Is it just us or is August dragging a bit? The Olympics are over, White Lotus is over, and there are still two more weekends before we even hit September. Let’s try packing the social calendar in hopes of speeding this puppy up. This week you can choose from an array of different pop-ups, a macaron-making class, and more.
You’re really in the mood to change up your weekend routine, so how about an augmented reality pop-up concert? Encore, an interactive music app, is hosting a series of concerts around LA and the first one will be Thursday, August 19th at Harun Coffee in Leimert Park. All concerts will be featured live on the app if you aren’t able to attend, but either way, we guarantee it’s going to be weird.
If our enduring obsession with The Great British Bake-Off has taught us anything, it’s that great macarons are extremely difficult to make, which makes this macaron-making class all the more tempting. Run by a trained pastry chef, you’ll learn the art of piping, baking, and assembling your very own macaron set. The event is this Sunday, August 22nd in Burbank at 5pm and tickets are $65.
In the last few years, Melody Wine Bar in Virgil Village has become one of the most exciting and innovative pop-up incubators in the city. The line-up this weekend is no exception. Wednesday is the perfectly-charred pizza from La Sorted and Thursday through Saturday is Radburg, with its rotating menu of burgers, dumplings, and salads. Wrapping this up on Sunday, the 22nd is VZLA, a fantastic Venezuelan pop-up serving arepas, quesillos, and more.
Over in East LA, Sara’s is a family-run market selling everything from toiletries to funky natural wine. On the weekends, they host a slate of fantastic pop-ups as well. This weekend features cheesecake milkshakes from @eastsidecheesecakes, brunch courtesy of Something Good LA, and A.M. Smash, and Macetas, a house plant pop-up in case you’re in need of more green babies in your apartment.
Venice Arts + Fleas
The long-standing market in Venice is back again this Saturday, August 21st from 11am-5pm. Roaming through over 50 vendors featuring everything from vintage clothing, art, candles, and pottery. If you don’t stop at one of the food trucks on site, you can always stop for a perfectly-greasy smashburger at The Window At American Beauty.