Finally, it really feels like summer what with this warmer weather. And what better way to enjoy it than with outdoor events that involve grilling and craft beer? Funnn!
Thursday, July 7
Havaianas Pop-Up Store in Hollywood
Show off your cute pedicure while sporting your special brand of Havaianas that you custom-made yourself! The flip-flop pop-up store at Space 15Twenty on Cahuenga will blanket the 1,000-square-foot space with men’s and women’s collections as well as offer a fruit stand where you can customize your own sandal with soles, straps and embellishments of your choice.
- Through July 24. Monday-Friday 11am-8pm, Saturday & Sunday, 11am-9pm. 1520 Cahuenga Boulevard, Hollywood (map).
Nick & Stef’s Girl and A Grill Event + indie tribute band Black Crystal Wolf Kids Perform
Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse celebrates the summer with a new grilling event where Executive Chef Megan Logan grills up food, taking them from the flames to your plate. Take your pick of ribs, tri tip, BBQ shrimp, etc. for $8-$14. Sides like spicy coleslaw and corn on the cob are also available for $5 each. AND there’s also a sausage and beer pairing menu! Launching the party is none other than kickass indie-rock tribute band Black Crystal Wolf Kids at 7pm! Shout-out to frontman Jeff Miller!
- Thursdays 5-9pm. Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse, 330 S Hope Street, Downtown (map). (213) 680-0330.
Saturday, July 9
ColLAboration #3 Craft Beer Garden
Traveling beer garden ColLAboration takes over Sunset Strip this month, kicking things off with Craft Beer Garden #1. 24 taps of crafted goodness curated by the guys behind 38 Degrees, Blue Palms Brewhouse, Tony’s Darts Away and Verdugo Bar, plus food and games. Cost is only $10.69 (includes membership fee + tasting glass). Each pour is $5-$6. Save yourself the hassle and buy your membership glass in advance (online or at the above bars) since they might sell out at the beer garden.
- 12-9pm. 8950 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood (map).
Beer & Cheese Tasting With Sunset Beer Co’s Alex Macy
To get a tasty preview of the Echo Park beer store that’s opening “soon-ish” swing by Eagle Rock’s Colorado Wine Company for the beer and cheese tasting of your dreams. Alex Macy, Sunset Beer Co’s manager, will go over a flight of five beers, each paired with cheeses from Alex Brown of Gourmet Imports. I’m looking forward to Liefmans Cuvee Brut with a Bavarian Limberger and the Port Brewing Old Viscosity with Caveman Oregon Blue.
- 3-5pm. $18. Colorado Wine Company, 2114 Colorado Boulevard, Eagle Rock (map). RSVP: email@example.com or (323) 478-1985.
Sunday, July 10
Free Yogaworks Yoga at SLS Hotel Beverly Hills
You don’t have to be a hotel guest at SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills to partake of this free YogaWorks yoga class! The new series starts this Sunday to promote the hotel’s Ciel Spa. Sign up by calling (310) 246-5560 and just dress up in your exercise gear and bring your own yoga mat.
- 9-10am. Free. SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills, 465 S La Cienega Boulevard, Beverly Hills (map). Reservation: (310) 246-5560.