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Weekend roundup

May 12-15


BeachLife Festival 2022

May 13-15. Vibe and celebrate by the beach as BeachLife presents a star studded concert line up including Weezer, Smashing Pumpkins, Vance Joy and others. On site activations by Owl’s Brew, who will provide their signature Boozy Tea and fun photo opportunities. Times Vary. 137 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach. Beachlifefestival.com

Josh Johnson Special Taping

May 12. The Bourbon Room in the Hollywood vinyl district is hosting an hour of comedy with LOUD & CLEAR’s Josh Johnson, who turns a session with his therapist into a hilarious routine. Topics cover the mundane to the deeply dramatic, from poverty to the pointlessness of elevator music. All that troubles, excites, and astounds Josh is conveyed in this live taped event. Thursday at 10pm, doors open at 9:15pm. 6356 Hollywood Blvd, 2nd Floor Los Angeles. More Info

United Way of Greater Los Angeles’ Centennial Festival

May 14. United Way will celebrate 100 years of collective service and community impact in L.A. with a festival of special guests and family entertainment, including live music, food trucks, face painting, lawn games and more. Saturday at 11am – 2pm.  Exposition Park, South Lawn. 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles. RSVP

Swimsuits for All Pop-Up

May 12-15. To celebrate the start of swim season, swimwear brand Swimsuits For All will be a doing a pop-up at Third Street Promenade. Sports Illustrated model Camille Kostek will be there for a meet and greet to launch her new collection. All Fit experts offer personalized fitting sessions with a complimentary glass of champagne. Thurs – Sun. Meet + Greet for Camille Kostek is Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm. 1334 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica. More Info


Food + Drink

Poolside Residency “Nouvelles Saveurs”

Now Open. Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel collaborates with Chef T. Nicolas to bring a poolside pop-up “Nouvelles Saveurs.”  The new seasonally-influenced five course menu is designed for summer-tinged dining. Entrees include grilled loup de mer with dungeness crab or wagyu shank with baby artichoke. For dessert, strawberry pistachio mille-feuille with Harry’s berries strawberries and rose syrup. Wed-Sun 5pm-10pm. 9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills. 310.275.5200. RSVP

Mastro’s Ocean Club Opening in DTLA

May 13. Highly acclaimed Mastro’s Ocean Club restaurant opens the doors to it’s new DTLA location. The menu features items such as a raw bar, a two-foot-tall seafood tower and creative sushi selections developed by famed sushi chef Angel Carbajal of Cabo San Lucas’ Niksan. Signature spirits and handcrafted cocktails include smoking lemon drop and cosmo martinis. Open daily, 5pm – 10pm. 1200 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles. mastrosrestaurants.com

Celebrate National Pet Month at Playa Provisions

Open. Helmed by “Top Chef” winner Brooke Williamson, Playa Provisions is a great spot for your pet as you dine by the beach in Playa Del Rey.  Enjoy fresh seafood such as their crispy snapper fillet at dockside or ice cream at Small Batch while eating al fresco with your four-legged friend in the California sunshine with a nice view of the beach. Times Vary. 119 Culver Blvd, Playa del Rey. 310.683.5019. playaprovisions.com

BOA Steakhouse

Open. With locations in West Hollywood and Santa Monica, BOA Steakhouse is a modern restaurant known for its ambient settings, celebrity meet-ups, and top-quality meats. There is a wide variety of prime steaks, such as signature A5 Japanese wagyu, snow beef, and Japanese black wagyu. Compliment the menu with an award-winning wine selection and crafted cocktails. For location and time information, visit boasteak.com

Arts + Culture

A Forest for the Trees

Opens May 13. Showcased at Ace Mission Studios downtown, A Forest for the Trees is a new limited-time immersive exhibition about our relationship with the natural world. Go on an hour-long journey through a surreal forest of magic, music, and wonder—with animatronic performing trees, illusions of fire and interactive sound sculptures tucked within a 28,000-square-foot space. Tickets $10–$50. Wed–Sun 12pm – 6pm. 516 South Mission Road, Los Angeles.   AForestLA.com

LA Phil presents Revueltas and Petrushka

May 12-13. L.A Philharmonic’s conductor Gustavo Dudamel leads two dramatic performances. First will be Silvestre Revueltas’ film score that features a wild, extended section of percussion instruments symbolizing Mayan rituals. Second is Igor Stravinsky’s colorful score, Petrushka, a ballet based on a tale of a magician and his three puppets. Thursday and Friday at 8pm. 111 South Grand Ave, Los Angeles. 323.850.2000. laphil.com

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