Who hasn’t been looking forward to this Memorial Day weekend? If you are staying in town, here are a bunch of fun things you can do, including barbecue parties and an Audrey Hepburn movie at the cemetery.
Saturday, May 26
Rooftop Weekend Barbecue Kicks Off at The Peninsula
Kick off your weekend with a gorgeous view of L.A. and a gourmet barbecue. The Roof Garden at the Peninsula Beverly Hills will be ‘cuing every Saturday and Sunday from now through the end of summer (September 2). Plant your canines into the likes of free-range chicken breast with cilantro and mint chimichurri and 16-ounce rib eye steak. Prices range from $24 to $45 and include a choice of two sides.
- Saturdays and Sundays, 5-9pm. The Roof Garden at the Peninsula, 9882 S Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills (map). Reservations: (310) 975-2855.
Cinespia Screening: Sabrina Starring Audrey Hepburn
What little girl didn’t want to be Audrey Hepburn when they grew up? Personally I related more to her Holly Golightly than Sabrina, but this is still one of my fave movies just the same. Gather your girlfriends for this gorgeous classic with costumes by Givenchy and eye candy by William Holden. Swoon!
- Gates open 7pm, movie 8:30pm. Tickets: $10. Hollywood Forever, 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles (map).
Sunday, May 27
Staycation Deal at SLS Hotel: $389 a night (regular $639)
SLS Hotel is currently running a deal now through May 30 where, starting at $389/night, you get a Superior Room (402 square feet), two 60-minute massages, breakfast table for two at Tres by Jose Andres and welcome cocktails for two! Considering that this usually runs $639 that’s quite a deal.
- Through May 30. SLS Hotel, 465 S. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles (map). Reservations: (866) 716-8136 or the SLS site.
Tony’s Darts Away’s Books and Brews: The Sriracha Cookbook Author Randy Clemens
For the inaugural session of Books and Brews which pairs the creations of regional food authors with craft beer, Chef Randal St. Clair and author Randy Clemens come up with a sample menu of Sriracha’d vegan and non-vegan dishes, including pulled pork sliders, deviled eggs and more. Stay out of the kitchen if you can’t handle the heat that these Sriracha dishes will most def be packing.
- 6-9pm. Tony’s Darts Away, 1710 W Magnolia Boulevard, Burbank (map).
Monday, May 28
Akasha’s Bourbon & BBQ
Don’t know anyone who’s throwing a bbq this holiday? Akasha’s got you covered and she’s bringing the bourbon with three cocktails, including Bourbon Cooler with single-barrel bourbon, ginger elixir and housemade lemonade. Tuck into fried chicken biscuit sliders and chipotle rubbed tri-tip, along with sides of grilled corn and hush puppies.