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August 5-8


Rooftop Cinema Club DTLA photo courtesy Rooftop Cinema Club

Rooftop Cinema Club DTLA

Begins Aug. 5. Spend your summer nights with Rooftop Cinema Club under the stars watching movies atop the 4th floor at Level in DTLA. Featured flicks this weekend include Crazy, Stupid, Love; Step Brothers; Drive; Above the Rim; and Cats. Come early to enjoy good eats from the local food partner, drinks from the full bar and table games with the city as your backdrop. Ages 18+. Standard tickets range from $18.50-$26; self-park available for $7 or valet at LEVEL for $15. 888 S. Olive St, L.A. rooftopcinemaclub.com

Assorted cocktails from Viceroy L'Ermitage Beverly Hills photo courtesy Dylan + Jeni

Live Jazz and Library Libations Summer Series

Every Friday. Kick-start your summer weekends at Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills with “Live Jazz and Library Libations” in the property’s Library Lounge every Friday night. Guests and local L.A. residents can enjoy live jazz music—this Friday features Mitchell Long Duo—and finely crafted cocktails with the elegant backdrop of the hotel’s renowned Lounge. 6-9 p.m. 9291 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, 310.278.3344. viceroyhotelsandresorts.com

Barbie Malibu Tour 2021 photo courtesy FWD PR

Barbie Truck Malibu Tour

Aug. 7. The Barbie Pop-Up Truck is cruising back this summer with a whole new look and 1970s beach vibes. The 2021 Barbie Malibu Tour is kicking off at Santa Monica Place this Saturday with new exclusive retro-inspired merchandise as part of its U.S. tour to celebrate the 50th anniversary and iconic heritage of the original California girl, Malibu Barbie. In addition to the new exclusive collectibles and multiple shareable photo moments, look forward to giveaways and a popsicle stand near the truck to beat the summer heat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica. barbie.mattel.com

Geffen Playhouse exterior photo courtesy Geffen Playhouse

19th Annual Backstage at the Geffen

Aug. 7. Watch Le Conte Avenue transform into an intimate, outdoor fine-dining and theater experience for 216 guests with the Geffen Playhouse as the beautifully lit backdrop. Expect a three-course dinner by chef Abigail Chilton of Alligator Pear Catering, followed by a performance of music, dance and intimate theater stories by secret celebrity guests. Join in-person or online as the evening honors Amanda Gorman, the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history, alongside the Honorable Nicole Avant, former U.S. Ambassador and husband Ted Sarandos, co-CEO of Netflix. 6 p.m. Tickets/packages are donation-based. 10886 Le Conte Ave., L.A., 310.208.5454. geffenplayhouse.org

Food + Drink

Oysters from Messhall Kitchen photo courtesy JS2 PR

National Oyster and IPA Day at Messhall Kitchen

Aug. 5. Celebrate not one but two different national holidays this Thrusday at neighborhood favorite Messhall Kitchen! Don’t miss out on two mini pilsners for $6 of Messhall’s house IPA draft selections, Stone Delicious IPA and Elysian Full Contact Imperial Hazy IPA. As a way to pay homage to both holidays, Messhall will also be offering an oyster and IPA pairing for $24 and half-dozen market oysters for $18. Note: These specials are only available on Thursday. Noon-9 p.m. 4500 Los Feliz Blvd., L.A., 323.660.6377. messhallkitchen.com

HiHo Cheeseburger photo courtesy Marina del Rey Convention & Visitors Bureau

HiHo Cheeseburger

Now Open. Get a taste of the first and only burger restaurant that exclusively serves 100% grass-fed wagyu beef, HiHo Cheeseburger. Located at Marina del Rey, HiHo is currently in a soft opening period and will be soon open everyday for dinner and all day Saturday and Sunday. Try the signature burger which features two mustard-grilled patties, American cheese, lettuce, onion jam and house-made pickles. M-F 5:30-10 p.m., Sa-Su 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. 4625 Admiralty Way, Suite 109, Marina del Rey, 424.317.7858. hiho.la

Assorted sushi from Soko pop-up at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows photo courtesy Modern Currency PR


Now Open. The iconic oceanfront Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica continues its centennial year celebrations with the introduction of its newest sushi pop-up concept, Soko. Helmed by veteran sushi chef Masa Shimakawa, Soko is a tribute to the humble origins of sushi with SoCal sensibilities in an intimate 8-seat setting. Soko highlights include a variety of nigiri, rolls, shareables (such as a bluefin tuna platter) and appetizers. No reservations; first come, first served. W-Su 5-10 p.m. 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310.576.7777. fairmont-miramar.com

Arts + Culture

Sing for Hope Pianos photo courtesy Sing for Hope

Sing for Hope Pianos Come to Beverly Hills

Aug. 5-Sept. 6. Sing for Hope partners with City of Beverly Hills and Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts to bring music to parks and public spaces throughout Beverly Hills. Each Sing for Hope Piano features original artwork designed by 16 L.A.-based visual artists and will appear at iconic locations throughout the area, including Beverly Hills City Hall, Beverly Gardens Park, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Will Rogers Memorial Park, La Cienega Park and Roxbury Park. Additional locations to be announced. See website for more info. singforhope.org

Salastina photo courtesy Salastina

Salastina at The Wallis

Aug. 7. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents a special performance by L.A.-based chamber music ensemble Salastina—nationally recognized for its accessibility and “elegant virtuosity” (Huffington Post). The performance will feature a compelling selection of music from repertoire spanning three centuries on the pop-up outdoor stage. 8 p.m. $40. 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.746.4000. thewallis.org

Mathew Brady, "Pall Bearers of President Lincoln," April 1865 photo courtesy The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens

What Now: Collecting for the Library in the 21st Century Exhibit

Opens Aug. 7. The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens welcomes visitors to enjoy a two-part exhibition that illuminates The Huntington’s ongoing role in documenting the human experience in support of research and education. Materials range from a landscape study for a mural at the Ventura Community Hospital to a map of Hawaii for Japanese immigrants to a rare Mathew Brady photograph of Lincoln’s pall bearers (pictured). W-M 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, 626.405.2100. huntington.org

Young Soloists

Aug. 8. Mark your calendar for the Israel Philharmonic’s virtual showcase featuring a diverse group of talented young musicians of the Philharmonic’s renowned music education programs, Keynote and Sulamot. Presented by the American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Young Soloists will be hosted by Orli Shaham (pictured) and Avi Avital. 11 a.m.-noon. Free. afipo.org

Photo credits: Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills courtesy Dylan + Jeni. Barbie Malibu Tour 2021 courtesy FWD PR. Messhall Kitchen courtesy JS2 PR. HiHo Cheeseburger courtesy Marina del Rey Convention & Visitors Bureau. Soko courtesy Modern Currency PR. Mathew Brady, “Pall Bearers of President Lincoln,” April 1865 courtesy The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens. Orli Shaham by Aleks Karjaka. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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