July 2-5


Cocktail Hour 19th-Century Style

July 2. Dive into Jerry Thomas’ book, Bartender’s Guide: How to Mix All Kinds of Plain and Fancy Drinks, and learn how to prepare and imbibe some of its classic recipes. Over Zoom, be guided through the mixing of classic cocktails—with recipes, ingredients and equipment in your confirmation email. The evening’s menu consists of a mint julep, bourbon crusta and sardine canapé. The Zoom link will be sent three hours before the class starts. 5-6 p.m. $25. Get tickets

Tribeca Drive-In

Opens July 2. Starting this weekend, Tribeca’s drive-in theater at Pasadena’s Rose Bowl is bringing the community (safely) back together all month long with over 30 classic blockbuster screenings and live stand-up. Plus, there will be special private screenings for health care and frontline workers and concessions from local businesses. For the month of July, you can buy tickets for screenings of films including The Wizard of Oz, Apollo 13, Inside Out, Mean Girls, Friday Night Lights, Wonder Woman, Meet the Parents and more. Rose Bowl Stadium parking lot, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena. Get tickets

Fourth of July

Lucques’ Americana July Fourth Celebration

July 3-4. Get into the patriotic spirit with Lucques’ Americana packages, starters, sides, desserts and a la carte catering options. Dig into dishes such as buttermilk fried chicken, surf and turf for two, lobster roll sliders, pulled pork, succotash salad, s’mores pie and more. Plus, if you feel like whipping something up yourself, you can order a Fourth of July Grill Box or strawberry shortcake kit. 345 N. Maple Drive, Suite 100, Beverly Hills, 310.800.1789. lucquescatering.com

Shorebar’s Patriotic Cocktails

July 4. Celebrate America’s birthday with specialty themed cocktails at Shorebar: the Blueberry Yum Yum and Strawberry Sky. Each fruity drink highlights fresh local produce from the Santa Monica Farmers Market. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. 108 W. Channel Road, Santa Monica, 310.429.1851. shorebarsm.com

Slab’s July Fourth Barbecue Package

July 3-4. Have an Independence Day feast at home without breaking the bank, or a sweat. With Slab’s July Fourth package, you can treat your family to 2 pounds of brisket, 1 pound of pulled pork and a whole chicken. Plus, enjoy sides like coleslaw, potato salad, baked beans, collard greens and mac ‘n’ cheese, followed by red velvet cake for dessert. It also comes with white bread, barbecue sauce and pickles. Preorder by July 2. Curbside pickup 11 a.m.-9 p.m. $130 for four people. 8136 W. 3rd St., West Hollywood, 310.855.7184. slabbarbecue.com

Vitello’s Fourth of July Extravaganza

July 4. Have a festive Independence Day dinner in Studio City’s popular contemporary restaurant and jazz nightclub. Expect barbecue, cocktails and live music. Enjoy a moonlit alfresco dinner in the new expanded outdoor area before taking the celebration upstairs to listen and dance when jazz musicians take the stage—just be sure to wear a face mask. 6 p.m. Free-$12.50. 4349 Tujunga Ave., Studio City, 818.769.0905. vitellosrestaurant.com

Food + Drink

Honey Drop Kitchen

July 3-5. After 20 years serving up all things chicken, Honey’s Kettle has a new delivery concept coming to Hollywood and downtown L.A. To celebrate its opening weekend, Honey Drop Kitchen will be serving up deals to the first 100 guests every day. On Friday, enjoy two hotcakes and one chicken breast filet for only $2. Saturday, enjoy a drumstick, fries, biscuit and pickles for $4. Finally, you can get a four-piece meal on Sunday for only $6. Limit two per order. Available by delivery only. honeyskettle.com

Lilah’s Drive-Thru Pop-Up

July 5-6. The h.wood Group’s new ghost kitchen concept will be serving fan-favorite dishes from Delilah, delicious diner staples and unique hearty additions. Order menu items like buffalo cauliflower, crispy crab cakes, a shrimp po’ boy, loaded cheeseburgers, a plant-based Beyond burger, NY-style cheesecake, bottled cocktails and more. Available by delivery or socially distanced parking lot dining with a live DJ. Noon-6 p.m. Delilah’s Parking Lot, 7969 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood. lilahsdiner.com

Arts + Culture

The Marriage of Figaro

July 2. Enjoy favorite Los Angeles Opera performances from the comfort of your own home. This Thursday, LAO will go into the vault to bring back Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro from the 2015 Figaro Trilogy, conducted by music director James Conlon. It features Roberto Tagliavini and Pretty Yende as Figaro and Susanna, with Ryan McKinny and Guanqun Yu as Count and Countess Almaviva. 5 p.m. laopera.org

Rock for Relief

July 3. As concerts have been postponed for the foreseeable future, you can get your musical fix this weekend with Rock for Relief, a virtual concert benefitting the nonprofit organization Feeding America. Jam out at home to performances by Ringo Starr, James Taylor, Zac Brown Band, Alice Cooper and more. Plus, Cooper and Joe Satriani will be conducting exclusive interviews with other artists. 8 and 11 p.m. rockforrelief.net

From top: Ross MacDonald; courtesy Universal Pictures; courtesy Lucques; credit Kathryn Bailey/the h.wood Group; Kathryn Ballay; courtesy Vitello’s; Elizabeth Daniels, courtesy Lilah’s, courtesy LAOpera/Facebook, courtesy zacbrownband/Instagram



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