Humble McShane for their years of service. 250+; 6/22, 6:30 pm; Paramount Pictures – 5555 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038; 323.956.1777

An image of lifestyle blogger Ariel Johns at the 2023 Hollywood Under the Stars.
Spend an evening with LA’s top celebrity chefs and restaurants at Hollywood Under the Stars.

On Sale Now (6/28): Modern Day Wife Hosts Soirée en Blanc – VIP Parisian Picnic Rooftop & Helipad Experience at Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

Calling all LA social butterflies! Modern Day Wife is hosting the ultimate summer beauty event: the Soirée en Blanc at Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. Pose for breathtaking photo ops and gain access to the star-studded main event with shopping, beauty bars, speaker panels, and a dazzling fashion show. For those who want to elevate their experience, upgrade your ticket to the VIP Parisian Picnic Rooftop & Helipad Experience, featuring an exclusive rooftop champagne lunch before the main festivities. Tickets are selling fast, so snag yours and get ready for a night of Parisian elegance! $40+; 6/28, 4:30 – 9:00 pm; Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills – 8555 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90048

On Sale Now (6/30): Rib Fest is Back! Lucques’ Historic Family-Style BBQ Returns to A.O.C. with Ribs, Wings, All the Sides Plus Cowboy Cocktails

Get your boots on and giddyup! Rib Fest is coming to A.O.C. for one night only and it will be smokin’ hot! A.O.C. will be suited up for the rib rodeo and Suzanne’s family-style feast of slow-cooked ribs, hot wings, and sides which has become a Goin/Styne summer tradition since 2000. A week of preparation goes into the smoking of beef brisket, pork and lamb ribs, spreading the lure of wood smoke throughout both neighborhoods and attracting a growing swell of Rib Fest Groupies for this BBQ celebration. Guests are invited to wear their Stetsons, chaps and boots and join the party. The menu features Suzanne’s Saint Louis-style pork ribs; braised Westholme beef brisket; spiced lamb spare ribs and too-hot-to-handle chicken wings. Mouth-watering sides are included – coleslaw & baked beans; long-cooked collard greens; buttered corn-on-the-cob; tomato and watermelon salad; served with grilled cornbread & Wonder Bread. Finish with a summery dessert of warm peach cobbler with strawberries and buttermilk ice cream. Don’t miss some foot-stomping cowboy cocktails to enhance the menu. $110.27; 6/30, Please contact A.O.C. directly for seating times; 8700 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048; 310.859.9859

An image of the spread at A.O.C.'s Rib Fest.
Get your boots on and giddyup! Rib Fest is coming to A.O.C. for one night only and it will be smokin’ hot! (Photo Credit: Suzanne Lanza)

On Sale Now (7/13): The Concern Foundation’s 49th Annual Block Party Returns to Paramount Studios Hollywood in Support of Cancer Research!

The Concern Foundation is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated 49th Annual Block Party, returning to the historic backlot of Paramount Studios Hollywood, bringing together 4,000 guests for an unforgettable evening dedicated to raising vital funds for cancer research. This year’s Block Party theme, MISSION CONCERN – CONQUERING CANCER THE FINAL FRONTIER, pays tribute to the Stanley and Joyce Black Family Foundation for their outstanding contributions to the community and 3 GENERATIONS – A LEGACY OF COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP. The event promises a galactic extravaganza of culinary delights, top-notch beverages, and captivating live entertainment across multiple stages. Attendees can indulge in a culinary journey through the streets of Paramount’s Backlot, sampling an array of gourmet food tastings, desserts, spirits, cocktails, wines, and beers. Musical performances by the Tom Nolan Band on the Main Launch Pad, D’ City Sound & Events presented by the Hirsch Family Foundation, and the Vibrato Intergalactic Cantina featuring the Jason Goldstein Sextet with Lilli Passero, and other special artists will set the tone for an electric atmosphere. Guests will find themselves celebrating the wonders of the cosmos and hope for a cancer-free future while experiencing Brian Kramer Photography Digital Photo Studio sponsored by Northern Trust, Casino Style Gaming for Prizes presented by Agua Caliente CasinosPhoto Booth by SnapItStudio.comSpecialty Lounge areas provided by Souza InsuranceShuttle Services at the event sponsored by Motev Spa Services provided by Fairmont Spa Century Plaza, and Glamour Makeovers by the Beauty Bus Foundation. The highlight of the evening will be the Online Silent & Live Auctions featuring exclusive items and extraordinary packages, offering attendees one-of-a-kind opportunities to support cancer research. $500+; 7/13, 6 – 11:00 pm; Paramount Pictures – 5555 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90038

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