Cult Gaia & Renko Floral Pop-Up, Sunset Strip Drive-In Double Feature, & More L.A. Events

Plus, Free Market Playa Vista reopens, Uncool Burgers kicks off Burger Month, and more.

Cult Gaia & Renko Floral

Mark your cal for these pop-up shops and markets, stylish soirées, trunk shows, and other cool Los Angeles events.

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Ongoing Pop-Up Shops & Events

Cult Gaia & Renko Floral's Curated Floral Cart (Melrose): The luxury womenswear brand, Cult Gaia is hosting a curated floral cart in partnership with Renko Floral. Guests will be able to shop beautiful arrangements inspired by the brand's aesthetic for the spring season.
When: Friday, April 30 through Saturday, May 1 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Corner of Melrose Place and N Orlando Avenue

Photo: Courtesy of Uncool Burgers

Uncool Burgers Grand Reopening (Larchmont): Uncool Burgers is celebrating its reopening and Burger Month with $1 burgers. Home to Los Angeles' most imaginative smashburgers, Uncool is serving its namesake burger with uncool sauce and vegan Party in My Plants Burgers. Stop by and check for a sticker under your cup for a chance to win fries for life.
When: Friday, April 30 through Sunday, May 2 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Uncool Burgers, 139 North Larchmont Blvd Unit 1/2, L.A., 90004

Skims Pop-Up (Beverly Grove): Kim Kardashian's curve-hugging shapewear and loungewear brand Skims is launching its first official pop-up at the Grove in partnership with Nordstrom. Visitors can shop the brand IRL for the first time and enjoy free sweet treats from Morgenstern's Ice Cream with any purchase.
When: Now through Friday, May 7
Where: The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr., L.A., 90036

Sugar Rush (Woodland Hills): Last call to experience the candy-filled interactive walk-through at Westfield Promenade. Sugar Rush lets guests journey through 40,000 square feet of colorful installations, candy-lined pathways, and more family-friendly outdoor spaces. Admission for one is $30 and group admission starts at $55 for two people; see more options and buy them here.
When: Now through Sunday, May 2
Where: Sugar Rush at Westfield Promenade., 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills, 91367

Knott's Taste of Boysenberry Festival (Buena Park): Knott's is bringing back their annual springtime food fest, only this time as an outdoor covid-friendly event. Guests can try from over boysenberry-infused food and drink items at Knott's Taste of Boysenberry Festival. While rides remain closed, the theme park will be partially open for the event and feature 20 artisan local crafters to shop from. Tickets for the festival's tasting card start at $45; buy online here.
When: Select dates from now through Sunday, May 2
Where: Knott's Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, 90620

Desert X 2021 (Coachella Valley): The Desert X 2021 exhibition is heading back to the Coachella Valley for its spring event. The public art show will allow guests to check out work from various artists all throughout the desert. Check out the full lineup of participating artists and their commissioned works' locations here.
When: Now through Sunday, May 6
Where: Various locations in the Coachella Valley

Rumble Outdoor Fitness Classes (Santa Monica): Looking for a unique way to stay in shape? Santa Monica Place and Rumble are teaming up to bring boxing-inspired group fitness classes to the Place's rooftop deck. The 45-minute class will feature 10-round full-body workouts with their specially designed equipment. Rumble's outdoor classes start at $32 per class or $225 for 10 classes and can be purchased here.
When: Now through May 31
Where: Santa Monica Place, 395 Santa Monica Pl., Santa Monica, 90401

Spring Garden at the Beverly Center (Beverly Grove): Capture picture-perfect memories at the Beverly Center's spring garden, located at the shopping center's Third Street entrance. Expect flower blooms, lemonade stands, and many other selfie-ready spaces.
When: Now through May 31
Where: Beverly Center, 8500 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 90048

Thursday, April 29

LAFH Home Together Virtual Fundraiser (online): L.A. Family Housing is hosting a star-studded virtual fundraiser to support its frontline staff. Co-hosted by Matt Rogers, LAFH's Home Together event will feature inspiring stories and appearances from Kristen Bell, Jordana Brewster, L.A. city councilmember Nithya Raman, musician Darius Rucker, and more. Guests will also enjoy a three-course meal from beloved L.A. chefs and restaurants, including Angelini Osteria, Dulan's on Crenshaw, and Gasolina Café, just to name a few. The deadline to order meals is Sunday, April 25; RSVP and place your dinner order here.
When: Thursday, April 29 at 7 p.m.
Where: Online event

Rooftop Cinema Club: La La Land (Santa Monica): Located in the heart of the Westside, the Santa Monica Airport will be transformed into a drive-in theatre that will be screening Los Angeles classics like La La Land. Tickets are $32 for two people, grab them before they sell out here.
When: Thursday, April 29 at 8 p.m.
Where: Santa Monica Airport, 3233 Donald Douglas Loop S, Santa Monica, 90405

Friday, April 30

Photo: Courtesy of The Sunset Strip's Late Night Drive-In

Handle With Care L.A. Benefit: Sunset Strip Drive-In Double Feature (Hollywood): The Los Angeles non-profit Handle with Care is throwing a drive-in double feature movie night. Visitors can watch back-to-back screenings of Clueless and Mean Girls for a good cause. General admission is $50 and proceeds will benefit Handle With Care; buy tickets here.
When: Friday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Andaz Hotel, 8401 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 90069

Saturday, May 1

Free Market Playa Vista (Playa Vista): Free Market Playa Vista is set to reopen this weekend. The 21,000 square-foot open format space will feature food and beverage experiences, cultural installations and vendors. Angelenos will be able to enjoy shopping and more from Alchemy Works, Heyday Skincare, and others.
When: Saturday, May 1
Where: Free Market Playa Vista, 12751 West Millennium Dr., Playa Vista, 90094

Ron Herman Flea Market & Parking Lot Jam (Melrose): Ron Herman is hosting their fee outdoor flea market on Melrose. Guests can shop from vendors like Hikisheme, Flower Shrimp and more. The market is also bringing back their Parking Lot Jam, a music series that features local artists. This week's performance will be by Katie & Andrea!
When: Saturday, May 1 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Ron Herman, 8100 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Poolside Dinner & a Movie: Fast Times at Ridgemont High (DTLA): Looking for movie night options outside the house? The JW Marriott Los Angeles Live is continuing their Poolside Dinner & Movie series. Starting this weekend, visitors can kick off their movie nights with a screening of Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Tickets for the movie plus snacks are $45; buy them here.
When: Friday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: JW Marriott Los Angeles Live, 900 West Olympic Blvd., L.A., 90015

Wellness Weekend at Third Street Promenade (Santa Monica): Downtown Santa Monica Inc. is teaming with the National Alliance of Mental Illness Westside Los Angeles (NAMI WLA) to kick off Mental Health Awareness Month with a Wellness Weekend. They will be hosting both virtual and in-person events including conversations with mental health advocates, a free yoga class, live music, mindfulness activities, and resource tables from NAMI WLA, Kaiser Permanente, and CalHOPE.
When: Saturday, May 1 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Third Street Promenade, 1351 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, 90401

Awakening at Lifehood (Culver City): The health and beauty brand, Lifehood is throwing an open-air event featuring the best products. Hosted by Amber Lee, Awakening will have a live ambient soundscape perfect for offerings of gratitude and practice the art of feeling good. Claim your free spot online here.
When: Saturday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: The Platform, 8850 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232

Magic Asphalt: Drive-In Comedy Under the Stars (Hollywood): Live comedy is back, only this time the legendary Comedy Store has adapted as the latest form of socially distanced entertainment. It's the last week of the Drive-in Comedy series! Pull up and laugh out loud with your favorite stand-up comics at the parking lot of the iconic Magic Castle. Tickets start at $150; buy them here.
When: Saturday, May 1 from 7 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.
Where: The Magic Castle, 7001 Franklin Ave., L.A., 90028

Sunday, May 2

Melrose Trading Post (Melrose): Continuing their Sunday stay, the Melrose Trading Post is back and hosting their weekly flea market. Visitors can shop art, clothing, furniture, beauty products and more from local vendors. Safety protocols include limited capacity and mandatory masks. Tickets to RSVP for the Melrose Trading post are $5; buy online here.
When: Sunday, May 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Fairfax High School, 7850 Melrose Ave., L.A., 90046


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