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Weekend roundup

July 22-25


"That’s Cool! Try & Buy Mart" Pop-Up on Abbot Kinney with Gemini Bakehouse and La Sorted's photo courtesy La Sorted's Pop Up Pizzeria

“That’s Cool! Try & Buy Mart” Pop-Up on Abbot Kinney

July 22-24. Drive over to Abbot Kinney for the second (and last) weekend of the “That’s Cool! Try & Buy Mart” pop-up featuring La Sorted’s with pizza and focaccia sandwiches, and Gemini Bakehouse with fresh baked goods. Highlights include free joints from Dad Grass, CBD beverages from Recess, along with pop-up shops from vendors including custom live hat-making, home goods, apparel and more. Th-Sa noon-7 p.m. 1306 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. More Info

Lanea's canned margaritas photo courtesy Spin PR Group

National Tequila Day Cocktail Crawl and Block Party

July 24. L.A.’s premier tequila and mezcal bar Lanea, its sister restaurant Cult, and The Craftsman present a National Tequila Day Cocktail Crawl and Block Party in Downtown Santa Monica. The venues are celebrating with tequila, DJs, live music, and food and drink specials all night long. Tickets include two cocktails, $8 featured cocktails, a tequila tasting ticket, a chance to win a Grande Fiesta Pack from Lanea with two signed canned cocktails by the Chainsmokers, and more. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $25+ per person. 2nd & Broadway, Downtown Santa Monica, 424.265.7437. Tickets

“Self-Care Saturdays” on the Third Street Promenade photo courtesy Downtown Santa Monica, Inc.

“Self-Care Saturdays” on the Third Street Promenade  

Through Sept. 25. Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. and Fit Girl Club L.A. welcome the community to “Self-Care Saturdays” on the Third Street Promenade. Each Saturday, there will be free classes that vary per week with a diverse mix of workout styles including yoga, kickboxing, barre, cardio, hip hop and more. Local minority-owned businesses are also featured during the workout series, offering unique and often handmade items with a self-care focus. Recommended to bring a yoga mat, towel and water. Third Street Promenade at Arizona Ave., Santa Monica, 310.393.8355. downtownsm.com

Food + Drink

Gracias Madre's Time Machine Margarita photo courtesy Gracias Madre

National Tequila Day at Gracias Madre

July 24. Cheers to National Tequila Day! Celebrate (responsibly) at Gracias Madre in West Hollywood with its most popular signature cocktail the tequila-based Paloma, the El Tesoro barrel-aged tequila flight and more. For those looking to splurge, try the exclusive Time Machine Margarita (pictured) for $100 a piece. Want to celebrate from home? Order Gracias Madre’s canned cocktails online for 50% off by using code CANDEMIC2021 through July 31. M-Su 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; happy hour M-F 4-6 p.m. 8905 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 323.978.2170. graciasmadre.co

Cinque Terre West Osteria's burrata with pea tendrils, apricots, homemade nectarine preserve and Saba photo courtesy Cinque Terre West Osteria

Cinque Terre West’s New Summer Menu

Now Available. Come hungry to enjoy the new all-day summer menu at family-owned and operated Italian eatery Cinque Terre West. The summer menu includes starters such as fresh burrata with stone fruit, pea tendrils, sourdough toast and saba (pictured); fresh housemade pastas like Spaghetti Frutti di Mare (with mussels, clams, calamari, shrimp, scallops, cherry tomatoes and basil); an array of pizzas; and sides. Tu-Su 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. 970 Monument St., Suite 110, Pacific Palisades, 310.454.0709. cinqueterrewest.com

Destroyer LA's market peach french toast from the summer 2021 menu photo courtesy Purple PR

Destroyer’s Limited Summer Menu

Now Available. Chef Jordan Kahn’s Destroyer presents a limited summer menu, running through September 22, inspired by the finest ingredients of the season and designed to capture the essence of summer. Along with the return of a few fan-favorites like baby yukon gold potatoes and organic chicken confit, enjoy new dishes such as market peaches French toast (pictured), sungold tomato tart, strawberries and coconut, and Brooks cherries. W-Su 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 3578 Hayden Ave., Culver City, 310.360.3860. destroyerla.store

The Bungalow Kitchen's crispy duck wings photo courtesy Outshine PR

Late Night at The Bungalow Kitchen

Open. Looking for ways to enjoy these summer nights? The acclaimed restaurant at 2ND & PCH has expanded its hours to open for late night. Look forward to exclusive late night entertainment by DJ Graham Funke and menu of signature bar bites including tuna tataki tacos, crispy duck wings (pictured), and Up All Night Ice Cream Sandos. Wet your whistle with cocktails such as Spill the Tea, Spruce Juice, or Fuzzy Naples or opt for bottle service. W-Sa 10 p.m.-2 a.m. 6400 Pacific Coast Hwy., Suite 200, Long Beach, 562.719.9400. bungalowkitchen.com

Arts + Culture

Tom Dugan in the world premiere of "Tevye in New York!" at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts photo credit Lawrence K. Ho

Tevye in New York!

June 23-25. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents the world premiere of Tom Dugan’s newest play based on the beloved characters from Fiddler on the Roof. Follow Tevye as he fights for his piece of the American dream in 1914 as he journeys across the Atlantic Ocean in the streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. 8 p.m. $75. 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.746.4000. thewallis.org

Landslide Fleetwood Mac tribute band indoor concert_photo courtesy Pasadena Symphony and POPS

Fleetwood Mac: A Tribute

July 24. The Pasadena POPS continue its popular one-of-a-kind, outdoor concert series with the music of supergroup Fleetwood Mac for Fleetwood Mac: A Tribute at the L.A. County Arboretum. On the podium will be resident POPS conductor Larry Blank leading the orchestra along with the premiere Fleetwood Mac tribute band, Landslide. Grounds open for picnicking and dining at 5:30 p.m.; performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25. 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, 626.793.7172. pasadenasymphony-pops.org

Grand Park's Sunday Sessions photo credit Javier Guillen

Grand Park’s Sunday Sessions

July 25. For its eighth summer, Grand Park’s Sunday Sessions returns to host live in-person events and performances this Sunday and August 29. Look forward to a line-up of DJs that celebrates the contribution of L.A. artists to the American-originated, globally embraced art form of House music. Guests can picnic or purchase food from popular food trucks and enjoy the sounds of summer on the park’s Performance Lawn, just north of Hill Street. 3-7 p.m. Free. 200 N. Grand Ave., L.A., 213.972.8080. grandparkla.org

Moonlight Amphitheatre photo courtesy Moonlight Stage Productions

Beauty and the Beast Musical at the Moonlight Amphitheatre

Now Playing. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at the Moonlight Amphitheatre. The award-winning Broadway musical continues Moonlight Stage Productions’ 40th anniversary summer season with performances scheduled through August 7. Based on the Academy Award-winning film, the stage version features all of the songs you know and love, plus some new ones written just for the musical. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. for dining and picnicking; curtain at 8 p.m. $17-$59. 1250 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista, 760.724.2110. moonlightstage.com

Photo credits: “Self-Care Saturdays” courtesy Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. Lanea courtesy Spin PR Group. Destroyer LA courtesy Purple PR. The Bungalow Kitchen courtesy Outshine PR. “Tevye in New York!” by Lawrence K. Ho. Grand Park’s Sunday Sessions by Javier Guillen. Moonlight Amphitheatre courtesy Moonlight Stage Productions. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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