Yoga and mimosas
La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood is hosting a rooftop yoga series starting on Saturday, April 28, at 10 a.m. Led by yoga instructor Alex Dawson, it’s a partnership with the Yoga Wake Up app. Relax, stretch and recharge at the rooftop yoga class and receive a complimentary post-class mimosa. Classes are scheduled for the last Saturday of each month from April to September and are limited to 25 participants. They are complimentary for hotel guests and $25 for locals. 627 N. La Peer Drive, (213)296-3038.
Fiesta Broadway this Sunday
Come eat, dance and enjoy a multiblock street festival offering Latin music, games and vendor booths. This pre-Cinco de Mayo event on April 29 is free to the public. Produced by All Access Entertainment, the festivities begin at Broadway and span from Temple to Fourth Street from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 200 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles.
Winemaker Wednesday at The Larder at Tavern
Chad Melville of Melville Winery will pour tastes of his current favorite vintages from his Santa Rita Hills winery on May 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne will provide a relaxed setting to enjoy Melville’s iconic pinot noir, chardonnay and shiraz wines, and graze on Tavern’s wine-friendly foods. The pricing is $25 per person and includes four, 2-ounce tastes and light snacks from The Larder. Discounted bottles will be for sale to the public. 11648 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, (310)806-6464.
Cinco de Mayo taco night
Just before Cinco de Mayo, BLVD Kitchen is offering a fun cooking night with chef Michal Harris on Friday, May 4, at 6 p.m. Make gringo tacos, including homemade corn tortillas, guacamole and salsa. Afterwards, learn how to make churros for dessert. The evening is $20 for kids ages 5-12 and $65 for everyone above the age of 13. Come back on May 5 for a Cinco de Mayo fiesta with an array of gourmet Mexican cuisine, including ceviche, carne asada, black beans, fiesta rice, house guacamole and salsas. Master mixologist Will Harris will shake up some magnificent margaritas and lead tastings of different tequilas. This event is for those 21 and older for $90.00 a person or $170.00 for two. 13545 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, (844)454-2583.
Cinco De Mayo pub crawl in Hollywood
From 11 a.m. to midnight, grab your friends and celebrate Cinco de Mayo with drink specials at various bars around Hollywood Boulevard. Check in before 4 p.m. at the Rusty Mullet to receive a free welcome shot, wristband and map of the participating venues. The first 100 people to check in will receive a small Cinco de Mayo-themed gift. Other bars participating include Wood & Vine, Station 1640, Calle Tacos and Jameson’s. Visit laepiclosangeles.com/parties. 1708 N. Las Palmas Ave. Los Angeles, (323)533-0765.
Party at El Torito
Enjoy a taco station in the cantina starting at 2 p.m. There are specials on margaritas, shots and beer. This year El Torito offers the “Mariachi Me,” a website where Cinco de Mayo fans can make a custom music video to share with friends and family. This digital platform gives people the opportunity to turn themselves into the most entertaining mariachi band on the internet. Visit mariachime.eltorito.com. 3360 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, (310)450-8665. 13715 Fiji Way, Marina Del Rey, (310)823-8941. 14433 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, (818)990-5860.
Cinco de Mayo at Chevys
Celebrate one of the biggest parties on May 5 with special margaritas featuring 1800 Tequila Reposado. There are beer and shot specials too, all while enjoying fresh Mexican fare. 701 N. San Fernando Blvd., Burbank, (818)846-6999.
Cinco de Mayo at Casa Vega
In the evening of Cinco de Mayo, enjoy music from a live mariachi band and festive Mexican décor at Casa Vega. Drink specials throughout the day and night include $7 Casa Vega margaritas. The restaurant will also be serving a Pink Señorita cocktail for one day only, made with Patron Silver, fresh grapefruit juice, cranberry juice and garnished with fresh mint. 13301 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, (818)788-4868.
Lemonade’s new menu
The fast casual restaurant known for its customizable and seasonally driven California menu launched a new beverage menu featuring Skinny Lemonade T’s, fruity yogurt smoothies and FROZade. Lemonade’s seasonal, customizable menu is the first-of-its-kind in the fast casual dining industry. New food options include a mango chicken bowl, the Thai Breaker soba poke bowl, and three marketplace salads – the arugula and kale, turkey BLT panzanella, and snap peas and edamame. 505 S. Flower St., Los Angeles, (213)488-0299. 9001 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood, (310)247-2500. 626 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, (323)464-0700.
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