Los Angeles

Weekend roundup

June 23-26


The Venice Fest

June 25. Held in the heart of Mar Vista, enjoy an assortment of curated LA brands and activations with a full day of shopping, games, bites, drinks and live music. Shop over 100 vendors offering local handmade products in support of small businesses in the community. Saturday 12pm – 8pm. 12257 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles. thevenicefest.com

Beverly Center Launches MEET @ BEV

June 23. Held on the fourth Thursday of the month, this edition features Yardbird restaurant. Ticket gets you access to signature cocktails and mocktails plus beer and wine. Drink and enjoy while listening to the hottest DJs. FreeThe event tasting starts at 4 PM with a limit of 2 drinks maximum per ticketed attendee. 8500 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles. More Info

Cannabis Infused Yoga with Vulgar Yogi

June 25. Relieve stress through elevated yoga and recovery with this unique class including yoga flow, assisted stretching, and cranial massage. All levels are welcome to join and attendees must bring their own yoga mat. Saturday at 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 8625 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood. More Info

Food + Drink

Winston House Launches New Menu

Starts June 23. Venice’s modern supper club’s dishes such as lobster fried rice and carrots hijiki will still be on the menu, along with new items like limoncello linguine, spare ribs and tuna tacos. The new tasting tower for groups includes duck tacos, chicken nuggets, shrimp toast, crispy cauliflower and spare ribs. Bottle service has been updated as well. Thurs – Sat at 6:00pm – 9:00pm. 23 Windward Ave, Venice. winstonhouse.com

The Belvedere at Peninsula Beverly Hills 

Open Now. The California style brasserie pays homage to French cuisine with a touch of fresh summer flavors. A new menu highlights lobster and caviar flatbread, ahi tuna nicoise salad, truffle risotto, broiled black bass filet, lemon ricotta pancakes, and croque madam. Reservations recommended. Wed – Sun, 6:30am – 2:30pm, 5:00pm – 10:00pm. 9882 S Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills. peninsula.com

Summer Social with Asterid x Luckysomm

June 23. The new restaurant inside Walt Disney Concert Hall partners with wine retailer Luckysomm for a summer social event. Try the caviar tamal, sunchoke rosti, and maitake mushrooms paired with a tasting flight of three wines from the Nomadica catalogue and a sampling of their limited-edition pinot gris. Thursday at 6p.m – 9p.m. 141 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles. 213.972.3535. More Info

Benny Boy Brewing

Now Open. Minutes from DTLA, Benny Boy features specialty beer and hard cider inspired by traditional Belgium flavors. Featured are the midnight swim – a smooth Belgian dark beer and Leon dry cider – made with newtown pippin and gravestone apples. They also have an open space with pop-up food vendors. Times Vary. 1821 Daly St., Los Angeles. bennyboybrewing.com

Arts + Culture

Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival

June 25-26. Groove out to some crisp harmonies and funky beats as the top acts in jazz perform at the annual Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival. The two-day concert kicks off the summer with a strong lineup of The Roots, Gregory Porter, Tower of Power, Terri Lyne Carrington, Femi Kuti, Cory Wong and more. Saturday and Sunday at 3:30 p.m. 2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles. 323.850.2000. hollywoodbowl.com

Jesse McCartney at The Wiltern

June 25. Known for his platinum album Beautiful Soul and Disney Channel appearances, Jesse McCartney is back and takes center stage at The Wiltern. He will be performing his signature hits such as Right Where You Want Me, She’s No You, Better With You”, “Beautiful Soul” and many more. Show starts at 7 p.m. 3790 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles. 213.388.1400. thewiltern.net

Sugar Press Art presents Breath Meets Body

June 25. Artists Noëmi Manser and Mahya Shamai showcase a cohesive body of work juxtaposing grounded figures and airy floral displays. Audiences are invited to explore themselves with interpretations of gravity, touching both the emotional and the physical. Opening reception is Saturday, 5pm – 8pm. 620 S. Main Street Los Angeles. 855.433.8399. More Info

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