Los Angeles

Weekend roundup

August 4-7


Summer Cinema on The Green

Aug. 4. The Americana at Brand hosts an outdoor movie experience featuring Crazy Rich Asians. Pre-show, enjoy a string quartet performance of the film’s soundtrack with complimentary snacks and refreshments, followed by a showing at sundown. Meal options and seat upgrades are available for purchase. Thursday, doors open 7 p.m. 889 Americana Way, Glendale. americanaatbrand.com

STEM Nature’s Escape

Aug. 5-7. Grammy-award winning artist Pharrell Williams presents an event for his non-profit Yellow, featuring a set of insect-focused, multi-sensorial experiences for families to enjoy together. Friday & Saturday, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday, 8 p.m. – 4 p.m. 2 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. stemforbugs.com

“Sunset Sessions” at Sportsmen’s Lodge

Aug. 6. The Shops at Sportsmen’s Lodge first fitness and wellness event offers four interactive classes, including Yoga taught by Free People Movement, Equinox’s “Best Butt Ever” and EKA’s sound bath healing- plus special discounts and fun giveaways at a variety of pop-up stations. Saturday, 4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. 12833 Ventura Boulevard, Los Angeles. More Info

International Surf Festival

Aug. 3-7. The city of Manhattan Beach 59th International Surf Festival attracts thousands of participants to this annual mega-event. Watch the pros, and non-contestants can participate in fun events like surfing, beach run, paddleboard races, and more. Locations and times vary per activity. surffestival.org

Umbrella Swim Club at Sixty Beverly Hills

Now Open. Chill by the pool and enjoy panoramic views of Beverly Hills at the rooftop Umbrella Swim Club. Reserve a cabana and listen to live music while enjoying cocktails paired with seasonal dishes. Sunday- Thursday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday – Saturday, 11 a.m – 12 a.m. 9360 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills. sixtyhotels.com

Food + Drink

The Hideaway Opens Its Doors on Rodeo Drive

Now Open. From the expansive patio to the luxe bar and the cozy dining space, the restaurant pays homage to Baja California with a menu including beef or tuna tartare and Alaskan king crab. The House Margarita contains both Blanco and Reposado tequilas. Times vary. 421 N. Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills. More Info

All-New Menu Items at Yakumi 

Now Open.  Burbank’s Yakumi restaurant, known for quality Japanese food and speedy service, has added new menu items such as baked salmon crispy onion rolls with soy paper, rainbow rolls with cilantro mayo, and avocado hanabi. Happy hour from 3 – 6 p.m. includes 20% off rolls and $5 sake-infused sips. Sunday-Thursday, 11:30-9:00 p.m. Friday -Saturday, 11:30 – 10:00 p.m. 3919 Riverside Drive, Burbank. yakumi.com

Cuernavaca’s Grill Grand Celebration

Aug. 6. DTLA Fashion District’s women-owned Cuernavaca’s Grill is expanding its location and tripling in size. To celebrate, they will offer their most popular menu item – a chile relleno special (chile relleno + rice and beans) for a special price until they sell out. Daily, 9 a.m – 5 p.m. 429 E 11th St., Los Angeles. cuernavacasgrill.com

Short Stories Bottomless Brunch

Now Open. The new Short Stories Hotel restaurant premiers it’s brunch menu, which includes smoked fish and eggs, coconut brioche french toast, green shakshuka, and Peruvian steak, as well as bottomless mimosas and creative cocktails like a cantaloupe basil margarita. Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 115 S. Fairfax, Los Angeles. shortstorieshotel.com

Arts + Culture

Songs to the Moon

Aug. 7. The concert at the Hammer will showcase moon-themed pieces for voice and piano plus George Crumb’s legendary “Night of the Four Moons” with texts by Federico Garcia Lorca. Sunday, 4 p.m. 10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles. hammer.ucla.edu

Theo Kandel Headlines Hotel Cafe

Aug. 4. Alternative singer-songwriter Theo Kandel headlines the Hotel Cafe in preparation for the release of his forthcoming EP, What if it all works out? Supporting acts include Julián Dysart and Jimmy Berry. Thursday, 6:30 p.m. 1623 N Cahuenga Boulevard, Los Angeles. More Info

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