Things To Do In LA This Week

The best in nightlife (May 20-May 26)

With Memorial Day just days away, summer in LA seems closer than ever. Besides some killer MDW pool parties (see HERE), the sizzling season is starting off hotter than ever. Whether you are looking to get lit or dance ’til dawn, you know Loop always has a pulse on what’s good.

From a new restaurant opening in Pasadena to a swanky yacht party in Marina del Rey, check out what’s happening on the LA nightlife and dining scene this week. 

Mezcal Monday at California Grill & Bar 

California Grill & Bar in will be kicking off the week with a night filled with the finest mezcal drinks. Whether you’re a seasoned mezcal enthusiast or looking to try something new, this event is perfect for you. Indulge in the smoky flavors of mezcal while enjoying the vibrant atmosphere of the bar. Expert bartenders will be crafting unique mezcal cocktails that will tantalize your taste buds. Tickets are $20 and include mezcal samples and mezcal cocktails.

When: Monday, May. 20 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: California Grill & Bar, 6751 Painter Avenue, Whittier

Get Tickets HERE

Star Leaf Grand Opening in Pasadena

With a legacy of 43 stores across Asia since 2011, Southeast Asian restaurant and upscale cocktail bar Star Leaf is now bringing its award-winning fine dining experience to its first U.S. location, where they blend fresh ingredients and exotic spices to innovate and pay homage to Asian culinary traditions. The evening will begin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring speeches by the Star Leaf founder and the mayor of Pasadena, a special address by Judy May Chu and an introduction of the chef team.

Guests will be treated to a complimentary cocktail or mocktail,the smooth and sophisticated sounds of a live trio jazz band, a captivating performance by Thai dancers and a bar-style buffet featuring a variety of small bites, including unique blends of Southeast Asian flavors and desserts. There will also be an all-day dining dicount where patrons can take advantage of a 30% off all dining orders throughout the day. 

When: Monday, May 20 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Star Leaf, 641 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena

Get Tickets HERE

NBA Playoffs Viewing Party at Sunset Rooftop

As the action on the court heats up, Sunset Rooftop is home to the ultimate NBA playoffs viewing parties featuring two large screen LED TVs and VIP rooms experience. Whether you are cheering on the Celtics, the Mavericks, the Pacers or the Timberwolves, get ready to witness all the action all week long surrounded by fellow die-hard fans.

When: Tuesday, May 21 though Sunday, May 26

Where: Sunset Rooftop, 6099 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles


Tomorrow X Together at Arena

K-Pop sensation Tomorrow X Together, commonly known as TXT, swing through Los Angeles this Thursday. The South Korean boy band, who released their sixth EP, minisode 3: TOMORROW, in April, consists of five members: Yeonjun, Soobin, Beomgyu, Taehyun, and HueningKai. According to Rolling Stone, Tomorrow X Together’s music “dabbles in disco, shoegaze, indie rock, and pop” and discusses “personal stories about the growing pains that come along with being a teenager.”

When: Tuesday, May 21 at 6 p.m.

Where: Arena, 111 S Figueroa Street, Los Angeles

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Retro Refresh-Thirsty Thursdays at The Green Room

Unwind like it’s 1959—without a drop of alcohol in sight. Step back in time with Thirsty Thursdays at The Green Room, where the charm and sociability of a 1950s cocktail lounge is recreated. For a cover of just $10, enjoy a selection of herbal, non-alcoholic mocktails designed to refresh and invigorate. These drinks aren’t just good; they’re a clever concoction of taste and tranquility, served up in a setting that’s all about vintage vibes and modern non-alcoholic fun. It’s your weekly ticket to mingle, relax, and experience the laid-back luxury of a decade renowned for its iconic style and spirited gatherings.

When: Thursday, May 23 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: The Green Room, 14082 Ventura Boulevard, Los Angeles

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Straight Up with Buffalo Trace at SALT Restaurant & Bar

Buffalo Trace Distillery brings their renowned bourbon whiskey to SALT Restaurant & Bar at Marina del Rey Hotel this Thursday. For $75, attendees will be treated to a welcome cocktail followed by three tastings paired with small bites and a take home souvenir.

When: Thursday, May 23 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: SALT Restaurant & Bar at Marina Del Rey Hotel, 13534 Bali Way, Marina Del Rey

Get Tickets HERE

Golden Hour at Caravan Swim Club

Kick off the weekend with a breezy baja-inspired Happy Hour at Hotel June in West LA. The Caravan Swim Club is a vibey poolside gathering place for everything from cabana drinks to fire pit gatherings, creative meetings to laid-back lounging. Spend the day by the pool enjoying cocktails and music or relax on the elevated terrace — and enjoy the view with house favorites like local caught grilled fish, organic steaks, seasonal salads, and shareable snacks paired with biodynamic wines, craft beer, and small-batch tequilas.

When: Friday, May 24 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: The Hotel June, 8639 Lincoln Boulevard, Los Angeles


Lucas Beaufort Immersive Art Experience at Hotel Per La

For two memorable evenings, guests are invited to participate in a unique experience at Hotel Per La, led by French artist Lucas Beaufort. Attendees will contribute to a collaborative mural, selecting colors, shapes, and materials to express their creativity. Beaufort draws his inspiration from Fernand Léger and Andy Rementer, infusing his work with playful characters influenced by pop culture and photography. Tickets are $60 per person and include access to the event, appetizers, two drink vouchers, and 10% discount at the hotel’s restaurant Per L’Ora on the day of the event for dinner in the on the restaurant.

When: Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Hotel Per La (Mezzanine Level) 649 South Olive Street, Los Angeles

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Taylor Swift Party Night at Cruisers

Are you ready for it? Get ready to dance the night away to all of Taylor Swift’s greatest hits. at Cruisers Pizza Bar Grill. Don’t miss out on this epic event with DJ OSH where you can sing along to your favorite Tay Tay songs with your fellow Swifties.

When: Friday, May 24 at 9 p.m. 

Where: Cruisers Pizza Bar Grill, 210 5th Street, Huntington Beach

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Paradise Fridays w/ Wild Style On The Patio at Jungle Hollywood

Jungle Hollywood is the ultimate themed nightclub experience where the urban jungle meets the untamed wilderness! As you step through the doors, you are instantly transported into a lush, vibrant jungle oasis nestled within the heart of the city. To kick off the weekend, Jungle Hollywood presents Paradise Fridays w/ Wild Style On The Patio. Indoors, Paradise Fridays is a vibrant event that immerses attendees in the electrifying world of Latin music, pulsating with rhythms that ignite the dance floor. As soon as you step into the venue, you’re greeted by a kaleidoscope of colors, and the infectious beats of Latin, Top 40, and hip hop music that beckon you to move.

Outdoors, Wild Style on the Patio invites revelers to enjoy multiple genres of dance music like EMX, EDM, Trap and Dubstep with an exclusive Silent Disco party featuring three channels of the hottest underground DJs in Southern California.

When: Friday, May 24 from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Where: Jungle Hollywood, 1640 North Cahuenga Boulevard, Los Angeles


Frocktails – Los Angeles at Liberty Bar

Los Angeles Frocktails is back! Get ready for a fabulous night of mingling, sipping cocktails, and flaunting your most stylish frocks. This in-person event will be held at be DTLA’s cozy Library Bar which is  filled with shelves of leather-bound books. Perfect for this year’s theme – Literary. Tickets cost includes drink tickets for premium cocktails or mocktails and ample hors d’oeuvres including vegan options.

When: Saturday, May 25 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Library Bar, 630 West 6th Street, Los Angeles

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Memorial Day Weekend Party at Farm House

Farm House invites LA-based record label FRONT LEFT to the farm this Saturday for a day of cutting edge house music, sunshine, cocktails from Lanea and Fiorelli Pizza in the heart of Venice. DJ line up includes Matt Egbert, Overworked, Echo Hill and DJ Miller. Limited FREE RSVP.

When: Saturday, May 25 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Farm House, 1033 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice

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Desert Sparrow Indiegogo Launch Party at Sassafrass

Get ready for a wild night celebrating the launch of Desert Sparrow‘s Indiegogo campaign. This Saturday, Sassafras Saloon will be hosting the party featuring live music, a pop up tattoo artist, a taco stand, prizes and more. Supporting Desert Sparrow will be Rvby My Dear, DJ Wasteland and special guests. 

When: Saturday, May 25 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Sassafras Saloon, 1233 Vine Street, Los Angeles


All White Memorial Weekend Day Party at Bonaventure Brewing Co.

The Bonaventure Brewing Co., inside the Bonaventure Hotel, is throwing a classic white party this Memorial Day Weekend. Presented by The Black Excellence group the indoor/outdoor party will include beats by DJ La Regg and all around good vibes.

When: Saturday, May 25 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Bonaventure Brewing Co., 404 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles

Get Tickets HERE

Tulum-Themed Bollywood Night at KA’TEEN Hollywood

BIH Events presents INDUS Tulum Nights at the iconic KA’TEEN. This exclusive event merges the rich cultural tapestry of India with the pulsating rhythms of house techno, promising a night of pure ecstasy for music aficionados and party enthusiasts alike. Located in the heart of Hollywood’s bustling block, KA’TEEN sets the stage for an immersive Tulum-themed experience like no other. From its enchanting wooden Tulum-themed entrance to the lush floral outdoor patio and the expansive Yucatan-inspired décor, every corner of Kateen transports you to the mesmerizing vibes of Tulum, right in the heart of Los Angeles. 

INDUS Tulum Nights is not your typical Bollywood event. Instead, expect a dynamic lineup of Indo house, folk house, melodic tech house, Tulum house, and Desi techno curated to elevate your senses and keep you dancing all night long.

When: Saturday, May 25 from 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Where: KA’TEEN, 6516 Selma Avenue, Los Angeles

Get Tickets HERE

Day Party LA at Fountain LA

Day Party LA is back this Memorial Day Weekend featuring LA’s top DJ’s spinning your favorite Hip Hop, R&B, Afro Beat and throwback tracks all day at K-Town’s hottest venue Fountain LA.

When: Sunday, May 26 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Fountain LA, 2889 W. Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles

Get Tickets HERE

Memorial Day Weekend Pier Pressure Sunday Cruise

The biggest yacht party in SoCal is going down this Memorial Day Sunday. Aboard the Entertainer Yacht, partiers will be treated to an amazing party across three decks with all-star line-up of DJs including DJ COOLWHIP and Vision, the most gorgeous views of Marina del Rey, exclusive VIP tables with special view of the dance floor and more. 

When: Sunday, May 26 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Entertainer Yacht,  13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey

Get Tickets HERE

Memorial Day Celebration at Avalon Hollywood

Get ready to light up your Memorial Day Weekend with the most electrifying event in Hollywood. At Avalon, immerse yourself in an unparalleled audio-visual experience with some of the best sound, lighting, and laser setups in the world. There are three stages featuring an incredible lineup of your favorite house, deep house, and techno beats. This Memorial Day weekend, the venue will be specially decorated to honor the holiday, ensuring the vibes are unmatched. Everyone FREE before 10 p.m. w/ RSVP.

When: Sunday, May 26 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Where: Avalon Hollywood, 1735 Vine Street, Los Angeles

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En La Casa! Memorial Day Weekend Bash at Catch One

This Memorial Day Weekend, join the rhythm of the night at Catch One Los Angeles for a beat-pumping, floor shaking experience like no other! This Sunday, prepare for a five hour extravaganza where Reggaetón meets Hip Hop in a legendary mashup with top-notch sound, dynamic lighting, mesmerizing laser shows and, of course, non-stop dancing.

When: Sunday, May 26 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Where: Catch One, 4067 W Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles

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I Love 2000s Hip-Hop & RnB Party at The Reseve

Grab your flip phone, make the call and head to The Reserve this Sunday for the ultimate Y2K party in DTLA. Dust off your old flared jeans, trucker hats, and blinged-out accessories because DJs will be throwing it back to the iconic era of the 2000s. Millennium ‘fits recommended. Free with RSVP before 11 p.m. May birthdays get in free all night.

When: Sunday, May 26 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Where: The Reserve, 650 South Spring Street, Los Angeles