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Weekend roundup

June 30-July 4


Club Babalu

Now Open.  Explore an array of live performances, a burlesque variety show, comedy, aerialists, jugglers and delicious craft cocktails in an updated version of the 1950s at Club Babalu. In a nod to I Love Lucy, become an “extra” with behind-the-scenes access to all areas of the elaborate 6,000 sq. foot set featuring glamorous old Hollywood costumes and a 50s-era soundscape. Friday and Saturday, at 6pm. 613 Imperial St, Los Angeles. clubbabaludtla.com

Swimsuits and Cowboy Boots at Desert 5

July 3.  One of LA’s favorite spots for dancing presents a special edition of the weekly swimsuits & cowboy boots pool party with 1970’s Pioneertown vibes. The rooftop features live music, a mechanical bull, cowboy karaoke, BBQ, and a curated selection of vintage vendors. Sunday at 2pm until sunset. 8516 Selma Avenue, Los Angeles. 323.410.6370. More Info

4th of July Pool Party & BBQ at Skybar Los Angeles 

July 4. The annual Independence Day pool party at Skybar at Mondrian LA returns, featuring the taste-making sounds of DJ Eric Sharp. Enjoy drinks and sweeping views poolside while listening to live DJ sets with friends. Please visit link for table reservations. Monday 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. Ticketed event; 21+. 8440 Sunset Blvd West Hollywood CA 90069. More Info


July 4. The popular bespoke retail, dining and entertainment destination presents a lively 4th of July block party on Swarthmore Avenue – complementing the community’s beloved Independence Day parade featuring live musical entertainment, fun photo moments, star-spangled crafts, face painting, balloon art and more. Monday at 11am – 2pm. 15225 Palisades Village Lane, Pacific Palisades. More Info

Food + Drink

Grand Opening of the Canopy Club

July 1. The Shay Hotel Canopy Club, an all-day poolside restaurant & bar, brings a new look and feel to it’s roof top atmosphere. Chef Michael Santoro carries an all-day menu of modern California cuisine from BLTs to char-grilled chicken along with a fun mix of crushable bottled and canned wines, beers, seltzers and kombucha. Times vary. 8801 Washington Blvd, Culver City. 209.364.7541. More Info

Irv’s Burger is back

Opens July 1. With Irv’s original owner Sonia Hong and the new culinary director Armen Piskoulian, Irv’s Burger has returned bigger than ever. They will continue to serve its Double Cheeseburger and Pastrami Sandwiches on paper-plates filled with Sonia’s illustrations but will also be introducing new dishes to the menu, including Irv’s dog, tuna melt, chili cheese fries and the B-day cookie milkshake. Sun – Thurs, at 11am – 10pm. Fri & Sat, at 11am – midnight. 7998 Santa Monica Blvd West Hollywood. irvsburgers.com

Bungkus Bagus Pop-Up

July 2. Part of the L.A Food Renaissance Series, Platform is showcasing Balinese street food from Bali sisters Celene and Tara Carrara. Try items wrapped in banana leaves and other dishes such as coconut chicken curry, sambal goreng (fried chillies with garlic and shallots), and their signature lemongrass steamed rice. Saturday at 12pm – 3pm. 8850 Washington Boulevard, Culver City. platformlosangeles.com

The Artist Tree Lounge

Open Now. Located in the heart of West Hollywood, The Artist Tree Lounge– a scenic space for cannabis and wellness enthusiasts–serves a variety of brunch and dinner items like omelettes and pancakes, burgers and sandwiches. Plus, they offer a selection of cannabis infused cocktails to ‘elevate’ the overall dine-in experience. 8625 Santa Monica Blvd. 310.362.1004. theartisttree.com

Arts + Culture

Caroline Renezeder at the Peppermint Club

July 2. Live Nation presents Caroline Renezeder at the Peppermint Club, performing her new ep “Grow” live for the first time. Caroline is known for her debut single “Show Me” in 2017, collaborating with GRAMMY Award-nominated songwriter/producer Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd (Justin Bieber, Sam Smith). Saturday, at 7pm. 8713 Beverly Blvd, West Hollywood. 310.274.7500. More Info

Saber-Toothed Summer 

Now Open. This Labor Day weekend, enjoy special programming at La Brea Tar Pits focusing on one of the Ice Age’s mightiest predators: the saber-toothed cat. The museum offers Immersive tours, shows and programs witnessing the Ice Age coming to life. Participants can help scientists with their discoveries and engage in specially guided tours. Times vary. 5801 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 213.763.3499. tarpits.org

“I’ll Have What She’s Having”: The Jewish Deli 

Now Open. The Jewish deli is more than just a place to eat, its a place where community is forged. This exhibition explores how Jewish immigrants imported and adapted traditions to create one of America’s most important restaurant genres. Visitors will have the chance to interact with deli history through neon signs, menus, photo ops, and so much more. Times Vary. 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. 310.440.4500. skirball.org

Photo Credit: Caruso for Palisades Block Party, Diana Polekhina for Menorah, Nina Kemper Irv’s Burger, Visualsofdana for Bali food. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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