Weekend Events: January 4-6

It’s a new year, it’s a new you. Whether or not you followed through on your resolutions so far in 2019, you deserve to treat yourself to a weekend of fun in LA. In the city of stars there is no shortage of thrills. We rounded-up the best “Angeleno” approved events to spruce up your first weekend of the year!

Read below for events happening in and round LA January 4-6.

Discover your inner Angeleno!

Friday, January 4th

First-Time Fridays at LACMA

You haven’t been to LACMA you say? Well luckily for you, LA’s Contemporary Museum of Modern Art accepts this and offers First Time Fridays. This monthly event invites guest to explore the museum from 3:00pm-8:00pm for LA residents. If you let the ticket office know it is your first visit to LACMA, you will receive a free poster and discounts at the LACMA store, LACMA Cafe and C+M.

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Abbot Kinney First Fridays

AK’s neighborhood block party returns this Friday on the “coolest block in America”. Whatever your craving, you’ll be sure to find something with new and old food trucks joining the event and merchant discounts plus late hours.

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LA Lakers vs. New York Knicks

NBA tickets to see the Los Angeles Lakers play the New York Knicks are sure to be selling quickly! Fans from both sides of the nation won’t want to miss this exciting regular season game! If you want to be there to catch all of the action you’d better act now. Secure your seats so you can cheer on your favorite team!

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Saturday, January 5th

Watson Adventures’ Thrilla at the Getty Villa

Roam for Romans on a unique scavenger hunt that transports you to ancient Greece and Rome via the Getty Villa. You’ll follow a trail of clues and answer fun, tricky questions. Discover facts you never knew about the odd aspects of gods, goddesses, and the inventors of the toga party.

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Golden Globes Foreign Language Nominee Symposium

Discover the best foreign language films of 2018. This year’s five nominees include Capernaum from Lebanon, Girl from Belgium, Never Look Away from Germany, Roma from Mexico, and Shoplifters from Japan. The symposium will also include a free roundtable with the Directors for each of the nominated films. The panel will be moderated by Mike Goodridge, former HFPA member and VP turned festival director and programmer. Advance sale tickers are available until 5:00pm January 4 but will still be available for standby the day of.

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Bricks LA 2019

Come share your love of Lego and discover hundreds of fan created models at the Pasadena Convention Center ! Enjoy their vendor area with new, used, and unique brick accessories as well as building techniques and panel discussions. It will be a weekend of fun for all ages.

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Sunday, January 6

Annual Carroll Shelby Cruise-In

Come see some of the fastest, rarest and most beloved Shelby’s of all time. The Petersen will celebrate Carroll Shelby’s birthday by having a cruise-in on the third floor parking structure of the museum. All car enthusiasts are invited to participate in the car show and contest. Coffee and snacks will be provided.

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A Faery Hunt Magical Adventure

Named by Nickelodeon the “Best Children’s Theater” in Los Angeles, A Faery Hunt delights as a magical adventure. Auntie Angelica leads the audience on a gentle journey to help the Faery royalty! With the help of the audience and the Faeries, it’s a musical filled afternoon with fun, laughs and surprises.

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LA Kings Holiday ICE at L.A. Live Final Day

Just because the holidays are over, doesn’t mean the fun has to be. Don’t miss out on the last day of the LA Kings Holiday Ice at L.A. Live. Skate your way through the weekend as a family fun activity or date night.

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Weekend Events: Oct.5th-7th

Warner Bros' Horror Made Here Studio Tour

Do you smell that in the air? Pumpkin season has officially begun. So throw together your witches brew, dig out your favorite fall sweater and take part in all things October kicking off this weekend with a howl.

With all the hustle and bustle of our weekday routine we bring you a curated list of the weekends top activities happening throughout the city of stars.

Discover your inner Angeleno!

Limited engagements taking place this Oct. 5th-7th feature Warner Brothers Festival of Frights to Veuve Clicquots annual Polo Match. Read below for a breakdown of the weekend events.

Friday Oct. 5th, 2018

Warner Bro’ Horror Made Here: A Festival of Frights

Warner Bros' Horror Made Here Studio Tour
Warner Bros’ Horror Made Here Studio Tour

Location: Warner Bro. Studios–6510 Forrest LAwn Drive, Los Angles

The WB’s famed backlot studio tour goes for full frights as they transform into  haunting square. Brave through a maze inspired by The Conjuring or attempt to tour Freddy vs. Jason’s Camp Crystal Lake and Batman’s Arkham Asylum. Other highlights include horror makeup demos, ephemera from Tim Burton films, and a special screening of select scenes from 1973’s The Exorcist.  If your feeling parched, True Blood’s Fangtasia will be serving for all the visiting vamps. And if you happened to miss last years scariest haunted attraction. the IT haunted house returns as a pop-up for the fest.

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Adult Swim Festival

Adult Swim Festival
Adult Swim Festival

Location: Row DTLA

Let your inner kid out out this weekend for Cartoon Networks “Adult Swim” Festival. Taking place over three days at the Row DTLA, the schedule features acts from Thudercat, Zola Jesus, Hannibal Buress and Nick Rutherford.  Along with a variety of games, food, drinks, and previews of upcoming shows-Friday is giving a preview of the weekends events before it goes into full swing Saturday and Sunday. With music, comedy, and so much more, it’s the perfect way to jumpstart your weekend. For more info click here.

Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch

Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch
Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch

Location: 10100 Jefferson Boulevard, Culver City

Make your way to Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch Opening Ceremony! This family-friendly pumpkin patch-slash-amusement park has been an LA staple for over three decades, not just for great jack-o’-lantern materials, but for bounce houses, straw mazes, and petting zoos. Naturally, it’s open through Halloween proper, and if you have family in town it’s a great place to take them — Mr. Bones is notorious for celeb sightings, too. For more info click here.

Saturday Oct. 6th, 2018

Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park
Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park

Location: Will Roger’s State Park, Pacific Palisades

Pick out the perfect wide-brimmed hat and your daytime finest because Veuve Clicquot returns to Will Rogers State Park. Led by Argentine polo star Nacho Figures, the annual match is a day well spent of sips and sites. The celeb-filled soiree with the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Mandy Moore, and Lea Michele kicks off with Champagne bars and Food Trucks at 11am. After you’ve fueled up head to the field to cheer on the teams in the 2pm game. Tickets are sold out on the Veuve site but still available on StubHub.com. For more info click here.

Hammer Museum: Fall Exhibits Opening Ceremony

Hammer Museum
Hammer Museum

Location: Hammer Museum, Westwood

Usher in the opening of the Hammer Museum’s fall exhibitions. “Adrian Piper: Concepts and Intuitions, 1965-2016” and “Stones to Stains: The Drawings of Victor Hugo,” opens in the Westwood museum this Saturday. The exhibition includes a free party in the museum’s courtyard, featuring a cash bar, DJ sets and food trucks. Have a little fun and culture yourself! For more info click here.

Street Food Cinema Presents: Beetlejuice in Victory Park

Beetlejuice 30th Anniversary Screening
Beetlejuice 30th Anniversary Screening

BEETLEJUICE! BEETLEJUICE! BEETLEJUICE! Don’t miss out ton the 30th Anniversary screening of Beetlejuice in Pasadena’s Victory Park. Bring your blankets, chairs, dogs, children, cousins, and make your way to one of L.A.’s favorite outdoor cinema events. Street Food Cinema will also be renting out chairs for those not wanting to BYOS(Bring your own seats). With live music kicking off the night and food trucks on standby, there’s no better way to take in the night under the stars. Tickets vary in price and more information can be found by clicking here.

Sunday Oct. 7th, 2018

COAST Open Streets Festival

Santa Monica COAST Festival
Santa Monica COAST Festival

Location: Main Street & Ocean Ave, Santa Monica

Explore the city of Santa Monica as this third annual event transforms two miles of streets into a festival for the day. Arrive by bike, bus, train, or walk your way to this free day of fun alongside stilt walkers, DJs, and local bands. Feel the seaside breeze while exploring interactive COAST Zones celebrating arts, culture, sustainability as well as other attractions along the route. Taking place on Main Street and Ocean Ave. For more info click here.

Twilight on the Pier: Finale Concert

Twilight on the Pier-Santa Monica
Twilight on the Pier-Santa Monica

Spend the finale of your weekend at Twilight on the Pier’s final performance. In its 34th year, this outdoor music concert in Santa Monica’s famous seaside spot is an evening adventure. Complete with immersive art, food offerings, a beer and spirits garden, games and interactive activations all along the Pier promenade. For more information click here.

L.A. Eats of the Week

By: Samira Murphy

With as many restaurants as there are Bird scooters, we’ve decided to simplify your options of the week by dishing out the best places to grab a bite from power lunches to elegant fare. Read below for our nosh worthy eats throughout L.A.

“Breakfast is the most important deal of the day…”

Republique
Republique

République

Having likely made your dinner hot spot list, be advised that Republique is serving a breakfast worth taking note. Republique is said to be the former home of Golden Era Comedian Charlie Chaplin. Brimming with rustic chicness and delectable eats, the french eatery superbly succeeds. From their outstanding example of French toast to poached egg-topped kimchi fried rice, whats not to j’adore.

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Breakfast by Salts Cure

Breakfast by Salt’s Cure paints a story of unsupervised adolescent cooking turned career solidified by the success of its Chef and star Chris Phelps. Chef Phelps opened Breakfast as an homage to his already famous Griddle Cakes, a family recipe that serves as the highlight of the menu. Meant to offer diners the simplicity of building their own breakfast, nothing could be more perfect to start your day. Indulge in their Chocolate Chip Griddle cake made with 60.5% TCHO DARK COUVERTURE. And no worries if your in a hurry, the fast-paced  eatery is bustling, with enough time for you to make it to that 9am meeting your already dreading.

Lunch, Brunch, 2nd Breakfast!

1 Pico

Find yourself seaside or merely wish for a bit of ocean breeze to start your day? 1 Pico is idyllic. Forbes recommended and located in Shutter’s on the Beach, a Cape Code style hotel brimming with nautical charm.  Most noteworthy is the setting. Guest are treated to quintessential california cuisine while sitting within view of the nearby ocean. Try the Wagyu Burger sandwiched between a brioche bun, Caramelized onion, tomato, and truffled cheese. On the lighter side is their refreshing Watermelon Salad or Grilled Branzino. No matter, your midday preference, nothing’s more perfect than an afternoon at the beach.

Brunch @ Ocean Prime
Brunch @ Ocean Prime

Ocean Prime

New to the L.A. brunch scene, Ocean Prime unveiled over the weekend a menu worth savoring for. Located at the perfect corner spot within the Golden Triangle, the restaurant is already most notable for their seafood selection. Combing that with brunch time classics proves to be quite the culinary success. Start off with Bottomless Blood Orange Mimosas and indulge in the Chef’s Omelette selection of the day paired with crispy arugula salad and fresh fruits. Or try The Lobster & Avocado Toast, Butter Poached with a Sunny Side Egg, Sweet Pea Avocado Spread, Preserved Lemon & Arugula Salad. 

“Whats for dinner?”

Barbette

New to the already bustling West Hollywood restaurant scene, Barbette is a bonded star. A mixture of regionally sourced ingredients and delicacy of Southern France cuisine, Barbette delivers a magnificent dining experience. Having began his career at the Michelin starred Spotted Pig, in NYC, Executive Chef Robert Flaherty shines. The Moules Mariniere is the perfect course to pair with their signature Barbette Sourdough. Or opt for the classic french entree, Steak Frites drizzled in chimichurri sauce. If you leave room for dessert the Buttermilk Panna Cota is a perfect ending to your Parisian fete.

71 Above

Offering unparalleled views 950 feet from the ground, DTLA’s 71 Above is a highflying hit near Pershing Square. Chef Vartan Abgaryan‘s take on modern American cuisine is served in three unique dining settings. Chose between the buzzing bar, lively main dining area, or chefs table with front row view to the culinary action. After taking your seat, indulge in their three course menu with offerings that include a tantalizing Fois Gras or spiced Diver Scallops. Take your night and taste buds to new heights.

Tis the season for…October in L.A.

Halloween Horror Nights @ Universal Studios

Bust out your spookiest get-up, strew the lawn with spider webs, and gather your ghouls. October is kicking off with Halloween spirit in full gear. While Starbucks started early on fall with the return of the Pumpkin Spice Latte(PSL fanatics rejoice!), we’re rounding up the best of the best for October 2018. From Horror Nights to Veuve Clicqout’s Polo Classic, theres something for everyone, Wizards and Muggles alike.

Read below for the best fall activities happening in and around L.A.

 

Halloween Horror Nights

Halloween Horror Nights @ Universal Studios
Halloween Horror Nights @ Universal Studios

Date: Now through Nov 03, 2018.

Location: Universal Studios, Universal City

Face your fears at Universal Studios annual Halloween fest. With eight mazes, a scare zone and the ominous The Purge themed “Terror Tram”, all guaranteed to spook. Previous cinematic tie-ins to the parks frightening guest include The Walking Dead, The Shining, and American Horror Story.  Visit if you dare, the haunting horror begins nightly at:

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San Gabriel Dumpling & Beer Fest

San Gabriel Dumpling & Beer Fest
San Gabriel Dumpling & Beer Fest

Date: Oct 04, 2018

Location: San Gabriel Valley

Instead of binging early on Halloween candy(an acceptable past time), why not opt for eats from the far east at the annual San Gabriel Dumpling & Beer Fest! Entry gets you unlimited beer from 6-10p with an assortment of dumpling and food truck vendors on hand. Tickets are available for purchase through Eventbrite.

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Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park
Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park

Date: Oct 06, 2018

Location: Will Roger’s State Park, Pacific Palisades

Pick out the perfect wide-brimmed hat and your daytime finest because Veuve Clicquot returns to Will Rogers State Park. Led by Argentine polo star Nacho Figures, the annual match is a day well spent of sips and sites. The celeb-filled soiree with the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Mandy Moore, and Lea Michele kicks off with Champagne bars and Food Trucks at 11am. After you’ve fueled up head to the field to cheer on the teams in the 2pm game. Tickets are sold out on the Veuve site but still available on StubHub.com.

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COAST Open Streets Festival

Santa Monica COAST Festival
Santa Monica COAST Festival

Date: Oct 07, 2018

Location: Main Street & Ocean Ave, Santa Monica

Explore the city of Santa Monica as this third annual event transforms two miles of streets into a festival for the day. Arrive by bike, bus, train, or walk your way to this free day of fun alongside stilt walkers, DJs, and local bands. Feel the seaside breeze while exploring interactive COAST Zones celebrating arts, culture, sustainability as well as other attractions along the route. Taking place on Main Street and Ocean Ave.

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Theatre Macabre

Theatre Macabre
Theatre Macabre

Date: Oct 04-Nov 04, 2018

Location: Secret Location in L.A.

From the minds behind The Tension Experience is a new interactive show that takes inspiration from the grisly theatre of Pars’ Grand Guigmol. Choose between taking in the obscure and strange on stage or embarking on a frightful mission with various ghouls. The show itself runs two hours and admission includes adult beverages.

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Warner Bro’ Horror Made Here: A Festival of Frights

Warner Bros' Horror Made Here Studio Tour
Warner Bros’ Horror Made Here Studio Tour

Date: Oct 5-27, 2018

Location: Warner Bro. Studios–6510 Forrest LAwn Drive, Los Angles

The WB’s famed backlot studio tour goes for full frights as they transform into  haunting square. Brave through a maze inspired by The Conjuring or attempt to tour Freddy vs. Jason’s Camp Crystal Lake and Batman’s Arkham Asylum. Other highlights include horror makeup demos, ephemera from Tim Burton films, and a special screening of select scenes from 1973’s The Exorcist.  If your feeling parched, True Blood’s Fangtasia will be serving for all the visiting vamps. And if you happened to miss last years scariest haunted attraction. the IT haunted house returns as a pop-up for the fest.

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Night of Jack

Night of Jack
Night of Jack

Date: Oct 11-Nov 4, 2018

Location: 26800 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas

The perfect evening for those wanting a dose of Halloween fun without all the frights. A Night of Jack, invites guest of all ages to meander through Calabasas’ King Gillette Ranch, where thousands of pumpkins will be elaborately displayed. Along with the festive art will be carving demonstrations, a gift shop, and the Fear Garden Bar for drinks and food to satisfy the living and undead.

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Pumpkin Nights

Pumpkin Nights-Pomona, CA
Pumpkin Nights-Pomona, CA

Date: Oct 12-Nov 4, 2018

Location: 1101 W. McKinley Avenue, Pomona

Take part in this year’s Pumpkin Nights, an interactive experience inviting guests to explore eight different eight themed pumpkin-lands crafted with over 3,000 pumpkins! Demonstrations by professional pumpkin artists, pumpkin fire shows, pumpkin magic shows, and plenty of other pumpkin-themed activities and offerings will take place throughout the special 23 day event. Non-pumpkin offerings will be available as well, including a scavenger hunt, screening of Pixar’s Coco, food trucks, and plenty more for the whole family.

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Young Frankenstein-Cinespia Screening

Cinespia @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Cinespia @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Date: Oct 13, 2018

Location: Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood

There’s nothing more chilling then a cool night in the fall on the lawn of L.A.’s most famous cemetery. As part of Hollywood Forever Cemetery’s film series-Young Frankenstein will be screening on Oct. 13th with the gates opening at 5:15pm. Arrive early to stake your claim on your plot in the grass as you take in a Tinsletown classic under these stars.

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Drunken Devil: Bacchanalia

Drunken Devil-Halloween Soiree
Drunken Devil-Halloween Soiree

Date: Oct 13, 2018

Location: Secret Location in Los Angles

Take a trip to ancient Rome at this Horror themed soiree inspired by the scandalous legacy of Caligula. Members of the depraved emperor’s court interact with guest as they peruse through the all inclusive one-night event. With an open bar and entertainment that includes DJs, burlesque, and magicians it is sure to be an evening to remember. Lavish attire is encouraged but skip the Toga as your outfit of choice.

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CraftoberFest LA

Craftoberfest
Craftoberfest

Date: Oct 16, 2018

Location: The Rose Bowl, Pasadena

Experience L.A.’s  version of the famous German event centered around craft beer! Carefully curated to include over 30 different Southern California breweries. Craftoberfest is an all-you-can-drink celebration that invites participants to discover a brand new world of food and drink choices! Selected restaurants will also be available serving world-class food inspired by “Volksfest,” a German beer festival.

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Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen at The Ahmanson Theatre
Dear Evan Hansen at The Ahmanson Theatre

Date: Oct 17-Nov 25, 2018

Location: Ahmanson Theatre, DTLA

The Broadway show everyone’s been talking about finally debuts in L.A. at the Ahmanson Theatre! In this captivating original musical, high school student Evan Hansen is thrust into social relevance after a classmate’s suicide. Benj Pasek and Justin all’s score combine well-crafted lyrics and an exciting pop sound, and Steven Levenson’s book gives all the characters shaded motives.

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What Happened When

What Happened When Presented by the Echo Theatre Co.
What Happened When Presented by the Echo Theatre Co.

Date:  Now through Oct 18, 2018

Location: Atwater Village

It was a dark and stormy night for three siblings—and for audience members gathered around them. Written by Rattlestick Playwright Theater’s Daniel Talbott, this peace is described as part ghost story, part memory play.

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Front Porch Cinema Presents: The Addams Family 

The Addams Family @ Front Porch Cinema
The Addams Family @ Front Porch Cinema

Date: Oct 20, 2018

Location: Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica

They’re creepy and they’re kooky, Mysterious and spooky, They’re altogether ooky, The Addams Family! Now that that’s stuck in your head make your way to the Santa Monica Pier enjoy this film classic under the stars and with the ocean as a backdrop. The event will allow guests to relax on the Pier, with access to all the fun amenities.  This is including rides, games, food and more! So grab put on your best Wednesday or Cousin It attire and head to the pier for the ultimate movie night. Just don’t invite Debbie!

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Disco Dining Club’s The Flowering of the Strange Orchids

The Flowering of Strange Orchid Presented by Disco Dining Club
The Flowering of Strange Orchid Presented by Disco Dining Club

Date: Oct 26, 27, & 28, 2018

Location: Private residence in Pico-Union

“Botanical horror’ and man-eating plants are at the center of this elevated Halloween dinner party. The lofty price tag pf $300 will provide you with a tantalizing 5 course meal from Chef Laurent Quenioux, cocktail pairings and wine, coffee and tea service, desserts, and optional edible bug pairings by Bugible. Lavish set design by The Grim Weather will sprawl indoors and outdoors of the secret location,. This will be complimented by theatrical activations, puppets, live music and dance performances throughout the evening. Your favorite holiday…exaggerated with all the opulence, grandeur and hedonism of any Disco Dining Club soiree.

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Pageant of the Monsters

Pageant of the Monsters-Laguna Beach, CA
Pageant of the Monsters-Laguna Beach, CA

Date: Oct 26, 27, 28, 31, 2018

Location: 650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach

Patrons of Pageant of the Master’s will know this live performance as artwork coming to life. Pageant of the Monsters is the ghoulish re-enactment of notable tableaus that awakens from their slumber every 5 years. This year’s theme is “Raiders of the Lost Art”. The fest includes a haunted house, Halloween arts and craft, and activities for children. The haunted house is suitable for even the tiniest of terrors, sans gore and recommended for children 5 and older. Food and non-alcoholic berates will be available for purchase.

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Halloween Organ & Film: Nosferatu

LA Phil presents Nosferatu
LA Phil presents Nosferatu

Date: Oct 31, 2018

Location: Walt Disney Concert Hall, DTLA

Prior to era of Twilight and True Blood, where vampires looked like Alexander Skarsgard and dressed in fine fashions, film director F.W. Mrnau created the classic expressionist retelling of every kid’s favorite fireside tale. Settle into Walt Disney Concert Hall for a screening and live score of the film from organist Clark Wilson on Halloween night.

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L.A. Eat’s of the Week

By: Samira Murphy

With as many restaurants as there are Bird scooters, we’ve decided to simplify your options of the week by dishing out the best places to grab a bite from power lunches to elegant fare. Read below for our nosh worthy suggestions.

“Breakfast is the most important deal of the day…”

Brioche French Toast @ Squirl L.A.
Brioche French Toast @ Squirl L.A.

For a less traditional but still foodie-worthy breakfast we suggest venturing out of your morning norm and opting for Squirl. Dishing out global inspired dishes for breakfast and lunch, you’ll leave feeling as if your tastebuds traveled the world and back in time to beat the 2nd rush hour if the day. Try The Hash– a mouth watering blend of roasted Milliken Sweet Potato & Wieser potato hash mixed with urfa dusted poblanos & finished with a charred shishito green sauce and a fried egg. Or opt for their take on the household favorite-a Buckwheat and Cactus Flour Pancake, featuring Cocoa Nibs Pudding, Toasted Coconut, Fresh Fruit.  Located at720 Virgil Ave #4
M-F 6:30a-4p & S-Su 8a-4p.

Breakfast @ Petit Trois
Breakfast @ Petit Trois

Craving a Petit déjeuner? Petit Trois is serving up their take on Parisian fare. A French bistro co-owned by chefs Ludo Lefebvre, Jon Shook, and Vinny Dotolo, Petit Trois the perfect breakfast rendezvous. There is everything from the Croque Monsieur-a tasteful pairing of Parisian ham, bechamel, and Swiss cheese to the more risqué Steak and Eggs topped with Escargot butter and a finely selected ribeye. Arrivé at their Valley location for breakfast or venture to Highland for lunch. Hours in the Valley are 8a-10p. Located at 13705 VENTURA BLVD, SHERMAN OAKS.

Lunch, Brunch, 2nd Breakfast!

Baroo Los Angeles
Baroo Los Angeles

If your not too full from breakfast then save room for Baroo-a free style experimental kitchen offering seasonal menu items sourced locally and produced organically. If you happen to stop by when they are offering their House-fermented Kombbucha–the Elderfower is an ideal pairing alongside the Kimchi Fried Rice or signature Ragu. Stay current on their lunch offerings by clicking here, and visit them at 5706 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles. Tu-Sa 12PM – 3PM / 5PM – 9PM. Sun – Mon : Closed.

Brunch @ Animal
Brunch @ Animal

Staying on the adventurous side, Animal is a favorite as well hit from Petit Trois Chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo. A James Beard awarded restaurant, one would not find themselves disappointed at any selection off the carefully curated brunch selection. Try the Eggplant Katsu-a blend of yuzu kosho aioli, togarashi, kombu marinated cucumber. Or satisfy your sweet tooth with the Cheesecake Pudding made with guava, passion fruit, and graham. You’ll have to hold tight through the week as brunch is only offered Saturday-Sunday from 10:30a-2:30p…but its well worth the wait. Located at 435 NORTH FAIRFAX, LOS ANGELES.

“What’s for dinner?”

Scratch Bar & Kitchen
Scratch Bar & Kitchen

Not your average dinner selection, Scratch Bar & Kitchen is staying on the L.A. trend of tasting menus and winning at it. Offering selections that fit almost every dietary need from Pescatarian to Vegetarian, and the fish or meat eaters in between. The courses change by the month and are anywhere from Bone Marrow to Blue Fin. If your up for the choice menu, it is priced at $145 per person and advance deposit is required. To peek at what’s on the selection this month go here. And if you so happen to wish in partaking in their seasonal fare make a reservation here. Open 5:30-10p and located at 16101 Ventura Boulevard, Encino.

 

Pizza with House Cured Smoked Salmon @ Spago BH
Pizza with House Cured Smoked Salmon @ Spago BH

So they say the story goes… During the era of big hair and bigger attitudes—a couple rockstars walked into the Original Spago on the Sunset Strip. They wanted a bagel and lox. It was sometime near midnight and they were fresh out of the breakfast bread of choice. The Chef de Cuisine not shying away from the challenge, threw together what they could. On thin crisp bread and a delectable layer of Creme Fraiche the Smoked Salmon Pizza was born and thus a Spago favorite. Available whenever your cravings desire, we recommend trying this legendary dish to start off your evening.

If you’d rather chose more traditional dinner options there is everything from the perfectly seasoned Jidori Chicken to Pecking Duck for two. There’s nothing more Iconic than rockstar pizza and the award winning bites of Wolfgang Puck in the heart of Beverly Hills. Dinner begins at 6p M-W, and 5:30p Th-Su. Located at 176 North Canon Drive Beverly Hills.

 

Weekend Events: Sept 28th-30th

Celebrate LA!
By: Samira Murphy

Are you ready for it? The most ghoulish time of the year is around the corner. You have your seasonal decor on cue and your already contemplating how soon is too soon to buy all things Pumpkin Spice. No fret, we’ve got you covered. Swing into the fall spirit with these events happening in and around L.A. Some spook worthy, some just plain fun.

With all the hustle and bustle of our weekday routine we bring you a curated list of the weekends top activities happening throughout the city of stars.

Discover your inner Angeleno!

Limited engagements taking place this Sept. 28th-30th features the return of the Dino Fest at The National History Museum to the spooktacular Haunted Hayride in Griffith Park . Read below for a breakdown of the weekend events.

Friday sept. 28th

It’s Friday night and if your like most of us, your looking to ease into the weekend not bungee jump.

Beck @ The Hollywood Bowl
Weekend Event: Beck @ The Hollywood Bowl

It’s not too late to grab tickets to Beck and the Hollywood Bowl. Pick-up a Picnic to go from Joan’s on 3rd and sit out under the stars as you listen to the Grammy Award winner’s best works. With hits as diverse as the Dadaist anthems of Odelay through the classic Californian songcraft of Grammy® Album of the Year Morning Phase to his current gem, Colors, the Beck catalogue is sure to receive a thorough airing during a magical night at the Bowl. Show starts at 7:30 pm and tickets are available here.

Theatricum Botanicum
Weekend Event: Theatricum Botanicum

Wanting a little closer to the other side of the hill? No need to make the drive because Theatricum  Botanicum is hosting their “Under the Oaks” concert series featuring the Composer’s Collective. An annual concert presenting new works and beloved classics by some of LA’s most popular and innovative musicians of television, movies, the concert hall, and more. Find yourself surround by sounds and nature in Topanga’s favorite outdoor theatre venue. Tickets and additional information are available here.

Saturday Sept. 29th

Dino Fest @ The National History Museum of Los Angles
Weekend Event: Dino Fest @ The National History Museum of Los Angles

Spend your weekend with the original terror titans–it’s the return of Dinofest at the National History Museum! Fun for the whole family, explore the prehistoric world of our Dino friends. Taking place for two days only, visitors will meet Museum scientists and see rarely exhibited objects, take part in hands-on activities for the entire family, enjoy a Dino Encounters Show, and meet and greet with Buddy the Dinosaur from the PBS hit show Dinosaur Train from 10am-2pm each day. Buy your tickets online and receive a limited-edition dinosaur pin at the door, while supplies last. For more info click here.

Haunted Hayride @ Griffith Park
Weekend Event: Haunted Hayride @ Griffith Park

Looking for something a bit more haunting? In it’s 10th year, the Haunted Hayride at Griffith Park is sure to give a spook. Filled with all sorts of ghastly ghouls and monsters alike-patrons will find themselves on a frightful journey through the old L.A. Zoo. Too chilling? The “scary-go-round” for wee ones (and ‘fraidy cats)is also on site, as well as a number of scare zones and a even a pitch black maze filled with “demons and maniacs” of the night. For more details be warned and click here.

Sunday Sept. 30th

CELEBRATE LA!

Celebrate LA!
Weekend Event: Celebrate LA!

In what is likely the best way to discover our L.A. neighborhoods with all day fun for the entire family is the LA Phil’s 100th Anniversary celebration-Celebrate LA!. Stretching from the Walt Disney Concert Hall to the Hollywood Bowl, this FREE music filled fest features over 1,800 musicians, artists and dancers that will perform at six pedestrian hubs across the eight-mile route, including Dâm-Funk, Dengue Fever, Dustbowl Revival, Jeff Goldblum, Ozomatli and Rivers Cuomo. So bike, walk, or skate your way down and don’t miss out on this history making event. For more info click here. 

Abbot Kinney Festival
Weekend Event: Abbot Kinney Festival

Prefer to stay on the Westside? It’s a weekend of festivals citywide, because Abbot Kinney is hosting their annual street fair this Sunday too!

“The Abbot Kinney Festival in Venice, California, spans world-famous Abbot Kinney Boulevard, dubbed the coolest block in America by GQ Magazine. The mile-long street’s eclectic boutiques and artisan eateries infuse the festival with local Venice flavor. Occurring each year on the last Sunday in September, this highly anticipated summertime tradition is 34 years strong”.

This year pursue through dozens of food trucks and vendors, as well as four live music stages. See what makes Abbot Kinney so “Quintessentially L.A.” , Click here for more info.

Out and About: Beverly Hills Edition

By: Samira Murphy

Every so often, at some point in your busy week, it happens–you get to play tourist for the day. Whether its hopping in the car for a scenic drive down the coast or popping into Fred Segal’s for an afternoon nosh, “me time” is so crucial. 

Once a week, we will cut the clutter and provide you with hidden gems in the city of stars and beyond. From Beverly Hills to the San Fernando Valley, take time to explore your neck of the woods!

“Beverly Hills what a thrill!”

Troop Beverly Hills
Troop Beverly Hills

Outside the glitz and glam of Rodeo drive, there are quite a few iconic points of interest in the 90210.

If one feels like taking a trip down tinsel town lane, Greystone Mansion or the Virginia Robinson Gardens prove to be an ideal way to spend the better part of your day.

Brimming with a rich history of yesteryears, these homes still stand as the Icons of their area code.

Greystone Mansion
Greystone Mansion

Greystone Mansion host many events throughout the year, from music in the garden to theatrical productions.

Upcoming soirees include Twilight on the Terrace-Sept. 30th from 4-7pm and Tour of the Best Kept Secret-Nov. 11th 11:00am-3:30pm. Or one can pursue around on their own accord daily from 10am-5pm(excluding holidays). For more info click here.

Not stopping short on the Tour de BH, the Virginia Robinson Gardens serves as the city’s first luxury estate. It does so by treating its visitors with an illustrious peak at its rich history by advance bookings only.

Virginia Robinson Gardens
Virginia Robinson Gardens

What’s so appeasing about this tour over the next? The Virginia Robinson Garden tours are Docent led. Taking visitors through six acres of unique botanical garden, including the largest collection of King Palms in the Western Hemisphere. Similar to Greystone, Robinson Gardens also host a series of events. From intimate lectures with notable members of the community to botanical illustration classes, there’s something for all to enjoy.

Most recently, they hosted their annual Friends of Robinson Gardens Gala that recognized, our own Syd Leibovitch, President and Founder of Rodeo Realty with the Spirit of Beverly Hills Award.

For more info on tour dates and events click here.

Wanting a little more fresh air? Why not stroll down the recently restored Beverly Gardens park and Bridle path?

Beverly Gardens Park
Beverly Gardens Park

Originally developed in 1907, the park is in its final stages of competition, with the majority of the 23 blocks having been made completely over. Notable landmarks include the Electric and Doheny Fountains, the Cactus Garden and the Alta Arden Pergola Garden. From Wilshire to Doheny, it’s the perfect daytime stroll.

Feeling like a splurge? You don’t have to break the bank too much with this recent shopping edition to the Golden Triangle.

Im sure you’ve seen the long ambiguous line forming around the corner of the MGM Offices? Is everyone waiting for the new iPhone? Not quite.

260 LA
260 LA

260 LA joined the neighborhood last year but has in the past month moved to a a new location, taking over the former space of Maxfield Bleu. And what is 260 LA, you may ask or already know…It’s a sample sale paradise for you inner fashion guru. Each week the shop host different designer sample sales, from Oscar de la Renta, to Moncler. Sign up for their newsletter to be in the know of whose next or pop in Tuesday-Sunday. More info here.

While in the vicinity of Rodeo Drive, take a short trip to Galerie Michael. Here you’ll find their latest works on display featuring the art of the greats captured  on canvas.

Galerie Michael is tucked up along the cobble stone of Rodeo’s more European corner. Prior featured artists included Salvador Dali and Picasso, with the Marc Chagall exhibit being their current installation. For museum times and info click here.

After all the site seeing, shopping, and strolls, there is no shortage of cuisine options in this iconic area code.

Taco Tuesdays @ Peninsula Hotel Beverly Hills
Taco Tuesdays @ Peninsula Hotel Beverly Hills

Whether you opt to break up the day with a afternoon bite at La Scala or prefer to take in the rooftop scenes later in the day during the Peninsula’s Taco Tuesday, the best way to know what’s cravings worthy in Beverly Hills is by READING OUR BLOG.

Just kidding!

You can also stay about to date with all things Beverly Hills by visiting the Love Beverly Hills website. There you’ll find limited engagements, restaurant deals and updates, as well as other neighborhood facts to keep you in the know.

New to the neighborhood!! Pacific Palisades Village opens!

By: Samira Murphy

Your seaside shopping options just got glitzier. Pacific Palisades Village has finally opened with no shortage of luxury retail and dining options.

“Palisades Village is where shared moments between friends and family become traditions anew. Located in the heart of sunny Southern California, this bespoke walkable village is home to over 40 uniquely curated boutiques, entertainment and fresh food experiences. Come discover local, refined.”

Jen Meyer Jewelry
Jen Meyer Jewelry

An ideal distance for those living in the Palisades area, the shopping village provides locals with a more intimate array of options.

Hence, one will not find any department stores in this boutique paradise.

Rather, the village is offering  a unique line-up of high-end with designers like Jennifer Meyer and Rachel Zoe setting up shop.

Rachel ZoeRachel Zoe

 

Looking for a little zen?

Carbon 38 Fitness Series-Pacific Palisades Village
Carbon 38 Fitness Series @ The Park-Palisades Village

Carbon38 has that covered with their fitness series every Wednesday in October from 10am-11am in The Park.

What about fun for the kids?

Kids Club @ The Park-Pacific Palisades Village
Kids Club @ The Park-Palisades Village

They have that covered too!

Kids Club in The Park is hosting a weekly dose of music, entertainment, and story time beginning Sept. 25th through October 30th every Tuesday from 10am-12pm.

General Purpoise-Pacific Palisades Village
General Purpoise

But don’t let your stomach growl for too long because the dining options are as diverse as you cravings.

Most noteworthy are the mouth-watering doughnuts from James Beard Award-Winning chef Renee Erickson to the equally delectable bites found at Blue Ribbon Sushi.

Your inner foodie will be as happy as your inner shopaholic!

 Blue Ribbon Sushi-Pacific Palisades Village
Blue Ribbon Sushi

Whether your a local or driving down from the L.A. area, The Palisades Village is the quintessential seaside retreat, even if only to appease your inner tourist.

 

PALISADES VILLAGE
15225 PALISADES VILLAGE LN
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA 90272
310.525.1380

GENERAL HOURS

DAILY
10 AM – 8 PM

In search of your perfect seaside home? Visit our Rodeo Realty Pacific Palisades office at: 839 Vía De La Paz, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

It’s 5 O’clock somewhere: L.A.’s best Happy Hours

Whether your zooming from the office, meeting clients, or looking  to cool down on a hot “fall-ish” day–we are pleased to provide you with the best in show of L.A’s Happy Hours. Cue the Jimmy Buffet music, throw on your after-work shoes and read below for the top picks!

 

Otoño

Otoño
Otoño

5715 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90042

Highland Park’s wonderful new Spanish restaurant has a rich history and helpful Happy Hour from 4 to 6 p.m. daily with $3 tapas, discounted beers, and $8 cocktails. There’s even $5 vermouth blanco which should make the experience even more like something in Valencia. Just be sure to come early to nab a seat at the bar.

 

Connie and Ted’s

Connie and Ted's
Connie and Ted’s

8171 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 848-2722

There’s a new late night happy hour for West Hollywood denizens at Santa Monica Boulevard mainstay Connie & Ted’s, with $1 oysters Sunday to Thursday evening from 9 to 10 p.m. Connie & Ted’s also has an afternoon happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m., but the late night is the only time to get those dollar oysters. Afternoon Happy Hour features $5 beers, $6 wines, and a $7 margarita, too.

 

Gesso

Gesso
Gesso

801 N Fairfax Ave #101
Los Angeles, CA 90046West Hollywood

Locals have a new after-work go-to thanks to Gesso’s weekday Happy Hour. From 5 to 7 p.m., an eclectic set of everything from hummus plates to anchovy toast to pate banh mi is all on the menu for $10. Specialty cocktails and wine by the glass also float around the $7 mark.

 

Spartina

Spartina
Spartina

7505 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 782-1023

This Melrose standby encourages diners to get social with its extended “Social Club,” available all day Monday and at the bar Sunday through Thursday. It’s surely a pleasant way to bring people together over $8 classic and specialty cocktails and $5 antipasti.

Sotto

Sotto
Sotto

9575 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035
At long last, one of LA’s favorite neighborhood Italian restaurants Sotto has finally launched happy hour. Available Sunday through Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the bar, dive into chef Steve Samson’s outstanding margherita pizza for only $10. Add a $17 pitcher of Peroni, and it’s a recipe for one of the best Happy Hour deals in town.

Native Santa Monica

Native Santa Monica
Native Santa Monica

620 Santa Monica Blvd Suite A
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Nyesha Arrington’s passion project Native goes around the globe with its new Community Hour. From Tuesday to Sunday from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., try international, sub-$5 bites like bacon with gochujang glaze, deviled eggs with berbere spice and injera, and ceviche with lime. Classic cocktails are available for $8.

 

Content Curated courtesy of: Eater LA

 

 

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