By: Haley Bosselman By: Haley Bosselman | April 25, 2023 | Food & Drink Lifestyle Feature
Louis Vuitton Crafting Dreams
As rainy days make way for sunny skies, Los Angeles is embracing the new season with open arms and plenty to do. See below for everything happening in April.
From April 12 to May 3, Louis Vuitton is presenting an exclusive savoir-faire experience by private appointment only for special clients. Crafting Dreams showcases a selection of pieces from the maison’s most exclusive métiers, including Marc Newson’s Cabinet of Curiosities (which will debut at Milan Design Week); new pieces like the Flower Tower light designed in collaboration with Atelier Biagetti and Capucine handbags. What’s more, there is a hardsided designer on site to create bespoke trunks for select clients.
Website/ 929 S Broadway 90015
To cap the month of April, the Ace Hotel will host two events. First, on April 27 at 7 p.m., it will hold a panel about the current state of food media. Called Reservations, it is in partnership with Minor Figures and the Ace Hotel and is hosted by Blake MacKay who will be in discussion with Helen Rosner, Osayi Endolyn and Meghan McCarron. Then, on April 29 from 2 to 7 p.m., Upstairs at the Ace will host Deep Crates Record Swap. The event is free and welcomes Angelenos and guests to dig for vinyl gems and groove with the city’s best DJs.
Website/ 434 N Camden Drive 90210
The Golden Triangle has welcomed its only boutique bar. By Matthew and Justine Raanan, Beverly Bar opened in January and offers an upscale bar experience, while still being a comfortable neighborhood establishment. Alongside creative cocktails, menu highlights include the Beverly Burger, Crispy Chicken Sandwich and Wagyu Beef Pizza.
As spring gets into full swing, The Grove, The Americana at Brand and the Palisades Village are welcoming a number of limited edition collections and pop-ups. Highlights include the Westman Atelier pop-up at The Grove; the Orion Carloto Event at Sandro at The Grove on April 27; 10 percent off manicures, pedicures and more at Nail’d It at The Americana and seasonal menu items at McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams at the Palisades Village.
Website/ 1426 Montana Ave 90403
From April 28 to 30, Fossil will host a pop-up at La La Land Kind Cafe in Santa Monica to celebrate the duo’s collaboration jewelry collection. Stop in for signature drinks, kind moments and more.
Website/ 1633 Ocean Front Walk 90401
Hot Dog on a Stick had its grand reopening in Santa Monica on April 22. Once again, you can visit the Muscle Beach location for order of hot dog on a stick, cheese on a stick, lemonade and more.
Website/ 15225 Palisades Village Lane 90272
Miron Crosby is hosting its first West Coast pop-up at the Palisades Village from April 26 to 30. With founding sisters Lizzie Means Duplantis and Sarah Means on-site beginning April 28 to consult, the pop-up will feature a curated collection of one-of-a-kind cowboy boots to shop from.
Launched April 19, RMS Beauty and Dôen have teamed up on a limited edition kit called The Sunkissed Set. It includes a Dôen quilted cotton cosmetics bag, a limited edition Dôen Lip2Cheek color (Berry), the new RMS Liplights Cream Lip Gloss (Bare) and the Buriti Bronzer.
Website/ 700 Wilshire Blvd 90401
On April 30, the Santa Monica Proper Hotel and Ojai restaurant Rory’s Place are teaming up for an exclusive dining experience at Siete. The hotel will create a special menu based on Rory’s Place classics like grilled branzino, hamachi crudo, roasted chicken and Meave’s Famous Chocolate Chip Cookie. Reservations
Website/ 1260 South Figueroa Street 90015
On April 27 at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m., Moxy and AC Hotel in downtown will launch its first fitness program with the #SweatAtMoxy class with Trap Yoga BAE. Soundtracked to trap music, the vinyasa-style experience is instructed by Brittney Floyd-Mayo. The class is free for hotel guests and Angelenos can reserve a spot through Eventbrite.
Website/ 8200 Melrose Ave 90046
The Tappan Collective has debuted its second show. Called Apeiron, it features a range of works that express the energy of life and the importance of uninhibited creativity.
Website/ 9850 Wilshire Blvd 90210
The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills has launched a new wellness and recovery cabana for locals and hotel guests. Offering a variety of services from the rooftop pool deck, it features a percussive massage, smart goggles, a cold plunge, virtual reality meditation and an infrared sauna, among other services.
Website / 6400 E Pacific Coast Hwy 90803
2nd & PCH has a number of events this month. There will be events such as the creative communal makers market, PCH Movies and Moonlight showing Disney’s Strange World and special events to celebrate Earth Day. For more information on these events, you can find the lineup here.
Website / 1717 Vine St 90028
The Aster will launch an all-new culinary pop-up series called Food As Art on April 23. This event will last for three days and will give the public a chance to experience different dishes from chef Mads Refslund, who is the co-founder of Copenhagen’s famous restaurant NOMA. Guests will be able to enjoy a five-course meal served with different art presentations. Pricing for this event will be $225 per person and an optional wine pairing at $80 per person.
Website / 217 Metropole Ave 90704
Join Catalina Museum for its Family Free Day event on April 30 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Guests will be able to enjoy the museum’s collection and special exhibitions. There will also be family art project opportunities for families to check out in the Hinchliffe Family Atrium.
Website / 514 N. La Cienega Blvd 90048
The Colibri Pop-Up West Hollywood is now open. Two of L.A.’s most popular chefs, chef Ricardo Zarate and Michael Fiorelli, have come together to start the first concept for this pop-up, which will bring the 200-year-old Italo-Peruvian cooking style to L.A. The second concept will be called Tacos on the Alley and was created by Alberto Mendez, which will feature a wide variety of their signature regional tacos from across Mexico with a full bar and specialty cocktail offerings.
Website / 550 S Flower St 90071
The Delphi Hotel is now open. This gorgeous reimagined space is held in the former Standard Hotel and features an all-new indoor and lobby bar called The Delphi Lounge & Coffee | Tea Bar. You can check out this new hotel located right in the heart of downtown L.A. and take in the modern architectural designs and join the cozy atmosphere.
Website / 1314 Seventh St 90401
Join Esters for its Earth Day Regenerative Wine Fair that will take place on April 22 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. The fair will be hosted by Rustic Canyon Family wine director Kathryn Coker. Guests will be able to walk around the parklet while sampling different wines and getting to learn the histories behind them.
Also, Ester’s bringing another guest chef to add to its Guest Chef Series. Chef Tony Messina will host the Surf Clam Pop-Up on April 25 from 5 to 10 p.m. He will bring in an East Coast-inspired seafood concept to Esters for guests to try out.
Website / 10201 W Pico Blvd 90064
The Fox Studio Lot will host a special family-friendly event called Express Yourself on APril 23. This event will feature art booths and creative activities to keep everyone’s hands busy. There will also be special guests, such as John Stamos from Big Shot, Tiffany Amber Thiessen from Saved By the Bell, Crystal Minkoff from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and more. More info
Website / 6067 Wilshire Blvd 90036
On April 30, Fanny’s will be hosting a special dinner inspired by The Godfather. There will be a pre-dinner tour starting at 5 p.m. of the Academy Museum’s exhibit, “The Art of Moviemaking: The Godfather” hosted by actor Gianni Russo, who plays Carlo Rizzi in the film. After the tour, guests will be able to enjoy a four-course dinner that will be put together by Corleone Fine Italian. Pricing for both the dinner and tour is $110 per person and $85 for those who will just be enjoying the dinner.
Website / 6801 Hollywood Blvd 90028
On April 23 from 9 tol 10:30 a.m., Eagle Rock Run Club is hosting the Ovation Community Run. This is the perfect chance for you to meet new running buddies and get a good run in. All paces are welcome for this event!
Website / 6060 Wilshire Blvd 90036
The “We Are A Porsche” exhibit is now open at the Petersen Automotive Museum. This exhibit will display 40 of Porsche's most notable machines including Steve McQueen’s 1976 911 Turbo and 1953 550 Spyder raced by Betty Shutes and Ken Miles. This event is not one to miss out on so make sure to stop by soon!
Website / 1415 Ocean Ave 90401
The Restaurant at the Georgian is now open. This new oceanfront restaurant is situated above the Santa Monica waterfront on Ocean Avenue. You can also experience any of the Restaurant’s culinary delights at three locations throughout the Georgian Hotel, Sunset Terrace, Sunset Bar or the dining room area. Chef David Almany will be leading the way by offering an Italian-inspired menu.
Website / 6000 Sepulveda Blvd 90230
On April 27, Westfield Century City is hosting the 2023 Chargers NFL Draft party. This event will be free to all guests and will run from 3:30 to10:00 p.m. Guests will be able to participate in giveaways, meet their favorite Chargers players and enjoy live music by Chargers gameday DJ Esther Anaya. There will also be special appearances from Charger legends Dan Fouts, Kellen Winslow and Charlie Joiner.
Website / 8500 Beverly Blvd 90048
Yardbird is introducing a Bourbon Dinner Series featuring the finest bourbon and cuisine prepared specially by Yardbird’s culinary team. Guests will be able to enjoy a multi-course meal perfectly paired with spirits and cocktails. This experience will be brought to Dallas, Miami, Chicago, D.C. and wrap things up out here in L.A. on April 26th. Course highlights include pan-seared langoustine paired with a New York sour and crispy Yardbird fried chicken duo paired with a whiskey buck.
Website/ 4799 Commons Way 91302
The Commons at Calabasas is celebrating its silver anniversary with a lineup of programming throughout the spring with family-friendly events, weekly musical entertainment and special promotions in partnership with local non-profit organizations. See the full lineup on its website.
Website/ 2025 Avenue of the Stars 90067
In celebration of Earth Day, the Fairmont Spa Century Plaza is welcoming guests to a day dedicated to nature in cleansing. It begins with a Celestial Twilight Ceremony (9 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.), where guests are welcomed with sparkling matcha, illuminating candles and crystal bowls resonating in harmonic tones for an energy cleansing and parting ritual. Then, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., the rooftop pool-set evening will feature sound and energy healer Gwen Gaydos, mocktails and lite bites. And to celebrate Earth Day all month, the spa is offering a a new couples’ 120-minute Matahari Journey.
From April 19 to 23, the 23rd annual International Beverly Hills Film Festival will take place. Featuring a number of events, panels, premieres and screenings, the festival will kick off with 15 premieres on opening night on April 19’s red carpet gala at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres. It will come to a big conclusion on April 23 at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on April 23.
Website/ 1735 Vine St 90028
On April 29, InterPride will celebrate its 40th anniversary with an inaugural gala hosted by Jai Rodriguez and with performances by Deborah Cox and Coco Montrese. The evening, which will take place at the Avalon Hollywood Theater and Bardot Lounge, will also honor Joel Kim Booster, Fran Drescher, Laith Ashley and Pride 365 for their collective efforts in bringing LGBTQ+ issues into the cultural consciousness. Tickets
Website/ University of Southern California
From April 22 to 23, the Festival of Books returns to USC with more than 500 writers, experts and storytellers and hundreds of exhibitors. The Saturday lineup will feature a special installment of the Ideas Exchange Speaker series with Laura Dern and Diane Ladd, who will be in conversation with the Times’ Mary McNamara to discuss their book, Honey, Baby, Mine: A Mother and Daughter Talk Life, Death, Love (and Banana Pudding). There will also be expert panels, live music, food trucks, merchandise, and an impressive slate of participants, such as Roxane Gay, Stacey Abrams, Kwame Alexander, Robin Arzón, Joan Baez, Max Greenfield, Judy Greer, Chrissy Metz, Margo Price, Leslie Odom Jr., Viet Thanh Nguyen, Katie Porter and more.
Website/ 609 N La Brea Ave 90036
On April 20, a limited quantity of Postmates Takeoutfits will be available for $50 with food orders for Bludso’s BBQ via the Postmates app. Designed to wear while laying back, feasting and binge watching your favorite shows, the Takeoutfit comes in sizes extra small through extra large; is made from 100% cotton French terry cloth and features a hidden goodie pouch to hold flavor enhancements like hot sauce; removable velcro sleeve patches that serve as washable napkins, an emergency sleeve pocket with a multi-functional utensil and a fold-down kanga pocket that snaps onto heat-resistant thigh pads that form a tray for your warm delivery order.
On April 29, Street Food Cinema kicks off its 12th season with a screening of Everything Everywhere All At Once at The Autry Museum at Griffith Park. The outdoor cinema and music series will continue through June with screenings of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Elvis, The Goonies and more.
Website/ 395 Santa Monica Pl 90401
World of Barbie has opened its doors in Santa Monica. The immersive experience sprawls across a 20,000-square-foot, lifesize Barbie Dreamhouse that features a patio and pool, walk-in closets, Barbie camper van, fashion and TV studios, space center, movie theater, Paul Mitchell salon and more. During the run, World of Barbie will also host special events like Sips After Sunset (21+), Pink Carpet Night and movie days.
Website/ 422 Beverly Dr 90210
AllSaints has a new location in Beverly Hills. Located along Beverly Drive, the typically industrial space has a notably lighter, more feminine feel and features sewing machines on illuminated floating shelves, solid white bleached floors, venetian plaster walls, a white washed open ceiling, curved footwear and bag display areas and in-house designed and fabricated floor furniture. To celebrate, there will be a grand opening party on April 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. with complimentary cocktails, a live DJ set, and product personalization
Website/ 532 S Western Ave 90020
Love Hour will host a celebration of Netflix’s Beef on April 15 from noon to 3 p.m. (while supplies last). The day will include the chance to release your rage on the Hi Striker and win a prize; Beef burgers and Danny Cho’s BK Chicken Sandwiches; Koyohaus plant giveaways from Sunland Flowers and local artist Andy Rios (a.k.a. Love Yo Dreams), who will be on-site to talk about his hand-painted mural version of the Beef key art that is on display.
Website/ 700 Wilshire Blvd 90401
From April 13 to 21, the Santa Monica Proper Hotel restaurant will partner with Los Angeles-based estate and lifestyle brand Flamingo Estate for a special offering highlighting various dishes from its cookbook, Fridays from the Garden. Menu highlights include Artichoke Heart & Stinging Nettle with Calabra Cripsy Lavosh, Spiced Spring Garden Soup with Shawarma Yogurt, Salmon with Kumquat & Sunflower Seed Risotto with Calabra Chimichurri and Strawberry & Rhubarb Pavlova, which can be ordered a la carte or as part of a pre-fixe menu. Reservations
Website/ 8440 Sunset Blvd 90069
From April 21 to 23, Casa Madera will honor Earth Day with a special cocktail menu, which already honors the elements year-round. The weekend-only drinks include Earth: Avion Tequila, house-made green juice, aloe, lemon verbena syrup, lime; Fire: Avion Tequila, lime, habanera mango sangrita, agave; Air: Avion Tequila, prickly pear, cucumber, lime, agave, tropical fog and Water: AvionTequila, blue spirulina agave, lime, sea salt air
From April 13 to 15, Tuk Tuk Thai and Chao Krung are teaming up to celebrate Songkran (Thai New Year). At Tuk Tuk Thai, visit for a dinner with a casual set menu featuring symbolic dishes, Thai soundtrack and old black-and-white movies from Thailand projected on the wall. Over at Chao Krung on April 13, you can order a special Songkran version of its monthly Sum Rup tasting menu.
Website/ 821 S Lincoln Boulevard 90291
Ahead of The New Bar being Coachella’s first-ever non-alcoholic partner, French Bloom is now available online and at its Venice location. The non-alcoholic sparkling wine brand is made and bottled in southwestern France and both its Cuvées are organic and vegan certified, contain no sulfites or conservatives, and are low calorie with no sugars added.
Website/ 8409 Melrose Ave 90069
The Gucci Salon on Melrose Place is now open. Embracing the private feel of the infamous luxury shopping district, the first-ever Gucci Salon echoes the first L.A. Gucci boutique (1968, Rodeo Drive) and Hollywood’s local and worldwide heritage and resonance. Helmed by longtime Gucci collaborator and award-winning set and production designer Gideon Ponte, the space features luminous ivory finishes as fitting backdrops for Gucci’s best pieces from travel, precious leathers, high jewelry and watchmaking, accessories, high-end custom collections and decor
Website/ 8310 W 3rd St 90048
Melanie Wine Bar’s Melanie Talks Wine spring classes are in full swing. With the first Saturday event taking place on April 15 from 4 to 5 p.m., the class is led by its wine director and sommelier Austin Ferrier and lead sommelier Stephen Sherry and features a special wine varietal from around the globe. The April 15 class focuses on France’s Languedoc region, followed by Sonoma, Alsace and Oregon. Tickets
Website/ 152 N Central Ave 90012
Following MOCA’s largest annual fundraising event, the MOCA Gala, the museum will debut Carl Craig: Party/After-Party at its warehouse location (April 16). From the eponymous Detroit-based techno DJ and producer, the sound and somatic experience takes visitors through a club night from the perspective of the DJ. "With Party/After-Party, Craig fuses the legacies of Detroit techno and minimalist sound art,” said Alex Sloane, MOCA associate curator and organizer of the exhibition. “Using MOCA’s warehouse itself as the inspiration for his composition, Craig has created a new chapter for the work. Melding an afrofuturist aesthetic with a playful commitment to the unexpected, Party/After-Party situates club culture firmly within the museum space and does so through the lens of techno and the Black artists who pioneered the genre.” It will be on view through July 23 and admission is free.
Website/ 4660 W Washington Blvd 90016
On April 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palm Grove Social will host its third seasonal market in honor of Earth Day. While sipping the cafe’s beverage specials, you can shop from vendors like Nico’s Small Market, Flowerhead Tea, Alice Mushrooms, The Plant Chica, Modern Society, Zon Swim, California Dirt and more and get themed tattoo flash by tattoo artist Sam Stoddard.
On April 29, PATH will host its second annual food fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. to support its work to end homelessness in L.A. Featuring unlimited tastings from the city’s most popular food and beverage establishments, highlights include Fanny's, Irv's Burgers,Shappy Pretzel Co., Loft & Bear Vodka, Modern Times beer and a live cooking demo by chef Poncho Martinez of Poncho’s Tlayudas. Tickets
Website/ 3823 Sunset Blvd 90026
Salt & Straw is now open in Silver Lake. In honor of the new location, chef and head ice cream maker Tyler Malek partnered with Eric Park of Silver Lake’s Bodega Park on a new flavor that will exclusively be available at the new shop, Misugaru Black Sesame Latte.
Website/ 3400 Warner Blvd 91505
In honor of Warner Bros. Studio’s centennial milestone and the studio tour’s 50-year anniversary, it has debuted a new exhibit. Spanning a legacy of film and TV, “100 Years of Warner. Bros” features Casablanca, DC Comics, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Abbott Elementary and more. Southern California residents can take the tour for $57 during weekdays and weekends through May 27.
Website/ 602 Imperial St 90021
The Yume Yume Pop-up is open now until May 7. In partnership with Terminal 27, the pop-up marks the Amsterdam-based footwear brand’s first activation in the U.S. and showcases its signature women's and men's footwear, latest collaboration with L.A.-based artist, Kate Ahn (Killla Kate) and its first ready-to-wear collection, which is coming in September.
Website/ 1819 Ocean Ave 90401
The Viceroy Santa Monica has completed its $21 million renovation led by award-winning design firm EDG. With sustainability at top of mind, the Pebblebrook Hotel Trust property has refreshed its common areas, expansive outdoor space and signature restaurant and bar Sugar Palm and features all-new guest rooms and suites. What’s more, the hotel now features a curated art collection created entirely by local artists, new culinary offerings and programming, including the April 19 water lantern sound bath.
Website/ 6067 Wilshire Blvd 90036
This month, the Academy Museum will present programming and exhibitions around The Hollywood Ten at 75, Agnès Varda, Satyajit Ray and Pedro Almodóvar, Earth Day and more.
Website/ 9641 Sunset Blvd 90210
On April 26, The Beverly Hills Hotel returns with the 2023 edition of its poolside movie series with a screening of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. For $1,700, a cabana rental for the movie includes signature cocktails, a pre-fixe dinner menu inspired by the movie, access to the snack bar and themed desserts. Reservations
Website/ 1100 S Broadway 90015
On April 12 from 5 to 10 p.m., chef Suzanne Goin and restaurateur Caroline Styne will welcome chef, author and restaurateur Carla Hall for a special event and dining experience in honor of her most recent cookbook, Carla Hall’s Soul Food. Menu highlights include sea island shrimp and grits, oxtail stew and banana pudding. Reservations
Website/ 434 La Brea Ave 90036
London-based, Irish artist Conor Harrington’s first solo show is on view at Control Gallery until April 29. Called When the Ship Goes Down, it explores the absurdity of politics and hyper-masculinity in today’s society.
Website/ 9400 Culver Boulevard 90232
From April 14 to May 14, the Culver Hotel will debut the second exhibition of its recently relaunched in-house art gallery. By Los Angeles-based photographer Emil Ravelo, Retrospective Rollercoaster explores the journey of “making it” and the many periods Ravelo has observed through his camera. On April 20, Floral Art LA founder Jennifer McGarigal will host a floral design workshop, and on April 29, local florist and designer Plum Dahlia will pop-up at the hotel with stems, bouquets and potted plants for sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Website/ 20841 Ventura Blvd 91364
The first-ever brick and mortar store of Don’t Eat the Homies is now open in Los Angeles. A purpose-driven streetwear brand, Don’t Eat the Homies works to promote animal rights through loud statements in its contemporary pieces and counts Alicia Silverstone and Claudia Sulewski as fans.
Tickets/ 6215 Sunset Blvd 90028
On April 20 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., The Hollywood Palladium will transform into Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace. Paying homage to its original function, the concert venue will be a space for a skate and dance party presented by Flipper partner Usher. The evening will feature exclusive merchandise and food and beverage options including a full bar. Hosted by Demetrius Shipp Jr. and Ashley Imani, there will be live DJ performances from Earry Hall, DJ Brian Henry and DJ Siobhan Bell alongside surprise guests.
Website/ 7303 Melrose Ave 90046
On April 16 at 11 a.m., The Groundlings will present a new show collaboration of comedy and puppetry by the Glorious Ladies of Groundlings (GLOG) and Glorious Ladies of Puppetry (GLOP), a nonprofit that focuses on getting more women and diversity into puppetry. Funds from the show will go toward supporting the GLOP mission. Tickets
Website/ 8639 Lincoln Blvd 90045
Throughout April, you can order two specialty cocktails at Caravan Swim Club by Amass and Gem & Bolt. Amethyst features Gem & Bolt Mezcal with Creme de Cassis, Creme de Violette, lime juice, agave, egg white and angostura bitters, while Calm & Collective blends Amass Dry Gin with yellow chartreuse, chamomile tea, lemon juice, honey syrup and Peychaud's bitters. On April 15, opt for mood boosting non-alcoholic canned cocktails by Zero Proofed during a poolside yoga class. Then, say goodbye to April with a weaving workshop by fiber artist Meg Spitzer. She will host the Weaving Party Rolls class on April 29, while the Squish Squares class will take place on April 30.
Website/ 8225 Beverly Blvd 90048
On April 18, chef Suzanne Tracht will team with restaurateur Chrysa Robertson and chef Chris Bianco to showcase the celebrated Arizona chefs acclaimed cuisines. Menu highlights include burrata, charcuterie, Nonni’s chicken and poppy seed olive oil cake. Reservations
Website/ 1966 Hillhurst Ave 90027
On April 5 from 7 to 11 p.m., Eric Tucker's (of Melody Wine Bar) music project, OnceWise, will take on Nossa’s Brazilian vinyl night.
Tickets/ 1050 S Hill St 90015
On April 17, Primus will perform at The Belasco in support of their close friend (and director/screenwriter/animator) Jimmy Hayward, who is undergoing cancer treatment. The intimate show will feature Danny Carey and Justin Chancellor of Tool and surprise guests.
Website/ 813 Flower St 90017
On April 21 at 7 p.m., The Rooftop’s Meet the Makers event will feature Tooth & Nail Wine Company. The evening will include a wine flight featuring Tooth & Nail wines, passed appetizers and a take-home souvenir. Tickets
Website/ 189 The Grove Dr 90036
Founded by makeup artist Gucci Westman, luxury clean beauty line Westman Atelier is popping up at The Grove through April 20. Stop by to shop the brand's full line, including its beloved Baby Cheeks blush, Lit Up highlights and more. Experienced brand reps are on hand to help you select the perfect shade of the new Complexion Drops or Vital Skin foundation, and a series of activations, including Clean Beauty Happy Hours and Custom Engravings are on offer. Follow @westmanatelier for more details on weekly events.
Website/ 1041 Abbot Kinney Blvd 90291
Beginning April 5, The Mushroom Mobile by Venice-born mushroom chocolate brand Alice is coming to L.A. Track down the vintage 1969 Chevy ice cream truck to learn more about mushrooms, delight in treats like Brainstorm-dipped bananas and ice cream-coated Nightcap shavings and buy Alice merch.
See all the L.A. stops below.
Website/ 1717 Vine St 90028
Hollywood’s newest social club and hotel is inspired by the local music, art and entertainment communities. With a purpose-driven mission, The Aster has launched The Aster Fellowship Program, which invites Angelenos to apply for a chance at a complimentary year-long membership. Due by May 22, the application requires submission of a creative piece of work in one’s preferred medium and a short personal statement that explains the piece and speaks to The Aster community’s core value: “What does it mean to be a changemaker in Los Angeles?” Applications are now open.
Website/ 416 W 8th St 90014
The Freehand LA is hosting its third rooftop market on April 1 from noon to 5 p.m. Sountracked to music by DJ Diego Guerrero, you can spend the afternoon shopping local vendors like Bellizima Style, accessories by MelRodStyle, baked goods by Miss Maribel and Vasura Baked House and sipping drink specials.
Amazon Studios and Jason Markk have teamed up to put on Fresh Air, a one-day-only experience timed to the release of Ben Affleck’s Air that celebrates sneaker community culture and self expression. The experience includes a complimentary shoe cleaning with Jason Markk care products; an Air and Jason Markk co-branded duster bag and an Air branded photo opp tied to AIR’s “A shoe is just a shoe until I step into it” social campaign. The pop-up includes stops at Pan Pacific Park from 11 to 11:30 a.m., the Jason Markk Flagship Store from 1 to 2 p.m. and elsewhere through the city including Sawtelle, Echo Park, Melrose Avenue and Fairfax Avenue.The other stops will be announced on the Air Instagram.
Website/ 4000 Warner Blvd. 91522
On April 6 at the Steven J. Ross Theater on the Warner Bros. Studios lot, Candlelight concerts will honor a century of Warner Bros. storytelling with a one-of-a-kind, candlelit musical experience. Two 65-minute shows will take place: 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Website/ 1415 Ocean Ave 90401
On April 3, The Georgian reopens in Santa Monica. An oceanfront SoCal institution since 1933, hoteliers Jon Blanchard and Nicolo Rusconi of BLVD Hospitality, in partnership with ESI Ventures, have restored the Art Deco property through the eye of architecture and design firm Fettle. In addition to 56 rooms and 28 one-bedroom suites, The Georgian features a Wes Anderson-inspired reception; Gallery 33; a 24-hour gym; private dining in The Writer’s Room; a specially curated library; The Restaurant at The Georgian, which includes the Sunset Terrace, Sunset Bar and Dining Room; retail; The Georgian Room, a dinner-only restaurant and piano bar and more.
Website/ 8585 Sunset Blvd. 90069
Mel’s Diner on Sunset Boulevard is transforming into the Frosty Palace from Grease and, soon to be seen on Paramount Plus, Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies. On April 6 and 7, the diner will throwback to the 1950s through themed milkshakes, retro music, giveaways, photo moments and more.
Website/ 9055 Las Tunas Dr 91780
On April 9, chefs Ki Kim of Kinn and Tian Yong of Bistro Na’s are teaming up for a one-night-only five-course tasting menu that highlights Chinese and Korean flavors. Starting at $150 per person, the menu includes Tian’s Imperial Four (Drunken Chicken, Smoked Duck Breast, Okra, Crystal Bao) and crispy shrimp with scallops and Ki’s crispy octopus and dry-aged duck and more. Reservations are now open and the dinner will take place at Bistro Na’s.
Website/ 514 S Spring St 90013
Through April 2, screenings, panels, music and more are taking place for Outfest Fusion QTBIPOC Film Festival. On April 1, the inaugural Family Fusion Day will take place and feature screenings, Drag Story Hour, Drag Puppet Hour, Drag Puppet Craft Time and Rainbow Variety Hour with Bob Baker Marionette Theatre. While free, sign-up for tickets is required.
Website/ 9543 Culver Blvd 90232
On April 6 starting at 6:15 p.m., Akasha will hold its annual Passover Seder with a reception and an informal service led by Rabbi Mark Borovitz. The Seder and dinner begin at 7 p.m. and includes chopped liver, matzoh ball soup, Sephardic fish balls, family-style dessert and your choice of entree: brisket, matzo meal-baked eggplant or chicken tagine. Also, Akasha will offer takeout and delivery of a la carte kosher dishes on April 4 and 5, of which a portion of proceeds will be given to the World Central Kitchen. Orders must be placed by March 29 at 5 p.m.
Website/ 2421 Michigan Ave 90404
Between April 5 and 13, executive chef Matthew Schaler and chef/partner Jeremy Fox are whipping up Passover specials for delivery and takeout: Brandt Corned Beef Tri-Tip with smoked tomato gravy; Whole Chicken roasted with black lime & fenugreek; Pickled Beets with apple & walnut charoset; Curried Carrot Tzimmes; their classic Matzo Ball Soup and Southern Kugel and a whole Flourless Chocolate Cake with kumquats that comes in two sizes. Kosher red and white wines from Tzora Vineyards Judean Hills are also available. Pre-orders close on March 31 at 5 p.m.
Website/468 N Bedford Drive 90210
From April 5 to April 13, dine in or take out chef Helene An’s fusion of Asian and Jewish cuisine for Passover. Menu highlights include Tiato Potato Latkes with Asian Pear Chutney and Vegan Caviar; Matzo Ball Pho with Fresh Herbs and Rice Noodles and Pineapple Kugel with Corn Noodles and Creme Fraiche.
Website/ 1014 Wilshire Blvd 90401
Available April 5 through 6, Huckleberry is offering the $235 Seder Package for four people for takeout or delivery. It includes a choice of Creekstone Farms Braised Onion Brisket, Whole Mary’s Organic Herb-Roasted Chicken or a vegan Toasty; Roasted Cauliflower Steak; sides of Charoset, Organic Potato Pancakes, Matzo Ball Soup, Roasted Zuckerman Farms’ Asparagus and Matzo Project’s Salted Matzo and Coconut Macaroons. The items are available a la carte, as are desserts like the Chocolate Matzo Crack Tart. Orders must be placed by March 31 at 3 p.m.
Website/ 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd 90049
Led by executive chef Sean Sheridan, the Skirball Cultural Center culinary team will offer gourmet Passover meals for curbside pick-up on April 5 between 2 and 5 p.m. Made for two or three people, dinners include a salad, matzo ball soup, gefilte fish, apple walnut charoset, roasted fingerling potatoes, roasted root vegetables and brussels sprouts, a coconut macaroon trio and a choice of one entree: pomegranate molasses–glazed seared salmon filet, roasted boneless chicken or cider-braised brisket. To note, the menu items are not kosher. Orders must be placed by March 31 at 4 p.m.
Website/ 361 Vernon Ave 90291
Public Secret and Create Studios are teaming up with with Bye Bye Plastic, Surfrider Foundation and more for an evening to celebrate women, entrepreneurship and sustainability. The April 1 event takes place from 7 p.m. to midnight and will begin with a social mixer with talks from leaders in the space followed by a dance party featuring an all-women’s lineup of artists, including Miss Javi, Club Indigo and Mayari. Admission includes access to the open bar and proceeds will support Bye Bye Plastic. Tickets are now available.
Website/ 4141 Santa Monica Blvd 90029
On April 8 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Palisociety Silver Lake Pool & Inn, Vino Vinyasa will hold a vinyasa-based yoga class on the Sunset Deck. The event pairs fun wine facts with creative yoga poses and a mindful comparative wine tasting of two wines. Also, attendees receive 10 percent off brunch after class. Tickets are now available.
With the onset of spring, there is always something to do in Los Angeles.
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