Los Angeles

Weekend roundup

March 30 – April 2


L.A Beer Festival

April 1. Join the LA Beer Fest for a day-long celebration of America’s favorite beverage, featuring samples from over 80 breweries, food trucks and live music. Choose between general admission or connoisseur’s ticket, the latter offering exclusive beers, event deck, private bathrooms, and more. Saturday, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. 450 S Bixel St, Los Angeles. Get Tickets Now

Tastemaster 2023

April 2. The sixth annual Masters of Taste at the historic Rose Bowl presents food and drink offerings from 100 culinary and beverage masters, including renowned chefs Michael Reed of Soulmate WeHo and Isaias Pena from Hank’s. Enjoy beverages from 25 spirit brands, local craft beer and wines at the 50-yard-line cocktail bar. Live entertainment will be provided. Proceeds benefit Union Station Homeless Services. GA $155; upgrade to VIP for $255. per person. Sunday, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena. mastersoftastela.com

Food + Drinks

Drinks and Tacos with Mark Wahlberg

March 31. Join Roadside Taco Studio City for a guest bartending session with actor Mark Wahlberg and entrepreneur Aron Marquez, promoting their Flecha Azul tequila. Roadside’s signature tacos are only $1 with $7 Flecha Azul margaritas. Starts this Friday, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. 10628 Ventura Blvd, Studio City. roadsidetaco.com

Loreto – Barra de Peninsula

Now Open. Named after the first colonial settlement in Baja, Loreto is a new Mexican restaurant featuring seafood with bold and spicy flavors influenced by native Spanish, Japanese and Chinese ingredients. The bar program showcases fresh citrus and highly seasoned spirit-forward cocktails, utilizing agave distillates and a rotating selection of small-batch mezcal, destilado di agave, raicilla, and sotol. Thursday – Monday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. 1991 Blake Ave., Los Angeles. loreto.la

Famed BH Restaurant Reopens

Now Open. La Dolce Vita, the renowned Hollywood hangout in Beverly Hills, has reopened with classic Italian-American favorites and a contemporary twist using ingredients from Italy and seasonal California produce. Their beverage program features updated classic cocktails and a wine list including low-intervention vintages from Italy and France, champagne, aged ports, sherries, and madeira. Tuesday – Thursday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. 9785 S. Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills. More Info

Arts + Culture

Cirque Du Soleil’s Corteo is In Full Swing

Now Playing. The latest production by Cirque Du Soleil presents a cheerful and celebratory procession conceived by a clown. The show immerses viewers in a theatrical realm of amusement, highlighting the clown’s power and fragility, and showcasing his wisdom and benevolence, embodying the human qualities present within us all. Times vary per event. 777 Chick Hearn Ct, Los Angeles. cirquedusoleil.com

Clay LA

April 1-2. Explore unique handcrafted pieces from over 30 ceramic studios and artists at Craft Contemporary’s annual celebration of clay. Vendors will be in the museum’s courtyard as well as the pop-up shop. Participate in a handcraft workshop (1-3:30pm) and bring home your own air-dry clay project. Saturday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 5814 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles. craftcontemporary.org

Together in Time: Selections from the Hammer Contemporary Collection

Now Open. This spring, the Hammer Museum has several new exhibitions and spaces to showcase, such as a new lobby, sculpture garden, and a new Wilshire-facing gallery. The main gallery showcases over 70 works by renowned artists such as John Baldessari, Lee Bontecou, and Mark Bradford. Other highlights include rotating video exhibitions, an exhibit of Chinese photography and videos from the Haudenschild Collection, a solo show by Karon Davis, a Sanford Biggers sculpture, and a Rita McBride installation featuring high-intensity laser beams in a dark chamber. Tuesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 10899 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles. hammer.ucla.edu

Photo credit: Loreto by Jakob Layman. Rita McBride: Particulates, The Hammer Museum. Rose Bowl Festivities, Master of Taste. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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