Los Angeles

Weekend roundup

August 25-28


Sunset Sounds at SkyBar

Aug. 25. Mondrian LA’s poolside hotspot introduces ‘Sunset Sounds: Acoustic Sessions’. Guests can enjoy cocktails from the all-new Sunset Hour happy hour menu while listening to original songs and covers from local up-and-coming artists this Thursday. Artist Megan Winsor kicks things off, 7 p.m – 11 p.m. 8440 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood. More Info

Pop-up and Scavenger Hunt at Prosperity Market

Aug. 27. To close out Black Business Month, Prosperity Market hosts a pop-up market featuring over 30 local black-owned businesses and farms. Scavenger Hunt winners will be revealed. Free and open to all. Saturday, 11 a.m – 3 p.m. 5001 Obama Blvd. Los Angeles. prosperitymarketla.com

Nintendo Switch Road Trip at Universal CityWalk 

Aug. 25-28. The Nintendo Switch interactive summer road trip hits CityWalk this weekend, featuring hands-on gameplay with the newest member of the family– the Nintendo Switch OLED Model system, Nintendo décor and free swag. Thursday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday, 12-9 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m- 9 p.m. 100 Universal City Plaza, Hollywood. Nintendo.com


Aug. 26-28. The LEGO Group has teamed up with Meghan Trainer, Anna Cathcart and other influencers to create a larger-than-life scale experience with LEGO DOTS. Guests will enter immersive ‘rooms’ of three aesthetics: bold & vibey, island in the sun, and wandercore. Friday – Sunday, 10 a.m – 8 p.m. 189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles. More Info

Food + Drink

Fiish LA

Now Open. The sustainable sushi restaurant recently opened at Platform LA. Chef Colin Whitbread presents a seasonal menu, smoked and aged in-house, that features maki, nigiri, and sashimi as well as a variety of vegan options like the rainbow maki. Plus, they have their own signature Fiish-branded beer – a crisp and effervescent lager – brewed in the Central Coast. Times vary, check website. 8820 Washington Blvd, Culver City. fiish.co

Summer Social: Luckysomm x Asterid

Aug. 25. Join Chef Ray Garcia as asterid joins with online wine retailer Luckysomm for a special night of wine, small bites and live music on the patio. This ticketed event celebrates summer with wines from Australian wine company Delinquente, refreshing canned cocktails by Bizzarro Aperitivo, and funk soul beats by DJ Clifton Weaver. Thursday, 6. p.m. 141 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles. More Info

HomeState x Phoebe Bridgers Taco Collab

Now Open. Grammy Award-nominated Phoebe Bridgers collaborates with HomeState to curate her own limited edition taco. Named after her pup, The Maxine Band taco is a vegan taco with black beans, shiitake mushrooms, avocado, caramelized onions, and crispy corn strips served on a corn tortilla. With every taco ordered, $1.25 will go directly to CASA/LA, a community-based organization advocating for children and families in LA County’s welfare and juvenile justice systems. Times vary. 4624 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles. myhomestate.com

Arts + Culture

Diana Ross at The Bowl

Aug. 26-27. The Hollywood Bowl presents the one and only Diana Ross for a two-night tour of her greatest hits. Fresh from her new album Thank You, she will be performing, “I’m Coming Out,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “Stop in the Name of Love,” and more. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. 2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles. hollywoodbowl.com

Conserving de Kooning, Theft and Recovery

Last Day Aug. 28. Willem de Kooning painted Woman-Ochre, part of his controversial Woman series, during the mid-1950s. It was on display at the University of Arizona Museum of Art for 32 years before it was stolen in 1985. This exhibition celebrates the painting’s remarkable recovery in 2017, focusing on scientific analysis and conservation. Times vary. 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles. getty.edu

Adams Hill Arts Festival

Aug. 28. The Adams Hill Neighborhood Association is sponsoring its first annual Arts Festival showcasing original artwork of Adams Hill residents including painting, mixed media, photography, jewelry, musicians, and other types of visual arts and performers. Sunday, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. 1020 E. Palmer Avenue, Glendale. adamshill.org

Photo credit: Boukaih, Unsplash Mario Image. Brandon Williams, Adams Hill Art Festival. Other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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