Los Angeles Weekend Roundup (2024)

The Best Things To Do in Los Angeles 4/26/24 – 4/28/24

LA’s Fairmont Century Plaza Debuts Havana Nights Pop-Up

Fairmont Century Plaza, Los Angeles’ luxury landmark hotel,debuts Havana Nights, an outdoor Cuban inspired co*cktail lounge offering handcrafted libations, light bites, and a calendar of community events, bringingthe rhythms of Cuba to the heart of Los Angeles. Havana Nights is the latest seasonal transformation of the hotel’sbeloved winter chalets, breathing in new life with vibrant décor reminiscent of 1950s Havana and a spirited menu in partnership with SelvaRey Rum. The co*cktail lounge will serve a curated menu of Mojitos, Cuba Libres, and more featuringSelvaRey Rum, the premium rum brand co-owned by Bruno Mars and one of the most sustainable rum distilleries in the world. Complementing the drinks is a dining menu from Executive Chef Ramon Bojorquez that offers a twist on Cuban classics such as Plantains, Croquettes, and Cubano Sandwiches. Havana Nights comes alive with a monthly line-up of exclusive activations including DJ nights, Cuban band performances, themed pop-ups, cigar rolling, rum dinner and more. The lounge offers 5 custom-built cabanas with seating available for 2-8 guests plus 2 communal tables. Designed withtropical luxury in mind, each cabana is unique and offers a striking Cuban-inspired feel with garlands of palms, bright flowers, and vibrant prints. Various prices; Mondays – Sundays (through Summer 2024), 5:00 pm; 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067; 310.424.3030

Stagecoach Country Music Festival

Giddy up! The desert comes alive with country music’s biggest stars this weekend at Stagecoach country music festival. Don your boots, grab your hat, and get ready for a three-day extravaganza featuring headliners Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, and Morgan Wallen! Tickets are sold out, but you can still sign up for the waitlist; Friday – Sunday, Empire Polo Club – 81-800 51st Ave, Indio, CA 92201

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RumbleBoxing Teams Up with The Michael J. Fox Foundation in Honor of Parkinson’s Awareness Month

In honor or Parkinson’s Awareness Month,RumbleBoxing, anXponential Fitnessbrand, announced its continued partnership for the second consecutive year with Team Fox, the grassroots fundraising community ofThe Michael J. Fox Foundation. The MJFF raises funds and garners support forParkinson’s Disease, a neurodegenerative disorder that affects movement, often causing tremors and stiffness. RumbleBoxing studiosnationwide will invite the local community and members to glove up in support of raising funds and awareness for Parkinson’s disease through donation entry classes. To amplify the impact,RumbleBoxing is excited to present a multi-city panel tour withRumbleBoxing Co-Founder, Noah Neiman, alongside MJFF community members affected by Parkinson’s. In addition to the panel, studios across the country are hosting an Open House with donation-based classes to bring awareness to the benefits of boxing for movement disorders like Parkinson’s disease.The tour comes to Los Angeles today at the Burbank studio with a panel discussion, followed by the free fundraising class. Free (donation based); Saturday, 11:30 am; 3820 W Verdugo Ave, Burbank, CA 91505; 818.736.5151

Weekends are for Bottomless Brunches in Los Angeles

Here in LA, booze and brunch go together like peas and carrots. Whether you wantWaffles, Eggs,orAvocado Toast, nothing complements your meal like an ice-cold co*cktail, especially if that glass is endless. But where can you find these brunches with bottomless co*cktails and tasty bites? Don’t stress; I got you. I’m here to give you a list of the best bottomless brunches in Los Angeles. So all you have to do is grab a cute brunch outfit and your date, and get ready to indulge in fun, good food, and drinks. Cheers!

Pizza City Fest

It’s almost pizza time! This weekend Pizza City Fest makes its highly anticipated return for another delicious year at L.A. Live. Started by 13-time James Beard Award-winning food reporter Steve Dolinsky, Pizza City Fest is a food festival starring everyone’s favorite dish, and aims to showcase LA’s “unsung pizza artisans, educate and inform the public on how to make a better pizza at home, and highlight what goes into great pizza.” Watch live demos, attend panel discussion, and most importantly, sink your teeth into pies from some of the best pizzerias from Santa Barbara to San Diego, ranging in styles from Sicilian, artisan, Neapolitan, Detroit, and LA style. And did I mention there will also be desserts!$125; Saturday – Sunday, 1 – 5:00 pm; The Event Deck at L.A. LIVE – 1005 Chick Hearn Ct, Los Angeles, CA 90015; 877.237.8425

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Original Lowrider Super Show

Gear up for the ultimate celebration of cruising culture! The Original Lowrider LA Super Show 2024 revs into action at the Los Angeles Convention Center, showcasing the finest lowriders, motorcycles, bikes, and even pedal cars. This two-day indoor extravaganza is your chance to witness rolling works of art and immerse yourself in the rich history and vibrant community of lowriding. $40 – $60; Saturday, 1 – 9:00 pm and Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; LA Convention Center (South Hall) – 1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.741.1151

LA County High School For The Arts Presents Future Arts Gala!

LA County High School for the Arts(LACHSA),the number one arts high school in America, is hosting its7thAnnual Future Artists Gala at theAVALON Hollywood, one of Hollywood’s most historic landmarks, spotlighting special celebrity guests, exciting student performances, exclusive auction items from internationally renownedLACHSAartists, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, co*cktails, delectable food, and much more! TheFuture Artists Galawill feature world-class entertainment by some of the most talented student artists in LA County in music, theatre, cinematic arts, dance, and visual arts.LACHSAalumFinn Wittrock(The Big Short, LA LA Land, American Horror Story,andThe Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story) will be the host for the evening.Tony BarbierifromJimmy Kimmel Live!will serve as live auction host. Los Angeles Artist, iconic muralist, andLACHSAalumRobert Vargaswill be honored with theLACHSA Luminary Awardand EMMY®, Tony®, and two-time Academy Award nominee, and four-time GRAMMY®-nominated actorJohn Lithgowand his sisterRobin Lithgowwill be honored with theLACHSA Arts Advocate Awardfor their incredible advocacy for arts education. Renowned actor, writer, andLACHSA Foundation Board Member,Melina Kanakaredesis this year’s event producer and this year’s event raises funds to directly support the tuition-free arts education and programming atLA County High School for the Arts (LACHSA). Various prices; Saturday, 6:30 pm; AVALON Hollywood – 1735 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.462.8900


Smorgasburg LA

Ever have BBQ with a Cambodian twist? Or maybe crispy, crave-worthy tacos are your thing? Whatever your taste buds desire, you will find it at Smorgasburg LA. The largest open air food market welcomes you to sink your teeth into nearly 100 of LA’s best food and beverage vendors.Free entry; Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; ROW DTLA – 777 Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90021; 213.988.8890

KCRW’s Good Food PieFest & Contest

KCRW’s legendary PieFest returns this year, partnering with the Fowler Museum for a day of indulgence and celebration. Get ready for a massive pie contest, baking demos, a marketplace, live music, and – most importantly – slices of pie (with a delicious twist)! RSVP now and secure your PieFest tasting ticket and support KCRW. $40; Sunday, 12 – 5:00 pm; Royce Quad at UCLA, 10745 Dickson Ct, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Chess Sundays in Santa Monica

Sharpen your strategy and unleash your inner chess master! Downtown Santa Monica’s Chess Sundays offer weekly casual play for all ages and skill levels on the iconic Third Street Promenade. Some chess sets will be provided (including giant ones)! Free; Sundays, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm; 1200 Block of Third Street Promenade (Between Arizona & Wilshire)

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(4/29) On Sale Now: Celebrate Make-A-Wish’s Birthday at the American Girl Store in Century City

Celebrate Make-A-Wish’s birthday with a Hawaiian-themed birthday party at the American Girl Store in Century City.$100+; 4/29, 5:30 – 7:30 pm; 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90067

Guests can expect:

  • Delicious food
  • Specialty co*cktails and glitter mocktails
  • Crafts for kids
  • A private shopping experience
  • Opportunity to win exclusive prizes
  • A special American Girl commemorative item

(5/1): On Sale Now: Goats at Play 5.0 with Chef Steph Izard

The Goats at Play Dinner is back on 5/1 for another one-night only, communal dinner experience where Chef Stephanie Izard and her team will bring ideas they’ve scribbled down in their notebooks to Girl & the Goat’s dinner table. The dinner will feature bold flavors from seven different dishes which can be leveled up with an optional wine pairing, specially selected to complement the flavors of each course.$85 (dinner) and +$40 (wine pairing); 5/1, Please contact the restaurant for seating times; 555 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA 90013; 213.799.4628

(5/4) On Sale Now: No Kid Hungry’sTaste of the NationEvent Returns to LA

No Kid Hungry’sTaste of The Nation food festivalis making its return toLos Angeles, at Media Park in Culver City. Attendees will enjoy exceptional eats and curated drinks from Los Angeles’ top chefs and mixologists – including Brooke Williamson, Mei Lin, Shirley Chung, Stephanie Izzard, Jazz Singsanong, and Michael Reed – all united to support No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger in California and across the U.S.In addition to the incredible line-up of culinary talents, the afternoon will also include live entertainment and games.Taste of the Nationpromises a fun-filled day highlighting the vibrancy and generosity of Los Angeles’ culinary community.Los Angeles has no shortage of food events. However, given that 1 in 8 kids in the U.S., and 1 in 7 in California face hunger each day. We’re proud to support No Kid Hungry’sTaste of the Nationwhich helps raise critical funds and awareness to end childhood hunger.$135+; 5/4, 1 – 4:00 pm; Media Park – 9070 W. Venice Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

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