Scavenger Hunt Series on Third Street Promenade
Sept. 10. Go on an adventure with Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. and Santa Monica Mystery Quest’s free scavenger hunt series on the Third Street Promenade. Fans of mystery and adventure will enjoy this real-world, immersive experience to solve the case of the missing Promenade dinosaur. Participants will follow clues, collaborate with teammates, collect points and win prizes. See website for list of what you need to bring on the day of your quest. 3-7 p.m. Free. 1351 3rd St. Promenade, Santa Monica. santamonicamysteryquest.com
Summer Flicks at One Coronado: The High Note
Sept. 10. Sit back and relaxing under the stars at One Colorado’s Summer Flicks series in the courtyard every Friday night through the end of the month. This Friday’s featured screening is 2020 comedy-drama The High Note, starring Dakota Johnson and Tracee Ellis Ross. There will be complimentary popcorn and candy; plus a One Colorado bar where guests can order drinks and to-go meal options! Lounge seating available in a first-come, first-served basis. Movie begins at 8:30 p.m. Free with RSVP. 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, 626.564.1066. onecolorado.com
Bootsy Bellows at SoFi Stadium
Opens Sept. 12. Level-up your experience inside SoFi Stadium at the new Bootsy Bellows field-level suite looking out onto the field. Opening this Sunday during the game between Los Angeles Rams and Chicago Bears, Bootsy Bellows will offer fans a place to sing, dance and dine during games, as well as concerts and other special events. Look forward to a full game-day menu (with some specialized items), the signature Bootsy Bellows mirror cocktail bar, and a DJ booth with a classic vintage design. Reservations: BootsySoFiStadium@hwoodgroup.com. 1001 S. Stadium Drive, Inglewood.
Alonzo King LINES Ballet – Exclusive SoCal Performance!
Sept. 11. Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents the mesmerizing dancers of Alonzo King LINES Ballet performing “gripping, urgently beautiful choreography” (San Francisco Chronicle) by visionary choreographer Alonzo King. Leading the performance is AZOTH, a luminous ballet that premiered in 2019, along with repertoire works set to music by Zakir Hussain, Gabriel Fauré, and Edgar Meyer. 7:30 pm. 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787. scfta.org
Food + Drink
Gracias Madre’s Second Annual Mezcal Week
Through Sept. 15. West Hollywood’s popular plant-based Mexican restaurant kicks off its second annual “Mezcal Week” where $5 of every featured Agua Del Sol mezcal flight sold will go directly to charity Ostros Dreams En Acción. The Agua Del Sol flight ($40) includes rare aged agave: Espadin Angustuolfia, a Bicuishe Karwiinski and a Mexicano Rhodacantha. Looking to elevate your flight? Mezcal Tobala Potatorum and Mezcal Tobasiche Karwiinski are also available as a substitute for an extra cost. Rare bottles of mezcal will be available for purchase from Agua Del Sol ranging from $20 to $80. 8905 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 323.978.2170. graciasmadre.co
Bar Lis at Thompson Hollywood
Now Open. Elevate your dining experience high above the heart of Hollywood at Bar Lis atop the new Thompson Hollywood. Concepted and operated by Ten Five Hospitality with food by celebrated chef Lincoln Carson, Bar Lis features both indoor and open-air spaces to eat, drink and dance; plus a curated calendar of nightly entertainment. Come on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 9 p.m. to watch vintage and contemporary DJ sets led by talent such as Ashley Smith and Bec Adams (of Les Filles), Ana Calderon, as well as Rick Trainor and Wade Crescent. Tu-Su 5:30 p.m.-close. 1541 Wilcox Ave., L.A., 323.410.6210. barlisla.com
Now Open. Calling all vegans! There’s a new vegan restaurant in town (specifically Santa Monica) offering bright and flavorful fare through the lens of Ethiopian ingredients and spices. Chef Tezeta “Tete” Alemayehu, an Addis Ababa, Ethiopia native, presents a menu featuring a few classic favorites from Berbere’s Smorgasburg pop-ups—such as the sliders and tacos—and new items like Rosemary Root Salad, ET Twist Avo Toast and Shiro (clay pot garbanzo stew). The menu also has fresh-made smoothies and juices, all made fresh and from scratch in house. M-Th 8 a.m.-8 p.m., F 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Su 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 510 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, 310.699.8642. myberbere.com
Now Open. Cheers to the newest wine bar in the Pacific Palisades from the husband-wife duo behind celebrity and local favorite Cinque Terre WEST. With a sleek bar and indoor and outdoor seating, this intimate retreat is poised to become the go-to destination for Italian specialties, salumi and cheese, and a selection of more than 100 varieties of Italian and Californian wine. Wine will be offered by the bottle and in 2-ounce servings for flights or 5-ounce pours by the glass. Tu-Th 4-9 p.m.; F-Sa 4-10 p.m.; Su 4-8 p.m. 970 Monument St., Suite 110, Pacific Palisades, 310.454.0709. enotecacinque.com
Arts + Culture
Art and Hope at the End of the Tunnel Exhibit
Sept. 10-Dec. 4. USC Fisher Museum of Art presents Art and Hope at the End of the Tunnel, a group show curated by renowned art critic Edward Goldman. The exhibition features new works by 35 artists, who call the Los Angeles area home, that celebrates the resilience of the L.A. arts community and each individual artist’s ability to adapt and thrive. Tu-F noon-5 p.m., Sa noon-4 p.m. Free admission. 823 W. Exposition Blvd., L.A., 213.740.4561. fisher.usc.edu
Pasadena POPS Performs “100 Years of Broadway”
Sept. 11. Watch Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS close their popular outdoor summer concert series at the Los Angeles County Arboretum with “100 Years of Broadway.” The season finale will provide a quintessential Feinstein experience with two of Broadway’s greatest performers—Emmy Award-winner Liz Callaway and Jordan Donica (pictured)—bringing to life songs from hit Broadway shows from every decade leading up to today. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. $25. 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, 626.793.7172. pasadenasymphony-pops.org
Photo credits: Rendering of Bootsy Bellows courtesy EMC Bowery. Alonzo King LINES Ballet by RJ Muna. Gracias Madre courtesy JS2 PR. Bar Lis by Michael Mundy. Berbere by Danielle G. Adams. Enoteca 5 by Wonho Frank Lee. Kelly Berg’s “Earth Awakening 2” courtesy of the artist and Craig Krull Gallery/photo credit Alan Shaffer. All other images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.