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Weekend roundup

August 6-9


Beach Eats To Go

Aug. 6. Take an evening beach-side stroll while noshing on some good eats during the Best Food Trucks’ weekly event in Marina del Rey. Every Thursday through August, order food in advance online and pick it up later to enjoy while you’re out-and-about. This week’s food truck lineup includes Brew Wings, Habibi Shack, Rice Balls of Fire, Roll’n Lobster L.A., Scooter’s Italian Ice and The Tropic Truck. Masks are required and patrons must maintain six feet apart from others. No cash or credit card transactions on-site. 5-9 p.m. 14101 Panay Way, Marina del Rey, 310.231.6890. bestfoodtrucks.com

YOGAqua Classes at Mother’s Beach

Aug. 6-9. Center yourself with a fun paddleboard yoga session with YOGAqua at Mother’s Beach. Each class is 90 minutes long with the first 30 minutes dedicated to learning how to properly use a paddleboard and peacefully paddle around the harbor and the remaining hour is dedicated to yoga. See website for schedule. 13977 Palawan Way, Marina del Rey, 805.283.9642. yogaqua.com | Sign Up

Classic Bollywood Dance Class 

Aug. 8. Level up your dancing skills with a classic Bollywood (virtual) dance class, presented by Fowler Museum and UCLA’s Visual and Performing Arts Education Program (VAPAE). Accredited dancer and UCLA alumna Danish Bhandara leads the class to teach movements derived from classical as well as folk Indian dance style. No experience necessary. 11 a.m.-noon. Free. fowler.ucla.edu

Summer Social Club at Employees Only

Every Week. Make the most of your summer at the WeHo bar and restaurant during its new multi-week, socially distant festival featuring a roster of events, food pop-ups and wellness activities. Running every Wednesday through Sunday in the next door parking lot, guests can enjoy morning yoga, stand-up comedy, movie nights, a kombucha bar, potting classes and haircuts provided by The Barber Truck. W-F noon-10:30 p.m., Sa-Su 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. 7953 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 323.536.9045. summersocialclub.com

Food + Drink

Afternoon Tea To Go From Chado Tea

Now Available. Let’s get fancy with takeout afternoon tea from the L.A. family-owned and operated tea room/shop, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this month. The set for two ($100) or for four ($189) features delicate tea sandwiches, freshly-baked scones, cookies or macarons, tea-infused chocolates, plus Chado mugs, special anniversary pins and 4-ounce anniversary Chai blend. Pickup at one of the L.A. tea rooms daily from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. or delivery via Postmates or UberEats. Chado is also be offering 20% off all online orders for the entire month of August. chadotea.com

DTLA Pizza

Now Open. Trade up those greasy pizzas from national chains for the new pizza takeout and delivery concept from chef Michael Hung of Faith & Flower. Meat lovers and vegans alike can enjoy two different styles of pizza—expertly crafted Neapolitan-style pies from the wood oven and Sicilian-style pan pizzas with thick focaccia crusts. In addition to the signature pizzas, such as the Street Meat Magic Pizza, guests can also build their own pizza with a selection of over a dozen toppings. 709 W. 9th St., L.A., 213.465.9400. dtlapizza.com

Las Palmas Pop-Up

Now Open. Take in those amazing L.A. sunset views at E.P. & L.P.’s new Tulum-inspired, pop-up, located at the Melrose Rooftop Theatre space adjoining the L.P. rooftop. This dining experience offers signature dishes, such as ceviche and lobster quesadilla, along with new, bespoke summer cocktails. Call for reservations for parties of four to six. Note: All bookings have a two-hour limit, and there’s a $25 fee for any no-shows or cancellations within 24 hours of the reservation. Open daily 6 p.m.-midnight. 603 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.855.9955. eplosangeles.com

Roxy & Jo’s Seafood Grill and Oyster Bar

Now Open. New to The Original Farmers Market is an open-air, boat-to-table seafood restaurant at Third & Fairfax. Dive into an array of homemade chowders and custom seafood platters, as well as hand-battered fish tacos, lobster rolls, salmon burgers (pictured), and beer-battered fish and chips. Customers can also pick a fish of choice and watch chefs prepare pan-seared, steamed or grilled Scottish salmon, Dover sole or whole lobster. Open daily 11 a.m.-7 p.m (hours subject to change). 6333 W. 3rd St., Stall 436, L.A., 323.919.5228. farmersmarketla.com

Summer Dinner Menu at Drago Centro

Reopened. Tired of the same ol’ quarantine meals? Take a night to indulge in executive chef Celestino Drago’s new summer dinner menu featuring authentically innovative Sicilian cuisine right under the stars and surrounded by luscious olive trees. Don’t want to eat out? Drago Centro offers takeout, delivery and curbside pickup! M-Sa 4-10 p.m. 525 S. Flower St., L.A., 213.228.8998. dragocentro.com

Arts + Culture

Beethoven Lunchtime Concerts

Aug. 6. Colburn continues its celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a series of lunchtime concerts highlighting the composer’s most beloved works. Join every Thursday for live discussions that unpack Beethoven’s music, followed by performances from Colburn’s B250 celebration. Noon. Free. All concerts will stream live on Colburn’s Facebook page. Noon. Free. colburnschool.edu

Play Your Part: A Benefit for Y.O.L.A.

Aug. 7. While we are unable to gather in person at the Hollywood Bowl this summer, the L.A. Phil is dedicated to keeping the music alive with this online concert and workshop. Featured artists include Brandi Carlile, Gustavo Dudamel, Thomas Wilkins, members of the L.A. Phil and members of Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (Y.O.L.A.). The concert will be available to view on the Hollywood Bowl website until August 14. Free. hollywoodbowl.com

Style + Beauty


Now Open. Feeling nostalgic for the ’80s and ’90s? Check out this aesthetic apparel and homegoods brand’s first ever brick-and-mortar store.​ Vapor95 offers a unique shopping experience with retro, interactive tech devices, a life-size cherry blossom tree and Instagrammable Vaporwave art created in partnership with the art collective Chewing Foil. Open on an appointment-only basis for a reservation of 30 minutes for parties of up to five. Masks and temperature checks required for entry. W-Su 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 850 Santee St., L.A., 347.618.7052. vapor95.com | Appointments

Photo credits: Beach Eats To Go courtesy Visit Marina Del Ray. YOGAqua by Karina Moore (@oceanyogi6) via Instagram. Chado Tea, Roxy & Jo’s Seafood Grill and Oyster Bar courtesy JS2 PR. DTLA Pizza courtesy Fried Chicken Sandwich Studios. Las Palmas by David Higgs. All other images are courtesy of the venues.

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