It’s officially September, and that means if you want to bust out the turtlenecks, load up on pumpkin spice merch, and start quietly pulling out your Halloween decorations, no one can stop. Even though fall is still officially 21 days away, it’s still a breath of fresh air for anyone who’s completely over the scorching sun and half-assed invitations to the beach. Here are some activities going on this week in LA to help celebrate.
Paper Please Shop
Paper Please Shop, the tiny stationery store in Chinatown, is hosting an end-of-the-summer bash called Treasure Party this Saturday, September 4th. The event runs from 6-9pm and will feature various food and beverage vendors, a raffle giveaway, and exclusive merch.
There are a slew of hotel rooftops debuting in Hollywood right now, but one that’s really caught our eye is Bar Lis - which just opened two weeks ago. Located on top of the Thompson Hotel on Wilcox Ave, this spot has live jazz nights, vintage DJ sets, and a menu from chef Lincoln Carson of Bon Temps with oysters, caviar, and more. If you’re in the mood to play dress up and hit the town this weekend, Bar Lis is a great spot to start your night.
Bari, a Southern Italian restaurant in Beverly Grove, has been in a soft-open phase since early summer, but just unveiled their full dinner menu this week. New dishes include grilled steak, fish skewers, and bombettes, which are traditional meat fritters and one of Puglia’s most popular street foods. And that’s to go along with excellent housemade cocktails and wine. We definitely recommend snagging a reservation in advance.
Media company Luxund and clothing brand Rhyan + Rhyse are throwing an “Art Party” this Saturday, September 4th from 6-9pm. The event will feature curated music, fine art installations, food, and beverages. Tickets are free, but be sure to email email@example.com or call/text 323-538-3973 for more details.
We’ve been big fans of Gozen Japanese Bistro since they opened earlier this year in West Hollywood, and are equally excited about the new Happy Hour that’s debuting this week. Running Tuesday through Saturday from 5-7pm, Gozen’s Happy Hour comes in the form of a personally-tailored $50 five-course prix-fixe menu. Choose from tuna or octopus salad for an appetizer, grilled angus beef or a fish of the day for an entree, plus rice, soup, a starter, and dessert.