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Weekend roundup

September 17-20


Mélisse x Citrin Dinner and Movie

Sept. 17-20. Chef Josiah Citrin presents a special five-course takeaway weekend menu dedicated to chef David Kinch; his three-Michelin-starred restaurant Manresa; and the virtual premiere of A Chef’s Voyage. The menu features dishes such as heirloom tomato tart and Provençàl-crusted rack of lamb with dessert from renowned pastry chef Sherry Yard. Along with the menu, guests will receive a viewing link to watch A Chef’s Voyage from home. 5-7 p.m. $75 per person. 1104 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310.395.0881. Pre-order

Cinemauto Drive-In Movie Experience

Sept. 18-19. Hop in your car and head to Chinatown for Cinemauto’s immersive drive-in movie experience. This event series brings together community, art, culture, fashion, food and entertainment while supporting local businesses, artists, and non-profit organizations. Kicking off weekend one is a showing of the 1997 film Selena to honor, celebrate and amplify Hispanic filmmakers for Hispanic Heritage Month. 6-9 p.m. $115 GA for two, $160+ VIP for two, $60 for a single add-on ticket. 713 N. Hill St., Los Angeles. cinemauto.net

AKT x Platform Pop-Up

Sept. 19. Get your heart racing and feet moving at AKT’s outdoor pop-up workout classes at the Platform Park in Culver City. Attendees can expect a full-body workout that combines cardio dance intervals with strength and toning. Sign up for one of two classes and receive a free pass to the grand opening of AKT West L.A. or AKT West Hollywood. Bring your own mat, towel and water bottle to avoid any shared equipment. 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. $15 per class. Platform Park, 8820 Washington Blvd., Culver City. Tickets

Barry’s Outdoors at Beverly Center

Now Open. For those who miss going to the gym, check out Barry’s first outdoor studio with treadmills at Beverly Center. Located in the valet parking lot on the first floor of the Center, each class is structured like a traditional Barry’s workout using weights, bands and treadmills for 50 minutes. Classes run daily with six classes per day. 8500 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, 310.854.0070. barrys.com | More Info

Alfresco Shop and Dine

Every Saturday. Take a stroll down Montana Avenue’s eclectic mix of distinctive shops, cafes, and spas for expanded summer dining experiences and services with alfresco parklets! Happening each Saturday through October 31, Alfresco Shop and Dine offers visitors and locals the chance to support local businesses offering in outdoor shopping, sidewalk sales and alfresco seating. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. montanaave.com


CAP UCLA Free Digital Stage

Begins Sept. 17. Kick start the fall season with UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance—virtually! CAP UCLA programs will be streamed online for free with RSVP through the end of the year. These are new works commissioned by CAP UCLA and specifically created for its digital stage. Highlights include Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare: At Home; the new literary series L.A. Omnibus; a piano sonata by Philip Glass; and The Tune In Festival. See website for more info. cap.ucla.edu

Food + Drink

Rosh Hashanah 5781

Sept. 18. Chef Suzanne Tracht and Jar present Rosh Hashanah 5781 to celebrate the Jewish New Year. In the menu, Suzanne includes many of her classics (and her favorites), adding some traditional Eastern European Jewish flavors. The menu is available to enjoy on Jar’s Sidewalk Dining or for takeout and delivery. To pre-order for takeout, call or email info@thejar.com by Thursday. Reservations highly recommended. 5:30 p.m. $65 per person. 8225 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, 323.655.6566. thejar.com

Spire 73

Reopens Sept. 18. Elevate your evenings on the tallest open-air bar in the Western Hemisphere. Located on the 73rd floor of Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown, Spire 73 welcomes patrons back (on a reservations-only basis) to enjoy the delicious cocktails and a new menu of entree-style dishes—from filet frites and kale & wild mushroom ravioli to sweet treats such as tiramisu or coca de dulce de leche. Open daily 5 p.m.-midnight. 900 Wilshire Blvd., 73rd Floor, Los Angeles, 213.688.7777. spire73.com

Korean Tasting Menu

Through Sept. 19. Explore Korean culture and cuisine during Bacari West 3rd and aT America’s alfresco dining experience. The limited-time tasting menu is offered alongside Bacari’s usual dinner menu, and is available for takeout and delivery. Featured dishes include Korean pear salad, kimchi pasta, spicy garlic wings and red ginseng ice cream. On Saturday, 50% of proceeds from the entire Korean tasting menu (any food item/drink order) will be donated to the California Fire Foundation. 5-9 p.m. 8030 W. 3rd St. #3/4, Los Angeles, 323.452.9149. Reservations |

Weekend Brunch at Noble Bird Rotisserie

Now Available. Calling all brunch fans! The family-owned eatery welcomes hungry patrons to taste its all-new brunch menu. Enjoy menu items such as a breakfast bowl, breakfast sando, avocado toast (with shishito peppers, yuzu and something chef is excited about called buzz bud), plus a take on a michelada—but with Korean chili G-sauce. Don’t miss out on the mimosas and something called the Bromosa, which is a combo of beer and orange juice! For those with a sweet tooth, there’s blueberry french toast and olive oil cake with fresh berry compote. See website for hours. 2nd and PCH, 6460 E. Coast Hwy., Suite 125, Long Beach, 562.431.0445. noblebirdrotisserie.com

Arts + Culture

Coffee with Conlon

Sept. 18. The L.A. Opera’s LAO at Home series invites fans of the performing arts to watch the company’s beloved music director James Conlon host his newest episode of “Coffee with Conlon” this Saturday—over a fresh cup of joe. The chat will be viewable on LAO at Home’s homepage or on its Facebook page. You can even tune in to past episodes here. 10 a.m. Free. laopera.org

If Truth Be Told

Sept. 18-20. Have a laugh during this raucous evening of comic stories, told by actress/humorist Jennifer Brown who has seen a few things. Follow her adventures as she recounts tales from her early days of encountering life. What exactly is “the truth”? And when you are asked to tell the truth, whose truth do you stand in? Proceeds will benefit The Hollywood Food Coalition. F-Sa 8 p.m., Su 2 p.m. $3. hollywoodfringe.org

Style + Beauty

UPDATE on Thursday at 1:48 p.m. — We’ve been notified that this pop-up has closed early.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Open-Air Pop-Up

Through Sept. 21. In case you didn’t know, Anastasia Beverly Hills—best known for its eyebrow products—has a pop-up located in Santa Monica Place’s Center Plaza on Level 1! The beauty pop-up shop offers prestige cosmetics, new products and exclusive deals on signature brow pencils, makeup palettes, gift sets and more. M-Sa 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Su noon-6 p.m. 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, santamonicaplace.com

Photo credits: Rosh Hashanah 5781 by Anne Fishbein. Spire 73 photo courtesy J Public Relations. Korean Tasting Menu courtesy JS2 PR. Noble Bird Rotisserie by Mora Film Co. All other images are courtesy of the venues.

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