Atrium celebrates anniversary
On Oct. 25, Atrium in Los Feliz celebrates its first year on the tree-lined block of Vermont Avenue. Veteran restaurateurs Beau Laughlin and Jay Milliken of Kettle Black, Sawyer and Scout, offer a casual multicultural-inspired menu for brunch, happy hour and dinner by Executive Chef-Partner Hunter Pritchett. Sit on the brick al fresco patio or inside the greenhouse-feeling main dining room, and enjoy all-night specials. Enjoy $10 burgers, $5 glasses of wine and $2 oysters. New seasonal menu items include pumpkin seed hummus and an apple butterscotch tart with green apple sorbet. A new cocktail, “Was It Something I Said,” is made with persimmon-infused Toki, Ahus Akvavit, vanille de Madagascar, apple and lemon. A portion of proceeds will go to Chrysalis, a local nonprofit organization combatting homelessness through job placements. 1816 N. Vermont Ave., (323)607-6944.
Bibigo Kitchen opens at Westfield Century City Mall
Bibigo Kitchen’s grand opening is on Friday, Oct. 25. The restaurant will offer guests a choice of a free plate for its first 50 customers, as well as coupon giveaways and free Gochujang hot sauce all day. Bibigo Kitchen offers a modern approach to classic Korean dishes in a fast, customizable way. Order tapas-style small plates and Korean dumplings made behind the counter, plus shareable dinner specials including honey soy whole chicken, barbecue platters, chef-created Seoul bibimbap and a Century City-exclusive Soon Tofu ramen on the menu. Bibigo Kitchen offers classic cocktails and innovative soju-based creations. Bibigo Kitchen’s premium tea menu features creations such as Omija Berry Blush, Turmeric Mango, Tiger Milk Tea and Butterfly Pea Coconut Boba. The restaurant is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., (424)284-3312.
Enjoy a festive Mediterranean-style fall menu on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Cleo Third Street, with costumed servers. Chefs prepare shareable dishes by combining local flavors inspired by the diverse Mediterranean cultures. Located on the street level of the Orlando Hotel, these festive dishes pair well with an inventive list of signature craft cocktails and wines. 8384 W. 3rd St., (323)579-1600.
E.P. & L.P. spirited carnival
The Melrose Rooftop Theatre is transformed into the exclusive “L.P. Carnival for Fright Night” on Saturday, Oct. 26. This spirited evening runs from 8 to 10 p.m. Tickets for this ghoulish evening are $75 and include a premium hosted open bar featuring E.P.’s signature cocktails, well spirits, beer, wine and passed appetizers. Tickets are available at eventbrite.com/e/halloween-carnival-at-ep-lp-tickets-73028611543. 603 N. La Cienega Blvd., (310)855-9955.
Haunted W Monster Hotel
W Hollywood is hosting a Halloween costume ball at Station Hollywood and the Living Room on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. There will be multiple bars, bottle service and top DJs. This W Hollywood’s Haunted Monster Hotel Party includes candy, party favors and cocktails while you boogie on the dance floor all night long. Tickets are available at eventbrite.com/e/haunted-monster-hotel-w-hollywood-halloween-costume-ball-tickets-69203067237. 6250 Hollywood Blvd., (323)798-1300.
Enjoy ‘MaliBOO’ fun at Malibu Country Mart
On Sunday, Oct. 27, Malibu is turning into “MaliBOO” with an assortment of family-friendly Halloween programs from noon to 2 p.m. Visitors can enjoy trick-or-treating around the mart, arts and crafts, and face painting in a festive atmosphere decked out with autumn décor, pumpkins and haystacks. 3835 Cross Creek Rd., (310)456-7300.
Preux & Proper
On Sunday, Oct. 27, Preux & Proper is having their annual “Big Lebowski Brunch” starting at noon. Executive Chef Sammy Monsour is making andouille nachos and an In-N-Out style two-by-two made with Strauss organic grass-fed beef patties on buttered brioche. There is also a barbecue fried chicken bánh mi and plenty of New Orleans-style beverages. 840 S. Spring St., (213)896-0090.
‘Hell Chicken’ dinner at Calabra
On Tuesday, Oct. 29, a special wine dinner will be served starting at 6 p.m. Santa Monica Proper’s Chef Kaleo Adams, along with Sonoma Valley’s Scribe vintners Adam and Andrew Mariani, and Scribe’s chef-at-large Lee Desrosiers, will celebrate their collaboration with a one-night only “Hell Chicken” dinner. A special menu will be paired with Scribe’s fall releases, including a 2018 white pressed pinot noir and 2017 Baker Lane syrah. Tickets are $150 per person and can be purchased at eventbrite.com/e/scribe-wine-hell-chicken-at-santa-monica-proper-tickets-71412838723. 700 Wilshire Blvd., (310)660-9990.
The Rose costume party
Do the Monster Mash on Oct. 31, at The Rose in Venice. Arrive at 8 p.m. for the 21-and-older festive party serving Halloween-themed cocktails in the bar and beer garden. There will be three specialty cocktails, two types of punch bowls and a bar menu of bites. Get creative and enter the costume contest to win cash and swag prizes from Barcardi. Dance to the beats by Fuzzz, starting at 10 p.m. No tickets are required to attend. 220 Rose Ave., (310)399-0711.
The Backyard at Chez Jay
Halloween at this beachside backyard is transformed into a spook-tacular “Shipwreck Cove Halloween Party.” Come dressed in costume on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 4 p.m. to midnight. Enter the costume contest beginning at 9 p.m. First place will win a $100 gift certificate to the restaurant, and the second-best costume will win a $50 gift certificate. Menu items include peppercorn maple bacon, shrimp ceviche bites, baked clams, the Jay Dog, Mike’s Melt and Chez burger. A sweet Halloween treat includes fried Oreos. Bartender Seth Bol is preparing Captain Jay’s punch, made with Bacardi, Ramazzotti Amaro Liqueur, pineapple juice, lime juice, a float of Goslings dark rum and gummy worm garnish. 1657 Ocean Ave., (310)395-1741.
‘King Tut’s Tomb’ Halloween party
On Halloween, Oct. 31, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., Station Hollywood and the Living Room will host “King Tut’s Tomb” at the W Hollywood. Wear a costume while dancing to the tune of some of the city’s top DJs. Tickets available at eventbrite.com/e/11th-annual-king-tuts-tomb-la-halloween-party-tickets-72265573275. 6250 Hollywood Blvd., (323)798-1300.
Trejo’s Coffee and Donuts is featuring special Halloween-themed doughnuts such as “Machete,” filled with berry jam and dark-chocolate glaze, and the “Batty,” a vegan dark chocolate doughnut. Other varieties include “Boo-chata,” “Death Row,” “Witch’s Brew” and candy corn doughnuts 6785 Santa Monica Blvd., (323)462-4600.
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