Events

7 Fun Things to Do in LA This Weekend

You’ve got drive-in movies and tiki drinks to look forward to.

Habana
Courtesy of Habana

It’s been a smoky week in the City of Angels but the good news is that you can have just as much fun indoors this weekend as you can outdoors. With the Jewish New Year kicking off on Friday, you can dive into fun culinary experiences celebrating the beginning of fall. If that’s not your jam, you can also down Hawaiian BBQ, drive a high-end convertible, or catch a screening of Selena instead.

Celebrate Rosh Hashanah to-go with a three-course meal at Jar

Friday, September 18
Jar (Beverly Grove)
Celebrating the Jewish New Year, chef Suzanne Tracht and Jar are presenting a Rosh Hashanah menu of Eastern European favorites. Available at $65 per person for sidewalk dining, take-out, and delivery, the family-style dinner includes castelfranco salad, pot roast, chicken schnitzel, matzo ball chicken soup, and roasted apple bread pudding with creme anglaise.
Cost: $65

Pick up tropical drinks and Hawaiian BBQ from Lost Cove

Friday, September 18-Sunday, September 20
Lost Cove at Bludso's Bar & Que (Fairfax)
If you’re seeking a vacation escape without having to go anywhere, try out Lost Cove, a new Hawaiian BBQ and tropical cocktail spot operating out of Bludso's Bar & Que. Drinks, complete with tiki mugs, feature organic juices and house-made syrups mixed with top-shelf rum and spirits. All meats - from pulled pork sliders to hot and sour ribs tips - are seasoned with custom dry rubs and smoked low and slow for up to 14 hours.
Cost: Varies

Fulfill your need for weed with a delivery from High Times

Friday, September 18-Sunday, September 20
Your place
It’s always 4:20 somewhere, so what better time to try the new cannabis delivery service from High Times? The most well-known name in weed has launched delivery for the greater LA area as well as Long Beach and Huntington Beach, allowing you to choose from Cannabis Cup-worthy products from brands such as A Golden State, Cannabiotix, The Cure Company, and plenty more. Whether you’re into vapes, flowers, edibles, or topicals, use the discount code “Thrillist” to get 20% off your order.
Cost: Varies

Pull up to Cinemauto, a first-of-its-kind drive-in movie, market, and cultural experience

Friday, September 18--Saturday, September 19
713 N Hill Street (Chinatown)
Blending community activism, art, entertainment, and food, Cinemauto is launching a drive-in in Chinatown, starting off with a celebration of Latino filmmakers. Take in a screening of the immortal classic Selena and order a curated takeout meal box tailored for safe and easy consumption in your vehicle and delivered via carhop service. Proceeds will benefit Homeboy Industries Art Academy and Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival as they amplify filmmakers for Hispanic Heritage Month.
Cost: $115-$160

Catch a Roberta's Pizza pop-up at Townhouse Venice

Friday, September 18-Sunday, September 27
Townhouse Venice
Now in Venice by way of Brooklyn, renowned Roberta’s Pizza will be slinging wood-fired pies out of Townhouse’s kitchen for table service on select dates this month. The greatest hits will all be on the menu: the margherita, famous original, bee sting, and Ursula’s parade. Enjoy wine, beer, and cocktails in the spacious, private courtyard with music curated by world-class DJs.
Cost: Varies

Get into gear with a ride from Beverly Hills Car Rental 

Friday, September 18-Sunday, September 20
Beverly Hills Car Rental
These times of quarantine have certainly put a premium on road tripping for folks with the itch to travel. There’s no more luxe way to cruise around SoCal than with a high-end exoctic ride from Beverly HIlls Car Rental, ideal if you need a sharp set of wheels, like a McLaren or a Bentley GTC Convertible, for a short period. If you use the promo code “THRILLRIDE,” you’ll also get a 30% discount on rentals booked by the end of the year. 
Cost: Varies

Celebrate Habana’s 25th birthday with wayback lunch and drinks specials

Friday, September 18-Sunday, September 20
Habana (Irvine, Costa Mesa)
For 25 years, Habana has been a top destination for contemporary Cuban cuisine in Southern California. To mark the quarter-century achievement, they’re going all out with a menu of 1995 prices on staples like the vegetable and chicken empanadas, ropa vieja, and their classic pressed Cuban sandwich, perfect to pair with a $5 Mojito made with Bacardí Superior rum, lime, mint, cane sugar, and soda.
Cost: $5-$9

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Sean Cooley is still amazed that RBI Baseball 3 gave Dennis Eckersley his own special throwing animation. Follow his half-baked food festivities on Instagram @SeanCoolish.