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March 9-12


Vinovore Sunsets Tasting for WHM

March 9. Join Vinovore at Silverlake Pool & Inn for a wine tasting event. In honor of Women’s History Month, the guest winemaker is Rachel Silkowski, founder of Say When Wines. The onsite restaurant Marco Polo Trattoria and Bar is offering a free corkage with bottle purchase. A portion of the proceeds will benefit WriteGirl, an LA-based nonprofit organization empowering young girls through creative expression. Thursday, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. 4141 Santa Monica Boulevard, Silver Lake. More Information

Pretty Basic Pop-Up at The Grove

March 11-12 The Grove’s La La Land Cafe’s first-ever meet-and-greet is with Remi Cruz and Alisha Marie, hosts of the award-winning podcast Pretty Basic. The duo has been making waves including a shoutout from Lana Del Rey during her Billboard Women in Music Honoree speech. The cafe will be decked out in all things Pretty Basic, with tons of photo opp moments and La La Land inspired signature coffees. Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. 189 The Grove Dr., Los Angeles. More Information

Celebration & Solidarity: Black History Month Festival 

March 11. Join Downtown Santa Monica and Santa Monica Black Lives Association for a special celebration on the Third Street Promenade. The festival showcases a lineup of live musical performances, including Krayzie Bone of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, comedy rock band Big Daddy, and Gospel artist Betty Griffin. Visit educational exhibits, attend a celebrity panel discussion, and explore local vendors offering African American-made products. Saturday, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. 1351 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica. downtownsm.com

Food + Drinks

Surviving the Menu: The Last of Us Themed Brunch

March 12. Join the Atrium in Los Feliz for a special brunch tribute to HBO Max’s popular series. Inspired by the show’s post-apocalyptic world using organic gourmet mushrooms from Smallhold’s farm. The menu includes mushroom benedict, adobo mushroom chilaquiles, fried oyster and waffle, roasted trumpet banh mi, and blue oyster frittata. Atrium’s bar team has curated two cocktails, Joel (mezcal, mixed mushroom, artichoke, honey, white pepper) and Ellie (gin, lion’s mane, elderflower, sage, lime), as well as a non-alcoholic lion’s mane horchata with or without espresso. Sunday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 1816 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles. Reserve Now

Sunday Rituals at Casa Madera

Starts March 12. Casa Madera launches a monthly spring event with live entertainment and extended hours. The unique menu includes craft and zero-proof cocktails along with specialty food items like the decadent fire and Ice, a prime 32oz porterhouse with flaming garlic butter, lobster stuffed lobster salad, and spiced shrimp and chipotle cocktail, plus the signature Mexican fruit cart. Sunday, 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. 8440 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood. Reserve Now

Flor y Solera

Now Open. This new Spanish tapas bar from Factory Place Hospitality showcases the cuisine of Spain’s 17 regions. The menu features fideus rossejats amb cloïsses, a Catalan toasted noodle dish with clams, and migas camperas, a traditional dish of fried bread and meats from the Meseta. The restaurant’s standalone Sherry Bar, features an array of regional Spanish wines, handcrafted Spanish cocktails, spirit-free libations and a robust beer selection. Times vary. In the Arts District, 1335 E 6th St., Los Angeles. florysolera.com

Holy’s Getting YUMmy

Now Open. YUM LA at Holy Basil in Downtown L.A is back. Formerly a pop-up concept, the Thai seafood night market-style menu is now available on site every Thursday through Saturday night. The menu features classic Southeast Asian seafood stall fare- oysters, fried sturgeon filet, steamed local squid, and steamed mussels which pair well with Holy Basil’s brand new sake and natural wine program. 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 718 South Los Angeles St., Unit A, Los Angeles. Follow and message for reservations HERE

Arts + Culture

Powerful Cello Performance at The Wallis

March 9. Cellist Seth Parker Woods makes his Wallis debut, where audiences will experience his versatile artistry straddling several genres. Woods has collaborated with a range of classical, rock and visual artists. He will be accompanied by pianist and harpist, Andrew Rosenblum. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd. Beverly Hills. thewallis.org

Symphonie fantastique with Mehta

March 10-12. Experience an evening of music as renowned conductor, Zubin Mehta, leads the LA Phil in a performance of Berlioz’s fantastic symphony. This concert brings to life the tale of a drug-addled, love-obsessed artist’s hair-raising conclusion. Mehta opens the concert with George Crumb’s song cycle Ancient Voices of Children, inspired by Federico Garcia Lorca’s poems. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Sunday, 2 p.m. 111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles. laphil.com

PRJCTLA presents “Your Myth Here”

Starts March 11. Douglas Tausik Ryder is a pioneering artist who has explored the realms of mechanization, automation, and AI in his studio artwork. His first solo exhibit at PRJCTLA showcases his unique new technique, combining collage and Artificial Intelligence to create large-scale wooden sculptures. The opening reception is Saturday, from 3 p.m – 7 p.m. 1452 E. Sixth Street, Los Angeles. douglastausikryder.com

Photo credit: Casa Madre Interior, photo credit to AVABLU. The Last of Us Dining Photo, Andre Karimloo. Yum Los Angeles, Candy Krajangsri. Tapas Bar, Gianna Corvinno. Zubin Mehta, LA Phil.

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