L.A.'s Best Events This Weekend, From Splash House Weekend 2 to 818 Day at Topanga Social, and More

Plus, The Chainsmokers' "The Party Never Ends" debut!

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

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Splash House (Palm Springs): Splash House is set to make a return to the Renaissance, Margaritaville, and Saguaro hotels for the newly expanded triple weekend season. fusing forward-thinking electronic music, poolside partying, and resort amenities with the desert landscapes of Palm Springs, Splash House is the perfect summer event. The festival lineup still hasn't been announced but stay tuned.
When: Friday, Aug. 18 through Sunday, Aug. 20
Where: Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, 888 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, 92262
Margaritaville Resorts,1600 North Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, 92262
Saguaro,1800 East Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, 92264
 General Admission is $159 – $219; purchase yours here.

818 Day at Topanga Social (Canoga Park): For the entire weekend, Topanga Social at Westfield Topanga will honor San Fernando Valley residents, businesses, and cultural locations in the 818 area code. Visitors can enjoy activations such as Retro Arcade Games, artifacts from the Valley Relics Museum Gallery, and more. Learn more here.
When: Friday, Aug. 18 through Sunday, Aug. 20
Where: Westfield Topanga, 6600 CA-27, #9038, Canoga Park, 91303

Hulu Presents 'Only Murders in the Building' Escape Room (Century City): In honor of season three of Hulu's "Only Murders in the Building" premier, The Escape Game will host a special themed room for this weekend in L.A. Hulu will transport guests into the world of Only Murders in the Building through a limited-time mystery experience. Fans will relive some of their favorite moments from the series, interact with familiar props, find Easter eggs for season three, and of course, solve mysteries. Guests can RSVP here!
When: Friday, Aug. 18 through Sunday, Aug. 20 from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Where: The Escape Game L.A., 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A., 90067

Briogeo's L.A. Pop-Up (Beverly Grove): Briogeo, a leader in hair care, is launching their first-ever pop up celebrating their 10 year anniversary in beauty! On the truck, guests can flex in front of a vintage prop camcorder to capture both candid and posed shots. Fans can also look forward to fun giveaways, opportunities to meet the team behind the beloved brand and more. Guests can also expect appearances from Briogeo founder and CEO, Nancy Twine, TikTok celebs, and more.
When: Saturday, Aug. 19 through Sunday, Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr., L.A., 90046

19th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival (Hollywood): The Oscar-qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival will return for its 19th edition. Kicking off this week, the film festival will showcase the best and brightest short films from around the globe. This Year's festival features 4 Oscar-qualifying categories, Best of Fest Grand Prix, Best Live Action Short, Best Short Animation, Best Short Documentary. Find out more and purchase your passes here.
When: Now through Sunday, Aug. 20
Where: Multiple Locations

Prosperity Market's Black Business Scavenger Hunt (Multiple Locations): Prosperity Market is hosting its annual Black Business Scavenger Hunt. In honor of Black Business Month (August), Prosperity Market founders Kara Still and Carmen Dianne have created an interactive map with 75+ Black businesses across food, fashion, wellness, and entertainment, encouraging participants to visit and support local shops, cafes, galleries, and more. Participating businesses include Alta Adams, Bloom and Plume, High Fidelity, just to name a few. FInd out more here.
When: Now through Friday, Aug. 25
Where: Multiple Locations

Exclusive Wanderlust Flavor- Doc Brown Ice Cream (Canoga Park): Topanga Social culinary partner Wanderlust Creamery will be launching a special limited edition: "Doc Brown Ice Cream." Mad Lab Coffee Roaster's 50% Peru-washed and 50% Ethiopian beans giving nuances of chocolate, mulberry, and marshmallow against Wanderlust Creamery's classic rich butterfat custard ice cream.
When: Now through Wednesday, Aug. 30
Where: Wanderlust Creamery at Topanga Social, 6600 CA-27, Canoga Park, 91303

World of Barbie® in Los Angeles (Santa Monica): Experience the world of your favorite toy, Barbie®. This interactive exhibit gives guests the chance to live out their life-size Barbie® dream. Visit the Dreamhouse, Fashion Studio, Theater, Museum and more. Adult tickets start at $35. Purchase your admission here.
When: Now through Monday, Sept. 4
Where: Santa Monica Place, 395 Santa Monica Pl., St. 196, Santa Monica, 90401

The Friends Experience Pop-Up (Lakewood): The popular Friends Experience is heading to Long Beach for the summer. Fans of the hit show can revisit some of the series' most iconic moments with this interactive experience created by Original X Productions (OGX), Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television Group. Timed entry tickets are available starting at $30; buy yours here.
When: Now through Saturday, Sept. 16
Where: 4661 Silva St., Lakewood, 90712

Mastro's Ocean Club's Prix-Fixe Summer Menu (DTLA): Mastro's Ocean Club is now offering a prix-fixe summer menu for $80 per person available now until September 29. The multi-course menu features a choice of an appetizer such as: Lobster Bisque (+$10), Spicy Mambo Salad and Shrimp Cocktail, an entree such as the 16oz Double Cut Pork Chop, Petite Filet, Herb Roasted Branzino, a choice of two small sides including Black Truffle Butter Sautéed Wild Mushrooms and Creamed Corn, and a selection of dessert including the Personal Signature Warm Butter Cake. Check out the full menu here.
When: Now through Friday, Sept. 29
Where: Mastro's Ocean Club, 1200 South Figueroa St., L.A., 90015

Stranger Things: The Experience (Montebello): Hawkins is coming to Los Angeles for the first time! Netflix and Fever have teamed up to create a new immersive experience inspired by the Stranger Things universe. Visit the infamous Hawkins Lab and the Upside Down. Tickets are limited and prices will start at $49 per person and can be booked here.
When: Now through Sunday, Nov. 5
Where: 1345 North Montebello Blvd., Montebello, 90640

Thursday, Aug. 17

The Summer Book Series: Dinner & A Conversation with Jennifer Cohen (L.A.): The Milky Way Restaurant and The Jewish Journal are proud to present the second annual Summer Book Series: three intimate evenings of food and literature featuring celebrated authors and beloved personalities. Speaker and podcaster Jennifer Cohen will join the festivities and conversation. Guests can listen to the authors while enjoying a multi-course dinner. Tickets are $125; purchase them here.
When: Thursday, Aug. 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Milky Way, 9108 West Pico Blvd., L.A., 90035

Russell Westbrook Meet & Greet at ASOS (Beverly Grove): Join ASOS at Nordstrom for a meet and greet with NBA's Russell Westbrook! Have your picture taken with the NBA star when you make an Honor the Gift purchase.
When: Thursday, Aug. 17 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr., L.A., 90046

Friday, Aug. 18

PCH Movies & Moonlight Disney Pixar's Monster's Inc Screening (Long Beach): 2ND & PCH is bringing back their family-friendly movie nights starting with a screening of "Monster's Inc". The socially distanced event is complimentary for the community and seats are available on a first come first serve basis. Guests can also purchase to-go menus from the shopping center's many restaurants including Urban Plates, Noble Bird Rotisserie and more.
When: Friday, Aug. 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 2nd & PCH, 6400 Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, 90803

Saturday, Aug. 19

Play Date: Prioritize Pleasure, Heal Your Life (Malibu): This day-long "playshop", led by therapist Nicoletta Heidegger, MA, MEd., and somatic pleasure coach Irene Morning, M.S., offers a guided exploration of pleasure and curiosity as tools for healing. Rediscover the joy of play, integrate pleasure into your healing journey, and enhance your relationships, mental health, and intimate life. Educational mini-workshops, experiential activities, and recess-style play stations will be included. Tickets for this event range from $133 to $311; purchase them here.
When: Saturday, Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Malibu, 90265 (Exact Location sent to Ticket Holders)

The Chainsmokers' 'The Party Never Ends' (DTLA): The Chainsmokers are debuting their 'The Party Never Ends' event. The Party Never Ends Los Angeles will be headlined by The Chainsmokers and will feature additional performances by Two Friends, ARMNHMR and NOTD. Attendees can expect groundbreaking stage production, incredible visuals and special guests and friends of Alex and Drew to drop by. Tickets start at $65; purchase them here.
When: Saturday, Aug. 19 at 5 p.m.
Where: L.A. State Historic Park, 1245 North Spring St., L.A., 90012

The Ledge Theatre Indie Night (Hollywood): This month, The Ledge Theatre's hosting an Indy Mash Supreme featuring actor Bill Chott, an ensemble of teaching artists who work with youth across Los Angeles, and many more local improvisers both emerging and seasoned. Tickets are $13; find out more here.
When: Saturday, Aug. 19 at 8 p.m.
Where: The Ledge Theatre, 1727 North Vermont Ave., #211, L.A., 90027

Sunday, Aug. 20

CicLAvia – Koreatown meets Hollywood (Hollywood & Koreatown): Koreatown meets Hollywood, presented by Metro, welcomes everyone of all ages and abilities to its 47th car-free open streets event connecting Hollywood and Koreatown along Vine St, Melrose Ave, Western Ave, and Wilshire Blvd, for participants to jog, ride, bike, skate, run, walk, skateboard, spectate, play, and enjoy the 5-mile route. Always free, CicLAvia participants just show up anywhere along the route at any time to enjoy the open streets and to take the time to explore two of L.A.'s iconic communities. Get more information here.
When: Sunday, Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Multiple Locations

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