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Weekend roundup

March 25-28


The Comedy Store Drive-In

March 26-27. Come laugh away your quarantine blues from the comfort and safety of your own car during this live in-person comedy drive-in experience at the Rose Bowl Stadium. The Comedy Store, an American comedy club in West Hollywood, is hosting this drive-in featuring performers such as Jeff Ross, Iliza Shlesinger, Brian Simpson, Fortune Feimster (pictured), Donnell Rawlings and more. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Vehicles are parked on a first-come, first-serve basis. Ages 21+ only. See website for additional info. F 8 p.m., Sa 6 p.m. 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, 323.650.6268. thecomedystore.com

Crafting Conversations: Women in Beer

March 28. Cheers to Women’s History Month during Angelic City Brewery’s virtual panel discussion series Crafting Conversations. This series focuses on highlighting the diverse perspectives, experiences, and careers of members in the craft beer community while also serving as an opportunity to increase the visibility of the work, passion and leadership of community members who contribute to the industry. With Women in Beer, this will be the second of four panels and feature five panelists. 5-6 p.m. Free. angelcitybrewery.com

Creative Communal Makers Market at 2ND & PCH

March 28. Head down to Long Beach’s open-air lifestyle center to shop for handcrafted treasures at this curated outdoor market along Seaport Way. Shoppers can look forward to more than 30 local artisans, kids activities, a spring photo op and live music. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free admission. 6400 Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach, 424.217.2337. 2ndandpch.com

Food + Drink

Shake Shack x Benny Blanco Collab

March 26. Don’t miss out on this tasty collaboration between songwriter/producer Benny Blanco and Shake Shack’s West Hollywood location to celebrate Benny’s newest album Friends Keep Secrets 2. Only available this Friday, the featured special is the Benny’s Nacho Burger ($6.99), a cheeseburger topped with queso, Shack ranch sauce with crumbled Cool Ranch Doritos and scallions, and charred serrano salsa verde. Oh, and Benny will also be stopping by the shack to meet with fans! Order the items for pickup via the Shack app or website. 8520 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 323.488.3010. shakeshack.com

Vespertine at Home: Oaxaca

March 26-28. Elevate your tastebuds with chef Jordan Kahn’s latest iteration of Vespertine’s rotating themed take-out menus. This weekend’s special features chef Kahn’s thoughtful take on ancient Oaxacan cuisine—sourced authentically and imported from purveyors in the region weekly. Menu highlights include agua fresca de chilacayote, barbacoa de res from Ojitlán, heirloom corn tortillas a mano and agua de chocolate. Available for pick-up Friday through Sunday. $95 per person. 3599 Hayden Ave., L.A., 323.320.4023. Order Online

Lucques Catering’s Passover Dining Options

March 27. The full-service catering arm of the Lucques Group is celebrating Passover with private catering or a takeout menu by Suzanne Goin with everyone’s favorites for a home Seder dinner—available only on Saturday. All menu items are sold a la carte and are designed to serve four people. There’s also a list of cocktails and wines curated by Caroline Styne available for takeout and delivery as well. Pickup and delivery hours are from noon to 5 p.m. 345 N. Maple Drive, Suite 100, Beverly Hills, 310.800.1789. Order Online

Delucatessen at Emilia

Now Open. Did you hear? There’s a new kid on the block from Tancredi Deluca, famed owner of neighborhood hotspots Amici, Trattoria Amici and Emilia! Delucatessen at Emilia is L.A.’s newest delivery and takeout concept for diners to get a taste of Italy on-the-go. This eatery is inspired by the signature flavors of Deluca’s hometown, the northeastern port city of Trieste. The menu highlights hearty sandwiches made with locally sourced ingredients served on artisanal bread that’s baked in-house daily. M-F 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 8500 Burton Way, L.A., 424.999.4755. delucatessen.com

New Offerings at Destroyer

Now Available. The minimalist daytime cafe presents several new seasonal items in addition to its wide array of takeaway ready-to-eat and dry pantry selections, DIY baking items, and Destroyer Home Goods. New seasonal highlights include Icelandic rye smørrebrød, pistachio custard taiyaki and jam bar (pictured), plus homemade banana-peanut butter dog treats for diners’ four-legged friends. Open daily for outdoor dining, takeout and delivery from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 3578 Hayden Ave., Culver City, 310.360.3860. destroyerla.store

Women Empowerment Dinner at Maestro

Upcoming | March 29. Pasadena’s upscale Mexican restaurant presents an evening of women empowerment and exquisite food to round out the end of Women’s History Month. Maestro’s top-notch chef Jari Gonzalez and chef Naima Wilson—formerly the executive chef for Scopa and Dama—will be serving a four-course prix-fixe for this one-night-only event. Additional highlights include a performance by vocalist and trombonist Whitney Hernandez. Reservations highly recommended; seatings available between 5-9 p.m. 110 E. Union St., Pasadena, 626.787.1512. maestropasadena.comMore Info

Passover Takeout from Huckleberry

Upcoming | March 29-April 4. Celebrate the second most important holy day of the Jewish year with Seder dishes, desserts and dinner packages from Huckleberry Bakery and Cafe. Menu offerings include Creekstone Farms braised beef brisket, potato pancakes, egg noodle kugel, flourless chocolate hazelnut torte and gluten-free coconut macaroons. There’s also two five-course dinner options for four people: braised brisket ($165) or Mary’s organic herb-roasted chicken ($120) with both options including charoset, matzo ball soup, garlic-roasted broccoli and cauliflower, and gluten-free macaroons. 1014 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310.451.2311. huckleberrycafe.com

Arts + Culture

Tango The Musical by Sergei Tumas

March 25-28. Center Theatre Group is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of legendary Argentinian composer and pioneer of “tango nuevo” Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) with virtual performances of Tango The Musical by Sergei Tumas. This Broadway-style dance production features a cast of 11 world-champion Argentine tango couples accompanied by a 10-piece orchestra of Latin Grammy Award-winning tango musicians under the musical direction of pianist Cristian Zárate. See website for showtimes. $10. centertheatregroup.org

Art Break: The Politics of Labor

March 26. Take a break this weekend with Getty Museum’s new online program series that offers unique perspectives on the Getty collections that cover 5,000 years of artworks in the Getty’s collection. This inaugural episode focuses on the role of labor in artworks selected by Los Angeles artist Rodrigo Valenzuela and curator of Latin American Art at the Getty Research Institute, Idurre Alonso. (Pictured: Valenzuela’s Stature #8, 2020.) Noon. Free admission. getty.edu

Brown Sounds

Premieres March 26. L.A. Opera presents a new uplifting digital short Brown Sounds, masterminded by mezzo-soprano Raehann Bryce-Davis and French filmmaker Jérémy Adonis with an all-Black creative team. This production brings poetry, composition, song and dance together to celebrate the Black experience. The dynamic assembly of artists includes fashion designer Allan Virgo, dancer Lateef Williams and pianist Jeanne-Minette Cilliers. Premieres at 11 a.m. laopera.org

Colburn School’s Master Class Series: Flutist Elizabeth Rowe

March 26. Catch a glimpse into the artistic, creative and learning processes between distinguished performing artists and students during Colburn’s master class series. This week’s class will be led by Boston Symphony Orchestra’s principal flutist Elizabeth Rowe, followed by a Q&A hosted by Jim Walker, former principal flute of the L.A. Philharmonic and founder of the jazz quartet Free Flight. 4-6 p.m. Free with registration. colburnschool.edu

Photo credits: 2ND & PCH courtesy The ACE Agency. Benny Blanco and Mark Rosati by Matt Adam. Vespertine by Anne Fishbein. Lucques Catering by Suzanne Lanza. Delucatessen at Emilia by Sydney Yorkshire. Huckleberry by Lindsey Huttrer. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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