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Summer continues in full force this month. From a plethora of outdoor movie screenings to special dinners and beyond, see below for everything happening in Los Angeles in August.
Website/ 805 N La Cienega 90069
On Aug. 24 to 27, Blackpink’s traveling pop-up will open in Los Angeles. Presented by American Express and helmed by artistic director and Japanese graphic artist Verdy, the Born Pink Pop-Up Experience will offer a limited-edition merchandise collection that will include premium tee shirts, hoodies, hats and accessories designed by Verdy. It opens at noon on Thursday and Friday and 11 a.m. on the weekend and closes at 7 p.m.
Website/ 317 S Broadway 90013
On Aug. 25 from 8 p.m. to midnight, Grand Central Market will host its second Night Market of the summer. Alongside a diverse lineup of food vendors, there will be a bazaar with vintage apparel, handcrafted items and collectibles; surprise DJs and tattoo artists. Admission is free and open to all ages, but VIP packages are also available and come with a swag bag.
Website/ 1541 Ocean Ave Suite 150 90401
Santa Monica’s newest great Mediterranean eatery, Mon Ami, is now serving brunch. Inspired by Spain, Greece, Italy, France, Morocco and other countries of the region, the menu features dishes like PCH Steak & Eggs, Mon Ami Toast (Blueberry French Toast), Sicilian Scramble and a honey Greek parfait alongside daytime cocktails, such as The Tiramisu Latte cocktail and Capri Spritz.
Website/ 8555 Beverly Blvd 90048
On Aug. 25 from 5 to 7 p.m., Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills will celebrate National Dog Day with a Yappy Hour Dog adoption event in partnership with Wagmore. Taking place on the Aviary Patio, Angelenos are invited to enjoy bites and cocktails between playtime with puppies that are up for adoption. You can also bring your own dog to join the party!
Website/ 433 N Fairfax Ave 90048
On Aug. 26 and 27, NTWRK, Amazon Music and Audible are teaming up to celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop with an immersive multimedia experience. The weekend will feature performances by DJ Drama and SleazyWorld Go; panel discussions; custom limited edition products with artwork by Glen Infante; listening booths that honor each decade's artists, albums, and moments and more. RSVP is now open.
Website/ 506 Colyton St 90013
Presented by Buchanan’s Whisky, No Us Without You will throw its annual Sayonara Summer Block Party on Aug. 27 from noon to 6 p.m. The Sunday event includes cocktails from Buchanan’s Whisky and Tequila Don Julio, dishes from city-favorite food vendors and live music from DJs and mariachi serenatas. Tickets are available now and proceeds go toward supporting NUWY’s mission to provide meals for undocumented families in L.A.
Website/ 6801 Hollywood Blvd 90028
As summer winds down, Ovation is still embracing the longer, warmer days with a packed slate of events. On Aug. 25 at 7 p.m., there will be a special Pokemon movie night, which will be followed by LA Cinephile Run Club’s community run on Aug 27 and MJ’s Magical 65th Birthday Celebration at Hard Rock Cafe on Aug. 29.
Website/ 120 Colorado Ave 90401
Offering local California fare, The Surfing Fox is now open at the Pierside Hotel. The signature restaurant of the new Santa Monica destination channels SoCal laidback luxury through both the menu and space. From the alfresco patio to sprawling bar, The Surfing Fox comes to life through an interior design that meets at the intersection of West Coast modern and vintage surf culture. More pressing, the menu is helmed by executive chef David Yamaguchi (formerly of Chulita in Venice) who taps into his Japanese and Mexican heritage for menu items like Koji-brined roasted chicken with coconut sauce and green sambal and halibut with yuzu tomato butter. To complement, the beverage program features California-sourced spirits, beers and wines and there is a canine menu for when guests are accompanied by their pups.
Website/ 800 W Olympic Blvd 90015
Now and through Sept. 18, I Can See You (Taylor’s Version) (At GRAMMY Museum) is on display. The special pop-up exhibit celebrates her history-making six sold-out shows at Sofi Stadium and immerses visitors in the world of her music video for “I Can See You (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault).”
Website/ 927 S Broadway 90015
On Aug. 27 from 2 to 6 p.m., Upstairs, the rooftop at the Ace Hotel DTLA, will host Soft Spirits, Los Angeles’ first nonalcoholic bottle shop, for its second annual pop-up. The event will showcase bites from Upstairs and Soft Spirits specialty cocktails, wine and beers and there will be music by Mr. Goodboy. The event is free to attend.
Website/ 1518 N Cahuenga Blvd 90028
Timed to Metallica’s tour stop at Sofi Stadium, Grandmaster Recorders will host its next seasonal Musical Dining Series event with Blackened Whiskey on Aug. 26 from 5:30 to 10 p.m. The five-course tasting menu will feature Blackened Whiskey-based cocktails, Wood Grilled Kerwee Wagyu Ribeye and Rigatoni Carbonara with Lamb Pancetta. Reservations are now open.
Matthew McConaughey and his son Levi announced their support of f Baby2Baby’s Disaster Relief & Emergency Response program, which has already sent tens of thousands of diapers, wipes, formula, baby food, hygiene products, and comfort items to families in Maui affected by the wildfire disaster and will be sending hundreds of thousands more this week. You can help here.
Website/ 416 W 8th St 90014
In honor of National Rum Day on Aug. 18, Broken Shaker at Freehand Los Angeles will offer two cocktails for $12, both made with Don Papa rum from the Philippines.
Website/ 1245 N Spring St 90012
On Aug. 19, The Chainsmookers will debut their new live show experience series, The Party Never Ends, at Los Angeles State Historic Park. Headlined by The Chainsmokers, the event will also feature immersive activations, other performances from the likes of Two Friends and NOTD and more. Tickets are now available.
Website/ 6500 Selma Ave 90028
On Aug. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m., Feeld, the dating app for open-minded people, will host its monthly social at Mama Shelter. Led by the Feeld team and local community leaders, the evening promises a safe physical location to meet and engage with like-minded individuals and make connections in a healthy and encouraging environment.
Website/ 120 S Figueroa St 90015
Moxy & AC Hotel DTLA have a lineup of programming for the end of August. On Aug. 18, it will host Cassidy Davis’ Chaotic Singles Party, followed by a live DJ at the La Lo La Rooftop on Aug. 19 from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., which takes place every Saturday. There will also be an olive oil tasting in partnership with Nuvo Oil on Aug. 22 and the Girls on Guys Comedy Show at Bar Moxy on Aug. 24.
Website/ 22752 Pacific Coast Hwy 90265
In honor of World Diamond Day on Aug. 12, Nobu Ryokan Malibu has partnered with Martin Katz on a custom Diamond Menu. The ongoing partnership is an experience for beachfront suite guests and includes a specially crafted complimentary cocktail, gourmet breakfast for two in-room, exclusive access to Martin Katz’s signature jewelry designs and an optional diamond facial.
Website/ 811 Traction Ave 90013
On Aug. 17 from 7 to 10 p.m., Pali Wine Co.’s natural wine label, Neighborhood Winery, will celebrate its newest release in collaboration with L.A.-based alternative hip-hop artist and music producer, Jermtown, with a free event at its Arts District location. The evening will feature pours of the new release, Loveland, bites, live music from DJ Vivalatina and more. Reservations are not required, but can be made on Tock.
Available now through Oct. 31, all Rock & Brews locations are offering a special cocktail made with Blackened Whiskey, owned by Metallica. Called Whiskey in the Jar, the beverage is a fruity twist on the Whiskey Smash and is made with Blackened, vanilla simple syrup and lemon juice.
Website/ 259 N Pass Ave 91505
On Aug. 23 at 8 p.m., The Roguelike Rumbles, a Pick Your Poison Productions, will host Dungeons Descent, a night of Dungeons and Dragons campaigns for players of all different experience levels. Cosplay is encouraged and tickets are now available. Reservations close on Aug. 19.
Website/ 8440 Sunset Blvd 90069
On Aug. 22, Skybar Night Market returns at Mondrian Los Angeles for an evening of shopping for desert essentials. The Burning Man-themed market, dubbed “In Dust We Trust,” will feature cocktail specials, a beauty bar, tarot readings and DJ sets alongside the shopping. Tickets are now available.
Website/ 117 Manhattan Beach Blvd 90266
On Aug. 24 at 6 p.m., The Strand House in Manhattan Beach will throw a Maui fire recovery fundraiser at its first-floor StrandBar. For $100 per ticket, guests will get to enjoy live performances and the restaurant’s full food, beverage and cocktail menus will be available for purchase. All ticket, food and drink sales will be donated to the Hawaii Community Foundation and the Maui Humane Society. Tickets are now available.
Tiffany Haddish has teamed up with AliExpress for a summer pop-up that will travel around L.A. Showcasing Haddish’s personally curated AliExpress collection, the pop-up will also feature interactive events, photo moments, the chance at prizes and more. The pop-up will first come to The Grove on Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. and Haddish will host a meet and greet starting at 2:30 p.m. Then, the pop-up will be at the Santa Monica Pier from Aug. 22 to 23 and Aug. 25 to 27 at the Glendale Galleria.
Website/ 6600 CA-27 #9038 91303
From Aug. 18 to 20, Topanga Social will host the Valley’s annual 818 Day celebration in partnership with My Valley Pass and Valley Relics Museum. The weekend will include food specials from more than 25 vendors (like $8.18 for every menu item at Rock & Reilly’s and Margarita Garden and $8.18 for the chicken katsu sando at Katsu Sando) and activations (arcade games, DJs, Valley Relics Museum Gallery, etc.).
Website/ 101 Wilshire Blvd 90401
On Aug. 13, Angeleno will host its annual Live & Dine at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows from 5 to 8 p.m. The evening will showcase the best of Los Angeles’ culinary scene and hottest brands including Camphor, Etta, Del Friscos and more. Tickets are now available.
On Aug. 13, K-pop superstar group Aespa will kick off their first global tour with a debut show at Crypto.com Arena. The tour follows their release of My World and will include shows in Dallas, Miami, Atlanta, Washington, Chicago, Boston, Brooklyn and more before heading to Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Germany, England and France.
Website/ 1717 Vine St 90028
Beginning Aug. 11, The Aster has happy hour. Stop by the Hollywood and Vine rooftop between 5 and 7 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday, for $12 cocktails, $8 beers, $10 glasses of wine and discounted bar bites. First come, first served.
Website/ 8446 Melrose Ave 90069
Commemorating the launch of its Egyptian Renaissance Collection, Awe Inspired is giving away two tickets to Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour show at Sofi Stadium on Sept. 4. To enter, visit the Awe Sanctuary on Melrose between now and Aug. 30 and write in a raffle ticket at the Manifestation Alter (no purchase necessary). You can also gain more entries for each $100 spent at the store. In addition to the tickets, Awe will cover transportation costs and will include sets to wear from the Egyptian Renaissance Collecion.
Website/ 6516 Selma Ave 90028
On Aug. 13, Desert 5 Spot will hold a special edition of Swimsuits and Cowboy Boots starting at 2 p.m. Stop by in your best Barbie and Ken-inspired ensembles for a look-alike competition, poolside dancing, cocktails, taco-cart bies, shopping at the Trading Post by Jada & Jon and cowboy karaoke. RSVP here.
Website/ 248 N Rodeo Dr 90210
As its boutique undergoes a massive renovation, Dolce & Gabbana has a new location. Set up in a sleek black-and-white space, it features men’s and women’s ready-to-wear collections, eveningwear, fine jewelry and accessories
Website/ 10250 Santa Monica Blvd 90067
In Italy, Ferragosto marks the beginning of the summer holidays when many Italians have one last hurrah at home before jetting off on vacation. To celebrate, Eataly LA will host Festa Di Ferragosto on Aug. 17 from 6:30 to 9 p.m., which will feature endless traditional Ferragosto bites, classic summer spritzes, Italian wines, live entertainment and 10 percent off purchases. Tickets are now available.
Website/ 237 S Brand Blvd 91210
To celebrate the 15th anniversary of The Americana at Brand, Frida Mexican Cuisine will donate 15% of all proceeds on Aug. 15 to nonprofit Ascencia, which works to aid people out of homelessness. Stop by between noon and 9 p.m. Reservations are open.
Website/ 322 N Pass Ave 91505
On Aug. 13 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Hotel Amarano will have a complimentary wine tasting hosted by Ross Halleck, owner of Halleck Vineyard. The tasting will take place at the Burbank luxury boutique hotel’s FYC Bar + Kitchen and will include paired chef-crafted bites.
Website/ 4798 Commons Way 91302
To celebrate 25 years of The Commons at Calabasas, Marmalade Cafe will donate 25 percent of a portion of proceeds on Aug. 25 to The Calabasas High School Coyote Club, which encourages student engagement in CHS’s Athletic Programs. Stop in between 6 and 10 p.m.
Website/ 2732 Main Street 90405
A new quarterly dinner series called L’Ami, chef Dave Beran will invite James Beard Award-winning chef Erick Williams of Virtue in Chicago into the Pasjoli kitchen. Together, they will craft a multi-course, family-style menu combining Williams' Southern and African-inspired dishes with the farmers market and produce of Southern California. It will take place on Aug. 26 for $225 per person. Limited reservations are now open on OpenTable experience.
Commemorating the release of Prime Video’s Red, White & Royal Blue, there will be a movie-themed, double-decker karaoke bus making its way around L.A. on Aug. 13 so that Angelenos do their best impression of Prince Henry (Nicholas Galitzine) capturing the heart of Alex Clairemont-Diaz (Taylor Zakhar Perez) with an impromptu karaoke number. Kicking off at 10:30 a.m. at Milk Bar on Melrose, the bus will also stop at Rocco’s in West Hollywood from 1 to 3 p.m. and Hamburger Mary’s from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Website/ 7000 Hollywood Blvd 90028
The Hollywood Roosevelt has debuted a new modern dining concept that also channels Hollywood’s Golden Era. A destination for French-California cuisine, Shirley Brasserie is led by chef de cuisine Craig Hopson and presents a menu of classic hors d’oeuvres, raw bar selections, cheese and charcuterie boards, butcher cuts prepared on the wood-fire grill and a 200-plus label wine list.
Website/ 1401 S Oak Knoll Ave 91106
In partnership with Vroman’s Bookstore, The Langham will host a special children’s afternoon tea on Aug. 13 and 20 with seatings at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The afternoon will feature a kids’ menu of book-inspired treats and a live book-reading by the Lobby Lounge staff. Also, all guests under age 12 will receive a copy of The Velveteen Rabbit. Reservations are now open.
Website/ 929 S Broadway 90015
Throughout the month of August the Ace Hotel DTLA will be showing hit movies from the 1980s on Sundays. The films will be played at 2 p.m. and movie goers can go to Loam for brunch and receive 20 percent off of their order and get a free popcorn before showtime.
Website/ 9020 Apollo Way 90242
On Aug. 12 and 13, Benefit will host a pop up at Ulta for its brand new mascara. At the pop-up, Benefit will be a fun house mirror that will have an exclusive AR filter and a raffle to win $1,000 dollars worth of Benefit’s best-sellers.
Website/ 506 South Grand Avenue 90071
To celebrateits 100-year anniversary, The Biltmore Los Angeles is hosting an array of events including Afternoon High Tea on Aug. 12, 13, 26 and 27; a Labyrinth Masquerade on Aug. 18 and 19 and so much more.
Website/ 889 Americana Way 91210
Aug. 5 is National Oyster Day and Bourbon Steak is celebrating throughout August with oyster and caviar specials. With a Chandon By the Bay pairing, your order of Chandon and oysters supports the Wild Oyster Project.
Website/ 512 Rose Ave 90291
On Aug. 8, Cafe Gratitude will host a pop-dinner with a plant-based menu created by chef Anne Thornton and CG executive chef Dreux Ellis. Menu highlights will include artichoke caponata toasts and lemon-herbed summer polenta that can be paired with natural wines or non-alcoholic cocktails. Tickets are now available.
Website/ 217 Metropole Avenue 90704
On Aug. 4, the Catalina Museum for Art & History will host First Friday at the Museum where guests can come and view the Elvis movie and enjoy a Las Vegas-style buffet dinner.
Website/ 6600 CA-27 #2270 91303
Hermès has opened its doors at Westfield Topang,a making it the sixth Hermès store in California. The store is inspired by the Topanga State Park and features color palettes and textures similar to the park.
Website/ 899 Francisco Street 90017
Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown and CorePower Yoga are partnering together to bring back IndiGlow. IndiGlow is an all-levels yoga series taught by professional instructors for anyone to partake in. After the class, participants are encouraged to stop by Metropole Bar + Kitchen to grab a free mimosa and stay for brunch. Classes take place on Sundays from 10 to 11 a.m. on Aug. 6, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 5 and Dec. 3.
Website/ 2025 Avenue of the Stars 90067
On Aug. 6, the Fairmont Century Plaza will host a live podcast episode with Kenzie Elizabeth on dating and relationships along with a Taylor Swift-themed segment and game to welcome all Swifties staying at the hotel for the Eras Tour.
Website/ 371 N. Beverly Drive 90210
Womenswear lifestyle label L’Agence now has a flagship store in Beverly Hills where it offers its signature cute and stylish pieces that endure, including denim, footwear and accessories.
Website/ 8967 Sunset Blvd 90069
From Aug. 24 through Sept. 20, come and check out Mey Gallery’s upcoming collection, Little After Sunset. The exhibit features Allison Lu Wang’s pieces and is paintings with landscape versions of the city, along with pieces filled with imagination and reality.
Website/ 3510 Sunset Blvd 90026
From 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Aug. 5, the Ruby Fruit will throw a seafood party for National Oyster Day. Hosting Westside food truck Little Anchor, oysters on the half shell, grilled oysters, chowder fries and lobster rolls with be available alongside wine pairings.
Website/ 11419 Santa Monica Blvd 90025
On Aug. 5 from 5 to 10 p.m., Ginza Nishikawa is celebrating its first stateside anniversary with the first- ever Nishikawa Night Market at Colony Kitchen. Admission if free; just RSVP online for entry. The evening will feature vendors serving Ginza Nishikawa shokupan-based items for sale including Main Chick Hot Chicken, GoodSteak, The Melt Factory, GG Kitchen, Sweet Rose Creamery and Ginza Nishikawa. There will also be a full-service bar, a DJ and a raffle for prizes like a Balmuda toaster.
Website/ 16101 Ventura Blvd 91436
On Aug. 10, wine and dine at Pasta | Bar. It will host a wine dinner in collaboration with winemaker Emidio Pepe., which will include a welcome cocktail; a one-night-only wine pairing featuring some of the best wines from Italy and Pasta | Bar’s signature tasting menu. Reservations are now open.
Website/ Rodeo Drive 90210
From Aug. 7 to the 13, Rodeo Drive will transform into a street of fashion with pre-fall collection previews, styling sessions, product offerings and much more. Some of the restaurants on the street will also be serving select menus and specialty cocktails.
Website/ 118 Entrada Drive 90402
On August 7, 14, 21 and 28, come to Tallula’s and experience a menu from Kim Prince, the owner and chef at Hotville Chicken. Available on August Mondays, menu highlights include hot fried chicken and fish, mac and smokin’ cheese, some vegan and vegetarian options and, of course, delicious cocktails to cool down the heat.
Website/ 6400 Pacific Coast Hwy Suite 200 90803
On Aug. 24, Anderson .Paak aka DJ Pee.Wee will be spinning at Night Market at The Bungalow Santa Monica where guests can listen to some great music over drinks and eats.
Website/ 214 S. Beverly Drive 90212
Sweet Lady Jane is the sweetest bakery. Besides its excellent assortment of pastries, it is giving away two tickets to Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour show on Aug. 9 st Sofi Stadium. To enter, fans have to follow the Sweet Lady Jane Instagram page and tag at least three of their friends in the comments on the giveaway post. And whether or not you're going to the show, you can stop in for two limited-edition ”Taylor’s Version” cupcake packs until Aug. 11.
Website/ 7469 Melrose Ave 90046
Opening on Aug. 1, Ubuntu is the newest restaurant from Overthrow Hospitality and acclaimed chef Shenarri “Greens” Freeman. The menu is plant-based and inspired by West African ingredients. It features items such as Charred Okra Salad, grilled cabbage, fonio grits lion mane pie and trumpet mushroms.
Website/ 1620 26th Street 90404
Website/ 5333 Zoo Drive 90027
Every Friday evening until Aug. 18, the Los Angeles Zoo comes to life and hosts events with access to the entire zoo until 8 p.m.. Guests get to experience what the animals do at night while listening to live music.
Website/ 8700 W 3rd St 90048
On Aug. 1, A.O.C. on Third Street will host a special evening that celebrates four independent Central Coast winemakers (Amy Christine, Peter Hunken, Jeff Fischer and Jim Knight) who will be in attendance to meet and greet guests. With wines curated by Caroline Styne, the evening will feature Suzanne Goin’s summer menu. Reservations are now open.
Website/ 701 Stone Canyon Rd 90077
Hotel Bel-Air transforms its Front Lawn into a luxury cinematic experience on Aug. 1 for a screening of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and on Aug. 15 for Top Gun. Each evening will feature a menu inspired by the movie of the night with bites from executive chef Connor McVay and gourmet sweets by executive pastry chef Christophe Rull. Guests can opt for general admission or private fire pits where you can roast marshmallows.
Website/ 6400 Pacific Coast Hwy 90803
From 5 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, head to The Bungalow in Long Beach for 50 percent of all food, cocktails, beer and wine.
Website/ 3300 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles CA 90010
On Aug. 4 at 8 p.m., Candlelight Concerts will present a special show by LeAnn Rimes at Immanuel Presbyterian Church. The evening will showcase her meditative chant album, Chant: The Human & The Holy, live for the first time.
Website/ 6000 Santa Monica Blvd 90038
Cinespia takes over the Hollywood Forever Cemetery all of August. This month, screenings include The Neverending Story on Aug. 5; Pretty Woman on Aug. 12; a double feature of Kill Bill: Volumes 1 and 2 on Aug. 19 and Poltergeist on Aug. 26.
Website/ 8260 Marmont Lane 90069
On Aug. 3 at 7 p.m., Friedman Benda Los Angeles will host an intimate in-conversation event with L.A.-based design duo Farrell Hundley, which will be mediated by writer and photographer Juliana Halpert. Reserve a spot.
Website/ 1617 Westcliff Dr 92660
Head to Newport Beach on Aug. 2 for a collaborative dinner at Gracias Madre by chef Michael Reed of Poppy & Seed and Gracias Madre chef Diana Briscoe. The event will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. and will feature a four-course dinner of crispy barbacoa squash blossom, roasted spiced celery root and charred leek and more. Tickets are now available.
On Aug. 2 from noon to 2 p.m., Shiseido Blue Project will host its third annual beach clean-up with Rosario Dawson and in partnership with WSL One Ocean and Wildcoast in Huntington Beach. The event is private, but those interested in volunteering for the day can email [email protected] for a potential spot.
Website/ Venice Beach
On Aug. 5, Grlswirl will host its second annual Surf Skate Fest in partnership with Cariuma and Carver at Venice Beach on Windward Avenue. The event includes a morning group paddle out; a surf skate competition and a screening of the Grlswrl Carver documentary, which will be followed by a ‘70 dance party under the famous Venice sign.
Don’t miss out on all the fun, food, music and more happening in Los Angeles throughout August.
Photography by: Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana