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Weekend roundup

August 13-16


Live Learn Eat: Architect Anthony Poon Zoom Discussion

Aug. 13. Calling all architect buffs! Join esteemed editor/author Michael Webb and award-winning L.A. architect Anthony Poon for a one-on-one virtual discussion about their new book Live Learn Eat. This book explores the architect’s most engaging designs from attainable houses to learning environments to hospitality projects, and shows how strategic design enriches the experience of living, learning and eating. 10 a.m. RSVP

Outdoor Manicures with Color Camp

Aug. 14-16. The beloved L.A. manicure bar Color Camp is popping up—outside!—in Platform Park. Guests can book an appointment for Super Gel ($60), Super Gel with simple art ($70) or Super Gel with seasonal art ($80). To keep guests safe, Color Camp’s stations will be six feet apart with a barrier between the client and artist; stations will be thoroughly sanitized between appointments; and masks must be worn by staff and client at all times. 8850 Washington Blvd., Culver City,  color-camp.com | Appointment

SoulOutside at Santa Monica Place

Ongoing. Break a sweat with SoulCycle’s new outdoor cycling studio on the rooftop deck at Santa Monica Place. Each class lasts 45 minutes with a total of 40 bikes spaced six feet apart and is available seven days a week through mid-October. Masks are mandatory at all times, including while riding. Riders will use headphones (provided by SoulCycle). Classes for the coming week are available for booking each Monday at noon. $30 per class. 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, 310.622.7685. santamonicaplace.com

Food + Drink

Dinner and Weekend Brunch at Harriet’s

Reopens Aug. 14. Not only will the elegant rooftop lounge Harriet’s at 1 Hotel be reopened for patrons to sip on their favorite cocktails, but will also offer new dinner and weekend brunch menus. For dinner, guests can enjoy Mediterranean chicken skewers, Mahi Mahi fish tacos, the H burger and balsamic grilled vegetable platter. Going to brunch? From noon to 4 p.m., brunchers can order dishes such as yogurt parfait, grilled chicken wrap, smoked salmon plate and the Cali breakfast sandwich. W-F 5 p.m.-close, Sa-Su noon-10 p.m. 8490 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 424.281.1860. harrietsrooftop.com

Rose Petal Pie To Go at Birdie G’s

Now Available. Did you hear? Birdie G’s in Santa Monica, helmed by award-winning chef Jeremy Fox, is offering the ever-so-popular (and Instagrammable) rose petal pie to go! Fans can call to order the pie in 6- or 9-inch sizes, and there’s also the crème brûlée pie available to go in the 9-inch size. To order whole pies, call at least 48 hours in advance. 2421 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, 310.310.3616. birdiegsla.com

Alfresco Dining on Third Street Promenade

Now Available. Take a stroll through the famed pedestrian street to see which restaurants are offering alfresco dining! You can enjoy live outdoor music, summer dishes and bottomless weekend brunch at 1212 Santa Monica or Casa Martin (pictured). Want a quick bite? At Heroic Deli, grab a classic Italian sub and a table in its patio dining oasis with expanded private-party areas separated by plexiglass barriers. Soak in ocean views on Ocean Avenue while indulging in fresh seafood favorites from Watergrill or Blue Plate Oysterette. downtownsm.com

Ocean Prime

Reopened. The nationally acclaimed, modern American restaurant and lounge from the award-winning Cameron Mitchell Restaurants welcomes diners back to its Beverly Hills location. A summer pairing menu, created by the company’s associates, features seasonal fare and is available as a three-course experience, a la carte or for carryout. Dishes on the menu—available through this week—includes Sonoma heirloom tomato salad, Pacific halibut and peaches and cream compote. Su-Th 4-9 p.m., F-Sa 4-10 p.m. 9595 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.859.4818. ocean-prime.com

The Waterfront Venice

Reopened. Venice’s beloved beachside destination invites you to sit back, relax and dine on its outdoor patio. Beverage director Dave Purcell offers a low-ABV cocktail list, inspired by beachy Venice vibes, which perfectly pairs with the laid-back seasonal California fare served by executive chef Jared Dowling. The restaurant is open with social distancing rules in full effect; protocols are outlined on its website W-F 4-10 p.m., Sa-Su noon-10 p.m. 205 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, 424.309.5333. thewaterfrontvenice.com

Arts + Culture

Ana Prvački Exhibition

Through Aug. 15. Coming to a close this weekend is 1301PE’s third solo exhibition featuring Serbian-born conceptual performance and installation artist Ana Prvački. Prvački’s new paintings—as well as “The Bee Memorial” sculpture—focus on bee imagery adopted universally for its symbolic and political connotations, by monarchs and the church as well as republics and trade unions. To ensure the health and safety of the staff and guests, make reservations in advance as walk-ins are not allowed at this time. Tu-Sa 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 6150 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 323.938.5822. 1301pe.com | Reservation

Archive Machines

Ongoing. The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) and the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) presents Archive Machines, an online-only juried exhibition featuring recent works by 44 SoCal artists, as well as organizing artworks into four thematic sections: revisioning, resisting, rewiring and relating. Pictured to the left is William Camargo’s photograph, All That I Can Carry #2. lamag.org

Photo credits: “Live Learn Eat” book display by Poon Design Inc. Color Camp by @hernameisheather via Instagram. SoulCycle courtesy Max Tepper at Santa Monica Place. Birdie G’s by Jeremy Fox. Harriet’s courtesy EMC|BOWERY. Casa Martin courtesy Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. “La Reina de las Emergencias” art by Ana Prvački. All That I Can Carry #2 photograph by William Camargo. All other images are courtesy of the venues.

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