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August 12-15


Katia Moraes and Brazilian Hearts photo courtesy The Original Farmers Market

Summer Sounds at The Original Farmers Market

Aug. 12-13. Soak up the summer weather with a great mix of musical genres during the final week of Summer Sounds at The Original Farmers Market. Taking place in front of clock tower, the final lineup of performers include Lil Mo and The Dynaflos on Thursday and Kátia Moraes & Brazilian Hearts on Friday (pictured). 6-8 p.m. 6333 W. 3rd St., L.A., 323.933.9211. farmersmarketla.com

Dance instructor Achinta S. McDaniel brings Bollywood to life at Music Center's Dance DTLA photo credit Javier Guillen

The Music Center’s Dance DTLA

Begins Aug. 13. Get up on your feet with the return of The Music Center’s Dance DTLA for five Friday nights on the Jerry Moss Plaza. Dance instructors will share easy-to-learn steps while DJs spin tunes (an ASL interpreter will support the lessons). The Music Center has also partnered with L.A. County Public Health to host a free vaccine clinic. Masks are required. Food and beverages available for purchase; picnicking allowed on the Plaza’s table and chairs. 7-11 p.m. Free. 135 N. Grand Ave., L.A., 213.972.7211. musiccenter.org

Bike, Barre and Brunch with TruFusion West Hollywood photo courtesy Bollare

Bike, Barre and Brunch with TruFusion West Hollywood 

Aug. 14. Kick-off your Saturday morning with an energizing cycle and barre class followed by brunch at the WeWork building in West Hollywood. TruFusion’s class starts with a heart-pumping cycle workout, followed by a barre session that incorporates ballet-inspired exercises and pilates. After the class, attendees will enjoy brunch starting at 10 a.m. Space is limited. 8:30-11 a.m. Free with RSVP; first come, first-served. 925 N. La Brea Ave., 4th Floor, L.A. Tickets

CicLAvia—Wilmington featuring LA2050 photo courtesy CicLAvia Los Angeles


Aug. 15. Mark your calendar for the return of CicLAvia Sundays for the remainder of 2021! Inspired by Bogotá’s weekly ciclovía, CicLAvia temporarily closes streets to car traffic and opens them to Angelenos to use as a public park. This Sunday, participants can bike, walk, stroll, skate or jog in Wilmington on a 2.25-mile route connecting Banning Park and Wilmington Waterfront Park. See website for more info. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. ciclavia.org

Food + Drink

My Neighbor Toronto cocktail from ETA Highland Park photo by Ryan Julio

ETA Highland Park

Reopens Aug. 12. Highland Park’s quintessential neighborhood cocktail joint is celebrating its grand reopening this Thursday with the return of live jazz, its noteworthy $1 oyster program and a fully updated food menu by chef Ted Hopson (The Belwether, Father’s Office). The menu features items such as Schmaltzy Salsa Negra with chips; burrata and tomato confit; and a marinated skirt steak sandwich. Note: Proof of vaccination is required for entry, or a recent negative COVID-19 test (within 72 hours). 5 p.m.-midnight. 5630 N. Figueroa St., L.A., 323.274.4755. More Info

Prosecco drinks at Della Terra photo courtesy Della Terra

National Prosecco Day at Della Terra

Aug. 13. Celebrate National Prosecco Day by stopping in to sip on sweet, bubbly, sparkling wine at Della Terra. Offerings include sparkling wines by the bottle and Lamberti Prosecco (Italy) $52 or by the glass for $14. For those feeling like a cocktail, ask the bartender for a Bellini, Raspberry Martini Fizz, Apple Prosecco Punch, Aperol Spritz, or for their recommendation on how best to celebrate the holiday. Open daily 11 a.m.-11 p.m. with happy hour 3-6 p.m. 7675 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 323.933.7675. dellaterrarestaurant.com

Lyrical Lemonade x Pop Tarts illustration courtesy Pop-Tarts x Lyrical Lemonade Experience

Pop-Tarts x Lyrical Lemonade Experience

Aug. 13. Pop-Tarts and artist Lyrical Lemonade is taking over the corner of Melrose & Fairfax in Los Angeles for the Pop-Tarts x Lyrical Lemonade Experience on Friday. Guests can join the crew and special guests for the drop of the limited edition Pop-Tarts x Lyrical Lemonade Lemon Creme Pie, and 50 lucky fans will get their back-to-school gear personally ‘frosted’ by the design team. Dom Gallery, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 700 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. poptartsxlyrical.com

Charcuterie board from Café Fig at Hotel Figueroa photo courtesy Modern Currency PR

Café Fig at Hotel Figueroa

Now Open. As Los Angeles’ dining scene continues to revive over the summer, the iconic Hotel Figueroa in DTLA expands its selection of on-property food & beverage offerings with the debut of its newest culinary concept, Café Fig—an all-day café elevated dining concept serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, with indoor and outdoor patio seating. Open daily from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. 939 S. Figueroa St., L.A., 877.724.1973. hotelfigueroa.com

Mian's beef rib noodle dish photo courtesy Mian


Now Open. James Beard Award-nominated chef Tony Xu and Sean Xie—in partnership with restaurateur Bill Chait—welcome hungry patrons open to SoCal’s fourth location of Mian in West Adams. Named after the Chinese word for “noodle,” Mian serves authentic Sichuan-style noodles and traditional dishes, paying homage to the cuisine of China’s Sichuan province. The menu features non-noodle appetizers, entrees and many iterations of hand-pulled noodles (like the classic zajiang dry noodles and spicy beef rib noodles). Su and W-Th 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; F-Sa 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. 5263 W. Adams Blvd., L.A., 213.900.2782. miantaste.com

Arts + Culture

Heidi Duckler Dance's "The Chandelier" photo courtesy the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

The Chandelier at The Wallis

Aug. 12-15. Los Angeles-based dance company Heidi Duckler Dance presents the world premiere of The Chandelier at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. This site-specific work is choreographed and directed by HDD’s founder/artistic director Heidi Duckler and will run for four nights on The Wallis’ pop-up outdoor stage. 8 p.m. $50. 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.746.4000. thewallis.org

Brian Jungen's "The Evening Redness in the West," 2006 photo SITE Photography, courtesy Catriona Jeffries

Hammer Contemporary Collection: Brian Jungen

Opens Aug. 14. Explore Hammer Museum at UCLA’s newest contemporary installation The Evening Redness in the West featuring work by Canadian artist Brian Jungen. In this exhibit, Jungen addresses the legacy of colonialism and violence in Hollywood Westerns with a makeshift tableau of consumer goods and materials that questions depictions of Native American experience in popular culture. Th-Su 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free admission. 10899 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 310.443.7000. hammer.ucla.edu

Michael Feinstein sings Sinatra’s Songbook photo courtesy Pasadena Symphony & POPS

Michael Feinstein Sings Sinatra’s Songbook

Aug. 14. Principal Pops conductor Michael Feinstein puts down the conducting baton and picks up the microphone for one night only to sing a full concert devoted to the legacy of Frank Sinatra at the Los Angeles County Arboretum. Note: Entry to all Pasadena POPS concerts will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Grounds open at 5:30 p.m.; concert begins at 7:30 p.m. 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, 626.793.7172. pasadenasymphony-pops.org

Photo credits: Achinta S. McDaniel at Music Center’s Dance DTLA by Javier Guillen. Bike, Barre and Brunch courtesy Bollare. ETA Highland Park by Ryan Julio. Café Fig courtesy Modern Currency PR. Brian Jungen’s “The Evening Redness in the West,” 2006 by SITE Photography, courtesy Catriona Jeffries. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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