Los Angeles

Weekend roundup

April 22-25


Saie Beauty Pop-Up at ROW DTLA

April 22. Celebrate Earth Day with clean beauty brand Saie Beauty’s pop-up at ROW DTLA. Saie Beauty is embarking on a carbon neutral road trip across SoCal in its custom lilac van to celebrate the launch its new product Dew Blush, including a stop at Dylan Lex—the statement jewelry store at ROW DTLA—where the community can purchase Dew Blush-inspired flower arrangements, Saie products, and other exclusive collabs and gifts. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 777 S. Alameda St., downtown, 213.988.8890. rowdtla.com

Texino’s Saturday Market Block Party 

April 24. Mark your calendar for L.A.’s luxury camper van company Texino’s market block party featuring food, flowers, curated vintage goods and tunes from Gabriel da Rosa. Vendors include baked goods from She Baked Me, ice cream from Sad Girl Creamery, Heritage Kitchen food truck, poloze from Seedy Bites, Monty’s NYC plant-based products, ceramics from Amanda Hummes, pizza to-go from La Morra Pizza and more. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. More Info

The Wizard’s Den

Reopened. Step into a magical world filled with sorcery, spells and delicious concoctions at this wizard-themed, pop-up bar experience in Hollywood. Don your robe and sip delights as you experiment in the ancient art of potion making—aka concocting devilish brews for good (or evil) under the watchful eye of the potions master. There will also be mystical challenges to overcome in order to unlock your potion ingredients in this hands-on experience. Each session will last 90 minutes and includes one welcome drink and two potions. See website to book a date and time. $40+. 1233 Vine St., Hollywood. Tickets

Food + Drink

Taqueando Takeover Presents: Chef John Sedlar of Rivera

April 22-24. Come hungry to the all-you-can-eat festival Taqueando’s rotating pop-ups curated by Latin American food expert Bill Esparza featuring taqueros, taqueras and friends. This weekend, James Beard Award-winning chef John Sedlar (pictured) and his iconic L.A. restaurant Rivera returns with familiar menu items including tortillas florales, duck confit enfrijoladas, caracoles (snails) and mole ice cream, among others. Takeout and delivery available; reservations available via OpenTable. 1850 Industrial St., L.A., 213.405.1434. taqueandofest.com

Taste of the Eastside

April 23-25. Don’t miss out the 11th annual Taste of the Eastside where more than a dozen Eastside establishments have created a signature offering available for dine-in, pickup and delivery. This food fest highlights the diverse restaurant scene from Silverlake, Echo Park, Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Los Feliz, Atwater and beyond. 25% of your total order will be donated to this year’s beneficiaries: No Us Without You, a nonprofit that works to provide food security for undocumented immigrants and Rose Scharlin Cooperative Nursery School. tasteoftheeastside.com

Drive-Thru at MGD

Now Available. Calling all KBBQ fans! Hop in your car and drive over to MGD (Meat, Grill, Drink) Korean barbecue to experience its new drive-thru. Order tasty dishes such as a bulgogi marinated chicken plate, a loco moco plate with a house-made kimchi gravy, and loaded brisket tots using a gochujang sauce. This is currently the only independent Korean barbecue restaurant in L.A. that has a drive-thru. Tu-Sa 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. 686 N. Spring St., Suite 104, L.A., 213.372.5898. mgdkitchen.com

U Street Pizza

Now Open. Get a slice of New York-style pizza from this new chef-driven, casual neighborhood pizza joint in Old Pasadena. This concept comes from restaurateur Marie Petulla, co-owner and visionary behind Pasadena’s award-winning Northern Italian restaurant Union, Knead & Co Pasta + Market, and Red Jungle. The pizzas are centered around classic, nostalgic pies from red versions with square pies coming soon. Available for dine-in, pickup and delivery. Open daily 4-10 p.m. 33 E. Union St., Pasadena, 626.605.0340. ustreetpizza.com

Arts + Culture

FILM at LACMA: John Van Hamersveld Crazy World Ain’t It

April 23-25. Join FILM at LACMA for a screening of John Van Hamersveld Crazy World Ain’t It, (running time of 11 minutes) and a post-film conversation with directors Christopher Sibley, Dave Tourjé, and the artist John Van Hamersveld, moderated by artist and filmmaker Heather Flores. This short documentary peers into the career of the artist behind many iconic pop-culture images of surf, music and cinema. This screening will be online via Vimeo and will be available for a 48 hour viewing period. Begins at noon on April 23. Free with RSVP required. lacma.org

Los Angeles Master Chorale’s High School Choir Festival 

April 23. In celebration of the 32nd year of the Los Angeles Master Chorale’s annual High School Choir Festival (HSCF), watch the premiere of its virtual Festival Day video on Friday. During the Festival Day, there will be hundreds of high school students from 26 schools participating in three virtual choir performances—“Happy” by Pharrell Williams, “Resilience” by Abbie Betinis and “Es Tu Tiempo” by Francisco Núñez—all led by Grant Gershon, Kiki and artistic director David Gindler. 10 a.m. Free. lamasterchorale.org

Getty Villa

Reopened. The Getty Villa museum and gardens in Pacific Palisades is now reopen to a limited number of visitors with free reservations. Visitors will finally have the opportunity to see Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins, which was slated to open just days after the Getty Villa was forced to close in March 2020. To ensure the safety of visitors and staff, there will be specific one-way routes and other measures in place. W-M 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free with advanced reservations required; $20 parking. 17985 Pacific Coast Hwy., Pacific Palisades, 310.440.7300. getty.edu

Photo credits: Saie Beauty courtesy Wagstaff Media & Marketing. Chef John Sedlar by John Sedlar. Taste of Eastside courtesy Meryl Haley PR. U Street Pizza by Sydney Yorkshire. “John Van Hamersveld Crazy World Ain’t It” 2019 courtesy LACMA/Dave Tourjé. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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