Here are our suggestions of things to do in Los Angeles this weekend…
The Taste attracts foodies of all types to the Paramount back lot for a weekend to sample some of the best food and wine LA has to offer. Opening Night welcomes The Times’s top-tier food staff and many of the weekend’s featured chefs for a spattering of tastings (both edible and drinkable) from dozens of eateries around the city. The weekend’s remaining highlights include “Field to Fork,” hosted by Times Food Editor Russ Parsons and Gary Menes, chef and owner of Le Comptoir. Saturday evening’s “Dinner with a Twist,” hosted by Jonathan Gold (Times restaurant critic), Jenn Harris (Times deputy food editor) and Michael Fiorell (Love & Salt chef), features live food/cocktail demos from some of the city’s best culinary figures. The weekend rounds out with a Sunday Brunch & BBQ, followed by a colorful “Flavors of LA” cooking event. In addition, various Times editors and writers will host daily panel discussions and demonstrations on topics from farm-to-table cuisine to how to mix the perfect cocktail. Your ticket allows you full nibbling privileges, as you soak up knowledge from the esteemed panelists.
Friday, September 4th – Sunday, September 6th 2015
11:00 AM – 10:30 PM
Varies from $100 – $175 for different events
Paramount Pictures Studio
5555 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Please see The Taste to buy tickets and for more details.
Off Tha’ Hook Catch and Release Fishing on the LA River
Join us for the second annual FoLAR Fish Derby – “Off Tha’ Hook”. Our event will take place on September 5th, which is one of the “Free” fishing days, as per U.S. Fish and Wildlife who govern fishing on the river, “Free” meaning, no license is needed on this day so it is open to all. We will have Biologists at the event as well to weigh, measure and catalog every fish prior to releasing back into the LA River to serve as an addendum to our 2008 Fish Study. This event is also designed to promote Stewardship of Fishing on the Los Angeles River.
Saturday, September 5th 2015
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Children are FREE and will be provided a “Loner” Rod & Reel
North Atwater Park
3900 Chevy Chase Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Please see Off Tha’ Hook for more details.
Into the Dark: A New Age Market
We want you to get to experience and step into our world; see all the things we do behind the scenes in our creative process. This artistic gathering will showcase live body painters, a photo shoot exhibition with runway show, live music and painting, artist vendors with their creative goodies, a henna artist, a tarot card reader, a spiritual medium and of course, a beverage bar. Meet and Greet with Tess Holliday. We wanted to create a gypsy inspired flea market where creatives can network as well as have all of the things that we love come together in a beautiful space for one night only!!
Saturday, September 5th 2015
7:00 PM – 12:30 AM
$10 Pre Sale
$15 at the door
801 E 4th Place
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Please see Into the Dark for more details.
A Club Called Rhonda creators DJ Goddollars, Alexis Rivera and Gregory Alexander are set to rock the roof at Skybar during summer’s three biggest holidays, promising “big heat, thick beats and the softest sheets.” With top-notch talent and an anything goes atmosphere, these parties will reach capacity in a heartbeat. Maybe daring dress could be your ticket through the doors, but we’ll stick with buying tickets ahead of time.
12:00 PM – 110:00 PM
$25 – $30
8440 W. Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Please see Rhondesia for more details.
Labor Day BBQ at Terrine
This Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 2015, California brasserie Terrine will host an all-day BBQ on the restaurant’s idyllic patio from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Chef/Owner Kris Morningstar, alongside partners Stephane Bombet and François Renaud, will once again do away with the usual brunch and dinner menus and host its second all-you-can-eat BBQ featuring traditional, American-favorite fare prepared with Terrine’s French-California twist. In addition to standouts from the Fourth of July BBQ, such as Pickle Brine Fried Chicken and Swordfish Brochettes, the restaurant will introduce new and tasty barbequed meats and classic sides, including Crispy Potato & Hatch Chile Tacos and Frito Pie with Texas chili and cheese.
Chef Morningstar will be front and center in the scenic garden, interacting with Labor Day guests behind the grill to offer unlimited bites served on stations for $35++. Guests are also invited to beat the summer heat with a number of special beers and Ancient Age bourbon cocktails from Head Bartender Ryan Wainwright, including the Kentucky Mule with ginger, lime, and soda; the Brown Derby with grapefruit and honey; and the California Gold with Dale’s Pale Ale, lemon, honey, and atomized Angostura Bitters. Cocktail prices range from $8-11.
Monday, September 7th 2015
11:30 AM – 11:00 PM
8265 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Please see Terrine for more details.