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Weekend roundup

April 14-17


National Pet Day at the Viceroy Santa Monica

Open Now | The hotel’s California coastal restaurant, Sugar Palm, introduces Wags & Brunch this weekend in honor of National Pet Day. The new dog menu features unique food and drink options (taste tested and approved by dogs) including: puppy scramble – eggs, spinach, shredded chicken or the salmon stir fry. Fridays through Sundays 6:30 am to 2:30 pm. 1819 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica 310.260.7500  viceroyhotelsandresorts.com

Dragonfly Hollywood’s Signature Saturdays

April 16 | See-and-be-seen at Signature Saturdays inside Dragonfly with music by resident DJs spinning Hip-Hop, R&B, and everything in between. Past celebrity guests include 2 Chainz, Young Thug, Fabolous, OhGeesy, BlueBucks Clan, Gunna, Wiz Khalifa; just to name a few. Sat. 10 pm – 2 am. 6510 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles. 323.446.4335. More Info.

Celebrate Easter at Sofitel Los Angeles

April 17 | Join the luxury hotel’s Easter Egg-stravaganza on their ready-for-spring blooming outdoor garden patio and dive into a whimsical universe featuring all your favorite Easter brunch food and cocktails, along with live music, an egg hunt and more. The all-you-can-eat menu starts at $65 with Easter exclusive craft cocktails and bottomless bubbles included, and special pricing for children. Large parties welcome. Sunday 11am-4pm. 8555 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles 90048. 310.770.1654. More Details HERE

Mercado ZONA Libre

Starts April 15 | Chula Vista’s Algo Bueno, a popular Latin-fusion food truck, is set to host the upcoming Mercado Zona Libre, an idea that stemmed from the love of food and community. Mercado Zona Libre is a place for small businesses, eateries, and brands to sell and share their goods and experiences. Friday 3 pm – 8 pm and Saturday 8 am -2 pm. More Info

Food + Drink

Celebrate Easter at NUEVA

April 17 | NUEVA presents an Easter in Venice brunch and dinner with mimosas in a contemporary mid-century cantina with outdoor patio seating. Offerings include cloud pancakes with chantilly cream, Yucatán syrup and caramelized bananas and churro french toast with challah bread topped with powdered sugar and Mexican chocolate sauce. Brunch 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and dinner 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 822 Washington Boulevard, Marina del Rey. 310.747.6050. Nuevavenice.com

Easter Brunch at The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood

April 17 | Celebrate Easter Brunch at two dining destinations. The ALK Restaurant has a variety of holiday specials and live Jazz from 10:30am-1:30pm. I|O Rooftop will offer both buffet and live action stations from 11:00am-3:00pm, along with hidden Easter eggs around the space. For more information: ALK Restaurant and I|O Rooftop.

Feijoada Feast Sundays at Caboco

Start April 17 | Chefs Rodrigo Oliveira and Victor Vasconcellos are bringing Brazil’s national dish, feijoada, to Caboco every Sunday afternoon. The all-you-can-eat feijoada “completa” served family style, comes with savory bean stew, housemade sausage & smoked meats, collard greens, rice, farofa (toasted tapioca crumbles), torresmo (crispy pork belly), yucca fries orange slices and a shot of batidinha (cachaça, lime, and sugar). Sundays 5-9:30 pm. 1850 Industrial Ave., DTLA. More Info

Theia presents ‘Theiachella’

April 15-16 | The Greek restaurant hosts “Theiachella” with a menu, music, entertainment and special surprises inspired by Coachella including ‘take me to the dessert,’ (figs and haloumi) and a Billie Eillish inspired cocktail, ‘Ocean Eyes’. Show a ticket or wristband from Coachella and get 10% off. 8048 W. 3rd. Street. 323.591.0059. Theia-la.com

Arts + Culture

Cirque Du Soleil’s OVO

April 16 – May 1 | Cirque Du Soleil presents OVO, a story where insects of all kinds are intensely curious when a mysterious egg appears, representing the enigma and cycles of their lives. Microsoft Theatre 777 Chick Hearn Court, Los Angeles. 4pm. More Info

Black American Portraits

Last day April 17 | “Remembering Two Centuries of Black American Art,”  guest curated by David Driskell, reframes portraiture to center Black American subjects, sitters, and spaces. Spanning over two centuries from 1800 to the present day, this selection of approximately 140 works draws primarily from LACMA’s permanent collection; scenes from the Harlem Renaissance, portraits from the Civil Rights and Black Power eras, and multiculturalism of the 1990s. Times vary. LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles,. lacma.org

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