Mark your cal for these pop-up shops and markets, stylish soirées, trunk shows, and other cool Los Angeles events.
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Valorant Champions Fan Fest (Inglewood): The final stop of the tour will be at Fan Fest for the Finals of VCT Champions 2023. A ticket for Finals matches is required for entry, and ticket holders should be sure to get to the venue early to catch all the pre-show action. The space outside of the KIA Forum will be transformed into a massive fandom space, complete with food, games, and some familiar faces. Come and meet your favorite teams, check out some amazing art, pose with cosplayers, and more as we set the stage for the incredible action of the VCT Champions Finals.
When: Thursday, Aug. 24 through Saturday, Aug. 26
Where: Kia Forum, 3900 West Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, 90305
Free Beyonce Tickets – Lemon Law Experts' Lemonade Contest (Online): Lemon Law firm is hosting a special month-long giveaway. The Lemonade Contest – a video competition celebrating community, creativity, and Beyonce's Lemonade Album. The winner will receive two tickets to the Beyonce concert in L.A. Learn more about the concert here.
When: Now through Saturday, Aug. 25
Hip-Hop Sounds & Stories: A 50 & Forever Celebration Through the Decades (Fairfax): The shopping platform NTWRK is teaming with Amazon Music and Audible to celebrate hip-hop's 50th anniversary. Hip-Hop Sounds & Stories: A 50 & Forever Celebration Through the Decades will feature live performances by DJ Drama and SleazyWorld Go, panel discussions, custom limited edition products featuring artwork by Glen Infante, listening booths that honor each decade's artists, albums, and moments, and much more. RSVP for entry here.
When: Saturday, Aug. 26 & Sunday, Aug. 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 433 North Fairfax Ave., L.A., 90036
Prosperity Market's Black Business Scavenger Hunt (Multiple Locations): Prosperity Market is hosting its annual Black Business Scavenger Hunt. In honor of Black Business Month (August), Prosperity Market founders Kara Still and Carmen Dianne have created an interactive map with 75+ Black businesses across food, fashion, wellness, and entertainment, encouraging participants to visit and support local shops, cafes, galleries, and more. Participating businesses include Alta Adams, Bloom and Plume, High Fidelity, just to name a few. FInd out more here.
When: Now through Friday, Aug. 25
Where: Multiple Locations
Exclusive Wanderlust Flavor- Doc Brown Ice Cream (Canoga Park): Topanga Social culinary partner Wanderlust Creamery will be launching a special limited edition: "Doc Brown Ice Cream." Mad Lab Coffee Roaster's 50% Peru-washed and 50% Ethiopian beans giving nuances of chocolate, mulberry, and marshmallow against Wanderlust Creamery's classic rich butterfat custard ice cream.
When: Now through Wednesday, Aug. 30
Where: Wanderlust Creamery at Topanga Social, 6600 CA-27, Canoga Park, 91303
World of Barbie® in Los Angeles (Santa Monica): Experience the world of your favorite toy, Barbie®. This interactive exhibit gives guests the chance to live out their life-size Barbie® dream. Visit the Dreamhouse, Fashion Studio, Theater, Museum and more. Adult tickets start at $35. Purchase your admission here.
When: Now through Monday, Sept. 4
Where: Santa Monica Place, 395 Santa Monica Pl., St. 196, Santa Monica, 90401
The Friends Experience Pop-Up (Lakewood): The popular Friends Experience is heading to Long Beach for the summer. Fans of the hit show can revisit some of the series' most iconic moments with this interactive experience created by Original X Productions (OGX), Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television Group. Timed entry tickets are available starting at $30; buy yours here.
When: Now through Saturday, Sept. 16
Where: 4661 Silva St., Lakewood, 90712
Mastro's Ocean Club's Prix-Fixe Summer Menu (DTLA): Mastro's Ocean Club is now offering a prix-fixe summer menu for $80 per person available now until September 29. The multi-course menu features a choice of an appetizer such as: Lobster Bisque (+$10), Spicy Mambo Salad and Shrimp Cocktail, an entree such as the 16oz Double Cut Pork Chop, Petite Filet, Herb Roasted Branzino, a choice of two small sides including Black Truffle Butter Sautéed Wild Mushrooms and Creamed Corn, and a selection of dessert including the Personal Signature Warm Butter Cake. Check out the full menu here.
When: Now through Friday, Sept. 29
Where: Mastro's Ocean Club, 1200 South Figueroa St., L.A., 90015
Stranger Things: The Experience (Montebello): Hawkins is coming to Los Angeles for the first time! Netflix and Fever have teamed up to create a new immersive experience inspired by the Stranger Things universe. Visit the infamous Hawkins Lab and the Upside Down. Tickets are limited and prices will start at $49 per person and can be booked here.
When: Now through Sunday, Nov. 5
Where: 1345 North Montebello Blvd., Montebello, 90640
Wednesday, Aug. 23
Sa–Roc w/ Bishop Lamont (Hermosa Beach): MC Sa-Roc will be performing at Hermosa Beach's Saint Rocke. Sa-Roc's most recent release, the deluxe version of her critically acclaimed album The Sharecropper's Daughter, features an addition of six powerful new songs including the sagely affirming "Wild Seeds" and the poignant closer. Tickets are $20; purchase them here.
When: Wednesday, Aug. 23 at 8 p.m.
Where: Saint Rocke, 142 Pacific Coast Hwy, Hermosa Beach, 90254
Thursday, Aug. 24
LA LOM x Caviar Kaspia (WeHo): LA LOM 'The Los Angeles League of Musicians' who recently opened for Beck, will be performing at Caviar Kaspia. Join for an evening of Afro Cuban Jazz that will transport guests to mid-century California. Make a reservation here.
When: Thursday, Aug. 24 at 6 p.m.
Where: Caviar Kaspia, 8475 Melrose Pl., L.A., 90069
Friday, Aug. 25
Free Cupping at Laidrey Coffee Roasters (Tarzana): Laidrey Coffee Roasters will be hosting a complimentary cupping with owner and roaster, Gacia Tachejia. Attendees will be able to try the best of Laidrey's selections and learn about how they source, roast, and brew their beans. FInd out more here.
When: Friday, Aug. 25 at 10 a.m.
Where: Laidrey Coffee Roasters, 18600 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, 91356
Yappy Hour (Beverly Hills): Celebrate National Dog Day with a fun happy hour to kick off the weekend. Yappy Hour will feature delicious bites and refreshing specialty cocktails while guests will get the opportunity to pet and play with puppies from Wagmor that are up for adoption. Guests are also encouraged to bring their own dogs to join in on the fun.
When: Friday, Aug. 25 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, 8555 Beverly Blvd., #90048, L.A., 90048
Give Back Event at Marmalade Cafe (Calabasas): Marmalade Cafe will donate 25% of proceeds on Aug. 25 to The Calabasas High School Coyote Club, a club which promotes and encourages student engagement in CHS's Athletic Programs. Proceeds donated from Marmalade Cafe, will go directly to the students participating in 2023-2024 CHS Athletics! FInd out more.
When: Friday, Aug. 25 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Marmalade Cafe, 4799 Commons Way, Calabasas, 90254
Saturday, Aug. 26
Making Scents of the Ancient World: Rome (Pacific Palisades): In this free, drop-in, perfume-making workshop, visitors create their own Roman perfumes using ancient ingredients. Participants will build custom perfumes by exploring the spices and oils ancient Romans used, some of which are still in use today, and learn how these materials were considered alluring and exotic to the ancients.
When: Saturday, Aug. 26 at 11 a.m.
Where: Getty Villa Museum, 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, 90272
The Friends™ Experience (Long Beach): The Friends™ Experience, created by Warner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment, Original X Productions (OGX) and Warner Bros. Television Group, is collaborating with 2nd & PCH to bring the legendary orange couch from the beloved series to the popular outdoor shopping center. Visitors can take a seat and take selfies on the couch with the beautiful bay view and buildings as their backdrop.
When: Saturday, Aug. 26 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 2nd & PCH, 6400 Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, 90803
Off the 405: Alabaster DePlume (L.A.): British poet and saxophonist Alabaster DePlume is performing at The Getty. RSVP for the free event here.
When: Saturday, Aug. 26 at 6 p.m.
Where: Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr., L.A., 90049
The Fantasy Footballers Present: The Megalashow (DTLA): To help Los Angelenos get ready, The Fantasy Footballers, the No. 1 sports podcast, will host The Megalashow live. To help Los Angelenos get ready, The Fantasy Footballers, the No. 1 sports podcast, will host The Megalashow live. Tickets are $45; grab your tickets here.
When: Saturday, Aug. 26 at 8 p.m.
Where: The Palace Theatre, 630 South Broadway, L.A., 90014
Poltergeist Cinespia Screening (Hollywood): Cinespia, LA's favorite outdoor cinematic experience, is returning for its 22nd summer season. The outdoor theater will be screening "Poltergeist." Tickets are $22; purchase yours here.
When: Saturday, Aug. 26 at 8:30 p.m.
Where: Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A.,90038
Sunday, Aug. 27
Prosperity Market's Black Business Month Celebration (Inglewood): Prosperity Market–a mobile farmers market that spotlights and supports Black-owned businesses–hosts a pop-up event to celebrate Black Business Month and conclude its third annual Black Business Scavenger Hunt. In addition to 80+ Black-owned businesses and vendors representing food, farm-fresh produce, fashion, arts, entertainment, and wellness spaces, additional highlights include cooking demos, music, activities for kids, a special appearance by KJLH radio's Tammi Mac (1pm) and more.
When: Sunday, Aug. 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Hollywood Park (SoFi Stadium), 1213 South District Dr., Inglewood, 90303
Monday, Aug. 28
Madewell and Re_ Denim Trade-In Program Collection Event (Mar Vista): Madewell and re_ are partnering for a one-day denim donation and collection event. hen consumers bring in one or more pairs of preloved denim, they will receive an exclusive 20% discount off all re_ in-store purchases at the Mar Vista location for that day and will also receive a $50 discount off of a new pair of Madewell jeans that can be redeemed in store or online.
When: Sunday, Aug. 27 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Re_ Mar Vista, 12928 Venice Blvd., 90066
Team USA Party (Fairfax): Team USA is inviting fans in LA to celebrate one year out from the 2024 Paris Paralympic Games, meet athletes such as Paralympic gold medalist (track & field) Nick Mayhugh, Paralympic high jumper Ezra Frech and more, and get inked with custom Team USA-inspired "made-to-fade" tattoos.
When: Monday, Aug. 28 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Ephemeral L.A., 131 North La Brea, L.A., 90036