If you are looking to the weekend to help relax, you are not alone. With the election craze, there have been some heavy happenings this week, and being able to get out and be active is something that is always helpful. Considering that L.A. is home, there are always so many places worth your time and money.
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
The Walt Disney Concert Hall is not only a beacon of architectural mastery, but it is one of the most incredible places to experience live music. Outside of the stylish aesthetic, the acoustics are world class. It only makes sense that the venue is home to our beloved LA Philharmonic. As ambassadors of fine audio art and culture, the LA Phil will welcome cellist Johannes Moser for a performance of DVOŘÁK & SIBELIUS this Friday night for. Whether you are versed in classical music or just looking to broaden your cultural horizons, there is a certainty of goosebumps when taking in a night with the Phil. This is an essential Los Angeles experience and one every Angeleno should be proud to have locally.
Jackalope: An Indie Artisan Market
275 S Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105
At the foundation of Jackalope, there is a unique emphasis on all the participating vendors to showcase an impressive collection of handcrafted, quality goods. Hosting similar markets in cities like Denver and Phoenix, another aspect that is equally important to Jacaklope is the idea of local culture. Boasting over 150 different vendors, all of which are cranking out quality, handcrafted goods, are also doing so locally. Founders Sara Diederich, Laura Fischer, and Melissa Shipley met during their time at an international organization for the arts. There creative vision was to create a marketplace with a heightened level of excellence that married local identity with artistic presentation. The result was Jackalope. With seasonal events happening in three cities, each managed to not only bring into focus the region's best, but also ensures that visitors have plenty to appreciate.
5574 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA
Just east of the main stretch of boutiques and hotspots that line Melrose Avenue is an intimate, non-descript watering hole that is easily one of the area's most stylish hangouts. Pour Vous has all the charm and elbow room of your neighborhood dive bar, only that the cocktail program is as elegant and meticulous as that of a fine dining establishment. The Parisian influence is reflected in the aesthetic of the room, as the destination has become synonymous with burlesque culture. Hosting the Peek-A-Boo burlesque revue, the ladies of he Suicide Girls perform a salaciously stylish set of numbers that marry pop culture and visual titillation. While the ladies woo the crowd, bartenders muddle, shake, and garnish the kind of drinks that cement cravings. Creating a nightlife environment that is tastefully adult, Pour Vous is an LA destination worth staying out late for.
California Vegetarian Food Festival
5300 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
While Southern California has long been a haven for herbivores, food festivals dedicated those those that opt out of meat have been few and far between. US Veg Corp. is looking to change that with this weekend's celebration of culinary ingenuity with their Vegetarian Food Festival. Showcasing plant-based substitutes with the Innovation Pavilion, guests can sample animal-free dishes from some 40 different vendors. In addition to the food, guests can listen to guest speakers aiming to educate the audience about not only the benefits of of a plant-based diet, but just how practical the lifestyle actually is. At it's root, spend this Sunday enjoying delicious food, great local entertainment, and indulging responsibly.
Golf N Stuff
10555 Firestone Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650
There are few things that both kids and adults can enjoy together like a round or two of miniature golf. Just off the 605 freeway, Golf N Stuff has four finely maintained courses that ride an ideal balance of being both challenging and just plain fun. In between rounds of golf, a visit to the video arcade or the Lil' Indy go-kart track can turn an hour or two on the green into a full day of wholesome fun. Whether you are looking for a safe, comfortable place to ease into a date or an ideal destination to spend some quality time with the kids, Golf N Stuff should be on your shortlist.
for more features.