Los Angeles

Weekend roundup

May 13-16


Makers Market L.A.

May 15. Shop small and local at this new pop-up artisan market, which is setting up at dairy-and meat-free Jewel restaurant in Silver Lake. Attendees can peruse through more than 20 vendors—all unique, original and sustainable—while listening to Matcab spinning vinyl, and enjoy eats by Jewel. Face masks/coverings are required. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free entry with ticket registration. Jewel, 654 N. Hoover St., Silver Lake. makersmarketla.com | Tickets

Zella x Dance Church Dance Fitness

May 15. Get your body moving with Zella, a Nordstrom-made active brand, along with dance-fitness experience Dance Church for a series of virtual and in-person events all summer long. This Saturday kicks off the live events at The Atrium at Westfield Century City with inclusive workouts designed for all experience levels, activities, and a fun shopping and personalization experience in the Zella pop-up shop. Classes at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.; each class is about 55 minutes long. Free or upgrade for a Zella outfit. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A. westfield.com

Shine Studio Pop-Up

May 16. Kick-start your morning with a high-intensity workout with Shine Studio at The Point. Taking place outdoors, this HIIT The Floor full-body workout is an optimal mix of cardio and strength designed to make you break a sweat! Participants will need to bring a mat, a towel and water. Pre-registration required. Check-in: 9:30 a.m.; Class: 10 a.m. 850 S. Coast Hwy., El Segundo, 310.316.0997. thepointsb.com

Food + Drink

Prix-Fixe Tasting Menu at République

May 13. Elevate your Thursday evening with République’s weekly prix-fixe tasting menu. The modern French-inspired concept’s tasting menu this week features Parmesan grissini, kanpachi crudo, wild ramp and potato soup, just-baked Margarita’s baguette, Marin Sun Farms Heritage pork belly (pictured), Anson Mills creamy polenta, Snake River Farms wagyu beef, and dark chocolate cake. Reservations available via OpenTable. 6-9 p.m. $130 per person, additional $70-$95 for wine pairings. 624 S. La Brea Ave, L.A., 310.362.6115. republiquela.com

Breakfast Republic

Now Open. Start your mornings off right with brekkie from SoCal’s fastest-growing, non-franchised breakfast concept, now officially set up in West Hollywood. Bringing the same beloved morning dishes found at its San Diego and Irvine locations, WeHo’s hungry brunchers can enjoy creative renditions of breakfast favorites such as crab and crawfish cake Benedict, jalapeño bacon cheddar sausage omelet, veggie breakfast tostadas (pictured), lemon-coconut pancakes and more. Open daily 7 a.m.-3 p.m. 7141 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 500, West Hollywood, 310.774.0210. breakfastrepublic.com

National Burger Month at STK

Through May 31. In case you didn’t know, May is National Burger Month and the One Group’s renowned steakhouse STK is offering customers its signature wagyu burger and fries for $7.99—for takeout and delivery only. The burger consists of a 7-ounce wagyu patty, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and a special sauce. See website to make an online order. Open daily 11 a.m.-10 p.m. W Los Angeles – West Beverly Hills hotel, 930 Hilgard Ave., L.A., 310.659.3535. stksteakhouse.com

Arts + Culture

Poetry Reading of Nikkei Uncovered

May 13. Join Japanese American National Museum for its second annual virtual poetry reading with a powerful lineup of poets previously featured in Discover Nikkei’s Nikkei Uncovered: a poetry column, hosted by author, poet and performer Traci Kato-Kiriyama (pictured). This year, there will be pairs of poets—each with their own unique relationship—reading works in conversation with each other. Kato-Kiriyama will also provide prompts for audience members to write and reflect on. 6-7:30 p.m. Free with RSVP required; $10 suggested donation. janm.org

Jazz at LACMA: Lynne Fiddmont

May 14. Calling all jazz fans! This year marks the 30th season of Jazz at LACMA, celebrating L.A.’s finest jazz musicians. While the in-person concert series is currently on hold, join LACMA for virtual concert experiences featuring music and interviews hosted by LACMA’s Mitch Glickman. This week’s concert and interview will highlight multifaceted singer, songwriter, arranger and producer Lynne Fiddmont. 6-7 p.m. Free with RSVP. lacma.org

Ai Weiwei: Trace

Opens May 15. Skirball Cultural Center reopens to the public with SoCal debut of large-scale installation Ai Weiwei: Trace, on view through August 1. Created by Ai Weiwei, one of China’s most provocative and socially engaged living artists, the installation features 83 of the work’s original portraits that were all assembled by hand and made of thousands of plastic LEGO bricks. These portraits represent people from more than 25 countries, past and present, including Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Chelsea Manning, along with many more. Advance timed-entry tickets required. 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., L.A., 310.440.4500. skirball.org


May 15. Tune in to watch live video premiere of Dorothea, the latest project from composer, singer, bandleader and two-time Grammy nominated recording artist Ted Hearne (pictured). This contemporary performance is an explosive post-pop song cycle embodying the poems of award-winning American poet Dorothea Lasky with synth beats, rhapsodic textures and the heavenly vocals of electronic musician Eliza Bagg (aka Lisel). 7 p.m. Free. cap.ucla.edu

Photo credits: Traci Kato-Kiriyama courtesy Traci Kato-Kiriyama. Lynne Fiddmont courtesy Lynne Fiddmont. Installation views of “Ai Weiwei: Trace” by Robert Wedemeyer. “Dorothea” by Jen Rosenstein. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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