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Weekend roundup

September 24-27


Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Hammer Forum: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Legacy and the Supreme Court’s Future

Sept. 24. To say Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a profound impact on American law and life would be an understatement. This special, virtual program features an influential lineup of guest speakers who consider some of the late Justice’s most significant contributions to our society—such as her early work as an advocate for gender equality—as well as the upcoming battle over her now-vacant Supreme Court seat. 5 p.m. Free, RSVP required. hammer.ucla.edu

L.A. Design Festival

Sept. 24-27. Celebrate our city’s rich design culture and talent during the 10th annual L.A. Design Festival. While this year’s event takes a virtual turn, ROW DTLA anchors the festival both on screen and off, playing host to a series of vitrines (window installations) from revered L.A. designers in select storefronts, and serves as the backdrop for the festival’s web-based seminars and discussions. Installations will be on view from the safety of your own homes via video tour or visitors can stroll by at their own leisure through the month of October. Registration required. ladesignfestival.org

Carpool Cinema and Drive-Thru Red Carpet

Sept. 25-26. Calling all movie buffs! Catalina Film Festival returns to Long Beach with two ways to celebrate its 10-year anniversary. The first is the carpool cinema and drive-thru red carpet event this weekend at the Scottish Rite Event Center, and a virtual film fest streaming globally on the Catalina Film Fest Channel through Sept. 27. Tickets for the carpool cinema events are $40 per vehicle. All-access streaming passes for the Catalina Film Festival Channel are $125 and include 119 official selections. Individual film tickets are available for $12. 855 Elm Ave., Long Beach. catalinafilm.org

Food + Drink

California Coast Tasting Menu

Sept. 24. Elevate date night with a special Redbird tasting menu by chef Neal Fraser celebrating our great state served socially distanced on the upstairs balconies in the open air with stunning views of the DTLA cityscape and Vibiana. While indulging in delectable dishes, such as the Santa Barbara prawns (pictured), guests can opt in for wine pairings by wine director Josh Wibbenmeyer. Wine by the glass and cocktails by bar director Tobin Shea are also available. Seating is limited, reservations required. 7 p.m. $225, additional $100 for wine pairings. 114 E. 2nd St., Los Angeles, 213.788.1191. redbird.la | Reservations

Glendora Public Market

Opens Sept. 26. Come hungry to the opening weekend of the San Gabriel Valley’s long-awaited 19,000-square-foot food hall! The former Wonder Bread site debuts a rehabbed interior and exterior that preserves the rich history of the neighborhood and the authenticity of the space it occupies, while bringing together a curated mix of some of Southern California’s most beloved, local food and drink purveyors. Vendors include Smog City Brewing (taproom), Dog Haus, Bushi, Portside Fish Co. and The Taco Man, among many others. 905 E. Arrow Hwy., Glendora, 626.657.8927. glendorapublicmarket.com

National Dumpling Day

Sept. 26. Get your chopsticks ready because it’s National Dumpling Day on Saturday! To celebrate this delicious day, Cali Dumpling Delivery is offering a complimentary bottle of its dipping sauce with a purchase of any bag of its handcrafted Chinese dumplings (30 per bag!) now through Sept. 26 with the code DUMPLINGDAY. Each order come with easy-to-follow instructions on how to boil, steam or pan-fry the dumplings. See website for list of neighborhoods Cali Dumpling delivers to. calidumplingdelivery.com

Yom Kippur Menu at Akasha

Sept. 26-27. For those who celebrate the most holy day on the Jewish calendar, preorder the New American farm-to-table eatery’s holiday menu by 4 p.m. on September 25 for curbside pick-up or delivery. Dishes offered include arugula, pear and pomegranate salad; olive oil and sesame seed challah; Moroccan chicken and quince; and poached Faroe Island salmon. All food comes fully cooked but chilled and is ready for re-heating or serving cold. Heating instructions provided with each order. Pick up on Saturday 2-7 p.m. or Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 9543 Culver Blvd., Culver City, 310.845.1700. akasharestaurant.com

Jazz Brunch at Theía

Every Saturday. The new Greek restaurant and lounge in the Beverly Grove area invites brunchgoers and jazz fans to enjoy contemporary Greek favorites accompanied by lively jazz musicians each Saturday through December. In addition to the customizable bloody mary menu, bottomless bellinis and mimosas, brunch highlights include pita Benedict; the Theía burger; spanakopita and eggs; and lemon ricotta pancakes. 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 8048 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, 323.591.0059. theia-la.com

Arts + Culture

Jug’s World + Sanctuary Collage Workshop

Sept. 26. The California African American Museum (CAAM) presents this family-friendly program featuring artist and storyteller Elise R. Peterson of Jug’s World. Inspired by the CAAM exhibition Sanctuary, watch Peterson encourage children to consider the relationships between themselves, nature and the concept of home during this workshop. Gather everyday objects from home—as well as leaves, sticks, pods, petals and other things found in nature—and transform them into a world of your own through collage. 2-3:30 p.m. Free with RSVP. caamuseum.org

Romantics Anonymous

Sept. 26-28. Miss watching live musical performances? You’re in luck! Thanks to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, audiences can watch the virtual U.S. premiere of the award-winning musical Romantics Anonymous with a fully staged live broadcast coming direct from the U.K.’s Bristol Old Vic Theatre at home. Virtual doors open 12:30 p.m., show starts at 1 p.m. See website for pricing. thewallis.org | Tickets

Virtual Music Under the Stars

Sept. 26. San Marino’s historic Old Mill—also known as El Molino Viejo—presents a 40-minute concert featuring pianist Dr. Vanessa Fadial along with violinist Cheryl Norman-Brick (pictured). Watch as the concert opens on the Old Mill’s Pomegranate Patio with a Bach solo by Cheryl, and then resumes in Vanessa’s home where the two will perform the remainder of the program. Watch on the website homepage, YouTube channel or Facebook page. 7 p.m. 626.449.5458. old-mill.org

Photo credits: Catalina Film Festival poster collage courtesy Modern PR. Akasha by Anne Fishbein. Theía by Ryan Tanaka. Elise R. Peterson courtesy Elise R. Peterson. “Romantics Anonymous” by Steve Tanner. All other images are courtesy of the venues.

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