What’s Up in June

Can you believe summer is here? Let’s get started on some great things to do in LA this June! From the ‘Saved By The Bell’ Pop Up Restaurant, to the LA Pride Parade to short week getaways, please find some of my top recommendations below!

Saved By The Bell Pop Up Restaurant

 

 

 

 

 

It’s time to set those calendars back about about 25 years, because here comes Saved By the Max, the neon-tinged pop-up restaurant aiming to be a near-complete recreation of Saved By the Bell’s own iconic restaurant. Organizers Zack Eastman, Steve Harris, and Derek Berry have nailed the show-approved look, from the retro diner seats to the Bayside High lockers and even Mr. Belding’s own office — now all that’s left is to eat. Location: 7100 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA

Click here to purchase tickets.

LA Pride Parade 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the biggest pride events in the US, LA Pride attracts as many as a half of a million people during its two-day festival at West Hollywood Park, including its signature Sunday parade (June 9+10). The atmosphere is good-natured and raucous; local color is provided by divas, drag queens and DJs.
Click here for more information.

DTLA Donut Fest

 

 

 

 

Join us for a one-day edible exploration of LA’s favorite pastry at the first-ever DTLA Donut Festival at Union Station. The momentously mouthwatering event will showcase the donut in all its many guises: plain, glazed, and filled; traditional and new wave along with “donut-adjacent” treats including churros, apple fritters, and (of course) donut holes.

Click here for more details.

18 small towns around LA you should absolutely visit

Need to leave city life behind for a little while? Check out these small towns nearby that are perfect for a weekend getaway, courtesy of Curbed LA. Read more here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ojai

With a combination of quality wine, mission-style architecture, and a legion of spas and health resorts, Ojai has everything one could want from a small town retreat from city life. Take a hike. Read a book. Meditate. Ojai has long been the place Southern Californians go to relax.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solvang
An entire town devoted to the Danish heritage of its founders, Solvang can feel a bit like another country—or maybe Disneyland. The streets are lined with colorful Scandinavian-style buildings and replicas of notable monuments and sculptures found in Copenhagen. There’s also plenty of Danish food to be found, including the aebleskiver for which the town is famous.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morro Bay
There’s plenty to do in this pretty seaside town north of San Luis Obispo, including kayaking, biking, and eating (fish and chips, anyone?). Take a stroll through the kitschy shops and grab some saltwater taffy and a postcard. Of course, the main attraction is the striking—and very photogenic—576-foot rock that rises majestically from the bay.

Read more here! 

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What’s Up in May

There’s so much to look forward to in May, the SoCal beginning of summer. With Cinco de Mayo and Memorial Day and near-perfect weather on all the days in between, there’s no shortage of things to do and see in our great city. Here are a few of the things on my May to-do list:

Cinco de Mayo on Olvera Street

 

 

 

 

Head to DTLA the first weekend in May for a truly authentic Cinco de Mayo celebration. Olvera Street’s annual festivities span two days and features mariachi, pinatas, carnival games and authentic Mexican food all in the Mexico-style town square in the oldest part of downtown.  

Masters of Taste

 

 

 

 

Back for another year at the Rose Bowl May 6th, Masters of Taste is the luxury food festival. The event will showcase some of LA’s most renowned restaurants, including Redbird, Bourbon Steak, Bone Kettle, Ramen Tatsunoya and the Raymond, among others. More info and tickets here.

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What’s Up in April

Spring has sprung and the rain has subsided. Time to get back to doing what we do best in Los Angeles, and make the most of our time outdoors. Here’s what’s happening in April that will help you do just that:

Rooftop Cinema Club

 

 

 

 

The fourth season of alfresco film viewing at the Montalban has kicked off! Enjoy beautiful city views and excellent movies including The Big Lebowski, Mean Girls, The Shape of Water and more. Movies, drinks and sunset ensure a perfect date night. More info and tickets here.

RenFair SoCal

 

 

 

 

The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire comes to SoCal the first weekend in April and runs Saturdays and Sundays through May 20. The oldest RenFair in the country, the event covers 20 acres in Irwindale, CA with Elizabethan dress, food and fun. Catch a joust, bring your own costume. More info and tickets here.

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What’s Up in March

Spring is in the air this month! The days are getting longer, the flowers are blooming and there’s a bunch of new hot spots to check out. Here’s what I’m super excited to check out this month!

Descanso Gardens’ Cherry Blossom Festival

 

 

 

 

Everything’s in bloom at this monthlong celebration of Japanese culture. Check out origami demos, flower-arranging workshops and daily tours of the amazing pink-flowering cherry blossom trees. More info here.

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What’s Up in February

Ah, February. A time when love is usually in the air, but we in Los Angeles are enjoying a bit of early summer, too. While much of the rest of the country is bundled up and shoveling snow, we’re soaking up the sun and putting those New Years’ resolutions to the test.  Here’s some of what’s happening in our great city this month:

LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show

 

 

 

 

Sweetening up the Anaheim Convention Center Feb. 10th and 11th, is the second LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show. Expanding to two full days this year, the cookie convention will offer two full days of workshops, dessert competitions and previews of new pastry tools. Plus plenty of sweet treats. Get more info and tickets here.

Museum of Failure

 

 

 

 

Rather than brush blunders under the rug, this popular exhibit at the Arts District’s A+D Museum makes its way to LA after a hot run in Sweden. Showcasing the world’s worst inventions and some of the biggest flops, the Museum of Failure runs through Feb. 18. Don’t miss your chance to see view a collection including Harley-Davidson perfume, Trump: The Game and Colgate’s frozen beef lasagna. More info here.

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What’s Up in January

2018 is here! It’s a new year and that means more chances to explore the city – whether you’ve been here for ages or are just getting settled from somewhere else. January is a great time to refresh, reset, and make the most of your city and its surroundings. Here’s some of the great stuff happening that I hope to check out this month:

Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage

 

 

 

 

Ending its LACMA run on Jan. 7, this exhibit offers a close encounter with 41 hand-painted Marc Chagall costumes as well as almost 100 sketches and studies from three ballets and one opera. Catch it while you can! Tickets and info here.

The Yoga Expo

 

 

 

 

Namaste your way into the new year, proper. The Yoga Expo takes place Jan. 6 at the Pasadena Convention Center.  An all-day pass is $35 and gets you unlimited classes and workshops throughout the day. More info and tickets hereContinue reading “What’s Up in January”

What’s Up in December

‘Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry. And that means loads of fun holiday activities all over Los Angeles. Here are some of the things I hope to check out this month, in between all the other parties and events. Hope to see you out there. Happy Holidays!

The Ultimate Holiday Movie Series

 

 

 

 

Rooftop movies get the holiday treatment all month long thanks to Rooftop Cinema Club. See classics like It’s a Wonderful Life and modern faves like Love Actually. Tickets and info here.

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What’s Up in October

Fall – and Oktoberfest – is officially in the air!  These are some of the things I’m looking forward to this month:

Smorgasburg LA

Every Sunday from 10am to 4pm, the Alameda Produce Market in DTLA is transformed into a bustling bazaar featuring food and shopping vendors. There’s vintage finds, crafts and dozens of unique vendors covering the 5-acre site, which is part of ROW DTLA.

 

 

 

 

 

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What’s Up in September

September is a great time in Los Angeles with so much happening around town and the temperatures hopefully dropping soon. Here are some of the highlights that I’m looking forward to checking out this month:

Spire 73

If you’re a fan of whiskey, the “tallest open-air bar in the Western Hemisphere” is a great date night spot with a ton of choices and spectacular views. The sun is setting earlier now, so it’s a perfect time to go!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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