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Weekend roundup

July 13-16


On the Wings of Hermès

July 15-23. Embark on an enchanting journey into an invented realm, thoughtfully crafted by Belgian director Jaco van Dormael and choreographer Michèle Anne de Mey in collaboration with the Astragales dance company. This performance serves as an invitation to daydream allowing your imagination to soar freely. Brought to you by Hermès. Starts Saturday, show begins promptly at 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 6 p.m. 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica. hermes.com

Colorado Street Bridge Party

July 15. Join Pasadena Heritage in celebrating the legacy of Pasadena’s historic 110-year-old arch bridge. This event will feature live music from local bands, festive foods from eateries like Mijares Mexican Restaurant, craft beers from Craftsman Brewing, and more. Proceeds from this event support preservation of the historical, architectural and cultural resources of the City of Pasadena. Saturday, 6–11:30 p.m. 504 W Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Get Tickets Now

Tiki Noire: Voodoo Island

July 16. Experience the captivating world of horror noir films at the Creepy Tiki Cabaret and Pop-Up Bar. Inspired by the 1957 film Voodoo Island, this immersive event transports you to a realm of mystery and intrigue. Encounter enigmatic roaming characters as you enjoy haunting Tiki melodies by The Hula Girls and Ukulena, while the performances of Miss Tosh, Vauxdevil, and Kara Spade showcase the alluring art of burlesque. Sunday, first session: 2-5 p.m. Second session: 6-9 p.m. 740 S. Broadway, Los Angeles. tikinoire.com

Food + Drinks

Savor Crudo Delights at Capri

Until July 27. Capri, the coastal Italian restaurant at Eataly, presents Crudo Nights every Thursday in July. Delight in a special crudo menu highlighting fresh fish and seasonal produce. Enjoy three crudos for $45 or five for $75. Enhance your dining experience with Capri’s recommended pairings like the refreshing Limoncello Spritz or a glass of fine Italian white wine. Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. eataly.com

Granville North Hollywood

Now Open. The modern-casual restaurant, Granville, has opened its newest location at NOHO Arts District. The menu offers a wide array of classic and craveable dishes, such as uptown mac and cheese with aged cheddar, Thai ginger salad, pepita-crusted rainbow trout, and more. In addition, they provide a diverse selection of flavorful libations, including classic martinis, old fashion cocktails, margaritas and an extensive wine program. Hours vary. 11136 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood. granvillerestaurants.com

Charcoal Sunset by Josiah Citrin

Now Open. Charcoal Sunset is an inviting neighborhood restaurant from critically lauded chef Josiah Citrin. Inspired by the intimate backyard barbecues, everything is cooked over live fire – whether over charcoal or in the coals. The seasonal menu features locally-sourced proteins and vegetables ideal for sharing family-style. Food highlights include prime rib-eye, half jidori chicken, king crab legs and grilled dover sole. Tuesday-Thursday, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. 9000 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. charcoalsunset.com

Bastille Day Fête 

July 14. Embark on a French heritage celebration at Caviar Kaspia, as the Parisian restaurant transforms its al-fresco space for a day party. Enjoy all-day specials including $10 French 75 cocktails, a $35 bouillabaisse and happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. As the evening unfolds, chef Antoine Teychene will set the mood with his afro-funk beats as the DJ. Friday, noon-10 p.m. 8475 Melrose Place, Los Angeles.


Arts + Culture

Lotus Festival

July 15-16. Join Echo Park Lake’s floating flowers at the annual Lotus Festival, as it pays homage to the invaluable cultural contributions of Asian-Americans to the tapestry of LA. It features local food trucks, live music, dragon boat races, lantern launches and lotus flower beds in full bloom. Now in its 42nd year honoring the Indonesian community. Saturday, noon–8 p.m. Sunday, noon–7 p.m. 751 Echo Park Ave., Los Angeles. laparks.org

Art Comes to Life at Mural Fest

Until July 15. West Edge presents its first-ever Mural Fest, commemorating large-scale art and community engagement, including live music, face painting and henna on The Plaza. Witness renowned muralists Aaron Martin and Anna Charney create stunning works across 4,000 sq ft of walls. Thursday-Saturday, between 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 12121 W Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. More information

Friedman Benda LA presents “Chorus”

July 14. Friedman Benda presents “Chorus,” a solo exhibition by Farrell Hundley, marking the duo’s first collaboration with the gallery and their LA debut. Through their exploration of mythological symbolism, Hundley and Farrell’s works offer allegorical reflections on the cyclical nature of empires and the poetic allure of fragmented narratives. “Chorus,” refers to the Greek concept of the initial group of characters that shape the unfolding story. Friday, 6-9 p.m. 8260 Marmont Ln., Los Angeles. friedmanbenda.com

Photo credit: Crudo by Eataly’s Capri. Mural Fest Art by Efren Rebugio Jr. Charcoal Sunset Food by Dylan + Jeni. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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