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Weekend roundup

August 18-21


Apple TV+ Summer Block Party

Aug. 19-21. This family-friendly event features activities inspired by kids and family shows including ‘Fraggle Rock: Back To The Rock’, ‘The Snoopy Show’, ‘Amber Brown’, ‘Surfside Girls’, and more, with free giveaways and photo ops. Friday – Sunday. The Americana at Brand, 889 Americana Way, Glendale. More Info

Lola Boutée’s Cabaret

Aug. 20. Saint & Sinner is North Hollywood’s new open air cocktail bar offering a rotating mix of burlesque, variety acts, fire, and more. After the show, enjoy drinks and dancing to a live DJ. Saturday, 8 pm – 10 pm. 10863 West Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood. More Info

Odd Nights at the Autry 

Aug. 19. It’s an evening under the stars with Odd Market at the Autry Museum. Experience an “indie” bazaar with food trucks, live music, and interesting local vendors selling crafts, vintage items, home goods and oddities. Friday, 5 pm – 10 pm. Select museums will be open, 6 pm – 9 pm. 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles. theautry.org

Food + Drink

KazuNori Studio City 

Now Open. Trademarked as ‘The Original Hand Roll Bar,’ KazuNori finally opens its Studio City location with a new menu item. The Nozie, a 6-hand roll set menu features lobster, toro and eel, along with more recent additions ankimo, sea bream and yamaimo. Times vary, check website. 11288 Ventura Blvd, Studio City. handrollbar.com


Now Open. The iconic restaurant in the Fairfax district is known for innovative use of well-sourced protein and produce. Menu highlights include chicken liver toast, hamachi tostado, and crispy pig ear, made with chili and lime. They also have a nice variety of wine and beer to choose from. Sunday – Wednesday, 6 pm – 9 pm. Tuesday – Saturday, 6 pm – 9:30 pm. 435 North Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles. animalrestaurant.com

Augie’s On Main Finally Opens

Now Open. Josiah Citrin’s latest venture, named after his son, is a relaxed neighborhood spot featuring his famous dirty chicken. Other menu items include Citrin’s famed burger, a roasted chicken sandwich, a fried chicken sandwich, and the popular jidori chicken made with panko-crust, preserved meyer lemon, triple-blanched confit, garlic, herbs and spices. Wednesday -Sunday, 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. 2428 Main St., Santa Monica. augiesonmain.com

Arts + Culture

The Gipsy Kings return to The Bowl

Aug. 19-20. The Hollywood Bowl is bringing back global sensations The Gipsy Kings. Known for bringing the sounds of the south of France and the Iberian peninsula to the masses, their high-energy fusion of flamenco, rumba, salsa, and pop proves that rhythm is a universal language to enjoy. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. 2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles. hollywoodbowl.com

Exploring Black Cinema, 1898-1971

Aug. 21. Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898–1971 explores the visual culture of Black cinema from its early days to just after the civil rights movement. The exhibition is an in-depth look at Black participation in American film making and highlights the work of African American filmmakers, creating dialogues with visual artists while simultaneously expanding discussions surrounding US film history. Sunday, 10 a.m – 6 p.m. 6067 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles. academymuseum.org

Taiko Gathering at Nissei Week

Aug. 21. Enjoy rich Japanese culture and gather for the final moments at Nissei Week, as the Japanese drum (taiko) groups gather from across Southern California. It will be a high energy performance that combines music, dance, martial arts, athletics, and culture. Sunday at 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 244 San Pedro St, Los Angeles. nisseiweek.org

Photo credit: Toca Madera’s Truffle Burger, TJ Perez. Eddie Sanchez, Kazu Nori. Photos All images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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