Los Angeles

Weekend roundup

August 27-30


In.Live Launch Party

Aug. 27. In celebration of the launch of In.Live—a new streaming platform for live entertainment—tune in for a performance by musician Luther Russell (pictured) and panel discussion joined by industry insiders at L.A. recording studio and hotel Gold-Diggers. The launch will be followed by In.Live’s kick-off multi-city Tour Across America. The tickets will be offered for $1, with all proceeds going to the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA). 1 p.m. Tickets

Argentine Tango Lesson

Aug. 28. Taking your dancing skills to the next level with a virtual lesson from instructor Ilona Glinarsky on the sultry dance of Argentine tango. Couples can experience the soul of Buenos Aires through song and dance during this 45-minute basic lesson. This event is part of the Music Center’s free annual summer series, Digital Dance DTLA, offered every Friday. 7-8 p.m. musiccenter.org

Glamping on Canon

Aug. 28-30. Get your “glamp” on with Spago Beverly Hills and Veuve Clicquot during this fun outdoor dining experience this weekend and next! Guests can enjoy either Veuve Yellow Label ($125) or Grand Dame ($295) for 2.5 hours with food purchase—not included in ticket pricing. On Saturday afternoons, indulge in a selection of daily dining room offerings curated by chef Ari Rosenson. Six guests maximum per table. F 5:30-11 p.m.; Sa-Su 1-2:30 p.m. and 5:30-11 p.m. 176 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, 310.385.0880. Tickets

Winesplaining with Aslina Wines

Aug. 30. Cheers to the weekend! The Silver Lake wine shop Vinovore presents a virtual wine tasting with owner Coly Den Haan and Zwann Grays from Brooklyn’s Olmsted, along with Ntsiki Biyela (pictured) of Aslina Wines—the first Black female winemaker in South Africa. All proceeds will be donated to Pinotage Youth Development Academy. To participate, purchase the featured wine online and then receive a Zoom link via email for the tasting. See website for more info. Noon. vino-vore.com

Outdoor Classes at Sweat Cycle

Now Available. Ready to turn up the heat? Get your workout in with Sweat Cycle’s new outdoor spin classes, where the bikes are spaced eight feet apart and located in an adjacent parking lot. Classes are available daily with its first class packages going through September 18. Packages available online and enrollments will reopen with ongoing group packages on an automatic rolling basis. 10620 Riverside Drive, Toluca Lake, 818.287.3997. swtcycle.com

Food + Drink

Alfresco Dining at Delilah

Reopened. The charming West Hollywood modern-day supper club Delilah is back with a new outdoor patio area for alfresco dining! Decorated with hanging twinkle lights, plush sofas and seats, and wall art, the cozy space makes it easy for guests to enjoy dishes such as the crab croquettes, summer stone fruit salad, shrimp linguine, grilled tuna steak and filet mignon. Th-Sa 6-10 p.m. 7696 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, 323.745.0600. delilahla.com | Reservations

Cali Dumpling Delivery

Now Available. Dim sum-body say dumpling delivery service? You heard right. Cali Dumpling Delivery has teamed up with L.A.’s acclaimed Mama Lu’s Dumpling House to bring authentic Chinese dumplings right to your door. These savory bites are flash-frozen with 30 pieces per bag and come with easy instructions for boiling, steaming or pan-frying. Styles and fillings include pork and chive; vegetarian; Hong Kong-style wontons; and pork or chicken xiao long bao. Place orders two days in advance; deliveries are on Tuesdays and Thursdays. calidumplingdelivery.com

Expanded Pasta Menu at Élephante

Now Available. Trade up your boxed mac and cheese with housemade pasta from rooftop bar and restaurant Élephante. The expanded menu includes the newest dish—Vodka Sauce with canestri pasta (pictured)—as well as notable favorites such as Gemelli with Dungeness crab, Cacio e Pepe and Fusilli Pesto. Guests can dine-in or order takeout. Reservations limited and must be booked in advance. Su-M 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Tu-W 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Th-Sa 9 a.m.-11:30 p.m. 1332 2nd St., Santa Monica, 424.320.2384. elephantela.com

New Hollywood Bowl Supper To Go Summer Menu

Now Available. Bring the Hollywood Bowl Food + Wine experience home! James Beard Award winners Caroline Styne and Suzanne Goin have updated their supper to-go menu with new seasonal options and will offer the “seafood extravaganza for two” starting Aug. 27. Curbside contactless pickup is available in Lot A on Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 4-7 p.m. Order in advance online; limited options may be available day of. hollywoodbowl.com

Arts + Culture

Ren Hen Press Poetry Hour

Aug. 27. The Broad Stage and esteemed local publisher Red Hen Press return with an enhanced and compelling series, moderated by award-winning actress and writer Sandra Tsing Loh. This week’s panelists include poet/naturalist Elizabeth Bradfield and science journalist/playwright Alanna Mitchell (pictured). The event will also feature readings by critically acclaimed poet Natalie Diaz, Luis J. Rodriguez (2014 Los Angeles Poet Laureate) and Paisley Rekdal (Poet Laureate of Utah). thebroadstage.org | Facebook

The Ballad of Emmett Till Online Reading

Aug. 28. To mark the 65th anniversary of Emmett Till’s murder, the original director and cast of the Fountain Theatre’s 2010, multiple award-winning production of The Ballad of Emmett Till by Ifa Bayeza reunite for a live-streamed reading of the play on Friday. For those who don’t know Till’s story, this is an event you don’t want to miss. 4-6 p.m. $20. fountaintheatre.com

Skirball Stages: Gavin Turek and Ak Dan Gwang Chil

Aug. 29. Two stages. Two cities. The Skirball Cultural Center launches Skirball Stages with a celebratory concert streamed live on its YouTube channel at 8 p.m. for free bringing together two worlds with Los Angeles native Gavin Turek and Ak Dan Gwang Chil of Seoul, South Korea. To complement the viewing experience, Skirball Suppers is offering a three-course prix fixe menu available for pick up before the show. RSVP | Order

Photo credits: Luther Russell by Savannah Spirit. Glamping on Canon by Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining. Sweat Cycle courtesy EMC|BOWERY. Élephante courtesy Beverly Bond PR. Alanna Mitchell by Chloë Ellingson. “The Ballad of Emmet Till” by Ed Krieger. Ak Dan Gwang Chil by Naver. All other images are courtesy of the venues.

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