Los Angeles

Weekend roundup

September 2-6


Lisa Frank x ORLY Pop-Up photo courtesy Glow Yang PR

Lisa Frank x ORLY Pop-Up

Through Sept. 3. Level up your nail art at ORLY Color Labs with this special pop-up experience celebrating the new ORLY x Lisa Frank collection. With each appointment set at 30 minutes each, guests will receive a basic manicure with up to two accent nails (no gel/acrylic removal; come with bare nails), one set of colors from the collection, one topper and one set of nail wraps of your choice to take home. There will also be a photo booth to capture the magic! Note: This is a limited-edition collection, limited stock available. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $55. 7621 Beverly Blvd., L.A. Appointment

Fans enjoy live outdoor concerts on Jerry Moss Plaza during The Music Center's Summer Soundwaves series_photo credit Stan Lee

“A Night with Juke Bounce Werk” at The Music Center

Sept. 4. Don’t miss the conclusion of The Music Center’s Summer SoundWaves with “A Night with Juke Bounce Werk,” a festival night celebrating dance and music culture of Footwork. The lineup features influencers such as JLin, Kush Jones, DJ SWISHA, DJ Clent and Corey, DJ Noir, Jae Drago, and G Frequent dropping beats with fancy footwork by King Charles and his Creation Global crew. Note: Masks are required in the outdoor concert space. 8 p.m. $20 GA; free for children under 12 (with one adult ticket purchase). 135 N. Grand Ave., L.A., 213.972.7211. musiccenter.org

Chinese American Museum docents will teach guests how to make a paper lantern in a free work_photo courtesy Chinese American Museum

Grand Park’s Easy Mornings

Begins Sept. 4. Ease into your mornings with the Grand Park’s free weekly public program. Each Saturday through September 25, guests can enjoy relaxing and family-friendly activities in a safe outdoor setting, including arts-based workshops, wellness and dance workshops, public art and live DJ entertainment with something for everyone to enjoy. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. 200 N. Grand Ave., L.A., 213.972.8080. grandparkla.org

Labor Day Weekend

Slab Barbecue's Labor Day meal photo courtesy Slab Barbecue

Slab BBQ’s Take-Home Packages

Pickup from Sept. 4-5. Have a Labor Day feast at home with no stress thanks to these Labor Day packages from Slab on West 3rd in Beverly Grove. Hungry patrons can pick from three different holiday take-home packages: The Burt ($90, feeds 4-6), the OK Koral ($159, feeds 10-12), and the Know A Guy ($260, feeds 20). Preorder ASAP and curbside pick-up on Sept. 4-5 (11 a.m.-9 p.m.). $100 for four people. 8136 W. 3rd St., West Hollywood, 310.855.7184. slabbarbecue.com

Lanea's taco and cocktail spread photo courtesy Spin PR Group

Lanea’s All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast and Brunch Tacos

Sept. 4-5. Come hang out at Santa Monica’s Lanea this holiday weekend to enjoy all-you-can-eat breakfast and brunch tacos for just $25! Brunch street tacos include the huevos con chorizo, huevos con bacon, huevos con sausage, huevos con veggie, huevos con queso and the huevos con Beyond Meat—all handmade to order on 100% gluten-free corn tortillas. Patrons can also grab one of Lanea’s popular Picnic Packs that are perfect for a day at the beach. Sa-Su 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 217 Broadway, Santa Monica, 424.265.7437. gotolanea.com

Labor Day Weekend hotdogs at The Waterfront photo courtesy White Oak Communications

Labor Day Menu at The Waterfront

Sept. 6. The beloved beachside destination, situated between Rose and Navy on the famous Venice Beach Boardwalk, presents a special Labor Day menu for fans to come and enjoy. First up on the menu is a fresh seafood tower featuring a dozen Kumiai oysters, a dozen Mexican Gulf shrimp, snow crab claws, ahi tuna crudo, accompanied by saltines, drawn butter, cocktail sauce, and hot sauce. Additional menu highlights include French onion dip & chips, hotdogs (pictured), barbecue chicken skewers and potato salad. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 205 Ocean Front Walk Venice, 424.309.5331. thewaterfrontvenice.com

Food + Drink

The Grant interior photo credit Jakob Layman

The Grant in Glassell Park

Now Open. Wet your whistle at Glassell Park’s newest intimate neighborhood bar The Grant, created by local hospitality veterans Michael Lippman and Joshua Weinstein (co-owners of Echo Park’s Bar Bandini). Named after a 1784 land grant, this bar is the first tenant to open in a historic, multi-use building—now restored and repurposed—on Eagle Rock Boulevard. Expect a range of diverse options to please all tastes, as well as low ABV and no ABV options. The rotating wine list will feature selections that focus on boutique and natural wine producers. Note: Proof of vaccination required to enter. Su-W 4 p.m.-midnight, Th-Sa 4 p.m.-2 a.m. 3515 Eagle Rock Blvd., L.A. More Info

nsoto pop-up at Japanese American Cultural & Community Center featuring Otsukuri with toro, chidai and aji_photo courtesy FWD PR

n/soto Pop-Up at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center

Now Open. Experience a limited-time, nine-course omakase-style tasting menu from California-Japanese izakaya, n/soto, at the JACCC. With this location being used as temporary residency, this menu will be a preview of the a la carte dishes to come at n/soto’s opening in Mid-City later this fall. Note: Proof of vaccination and photo ID required upon arrival. Seatings W-Sa (5:30 p.m., 5:45 p.m, 8:30 p.m., 8:45 p.m.) $125 per person. 244 S. San Pedro St., L.A., 323.879.9455. n-soto.com | Reservations

Viceroy L’Ermitage's Library Lounge photo courtesy Viceroy L’Ermitage

French 75 Fridays at Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills

Every Friday. Kick-start your weekend with French 75 Fridays at Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills, which is part of the property’s “Live Jazz and Library Libations” series in the Library Lounge. While listening to live jazz, hotel guests and local L.A. residents alike can enjoy finely crafted cocktails with Hennessy Cognacs in the hotel’s elegant Library Lounge. Listen to smooth jazz sounds and imbibe in cocktails such as The 1948 Classic, Garden Spritz and The French 150. 6-9 p.m. 9291 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, 310.278.3344. viceroyhotelsandresorts.com | Tickets

Arts + Culture

John Williams BLUE-Gracol_photo courtesy LA Philharmonic

John Williams: Maestro of the Movies

Sept. 3-5. Grab your tickets to witness legendary composer John Williams’ return to the Hollywood Bowl for this beloved annual celebration of music from the movies. The Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted both by David Newman and Williams himself, will perform a thrilling program of cinematic hits, including some selections presented with film clips. Gates open two hours before the concert begins. F-Sa 8 p.m., Su 7:30 p.m. $23-$92. 2301 N. Highland Ave., L.A., 323.850.2000. hollywoodbowl.com

Maria Elena Altany as the Bird Mother in "Birds in the Moon" photo credit Erin Baiano

Birds in the Moon

Through Sept. 4. Opera fans, rejoice! The Broad Stage presents a new mobile, theatrical chamber opera—performed inside and on top of a specially designed shipping container—by Mark Grey and Júlia Canosa i Serra. This fantastical story features live music, soundscapes and video projections that convey the urgency and hope that the Bird-Mother experiences as she protects her young daughter from menacing forces that threaten to derail their journey. This event is presented outdoors on Santa Monica Lot #27, located at the corner of Arizona and 5th Street. 7 p.m. $25-$75. thebroadstage.org

Photo credits: Lisa Frank x ORLY Pop-Up courtesy Glow Yang PR. Jerry Moss Plaza at The Music Center by Stan Lee. Grand Park’s Easy Mornings courtesy Chinese American Museum. Lanea courtesy Spin PR Group. The Waterfront courtesy White Oak Communications. The Grant by Jakob Layman. n/soto courtesy FWD PR. John Williams courtesy LA Philharmonic. “Birds in the Moon” by Erin Baiano. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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