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Roller Skate And Sip On Cocktails At This Free Disco Rink Pop-Up On SaMo Pier

Start your weekend off right with a free roller-rink disco party right over the sea! From Friday through Sunday, Benefit Cosmetics is hosting the ultimate roller disco party at the iconic Santa Monica Pier. Skate rentals and one-hour sessions are free with RSVP. Put on your best disco outfit and get ready to groove along to their perfectly curated music. The fun doesn’t stop there though! To really set the vibe, Klarna is hooking up guests with a FREE cocktail. All you’ll have to do is download the app and show the bartender to redeem it. Benefit’s Gimme Pink Roller Rink event is in celebration of their newest brow product—Gimme Brow & Volumizing Pencil. In honor of this, guests will also have exclusive access to their makeup brow bar to receive the most flawless brows. It’s bound to be a weekend filled with skate grooving, beauty, and sipping! Cheers to that. Friday, Aug. 12:
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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House Reopens This Month With A Free Lawn Party

After around two years of closure, L.A.’s remarkable Hollyhock House is set to reopen on August 18, 2022, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. It closed its doors to the public at the start of the pandemic, leaving curious Lloyd Wright enthusiasts with nothing more than a virtual window into this local marvel. Within the same week, on August 20, the Cultural Affairs Department is hosting a free lawn party for the community from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. This outdoor evening affair will feature free hot dogs, crafts, live music and a Bob Baker Marionette Theater show which pays homage to...
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The Last Supermoon Of The Year Will Light Up L.A. Skies Thursday Night

Stargazers will be over the moon with this one. During the evening hours of Thursday, August 11, the moon will move closer to Earth, illuminating our sky with the fourth and final supermoon of the year. This supermoon, otherwise known as the Sturgeon Moon, will peak at approximately 6:36 p.m. Pacific Time. You can calculate your time zone here. A supermoon is a celestial event that describes the moon at its closest proximity to the Earth on its orbit (or reaches “perigee”). As a result, the moon appears to be bigger and brighter than usual. The Sturgeon Moon finishes off this year’s display of four supermoons, the first of which lit up our sky in May. Moreover, the August moon’s moniker is derived from the giant sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain that were most readily caught during this part of summer.
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The Iconic Eva Longoria Will Be Guest-Bartending At The SaMo Bungalow Night Market

Living in Los Angeles, we’re spoiled with extraordinary experiences, and The Bungalow Night Market is bringing us another memorable one with the help of Eva Longoria. The guest-bartending actress will be shaking things up in honor of her Casa Del Sol luxury tequila and serving up some refreshing cocktails. This actually isn’t the first time a star has blessed the event since its summer debut. Their weekly Night Market is loved by locals and celebs alike. So much in fact that Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul guest-bartended in June for his Dos Hombres Mezcal and comedian Kevin Hart debuted his plant-based concept Hart House in July. Aside from all the star-seeing, this weeks Thursday event has a delicious lineup of food vendors including authentic Tijuana-style tacos from Tacos 1986, savory slices by Secret Vegan Pizza, crispy sandwiches and tenders from Chickies Hot Chicken, famous vegan burgers by Monty’s Good Burger, and homemade desserts from Gooey Center and Cookies by Linda.
LOS ANGELES, CA

This Hidden DTLA Tea Parlor Transports You To A Seductive And Whimsical World

In the basement of The Wayfarer Hotel lies a mysterious hidden gem full of tantalizing ambiance and treats. The Lily Rose is an intimate tea parlor by day and a seductive speakeasy by night. Of course, this is no ordinary tea room. Their underground space is decked out in whimsical decors such as their red plush couches, posh ceramic tea sets, Zoltar fortune teller, and vintage pinball machine―all accompanied by dim lighting and colorful stained glass lamps. We had the pleasure of experiencing their High Tea & Highballs service that offers a selection of warm loose leaf teas, herbal-infused cocktails,...
LOS ANGELES, CA

A Huge Bavarian-Style Beer Festival Is Coming To SoCal This Summer—And Tickets Are On Sale!

Sip, sing and “proust!” your way through the weekend at the 2nd Annual Long Beach Oktoberfest. You’ll get a taste of the beloved “Volksfest” in Germany with authentic brews like Paulaner Golden Oktoberfest Bier while partaking in boozy traditions. This year’s celebrations will be happening on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from September ​​23 to October 9, 2022. You’re guaranteed between 4 and 10 hours of fun, depending on the day —and how long you can stay standing.  Once you step inside the blue-and-white tents outside the 1920s Scottish Rite Event Center in Long Beach, you’ll immediately be transported to Munich’s charming beer halls. You’ll join fellow lederhosen-clad revelers for a raucous celebration of brews, buzzing with Bavarian spirit, endless pours with performances by a live polka band. As you go from tap to tap, the world-famous host Festmeister Hans und Die Sauerkrauts will be serving up his signature mix of antics and tricks.
LONG BEACH, CA

The Weeknd Is Bringing A Halloween Horror Nights Experience To Universal Studios

Spooky season is just around the corner, which means Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) are creeping their way into our plans, and it seems Abel ‘The Weeknd’ Tesfaye wants in on some of that action. “We are thrilled to take guests inside of the mind of The Weeknd, who is a Halloween Horror Nights fan himself,” said John Murdy, Executive Producer of HHN’s in a press release. Sounds like Los Angeles is in for a real (grotesque) treat this season by entering into the world of The Weeknd’s scariest fantasies. His latest album is set to be the soundtrack of his After Hours Nightmare experience. Rumor has it, he’ll be stalking fans throughout the maze while bandaged creeps attempt to perform gory plastic surgery. Expect a carnage rave, a bloody masquerade, and many other under-worldly frights.  
LOS ANGELES, CA

Angelenos Pay Their Respects To Legendary Broadcaster Vin Scully

On Tuesday, August 2, 2022, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced the passing of legendary broadcaster Vin Scully. “He was the voice of the Dodgers, and so much more. He was their conscience, their poet laureate, capturing their beauty and chronicling their glory from Jackie Robinson to Sandy Koufax, Kirk Gibson to Clayton Kershaw,” shared the team in a statement. “Vin Scully was the heartbeat of the Dodgers–and in so many ways, the heartbeat of all of Los Angeles.” Scully started his career in 1949 and entered the Brooklyn Dodgers broadcasting booths during their 1950 season. He faithfully followed the Dodgers in...
LOS ANGELES, CA

Sip On Some Refreshing Avocado Beer At Angel City Brewery’s Avocado Fest

Avocado Fest is back in Los Angeles and Angel City is serving up their famed avocado beer in celebration. Join the local brewery this Saturday, August 6th for a day filled with avocado-themed activities. Guests can expect incredible aerialists, live music from DJs, avocado juggling, pit counting, and even an avocado eating contest. Don’t forget about the main stars of the event—their Avocado Ale and Guavocado Ale. Their Avo-Ale is infused with, you guessed it—avocado, along with honey, cilantro, and lime juice to create thirst-quenching harmony. Their Guavocado Ale is infused with fresh avocado and sweet guava, trust us—you’ll definitely want a second round of this sweet beer. If avocado infused beer isn’t your thing, not to worry! All your beer favorites are still on tap. We highly recommend trying their Srirachelada. It’s a michelada mixed with sriracha, and provides the perfect kick of heat.
LOS ANGELES, CA

5 Things You Might Have Missed Last Week In L.A.: Aug. 08

Things are always moving and happening in Los Angeles, so much so, that you might have missed out on a couple of things. Luckily, you have us to keep you in the loop. Here’s what you may have missed… Start filling your calendar with these stimulating activities to help you cope with the soaring temperatures while ensuring you make the most of the summer. Whether it’s a trip out of town, finding refuge at a lush sky-high oasis, or boozing it up at a burlesque show, here are all the exciting things you can do this August in L.A. Check out the whole list here! Sip, sing and “proust!” your way through the weekend at the 2nd Annual Long Beach Oktoberfest. You’ll get a taste of the beloved “Volksfest” in Germany with authentic brews like Paulaner Golden Oktoberfest Bier while partaking in boozy traditions. Gather your beer buddies and join the waitlist here!
LOS ANGELES, CA

The Hollywood Walk Of Fame Is Set To Get A Makeover

The iconic street monument is known as the heart of Hollywood. It’s often a tourist destination and holds a significant amount of history in both media and culture. Come next Summer, The Hollywood Walk of Fame is set to receive a total makeover. “This began as an effort to bring a cohesive, holistic design – centered around residents and pedestrians – to the Hollywood Walk of Fame,” stated Los Angeles Council-member Mitch O’Farrell in a 2020 statement. “In the wake of COVID-19, the goals of this project are even more important. Enhancing public spaces is not only good for our...
LOS ANGELES, CA

Experience Beyoncé’s Most Iconic Tracks On Strings At This ‘Irreplaceable’ Candlelight Concert

The Bey Hive is about to be treated to a stunning evening of all Bey’s greatest songs with a classical twist! In the wake of the star’s seventh studio album drop, Candlelight is revisiting her most iconic anthems from the past decades, featuring L.A.’s gifted Orchid String Quartet. There’ll be just two 60-minute concerts taking place on August 13 at the historic Immanuel Presbyterian Church, one at 6:30 p.m. and the second at 9 p.m.
LOS ANGELES, CA

This Decades-Old Art Deco Hospital In L.A. Is Set To Turn Into Affordable Housing

The famed Los Angeles County General Hospital is set to become an affordable housing facility. The building itself, known for its architecture, has quite a rich history. Its 1.2 million square foot, 19-story space opened in 1934 and provided healthcare needs to Angelenos for decades. Unfortunately, it was severely damaged in the 1994 Northridge Earthquake and no longer met safety compliances. Earlier this year though, the county released a four-year study on how to repurpose the historic Art Deco Building and breathe new life into its legacy. “Throughout my time as Supervisor for the First District, I have introduced various motions in alignment with the community to move forward with a collective vision for redeveloping the historic General Hospital,” said Supervisor Solis in a press release. “Cementing our commitment to its restoration and reuse can aid in our response to the housing crisis our region is experiencing, as well as provide exceptional health services–carrying on the hospitals over 150-year-old mission. I’m grateful for the support of Eastside residents and stakeholders in moving this collective dream forward.”

10 Incredible Things You Don’t Want To Miss In L.A: Aug. 5-7

With so many options in Los Angeles, making plans can be quite the task. Luckily, you have us. If you’re in need of plans this weekend August 5-7, we’ve got you covered. Check out our amazing selection below! Start filling your calendar with these stimulating activities to help you cope with the soaring temperatures while ensuring you make the most of the summer. Whether it’s a trip out of town, finding refuge at a lush sky-high oasis or boozing it up at a burlesque show, here are all the exciting things you can do this August in L.A. Check out the whole list here! On Tuesday, August 2, 2022, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced the passing of legendary broadcaster Vin Scully. Many paid their respects to Scully by leaving flowers and gifts at the entrance of Dodger Stadium and on his famous Walk of Fame star. Those who couldn’t make it in person honored him through artwork and murals. We’ve collected a few of our favorites for you to appreciate here.
LOS ANGELES, CA

L.A.’s Favorite Little Literary Fair Returns To Hauser & Wirth This Weekend

Art connoisseurs and book worms, rejoice! Hauser & Wirth has the perfect event in store for you. This weekend the Little Literary Art Fair (also known as LITLIT) returns to the art gallery. “Following the success of its inaugural year, we are pleased to partner again with the Los Angeles Review of Books to bring LITLIT back to Los Angeles,” stated Dr. Michaela Unterdörfer, Publisher of Hauser & Wirth Publishers. “As an international publisher with deep roots in the arts scene, it is a great honor to support and showcase the many local independent presses who are a testament to this vibrant literary community.” It’s been 3 years since their last one in 2019 where over 5,000 people joined in on the fun. Now they’re back, and guests can expect a jam-paced weekend full of art, discussions, bookbinding, tea tasting, and other awesome literary activities. There will also be incredible panels with publishers, authors, artists, and so much more this year. Get those tote bags ready because food from local businesses, a wide array of exhibits, and goods will be available to enjoy as well!
LOS ANGELES, CA

Don’t Miss This Season Of Lavish And Raucous Spectacles With The Dollface Dames

The Dollface Dames are officially back with their opulent and outrageous spectacles at TRiP Santa Monica, Saint & Sinner and Attitude Lounge. These devilishly talented, world-class performers will be pairing live shows with delectable drinks and bites throughout the summer. Each Dame will be strutting onto the stage with a weekly show that will tantalize your senses. You’ll be sipping tipples or craft brews and be immersed in a world of feathers, fur, corsets and steamy stunts. Get your weekly dose of glitz and glamour TRiPTease Burlesque every Wednesday through July 27. It’s one of the best and longest-running burlesque shows in L.A. so make sure you don’t miss these fiery performances.
LOS ANGELES, CA

Bring Your Furry Friend For An Exclusive Dog Walk At South Coast Botanic Garden

We are all in need of a change of scenery from time to time―and the same holds true for our furry little friends. South Coast Botanic Garden (SCBG) has just the perfect solution in mind. Every Sunday, they’re welcoming you to grab a leash and bring along your four-legged friend to explore its lavish grounds. Found in Palos Verdes, this gorgeous 87-acre garden is home to more than 2500+ unique species of plants making it quite the lush oasis. Now you and your fur baby can escape the city and take in all of its natural beauty. Be sure to keep in mind that there are only a few spots off limits to dogs out of safety and precaution. This includes the Bohannon Rose Garden and the Koi Pond―but not to worry, you and your pup will still be able to enjoy a majority of this green-filled gem. These special dog walk hours happen every Sunday from 9A.M. to 5P.M. All four-legged and two-legged friends are welcome!
LOS ANGELES, CA

41 Free Things To Do In Los Angeles This Summer

Los Angeles is home to multi-million-dollar mansions, custom-made cars worth more than small islands, and, now, crippling gas prices. But there are some ways to enjoy this bustling coastal paradise that won’t bankrupt you; they’ll merely require a little planning. So if you’re just saving up for your next avocado toast or those mounting parking tickets, browse this list of free things to do in LA. Just like traffic, hiking in L.A. is an unavoidable part of life, and the best way to motivate yourself is with a refreshing reward at the end of it. From icy mountain pools to inviting hot springs, here are all the swimming spots you can cool off in for free.
LOS ANGELES, CA