Los Angeles

Weekend roundup

July 15-18


Van Gogh-Inspired Paint and Sip Night

July 15. JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE and Venice Beach-based art and design studio The Painted Peach present a special outdoor “paint and sip” night. Inspired by the Immersive Van Gogh exhibit, the event will have artist and designer Amanda Renata of The Painted Peach guide guests step-by-step on how to recreate the Dutch Post-Impressionist painter’s most famous work of art, The Starry Night, in abstract form. All materials and a canvas will be provided. Additionally, Van Gogh-themed cocktails will be available for purchase. 5-7 p.m. $100 per ticket. 900 W. Olympic Blvd., L.A., 213.765.8600. Tickets

Movies & Moonlight: Toy Story 4

July 17. Sit back and relax with socially distanced outdoor movie nights at 2ND & PCH in Long Beach. Come just after sunset with the kiddos for a special feature of Disney’s Toy Story 4. These outdoor movies are complimentary to the community and self-seating is available on a first-come-first-serve basis. While there will be limited seating is provided by the center, guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. Movie starts at sunset. 6400 Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach, 424.217.2337. 2ndandpch.com

Music at the Odyssey

July 17, 31. Jam out with live music, curated by bass player and actor John Snow (pictured), at the Odyssey Theatre. This live performance series features a wide range of musical guest artists, ranging from jazz to folk and R&B to pop, all accompanied by the house band. There will also be a surprise special guest artist performing each night. 8 p.m. $25. 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., L.A., 310.477.2055. odysseytheatre.com

Food + Drink

L.A. Food Renaissance: Pique-Nique

July 17. Come hungry to the Culver City shopping center Platform to explore the center’s favorites eateries every Saturday in its back patio in an effort to highlight a new crop of L.A. culinary talents reshaping the food scene. This week’s spotlight goes to Pique-Nique offering handmade sweet treats celebrating California’s produce palette by pastry-chef-turned-pickling-expert Jess Wang. Noon-3 p.m. 8850 Washington Blvd., Culver City. platformlosangeles.com

Arth Bar + Kitchen

Now Open. Get a taste of eclectic Indian cuisine at the new Arth Bar + Kitchen, located in the heart of Culver City. Executive chef Sagar Ghosh’s menu includes small plates (Kolkata fish fry, Old Monk Drunken Wings, crispy South Indian-style fried chicken bites), mains (street-style chicken curry, lobster moilee, slow-cooked Australian lamb leg), various sides, and more. The restaurant also features an innovative cocktail list, a chef counter and one of L.A.’s only fully-visible tandoor ovens. Open daily 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. 9531 Culver Blvd., Culver City, 424.603.4155. arthla.com

Mom’s Touch Chicken & Sandwiches

Now Open. Calling all fried chicken fans! Specialty chicken chain from South Korea, Mom’s Touch Chicken & Sandwiches, is now open in Gardena. The menu of fresh (never frozen) fried chicken includes tasty sandwiches, flavorful wings in a variety of bold sauces and crispy chicken strips—all with the signature Mom’s Touch Cajun spice blend. Open daily 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Gardena Plaza, 1400 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., Unit 120, Gardena. momstouchusa.com

Garden Bar at Manuela

Open. Housed in DTLA’s Arts District within the Hauser & Wirth Complex, Manuela is bringing the flavors and ambience of a summer getaway with its Garden Bar. The food menu, created by chef Kris Tominaga, features dishes such as chili de arbol chicken and garlic shrimp and pencil cobb grits. Quench your thirst with beverage director Niki Kotantoulas’ summertime inspired menu of all-new drinks served only in the garden. F 5:30-9 p.m., Sa-Su 2-9 p.m. 907 E. 3rd St., L.A., 323.849.0480. manuela-la.com

Arts + Culture

Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair

July 17-18. Mark your calendar for the return of Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair at Old Pasadena after more than a year on hiatus. Attendees are invited to shop from more than 100 makers, enjoy artisanal food and drink, plus listen to local music in the idyllic setting of historic Central Park. Fair favorite Ricky England will also be providing kid-friendly and interactive entertainment from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 275 S. Raymond Ave., L.A., Pasadena, 323.989.2278. jackalopeartfair.com

Alonzo King LINES Ballet Livestream

July 18. LINES Ballet returns to The Music Center for the final Dance at Dusk performing a mixed program of original works by company founder Alonzo King as well as two West Coast premieres featuring special guest ballerina and SoCal native Tiler Peck. While tickets for in-person performances have sold out, guests can watch the free livestream on Sunday from home. 7:30 p.m. Free. musiccenter.org

32 Acres Soundwalk

Through Sept. 29. Experience the new uniquely enveloping outdoor soundwalk 32 Acres through Los Angeles State Historic Park. Presented by Center Theatre Group in association with UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, 32 Acres takes audience members on a guided walk suggesting other ways of seeing and being in our immediate surroundings. See website for more info including directions to download the free app. Available during park hours from 8 a.m. to sunset. 1245 N. Spring St., L.A. 32acresla.com

Photo credits: Starry Night artwork by The Painted Peach. John Snow by Cooper Bates. Arth Bar + Kitchen by Tonelson. Mom’s Touch Chicken & Sandwiches courtesy Powerhouse Communications. Garden at Manuela by Katrina Frederick. 32 Acres by Craig Schwartz/courtesy Center Theatre Group All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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