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Things to Do This Week Around Los Angeles, Sept. 26–Oct. 2

By Lesley Balla  |  September 26, 2016
Credit: Hyperion Public/acuna-hensen

Monday, Sept. 26: Cafe Demitasse in Little Tokyo celebrates five years with a week of special espresso drinks, starting today with a date-flavored latte. On Tuesday, it’s ginger latte; orange-thyme-cardamom on Wednesday; rosemary maple on Thursday; and pistachio rose on Friday. On Saturday, October 1, the raisin-lemon latte will be $2 all day long.

Tuesday, Sept. 27: Mr. C in Beverly Hills is continuing its Tuesday-night summer poolside movie-screening series into fall. For tonight’s Bridget Jones Diary viewing, order the prix fixe menu ahead of time, which includes things like the club sandwich with fried egg; burrata and prosciutto pizza; and Caprese-style popcorn ($35 or $45 per person). Seats are first come, first serve. To order the menu, email

Wednesday, Sept. 28: Find a night between now and Oct. 16 to check out For the Record: Scorsese American Crime Requiem, the amazing live performance of song and dance commemorating great moments and soundtracks in Martin Scorsese films, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. In addition to the show, the Promenade Terrazza is transformed into an Italian bistro garden complete with red-and-white checked tables, candlelight, string lights and food from the Prince of Venice food truck for pre-show dining. Dishes include handmade pastas like maccheroncini with black truffle, creste with beef Bolognese and more, all for $10. There’s also a bar serving themed cocktails before and after the show.

Thursday, Sept. 29: Get a jolt of free coffee today, National Coffee Day, from Hollywood Burger. Get one free cuppa with the purchase of the new breakfast sandwich. The coffee is from City Bean, a local LA roaster, and is available as cold brew, nitro and drip.

Friday, Sept. 30: The Grand Central Market will keep the later hours through the fall, closing at 10 PM, which means sipping vermouth at Bar Moruno, wine at The Oyster Gourmet, and others at Belcampo, Bombo, Horse Thief BBQ, Courage & Craft, Golden Road Brewing, Madcapra and Olio Pizzeria can be a regular thing. Note: On Thursdays, there’s live jazz beginning at 7:30 PM.

Saturday, Oct. 1: As a kickoff for National Seafood Month, the Off the Hook Seafood Festival once again takes over the Santa Monica Pier. From 3 to 7 PM, the community event and fundraiser brings together top restaurants, including Maré, The Lobster, FIG, Herringbone, Spinfish Poke, Santa Monica Seafood and more for a walk-around tasting, beer garden, oyster shucking competitions and VIP lounge. Tickets are $60 for general admission and $90 for VIP; proceeds benefit the Westside Food Bank.

Sunday, Oct. 2: Hyperion Public in Silver Lake knows its audience: Bottomless mimosas are available not only during weekend brunch (10 AM-3 PM), but also noon–3 PM during the week. Because LA is teeming with people who don’t work a regular 9–to–5 schedule.