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July 29-August 1


Interior shot of Bacari Silver Lake photo by Jakob Layman

Bar Bacari Late-Night Live Entertainment

Begins July 29. Head to the all-new Bacari Silver Lake in the old Cliff’s Edge space for the kick-off its new late-night “Bar Bacari” weekly entertainment program starting this Friday and Saturday with live music presented by The Burgundy. On Thursday, experience feel-good up-tempo jazz, soul, blues and Latin tunes from Dylan Meek and his band inside of Bacari’s main dining room. On Friday, DJ Esli will close out the night with vinyl mixes inside of Bacari Silver Lake’s main bar and dining room. Walk-ins welcomed; reservations highly recommended. Th 10 p.m.-1 a.m., F 10 p.m.-2 a.m. 3626 Sunset Blvd., L.A., 323.928.2098. bacarisilverlake.com

"The Parent Trap" 1998 movie still photo courtesy Platform Los Angeles


Begins July 29. Celebrate summer with Platform and Bondi Harvest during their outdoor movie series Cineform, featuring a trio of movies inspired by summer camp. This Thursday’s movie feature is the 1998 classic The Parent Trap followed by Wet Hot American Summer on Aug. 5 and Moonrise Kingdom on Aug. 12. Tickets include complimentary popcorn and seating on Bondi Harvest patio or Platforms grass lawn. There’s also a special menu with charcuterie, tapas, spritzers and more. Seating is first come, first served. 8-11 p.m. $12. Bondi Harvest, 8820 Washington Blvd., Culver City. Tickets

Simple microphone shot on the stage photo by Matthias Wagner via Unsplash

Santa Monica Comedy Club All Stars

Aug. 1. Have a laugh with a lineup full of the best comedians from coast to coast and a few special guests from all across the country at Broadway Comedy Club. Attendees will recognize some of the comedians who have been seen on MTV, HBO, “The Tonight Show,” Comedy Central, “The Daily Show,” “Last Comic Standing” and more. There will also be some new faces from Los Angeles, Santa Monica and the Hollywood community. 7:30-9 p.m. or 9:30-11 p.m. $25. 1447 Second St., Santa Monica, 310.393.7277. broadwaycomedyclubwest.com

Food + Drink

The Belvedere's outdoor terrace space at Peninsula Beverly Hills photo courtesy Peninsula Beverly Hills

The Belvedere at Peninsula Beverly Hills

Reopened. The Belvedere is back at Peninsula Beverly Hills with a new concept—and weekend brunch!  Formerly a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant, The Belvedere is now re-introducing itself as a California-style brasserie with a new menu that pays homage to the history and romance of French cuisine. Guests can indulge in twists on classics such as lemon ricotta pancakes, a poulet roti crepe and a lobster and caviar flatbread. Don’t forget refreshing hand-crafted cocktails like the tantalizing Sin of San Tropez. Weekend brunch is available 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd., 310.975.2736. peninsula.com

Lasita Filipino Rotisserie & Natural Wine's spread photo credit Jakob Layman

Lasita Filipino Rotisserie 

Reopened. Previously known as LASA (championed by the late Jonathan Gold and Anthony Bourdain), the restaurant has pivoted to become Lasita Filipino Rotisserie & Natural Wine. Specializing in meats brined for 24 hours, marinated and stuffed with lemongrass, garlic, spring onion and ginger, then slow roasted on the rotisserie, the concert highlights chicken inasal and pork belly lechon is the focal point, served up with sides such as chicken fat rice vegetable atchara and ‘shreddage’ salad with coconut green goddess dressing, along with housemade sauces. Th-Sa 5-10 p.m., Su noon-4 p.m. 727 N. Broadway #110, Chinatown. lasita-la.com

Playa Provisions' cocktails Summer 2021 photo credit James Tran

New Cocktail Program at Playa Provisions

Now Available. Cool down this weekend at Playa Provisions, co-owned and operated by “Top Chef” winner Brooke Williamson and Nick Roberts, with its new, elevated cocktail program under the direction of new bar manager Liam Odien (previously of The Corner Door in Culver City and Evan Funke’s Bucato). In celebration the summer season, Odien rolled out new beverage creations to pair with Williamson’s cuisine at both the California coast-inspired Dockside (nightly dinner and weekend brunch), as well as the soon-to-reopen, hidden gem Grain whiskey bar. Su-Th 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m., F-Sa 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. 119 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey, 310.683.5019. playaprovisions.com

Milo SRO's bottle of wine and gluten-free pizza slice photo credit Lindsey Huttrer

Wine and Beer at Milo SRO

Now Available. Did you hear? The standing-room-only pizza parlor and sister to Milo & Olive is now offering wine and beer on-site and for takeout or delivery. There’s pizza-friendly wines and craft beers from some of its favorite local breweries, such as a 310 Blonde Ale from Santa Monica Brew Works and Acrobat Rosé. Ordering takeout? Grab a six-pack of Stone Buenaveza Lagers or a bottle of The Pinot Project Pinot Noir to pair with Milo SRO’s Little Huddle or Movie Night Party Packs. 826 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, 310.392.0706. milosro.com

Arts + Culture

"You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown" at Sierra Madre Memorial Park photo courtesy Sierra Madre Playhouse

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Opens July 31. Gather the kiddos for a fun, family-friendly outdoor production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown from Sierra Madre Playhouse. The classic musical comedy, based on the beloved Peanuts comic strip created by Charles M. Schulz, will be performed outdoors each weekend in Sierra Madre Memorial Park through August 29. Th-Su 7 p.m. See website for ticket prices. 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, 626.355.4318. sierramadreplayhouse.org

Image still from "Ailey" photo courtesy NEON

Free Screening of Ailey

Aug. 1. The Music Center and Center Dance Arts will honor the performing arts center’s long-standing partnership with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater by hosting a free screening of the new Ailey film on Sunday on the Jerry Moss Plaza at The Music Center in advance of the film’s nationwide opening on Aug. 6. The event begins with a pre-screening introduction of the film featuring Wignot and Los Angeles Times writer Makeda Easter, followed by the screening. Pre-screening at 7:30 p.m., screening at 8 p.m. Free with registration. 135 N. Grand Ave., L.A., 213.972.7211. musiccenter.org

Sanford Biggers' "Reconstruction" 2019 photo by RCH Photography

Sanford Biggers: Codeswitch Exhibit

Now Open. Explore a brand-new exhibition featuring work by New York-based interdisciplinary artist and L.A. native Sanford Biggers at the California African American Museum. On view through January 23, 2022, the exhibit features nearly 50 quilt-based works that seamlessly weave together references to contemporary art, urban culture, sacred geometry and more. Tu-Sa 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Exposition Park, 600 State Drive, L.A., 213.744.7432. caamuseum.org

Photo credits: Simple microphone shot by Matthias Wagner via Unsplash. Lasita Filipino Rotisserie & Natural Wine by Jakob Layman. Milo SRO by Lindsey Huttrer. Playa Provisions by James Tran. “Ailey” courtesy NEON. Sanford Biggers’ “Reconstruction” 2019 by RCH Photography. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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