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August 26-29


Mother's Day with Diptyque photo courtesy The Peninsula Beverly Hills

Ashley Longshore x The Peninsula Beverly Hills

Aug. 26-29. In celebration of The Peninsula’s 30th anniversary, the property has partnered with New Orleans-based artist Ashley Longshore as their artist-in-residence, with a special pop-culture take on the hotel’s signature tea service. Guests will be able to meet Longshore over one-of-a-kind teapots, hand-painted Champagne bottles and petit fours decorated with her artistry. Bookings available at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. $125. 9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.975.2736. peninsula.com

"Back of Figure, Leaning Toward Right on a Large Stick" artwork by Juste de Juste (France, Tours, 1505-1559)/ image courtesy LACMA

Friday Art Night—The Art of the Stick Figure

Aug. 27. Tap into your artsy side with LACMA’s fun adult virtual class where you can pour yourself a drink, relax and create. Participants will be instructed by artist Shannon Green on how to create gestural and expressive figures with no prior art-making experience. For this class, LACMA recommends pairing this art night with a refreshing citrus spritzer! See website for list of supplies. Note: Ages 21+; proof of age will be requested on the day of the event. 6-8 p.m. $18 general public (per household), $15 members. lacma.org

Shop small sign at Unique Markets pop-up photo courtesy ROW DTLA

Unique Markets Summer Pop-Up at ROW DTLA

Aug. 28-29. Shop local and small this weekend at ROW DTLA with the return of Unique Markets. At this outdoor marketplace, peruse more than 100 curated sellers and look forward to additional highlights such as a Shake Shack pop-up, DIY jewelry making (think ’90s style beaded name bracelets), Instagram-worthy photo booth opportunities and a VIP rooftop lounge offering a cool place to relax and refuel. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $10 one-day pass, $15 two-day pass, $20 VIP pass. 777 S. Alameda St., L.A., 213.988.8890. rowdtla.com

Food + Drink

Chef Edoardo Baldi courtesy Chef Edoardo Baldi

Grilling Experience at Manhattan Village

Aug. 29. Calling all foodies! Enjoy a unique grilling experience with renowned chef Edoardo Baldi (pictured) of E. Baldi Restaurant Beverly Hills. Enjoy a menu personally selected by chef Baldi, live music from Dylan Chambers, outdoor games and an opportunity to meet the chef at his newest Manhattan Beach restaurant Edo Bites. Those who RSVP will be entered to win one of two gift bags valued over $500 each, and the first 100 guests to make a purchase from Edo Bites will receive a perfect picnic blanket. 3-7 p.m. Free registration. 3200 Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach, 310.546.5555. shopmanhattanvillage.com

Interior image of restaurateur Philip Camino's Imari photo courtesy Wagstaff Media & Marketing

Full-Service Dining at Imari

Now Open. After a soft launch serving a limited menu of Imari’s signature bento boxes, the Brentwood concept from restaurateur Philip Camino welcomes in-person dining with a dinner menu of washoku-style small plates created by celebrated chefs Derek Wilcox and David Schlosser. The intimate space features 28 seats in the dining room and eight at the bar, plus an expansive outdoor patio with an additional 22 seats. W-Sa 5-9 p.m. 13050 San Vicente Blvd, L.A., 310.451.7733. imari-la.com

Wise Sons food spread photo credit Dylan + Jeni

Wise Sons Jewish Deli

Now Open. Come hungry to Bay Area-based Jewish deli Wise Sons’ first Southern California location in Culver City. Angelenos can now get a taste of menu favorites such as The OG Reuben, matzo ball soup, potato latkes, naturally fermented sour pickles, classic smoked salmon bagel, and bodega egg and cheese sandwich served on bagel or bialy. Unique to this L.A. spot is a classic Diner Tuna Melt and the No. 19, which pays tribute to Langer’s Deli. M-F 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Sa-Su 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 9552 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 424.298.8205. wisesonsdeli.com

Zodiac Bar by The Spirit Guild at Terra rooftop restaurant photo courtesy Eataly Los Angeles

Zodiac Bar by The Spirit at Terra

Every Saturday. Ever had a cocktail created for you based on your zodiac sign? Now you can at Eataly L.A. and The Spirit Guild’s collaborative Zodiac pop-up bar located on rooftop restaurant Terra—open during every Saturday brunch through Oct. 2. Let one of the expert bartenders know your zodiac sign and spirit of choice (gin or vodka), and they’ll whip up a custom cocktail just for you. Reservations for brunch can be made on OpenTable​. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A., 213.310.8008. eataly.com

Arts + Culture

Classical Mystery Tour photo courtesy The Pasadena Symphony and POPS

Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles

Aug. 28. Presented by the Pasadena POPS, experience the best of The Beatles with Classical Mystery Tour at the Los Angeles County Arboretum. Back by popular demand, Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles returns to bring timeless hits of the Fab Four to life with a fresh set list of favorites from the early years to their solo careers. Look forward to tracks such as “Yesterday,” “Here Comes the Sun,” “A Day in the Life,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” “Hey Jude” and many more. Grounds open at 5:30 p.m.; concert begins at 7:30 p.m. $25+. 301 N Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, 626.793.7172. pasadenasymphony-pops.org

Calligraphy artist Tang Qingnian at work on a large scroll during a public demonstration in 2018_photo by Jaime Pham

A Garden of Words: The Calligraphy of Liu Fang Yuan

Opens Aug. 28. Celebrating the recent opening of the final phase of the Chinese Garden, The Huntington presents A Garden of Words: The Calligraphy of Liu Fang Yuan, an exhibition of contemporary Chinese calligraphy. The inaugural installation will open in the garden’s new art gallery, the Studio for Lodging the Mind, and will feature the work of 21 contemporary ink artists, along with a series of calligraphy demonstrations during the run of the exhibition inside an adjacent structure known as the Flowery Brush Library. 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, 626.405.2100. huntington.org

Ty Taylor photo courtesy Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Ty Taylor: A Summer Evening of Classic and Nouveau Standards

Aug. 28. Mark your calendar to watch acclaimed recording artist Ty Taylor cap Summer @ The Wallis with a sophisticated and swinging evening of classic and nouveau standards on the outdoor stage at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Taylor’s artistry has been featured in Broadway shows such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, PippinSongs for a New World, Grease and We Will Rock You. 8 p.m. $50. 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.746.4000. thewallis.org

Photo credits: “Back of Figure, Leaning Toward Right on a Large Stick” artwork by Juste de Juste (France, Tours, 1505-1559)/ courtesy LACMA. Imari courtesy Wagstaff Media & Marketing. Wise Sons by Dylan + Jeni. Calligraphy artist Tang Qingnian by Jaime Pham. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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