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Weekend roundup

September 23-26


1932 Chrysler Imperial Convertible photo courtesy The Original Farmers Market

Gilmore Heritage Auto Show

Sept. 25. Start your engines and cruise over to the Original Farmers Market for the return of the annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show. This extraordinary representation of California car culture will include nearly 50 American classics, customs, hot rods and trucks. Among those in the lineup are a 1932 Chrysler Imperial Convertible (pictured), a 1934 Ford Coupe and a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air from the Petersen Automotive Museum. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Open to the public. 6333 W. 3rd St., L.A., 323.933.9211. farmersmarketla.com

Lamb and vegetarian empanadas photo courtesy Impastiamo

Virtual Cooking Class: Lamb and Vegetarian Empanadas

Sept. 26. During Hispanic Heritage Month, the online virtual cooking class platform Impastiamo has partnered up with Drizly (alcohol delivery service) to create a series of cooking and mixology classes, as well as video recipes, to discover the culinary and drink traditions of Latin America. This week’s cooking class will be hosted by chef Gaston Storace, live from live from Buenos Aires, Argentina, who will show participants how to make one of Argentina’s most popular dish: empanadas. 10-11:30 a.m. Free with RSVP. impastiamoclasses.com

Food + Drink

Sycamore pastry from Sightglass Coffee photo courtesy Sightglass Coffee

Sightglass in Hollywood

Reopens Sept. 24. Enjoy your morning cup of joe or a relaxing lunch at sibling-owned coffee company’s Hollywood location. Reopening this Friday, Sightglass is introducing indoor dining and a new café menu from executive chef/pastry chef Jillian Bartolome. During the morning, guests are greeted with housemade sourdough bagels, croissants and cinnamon rolls, along with breakfast sandwiches and Straus yogurt with granola. Sandwiches, salads and bowls, and croissants abound for casual lunches or to-go. Prepared items are also offered in conjunction. Open daily 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 7051 Willoughby Ave., Hollywood, 323.763.8588. sightglasscoffee.com

The Bungalow Kitchen's main dining room photo courtesy Outshine PR

The Bungalow Kitchen’s New Wine Program

Now Available. Cheers to award-winning sommelier and writer Ryan Kraemer joining The Bungalow Kitchen team as its sommelier. Guests can now enjoy a curated wine list, courtesy of Kraemer, featuring everything from elegant Champagnes to everyday options. The new wine program boasts a selection of ‘Sommelier Secrets’ which includes rare and exclusive wines from around the globe including a Thymiopoulos ‘Young Vines’ Xinomavro from Naoussa, Greece and a Heinrich ‘Leithaberg’ Blaufrankisch from Burgenland, Austria. 6400 Pacific Coast Hwy., Suite 200, Long Beach, 562.719.9400. bungalowkitchen.com

The Belvedere's outdoor terrace space at Peninsula Beverly Hills photo courtesy Peninsula Beverly Hills

Live Jazz Trio and Brunch at The Belvedere

Now Available. Elevate your weekend brunch experience with a live jazz trio performance at the newly re-opened Belvedere. While listening to the smooth relaxing notes, enjoy the restaurant’s new menu that highlights French cuisine with a quintessential Beverly Hills flare. Diners can indulge in a smoked-salmon flatbread or a refined, salty Croque madame, each of which can be paired with midday refreshments, such as champagne or a lemon, egg-white libation Eau de Lavande. Brunch is available Sa-Su 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; the Jazz Trio plays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.975.2736. peninsula.com

Arts + Culture

Raehann Bryce-Davis as Azucena in LA Opera's 2021 production of "Il Trovatore" photo by Cory Weaver/LA Opera

Il Trovatore

Sept. 25. L.A. Opera opens its 2021/22 season with Giuseppe Verdi’s Il Trovatore, marking its official return to fully staged productions for in-person audiences for the first time since March 2020. The story follows two brothers who find themselves fighting on opposite sides of a war … and for the love of the same woman. In addition to this in-person performance (three more in October), LA Opera will livestream two performances (Oct. 3 and 6) for viewers to access from the comfort of their homes. 7:30 p.m. Tickets begin at $19. 135 N. Grand Ave., L.A., 213.972.8001. laopera.org

James Blake photo by Max Montgomery

James Blake at the Hollywood Bowl

Sept. 25. Grab your tickets to watch Grammy-winning British singer and producer expand his unique—and emotionally bracing—electronic music perform with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and conductor Thomas Wilkins for his Hollywood Bowl debut. Note: Starting Sept. 24, proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the concert will be required for everyone attending. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., concert begins at 8 p.m. 2301 N. Highland Ave., L.A., 323.850.2000. hollywoodbowl.com

Artist Ian Schuler working on the mural at Porticos Art Space with his son_photo courtesy Arroyo Repertory Theatre

New Mural at Porticos Art Space

Opens Sept. 25. Come to the official unveiling of the first and newest mural, created by L.A.-based artist Ian Schule, at Porticos Art Space on the grounds of St. James United Methodist Church. Guests are welcome to take photos and find out what else Arroyo Repertory Theatre will have in store for the coming months. Additional event highlights include a Q+A reception with refreshments, music performances by Nick Crow and Rusty Tinder, and more. 5 p.m. Open to the public. 2033 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena, 626.689.6256. arroyorepertory.org

Photo credits: The Bungalow Kitchen courtesy Outshine PR. Raehann Bryce-Davis as Azucena in “Il Trovatore” by Cory Weaver/LA Opera. James Blake by Max Montgomery. Artist Ian Schuler courtesy Arroyo Repertory Theatre. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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