The Queen Mary’s Rock the Queen music festival, the Venice Art Crawl, Mac & Cheese Day and so much more … check out our list of all the action going down in Los Angeles this weekend.
Edited by Alicia Luchak.
July 11. In a performance that adds an extra dose of girl power to classic Quentin Tarantino films, this all-female cabaret showcases all of the director’s most popular heroines, femmes fatales and reimaginings of classic male characters. Doors 8:15 p.m.; show 9:15 p.m. See website for ticket prices. Club Bahia, 1130 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park. Tickets
Rock the Queen
July 13. Jam out to live sets from some of the best rock-tribute bands in L.A. aboard the Queen Mary. With popular cover bands like the Who Generation and the Cured, the night will embrace classic hits from the ’60s to ’80s on three separate stages. See website for the complete lineup. 7 p.m. $35. 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, 877.342.0738. Tickets
The Get Around
July 13. Two highly anticipated events—the Venice Art Crawl and the Mar Vista Music and Art Walk—have teamed up to create an “explosion” of art, music, food and culture. The event will include six different activation art hubs, five music stages and 3.5 miles of entertainment to explore—such as live painting battles, tarot card readings, beer gardens, Burning Man-themed bars, fire-spinning performances, art playgrounds and much more. There will even be a complimentary shuttle service provided throughout the confines of the event. 2-10 p.m. Free. From Venice Beach to the 405, Venice/Mar Vista. More info.
Upcoming | Enter before July 31. Don’t miss out on a chance to see the legendary Lionel Richie during his Hello Tour this summer. If you’d like to enter for a chance to win two Hollywood Bowl tickets for his Los Angeles performance on Aug. 5, click here!
FOOD + DRINK
Open Now. Just three blocks away from the beach, Lanea is bringing the Westside a wide selection of authentic Mexican cuisine served up by East L.A.’s Barba Kush. Not to mention, there will be a selection of 76 tequilas, 74 mezcals and refreshing craft cocktails by Birds & Bees’ former beverage director, Beverly Ham. After officially opening on July 8, the new Santa Monica staple will be celebrating all weekend long with special live music performances each night by artists including Blake Reebs and Paper. 217 Broadway, Santa Monica. 424.265.PIER. M-F 5 p.m. to late, Sa-Su 11 a.m. to late. gotolanea.com
Summer dineL.A. Restaurant Week
July 12-26. This biannual dining event returns with specially priced menus at over 400 of the city’s top dining destinations. Our picks: newcomers Atrium and Tartine Bianco, Providence—recent recipient of two Michelin stars—and Terrazzas beautiful beachfront bites at Hotel Casa Del Mar (pictured left). More info
Pop’s Bagels Collab
July 13. For one day only, Pop’s Bagels will be partnering up with West L.A.’s unique eatery Pikoh to create truly one-of-a-kind breakfast dishes for foodies who enjoy some exciting culinary fusion. Pikoh’s all-star chefs, Ricardo Zarate and James Jung, are expected to bring some of their own Peruvian and Japanese twists to the classic bagel with dishes like Pork Belly Sando with kimchi, egg and a gochujang cream cheese. 9 a.m.- noon. 11940 W. Pico Blvd., West L.A. pikohla.com
Mac & Cheese Day
July 14. To celebrate the national mac and cheese “holiday,” Hyperion Public will be serving up special flights of three memorable macaroni favorites: Austin Love (smoked barbecue brisket, bacon coleslaw, crispy onions and Mac and 4 Cheese), Buffalo Chicken (buffalo fried chicken, celery, blue cheese, and Mac and 4 Cheese) and the classic Mac and 4 Cheese. 12969 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. 818.464.3750. hyperionpublic.com
ARTS + CULTURE
Through July 21. Having its world premiere here, this play tells the stranger-than-fiction true story of the life and sudden death of Richard Lancelyn Green, the world’s foremost scholar on Sherlock Holmes. Gil Cates Theater, Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Westwood. 310.208.5454. Tickets
Stupid F**king Bird
July 12-14 and 19-21. This weekend and next, the Tomorrow Theatre Company will be performing Stupid F**ing Bird, by Aaron Posner, which is “sort of adapted” from Chekhov’s The Seagull, and directed by Camille Edwards. F-Sa 8 p.m.; Su 2 p.m. $25. The Zephyr Theatre, 7456 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood. Follow @tomorrowtheatre on Instagram and like on Facebook—”Tomorrow Theatre Company.” Tickets
July 13. The Grammy-nominated vocalist and bassist will perform selections from her new album, Ventriloquism, plus some of her popular favorites and cover songs at the Ford Theatre. 8 p.m. $30-$55. John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. E., Hollywood, 323.461.3673. Tickets
July 13. The legendary Beatles and Wings frontman takes the stage at Dodger Stadium for an epic, career-spanning show. Expect to hear everything from early Beatles hits to songs from his latest solo album, Egypt Station. Dodger Stadium, 1000 Vin Scully Ave., Elysian Park. 323.222.1507. Tickets
STYLE + BEAUTY
COTA by Skingraft
Opens July 14. The brothers behind luxury fashion line COTA (worn by stars such as Beyonce, Janet Jackson, Justin Bieber, Marilyn Manson, Rihanna, Wiz Khalifa and more) will be joining in on an ongoing collaborative rotation of fashion and art at Row DTLA. For the remainder of 2019, stop by the Arts District’s 30-acre urban haven for fashion and design workshops, DIY classes, brand and fashion line showcases, performance art and more. 777 S Alameda St., downtown. rowdtla.com
Photos: Circa 55 by Murphy O’Brien. Tarantina courtesy Fatale Factory. Rock the Queen courtesy Queen Mary. The Get Around courtesy Venice Art Crawl and Mar Vista Music and Art Walk. Lionel Richie courtesy Gelsons. Lanea courtesy Lanea. Summer dineL.A. Restaurant Week courtesy Terrazzo by Lisa Romerien. Pop’s Bagels Collab courtesy Pikoh LA. Mac & Cheese Day courtesy Hyperion Public. Mysterious Circumstances courtesy @geffenplayhouse/Instagram. Stupid F**ing Bird courtesy Tomorrow Theatre Company. Meshell Ndegeocello courtesy @officialMeshell/Facebook. Paul McCartney courtesy @dodgers/Facebook. COTA by Skingraft courtesy COTA.