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Weekend roundup

April 13-16


Hotel Who: A Love Story Experience

Starts April 15. You are invited to The Hotel Who’s grand engagement soirée at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, where the once-feuding Sunflower and Rose families will finally be unified. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails while engaging with fellow revelers in the Biltmore lobby. Solve complex riddles and gather materials for a magical elixir to dispel a perilous curse endangering the families’ union. Then finish off the evening with a 1950s dance, featuring era-inspired music and unexpected twists. Times vary. 506 S Grand Avenue, Los Angeles. Get Tickets Now

The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire

Starts April 15. Travel back in time to 16th-century Elizabethan England at The Renaissance Pleasure Faire and enjoy a variety of activities, including jousting, theater performances, and hands-on workshops. Also, dress up in your best Tudor attire and join the “merry-making” with the lively characters wandering around the fairgrounds. Open on Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. 15501 E. Arrow Highway, Irwindale. renfair.com/socal/

Made in Tulum Pool Party

April 16. Prepare to dive into pool party season as The Mondrian presents its yearly Tulum-inspired event at the Skybar. Enjoy the city view while lounging by the heated pool, sipping on handcrafted cocktails and dancing to live music by DJ Daniel Sanchez. Wear fun swim attire to match the theme of the event. Sunday, 12 – 7 p.m. 8440 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood. Get Tickets Now

Food + Drinks

Scent-Inspired Cocktails at The Study

April 13. LA-based fragrance brand P.F. Candle Co. is collaborating with The Study, AMASS, and GEM&BOLT to host a one-night-only botanical-inspired cocktail event. All drinks will be infused with herbs to celebrate spring, and the first 30 guests will receive a free P.F. gift bag worth over $70. Thursday, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. 828 Traction Avenue, Los Angeles. Reserve Now

Studio City Welcomes Classic 1950s-Themed Restaurant

Now Open. Step into the world of Old Hollywood at Rat Pack-inspired Velvet Martini Lounge at Vitello’s Italian Restaurant. Enjoy an extensive wine list and handcrafted cocktails that can be smoked tableside in a bar-top smoker box. Plus, try their unique takes on classic dishes, including an homage to 50’s-themed TV dinners served in boxed metal trays. Finish the night with live music at the piano bar featuring a selection of standards from The Great American Songbook. Thursday – Sunday, 5 – 10 p.m. 4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City. Reserve Now

Meet Fresh x Chef Jon Yao 

Starts April 15. Meet Fresh USA, a Taiwanese dessert chain, is partnering with Michelin-starred Chef Jon Yao to introduce a limited-edition menu item. The Jon Yao’s Special is a milk tea shaved ice base, topped with sweet potato taro balls, mini taro balls, grass jelly, boba, condensed milk, and milk tea sauce. This dessert is available at ten selected locations until the end of this month, and proceeds will be donated to the Downtown Women’s Center. For more informations on time and place, visit meetfresh.us

Whistlepig Whiskey Pop-Up

April 14-16. Join WhistlePig Whiskey at their Sugar Shack during the Acura Grand Prix weekend to experience a tailgate party on wheels. You can play porkhole and sip on signature cocktails like the maple old fashioned and maple bourbon sour, which are made with their highly coveted PiggyBack bourbon, rye, and barrel-aged maple syrup. Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 300 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach. More Info

Arts + Culture

Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone

April 13-16. Hershey Felder, virtuoso pianist, performer, playwright, and producer is back at The Wallis for a limited engagement of his celebrated work, George Gershwin Alone. This musical is about the life and legacy of the American songwriter who created his first hit song at a young age of 21 and went on to compose a dazzling array of songs still enjoyed worldwide. Times vary per day. 9390 N. Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills. thewallis.org

Dawoud Bey & Carrie Mae Weems: In Dialogue

Now Open. The Getty Museum is hosting a photography exhibition showcasing the works of Dawoud Bey and Carrie Mae Weems. The artists first met in Harlem during the 1970s, and have continued to explore similar themes of race, power, and representation through their photography. Every piece provides a distinct perspective on the Black community, offering an authentic and introspective. Tuesday – Friday, Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles. getty.edu

Sam Francis and Japan: Emptiness Overflowing

Now Open. LACMA’ exhibition features 60 of Sam Francis’s prints and paintings, all placed in the same space as traditional and contemporary Japanese works. Explore how one of California’s most prominent painters was impacted by the Japanese concept of “ma,” or negative space, in his work. Times vary. 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles. lacma.org

Photo credit: Sabrina Shelton (VITELLOS). Couple in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY, 1990, Dawoud Bey. Gelatin silver print. Getty Museum. © Dawoud Bey. Sam Francis, Towards Disappearance, 1957, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Modern and Contemporary Art Council Fund, © Sam Francis Foundation, California/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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