1¢ ice cream
Stop by CREAM to celebrate National Ice Cream Sandwich Day today. Select a warm, handcrafted ice cream cookie with ice cream in the middle and pay one penny from 1 to 4 p.m. 11135 Magnolia Blvd., Ste. 170, North Hollywood, (818)993-1759. 9000 Reseda Blvd., Ste. 103, Northridge, (818)993-1788.
BOLD returns to Beverly Hills
Summer brings more daylight to spend outside and enjoy the city of Beverly Hills. BOLD, which stands for Beverly Hills Open Later Days, begins tonight, Aug. 2, with a kickoff on Rodeo Drive from 5 to 9 p.m. BOLD continues every Thursday, Friday and Saturday through Aug. 25. Shop the summer nights featuring live entertainment, special events and restaurants offering specials throughout the Golden Triangle. The Palm Beverly Hills will be serving one complimentary appetizer with the purchase of an entrée. At Ladurée, get one mini macaron or kir royale with purchase of dinner. Avra Beverly Hills will be offering complimentary Greek liqueur tastings with purchase of a main course and dessert. Food trucks will be on Rodeo every day of BOLD. Lyft is providing a $10 discount with the code “BOLDSUMMER” when riders request to be dropped off at Beverly Cañon Gardens, 241 N. Cañon Drive, or Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel, 360 N. Rodeo Drive.
Fundraising dinner at Vibiana
On Aug. 5, Stuart Skversky, executive director and founder of Stu and the Kids, returns to Vibiana with his special food and wine festival for a fifth year. Executive chefs Neal and Amy Fraser, of Vibiana; Jet Tila, of Food Network; Jason Fullilove, Barbara Jean’s; Nyesha Arrington, of “Top Chef”; Jason Neroni, of Rose Café; Sherry Yard, of The Tuck Room Tavern; Walter Manzke, of République; and others will prepare dishes in the kitchen. Together they will raise money to help underserved hill tribe children in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Beverages include Stu and The Kids’ fresh coconut bar and Herb + Orchard’s water infusions. Bodega Wine Bar will offer sparkling wine, and Santa Monica Brew Works will feature Singha and Leo Thai beers. Entertainment includes a vivid display of northern Thai umbrellas and lanterns from the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Thai music performances and an authentic Muay Thai boxing demonstration. Bid on silent auction items or join in the live auction with celebrity charity auctioneer Billy Harris, host of “Hanging with Harris.” This special event is from 4 to 8 p.m. Tickets are available online for $125 general admission or $150 at the door, and $225 for VIP early admission at 2:15 p.m. VIP ticket-holders will also experience a private cooking demonstration with Brooke Williamson, of “Top Chef.” The ticket price for children 6 to 12 years old is $25. For tickets, visit bit.ly/2v29D7G. 214 S. Main St., Los Angeles, (213)626-1507.
Poolside movie series at Mr. C Beverly Hills
On Tuesday, Aug. 7, watch Disney/Pixar’s Academy Award-winning film “Coco” outdoors on the hotel’s yacht-inspired pool deck. Starting at 7 p.m., guests can indulge in a luxury movie experience on chic lounge furniture and pre-order their seats by purchasing in advance a Mr. C cinema prix-fixe menu for $35 to $45 per person. Enjoy Cipriani classics such as baked tagliolini with ham; the Mr. C pizza with burrata; prosciutto crudo di parma with melon; and summer-inspired appetizers such as fresh tuna tartare and Mr. C guacamole with toasted pizza crisps. Attendees can also purchase popcorn, boxes of candy, mini bottles of Moët & Chandon Champagne, Peroni Nastro Azzurro on-tap, craft cocktails and wine by the glass. 1224 Beverwil Drive, Los Angeles, (310)277-2800.
Fig & Olive Melrose Place reopens Aug. 9
The Mediterranean-style fine-dining restaurant that prepares culinary delights with olive oil is closed for renovations. The Fig & Olive flagship location in West Hollywood is updating the 8,000-square-foot restaurant and is scheduled to reopen on Aug. 9. 8490 Melrose Place, (310)360-9100.
National S’mores Day
Gotta Have S’more, the kitschy new bakery on Fairfax in Little Ethiopia, is celebrating the holiday on Aug. 10 with a buy-one, get-one-half-off deal. The s’mores available include flavors ranging from milk and dark chocolate, to salted caramel, peanut butter cup, and cookies and cream. Seasonal flavors include PB and jelly, spicy Mexican hot chocolate, pumpkin pie, strawberries and cream, and espresso bean. Try the s’mookie created by the owner’s 11-year-old son. It’s a s’more and cookie combo that replaces the graham crackers with chocolate chip cookies. 1066 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, (323)646-4114.
‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’
On Aug. 12, enjoy a light food buffet and cash bar sponsored by Grey Goose while watching an all-feamle rendition of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Skyline Sundeck at the Kimpton Everly Hotel. Tickets are priced at $10. A live guitarist will accompany the production. It’s a naughty, tender and transgressive modern interpretation of Shakespeare that fuses together music and comedy for a good cause. Proceeds will be donated to the Good Shepherd Center. 1800 Argyle Ave., Los Angeles, (213)279-3532.
Movie night under the stars
Take your movie experience up a level with the 2018 Montalbán summer movie series. Watch classic movies up on the rooftop of the theater every Tuesday through Saturday starting at 6 p.m. until Sept. 1. Enjoy food and drinks, a large movie screen and state-of-the-art wireless headphones. Guests can purchase Umami burgers, sweet potato or truffle fries, or cheesy tots. Sip fine wine, sangria, mixed drinks or craft beer. Sit in comfortable deckchairs, with adjustable seat heights and plenty of legroom. This year they are also offering love seats that are roomy enough for two people to snuggle together while sharing popcorn and candy. Check out the summer film schedule at bit.ly/2voegbr. 1615 Vine St., Los Angeles, (323)871-2420.
Sunday Jazz at the W Hollywood
Jazz returns to the Living Room, below, at W Hollywood on Sundays at 9 p.m. The live music series with Nikki Leonti features Brooke Lynn’s Burlesque and special guests each week. Scheduled guests include Ryan Edgar, Aaron Encinas and Matt Bloyd. There is no fee to attend. For table reservations, email email@example.com. 6250 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, (310)849-3400.
Kebbros opens on Cahuenga
A new casual European diner has opened along the Cahuenga corridor in the former Demitasse space. Come in for custom wraps, salads and bowls with shawarma-style proteins, and topped with locally sourced and certified organic ingredients. Brothers Romeo and Sergio Syfrig, along with Sergio’s wife, Tiziana “Ana” Syfrig, immigrated to the United States from Switzerland to bring this popular kebab concept to Angelenos. 1542 N. Cahuenga, Los Angeles, (323)797-1115.
Commerson Chef’s Tasting Menu
Commerson restaurant on La Brea Avenue is serving a Chef’s Tasting Menu throughout August. The special menu features appetizers of oysters, foie gras, kale salad and burrata salad; entrées including scallops, jidori chicken, New York steak and pappardelle; and desserts such as citrus dacquoise and strawberry coupe. The menu is $45 per person, with a $25 optional wine pairing. Commerson serves brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Happy hour is 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Dinner is served from 5 to 11 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, and Sunday; and 5 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday. 788 S. La Brea Ave. (323)813-3000, commersonrestaurant.com.
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