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Weekend roundup

July 7-10


AMEX & Resy at The Boardwalk

July 9. American Express and Resy take over the Santa Monica Pier for a special dining event featuring reimagined boardwalk food from some of L.A’s popular restaurants like Angler and Gwen. In between bites, guests can experience classic boardwalk entertainment such as roaming stilt walkers, professional skateboarders on a half-pipe skate ramp and live music from a DJ throughout the day. Saturday, at 9am. 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica. resy.com

Get Torch’d at the Maybourne

July 9 & 10. Blast your summer and get a sweat on at The Maybourne Beverly Hills’ exclusive weekend residency. Join celebrity trainer Isaac Boots as he guides fitness enthusiasts of all levels through a vigorous flow of body resistance, dance conditioning and intense targeted repetitions. Saturday – Sunday, at 10:30 a.m. 225 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills. issacboots.com

Lotus Festival at the Lake

July 9-10. Celebrate the beloved floating flowers at Echo Park Lake’s annual Lotus Festival, commemorating the contributions of Asian-Americans. Food, live-music, dragon boat races, lantern launches, a beer garden and the lotus flower beds in full bloom. Free admission. Saturday and Sunday, at 12pm – 9pm. 751 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles. More Info

Zoo Friday Nights

July 8. Enjoy summer evenings with a mix of musical performances, dance parties, educational talks and twilight animal viewing opportunities, plus carousel rides and open bars throughout the night. Friday, at 6pm – 9pm. LA Zoo, 751 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles. 323.644.4200. lazoo.org

Food + Drink

Two Schmucks at Broken Shaker 

July 10. Award-winning Barcelona bar, Two Schmucks, is doing it’s final US bar tour stop inside Broken Shaker at Freehand L.A. The pop-up will serve five-star dive bar concepts like gin-based ice cream drinks for astronauts (gin, lime juice, simple syrup, basil, coconut ice cream) and alpha( gin, apple-celery shrub, absinthe, lemon juice). Sunday at 7pm – 11pm. More details on Two Schmucks Instagram. 416 W 8th St, Los Angeles. 213.612.0021. freehandhotels.com

Maciel’s Plant Based Butcher & Deli Grand Opening

July 8. The first-ever vegan butcher shop is opening in Highland Park, showcasing Mexican influences with classic deli sandwiches and pre-made charcuterie boards, all with a twist: everything is plant based, Their classic Reuben sandwich is made with plant-base pastrami, sauerkraut, vegan cheese, and vegan Russian dressing on rye bread. Tues-Sat, at 10am – 3pm. 5933 York Blvd, Los Angeles. More Info

All Day Baby

Open. Chef Jonathan Whitener and Lien Ta’s new restaurant is a hybrid of a diner and bakery, serving up Southern classics like the fried chicken sandwich and chicken fried steak, with Southern sweet desserts such as mini key lime pie and Mama May’s banana bread. Wednesday – Saturday, 9am – 10pm. Sunday, 9am – 6pm. 3200 W Sunset Blvd. 323.741.0082. alldaybabyla.com


Open. Within the community of stores in ROW DTLA, sits a fast-casual Japanese fried chicken restaurant combining California ingredients and Japanese-style chicken dishes with a picnic flair. The menu features fried-karage chicken with rice and vegetables, pikunico cole slaw, and chicken egg drop soup. Mon – Wed, 11am to 7pm, Thurs -Sun, 11am to 8pm. 767 S Alameda St Suite 122, Los Angeles. pikunico.com

Massis Kabob

Open. Called “The Original Kabobery,” Massis Kabob has been serving Mediterranean cuisine for 45 years. Skewers are made daily from scratch, offering traditional beef or chicken koubideh and fish kabobs. They also have a selection of sides and wraps like the falafel pita wrap, lamb gyro, and baba ghanoush. Open Daily. 10250 Santa Monica, Los Angeles. 310.556.4400. massiskabob.com

Arts + Culture

Mrs. Krishnan’s Party

July 8-24. Everyone is invited to the Edye theatre as Mrs. Krishnan’s convenience store throws a party like no other. The audience is welcome to sit at the table where song, dance, and food come together for an immersive and interactive performance where no two nights are the same. Times vary. 1310 11th Street, Santa Monica. 310.434.3200. broadstage.org

Paintings by Katie Simpson

July 9. Artist Katie Simpson showcases a series of works that explore the human relationship to nature and natural environments, and how people change as a result. Audiences explore the reflection of nature and it’s impact on their lives. Tues-Sun, 8:30am – 4pm, 5pm – 8pm. 7550 E Spring Street, Long Beach. 562.570.1745. More Info

Alpha cocktail – photo credit: Two Schmucks. Mrs. Krishnan’s Party – photo credit: Ankita Singh. All images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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