Weekend Events | May 31 through June 2

The summer season is just about underway! With warmer weather comes endless fun all around town. Check what’s happening in your neighborhood with our weekly round-up of local events from May 31 through June 2. 

Los Angeles Weekend Events | May 31 – June 2 

Friday Night Wine Tastings

When: May 31 – August 30

Where: Hollyhock House

What: Now a cherished summer tradition in Los Angeles, Barnsdall Park’s wine tastings have made a triumphant return after a five-year hiatus. Located atop Olive Hill on the west lawn of the historic Hollyhock House, these Friday evening fundraisers offer attendees the chance to enjoy fine boutique wines provided by Silverlake Wine. For an additional $25, you can also tour the iconic Hollyhock House during the event. The experience is enhanced by a spectacular sunset and stunning 360-degree views of the city, making it a perfect summer evening outing.

WeHo Pride

When: May 31 – June 2

Where: West Hollywood

What: Though LA Pride has relocated from West Hollywood, the city continues to host its own vibrant Pride celebration in and around West Hollywood Park. WeHo Pride features an all-weekend music festival called OUTLOUD, alongside the free WeHo Pride Street Fair, running Saturday and Sunday from noon to 8pm. Saturday’s festivities also include the Women’s Freedom Festival from noon to 6pm and the Dyke March from 6 to 6:30pm. The celebration culminates on Sunday with a parade starting at noon at Santa Monica Boulevard and North Crescent Heights Boulevard.

Last Remaining Seats

When: June 1 – June 15 

Where: Various locations

What: The L.A. Conservancy presents a delightful summer experience with classic films screened in Downtown’s grand old movie palaces throughout June. This year’s lineup features “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” and “The Seven Year Itch” at the Orpheum on June 1, “Bullitt” and “Gaslight” at the Los Angeles Theatre on June 8, and “From Russia with Love” and “Mi Vida Loca” at the Palace Theatre on June 15.

 

Westside and Beach Communities Weekend Events | May 31 – June 2

Off the 405

When: June 1 – August 24

Where: The Getty

What: Hilltop sunset views and emerging bands make this Getty tradition a must-visit for Angelenos from both sides of the 405. This year’s lineup of free Saturday night shows includes Hailu Mergia (June 1), Slauson Malone 1 (June 15), Helado Negro (July 20), Julia Holter (July 27), and Woods (August 24). Tip: To avoid traffic and crowds, arrive early, preferably after 3pm when the parking fee drops to $15 (or $10 if you wait until the show starts). This way, you can explore the exhibits, which remain open until 8pm on Saturdays, and avoid the dinner rush.

Outdoor Movies at the Skirball

When: May 31 – July 12

Where: Skirball Cultural Center

What: Settle into the Skirball Cultural Center’s courtyard for a series of outdoor screenings. In conjunction with its exhibition, “Wild Things Are Happening: The Art of Maurice Sendak,” the Sepulveda Pass museum will feature screenings of “The NeverEnding Story,” “Where the Wild Things Are,” and “Pan’s Labyrinth.”

SOAR

When: Until August 31, 2024

Where: Palos Verdes

What: Explore a pavilion filled with fluttering butterflies and observe a chamber with pupae and caterpillars at South Coast Botanic Garden’s seasonal exhibition. For an extra $6, you can purchase a flower vial or ring filled with nectar to attract and feed the butterflies.

 

San Fernando Valley Weekend Events | May 31 – June 2

Filipino California: Art and the Filipino Diaspora

When: April 20 – September 8  

Where: Glendale 

What: Explore the works of seven contemporary artists—Eliseo Art Silva, Allison Hueman, Anthony Francisco, Maryrose Cobarrubias Mendoza, Christine Morla, Maria Villote, and Junn Roca—at the Forest Lawn Museum. Their pieces delve into Filipino culture and the Filipino-American experience.

Music Is Art: Recital 2024

When: June 2

Where: Los Angeles Pierce College Performing Arts Theater | Woodland Hills

What: Welcome to the So Cal Conservatory 2024 Spring Recital Eventbrite page! Here, you can purchase congratulatory tribute ads, tickets, and flowers all in one place. We are excited to celebrate music with our vibrant community of parents, teachers, musicians, learners, and enthusiasts. Our dedicated teachers and students have been working hard to bring you this wonderful event!

Rotary Cars for Cops & Kids Car Show 2024

When: June 2

Where: Verdugo Park | Glendale

What: Bring your family to this fantastic FREE event and explore some of the coolest cars in the LA area while savoring freshly grilled gourmet burgers, ice-cold craft beer, and fine wine tastings. LA’s “coolest” car show returns to the shaded lawns of Verdugo Park, showcasing more cars than ever before.

Conejo Valley Weekend Events | May 31 – June 2 

Summer Season at Theatricum Botanicum

When: June 1 – October 20

Where: Topanga

What: For over 50 years, this venue has captivated theater enthusiasts with its enchanting open-air stage. The 299-seat amphitheater in Topanga Canyon welcomes audiences of all ages, offering a diverse array of productions, from Shakespearean classics to folktales. This season, don’t miss highlights like William Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

Thousand Oaks Pop-Up Arts & Music Fest 

When: May 31 

Where: Conejo Creek North Park, 1379 E Janss Rd, Thousand Oaks

What: The City of Thousand Oaks’ annual Pop-Up Arts & Music Festival runs every Friday and Saturday from May 31 to June 29. Enjoy “pop-up” performances at various locations, offering a chance to experience the arts without visiting a theater. Bring your own chairs, blankets, food, and drinks for a summer evening of entertainment. The festival features ten free events over five weekends, showcasing local, regional, and nationally recognized artists.

30th Annual Angels Wine & Food Festival

When: June 2 

Where: 1 University Drive, Camarillo

What: Ventura County’s premier celebration of gastronomy, fine wines, and community spirit, the Casa Pacifica Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival, marks its 30th anniversary on Sunday, June 2, 2024, at California State University Channel Islands. This milestone event is hosted by Bank of America, Conico and MacValley Oil, Mission Produce, Nevers, Palazzo, Packard, Wildermuth & Wynner, PC, and the Van Huisen family.

 

The Best Croissants Around Town | L.A. Eats

Exploring Los Angeles’ vibrant culinary scene reveals a treasure trove of bakeries and patisseries, each offering unique and delightful croissant variations. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, indulging in these buttery, flaky pastries is a must. Here’s a guide to some of the best spots in LA for croissants that will satisfy any craving.

Lodge Bread

Location: 20929 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91364
Lodge Bread, with its three locations in Woodland Hills, Culver City, and Pico-Robertson, is a cornerstone of LA’s bakery scene. While their menu includes breakfast and lunch favorites, sandwiches, and a dazzling smoked fish plate, the croissants are a standout item not to be missed.

Lou, The French On The Block

Location: 4007 W Riverside Dr (at N Maple St), Burbank, CA 91505
Chef Laurent “Lou” Correa and his wife Karima own this charming patisserie in Burbank. The Parisian-born couple started at LA farmers markets before opening their bakery in Toluca Lake in 2016. Lou’s croissants, made with organic milk, eggs, and plenty of French butter, are a true delight.

Delight Pastry

Location: 39 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103
Pastry chef and co-owner Lily Azar is known for producing some of SoCal’s most popular baked goods. Her spiral croissants, available in flavors like raspberry, ube-coconut, passionfruit, and matcha pistachio, are particularly sought after. The cafe also serves excellent coffee in a cozy setting.

CAR Artisan Chocolate Manufactory & Cafe

Location: 1009 E Colorado Blvd (Catalina), Pasadena, CA 91106
Chef Haris Car dedicated 10 months to perfecting his pain au chocolat, creating what many consider LA’s ultimate chocolate croissant. CAR’s best seller served warm with the perfect dough-to-chocolate ratio, is a must-try.

Fondry

Location: 4703 York Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90042
The founders of Kumquat Coffee and Loquat Coffee opened Fondry in Highland Park, specializing in croissants. The bakery offers 13 types, including plain, triple chocolate, ham and Gruyere, kouign amann, and a sweet flat version called keu-loong-gi in Korean. Despite the long lines, the croissants are worth the wait.

Friends & Family

Location: 5150 Hollywood Blvd (at Winona Blvd), Los Angeles, CA 90027
Friends & Family’s bright exterior is as inviting as their massive display case filled with 42 items, including Danish, scones, apple pies, and croissants. While the simple croissant is excellent, the ham and cheese version is equally satisfying.

Chaumont Café and Bakery

Location: 143 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Chaumont Bakery, with locations in Beverly Hills and Santa Monica, follows pure French pastry traditions. Their flaky, buttery croissants are top sellers, making them a favorite among locals.

République

Location: 624 S LA Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Margarita Manzke’s croissants at République are a testament to her pastry skills. The impressive croissants draw half the city on weekends, so be sure to arrive early before they sell out.

Amandine Patisserie Cafe

Location: 3121 W Olympic Blvd (Harvard), Los Angeles, CA 90006
Since 2002, Amandine has been a staple in LA’s bakery scene. Their French pastries, including chocolate, almond, and ham and cheese croissants, remain some of the best in town.

Pitchoun

Location: 545 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
This family-owned bakery offers classic French-style baked goods. Co-owner Frederic Soulies’ almond croissants, dipped in housemade syrup and topped with almond slivers, are particularly dreamy and nutty.

Milo & Olive

Location: 2723 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Milo & Olive’s pastry case is a visual feast. Their standout croissant, with its airy interior and golden brown crust, is a must-try among the laminated pastries, cookies, and brioche on display.

Bread Lounge

Location: 700 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Bread Lounge in the Arts District may not be the first place that comes to mind for croissants, but it should be. This bakery, known for its laminated baked goods, offers a fantastic classic croissant, ham and cheese, and pain au chocolat.

Des Croissants Paris

Location: 8539 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
Chef Samuel Manar’s Des Croissants Paris, which opened in 2023, offers meticulously baked croissants, paniers, and baguettes. His creations have been a favorite at Southern California’s farmers markets for years.

Petit Grain Boulangerie

Location: 1209 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, California 90403
Petit Grain Boulangerie, Santa Monica’s newest bakery, has quickly gained a reputation for its croissants. Clémence de Lutz and Tony Hernandez focus on time-honored techniques and high-quality local ingredients.

Gjusta

Location: 320 Sunset Ave, Venice, CA 90291
Gjusta in Venice continues to draw crowds with its four croissant options: chocolate, ham and cheese, baklava, and classic butter. Opened in 2014, the bakery remains a beloved spot for pastry lovers.

Tommy and Atticus

Location: 1700 Aviation Boulevard, Redondo Beach, California 90278
Garrett McPerry’s Tommy & Atticus bakery in Redondo Beach is named after his sourdough starters. McPerry uses Central Milling flour, French butter, and long fermentation to craft flaky, well-layered croissants that rival the best in LA.

Embark on a delightful croissant tour across Los Angeles and discover these bakeries’ unique and delectable offerings. Whether you prefer classic flavors or innovative twists, there’s a perfect croissant waiting for you in this diverse city.

Weekend Events | Memorial Day Weekend Edition

It’s Memorial Day weekend, aka the unofficial start of summer. Enjoy all that LA and its surrounding areas have to offer this sunny holiday weekend. From the Lion King to Topanga Days Country Fair and more, there is plenty to do from May 25 through May 27. 

Los Angeles Weekend Events | Memorial Day Weekend Edition

Disney’s The Lion King 30th Anniversary – A Live-to-Film Concert Event

When: May 24 – May 25

Where: Hollywood Bowl

What: To celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Lion King, a special event is taking place at the Hollywood Bowl. A mix of Broadway and film stars, from both versions of the movie, will perform live alongside a screening of the beloved animated classic. Don’t miss this unique celebration of one of Disney’s most iconic films!

Kraftwerk

When: Until May 30

Where: DTLA
What: About a decade ago, krautrock and electronic pioneers Kraftwerk thrilled audiences with intimate performances at museums in New York and London. Now, the proto-techno quartet is bringing that marathon format to the Walt Disney Concert Hall for a series of nine shows. Each concert will spotlight a different album, starting with *Autobahn*, and culminating in a final performance featuring selections from their entire catalog. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience the groundbreaking sounds of Kraftwerk live!

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial with Drone Show

When: May 25

Where: Hollywood Forever Cemetary

What: The night before Cinespia returns to the cemetery, Hollywood Forever is hosting its own screening event. Similar to Cinespia, you can bring a blanket, a picnic, and some beer or wine to enjoy on the Fairbanks Lawn while watching E.T.. The evening will feature a DJ set before and after the film. While you won’t find Cinespia’s famous photo booth, there’s a special upgrade: a colorful drone show during the credits. Don’t miss this unique and enchanting evening under the stars!

 

Westside and Beach Communities Weekend Events | Memorial Day Weekend Edition

Dog Walking Hours at South Coast Botanic Garden

When: Until May 26 

Where: South Coast Botanic Garden | Palos Verdes

What: If you and your four-legged friend are inseparable, then this dog-friendly series at Palos Verdes’ South Coast Botanic Garden is perfect for you. Every third Sunday, explore the garden’s 87 acres with your furry companion. You, the human, will need a reservation, and your best friend must stay on a leash at all times, including in the parking lot. Enjoy a day of bonding and beautiful scenery with your pup!

Fiesta Hermosa

When: May 25 – May 27

Where: Hermosa Beach

What: Explore the stalls at this Memorial Day arts festival, where you can sample delicious food and enjoy live music before taking a dip in the nearby Pacific. Recent logistical changes have streamlined the layout for a better experience. You’ll find on-the-street stalls and sidewalk vendors along Hermosa and Pier Avenues. Live music has been moved to the beach, while a proper carnival with a wine garden and arts festival is set inland behind the Hermosa Beach Community Center. Join us for a day of fun and celebration by the sea!

CicLAvia: Venice Blvd

When: April 21 – December 8, 2024 

Where: Venice

What: Cycle through Palms, Mar Vista, and Venice at this Westside bike event, which features a car-free 5.75-mile stretch along Venice Boulevard.

 

San Fernando Valley Weekend Events | Memorial Day Weekend Edition

Wine School

When: May 26

Where: Buvette | 15005 Ventura Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 91403

What: Explore a variation of wine types while learning about their origin, in this fun and educational tasting class. Come learn the characteristics of different wines with Sommelier Rebecca Phillips.

BILLY VERA & THE BEATERS (80TH BDAY BASH)

When: May 26

Where: The Write-Off Room | 11502 Ventura Blvd Studio City, CA 91604

What: Best known for his 1987 number one hit “At This Moment” with his band, Billy Vera & the Beaters, which gained fame on the sitcom *Family Ties*, Billy Vera has enjoyed a long and varied career. Join us for an evening of celebration and music with this legendary artist.

In Between Time x ARTiculate: An Art-Based Platform for Young Creatives

When: May 26

Where: 4350 Tujunga Avenue Los Angeles, CA 91604

What: Spend an afternoon immersed in fashion as we showcase the work of three talented young designers: Sean, Zev, and Naomee. This collaborative event features a fashion show, a merch pop-up, and a networking mixer. You’ll have the chance to meet the designers, discuss their creations, and learn about their creative processes. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate emerging talent and connect with fellow fashion enthusiasts!

Conejo Valley Weekend Events | Memorial Day Weekend Edition

Topanga Days Country Fair

When: May 25 – May 27

Where: Topanga Canyon

What: Nestled in the picturesque Topanga Canyon, this Memorial Day weekend festival has become a beloved local tradition. Bohemian residents of all ages, along with curious onlookers, gather to celebrate music, food, arts, and Mother Earth. Let the kids enjoy their own arts and crafts section, dance to local bands, and make sure not to miss the quirky DIY Memorial Day parade on Monday morning. It’s a perfect blend of tradition, creativity, and community fun!

Malibu Film Festival

When: May 25 

Where: Directors Guild of America | 7920 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90046

What: Mark your calendars for May 25 and join us for the 2024 Malibu Film Festival, presented and hosted by XOLO.TV at the Directors Guild of America. Celebrate the 24th edition of the festival both in person and online, and be the first to see an exciting slate of independent films from emerging filmmakers. Stay updated in real-time by following us on our social channels. Don’t miss this premier event for film enthusiasts!

47th Annual Ojai Art in the Park

When: May 25 – May 26 

Where: Libbey Park, 210 S Signal St, Ojai

What: Join us on Memorial Day weekend, May 25-26, 2024, from 10am to 5pm, for the 47th annual Art in the Park celebration at Libbey Park. This beloved tradition, started in 1977 by local artists, offers a unique opportunity to browse and purchase art in a beautiful, oak-shaded setting. Presented by the Ojai Art Center, California’s oldest non-profit art center, the festival features a diverse array of high-quality art and attracts 3,000-5,000 visitors from Ojai and surrounding communities. Don’t miss this chance to meet talented artists and enjoy a relaxed, vibrant atmosphere!

LA’s Best Ice Cream Shoppes | L.A. Eats

With the weather warming up, there’s no better way to cool down than with a delicious ice cream cone. Southern California boasts a plethora of ice cream shops offering unique flavors and creative combinations. Here’s a guide to some of the best spots to indulge your sweet tooth and beat the heat.

Wanderlust Creamery

Location: 18511 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana, CA 91356

Wanderlust Creamery, with seven locations across Southern California, is the place to go for unique and seasonal flavors. Indulge in the ube malted crunch, pandan tres leches, or the Japanese Neapolitan featuring matcha, sakura, and Hokkaido milk. Each scoop is a journey through global flavors, perfect for adventurous taste buds.

Scoops

Location: 5105 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042

Scoops, with locations in Highland Park, Torrance, and Chinatown, offers an ever-changing array of innovative flavors. Try the Grapenut-infused brown bread or the strawberry balsamic. Scoops also provides a good selection of non-dairy, oat milk-based options, ensuring there’s something for everyone.

Magpies Softserve

Location: 2660 Griffith Park Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Think of Magpies Softserve as a “chefy” Dairy Queen. Located in Highland Park, Silver Lake, and Tarzana, this spot offers delightful soft serve in flavors like malted milk chocolate and black sesame. Don’t miss out on their vegan Mexican hot chocolate ice cream pie, perfect for taking home and enjoying later.

Mashti Malone Ice Cream

Location: 1525 N LA Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA

As LA’s original Persian ice cream shop, Mashti Malone has been a favorite for decades. With locations on La Brea, at Griffith Park, and in Westwood, they serve up rose-infused ice cream that tastes like springtime. Add a dash of sour cherry syrup for a unique twist to tame any sweetness.

Dear Bella Creamery

Location: 1253 Vine St # 12, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Head to Hollywood’s Dear Bella Creamery for wonderfully creamy vegan ice cream, soft serve, and ice cream sandwiches. Their periodic collaborations and seasonal offerings keep the menu fresh and exciting, making each visit a new experience.

Awan

Location: 866 Huntley Dr, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Awan in West Hollywood is a dairy-free shop serving complex flavors like saffron pistachio with Medjool dates, spiced persimmon and graham, and blue corn tortilla. Keep an eye out for their upcoming location in Larchmont.

Ecco un Poco

Location: 8318 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Tucked away on Third Street in Beverly Grove, Ecco un Poco offers an abundant selection of fresh, gluten-free gelato and cones. Run by Milano-born Alessandro Restelli and his wife Alejandra Unger, this shop balances traditional Italian flavors with gastronomical creations like American breakfast with gluten-free maple pancake mix, bacon, and blueberries.

Bumsan Organic Milk Bar

Location: 534 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020

Bumsan’s organic soft serve is a treat not to be missed. Choose from flavors like pink guava, pineapple mango, and taro milk tea, and customize your cone with toppings like Fruity Pebbles and puffed rice.

Bacio di Latte

Location: 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067

One of LA’s top gelato makers, Bacio di Latte, operates from the Century City mall. The pistachio gelato is a real gem, though the signature bacio di latte, or sweet cream, is a must-order too.

Hokey Pokey

Location: 10250 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90067

Find New Zealand’s most popular soft serve at the Westfield Century City mall. Hokey Pokey’s namesake flavor comes in a generous cone topped with crushed toffee. Other flavors like chocolate, cherry, and hazelnut evoke a sense of nostalgia.

Sweet Rose Creamery

Location: 225 26th St #51, Santa Monica, CA 90402

Sweet Rose Creamery, part of the Rustic Canyon family, is the brainchild of chef Shiho Yoshikawa. Delight in housemade candied nuts and mini marshmallows to top off every scoop.

Ginger’s Divine Ice Creams

Location: 12550 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Head to Ginger’s West Third or Culver City locations to enjoy scoops of burnt sugar vanilla, classic butter pecan, or the best-selling Girl Scout’s Thin Mint ice cream, available with full cream or as a dairy-free option.

Jamz Creamery

Location: 231 E Manchester Blvd #1717, Inglewood, CA 90301

Blocks away from SoFi Stadium, Jamz Creamery is a family-owned operation offering 27 flavors made into sundaes, milkshakes, banana splits, or hefty ice cream sandwiches. Toppings are plentiful, as are vegan options.

Weekend Events | May 17 – May 19

May is flying by and with it comes a bevy of fun happening all around town. With warmer weather and summer just around the corner, there is no better time to explore your neighborhood. Check out what’s happening from LA to the Westside and Conejo to San Fernando Valley from May 17 through May 19. 

Los Angeles Weekend Events | May 17 – May 19 

Cinespia

When: Until June 29

Where: Various Locations

What: The summer screening series is back, kicking off the season with events at L.A. State Historic Park, featuring “Mamma Mia!” on May 10 and “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” on May 17. The series then moves to the Rose Bowl for a screening of “Almost Famous” on May 25, before returning to Hollywood Forever Cemetery later in the month.

John Williams Spotlight

When: May 18 – May 19 

Where: Disney Concert Hall | DTLA

What: Can’t get enough of John Williams’ magic at the Bowl? The LA Phil celebrates the legendary composer with two years of live scores and concerts at Disney Hall. The series culminates with an evening led by Gustavo Dudamel, featuring a suite from Harry Potter (May 18, 19).

Beverly Hills Art Show

When: May 18 – May 19

Where: Beverly Gardens Park

What: Since 1973, artists have gathered at Beverly Gardens Park every spring and fall for a vibrant festival, previously known as the Affaire in the Gardens. This year, 230 artists will display their works, including paintings, sculptures, watercolors, and photography. Set along four blocks of Santa Monica Boulevard between Rodeo and Rexford Drive, the event offers something for everyone, with free kids’ activities, food trucks, and beer and wine gardens featuring live music.

Westside and Beach Communities Weekend Events | May 17 – May 19 

MAINopoly: A Taste of Main Street

When: May 19 

Where: Main Street Santa Monica

What: To entertain and support the Westside community, much of Santa Monica’s Main Street will transform into an interactive Monopoly board game. Attendees will receive “MAINopoly dollars” to exchange for food tastings at top establishments like Ashland Hill, Holey Grail Donuts, Jameson’s Pub, the Victorian, and Pasjoli. Enjoy dishes and drinks, and check out the “Go to Jail” VIP lounge and beer garden for a special experience.

Venice Family Clinic Art Walk + Auction

When: Until May 19

Where: Venice

What: The Venice Artwalk is back for its 45th year, supporting the Venice Family Clinic through an auction and offering a free chance to explore the Venice and broader L.A. art scene. From May 10 to 19, visit 910 Abbot Kinney to view artworks by Ed Ruscha, Larry Bell, Ed Moses, Alison Saar, Kenny Scharf, Patrisse Cullors, Sayre Gomez, and others.

SOAR

When: Until August 31, 2024

Where: Palos Verdes

What: Explore a pavilion filled with fluttering butterflies and observe a chamber with pupae and caterpillars at South Coast Botanic Garden’s seasonal exhibition. For an extra $6, you can purchase a flower vial or ring filled with nectar to attract and feed the butterflies.

San Fernando Valley Weekend Events | May 17 – May 19 

Filipino California: Art and the Filipino Diaspora

When: Until September 8  

Where: Glendale 

What: Explore the works of seven contemporary artists—Eliseo Art Silva, Allison Hueman, Anthony Francisco, Maryrose Cobarrubias Mendoza, Christine Morla, Maria Villote, and Junn Roca—at the Forest Lawn Museum. Their pieces delve into Filipino culture and the Filipino-American experience.

K-Pop Skate Night

When: May 17

Where: Moonlight Rollerway | Glendale

What: Welcome to K-Pop Skate Night! Groove to your favorite K-Pop hits on wheels at Moonlight Rollerway, Inc. This event is perfect for K-Pop fans of all ages, so bring your friends and family for a night of fun and music. Join us on Friday, May 17, 2024, from 8 PM to 11 PM. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to skate and dance to the latest K-Pop tracks. Admission is required, so make sure to arrive early to secure your spot!

LA County Fire Hogs 8th Annual Memorial Ride

When: May 18

Where: Route 66 Classic Grill | 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Santa Clarita

What: Join the Los Angeles County Fire Hogs on Saturday, May 18th, 2024, for the 7th Annual Memorial Ride. This event raises funds for the L.A. County Firefighter Family Support Group.

Conejo Valley Weekend Events  | May 17 – May 19 

California Strawberry Festival at the Ventura County Fairgrounds

When: May 18 

Where: Ventura County Fairgrounds and Event Center | Ventura

What: The 38th Annual California Strawberry Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19, 2024, at the Ventura County Fairgrounds (10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura). Festivalgoers can enjoy strawberry treats from over 50 food and beverage booths. The event features artists and crafters, a Ninja Nation obstacle course, live entertainment on two stages, “build-your-own” strawberry shortcake, and more.

Matilija Poppy Festival at Conejo Valley Botanic Garden

When: May 19 

Where: 400 W Gainsborough Rd | Thousand Oaks

What: The Conejo Valley Botanic Garden invites you to its annual Matilija Poppy Festival on Sunday, May 19, 2024, from 11 AM to 4 PM. The event will showcase beautiful Matilija poppies and include garden tours at 11:30 AM and 2 PM, along with crafts, guest speakers, and more activities for all ages.

The Greater Contribution Hosts “A Woman’s Worth” Event in Thousand Oaks

When: May 19

Where: Thousand Oaks, CA

What: The Greater Contribution, a non-profit that provides micro-loans for women in remote Ugandan villages, is hosting “A Woman’s Worth” celebration on Sunday, May 19th, from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM in Thousand Oaks. In a beautiful outdoor garden, guests will enjoy live entertainment. See Ugandan dancers, African drumming, storytelling, and enjoy international foods. This exclusive fundraising event is dedicated to empowering Ugandan women and offers an immersive cultural experience while supporting brighter futures and stronger communities.

Best Sushi Spots in Los Angeles | LA Eats

Looking for a great sushi spot to try this week? We have you covered on where to enjoy delicious hand-crafted rolls! Check out our list below of tasty sushi spots around town. 

Sushi Ginza Onodera

Location: 609 La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood

When it comes to sushi spots Sushi Ginza Onodera offers an exquisite omakase experience with fish flown in daily from Japan. The intimate setting and meticulous attention to detail make it a top choice for sushi enthusiasts.

Sushi Park

Location: 8539 Sunset Blvd #20, West Hollywood

Sushi Park is known for its no-frills approach, focusing purely on the quality of the fish. The chef’s omakase menu highlights the freshest seasonal ingredients.

Nozawa Bar

Location: 212 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills

Nozawa Bar provides an exclusive dining experience with a limited number of seats. The chef’s selection changes daily, ensuring a unique and memorable meal each time.

Sushi Zo

Location: Various locations

Sushi Zo offers a high-end omakase menu that emphasizes the balance of flavors. The minimalist decor and skilled chefs create a serene and elegant dining environment.

Q Sushi

Location: 30770 Russell Ranch Rd ste a, Westlake Village

Among sushi spots, Q Sushi is celebrated for its imaginative sushi. The restaurant’s commitment to authenticity and quality makes it a standout spot in the heart of LA.

Sushi Tsujita

Location: 2006 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

Sushi Tsujita offers a delightful omakase experience with a focus on seasonal ingredients. The cozy ambiance and expertly crafted dishes attract sushi lovers from all over the city.

Shunji Japanese Cuisine

Location: 3003 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica

Shunji Japanese Cuisine is known for its creative and artful sushi presentations. The chef’s omakase menu showcases a variety of fresh and seasonal fish.

Matsuhisa

Location: 129 N La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Matsuhisa, owned by renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa, offers a fusion of Japanese and Peruvian flavors. The sophisticated atmosphere and exceptional sushi make it a must-visit.

Morihiro

Location: 3133 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Sushi chef Morihiro Onodera finally has his own omakase restaurant in Atwater Village, offering masterful preparations and world-class sushi. The intimate setting and personalized service provide an unforgettable dining experience.

KazuNori

Location: Various Locations

KazuNori specializes in hand rolls made with the freshest ingredients. The casual setting and quick service make it a popular spot for sushi on the go.

Sushi Note

Location: 13447 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Sushi Note combines a love for sushi and wine, offering expertly paired omakase menus. The relaxed ambiance and knowledgeable staff enhance the dining experience.

Sushi Tama

Location: 116 N Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles

Sushi Tama offers a modern take on traditional sushi. The innovative dishes and stylish decor attract a trendy crowd looking for a unique culinary adventure.

Sushi Enya

Location: Various locations

Sushi Enya provides a cozy and intimate atmosphere with a focus on high-quality sushi. The omakase menu is crafted with care, featuring the freshest fish available.

Sushi Ichi 805

Location: 205 E Channel Islands Blvd, Port Hueneme, CA 93041

Sushi Ichi 805 delivers an authentic Edomae sushi experience. The attention to detail and commitment to tradition make it a top choice for sushi connoisseurs.

Sasabune

Location: 11917 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles,

Sasabune is known for its “Trust Me” menu, where the chef selects the best fish of the day. The unpretentious setting and exceptional sushi keep guests coming back.

Hiko Sushi

Location: 11275 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

Hiko Sushi focuses on the purity of flavors, serving simple yet exquisite sushi. The minimalist approach and fresh ingredients make it a beloved spot.

Asanebo

Location: 11941 Ventura Blvd, Studio City

Asanebo is an award-winning sushi restaurant known for its innovative dishes. The omakase menu features a mix of traditional and contemporary flavors, ensuring a memorable meal.

The Brothers Sushi

Location: Various locations

The Brothers Sushi is a fine addition to the Valley’s thriving sushi scene. Offering both a la carte and omakase options, chef Mark Okuda crafts stellar sushi with creative flair. The restaurant has locations in Santa Monica and Culver City.

Leona’s Sushi House

Location: 11814 Ventura Blvd, Studio City

Leona’s Sushi House, led by Frank Leon and Shigenori Fujimoto, features a blend of Peruvian flavors and traditional sushi. The multi-faceted space offers indoor and outdoor dining, with an intimate counter for a unique omakase experience.

Hama Sushi

Location: 347 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Hama Sushi is known for its no-nonsense approach, offering only sushi and sashimi. The straightforward menu and exceptional preparation make it a favorite among locals.

Uoichiba

Location: 9355 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Uoichiba, inside Citizen’s Public Market, offers handrolls filled with dry-aged fish. The casual counter serves a la carte or lunch-sized omakase meals with cuts of tuna, kanpachi, and more.

Soko

Location: 101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Soko, tucked into the Fairmont Miramar, offers a 12-course nigiri omakase for $120 and a six-course omakase for $185. For sushi spots, this intimate sushi bar provides a convivial and playful dining experience.

Weekend Events | May 10 – May 13

The weekend has arrived and so has a bevy of fun options for Mother’s Day weekend. There are plenty of fun activities happening all around town. Check out the top events taking place from May 10 through May 13.

Los Angeles Weekend Events | May 10 – May 13 

Netflix is a Joke Fest

When: May 2 – May 12

Where: Various Locations

What: Netflix’s comedy specials are a staple for home entertainment, but their grand comedy festival, Netflix is a Joke: The Festival, is seriously impressive. Originally set for 2020, the festival finally launched in 2022, featuring an incredible 295 shows across a week in Los Angeles. Returning from May 1 to 12, 2024, the festival is expanding even further, boasting over 500 shows at 36 different venues. The lineup includes comedy giants like Ali Wong, Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Gaffigan, Chris Rock, and Taylor Tomlinson, among hundreds more. To make your choice easier, we’ve picked out 10 of the most unique acts.

 

Community & Unity: People’s Kite Festival

When: May 11 

Where: Chinatown

What: Create a sky-high gallery of kites at this community festival hosted by Clockshop and California State Parks. Celebrating the communities near L.A. State Historic Park, this free festival includes kite flying demonstrations, art workshops, and musical performances.

 

Cinespia

When: May 10 – June 29

Where: Various Locations

What: The summer screening series is back, kicking off the season with events at L.A. State Historic Park, featuring “Mamma Mia!” on May 10 and “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” on May 17. The series then moves to the Rose Bowl for a screening of “Almost Famous” on May 25, before returning to Hollywood Forever Cemetery later in the month.

 

Westside and Beach Communities Weekend Events | May 10 – May 13

Rockin’ Fur Mama’s Day

When: May 11

Where: Redondo Beach

What: You care for them, wash them, and even scoop their poop into little plastic bags—we’re referring to dogs, naturally. To celebrate all the fur moms out there, Bubbles Dog Rescue is organizing a dog-friendly event at Rock & Brews in Redondo. Attendees can get matching temporary rock & roll-themed tattoos, participate in photo opportunities, and enter a raffle. The venue will also function as an adoption center during the event. Proceeds from food and drink sales will support Bubbles Dog Rescue. Plus, if you order an entrée, your pup will receive a complimentary treat.

Venice Family Clinic Art Walk + Auction

When: May 10 – May 19

Where: Venice

What: The Venice Artwalk is back for its 45th year, supporting the Venice Family Clinic through an auction and offering a free chance to explore the Venice and broader L.A. art scene. From May 10 to 19, visit 910 Abbot Kinney to view artworks by Ed Ruscha, Larry Bell, Ed Moses, Alison Saar, Kenny Scharf, Patrisse Cullors, Sayre Gomez, and others.

Nick Offerman’s Whisky Odyssey

When: May 10

Where: Venice

What: First, he’s using comedy to tackle the climate crisis, and the very next night, he’s hosting a whisky tasting. Indeed, Nick Offerman has captured our hearts. Head over to Venice on May 10 for the launch of the actor and comedian’s new Scotch whisky collaboration with Lagavulin. If you’re over 21, you can taste the new spirit, experience a “multisensory” installation described as full of “tropical delights” and “Scottish charm,” and even meet Offerman himself. While the event is open to the public, securing a spot requires a reservation.

 

San Fernando Valley Weekend Events | May 10 – May 13 

Filipino California: Art and the Filipino Diaspora

When: April 20 – September 8  

Where: Glendale 

What: Explore the works of seven contemporary artists—Eliseo Art Silva, Allison Hueman, Anthony Francisco, Maryrose Cobarrubias Mendoza, Christine Morla, Maria Villote, and Junn Roca—at the Forest Lawn Museum. Their pieces delve into Filipino culture and the Filipino-American experience.

Mother’s Day Baking Class

When: May 12 

Where: Violet Cactus Studio, West Verdugo Avenue, Burbank

What: Create lasting memories this Mother’s Day by learning to craft your own hand-tied bouquet! Spend quality time bonding and relaxing while gaining inspiration and learning new techniques for creating and caring for your personal floral arrangement. Additionally, enjoy a beignet-making demonstration and indulge in these delicious fried treats, adding a sweet touch to unforgettable memories. Don’t miss out on this distinctive experience!

Mother’s Day Plant Paint Night

When: May 10

Where: Tansy | 2120 West Magnolia Boulevard | Burbank

What: This in-person workshop is the ideal spot to bring Mom—or create a gift for her! Designed for plant lovers who want to express their creativity, these classes offer a relaxing and stress-free atmosphere for exploring artistic talents.

 

Conejo Valley Weekend Events  | May 10 – May 13

Moorpark Apricot Festival

When: May 11, 11am – 5pm

Where: High Street, Moorpark

What: Join us for the Moorpark Apricot Festival and Art Fair on Saturday, May 11, 2024, from 11am to 5pm on Historic High Street in Moorpark. The festival will showcase a variety of art and craft vendors, food trucks, apricot-themed treats, live music, dance performances, and a range of family-friendly activities. 

ARCHANA 2024 Hosted by the India Friends Association

When: May 11, 3pm – 5pm

Where: Fred Kavli Theater, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks

What: The India Friends Association proudly presents Archana, its 30th Annual Festival of Indian Folk and Bollywood Dance, Drama, Music, and Food. This vibrant celebration will light up the Fred Kavli Theatre at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center in Thousand Oaks on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at 3pm. Prepare for an enchanting afternoon filled with the rich traditions and exhilarating performances of Indian culture.

Tiny Porch Concerts at Peter Strauss Ranch

When: May 12

Where: Peter Strauss Ranch, 30000 Mulholland Hwy, Agoura Hills

What: Tiny Porch Concerts, a passionate non-profit 501(c)(3) committed to supporting our local National Parks and the incredible artists who perform there, extends heartfelt thanks for your ongoing support. Get ready for an electrifying evening this Sunday as we feature the sensational talents of The Accidentals and Jems. Don’t miss out on this musical celebration under the stars!

Mother’s Day Brunch | L.A. Eats

Mother’s Day is almost here and a Sunday Fette for Mom is the most ideal way to celebrate. Pair those radiant rays with the company of family, and you’ve got the perfect brunch setting. Delve into a plethora of delectable LA brunches — complete with both cocktails and mocktails. Here are 13 of LA’s must-visit brunch spots for the discerning palate.

Ardor

Location: West Hollywood

The West Hollywood EDITION’s vegetable-centric lobby restaurant is hosting a lavish buffet-style Mother’s Day brunch, featuring a welcome cocktail, chef-manned stations for prime rib and omelets, and a dessert “garden” on Ardor’s beautiful patio.

Redbird

Location: DTLA

Located in a picturesque former cathedral in Downtown, this restaurant boasts a spacious dining room ideal for Mother’s Day celebrations. Executive Chef Neal Fraser has crafted a special holiday prix fixe menu that allows diners to select from an array of appetizers and entrées. Notable dishes include spring gazpacho with avocado and garden “caviar,” duck chilaquiles, and Basque baked eggs. Additionally, Redbird offers a Mother’s Day dinner, perfect for those planning an evening celebration with Mom.

Inn of the seventh ray

Location: Topanga Canyon

Celebrate Mother’s Day at the charming and sophisticated Topanga eatery, Inn of the Seventh Ray, renowned as one of the finest spots for outdoor dining in L.A. Nestled in the canyons, the restaurant will serve a partial buffet-style brunch as well as dinner, catering extensively to vegans and vegetarians. Guests can enjoy a selection of bagels, salads, soups, waffles, and pastries, followed by a choice between vegetarian or traditional main courses.

Baltaire

Location: Brentwood

This longtime Brentwood steakhouse is serving a grand buffet-style Mother’s Day brunch complete with roving gelato and Bloody Mary carts and carving stations for prime rib, honey baked ham and roasted salmon. Chilled seafood options include freshly shucked oysters, jumbo shrimp, crab claws and scallops will also be available, as well as classic brunch dishes like French toast, eggs Benedict and more.

Pasjoli

Location: Santa Monica

Indulge this Mother’s Day at the upscale French bistro in Santa Monica, featuring a family-style prix fixe brunch that includes a special kid’s menu for the first time, recommended for guests under 12. Begin with an array of deviled eggs and tartelettes, followed by a refreshing spring salad, Pasjoli’s renowned baguette, butter-poached salmon, hanger steak, and seasonal vegetables. Conclude the meal with chocolate profiteroles and vanilla ice cream for dessert. Children have the option of mac-n-cheese instead of the salmon and steak.

Bacetti

Location: Echo Park

Located in the scenic Echo Park, Bacetti offers Roman-inspired brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends. Their diverse menu includes delights like polenta with eggs, ricotta toast, classic pizzas, and refreshing salads.

Mon Ami

Location: Santa Monica

A gem in Santa Monica, Mon Ami boasts a new brunch menu aimed to satiate both travelers and locals. Starting August 19, they’ll be serving spicy vegan scrambles, traditional shakshuka, and drinks like the unique tiramisu latte cocktail.

Grandmaster Recorders

Location: Hollywood

Hollywood’s favorite late-night haunt now features a weekend jazz brunch from noon to 3 p.m. Dive into breakfast sandwiches, avocado bruschetta, and exceptional cocktails worth savoring.

Baar Baar

Location: Los Angeles

Turn your weekend brunch into a festive experience at Baar Baar. Relish the famous egg Kejriwal, a Mumbai original, while grooving to a DJ spinning classic and modern Bollywood hits.

Stanley’s Wet Goods

Location: Culver City 

This Culver City wine shop now offers brunch on weekends. Their mouthwatering dishes are best paired with their vast collection of wines, making for a truly luxurious dining experience.

Ronan

Location: Los Angeles

Ronan’s long-anticipated weekend brunch is finally here. Specializing in California Italian cuisine, their menu encompasses wood-fired pizzas, innovative takes on avocado toast, and sourdough waffles adorned with seasonal fruit.

Mírate

Location: Los Angeles

Elevate your brunch game with Mírate’s rooftop seating, complemented by a diverse menu featuring breakfast burritos, eggs Benedict, and wood oven-roasted lobster.

Holcomb

Location: Highland Park

Located in Highland Park, this renowned wine bar has unveiled its brunch offerings. From shakshuka to harissa cauliflower, there’s a delightful pairing for every wine or cocktail, served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Casa Madera West Hollywood

Location: West Hollywood

Enjoy panoramic city views at Casa Madera. Their spring menu features delectable dishes like poppy seed pancakes and churro french toast, accompanied by both spirited and non-alcoholic cocktails.

La Serenata Restaurant

Location: Los Angeles

A mainstay on Pico Boulevard, La Serenata has introduced its weekend brunch menu. From classic French toast to hearty Mexican plates, they’ve got a dish for every palate.

Mom, Please

Location: Los Angeles

At Mom, Please, every day feels like brunch day. From opening to closing, they serve delightful dishes like vareniki dumplings, crepes, and syrnyky pancakes.

May Maintenance Guide | Home Tips

As the gateway to summer, May with it a change in your maintenance to-do’s when it comes to your luxury home. Keeping your opulent space in pristine condition requires attention to detail and proactive care. Read our detailed guide for regular maintenance tasks specific to your luxury home to ensure your space is top-notch this season.

1. Exotic Hardwood Floor Care

Luxury homes often feature exquisite hardwood floors that can be sensitive to changes in temperature and humidity that come with the transition from spring to summer. Begin by ensuring your climate control systems are set to maintain a consistent indoor environment to prevent warping or swelling. Clean the floors using a cleaner specifically designed for high-end hardwood flooring to enhance their shine and protect their finish. May is also an ideal time to consider professional re-finishing if your floors are starting to show signs of wear.

2. Seasonal Gutter Cleaning

After the debris and leaves of spring, your home’s gutters may be clogged and in need of a thorough cleaning to prepare for the summer rains. Clogged gutters can lead to water damage, which can be particularly costly in luxury homes where materials and finishes are often more susceptible to water stains and mold. Hiring professionals who specialize in handling high-end properties will ensure that this task is done efficiently and without damage to your home’s exterior.

3. Custom Window Treatment Maintenance

Custom window treatments such as high-quality drapes, blinds, and shutters not only add to the aesthetic appeal of luxury homes but also play a crucial role in protecting interiors from sunlight and heat. This month, take the time to dust and clean your window treatments. For draperies, consider a professional cleaning service especially if the material is delicate or heavy. Inspect mechanisms for opening and closing blinds or shutters to ensure they are functioning smoothly, lubricating if necessary.

4. HVAC System Check

Before the onset of the summer heat, have your HVAC system checked and serviced by a professional. This should include cleaning or replacing filters, checking for duct leakage, and ensuring that the system is running efficiently. This not only extends the life of the system but also ensures your home remains comfortably cool as temperatures rise.

5. Inspect Outdoor Living Spaces

Luxury homes often feature extensive outdoor living spaces, which may include patios, pools, and outdoor kitchens. Inspect these areas for any winter damage. Prepare your pool for summer use by checking and balancing the chemicals, inspecting the pumps, and cleaning the covers and liners. For outdoor kitchens, check gas connections, clean grills and appliances, and consider a fresh coat of sealant on wood or stone structures.

6. Landscape and Garden Upkeep

Well-manicured grounds are a hallmark of a luxury property. May is the perfect time to refresh your landscape by pruning, fertilizing, and planting seasonal flowers and shrubs. Consider a consultation with a landscape designer who specializes in luxury properties to ensure your grounds are both beautiful and manageable as the season changes.

7. Security System Updates

With longer days and travel plans likely on the horizon, ensuring your home’s security system is functioning correctly is crucial. Test all alarms, cameras, and motion sensors. If necessary, update your system with the latest security technology to keep your home safe whether you’re there or away.

8. Roof and Foundation Inspections

Check your roof for any signs of damage or wear, especially if your area experienced a harsh winter. Similarly, inspect the foundation for any cracks or signs of moisture that may have developed during the colder months. Early detection and repair are key to preventing major issues down the line.

 

Maintaining a luxury home requires diligent care and attention, but the reward is a beautiful, comfortable, and safe environment that stands the test of time. This May, set the standard for excellence with these essential home maintenance tasks.

Top Donut Spots In Town | L.A. Eats

Los Angeles boasts a vibrant donut scene, with a mix of longstanding family businesses and creative new spots. Whether you crave classic glazed, vegan options, or innovative flavors like custard-filled or taro-based, these 16 shops offer remarkable variety. Explore the city’s top donut destinations, from the iconic Holey Grail Donuts in Larchmont to the inventive Mochinut in Melrose.

1. Holey Grail Donuts

Location: 148 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004
Founded in Kauai from a small trailer, Holey Grail Donuts is now a bustling business in Los Angeles, with backing from Tony Hawk. Enjoy chewy taro-based donuts at their Larchmont and Santa Monica locations. Follow their Instagram for updates on special pop-ups and events.

2. The Donut Man

Location: 915 E Rte 66, Glendora, CA 91740
Since 1972, The Donut Man has been a Glendora staple, famous for its strawberry and peach stuffed donuts. Operating 24 hours a day, these messy treats are a local favorite.

3. Flour Premium Doughnut

Location: 833 S Western Ave #38, Los Angeles, CA 90005
Nestled in Koreatown’s Rodeo Galleria Shopping Center, Flour Premium Donut crafts less sweet, visually appealing donuts with a pillowy consistency. Try the milk cream variety, which sells out fast. Convenient parking is available for LA visitors.

4. Mochinut

Location: 7217 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Mochinut offers a unique blend of traditional donuts and mochi, creating a spectacular result. Known for Korean rice flour hot dogs, bubble tea, and soft serve, this spot has multiple locations across Southern California.

5. Blinkie’s Donuts

Location: 4884 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Since 2004, Blinkie’s has delighted SoCal with classic and innovative treats like frosted mango with Tajín. Don’t miss their Crinkies, a nod to the Cronut craze.

6. Memorylook Coffee

Location: 2881 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006
Famous for its cappuccinos and tea lattes, Memorylook Coffee also offers freshly made donuts in flavors like strawberry cream and matcha brulee, complete with fluffy cream cheese filling.

7. Sweet Retreat Donuts

Location: 924 CA-1, Long Beach, CA 90806
Catering to dairy-free diets, Sweet Retreat offers both vegan yeast and cake donuts. Their experimental flavors and decorations make it a place worth revisiting.

8. Colorado Donuts

Location: 1578 Colorado Blvd #14, Eagle Rock, CA 90041
Colorado Donuts is a destination for traditional and creatively decorated donuts, like those featuring movie characters or stuffed with Twix bars. The store’s recent colorful makeover adds to its appeal.

9. DK’s Donuts & Bakery

Location: 1614 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Open since 1980 by Khmer refugees, DK’s Donuts & Bakery is now known for its unique flavors and visually stunning creations, thanks to the innovation of younger family members.

10. Big Jim’s Donuts

Location: 2401 Whittier Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90023
Big Jim’s Donuts has built a loyal following over the years with its traditional donuts and 24-hour service. Located across from Pioneer Chicken, it’s a convenient spot for sweet and savory treats.

11. Amigos Donuts

Location: 6418 Santa Fe Ave, Huntington Park, CA 90255
A family favorite for generations, Amigos Donuts is known for its friendly service and creative offerings during holidays and special events.

12. Dad’s Donuts & Dogs

Location: 2501 W Victory Blvd (at Buena Vista St), Burbank, CA 91505
Visit Dad’s Donuts & Bakery for a dazzling array of donuts, including cake, glazed, twists, and the standout buttermilk, available daily until 9 p.m.

13. Moon Donuts

Location: 1000 Torrance Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Known for its custard-filled donuts, Moon Donuts in South Bay has a dedicated following. Arrive early to grab these popular treats before they sell out.

14. Tastees Donut & Burger

Location: 619 N Fair Oaks Ave (Peoria St.), Pasadena, CA 91103
Tastees Donut & Burger captures the essence of Southern California with its friendly service and a menu that includes both burgers and donuts, like the sought-after apple fritter and jalapeño croissant.

15. Primo’s Donuts

Location: 2918 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
For over 68 years, Primo’s Donuts has served generations of donut lovers. Don’t miss their specialty buttermilk bar.