Los Angeles

Weekend roundup

May 27-31


Summer Sounds on the Plaza

May 27-28. Summer is here and live music is back at The Original Farmers Market! Summer Sounds on the Plaza returns on Thursday with modern world guitar with Carbe & Durance from Incendio on Thursday (pictured) and then Dave Stuckey and the Hot House Gang on Friday for a little 1930s swing. Following this week, come back every Thursday and Friday through June 25 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. to enjoy a great mix of musical genres while you shop, dine and relax at the Original Farmers Market. 6333 W. 3rd St., L.A., 323.933.9211. farmersmarketla.com

Jean-Pascal Florist

Opens May 29. Brighten your day or a loved one’s with luxurious flower arrangements from ROW DTLA’s newest tenant Jean-Pascal Florist. Founded in 2010 by Montreal-born, French floral designer Jean-Pascal Lemire (pictured), this eponymous full-service florist takes a contemporary approach to classic florals focusing on color and density. In addition to serving as a creative studio for Jean-Pascal himself, the retail side of the space also offers a curated vase emporium, candles, books and seasonal topiaries. Tu-Sa 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Monday by appointment only). 1318 E. 7th St., M1, Suite 148, downtown. rowdtla.com

The Super Villainz Tap Dance Park

Through May 30. The Music Center invites the public for a week-long celebration of National Tap Dance Day (May 25) at Jerry Moss Plaza. Guests can tap dance outdoors on with five different types of tap boards creating a new and unique dance playground. Beginners and pros are welcomed as no tap dancing experience or tap shoes is necessary. Tap guides—sourced by local tap schools—are available for selected time slots to offer tips and show you some moves. Each reservation slot is 30 minutes and can be reserved for up to four people. Open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Free advance reservations. musiccenter.org

Food + Drink

National Hamburger Day at Haute Mess

May 28. Celebrate National Hamburger Day by stopping in for a bite of the Mess Burger from European-inspired market and cafe Haute Mess. The burger special features a signature blend beef patty, fresh tomato, cheddar cheese, lettuce and caramelized onions with bacon aioli. In addition to the burger, Haute Mess also offers an extensive selection of sweet and savory products, wine, ready-to-be-made pasta and sauces, plus 12 wholesome sandwiches (cheekily named after cocktails) that can be made at the sandwich bar. Open daily 7 a.m.-9 p.m. 7673 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 323.621.4556. hautemess.la

Roca Pizza

Opens May 28. Get a slice of an elevated fast-casual interpretation of Roman-style street food pizza—al taglio which translates to “by-the-cut”—from the new pop-up experience Roca at The Americana at Brand. This weekend, guests will enjoy a limited menu of pizzas with outdoor patio dining and cuts or pans to-go, with delivery options available in the coming weeks. Pizzas are available by-the-cut, with half- or full-pan options, as well as several specialty pie options. The pop-up serves as a prelude to two Roca brick-and-mortar locations opening in this fall on L.A.’s Westside. 769 Americana Way, Glendale. rocapizza.com

AAPI-Themed Dinner at ReMix Kitchen Bar

Through May 29. Celebrate AAPI month with chef Ross Pangilinan’s special five-course Filipino-inspired tasting menu at ReMix in Long Beach Exchange. The feast starts with tuna marinated in spicy vinegar and ginger, coconut lime dressing, bell pepper, red onion, avocado and chicharron; followed by a crispy-skin barramundi with tamarind broth and vegetables confit (pictured). Next is pork cheek adobo and then the beef steak with a classic Filipino sauce toyomansi. Save room for the tropical verrine. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to OCAPICA. $75 per person. 3860 Worsham Ave., Long Beach, 562.421.0200. remixlb.com

Dr. Shica’s Bakery

Now Open. Treat yourself to Dr. Shica Little’s signature Southern sweets and custom creations—one of “Oprah’s Favorite Things”—at her first brick-and-mortar bakery in Westfield Culver City. Guests can delight in desserts such as the “Almost Famous” brownies, lemon drop cookies, Debra’s red velvet cake, signature boxes and even a new line of plant-based vegan desserts. M-Th 11 a.m.-8 p.m., F-Sa 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Su 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 6000 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City. drshicasbakery.com

New Concept and Menu at E.P. Restaurant

Reopened. The flagship E.P. Restaurant at E.P. & L.P. in West Hollywood makes its grand debut as a re-imagined modern American and New World-inspired eatery. During its lengthy 419-day hiatus, E.P. Restaurant’s team re-concepted the space from head to toe in its sixth year of operation. Guests can enjoy new dinner menu items such as dry-aged Baja tuna crudo, anchovy toast, house ricotta cheese, steamed Loch Etive trout and spicy twice-cooked organic Sonoma red chicken. M-F 6 p.m.-midnight, Sa-Su 6 p.m.-2 a.m. 603 N. Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 310.855.9955. eplosangeles.com

Arts + Culture

Gallup (Na’nízhoozhí)

Premieres May 28. Tune in to LA Opera’s next Digital Short, Gallup (Na’nízhoozhí), which premieres online this Friday. Created by filmmaker Blackhorse Lowe and filmed in the city of Gallup, New Mexico—called Na’nízhoozhí in the Navajo language and known as the ceremonial capital of Native America—the short features newly commissioned music from composer Matthew Aucoin—his first return to LA Opera since Eurydice—and poetry by Jake Skeets. 11 a.m. laopera.org

Dance at Dusk

May 30. Leading the way for the reopening of the performing arts complex, The Music Center launches its new outdoor dance series, Dance at Dusk. Following all L.A. County Public Health guidelines, Dance at Dusk starts with the debut of “The Super Villainz: A Tap Dance Act for the Modern Age,” featuring top international hoofers Dormeshia, Jason Samuels Smith and Derick K. Grant (through May 30). Artists will perform on a new outdoor stage built on Jerry Moss Plaza. Tickets for in-person viewing are currently sold out, but the Sunday evening performance will be streamed free at 7:30 p.m. for the public on the website. musiccenter.org

Sunday Live with Cristina Montes Mateo

May 30. Join LACMA for a virtual concert featuring harpist Cristina Montes Mateo—recognized as one of the leading harpists of her generation. Watch Mateo perform Spanish music for solo harp including Salvador Brotons: Sonata, Op. 156 (premiere), and de Falla: Danza española n.1 from “La vida breve.” 6-7 p.m. Free with RSVP. lacma.org

Getty Center

Reopened. Great news! The Getty Center is now reopen to a limited number of visitors with free reservations. Inside the Getty Center, there will be specific one-way routes and other measures in place to ensure the safety of visitors and staff. Look forward to the newly acquired painting of Lucretia by Artemisia Gentileschi, and special exhibits of photography and other media. Tu-Su 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free with parking for $20; timed-entry reservation temporarily required. 1200 Getty Center Drive, L.A., 310.440.7300. getty.edu

Photo credits: The Music Center’s The Super Villainz Tap Dance Park by Will Tee Yang/The Music Center. ReMix courtesy FWD PR. Dr. Shica by Jakob Layman. E.P. Restaurant by Daniel Collopy. “Gallup” photo still courtesy Blackhorse Lowe. “The Super Villainz” by Christopher Duggan. Cristina Montes Mateo courtesy Cristina Montes Mateo. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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