Los Angeles

Weekend roundup

August 24-27


Brew at the Zoo

Aug. 25. Visit the L.A Zoo to taste beers and ciders from over 40 local breweries, enjoy live music from DJ Johnny Hawkes and engage with animal keepers. For a premium experience and faster access, consider early entry or VIP options. Friday, 7–11 p.m. 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles. lazoo.org

The Night Market Arrives at Grand Central

Aug. 25. Grand Central Market teams up with Hoopla for a fun evening featuring surprise DJs, a lively flea market, live tattoo demonstrations, gourmet food stalls and refreshing cocktails. Admission is free for this vibrant transformation of Grand Central Market, or grab a $30 VIP upgrade which comes with a swag bag, discount card, free drink ticket and parking validation. Friday, starts at 8 p.m. 317 S. Broadway, Los Angeles. grandcentralmarket.com

Black Business Hunt Finale with Tammi Mac

Aug. 27. Join ComeUp LA and Prosperity Market to mark the conclusion of Black Business Month at the Black Business Scavenger Hunt finale. The event will showcase food, vendors, Black farmers, family activities, and cooking demos, a VIP lounge by 1010 Wine and more. Participants in the Scavenger Hunt can claim their prizes. Special guest: Tammi Mac of KJLH Radio. Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 1001 S. Stadium Drive, Inglewood. prosperitymarketla.com

Food + Drinks

Chimmelier Pops Up at Red Room

Aug. 24-26. Korean fried chicken hotspot, Chimmelier, celebrates its origins at the Red Room, a coffee shop turned weekend wine bar. The menu includes favorites like the K-chicken burger alongside authentic Korean street delicacies like tteokbokki and kimchi fried rice. Thursday-Saturday, 6:30 p.m.-midnight. 2580 W Olympic Blvd Unit #2, Los Angeles. More Information

DonBuri’s Soft Opening

Aug. 26. LA’s Guzzu Bento-Ya unveils a new venture that features a fusion of Japanese inspired California bowls, including signature JFC (Japanese fried chicken), grilled pork and yakitori chicken. To mark this launch, select attendees can savor complimentary DonBuri bowls and partake in interactive events like raffles and gacha ball draws. Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.– 3 p.m. 1102 Lawrence St., Los Angeles. donburirestaurant.com

Happy Hour with Michael

Now Open. Venetian-inspired Michael’s Market offers fresh, local Italian essentials. This week, visitors can enjoy select Italian aperitifs and curated meat & cheese boards while shopping—all at a special rate. Highlighted wines and beers are available for $5 a glass, partnered with a seasonal charcuterie board, featuring a choice of 3 meats and 2 locally-sourced cheeses, priced at $10. Every Friday from 4-6 p.m. 5620 East 2nd Street, Long Beach. michaelsonnaples.com

The Surfing Fox

Now Open. Nestled against the panoramic coastal backdrop of Santa Monica, The Surfing Fox at the Pierside Hotel offers a relaxed yet upscale dining ambiance. With a menu spotlighting local delicacies such as Koji-brined roasted chicken in coconut sauce and halibut with yuzu tomato butter, guests can also savor the unique “Foxtail” beverages, highlighted by the distinctive prickly pear cocktail. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. 120 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica. thesurfingfoxsm.com

Arts + Culture

Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Now Playing. The creators of the Tony Award®-winning ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ infuse J.M. Barrie’s classic ‘Peter Pan’ with their signature comedic chaos. Witness the Cornley Drama Society grapple with technical glitches, flying issues, and cast disagreements, leading to uproarious outcomes on their journey to Neverland. Hours vary per show. 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles.
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Taylor Swift Exhibition at GRAMMY Museum

Now Open. Riding the wave of the “Eras Tour”, the GRAMMY Museum showcases Taylor Swift’s iconic artifacts and features 11 costumes and two instruments from Swift’s “I Can See You (Taylor’s Version) (From the Vault)” music video. Highlights include Speak Now-era dresses, a guitar, and a banjo. Sunday, Monday, Wednesday–Friday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.–6 p.m. 800 W. Olympic Blvd. Suite A245, Los Angeles. grammymuseum.org

The Barber of Seville

Aug. 25. At The Ford, POP presents a contemporary take on Rossini’s classic with a Hollywood twist. Pop star Rosina, post-rehab, lives with her controlling producer Dr. Bartolo, who, with aging rocker Don Basilio, aims to wed her. Hollywood actor Count Almaviva, in disguise, seeks genuine love with Rosina, with stylist Figaro aiding the romance. Friday, starts at 8 p.m. 2580 Cahuenga Blvd E., Los Angeles. theford.com

Sunset Concerts: Antibalas

Aug. 24. The Skirball Cultural Center’s annual free music series culminates this Thursday with a finale by Brooklyn’s Afrobeat powerhouse, Antibalas. Experience a night of rhythmic vocals, intricate beats, and dynamic percussion as they bring this season’s Sunset Concerts to a memorable close. Thursday, at 8 p.m. 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. skirball.org

Photo credit: Chimmelier by Elaine Hong and BOH Agency. The Barber of Seville by The Ford. Antibalas by The Skirball Cultural Center. Peter Pan Goes Wrong by The Ahmanson. Taylor Swift by the GRAMMY Museum. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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