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Los Angeles provides no limit of things to do, some awesome and some not so awesome. Since time is precious in this fast paced city, we decided to curate a list of things to do in Los Angeles every week end that’ll help you decide how you want to spend your limited supply of attention (not to mention dollars!).

This weekend (Dec. 30 to Jan. 1) includes a New Year’s countdown in Grand Park, Prohibition NYE at Union Station, a Rocky Horror NYE, Cleopatra’s NYE Ball at The Egyptian, a ‘Noon Year’s Eve’ countdown for kids , and LOTS more to choose from.


via Prohibition NYE / YouTube

Friday December 30th, 2016

1. Pasadena Architectural Legacy Tours will host walking tours in the Pasadena Hillcrest neighborhood and South Orange Grove Boulevard. Explore one of Pasadena’s most beautiful neighborhoods, you’ll also see many grand estate mansions, along with Craftsman homes.

2. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story screens at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. Check out production props, models, costumes and more. There will also be a Stormtrooper meet-and-greet before the movie! Happening all weekend. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

3. Kidspace Children’s Museum is hosting Snow Days through Dec. 30. The event will feature real snow, cookie decorating, magnetic ice skating, story time, daily amphitheater shows and more.

4. Winter Fest, the O.C. winter wonderland, is back from Dec. 16 through Jan. 1. This year’s holiday festival features a festival of lights, snow summit, outdoor ice skating, ice tubing, snowfall and the man of the hour, Santa Claus. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED(via Goldstar)

5. Enchanted: Forest of Light at Descanso Gardens will offer visitors a colorful one-mile path route through 10 distinct light displays at unique points within the garden. Happening now through Jan. 8. Check for Discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

6. Studio Ghibli’s most iconic film My Neighbor Totoro will screen at midnight at the Nuart Theatre this Friday.

7. The Rink in Downtown Burbank invites you to ice skate in a winter wonderland. Perfect for a date or family night, the festive outdoor rink is located right next to hundreds of shops and restaurants. Happening all weekend. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

8. The Queen Mary’s signature winter attraction, CHILL returns this Thursday with a holiday theme of Alice in Winterland, promising an interactive and immersive experiences for the whole family to enjoy. Check for discounted tickets all weekend before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

9. Largest outdoor ice skating rink returns to Pershing Square for its 19th winter run. The 7,200 square-foot Holiday Ice Rink® Pershing Square will be open every day of the holiday season through Jan. 16.

10. Can’t get enough of the holiday spirit? Head to “Knott’s Merry Farm” to see Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the whole gang celebrate the holidays the Peanuts way. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

11. The Satellite will host Remembering David Bowie a night of Bowie covers presented by Foxes Magazine. Tickets cost $10.

12. LA Zoo Lights is back! Now in its third year, the after-hours event showcases animal-themed LEDs, lasers, 3D projections, and animated displays throughout the zoo. Happening all week. Check for discounted tickets all weekend before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

13. Kick off your New Years weekend with a classic movie at The Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. This Friday they will screen a double feature: My Man Godfrey / Ruggles Of Red Gap. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

14. On Fridays Royce’s Arcade Warehouse hosts ‘Threeplay Fridays’ from 4 to 7 p.m. For $3 you get three hours of unlimited play of games such as Donkey Kong, Street Fighter 2, Ms. Pac-Man, Galaga and many more.

15. The Pasadena Museum of California Art is currently having a special on admission through Goldstar where tickets are complementary with a $3 service fee (tickets usually cost $7 a person.) See current exhibits by Llyod Hamrol, Joan Perlman and a 90 painting show on California coast culture titled: In the Land of Sunshine. The promo runs throughout the week and weekend for the next few weeks. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

16. The Virus: An Immersive Escape Room Experience happening Friday and Sunday. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

17. Free admission days this Friday for: Long Beach Museum of Art and Museum of Latin American Art (5 to 9 p.m.)

Saturday December 31st, 2016

18. N.Y.E.L.A. comes to Grand Park + The Music Center for one of the most popular events in the city. Enjoy music, dancing, large-scale art installations, and a New Year’s countdown for free! Families are welcome. FREE

19. New Year’s Eve Black and Gold Soiree at the Viceroy Santa Monica will offer free-flowing champagne, music, and delicious hors d’oeuvres from Cast Restaurant. Guests can dance the night away thanks to top KCRW DJs Raul Campos and Travis Holcombe spinning poolside.

20. Kidspace Children’s Museum in Pasadena will be hosting a “Noon Year’s Eve” that includes sparkling cider, a noisemaker craft activity and a ballon drop at noon.

21. The Queen Mary is hosting a Hollywood-inspired party with entertainment from The Godfather, Dirty Dancing, Urban Cowboy, Goldfinger and more throughout the ship’s decks, ballrooms and salons. After a night of dancing guests will be treated to an epic fireworks display over the ocean. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

22. New Year’s Eve Great Gatsby Ball at Wokcano will send you into the roaring ’20s with complimentary Asian fusion-inspired hors d’oeuvres, DJ, party favors and a midnight Champagne toast.

23. Prohibition NYE takes over Union Station for a roaring twenties extravaganza with live jazz, burlesque dancers, a premium open bar, nationally touring DJs and hundreds of swankily dressed Angelenos all ringing in the New Year at one of LA’s most historic venues.

24. Head to The Rockwell for a Rocky Horror NYE. Dine on a special New Year’s dinner and do the “Time Warp” during a special parody show of the cult musical. After, dine on a dessert buffet and toast with a glass of Champagne. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED(via Goldstar)

25. Cleopatra’s New Year’s Eve Ball at the Egyptian Theatre will feature some of Hollywood’s best DJs, two dance floors with a stage, five premium bars, a giant projection wall, and a light show with hieroglyphic animation. Guests are encouraged to wear Egyptian costumes.

26. Magicopolis’ New Year’s Eve Party in Santa Monica will feature the acclaimed “Escape Reality” magic show and a levitation, performance by Spill and Wrobel. In addition, the party includes a magic class, a swag bag, hats and noisemakers and a few other surprises, in addition to champagne to toast the new year.

27. The Cannibal will host an Old School Hip Hop House Party with an open bar from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. on New Years Eve. Expect a whole animal feast with all the trimmings and a Champagne toast at midnight.

28. Comedian Chris D’Elia of Whitney and Undateable fame will headline a New Year’s Eve show at The Wiltern. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

29. Bar 10 in West Hollywood will ring in the New Year with a live singing drag concert featuring Peppermint, Billy L’Amour and Anita Procedure. There will be an OPEN Champagne Bar from 9 p.m. to midnight and $10 holiday themed shots. The cherry on top? no cover charge is needed.

30. Local L.A. comics will ring in 2017 at the J Spot Comedy Club with jokes and a full on party after the show. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

31. Brack Shop Tavern is hosting an 80s New Year’s Party complete with a balloon drop and complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Free admission and 80s attire is strongly encouraged.

32. Want more New Years Eve ideas? Check out our top picks of the best parties, bars and resturants to ring in the New Year. Be safe and enjoy!

Sunday January 1st, 2017

33. Celebrate National Bloody Mary Day on Sunday, January 1 with our list of the Best Spots for Bloody Marys in Los Angeles ?

34. Fancy a brisk ocean swim on New Years Day? Join the Venice Penguin Swim Club for a 500-yard swim around a buoy and back in Venice Beach. First-place winners will be crowned the Penguin Prince and Penguin Princess and all participants will get hot chocolate and snacks after. Registration cost $10.

35. The Great Rock and Roll Flea Market will take over The Regent Theater in DTLA with an impressive selection of vintage collectors, antiquities dealers, vintage clothing, jewelry makers, music memorabilia, vinyl, local food vendors, food trucks, craftsmen and used musical instruments dealers.

Article by We Like LA.

Where To Find Your Eggs And Other Delicious Bites For Easter Brunch

While some of you my be busy stuffing your face with Easter candy at home, for those looking to dig into an Easter brunch, we tracked down some of the best in town. From bottomless cocktails and expansive buffets, to an egg hunt for all ages and a petting zoo, here are our some of our favorite Easter brunch options for you to enjoy.

Beef barbacoa hash with poached eggs (Photo courtesy of Sausal)


Head to El Segundo’s new delicious destination for a “Nuevo Rancho” take on Easter brunch. Grab a seat on the breezy patio or in the dining room to sip bottomless micheladas and mimosas ($16) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hit up their brunch menu for smokey bites from the wood-fired grill like their beef barbacoa hash with poached eggs, roasted poblano chili omelet, and huevos rancheros. We also strongly recommend ordering from the all-day menu to try their killer potato rajas tacos and pork chili verde with sweet corn elote.

Sausal is located at 219 Main Street, El Segundo, (310) 322-2721 for reservations.


Uber over to Westwood to indulge in Tanzy’s epic-sounding Ultimate Bloody Mary Bar for the holiday. Choose from their classic from-scratch recipe, pescatarian style (clam juice) or carnivore style (beef stock), and then go to town with garnishes that range from the usual pickles, fresh herbs and hot sauce, to towering toppings like crisp smoked bacon, cured meats, shrimp and cheese. You can also choose from Amsterdam Vodka, Evan Williams Bourbon or Camarena 100% de Agave Tequila for $12 or up your game with Grey Goose or Corzo Reposado Tequila for $14. You can also chow down on brunch specials like “bacon & eggs” ravioli, brioche french toast, crispy chicken and sourdough waffles, and corned beef hash. And there will also be a visit from the “hipster Easter bunny.” While we’re not entirely sure what that means, we’re sure that it will be fun after hitting up the Bloody Mary bar. And then you can head next door and catch a lazy Sunday movie at iPic while reclining in cozy chairs and sipping their newly launched series of wines. Brunch is available from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Tanzy is located at 10840 Wilshire Blvd. in Westwood, (310) 307-7004 for reservations.

Get your Easter brunch on at Le Jardin at Estérel (Photo by Danny Jensen/LAist)


Head to the Sofitel hotel where Estérel will be offering an extensive Easter buffet and bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys. The buffet features a well-stocked raw bar, a smoked salmon and charcuterie spread, tons of farm fresh salads, along with flatbreads, quiches and other tasty sides. Just be sure to save room on your plate—or go back for seconds—for the carving station with porchetta, chicken or branzino, the crepe station, or the excellent sounding risotto station. There will also be a dessert station and an edible garden. A la carte additions will be available table-side. Grab a seat on the beautiful, flower-adorned patio or head to the dining room to feast.

The brunch buffet is available from 11:30 a.m. to to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday and is $95 for adults, including bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys, $30 for children 12 and under, and free for kids 5 and under.

Esterel at the Sofitel is located at 8555 Beverly Blvd., Beverly Grove, (310) 358-3979 for reservations.


Cast Restaurant at Viceroy in Santa Monica offers an extensive brunch buffet with cocktails at a solid price. Hit up the carving station with herb roasted leg of lamb and maple glazed pork loin, order up a custom omelet, or go for the pancake and french toast station (or go for all of them). There will also be lots of salads, classic brunch dishes, shareable platters and desserts. The buffet is $65 for adults and includes either an ​​Easter Egg Martini or the London Bunny cocktail. Kids 10 and under eat for $30, and it’s free for those 5 and under.

Cast Restaurant at Viceroy
is located at 1819 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, (310) 360-7511 for reservations.

The patio of The Front Yard (Photo courtesy of The Front Yard)


Head to The Front Yard at the recently revamped The Garland in North Hollywood for a festive, sustainably-sourced Easter buffet. Starting at $44 for adults and $19 for kids, the brunch includes highlights like pasture-raised heritage ham that’s been smoked and brined with buttermilk biscuits and finished off with maple whole grain mustard glaze. Or you could go for the shrimp and grits, prime rib with pretzel rolls, or the Sunset Ranch eggs Benedict. Brunch is available from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.

The Front Yard is located at The Garland hotel, 4222 Vineland Avenue, Studio City, (818) 255-7290 for reservations.


This modern American joint in Santa Monica will help you start your Easter Sunday right with the Berry Spring Punch, which serves four to six people and includes Opera Prima sparkling wine, Lillet Blanc, ginger ale, homemade Oleo and floating strawberries. Their brunch special will be lamb hash and eggs with carrot top chimichurri, while their Easter dinner special is a roasted rack of lamb with a mustard mint crust and a pea and carrot risotto.

Ox & Son is located at 1534 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, (310) 829-3990 for reservations.


If you feel like going on an Easter holiday, you can head to Rancho Palos Verdes’ Terranea Resort. They’re hosting an Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt that includes carnival games, arts and crafts and a petting zoo. You can snag their Ballroom Brunch for $95 if you’re an adult ($47 for children 4-10). It includes pastries, an omelet station, pasta, risotto, charcuterie, a salad bar, their Asian kitchen buffet and desserts. There are specific seating times beginning at 9:30 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m. There is also a four-course brunch available at Mar’sel featuring options like a smoked fish platter, Vermont maple syrup creme brûlée French toast, a Spanish chorizo omelet and a burrata burger. Plus, bottomless mimosas! The Mar’sel brunch is $85. Or, the brunch at Catalina Kitchen will offer a wide spread of omelets, antipasto, sushi, seafood, meats, salad, fruit, candy and dessert with an ocean view at $80 for adults and $35 for children ages 5-12. You could also book an Easter Weekend package here.—Juliet Bennett Rylah

Terranea Resort is located at 100 Terranea Way in Rancho Palos Verdes, 310-494-7891

Fig & Olive (Photo via Fig & Olive)


West Hollywood’s Fig & Olive on Melrose Place will be offering a three-course prix-fixe brunch for $40/person from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests will receive a selection of breads and pastries, followed by their choice of appetizer, entree and dessert. Appetizer selections include provencal carrot and thyme soup, Caesar salad, crab salad, truffle mushroom croquette and vegetarian quiche. Entrees include steak & eggs, a seared salmon with asparagus, grilled thyme chicken paillard, rosemary lamb or a French omelet with goat cheese, asparagus, scallion and chive. For dessert, choose between Clementine Vacherin, made with blood orange coulis, clementine sorbet, white chocolate mousse and meringue, or the Chocolate Pot de Creme with crunchy praline financiers and vanilla cream.—Juliet Bennett Rylah

Fig & Olive Melrose Place is located at 8490 Melrose Place in West Hollywood, 310-360-9100.


If you’re looking for a decadent brunch, the Intercontinental hotel in Century City will be doing an expansive Easter brunch buffet. This includes a custom omelet station, a short rib and filet mignon carving station, a seafood bar, meats, cheeses, and a variety of the restaurant’s usual breakfast and lunch offerings. There will also be a buffet especially for children with dessert and fresh lemonade. Brunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and costs $79 for adults (that includes champagne) and $35 for children.—Juliet Bennett Rylah

The InterContinental is located at 2151 Avenue of the Stars in Century City, 310-284-6536 for reservations.


Clifton’s will be offering egg hunts and a special Easter buffet that includes apps, deviled eggs, salads, honey-glazed ham, Scottish salmon in a puff pastry, carved prime rib, sides and desserts. There will also be a flaky Easter pie stuffed with smoked ham, ricotta, parmesan and mozzarella. Prices are $38 for adults and $24 for kids.—Juliet Bennett Rylah

Clifton’s Cafeteria is located at 648 S. Broadway in downtown Los Angeles, 213-627-1673. Tickets are online here.

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Mr. C’s Easter spread (Photo via Mr. C)


The Mr. C hotel in Beverly Hills is offering an Easter brunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Restaurant at Mr. C. This is a Venetian-style smorgasbord complete with live music by the Mudbug Brass Band, and a egg hunt and visit from the Easter Bunny for the kids. Buffet options will include classic pastas, hand-sliced Prosciutto di Parma, custom waffles and pancakes, custom omelets and frittatas, seafood and a carving station with lamb, chicken, salmon, cheese and veggies. Indoor and outside seating is available. Brunch is $105 for adults (you can add bottomless Bellinis for $30) and $49 for children ages 4-12.—Juliet Bennett Rylah

Mr. C Beverly Hills is located at 1224 Beverwil Drive in Beverly Hills, 310-226-6245 for reservations.

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Get your seafood fix at Baltaire (Photo via Baltaire)


Brentwood steakhouse Baltaire will feature an Easter brunch from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. that includes pastries, an iced shellfish station, English pea soup, French toast with berry compote, eggs Benedict, sides and desserts. Their carving station will feature prime rib, glazed ham and lamb, plus cheese and charcuterie. There will also be a Bloody Mary cart maneuvering around the space, as well as a complete craft cocktail list. Brunch is $75 for adults and $45 for children. Make reservations online here.—Juliet Bennett Rylah

Baltaire is located at 11647 San Vicente Blvd in Brentwood, 424-273-1660

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