‘Top Gun’ movie and popcorn night
Tonight on the third floor terrace of NeueHouse at the former CBS Studio building, Rooftop Cinema Club will show “Top Gun” starring Tom Cruise at 8 p.m. Come early, sit back and relax in one of the comfy deckchairs with bottomless popcorn for $21. For a few dollars more, invite a friend to sit with you in a cozy love seat to share your popcorn. For tickets, visit rooftopcinemaclub.com/los-angeles/about. 6121 Sunset Blvd.
Sizzling summer nights at the Autry
From July 5 through Aug. 16, the Autry is hosting every Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m. a food and music summer series. L.A.’s best salsa and Latin fusion bands will perform at the outdoor party as the museum offers free dance lessons, access to museum galleries, a separate children’s dance floor, and tacos, margaritas, and other refreshments. Tonight, the group Opa Opa will perform. On July 12, listen and dance to the sounds of The Echo Park Project. To reserve a spot, visit bit.ly/2u2BWBA. 4700 Western Heritage Way, (323)667-2000.
Jazz at LACMA and rosé at Ray’s
On July 6 at 6 p.m., enjoy the sounds from the Ray’s patio or lounge at Stark Bar with a glass of Domaine de Cala rosé while listening to Louis Van Taylor perform at the BP Grand Entrance. Culinary options include an artisan cheese board, selection of pizzas, roasted and wood-fired vegetables, burgers, fish and steaks. On Friday, July 13, Scotty Barnhart will perform. Celebrating over 20 years at the museum, Jazz at LACMA continues to be one of the museum’s most recognizable and beloved programs, and has featured legends such as Wayne Shorter, John Clayton and Kenny Burrell. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, (323)857-6010.
Barnsdall Park’s wine tastings
Sip wine and enjoy a picnic while perched atop Olive Hill on the west lawn. Join others on Friday, July 6, at 5:30 p.m. for a wine tasting and tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s UNESCO-nominated Hollyhock House. Tour times are at 5:45, 6:15, 6:45 and 7:15 p.m. This Barnsdall Art Park Foundation’s signature fundraiser offers stunning views of Los Angeles every Friday through Aug. 31. This year’s series will also feature several globally themed evenings with food and wine provided by Silverlake Wine. The group will curate boutique artisanal wines to pair with your own picnic fare or culinary delights from food trucks. Music will be presented by KCRW’s DJs. Tickets are $35 for Friday night wine tastings and $50 to include a tour of the Hollyhock House. Proceeds support the park’s art programs and historic renovations. For tickets, visit bit.ly/2Kse19Q. 4800 Hollywood Blvd.
Save on LA Food Fest tickets
Purchase your tickets to the ninth annual LA Food Fest at Santa Anita Park before Friday, July 6, to save $10. The general admission early bird ticket is $55 and includes signature samplings from over 100 award-winning chefs, restaurants, trucks and street carts from throughout Los Angeles, Southern California, Baja California and Mexico City. Try the Cervecería Nueva Gastropub, which features Mexico’s top chefs, and craft micro brews and tequila tastings. The festival will also have a new iced coffee lounge, Oktoberfest beer garden, cocktail area featuring the city’s top mixologists and an ice cream social. Grab a picnic blanket and stretch out on the grass as you enjoy entertainment and tunes from DJs. For even more food, buy the limited VIP early bird ticket for $85. Guests receive special parking, access to the VIP lounge and early admission. The LA Food Fest is Sept. 8 from 2 to 7 p.m. For tickets, visit bit.ly/2tRclwn. 285 Huntington Drive, Arcadia.
Located on the corner of Hyperion and Evans, Trophy Wife is a new Sunday brunch destination serving fun breakfast fare from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy two-for-one drinks all day and $15 bottomless mimosas. The brunch menu features short rib tacos, waffles with Grand Marnier cream and fresh fruit, a summer omelet, The Mistress burger and The Playboy breaded chicken sandwich with a fried egg, cheddar cheese, candied bacon and miso maple butter. The eatery offers a drink special every Tuesday through Saturday from 4 to 9 p.m. as well. 3715 Evans St., Los Angeles, (323)284-8525.
Japanese culinary arts
The Japan House Los Angeles has on view its third art installation, “Satoyama: Evolving With The Forest.” The exhibition features photos by Sergio Coimbra of master chef Yoshihiro Narisawa’s culinary foraging dishes. The complex will soon open a restaurant and adjoining salon space to host gastronomy events showcasing Japanese and American chefs, as well as tastings centered on fresh ingredients and pairings of Japanese sake and shochu. The exhibit is on display until July 29. 6801 Hollywood Blvd., (800)516-0565.
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