Los Angeles

Weekend roundup

June 27-30


Art Beyond the Glass XII 

June 30. Returning for its 12th event at Catch One nightclub, ABTG will feature over 100 of LA’s top bartenders showcasing their cocktail-making and artistic talents. Co-founded by Daniel Djang and Zahra Bates, this renowned festival celebrates bartender artistry through cocktails, paintings, photography, live music, DJs and more. Attendees can enjoy creations from bars such as All Day Baby, Apotheke and The Varnish, and purchase bartender art and handmade items, with silent auction items available for bidding. Proceeds are donated to a local arts-based nonprofit. 4067 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. Get Tickets Now

Pawlympics 2024

June 30. Join the Pawlympics for a day of fun and friendly competition at the Los Angeles Coliseum. This event features pup-friendly races, a nosework maze, snooze fest and bark dancing, along with photo ops, caricature sessions and around 20 pet health and food vendors. Enjoy a French market atmosphere while supporting local dog rescues and mingling with fellow dog lovers. Sunday, 12-5 p.m. 3911 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles. Get Tickets Now

BMI Acoustic Sunset Sessions

Starts June 27. Skybar at Mondrian Los Angeles has partnered with BMI to launch the BMI Acoustic Sunset Sessions, a monthly live music series featuring rising R&B artists. The series kicks off on Thursday, June 27, with performances by Bren Joy, Lekan, 2x Grammy winner Elijah Blake, and Annie Tracy. Each month will showcase new BMI songwriters. Guests can enjoy live music, cocktail specials, and stunning views of the city skyline. To RSVP, email RSVPLosAngeles@bmi.com. Kicks off this Thursday from 7-10 p.m. 8440 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. More Information

Food + Drinks

National Ceviche Day at Cabra

June 28. This rooftop restaurant and bar brings Peruvian-inspired ceviche dishes to beat the summer heat. Enjoy a bass ceviche featuring sweet potato, leche de tigre and crispy cancha for a starter. The salmon ceviche, with pistachios and avocado, is another selection to choose from. Pair these with Cabra’s signature Cosmopolitan, “It’s Giving Mother,” made with grey goose vodka, mommenpop lime apéritif and cranberry, available until the end of June. Friday, 5-11 p.m. 1060 S. Broadway, Los Angeles. cabralosangeles.com

The Benjamin Hollywood

Now Open. The debut restaurant from Ben Shenassafar of The Hundreds, The Benjamin Hollywood pays homage to classic restaurant hangouts with upscale American dishes crafted by Executive Chef Johnny Cirelle. Signature mains include The Benjamin burger, whole roasted branzino and Australian wagyu New York strip. The beverage program, curated by Nathan Oliver, features a dedicated martini and sparkling cocktail menu with drinks like Ben’s martini, Wolves Manhattan and spicy strawberry margarita. Tuesday-Saturday, from 5:30 p.m.-late. 7174 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. Reserve Now

Holy Water’s Craft Cocktails Shine in Summer

Now Serving. West Hollywood’s neighborhood bar, Holy Water, is offering curated cocktails for long summer nights. Highlights include “Everything but the Garden Sink,” a savory cocktail for dirty martini lovers, served with an olive oil caviar bump and firecracker pepper for a layered flavor experience. Another popular one is the “Poolside Tea Service,” a delicate, low-ABV cocktail featuring jasmine tea-based cordial, fresh watermelon juice and passionfruit syrup. Hours vary. 8275 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood. holywaterweho.com

JINYA Ramen Bar Unveils New Aburi Oshi Sushi

Now Serving. Introducing a new savory addition to JINYA Ramen Bar’s menu, the aburi oshi (flame torched fish) sushi. This latest menu addition features two pressed sushi options: salmon aburi oshi sushi (topped with serrano chili and JINYA sauce) and shrimp aburi oshi sushi (accented with lime zest and JINYA sauce). Enhance your meal with their summer signature drinks, watermelon delight and cucumber chiller. Open daily at 11 a.m. 11239 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. jinyaramenbar.com

Arts + Culture

Roots Picnic: Hip-Hop is the Love of My Life

June 29. The Hollywood Bowl will host a hip-hop festival featuring The Roots, along with performances by Queen Latifah, Common, Digable Planets, Arrested Development, The Pharcyde and Black Sheep. This event promises a memorable evening at one of Los Angeles’ most iconic venues. Saturday at 8 p.m, doors open at 5 p.m. 2301 Highland Ave., Los Angeles. hollywoodbowl.com

Mrs. Doubtfire

Until June 30. Experience the heartwarming and comedic adventure of “Mrs. Doubtfire” at the Pantages Theatre. Based on the beloved film, this musical tells the story of out-of-work actor Daniel Hillard, who, after losing custody of his kids, disguises himself as the lovable Scottish nanny Euphegenia Doubtfire. As his alter ego, Daniel learns valuable lessons about fatherhood and family, making this show a must-see for all ages. Hours vary, check website for specific showtimes. 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. Get Tickets Now

Descanso Gardens HWAJODO Art 

Starts June 27. The “HWAJODO: Flowers and Birds in Korean American Art” exhibition opens at Sturt Haaga Gallery at Descanso Gardens. This exhibit presents a colorful blend of traditional and contemporary Korean American art, emphasizing nature, particularly flowers and birds, which are central themes in Korean art. It combines traditional minhwa (Korean folk painting) with abstract and stylized works from contemporary artists, showcasing the bridge between past and present, tradition and innovation. Opening event on Thursday at 5 p.m. 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. descansogardens.org

Kirbyvision: A Tribute to Jack Kirby

June 29. Celebrate the legacy of Jack Kirby in a group exhibition highlighting his profound influence on comics, art and pop culture. Hosted by Corey Helford Gallery and the Jack Kirby Museum & Research Center, this tribute showcases new works by over 70 contemporary artists inspired by Kirby’s creations. Original Kirby artworks are also featured, honoring the co-creator of iconic characters like Captain America, Black Panther, the Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men. Tuesday–Saturday, noon–6 p.m. 571 S. Anderson Street, Los Angeles. coreyhelfordgallery.com

Photo credit: Mrs. Doubtfire courtesy of the Pantages Theatre. Beach Activities courtesy of Santa Monica Pier 360. Holy Water cocktail courtesy of Wonho Frank Lee. Art Beyond the Glass XII courtesy of Eugene Lee & Abigail Smith. All other images are courtesy of the venues and businesses featured.

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