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July 9-12


Cooking With ArtBites: Parisian Aperitifs

July 9. Take your mind on a trip to 19th century Paris and celebrate cafe culture through stories, letters, paintings and more during an “Aperitif Hour.” Celebrate the Parisian art of drinking, and prepare a classic hors d’oeuvre and two fresh summer-inspired aperitifs: a Lillet spritz and Moitie-Moitie cocktail. Recipes will be sent with your confirmation email, and a Zoom link will be sent three hours before the class starts. 5-6:30 p.m. $25. Tickets

Dance Downtown

Begins July 10. Starting this weekend through Sept. 4, enjoy weekly dance classes with the Music Center online—no dance experience is required. Partake in fun themed lessons such as K-pop, line dancing and cumbia every Friday night, all summer long. 7-8 p.m. Free. musiccenter.org

Street Food Cinema Drive-In Weekend One

July 9-11. The Americana at Brand partners with Street Food Cinema to bring Angelenos weekends full of classic drive-in movie entertainment. The outdoor theater’s first weekend includes screenings of La La Land, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Crazy Rich Asians. $30 per vehicle, $8 per person. The Americana at Brand, Rooftop Parking Structure, 889 Americana Way, Glendale, 818.637.8982. americanaatbrand.com

Food + Drink

Chado Tea Rooms

Reopened. Treat yourself to an afternoon tea with sandwiches, salad and pastries at one of Chado Tea Room’s four locations. Dine alfresco on the patio in the newly reconfigured layouts, which are perfect for social distancing, complete with gloves, masks and hand sanitizer stations. Be sure to call ahead to make a reservation. Menu options are also available for takeout. See website to find the location closest to you—there are tea rooms in downtown, Hollywood, Torrance and Pasadena. chadotearoom.com

Élephante Brunch

Now Available. Élephante has added new offerings to its restaurant, including in-house delivery, weekly menu specials—and, of course, daily brunch. Enjoy the beach house’s brunch menu items including avocado toast, banana bread, breakfast pizza, ricotta hotcakes, brunch cocktails and more. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 1332 2nd St., Rooftop, Santa Monica, 424.320.2384. elephantela.com

Boomtown Brewery’s Candy Rain

Available July 10. Boomtown Brewery’s taproom may be temporarily closed again, but it’s still concocting new sips with fresh flavors. The new canned Hazy IPA, Candy Rain, is available for contactless pickup this Friday. Savor the rich aroma and flavors like pineapple, peppery spice, key lime, apricot, orange and melon. Noon. $18 per four-pack. Boomtown Brewery, 700 Jackson St., downtown. boomtownbrew.com

Manuela Patio Dining

Reopens July 9. The American heritage eatery Manuela at Hauser & Wirth gallery is officially open again—by reservation only. The Arts District dining staple is serving brunch, lunch and dinner six days a week. The menu includes Manuela classics such as its cream biscuits with country ham and soft-shell crab, along with fresh additions like the Gulf pink shrimp bruschetta and barbecue king prawns. Enjoy the expanded outdoor patio seating, perfect for social distancing. Tu-F 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sa-Su 10 a.m.-10 p.m. 907 E. 3rd St., downtown, 323.849.0480, manuela-la.com

Burger Week

July 12-18 For the first time ever in Los Angeles, you can celebrate a whole week dedicated to burgers of every kind. Explore options such as chicken, beef, turkey, plant-based and mushroom burgers from restaurants all over the county, whether you choose to dine in, take out or order delivery packages. It also includes cocktail specials. Visit the website to see dozens of participating locations. burgerweek.com

Arts + Culture

Rave Family Block Fest

July 9-12. Bummed about missing music festival season? All weekend long, you can join in on an over-the-top (semi) family-friendly rave on Minecraft. Formerly known as Electric Blockaloo, the festival is bringing together over 850 electronic artists with more than 65 stages. Jam out to huge performers such as Deadmau5, Steve Aoki, Paris Hilton, A-Trak and hundreds more. Between each stage, you can find hidden puzzles, virtual dance parties, games and blocky sculpture tributes to pop-culture icons. 10 a.m. $7-$30. rave.family

LACO Summerfest

July 11. The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra presents five social-distancing concerts in a historic “Summer Fest” series, launching this Saturday. The digital live (audience-free) performances, recorded specifically for streaming, can viewed online at LACO at Home. 5 p.m. 213.622.7001. laco.org

From top: Plum Brandy, ca. 1877, Edouard Manet, oil on canvas, courtesy National Gallery of Art; Mario de Lopez, courtesy Dance Downtown; courtesy Street Food Cinema; courtesy Chado Tea Room; courtesy Elephante; courtesy Boomtown Brewery; courtesy Manuela; Fried Chicken Sandwich Studios; courtesy Electric Blockaloo; courtesy Colburn School

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