Los Angeles

Weekend roundup

September 8-11


Summer on 7th

Sept. 10. Join hundreds of art lovers for a music-filled evening in support of equal access to arts education for LA’s young artists at the Summer on 7th benefit. The exciting night of live music on the rooftop offers food, drinks, art-making, studio tours and more. There will also be music performances from Cordae, DJ sets by dublab and La Junta Crew. 21+ only. Saturday, 6 p.m. – 12 a.m. 720 Kohler St, Los Angeles. More Info

It’s All About the Masa

Sept. 10. Masienda hosts MASAFEST, a West L.A.block party in celebration of all things masa. The outdoor food fair features some of LA’s best restaurants including Taco Mara, Ditroit, Quarantine Pizza, Los Dorados & Poncho’s Tlayudas. There will also be a book signing, a kid’s activity corner, and a pop-up shop from Masienda with music courtesy of DJ José Galván. Saturday at 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 11515 West Pico Blvd. Los Angeles. More Info

Tiki-Themed Cinema Party

Sept. 10. The Highland Park Independent Film Festival’s tiki-themed event will announce the line-up for their October film festival. Enjoy live music by surf band Jason Lee and the R.I.P. tides, along with food, tiki craft cocktails, local vendors, and support from Assembly Member Wendy Carrillo, the Arroyo Arts Collective and the Uptown Gay and Lesbian Alliance. Saturday, 5 to 10 p.m. 6316 York Blvd, Los Angeles. More Info

Food + Drink


Now Open. Named after Grecian monasteries, Meteora is a new botanical themed restaurant with bird’s nest decor. The immersive menu presents grilled leaf and stonefruit dishes that feature peaches gently warmed over fire, beef ribs smoked overnight with pine resin, and mushrooms cooked over smokeless coal, imparting a smoky flavor. Daily, 5:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. 6703 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles. More Info

Encanto Restaurant & Bar Grand Opening

Sept. 8. In the works for over four years, Encanto Restaurant & Bar opens its doors in Los Feliz. This sleek, sultry restaurant with Cal-Mex-inspired flavors and agave spirit cocktails showcases dishes like roasted tomatillo salsa with guacamole, gordo frijoles with burnt black garlic purée, and churro bites made with fried ricotta dough. Times vary. 2121 Hillhurst Avenue, Los Feliz. encantola.com


Open Now. A multifaceted three-story restaurant and rooftop lounge serves elevated contemporary classics and signature cocktails with panoramic views of the city. Their menu highlights simple salads to complex starters like tuna crudo, buttery lobster rolls and caviar. The main dishes include wild-caught salmon and tomahawk steak as well as homemade pastas like cacio e pepe and spicy alla vodka. Times vary. 8472 Melrose Pl, Los Angeles. melroseplace.la

Botanica Brunch

Open. The farmers market-driven restaurant known to source ingredients from their local farm is showcasing brunch on the weekends. Offerings include a seasonal quiche, hazelnut romesco tartine, and housemade yogurt with market fruit. They also have plenty of natural wine options, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages. Saturday and Sunday, 9am-1:45pm. 1620 Silver Lake Blvd. Los Angeles. botanicarestaurant.com

Arts + Culture

Lady Gaga at Dodger Stadium

Sept. 10. Grammy and Golden Globe winner and Oscar-nominated Lady Gaga will be putting on a show at Dodger Stadium. She will be performing songs from her fifth studio album “Joanne,” which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. 1000 Vin Scully Avenue, Los Angeles. ticketmaster.com

Duran Duran at The Bowl

Sept. 9-11 Internationally acclaimed multi-platinum award-winning legends Duran Duran will headline a three-day weekend commemorating the Bowl’s centennial and their spectacular four-decade career, alongside special guests and fireworks. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. 2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles. hollywoodbowl.com

The Space Between: The Modern in Korean Art

Sept. 11. This special exhibition from LACMA sheds light on undiscovered history of 1897 to 1965 in Korea, allowing viewers to discover the upside of difficult times sparking new dialogues even during dysfunctional periods. Times vary, check website. 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles. lacma.org

Photo credit: Lady Gaga, Rozette Rago. Portrait of King Sunjong, Kim Eunho . Duran Duran, Hollywood Bowl. Botanica Brunch Photo , Botanical Rest. Other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.

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