Happy Easter….here’s a few hotspots to enjoy the holiday! We have a couple of art events for you as well….at the bottom.
In Santa Monica….Bar Pintxo (109 Santa Monica Blvd., SM 90401), offers a 3 course special for just $15. 12pm-4pm.
Remember waking up on Easter Sunday to the delight of homemade waffles set on the dining room table before hopping over to see what the Easter Bunny left you in your woven basket? At Bruxie you can relive that exact experience!
Open Easter Sunday, Bruxie will be cast iron hot and ready for you with a plethora of breakfast, lunch and dinner options ready for the ordering.
You will not care whether the chicken or the egg came first when you bite into the Carolina BBQ Chicken with grilled chicken, cheddar, BBQ sauce, cider slaw and onion strings or the signature Buttermilk Fried Chicken with all-natural hormone-free chicken marinated in buttermilk brine, fried to crispy golden perfection, served with chili honey and cider slaw. Enjoy breakfast all day with Green Eggs & Ham Grilled Ham with melted cheddar, farm fresh jumbo egg, mayo and pesto arugula paired with a cup of Bruxie Bold Blend Coffee to help you get through the rest of the day.
Dessert includes Frozen Custard, Chocolate Covered Banana Shake or tart and sweet Creamsicle Float, plus an amazing array of Waffles, such as the Belgian-style Liege Waffle, the Dark Belgian Filled Chocolate Liege Waffle and waffle dessert sandwiches.
Where: Bruxie, 1412 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401
When: 9:00am – 9:00pm
Also in Santa Monica…
Spare Tire Kitchen & Tavern offers both brunch or dinner for Easter Sunday. Enjoy Soft-Shelled Eggs Benedict, Lardon & Egg Tartine, Banana Nut French Toast. Plus drink specials such as Bottomless Mimosa and House Sangria are not to be skipped! Also available is the Pub Slider, Chicken & Waffles, Surf & Turf, Grilled Cheese.
If your morning is packed, Spare Tire Kitchen & Tavern provides the ultimate Easter dinner with two prixe fixe meals. The Surf & Turf Fixe offers diners the ultimate luxury of filet mignon, lobster tail, hericot verts, garlic mash, and guest choice of specialty cocktail or draft beer. Or the BBQ Fixe may be up your alley. This one includes ribs, pulled pork, brisket, Southern greens, garlic mash, street corn and choice of any draft beer. Specialty Cocktails and more will quench your thirst.
Where: Spare Tire Kitchen & Tavern, 5370 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90036
When: 10:00am – 11:00pm
Or for something completely different, head to Little Easy for a New Orleans Style Brunch. Chef Brian Garrigues presents a myriad of down home comfort food, such as that staple of Southern cuisine, Grandma’s Biscuits & Gravy, made-from-scratch cheddar biscuits, topped with house-made gravy. For breakfast traditionalists, there is the Little Easy Scramble with Cajun chicken, home fries, Chicken & Waffles, Steak and Eggs or a Bourbon Street Breakfast Burrito.
Add Bottomless Mimosas to any entree or get creative at the Bloody Mary Bar and stir up your own boozy concoction.
Where: Little Easy, 216 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
When: 11:00am to 3:00pm
Or head up the coast…stop by Sip Malibu Grapes (2598 Sierra Creek Road, Agoura Hills, CA 91301 – Corner of Kanan Rd & Sierra Creek Rd) for a brunch special – two mimosas or sparkling wine plus a cheese plate for just $20.
In Los Feliz…
To complement the pioneering exhibition, “SKIN,” on view through April 17th, The Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs’ Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) presents Los Angeles as a Sustainable City, an engaging conversation on March 29th from 7-9 p.m., which explores the role that art and cultural workers can take or serve in developing Los Angeles as a “sustainable city.”
Join for the exciting panel, moderated by Anuradha Vikram, Director of Residency Programs at 18th Street Arts Center. Space is limited, so please plan to arrive early. For more information, see website.
On view March 5 – April 17th
What: Art Talk
Where: Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., LA 90027
When: 7:00pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: (323) 644-6269
In Hollywood…this was starts at noon but runs till 11pm.
Last Projects hosts a closing event for “Ourobouric Echoes” featuring the art of Arrington De Dionyso. Enjoy THE RITE OF SPRING: an ecstatic drawing performance on Easter Sunday from noon until 8pm in which the gallery will be cleared and all are welcome to wander in.
See image: Arrington de Dionyso, Ourebouric Lovers, 2015 acrylic ink 17 x 22 inches; Photo Credit: Arrington De Dionys.
Then later music performances 8-10PM: Emily Lacy, Arrington De Dionyso /Ted Byrnes duo
Arrington de Dionyso has expanded rock and ethno forms as leader of Old Time Relijun and Malakat Dan Singa. But most recently his obsession and devotion to low register wind instruments, circular breathing, and channeling human hum has taken him on a journey of instrument building and collecting, culminating in a string of performances and recording sessions in Indonesia late last year. Whether bringing simmer and klank to a noise show, or flowing free behind his traps in a gallery, drummer Ted Byrnes has, making a new and compelling case for sound and gesture in a fine art context. Ted’s densely packed kit spilling over with his shifting selection of objects, and Arrington throat singing and blowing through an arsenal of heavy wind: bass clarinet, rare flutes from Sulawesi, Java, and Bali, as well as the “bromiophone” – a reed instrument of his own invention fashioned from PVC pipes.
What: Opening reception
Where: The Last Project, 6546 Hollywood Blvd #215, 90028
When: 12pm- 8pm drawing performance; 8–11pm – live music
Phone: 323 356 4225
From four time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein, the iconic playwright of the Broadway hits: Torch Song Trilogy, La Cage Aux Folles, Newsies and Kinky Boots comes the West Coast Premiere of Casa Valentina, the recipient of four 2014 Tony Award nominations. Directed by nine-time Emmy Award-winner David Lee of NBC’s Frasier and director of the acclaimed Pasadena Playhouse productions ofCan-CanandArt, this moving and insightful play is nestled in the Catskills in 1962 – land of dirty dancing and borscht belt comedy. But an inconspicuous bungalow colony is more than a place to retire from the sweltering summer heat. For a group of heterosexual men it is a place to escape. Casa Valentinais based on real events and infused with Fierstein’s trademark wit.
The cast of nine features Christian Clemenson as Charlotte/Isadore (FX’s American Crime Story, The Big Lebowski); Nike Doukas as Eleanor (ABC’s Desperate Housewives); Raymond McAnally as Albert/Bessie (Off Broadway: Defending the Caveman; God’s Ear); Valerie Mahaffey as Rita (ABC’s Desperate Housewives, Lifetime’s Devious Maids); Robert Mammana as George/Valentina (Broadway: Les Misérables; Off Broadway: The Twentieth Century Way); Lawrence Pressman as Theodore/Terry (Amazon’s Transparent, CW’s Heart of Dixie); James Snyder as Jonathan/Miranda (Broadway: If/Then; Cry Baby); Mark Sullivan as Michael/Gloria (Mark Taper Forum: Immediate Family, The Old Globe: The Whipping Man); and John Vickery as The Judge/Amy (Broadway: The Lion King;The Sisters Rosensweig, The Real Thing).
(L-Sat-Mar26-PasadenaPlayhouse-ValentinaR): James Snyder, Valerie Mahaffey, Raymond McAnally and Robert Mammana in “Casa Valentina” at The Pasadena Playhouse. Photo by: Jim Cox Photography
Tickets range from $25 – $125. Click Here to purchase tickets.
Where: Pasadena Playhouse, 39 South El Molino Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101
When: Two shows – 2pm (matinee); 7:00 pm March 27