626 Mini Night Market Launch in Downtown Santa Monica
Feb. 26-27 | Downtown Santa Monica has partnered with iconic open-air food festival 626 Night Market to present 626 Night Market Mini. The series will feature some popular local small business vendors such as Shake Ramen, Tao’s Bao, Chick N’ Skin, Ghostix and Rockin’ Gyoza. An alcohol garden is available for attendees 21 years and older. The market is open to all ages and free to attend with advanced ticket reservations. Sat – Sun, 1pm-10pm. Lot 27 at 452 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica. Register Now.
Pley Beauty by Peyton List Pop-Up
Open Feb. 25 | Celebrate the launch of Pley Beauty by Peyton List downtown. This pop-up event features larger-than-life installations, a roller skating rink, and more. Attendees who purchase tickets on the opening day will receive a swag bag and get the chance to meet Peyton. Times Vary. $10 per ticket (but that $10 ticket price goes towards any Pley Beauty products purchased at the event). Frankie Los Angeles, 300 S Mission Rd. Los Angele. pleybeauty.com
Desert 5 Spot Julietta Performance
Feb. 24 | Enjoy a beautiful rooftop view with a set of performances at Desert 5 Spot at the Tommie Hollywood. Up-and-coming super star Julietta will be performing some of her hit songs. DJs Lexi Stellwood and Wade Cescent will spin live music with dancing and cocktails. Wed 7pm-12am, Thurs – Sat at 8pm–2am. 6516 Selma Ave. Los Angeles. 323.410.6370. desertfivespotla.com
Food + Drink
Ready to Get Messi?
March 1 | Leo Messi and Hard Rock Cafe have teamed up to create a winning combo. Experience the taste of victory. Smashed burgers with savory Spanish-style chorizo and signature sauce, available for a limited at the Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA. 6801 Hollywood Boulevard #105, Hollywood, CA 90028. 323.464.7625. www.hardrockcafe.com/location/hollywood-on-hollywood-blvd
February 23 | DTLA’s newcomer, Camphor, is a modern French bistro set to make a spice-laden splash in the L.A Arts District. Helmed by Chefs Max Boonthanakit and Lijo George, they combine a unique flavor identity within the robust LA dining scene with recognizable South Asian and French flavors. Dry aged Dover sole, delicately prepared tableside, with modernized blanco grenobloise sauce topped with capers, parsley & crispy croutons. For dessert their passion fruit glazed savarin with choice of liquor Wed – Mon, 5:00pm – 11:00pm. 923 E 3rd St #109, Los Angeles, CA 90013. 213.626.8888. More Info.
A5 Wagyu Experience at JAPAN HOUSE
Now Open | JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles, a Japanese cultural destination in the heart of Hollywood, announces the reopening of its acclaimed 35-seat restaurant space with the A5 Wagyu experience, the first in a series of educational, limited-time culinary experiences. This five-course dinner allows diners to dive into the intricacies of Japanese wagyu beef, including its farming practices and lesser-known cuts. Dates vary, time starts at 6pm. 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 9002. 800.516.0565. Make Reservation.
Playa Provisions Happy Hour
Open | Located steps away from the Pacific Ocean, Playa Provisions, an indoor-outdoor neighborhood hot-spot, is a great happy hour location to enjoy an early evening cocktail, take in the California sunshine and listen to the sound of crashing waves. Be sure to try the smoked trout dip. Mon-Fri from 5pm-6pm, happy hour. 119 Culver Blvd Playa del Rey. 310.683.5019. playaprovisions.com
Arts + Culture
RUTH GRUBER: PHOTOJOURNALIST @ HOLOCAUST MUSEUM LA
LIMITED TIME | Trailblazing photographer, journalist, and humanitarian Ruth Gruber fought against injustice and advocated for human rights. Her attention to the plight of refugees is as relevant today as it was when she took her iconic photographs of Holocaust survivors on the Exodus 1947. The exhibition includes photographs and vintage prints made over 50 years on four continents. Reserve tickets online. Holocaust Museum LA, 100 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. T: 323.651.3704. www.holocaustmuseumLA.org
LA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA SHOWCASES MOZART & DVOŘÁK
Feb. 24 | Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s Westside Chamber Series showcases two exceptional chamber works at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. Mozart’s playful Divertimento for String Trio, considered among his finest chamber works, and Dvořák’s majestic Serenade for Winds, Op. 44. Thursday at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $58. 1310 11th St, Santa Monica, CA. 310.4343200. laco.org
Style + Beauty
Open | TAGS aims to change the way that adventurous spirits pack a bag and curate their closets, by simplifying shopping for a fast-paced life. TAGS believes that comfortable living shouldn’t require overplanning, overpacking, or overthinking. TAGS is available to stylists who can pull for their clients and they will deliver and pick up in the local area. TAGS also delivers to hotel properties in the surrounding neighborhood of its Beverly Hills location and will ship out of state or the country if need be. Their stylists are also available for personal shopping in store. TAGS locations include Beverly Hills and Brooklyn, New York.
*Moving From 259 to 255 N Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills.
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