June 18-21


Paramount Drive-In Theatre Screenings

June 18. Make the most of social-distancing and take your friends out to a classic drive-in movie. The nostalgic activity is bound to become a Summer 2020 staple. This weekend at Los Angeles’ beloved Paramount Drive-In, you can catch The Wretched or Trolls on one of two screens. In light of the current pandemic, the location is enforcing a safe 9-feet distance between vehicles. Be sure to pack up some blankets, comfy sweats and your face mask for any trips to the restroom. See website for show times. $3.50-$10. 7770 Rosecrans Ave., Paramount, 562.630.SHOW. paramountdrivein.com

King Richard’s Grand Re-Opening

June 20. Spend Saturday “antiquing” and safe-distance Father’s Day gift shopping with hourly raffles, Wetzels Pretzel’s food trucks, ice cream sandwiches, a Cafe Santo mobile espresso bar and more! King Richard’s new policies include mandatory face masks, physical distancing and temperature checks upon entry. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 12301 Whittier Blvd., Whittier, 562.698.5974. kingrichardsantiques.com

Father’s Day


June 20-21. Celebrate Dad by having burgers, steak and lobster four ways—all available for you to eat in the privacy of your home, by pick-up or delivery. Enjoy your lobster New England-Style, in a fresh salad, mac & cheese or a succulent lobster roll. You can also spring for bottles of wine, cocktails to-go, indulgent desserts and more. 11a.m.-6 p.m. Prices vary. 8474 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood  Order Now


June 21. Just in time to treat your dad to dinner, Beverly Hills’ Nerano is officially open for dine-in. In the Italian eatery’s atmospheric garden, enjoy four courses with ahi tuna crudo, homemade pappardelle pasta, bone-in veal Milanese and house-made stracciatella gelato. 5-10 p.m. Prices vary. 9960 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.405.0155. neranobh.com

Poppy + Rose

June 21. The flower market’s cozy cafe is serving dads a special limited-time cobbler French toast, topped with mixed berries and brown sugar streusel. Other special menu items include Lumberjack Plate, full stacks of pancakes, pulled pork hash, wings and more. Order to go along with mimosa kits, wines, beers and more. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Prices vary. 765 Wall St., downtown, 213.995.7799. poppyandrosela.com

Food + Drink

Local Love Every Night

Now Available. Love & Salt just kicked off an ongoing dinner offering “Local Love Every Night,” featuring 7 unique multi-course family-style meals—one for every night of the week. Menu highlights include spaghetti al funghi, spicy soppresatta pizza, Japanese mushroom pizza, pan-roasted salmon, wood oven broccolini, triple chocolate olive oil brownies, Nonno’s tiramisu, warm Italian doughnuts, and many more. Each meal feeds 4-6 people. Must be ordered 24 hours in advance; pick-up 3-5 p.m. $65+. 317 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, 310.545.5252. loveandsaltla.com

Noble Bird Rotisserie

Now Available. The locally owned chef-driven concept, at coastal retail and dining destination 2nd & PCH, presents new dishes for summer. They include a watermelon, heirloom tomato and prosciutto salad; coq au vin; street corn, mushrooms and shaved Brussels; and housemade watermelon mint lemonade. Open daily 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 6460 E. Coast Hwy., Suite 125, Long Beach, 562.431.0445. noblebirdrotisserie.com


Reopens June 18. Enjoy handmade pastas and Italian wines at Rossoblu’s newly re-opened dining area. The team has worked hard to make sure that guests can enjoy a completely safe dining experience. Individual menus will be printed for one-time use, tables have been spaced 6 feet apart, and masks will even be provided for those who forget theirs. W-Su 9-5 p.m. 1124 San Julian St., downtown, 213.749.1099. www.rossoblula.com

The Front Yard

Reopens June 18. The Front Yard at The Garland’s modern California cuisine is finally available again. After passing mandatory health screenings and temperature checks, guests can see the updated layout that goes above and beyond for the guests’ safety. The breezy outdoor area has an expanded patio for additional outdoor seating and plenty of space for social distancing along with custom dividers between booths, plexiglass screens around the bar area, and even single-use menus, complimentary pens and sanitizer wipes. 4222 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood, 818.255.7290. thefrontyardla.com

Birdie G’s Birthday + Reopening

June 21. Time to put your party hats on. On Birdie G’s first birthday, it will finally be opening the doors to the public and serving up its diversified dishes once again—with new safety precautions, of course. Its spacious, industrial-chic dining area, patio and expanded outdoor seating have all been inspected, cleaned and made social-distance ready. 2421 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, 310.310.3616. birdiegsla.com

Churriño‘s Pride Churro

Through June 30. Latin churro dessert shop Churriño celebrates Pride Month with a new “…Oh My Lover!” flavor. Three bite-sized churros are filled with layers of lemon custard and chocotella, then topped with fresh strawberries, coconut flakes, a drizzle of condensed milk and a sprinkle of edible gold flakes ($5.95). Order on the website for pickup, curbside or in-store. Guests can also purchase limited edition holographic Pride stickers for $4.95 or two stickers for $7.95in-store and online; 20% of the sticker sales go to the LGBTQ Center in Long Beach. Use code PRIDE for free shipping. 345 The Promenade N., Long Beach, 562.270.6110. churrino.com

Arts + Culture

An Afternoon with John Walz and Friends

June 17. During this unfortunate suspension of live concerts, Pittance Chamber Music  is proud to present the art and music-lovers of Los Angeles with a free virtual concert featuring LA Opera principal cellist John Walz. The celebrated cellist will be joined by colleagues from the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra and special guests, the Pacific Trio. Begins at 9 a.m., but viewers can stream at their own convenience. pittancechambermusic.org

Polar Bears, Black Boys & Prairie Fringed Orchids: A Reading

June 19. In response to the Black Lives Matter movement, Juneteenth Theatre Justice Project has theater communities around the country coming together to provide the public with free readings of Vincent Terrel Durham’s hard-hitting play Polar Bears, Black Boys & Prairie Fringed Orchids. The story touches on important issues such as gentrification and race while also incorporating deep emotions and whit. Times are tough and one of the many things that we can do as a society is to listen, learn and stay informed. 6 p.m. on Zoom. Register

Photos from top: Courtesy Paramount Drive In Theatres/Facebook, courtesy King Richards Antiques, credit Suzanne Lanza, credit Frederico Janni, courtesy Poppy + Rose, courtesy Love & Salt, courtesy Mora Film Co., courtesy Wonho Frank Lee, courtesy The Front Yard, credit Jim Sullivan, courtesy Churriño Gourmet Dessert, credit Brenden-John Photography, courtesy Juneteenth Theatre Justice Project.



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