Here are our suggestions of things to do in Los Angeles this weekend…
Moon Festival Cocktail Feast
In honor of the Harvest Moon Festival, LUCKYRICE’s annual Cocktial Feast is returning for a night of innovative, Asian-inspired libations (ingredients include Thai chili, Oolong tea and plum wine, among others) centered around Bombay Sapphire East. The two-hour (three-hour for VIP), late-night cocktail extravaganza will feature drinks such as the Sichuan Collins, Drogon Punch and Conjuring Secrets, which consists of Bombay gin, lime, tangerine/white sesame syrup and tarragon jasmine tea. The creation is just one of many from LA’s top mixologists, who will be shaking and stirring throughout the evening.
Friday September 23rd
501 Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA
Please see Cocktail Feast for more details!
LA Podcast Festival
LA’s fifth annual podcast fest will include live broadcasts, meet-and-greets with local hosts, forums and stand-up comedy. Broadcast nerds have never looked so cool. Though this year’s lineup is still to come, past podcasts include Doug Loves Movies, Jimmy Pardo’s Never Not Funny, Marc Maron’s WTF, Paul F. Tompkins’s Spontaneanation and more.
Friday, September 23rd – Sunday, September 25th
Single Day : $55 – $76
Weekend Pass: $150
Sofitel Los Angeles
8555 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Please see Pod Fest for more details!
James Beard Foundation’s Taste America
The James Beard Foundation’s will be kicking off its national Taste America tour this fall and making its first stop in Los Angeles. On September 23, the foundation will be hosting a Night of Culinary Stars dining event at Vibiana. The evening will begin with a reception of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from local chefs and restaurateurs including Nyesha Arrington (Leona) and Jeremy Fox (Rustic Canyon). Guests will then enjoy an unforgettable dinner prepared by James Beard Award–winning chef Scott Conant, Curtis Stone, Hedy Goldsmith and Neal Fraser. This unique, fine dining experience is one-night-only and an absolute must for any food connoisseur. A portion of the proceeds will be going towards the Taste America Scholarship Fund.
Friday, September 23rd
$275 – $3,000
214 S Main Street
Los Angeles, CA
Please see Taste America for more details!
Museum Day Live!
In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission everyday, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonianmagazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket…for free. This year, a handful of LA-area museums are participating: The Fowler Museum at UCLA, The GRAMMY Museum, the Museum of Latin American Art (it’s in Long Beach), Zimmer Children’s Museum and more.
Saturday, September 24th
Various Locations around Los Angeles
Please see Museum Day for more details!
Surf City Surf Dog
Start teaching your pooch how to carve waves because Huntington Beach’s annual surf dog competition is right around the corner. The event starts out with two days of “yappy hour” specials and surfing exhibits, followed by the competition itself on Sunday. The action starts in the morning with big dogs and works its way up (or down?) to pint-sized pooches before the final round.
Sunday, September 25th
Free to Spectate
$64 to Register a Dog
Main Street, 92648
Please see Surf Dog for more details!